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Old 04-01-16, 12:57 PM
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Corsair 400C Compact ATX Case Review



Let's have a look at Corsair's new 400C Compact ATX Chassis. Wait.... no drive bays?


Corsair 400C Compact ATX Case Review

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Old 04-01-16, 01:03 PM
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Nice. Now make it in white and I can happily retire my 500R.
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Old 04-01-16, 01:05 PM
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So Corsair has finally made a case without ODD driver bays but on the Carbide first i thought they would have done it on the Obsidian first, TBH only has taken them two years to catch up to the likes of NZXT & Fractal.

Yes i'm not that much of a Corsair fan boy anymore.
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Old 04-01-16, 01:43 PM
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Just finished watching the review and to me this case just seems to say lets send out a case because we need something new and gives the impression of Corsair going backwards, really got me scratching my head on this one
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Old 04-01-16, 01:49 PM
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Wonder if they'll release a version of this in the 780T style considering this is really just the 760T shrunk down, Style wise anyway
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Old 04-01-16, 01:55 PM
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Reminds me of my NZXT S340, However having room for a 360 rad in the front is a great bonus. Could prove to be an interesting case to play with.
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That power supply cover though....
"Oooohh we want to be corsairy and innovative so let's make it a sliding one... Of course a bad implementation.
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Old 04-01-16, 02:24 PM
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Some people don't need 5.25" bays and I get that. But I hate cases without 5.25" bays. I still use DVD's from time to time and I like having a sleek looking 5.25" fan controller.
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Old 04-01-16, 02:38 PM
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Would you put a £500 graphics card in an £80 case though? my smaller 960 would line up much better with those power cover holes but your point is correct.
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Old 04-01-16, 10:25 PM
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Just finished watching the review and to me this case just seems to say lets send out a case because we need something new and gives the impression of Corsair going backwards, really got me scratching my head on this one
You are putting it nicely. This is not exactly a budget case, like a Haf 922 or something. Those clips on the front are God awful. You have a removable dust filter behind it, and designed to have a rad placed on the front. You have to open both sides of the case just to get the cover off to clean the dust filter. This makes no sense to me what ever. They could have just used a peg system or magnets and it would have worked heaps better than this. In my eyes, Fractal walks all over this at a lower price point. Don't get me wrong, I love my 900D, but this is monstrosity compared to past cases. Someone just phoned in the design when they thought this one up.

Corsair cases have a history of innovation. The window is pretty, and I like the door. anything else good stops there. This just seams like a quick cash grab to try and compete with the Fractal Define S in a slightly smaller footprint.
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