Corsair's new Carbide Series 400R and 500R computer cases share DNA with the company's Obsidian and Graphite Series and "have been designed for PC gamers with the same builder-friendly philosophy," but one thing these newcomers don't have in common is the price. The 500R will ship for $129, and the 400R slips just under the century mark with a $99 price tag, making them affordable alternatives to higher end cases that creep past the $200 mark.
Both cases take cooling seriously and provide enough room to accommodate 240mm dual radiators, which just so happens to be compatible with Corsair's Hydro Series H100 liquid CPU cooler and modular cooling systems. The 400R comes with three fans and features a total of four 120mm fan mounts and six 120mm/140mm mounts for those who want to create a wind storm, while the 500R kicks it up a notch with a 200mm side-mounted fan for extra GPU cooling and mulit-channel fan controller.
The 400R can fit full-length GPUs up to 316mm in length, and the 500R can accept extra-long graphics cards measuring up to 452mm in length by removing one of the two hard drive cages. Both cases sport native 2.5-inch SSD support, two USB 3.0 ports on the front panel (with internal connection), FireWire, headphone/mic, eight PCI-Express slots, painted interior, and cable management cutouts.