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Corsair has established itself quite nicely into the market of high end cases with their Obsedian series. Immediately compting with brands, that have been manufacturing cases for ages. Due to the high quality build and included features the price level was pretty elevated. Though Corsair is back with a vengeance. Targetting the sub 100 euro market now with it's latest Carbide series cases. It's main rivals probably will be from Coolermaster with it's legendary CM690 series. Or the newer but also insane popular HAF and Storm cases. Again not an easy task for the Corsair development team to design a case that looks slick, yet build of high quality components and including top notch features. Biggest issue is to keep the price at an affordable level. Time to introduce you to the Carbide 400R.
Read more: http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/ar...#ixzz1VbUFlT8K
post #2 of 13
I was a bit skeptical when I saw Corsair entering a lower bracket in the case market, but it seems they've done well! I'm waiting for 500R reviews.
post #3 of 13
Everything corsair touches turns to gold.
 
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That's one really nice looking case. I like it!!!
 
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post
Everything corsair touches turns to gold.
Maybe I should send them a couple tons of wood for them to touch...

Seriously though, they need to make a more affordable full tower that's like 200$. If it supports a 360 radiator and is large enough for a bottom 240, keeps the grommets and has a look similar to the other Obsidian cases, it would be a huge success (at least I would get it...).
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post #6 of 13
Seems like a very good case. Rubbish pics from Madshrimps though.
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post #8 of 13
Great looking case, depending on price, this may be my budget recommendation.
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Everything corsair touches turns to gold.
You mean their AX psus?
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Great looking case, depending on price, this may be my budget recommendation.
Not sure about the US price but the cheapest I found that case in France is 117€ (about $168) which I would hardly call a budget case.

The Lan Cool (Lian Li "discount" brand) Dragon Lord K58 at around 65€ ($93) seems like a much better budget case to me. Corsair products are hugely overpriced in Europe, but maybe that's not the case in the US.
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