• Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
  • Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid
Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid

Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition Quiet Mid Tower Case, Solid

SKU:HARORBQSW
Sale price
HK$ 2,154.00
Regular price
HK$ 3,590.00
Unit price
per 
( 40% off )
Quantity:
Expected Delivery: 21-28 days

Tracked Shipping

Secure Payments

10 Days Return

Tracked Shipping

Secure Payments

10 Days Return

  • Clean, modern design: A more mature, understated design that fits well into any setup
  • Sound-damping side panels: Overall PC noise is reduced, resulting in a quieter rig
  • 3-speed fan controller: Fans can power on overdrive when performance requires it
  • Two 120mm fans included: Sleek fans give builders a head start on cooling their system
  • USB 3.0 compatible: For modern connectivity. Case Material: Steel
  • Easy installation and upgradability: The tool-free side door makes access to the case's interior a breeze

Customer Reviews

Fantastic case for the money Pros:The wiring paths are clean and easy to useThe drive bays are pretty easy and secure screwless (for HDs), with screws for SSDSSolid construction (for a sub $100 case).Very quietFits my Cooler Master Hyper 12 EvoCons Side panel could be a little more solid. The brackets along the PCI slots in the back are pretty flimsy, I bent 2 all the way in half.. luckily my video card takes up 2 spots.With the cons listed, I may be giving the impression that the case has a light/cheap feel, but it does not. Those were the only 2 pieces that I found lacking. The overall construction felt very solid and I at no point felt as if I was about bend some part of it, as I've done before with cheaper cases. 5140mm is a Lie Pros: It's a decent case. It is quiet in my configuration, and it does hold the parts of a computer. There's decent cabling tie-downs in the back, and the bump of the side panel means you can stuff cables back there.Cons: The 140mm fan mounts are a LIE! The top holes are covered by the 5.25" bay cage, and the bottom one is totally inaccessible with the (removable) 3.5" HDD Tray. The front fan mounts themselves require long screws to attach to the front of the case from inside the case. This means you cannot front-mount a radiator, as there's no way to pass the appropriate screws into the pre-tapped holes.Other Thoughts: I couldn't use my 140mm corsair CLC in any of the fan locations, so I needed to purchase a new cooler. I replaced the existing case fans with some different corsair quiet AF edition fans. I removed the fan controller entirely because the quiet fans works fine for my use case. Make sure you have right-angle SATA cables for your storage devices, most straight cables stick out too far for the side-panel to close. If you have airflow issues, removing some of the metal mesh from the front panel holes might help.Specs: Rebuilt an old i5-2500k, 32gb ddr3, 250gb ssd, 1x4gb + 2x2gb HDD, 620w seasonic bronze, gt610, intel nic. It's a simple ESXi host. 4Very nice case for the price point Very nice case for the price point!The case comes in a well protected cardboard box with Styrofoam and plastic wrapping. The case comes with a lot of hardware and actually decent instructions as opposed to other cases I have had. The case overall has very good construction and the removable panels fit back properly. One thing to note is that the side window is actually quite clear and I did not have any blemishes on mine, something people complained about in reviews elsewhere. The fan is nice too. The removable drive bays come out easily and you could actually reuse them if you wanted. The tool-less feature is nice but I think it is not as confident and a little flimsy where the 3.5 inch drives go but they are perpendicular to the front so they should not wiggle much at all. Back to the fans, putting a fan in the front seemed nearly pointless other than I had an extra. The intake is small and airflow from the front may be negligible, but I am not positive. The PSU fan grill is really nice in that it is not a pain to remove for cleaning and the feet of the case are nice, plenty of grip and tall enough for some more air to get under there.This case is good quality. I had only one or two tiny complaints but I would buy again and I recommend. It is a nice understated case with a great window to see the glory inside! Case is at the front in the pictures with two cases. 4A decent case I've been building computers for more than 20 years, and have certain standards for them. This ALMOST makes the grade for being a great case, but there are a few points taken off for some minor things. This review is specific to the 100R - Silent Edition.As a "silent case", it has some drawbacks and some strengths.The strengths:- Contoured sides that reduce vibrations and padding that further reduce them.- Vents at the front and back only (there is a vent on the bottom for the PS).- Excellent airflow (reduction of noise due to air turbulence).The weaknesses:- Drive trays are plastic and have no vibration dampening.- Computer feet are hard plastic (vibrations are passed easily to whatever it sits on).