When I first started this article, I mentioned that features should be what you pay for, not quality. The Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition fits that bill. While there are certainly more expensive cases out there, the 100R Silent Edition matches them in quality, which is great news for those of us that need to work within a budget. The Carbide 100R Silent Edition retails for only $59.99, giving us a quality case at a budget friendly price!
While Corsair didn’t skimp on the quality of the build with the Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition, they did have to trim some corners to keep the price down. None of it is really anything to worry about though, it’s simple things like no grommets on the wiring cutouts and a little bit lighter gauge steel than some more expensive cases. Though the Carbide 100R still has a pretty solid feel to it. I’m sure it’s no small feat trying to keep the quality and features up, all while maintaining a $59.99 price tag.
The only issue that I ran into with the Carbide 100R Silent Edition is the dent in the first side panel. While that is a little bit of an issues, there are a couple of options. First you could likely contact Corsair and they would take care of you. The Carbide 100R Silent Edition is covered by a two year warranty which covers issues with materials and manufacturing defects. The other option, at least in this particular case is to swaps side panels if only one side will be visible.
Looking at the Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition as a $59.99 chassis, Corsair absolutely hit the nail on the head with the Carbide 100R Silent Edition. Truth being told, I’ve seen more expensive cases with less to offer, and considerably less quality in some of them!
Legit Bottom Line: The Corsair Carbide 100R Silent Edition is a great quality case that isn’t going to break the bank. If you’re in the market for a quiet case the Carbide 100R Silent Edition should be at the top of your list.