Back in “the day”, as an under-appreciated phone jockey at a local call center, money was pretty tight and I really could have used a chassis like the newly announced Corsair Carbide 100R. This little wonder has the look and features of a higher-priced Corsair enclosure, but at a price tag that even the tightest of tightwads will approve of.
There’s tool-free drive mounting, USB 3.0 front panel connectivity, an included 120mm rear exhaust fan (which can be swapped out for a 120mm all-in-one liquid cooler), room for up to two 120mm or 140mm fans on the front, space for another pair of 120mm fans on the top, and room for up to four 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives.
Motherboard support starts at ATX and ends all the way down the line with mini-ITX, and there’s also the choice of either the $49 standard version with a vented top and windowed side panel or the $59 silent version with solid panels all around and sound absorbing material added for good measure.
Availability is listed as the second quarter of this year.