Corsair's Carbide Cases, Vengeance RAM, SSD

Tom's Hardware Germany shared these photos and specs of two new cases from Corsair that are slated for July.

Carbide 400R

·      All-black case

·      removable drive bays for 6 x 2.5“ or 3.5“ drives

·      6 x 5.25“ drive bays

·      up to 10 Fans (6 x 120 or 140 mm,  plus 4x 120), with dual already pre-installed 120 mm at roof of case

·      Native USB 3.0 ports on front panel (no pass-through cable that loops around the back), along with Audio, FireWire and a switch for case lights

·      Load-bearing handle on the top to carry the case around

·      Eight expansion slot positions

·      Has "popped out" side-panels on both sides; these recesses allow cables to be snaked behind the motherboard tray and install very large coolers

·      MSRP: $99 USD

Carbide 500R

·      Similar to 400R, but instead:

·      2 x 120 mm fans in front, 1 x 120 mm fan at rear and 1 x 200mm fan on side panel included

·      Also, case has black/white or white/grey color scheme, no carrying handle

·      MSRP: $129 USD


·      SandForce SF-2281 controller, SATA 6Gb/s

·      Capacities of 120 and 240, with 60 OR 90 following later (to be decided)

·      Uses synchronous NAND, which improves performance with incompressible data (according to Corsair)

·      Performance according to spec sheet:

o   120 GB version: 555 MB/s sequential read / 515 MB/s sequential write; 85k IOPS (4k aligned)

o   240 GB version 555 MB/s sequential read / 525 MB/s sequential write; 85k IOPS (4k aligned)

·      Pricing tbd, availability "later in June"

Vengeance RAM

·      now available as low profile and low power versions (white = low power, 1.35V)

·      Pricing tbd, availability "later in June"

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