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Corsair Carbide 88R budget case aims at the Micro-ATX market

Posted on Thursday, October 29 2015 @ 14:13:22 CET by


Corsair rolled out a new Micro-ATX budget case, the Carbide 88R with a $49.99 price tag. This compact tower case measures 440mm x 198mm x 378mm and weighs a mere 3.65kg. The chassis is made from steel but features a brushed aluminium-like front to give the case a more high-end look.

The interior fits a Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX motherboard, one 5.25" drive bay, two 3.5" HDDs, two 2.5" SSDs, four PCI expansion slots, video cards with a maximum length of 383mm, a PSU with a maximum length of 160mm an a CPU with a maximum height of 160mm. Cooling is provided by up to five 120mm fans and there's space for one 120/240mm front radiator and a 120mm rear radiator.

The case has a large side window and features an all-black interior, it has dedicated cut-outs for cable management and features the usual tool-free installation. A front I/O panel with one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port and HD audio connectors rounds out the feature set.

Overall it looks like a pretty nice compact case for its price class.

Carbide 88R Corsair

Carbide 88R Corsair

Technical specifications:
  • Front support for 240mm radiators: Upgrade your CPU or GPU to liquid cooling with support for a 240mm front radiator
  • USB 3.0 Compatible: USB 3.0 front panel port for modern high-speed peripherals
  • SSD Support: Built-in mounts for high-performance 2.5" SSD drives
  • Direct Airflow to Top GPU: Direct airflow gives your GPU added cooling for intense gaming sessions
  • Up To Five Fan Mounts and One Included 120mm Fan: A 120mm fan gets your cooling off the ground, and extra mounts provide added expandability
  • Tool-free 3.5" and 5.25" Drive Installation: Builds are made easier with tool-free drive installation
  • Thumbscrew Side Panels: No tools are needed to easily access the inside of your case
  • Flush-Mounted Side Panel Window: The side panel window showcases your PC's components
  • Cable Routing Channels and Holes: Builds are further simplified and aesthetics improved with easy cable organization
  • Modern Internal Layout: The interior makes building your dream PC easier and improves overall performance




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