The Corsair Carbide 88R conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX.
It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 448mm x 198mm x 378mm.
|Form Factor||Micro-ATX||Maximum CPU Cooler Size||150mm|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Front Fans||2|
|Material||Steel||Front Fans Size||120mm|
|Expansion Slots||4||Top Fans Size||120mm|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||1||Rear Fans||1|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||2||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|2.5" Drive Bays||2||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Tool-less Rails||yes||Front USB 2.0 Slots||1|
|Length||448mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||1|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||383mm|
The Corsair Carbide 88R has a the Micro-ATX form factor. Micro-ATX is a smaller version of the ATX standard which is designed to make your case and the system therein lightweight and portable. Using the Micro-ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 448mm x 198mm x 378mm.
The Corsair Carbide 88R has four expansion slots, so there is some room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has one 5.25" drive bays, which is enough room for an optical drive but little else, and with just one 3.5" drive bay, there is basically no room at all for expansion. With two 2.5" bays, however, there is enough room for a laptop-sized HDD or solid-state drive. Installation of hard drives into these drive bays is made all the more easier by screwless rails that allow tool-less mounting.
Made primarily of Steel, the Corsair Carbide 88R is built to be strong and well-ventilated. Steel cases are generally fairly cheap and sturdy, but also tend to be quite heavy. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.