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Item#: N82E16811139018
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case
  • Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0, Audio Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
  • $69.99
  • $49.99
  • Save: $20.00 (29%)
  • $39.99 after $10.00 rebate card
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5 out of 5 eggs Probably the best case at this price 12/07/2012

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros:

-Cable management for cheap
-Decent room (but still a little tight) on the side for unused cables with non-modular power supplies
-Black interior
-The tooless mounting is one of the better designs I've seen
-Can easily fit the 120mm or 240mm radiator on top for watercooling
-Rubber feet to reduce vibration to desk and any sliding around
-Dust filter for both the honeycomb intake at the front and the PSU intake underneath (PSU filter can easily be removed without opening the case)
-USB 3.0 on the front. The cable reached the motherboard no problem
-White power/reset buttons go nicely with a white and black theme
-Four 2.5 HDD slot; nice if you want to do a SSD RAID
-Fairly wide, so should fit most aftermarket CPU coolers
-The lack of a tall HDD bay means you could fit pretty much any GPU in there
-Motherboard risers come pre-installed
-Fans are pretty quiet
-Side slots for fans will align nicely with a GPU or CPU if wish you push air onto them.
-Can mount an additional 120mm fan to the front if you desire

Cons:

-The HDD cage is far less open on the right than the left. This doesn't make much sense to me and it makes it harder to push air over the hard drives if you mount a fan fan there*
-Cable holes aren't rubberized, but they're not sharp so it's not a big deal.
-There is some spacing between the motherboard and the top of the case in the event that you put a radiator there, but I would still prefer another half an inch or so.
-While the case feet are nice, they are very short. This means no sitting the case on anything except hard surfaces if you want the power supply to get any breathing. If you have to put the case on carpet, I would mount the PSU upside down and use air from inside the case.
-USB3.0 connector seemed a little loose when plugging it into the motherboard. Probably not Corsairs fault as I'm sure that's a USB standard.
-Did not have a riser or spot for the bottom right screw of my microATX motherboard. Not that big of a deal but sort of weird how they missed that considering how much attention was given to the motherboard mounting.

Other Thoughts:

*I moved the 120mm in front down to the HDD bay. It works fine but like I said, you need to turn up the fan a bit of you want any air getting pushed through there. Ideally you would add an additional fan yourself so you can keep your case pressure positive AND your hard drives cool. I will be doing this soon.

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