- Cleaning may be an issue (intake vents are on the front and don't filter much).So for a "silent edition" it's not so hot, but a few things work to fix all of that: A vibration dampening kit that includes silicon mounting pegs for drives and fans, rubber feet and Velcro cable ties (which work better than the "zipties" that came with it in reducing noise). I'm adding a Akust PC Anti-vibration Screw Kit 36 PCS and will strip things out to upgrade the vibration dampening. I'm also adding a front card reader panel to supplement the optical drive (Yes, I still use them!).One of the bonuses I found was that the mainboard screw stand-offs were already put in (which was a convenience). The material itself is well machined, and you won't have to worry about slicing off digits. It has a relatively solid feel without being overly heavy. Four bay mounts that can be used for either 2.5" or 3.5" drives seem to be adequate, though them being relatively flimsy plastic is a down-check. They're mounted below the case fan, allowing unobstructed air flow to the hottest components (video card and CPU). The drive bay can be removed if so desired since it's screwed in rather than riveted. That means one might be able to mount a better drive bay or play with the one that came with it.Overall, it's an EXCELLENT "upgradeable" case, but "as is" does need some help to be excellent.If you're a beginner, this is a good case to play with. If you're advanced, you'll probably want to bling it up a bit, and it does bling up nicely. I had previously purchased a case costing more than twice what this does, and it wasn't half as useful (especially if one is looking for something that might be more on the quieter side). Even with the extras I'm adding to the basic case, it comes in at less than what the previous case cost. It being easily "upgradeable" is a big bonus.I'd recommend it to anyone, as long as they understand the limitations and have realistic expectations. If you're into customizing your cases, this is a great case to start with. 4Good for the price This is a $50 ATX case, plain and simple. I needed cheap ATX case with clearance for a large cooler (Hyper 212 Plus - the old one, not the newer Evo) and this one just barely fit. The case is a good blending of quality and cheap. It now houses my home server.The good:-Tool-less drive bays-Lots of holes for routing and managing cables-Bulges on side panels allow for bundling cables behind the mobo tray.-Appearance is good in my opinion-modern and angular, like a little computing obelisk.-A small detail but I really appreciate the plastic feet on the bottom raising the case up a bit for the air intake on the PSU. The included fan filter for that intake is also great.The not-so-good:-Cheap feeling thin side panels and plastic front bezel, not a big surprise given the price.-Front-mounted 120mm fans intake from their sides and there's almost no room for air to flow in to the fans. As a result it compromises their effectiveness. Instead there should either be more intake space or a grill on the front.-Two front mounts for 120/140mm fans are drilled for smaller long fan screws yet only one set of long screws came with the case. Some hard work with normal-sized screws opened up the holes but it was a pain.-No side panel air intakes. This case runs warm for me even with all five 120mm fans installed.I am pleased enough with the case that I don't plan to return it but I think Cooler Master could make a few adjustments that would really turn this case into a true winner. It met my needs for a cheap ATX case that had free same-day delivery. 4A significant flaw Overall, I'm mostly satisfied with the case. Its cable management features are good and it's definitely easy to work with, as both side panels are easy to remove. The front fascia is OK, but it's relatively flimsy plastic may have durability issues in the long run. Trying to remove it with the DVD burner mounted in the chassis is a royal pain as the opening for the 5.25-inch bay is too tight. The clear side panel is very easily scratched. However, one very significant flaw in its design is the mounting of front fans. It has mounts for two 120mm or 140mm fans: one in the void between the upper 5.25-inch bays and the lower drive cage which allows a clear flow into the case, and the other immediately below it that exhausts directly onto the drive cage. The lower one is too obstructed by the drive cage and drives (I have three of the four bays filled) and would require a fan to be operated at a very low speed to avoid excessive noise. However, both front fans are intended to be mounted on the outside of the steel chassis in the space between the chassis and the front fascia. Since the fascia is a solid piece of plastic with no mesh except in its sides (see the photos in the case description), the fans are trying to pull air from a solid plastic surface only a centimeter or so from them. This obviously results in excessive noise and overworking of the fans.I bought two Corsair ML120 Pro LED maglev fans with the intent of running the PC as quietly as possible while still providing ample cooling. I attached one to the CPU cooler radiator and the other to the front in the upper