Corsair Carbide Series 200R Mid Tower Review

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The trade of aeronautical engineering is a tricky one that requires careful planning. The balance between the design's power and cost is extremely important. Engineers also need to ensure that all the bugs are worked out of the designs. A small bug can cost millions of dollars to retool and replace parts. Take the example of the F-22 Raptor, it was designed to be the most powerful jet fighter in the world. The design cost billions of dollars to perfect and, even with all the money spent on research and development, it still had problems when it was put into action. There were several cases reported of pilots experiencing hypoxia, due to a problem with the oxygen system.

Corsair 200R Mid Tower


It would seem that the engineering involved in computer case design has gone through a phase where the level of thought and planning has increased dramatically. The trend in new chassis is to go back to very simple, but functional, designs. Corsair’s Carbide Series is definitely one of the designs that are going back to simpler times. In general the design of the Corsair 200R is all about functionality and is not about being flashy. The front panel of the case has clean lines to go with the black coloring. This mid tower case should be able to fit in any typical environment.

Corsair 200R Mid Tower


The Corsair Carbide Series 200R Mid Tower computer case is targeted at the budget market. Many of the features are designed to provide a simple installation, while maintaining the expected performance level. The Corsair 200R includes two 120mm fans for cooling the system, along with five additional 120mm/140mm fan mounts and one additional 120mm mount. The 200R has three 5.25” drive bays, coupled with four 2.5” and four 3.5” hard drive bays. All of these are tool less, including the 2.5” drive bays. Drives install simply by sliding them into the tracks. The front panel includes connections for two USB 3.0 ports, one microphone jack, and one headphone jack. Dust filters are also present on the intake areas of the chassis.