Corsair 400R Boxshot

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower PC Chassis Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specifications
  3. External Impressions Part 1
  4. External Impressions Part 2
  5. Internal Impressions Part 1
  6. Internal Impressions Part 2
  7. Installation Experience and Conclusion

The 400R’s insides are also not really different from the 500R. Corsair has maintained a very good and useful recessed L-shaped section for easier cable routing from behind. All the motherboard standoff required to mount an ATX form factor board is pre-installed brass standoffs.

There are 4x 5.25″ bays which is secured by a tool-less clip from the left side panel and from the other side it simply clips on the hardware. There are 6x 3.5″ HDD trays with the ability t o install 2.5″drives on them- that requires 4 sets of screws. You cannot tilt/remove the HDD bay unlike in 500R or remove a part of it to install larger cards. The part is that it’s with 90-degree tilt and all the cables stay hidden on the other side. There’s a generous amount of space surrounding the motherboard plate, making it VERY easier to route cables and install any add-ons on the system. There’s about 12 inches of space from the PCI slots to the HDD bay, something that most of them are implementing in cases that you get for some time. 4 grommets for cable management+ a hole above the PSU section for re-routing cables There’s a rectangular cut-out for accessing CPU cooler backplate from the other side of the case and a cut-out to route the EPS power cable. There’s a rubber standoff for the power supply on the base and well as a section to install 140/120mm fan, should you wish to do so.

Looking at the screws on the top panel, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the top panel can be removed by unscrewing from 3 sides: left right and front. The L-shaped Recessed area gives a breathing space 2.5 centimeters, but it’s the same as the 500R so I don’t see why it wouldn’t be adequate. That hole on the motherboard plate is present where the plate is recessed so it gives an “angle” to drag down the cables and keep them well within the recessed area. There’s a small space between the 5.25″ BAY and the motherboard panel, mostly will be useful to route the fan cables through.

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  1. excellent review sir. 400r is still the best case unfortunately the price has increased significantly since then

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