of the two mounts. After powering them up and attaching the fascia to check for fit, I realized right away that the front fan was working too hard and producing too much noise. I then modified the fan to mount it to the inside of the chassis rather than the outside to distance it from the fascia. The 120mm fan barely fit in the gap between the upper and lower drive bays. If I had a 140mm fan, I'd be out of luck. This would be impossible to do for the lower of the two fan mounts if I wanted to install a second front fan, which was my original intent. Therefore, I'll have to forego the second fan.The 120mm fan that came with the case and is mounted in the rear appears to be of sufficient quality and is reasonably quiet. However, I'll get another ML120 fan, or perhaps an ML140 140mm fan, to replace it since the original fan is not lit. The case has a grill on its top for a radiator with two 120mm or 140mm fans if you're into liquid cooling. I'm not, so at this point, I'm thankful that the grill affords more air flow through the case. Overall, it's a "breezy" case with plenty of air, but it needs a decent flow that can only come from a front fan or two.So overall, I'm on the fence about recommending the case. If it had a more efficient means of pulling air through its front, I'd definitely recommend it. However, with its featureless, solid front design, I guess I wouldn't recommend it to others. Too bad, as I heard some good things about the Carbide series. 3Great case, but it does have its quirks! Overall, I really like this case, but there's a few things I'd note for anyone that's going to look to build using it.The power supply bay is on the bottom of the case. This isn't really a huge issue except that my one of my motherboard's power connectors was located at the very top of the motherboard and the cable from the power supply was barely long enough to get around my video card to the connector.The top of the case is mostly mesh where fans can be mounted. Not a huge deal but just something to consider if you're the kind of person that puts things on top of their CPU case when it's in use.There's a mother board post in the bag of screws and the manual that ships with the case doesn't really reference anything about it other than the fact that it's included. Most of the posts are pre-installed in the case; the last one should be screwed into the spot marked "A" for ATX motherboards or "M" for mATA motherboards, I guess they figured anyone building a system would probably just intuit that themselves.The cabling for the various headers - a couple of the cables could've been more clearly marked in terms of which direction (i.e. + vs -) they fit on the board, but looking at some of the other connectors it was fairly easy to figure out in context.The front panel took a little more force than I expected to remove... I was so afraid I was going to break the plastic when pulling off the front facade to install the optical drive. I had trouble putting the facade back on after putting the optical drive in - oddly enough, I had to put the facade on first then slide the optical drive in because there's a little lip on the facade that gets caught on the front face of the optical drive. I think this might be a little bit of an issue if it comes to removing it again, because essentially I have to remove the optical drive first. I guess the only reason I'd really have to remove the facade ever again would be if the optical drive needed replacement or I decided to put a second drive in for some reason, so probably not a huge deal.Finally, I wish the instruction manual gave more info on how they intended to help with cable routing and management. It might have influenced me to make slightly different decisions on order of putting components into the case. For instance, this is the first case I've ever seen where the hard drive mounting trays are designed to have the cables face the opaque side of the case rather than the window panel side. Once I figured it out (I was kinda getting frustrated that the drive trays screws seemed to be aligned backwards before I gave it real thought), I actually think I like it better from a cable management standpoint. However, it does mean that I need to remove both side panels to add drives. Again, not a huge deal, especially since both panels are easily removed with thumbnail screws, it's just a unique design.Love the toolless drive bays, for both the optical drive and the hard drives. You still need to use screws if you're using an SSD, since they're 2.5", but that's tolerable. It's great too that the case has 4 HDD bays. My plan is to eventually put 3 HDDs in RAID 5 for general storage and use an SSD for boot drive and applications. 4Utter Garbage Has only had a few weeks of run time and the power/status led has burned out. That is minor compared to the other issue it has developed where the power button only works about 10% of the time now. Total waste of money and an embarrassment for Corsair. Buy another.brand. 