Corsair Carbide Series 100R Mid-Tower Case, Silent Edition, Black

MX56951 Carbide Series 100R Mid-Tower Case,  Silent Edition, Black
MX56951 Carbide Series 100R Mid-Tower Case,  Silent Edition, Black MX56951 Carbide Series 100R Mid-Tower Case,  Silent Edition, Black MX56951 Carbide Series 100R Mid-Tower Case,  Silent Edition, Black MX56951 Carbide Series 100R Mid-Tower Case,  Silent Edition, Black

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Average Rating: 2.3 / 5 With 4 Customer Reviews

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Sunday, July 05, 2020
By: Bert
From: Calgary

Computer enthusiast

Strengths:

Light, straight forward computer case. Looks fine from the outside. Has front and rear fans even though they are only 3 pins.

Weaknesses:

The supplied fans are 3 pin connectors while everything these days (my older motherboards) is 4 pins. As such, you could use the supplied fan control bit, which is all 3 pin connectors (it would accept 4 pins, the 4th pin has no connection) and a sata power connector. That said, the cables for the supplied fan control system are directly above the rear system fan. Why not use use PWM (4 pin) fans? The rubber feet are more like plastic feet, and because of that, and the case's light weight, it can slide a desk quite easily. The toolless drive bays are plastic that you bend open (it is supposed to work this way) and then you insert your 3.5 HDD and let the plastic spring back. I would prefer to use screws and tools myself. I realize this is my preference.

Additional Comments:

It is a basic computer case that left me disappointed.
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
By: Steve
From: Calgary, AB

Outdated TRS Connections

Strengths:

Good structural case. Not flashy/low profile black (good in case you have kids who like flashy lights).

Weaknesses:

Front 2 jack connections are outdated TRS instead of TRRS. Seriously Corsair? Are we still living in the 1990’s?? Ridiculous! Can’t even plug my headset with mic in without an ancient adapter. Now I have to go buy a TRRS female - x2 male TRS adapter. Not happy.

Additional Comments:

Good structural design, horrible connection ports.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
By: Leo
From: Richmond

Expecting more for the price

Strengths:

Small physical profile solid side and top panels for simple air flow and noise damping Light weight for moving Simple black looking

Weaknesses:

Fan control is not practical, PWM fans should be supplied instead Side panels are inferior, difficult to fully slide back Only two USB ports are provided Cable management is not as easy as bigger cases Thin metal sheet doesn't help on the noise reduction

Additional Comments:

If you do your research, you should already know the pros and cons of this case before buying. It is not a bad choice for an intermediate setup, but I expect more for the price.
Monday, October 12, 2015
By: Mike
From: Edmonton

"Silent" edition is a big stretch.

Strengths:

Small for a mid tower and not flashy (strengths for me, maybe not for you) Has a routing panel for cable management. Physical toggle for fan speeds (3 settings). Not many openings which will reduce dust build up. Can fit 3 fans (2 front, 1 back). It only advertised 1 front, 1 back when I bought it so that was a nice surprise.

Weaknesses:

This thing is NOT silent. Not even with fans on lowest setting.Very disappointing. Very little room between cable routing panel and side panel, really struggled to get the panel back on and the cables are definitely all jammed up in there. Was missing a fan screw and did not include much in the way of accessories. Was not square at first and would rock on 2 of the feet, but that went away after building.

Additional Comments:

Not a terrible case, just average. However, I'm seriously disappointed with how much noise escapes considering it's branded as silent . It's honestly just as noisy with the panels off as with them on so the sound dampening lining isn't doing anything. It is an inexpensive case so I felt bad giving it 2 stars, but don't brand it as "silent" when it's not. I should have got the regular edition which has a side window and more fan capacity for cheaper and definitely the same amount of noise.
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