Along with the Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA, the company announced the Corsair Carbide 400Q and Carbide 400C. Both chassis offer a much more traditional design aimed at offering better channeling of air, hold even more powerful cooling systems where water becomes more prominent, and all soundproofed for a better way to forget that we have a high performance team on our side.
Both cases are essentially the same, the only difference being that the Carbide 400Q looks like all side panels, front and top are lined with a special material to absorb noise while Carbide 400C loses the soundproofing on the side panel and left to join an acrylic window that let you see the belly of the beast.
Both chassis allow the installation of ATX motherboards, multiple graphics cards without worrying length, includes two pre-installed fans: 2xCorsair AF140L 140 mm in the front to get fresh air and a Corsair AF120L with 120 mm at the rear to expel heat. We have anti-dust filters, room for a 360 mm radiator in front, one 240mm top and one 120mm rear, we see the absence of any 5.25 “bay and known information that will be completed by next month (February) at a price of $99.99.
Carbide 400C and Carbide 400Q Specifications
- Clean, modern lines with an all-steel exterior: Get rid of those plastic cases – the 400C and 400Q have full steel front and top panels for extra durability and stunning looks.
- Compact design, full size capabilities: Despite the 400C and 400Q’s compact dimensions, they can house a full ATX motherboard and multiple GPUs.
- Direct Airflow Path: One way to reduce noise is to make sure fans don’t work harder than they have to. By removing the drive cages behind the intake fans, the 400C and 400Q provide a more efficient direct airflow path to the hottest components, the CPU and GPU.
- Liquid cooling capable: With room for up to a 360mm radiator in front, a 240mm radiator on top, and a 120mm radiator in rear, the 400C and 400Q can mount a wide range of Corsair Hydro-series liquid coolers.
- Two AF series fans: Corsair-exclusive AF120L and AF140L fans efficiently draw ample cool air directly to components without the turbulence that can cause fan hum.
- Easy to Build: Tool-free drive installation, side panel access, and tons of cable routing options and tie downs means less time spent building a PC and more time using it.
- PSU and 3.5″ Bay Cover: It’s easy to tidy the inside of the case by placing cables and drives behind two modular, clean, and refined PSU and 3.5″ bay covers.
- Easy to Clean: Easily access dust filters on front, top, and bottom mean it’ll never take more than a minute getting dust out of the system.
Carbide 400Q Only
- Silenced panels for quiet operation: Sound damping material placed on the front panel, side panels, and top panel reduces component noise.
Carbide 400C Only
- Hinged and latched full side-panel window: Components are easily accessible and when closed, every part of the build is visible through the full side-panel window.