1Small form factor, noise dampening, quality materials. Good cable management, but snug fit. Warm. My system is much quieter now, and my components still stay cool with its dual 120mm fan mounts. The fan mounting options did leave a bit to be desired, but it's definitely workable. Good cable management and room to build despite being a rather small case. Fits ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX as well for future upgrades.I do recommend pairing this with a modular PSU. I have a non-modular and it was a rather snug fit to tuck all the cabling behind the panel, requiring several vecro ties and several rearrangements until the rear side panel would close without bulging. This would have been much easier with the flat style of cabling that comes with modular units.Also be aware this thing doesn't have a lot of space for drives, so if you've got many HDDs, they probably won't fit. For my part I've only got SSDs and a 2.5" drive so it worked out fine, but just something to know.The construction/build quality is quite good. The panels have little flex to them and the whole thing feels nice and sturdy. And no sharp or jagged edges. I didn't need to sacrifice any blood to the IT gods when building it out. :)===============================Update - 6/2/2019I've finally gotten around to replacing this case, and revising this review to 3 stars. The case was definitely silent and good construction as noted above, but it's managing this by basically being choked for airflow. My GPU still ran hot in it, and to get any decent air inside you have to rip out the internal mesh on the front panel. It's not a terrible case, but looking at what's available today (that wasn't when I bought it), I'd recommend another case in the price range.I replaced this with a Thermaltake Versa H18, and it's a great airflow case, and still quiet because the loudest component in my case was the GPU, which is getting a lot more case cooling now, keeping the temps and the fan speed down anyway. 3Simple, yet elegant! This is a no frills, straightforward case. For those looking for presentation, then perhaps looking elsewhere would best. But this case is exactly what I had wanted. A non-window matte black case that is quiet. This is it! I have an older computer from a build years and years ago. I upgraded the HDD to SSD and changed the case to this one. The computer now runs super fast and would give any present day computer a run for their money for simple tasks. I m not a gamer, or require my workstation to do power tasks. The clean look of this case and the spacious interior housed every component very well. And for the reviewers that mentioned this case lacked cable management , This case doesn t have a window, does it really matter? And besides cable management can be like artistry. Some have it and some don t. 5
See All Reviews
Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.
  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.hk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Description
  • Clean, modern design: A more mature, understated design that fits well into any setup
  • Sound-damping side panels: Overall PC noise is reduced, resulting in a quieter rig
  • 3-speed fan controller: Fans can power on overdrive when performance requires it
  • Two 120mm fans included: Sleek fans give builders a head start on cooling their system
  • USB 3.0 compatible: For modern connectivity. Case Material: Steel
  • Easy installation and upgradability: The tool-free side door makes access to the case's interior a breeze
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Fantastic case for the money Pros:The wiring paths are clean and easy to useThe drive bays are pretty easy and secure screwless (for HDs), with screws for SSDSSolid construction (for a sub $100 case).Very quietFits my Cooler Master Hyper 12 EvoCons Side panel could be a little more solid. The brackets along the PCI slots in the back are pretty flimsy, I bent 2 all the way in half.. luckily my video card takes up 2 spots.With the cons listed, I may be giving the impression that the case has a light/cheap feel, but it does not. Those were the only 2 pieces that I found lacking. The overall construction felt very solid and I at no point felt as if I was about bend some part of it, as I've done before with cheaper cases. 5140mm is a Lie Pros: It's a decent case. It is quiet in my configuration, and it does hold the parts of a computer. There's decent cabling tie-downs in the back, and the bump of the side panel means you can stuff cables back there.Cons: The 140mm fan mounts are a LIE! The top holes are covered by the 5.25" bay cage, and the bottom one is totally inaccessible with the (removable) 3.5" HDD Tray. The front fan mounts themselves require long screws to attach to the front of the case from inside the case. This means you cannot front-mount a radiator, as there's no way to pass the appropriate screws into the pre-tapped holes.Other Thoughts: I couldn't use my 140mm corsair CLC in any of the fan locations, so I needed to purchase a new cooler. I replaced the existing case fans with some different corsair quiet AF edition fans. I removed the fan controller entirely because the quiet fans works fine for my use case. Make sure you have right-angle SATA cables for your storage devices, most straight cables stick out too far for the side-panel to close. If you have airflow issues, removing some of the metal mesh from the front panel holes might help.Specs: Rebuilt an old i5-2500k, 32gb ddr3, 250gb ssd, 1x4gb + 2x2gb HDD, 620w seasonic bronze, gt610, intel nic. It's a simple ESXi host. 4Very nice case for the price point Very nice case for the price point!The case comes in a well protected cardboard box with Styrofoam and plastic wrapping. The case comes with a lot of hardware and actually decent instructions as opposed to other cases I have had. The case overall has very good construction and the removable panels fit back properly. One thing to note is that the side window is actually quite clear and I did not have any blemishes on mine, something people complained about in reviews elsewhere. The fan is nice too. The removable drive bays come out easily and you could actually reuse them if you wanted. The tool-less feature is nice but I think it is not as confident and a little flimsy where the 3.5 inch drives go but they are perpendicular to the front so they should not wiggle much at all. Back to the fans, putting a fan in the front seemed nearly pointless other than I had an extra. The intake is small and airflow from the front may be negligible, but I am not positive. The PSU fan grill is really nice in that it is not a pain to remove for cleaning and the feet of the case are nice, plenty of grip and tall enough for some more air to get under there.This case is good quality. I had only one or two tiny complaints but I would buy again and I recommend. It is a nice understated case with a great window to see the glory inside! Case is at the front in the pictures with two cases. 4A decent case I've been building computers for more than 20 years, and have certain standards for them. This ALMOST makes the grade for being a great case, but there are a few points taken off for some minor things. This review is specific to the 100R - Silent Edition.As a "silent case", it has some drawbacks and some strengths.The strengths:- Contoured sides that reduce vibrations and padding that further reduce them.- Vents at the front and back only (there is a vent on the bottom for the PS).- Excellent airflow (reduction of noise due to air turbulence).The weaknesses:- Drive trays are plastic and have no vibration dampening.- Computer feet are hard plastic (vibrations are passed easily to whatever it sits on).- Cleaning may be an issue (intake vents are on the front and don't filter much).So for a "silent edition" it's not so hot, but a few things work to fix all of that: A vibration dampening kit that includes silicon mounting pegs for drives and fans, rubber feet and Velcro cable ties (which work better than the "zipties" that came with it in reducing noise). I'm adding a Akust PC Anti-vibration Screw Kit 36 PCS and will strip things out to upgrade the vibration dampening. I'm also adding a front card reader panel to supplement the optical drive (Yes, I still use them!).One of the bonuses I found was that the mainboard screw stand-offs were already put in (which was a convenience). The material itself is well machined, and you won't have to worry about slicing off digits. It has a relatively solid feel without being overly heavy. Four bay mounts that can be used for either 2.5" or 3.5" drives seem to be adequate, though them being relatively flimsy plastic is a down-check. They're mounted below the case fan, allowing unobstructed air flow to the hottest components (video card and CPU). The drive bay can be removed if so desired since it's screwed in rather than riveted. That means one might be able to mount a better drive bay or play with the one that came with it.Overall, it's an EXCELLENT "upgradeable" case, but "as is" does need some help to be excellent.If you're a beginner, this is a good case to play with. If you're advanced, you'll probably want to bling it up a bit, and it does bling up nicely. I had previously purchased a case costing more than twice what this does, and it wasn't half as useful (especially if one is looking for something that might be more on the quieter side). Even with the extras I'm adding to the basic case, it comes in at less than what the previous case cost. It being easily "upgradeable" is a big bonus.I'd recommend it to anyone, as long as they understand the limitations and have realistic expectations. If you're into customizing your cases, this is a great case to start with. 4Good for the price This is a $50 ATX case, plain and simple. I needed cheap ATX case with clearance for a large cooler (Hyper 212 Plus - the old one, not the newer Evo) and this one just barely fit. The case is a good blending of quality and cheap. It now houses my home server.The good:-Tool-less drive bays-Lots of holes for routing and managing cables-Bulges on side panels allow for bundling cables behind the mobo tray.-Appearance is good in my opinion-modern and angular, like a little computing obelisk.-A small detail but I really appreciate the plastic feet on the bottom raising the case up a bit for the air intake on the PSU. The included fan filter for that intake is also great.The not-so-good:-Cheap feeling thin side panels and plastic front bezel, not a big surprise given the price.-Front-mounted 120mm fans intake from their sides and there's almost no room for air to flow in to the fans. As a result it compromises their effectiveness. Instead there should either be more intake space or a grill on the front.-Two front mounts for 120/140mm fans are drilled for smaller long fan screws yet only one set of long screws came with the case. Some hard work with normal-sized screws opened up the holes but it was a pain.-No side panel air intakes. This case runs warm for me even with all five 120mm fans installed.I am pleased enough with the case that I don't plan to return it but I think Cooler Master could make a few adjustments that would really turn this case into a true winner. It met my needs for a cheap ATX case that had free same-day delivery. 4A significant flaw Overall, I'm mostly satisfied with the case. Its cable management features are good and it's definitely easy to work with, as both side panels are easy to remove. The front fascia is OK, but it's relatively flimsy plastic may have durability issues in the long run. Trying to remove it with the DVD burner mounted in the chassis is a royal pain as the opening for the 5.25-inch bay is too tight. The clear side panel is very easily scratched. However, one very significant flaw in its design is the mounting of front fans. It has mounts for two 120mm or 140mm fans: one in the void between the upper 5.25-inch bays and the lower drive cage which allows a clear flow into the case, and the other immediately below it that exhausts directly onto the drive cage. The lower one is too obstructed by the drive cage and drives (I have three of the four bays filled) and would require a fan to be operated at a very low speed to avoid excessive noise. However, both front fans are intended to be mounted on the outside of the steel chassis in the space between the chassis and the front fascia. Since the fascia is a solid piece of plastic with no mesh except in its sides (see the photos in the case description), the fans are trying to pull air from a solid plastic surface only a centimeter or so from them. This obviously results in excessive noise and overworking of the fans.I bought two Corsair ML120 Pro LED maglev fans with the intent of running the PC as quietly as possible while still providing ample cooling. I attached one to the CPU cooler radiator and the other to the front in the upper of the two mounts. After powering them up and attaching the fascia to check for fit, I realized right away that the front fan was working too hard and producing too much noise. I then modified the fan to mount it to the inside of the chassis rather than the outside to distance it from the fascia. The 120mm fan barely fit in the gap between the upper and lower drive bays. If I had a 140mm fan, I'd be out of luck. This would be impossible to do for the lower of the two fan mounts if I wanted to install a second front fan, which was my original intent. Therefore, I'll have to forego the second fan.The 120mm fan that came with the case and is mounted in the rear appears to be of sufficient quality and is reasonably quiet. However, I'll get another ML120 fan, or perhaps an ML140 140mm fan, to replace it since the original fan is not lit. The case has a grill on its top for a radiator with two 120mm or 140mm fans if you're into liquid cooling. I'm not, so at this point, I'm thankful that the grill affords more air flow through the case. Overall, it's a "breezy" case with plenty of air, but it needs a decent flow that can only come from a front fan or two.So overall, I'm on the fence about recommending the case. If it had a more efficient means of pulling air through its front, I'd definitely recommend it. However, with its featureless, solid front design, I guess I wouldn't recommend it to others. Too bad, as I heard some good things about the Carbide series. 3Great case, but it does have its quirks! Overall, I really like this case, but there's a few things I'd note for anyone that's going to look to build using it.The power supply bay is on the bottom of the case. This isn't really a huge issue except that my one of my motherboard's power connectors was located at the very top of the motherboard and the cable from the power supply was barely long enough to get around my video card to the connector.The top of the case is mostly mesh where fans can be mounted. Not a huge deal but just something to consider if you're the kind of person that puts things on top of their CPU case when it's in use.There's a mother board post in the bag of screws and the manual that ships with the case doesn't really reference anything about it other than the fact that it's included. Most of the posts are pre-installed in the case; the last one should be screwed into the spot marked "A" for ATX motherboards or "M" for mATA motherboards, I guess they figured anyone building a system would probably just intuit that themselves.The cabling for the various headers - a couple of the cables could've been more clearly marked in terms of which direction (i.e. + vs -) they fit on the board, but looking at some of the other connectors it was fairly easy to figure out in context.The front panel took a little more force than I expected to remove... I was so afraid I was going to break the plastic when pulling off the front facade to install the optical drive. I had trouble putting the facade back on after putting the optical drive in - oddly enough, I had to put the facade on first then slide the optical drive in because there's a little lip on the facade that gets caught on the front face of the optical drive. I think this might be a little bit of an issue if it comes to removing it again, because essentially I have to remove the optical drive first. I guess the only reason I'd really have to remove the facade ever again would be if the optical drive needed replacement or I decided to put a second drive in for some reason, so probably not a huge deal.Finally, I wish the instruction manual gave more info on how they intended to help with cable routing and management. It might have influenced me to make slightly different decisions on order of putting components into the case. For instance, this is the first case I've ever seen where the hard drive mounting trays are designed to have the cables face the opaque side of the case rather than the window panel side. Once I figured it out (I was kinda getting frustrated that the drive trays screws seemed to be aligned backwards before I gave it real thought), I actually think I like it better from a cable management standpoint. However, it does mean that I need to remove both side panels to add drives. Again, not a huge deal, especially since both panels are easily removed with thumbnail screws, it's just a unique design.Love the toolless drive bays, for both the optical drive and the hard drives. You still need to use screws if you're using an SSD, since they're 2.5", but that's tolerable. It's great too that the case has 4 HDD bays. My plan is to eventually put 3 HDDs in RAID 5 for general storage and use an SSD for boot drive and applications. 4Utter Garbage Has only had a few weeks of run time and the power/status led has burned out. That is minor compared to the other issue it has developed where the power button only works about 10% of the time now. Total waste of money and an embarrassment for Corsair. Buy another.brand. 1Small form factor, noise dampening, quality materials. Good cable management, but snug fit. Warm. My system is much quieter now, and my components still stay cool with its dual 120mm fan mounts. The fan mounting options did leave a bit to be desired, but it's definitely workable. Good cable management and room to build despite being a rather small case. Fits ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX as well for future upgrades.I do recommend pairing this with a modular PSU. I have a non-modular and it was a rather snug fit to tuck all the cabling behind the panel, requiring several vecro ties and several rearrangements until the rear side panel would close without bulging. This would have been much easier with the flat style of cabling that comes with modular units.Also be aware this thing doesn't have a lot of space for drives, so if you've got many HDDs, they probably won't fit. For my part I've only got SSDs and a 2.5" drive so it worked out fine, but just something to know.The construction/build quality is quite good. The panels have little flex to them and the whole thing feels nice and sturdy. And no sharp or jagged edges. I didn't need to sacrifice any blood to the IT gods when building it out. :)===============================Update - 6/2/2019I've finally gotten around to replacing this case, and revising this review to 3 stars. The case was definitely silent and good construction as noted above, but it's managing this by basically being choked for airflow. My GPU still ran hot in it, and to get any decent air inside you have to rip out the internal mesh on the front panel. It's not a terrible case, but looking at what's available today (that wasn't when I bought it), I'd recommend another case in the price range.I replaced this with a Thermaltake Versa H18, and it's a great airflow case, and still quiet because the loudest component in my case was the GPU, which is getting a lot more case cooling now, keeping the temps and the fan speed down anyway. 3Simple, yet elegant! This is a no frills, straightforward case. For those looking for presentation, then perhaps looking elsewhere would best. But this case is exactly what I had wanted. A non-window matte black case that is quiet. This is it! I have an older computer from a build years and years ago. I upgraded the HDD to SSD and changed the case to this one. The computer now runs super fast and would give any present day computer a run for their money for simple tasks. I m not a gamer, or require my workstation to do power tasks. The clean look of this case and the spacious interior housed every component very well. And for the reviewers that mentioned this case lacked cable management , This case doesn t have a window, does it really matter? And besides cable management can be like artistry. Some have it and some don t. 5
See All Reviews
Return And Refund Policy
  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Delivery Policy
Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

Recently Viewed

BACK TO TOP