To test the thermal performance of the Corsair Carbide 100R we loaded our test system for 15 minutes using Prime95 and Furmark and recorded the maximum temperatures reached using CPUID Hardware Monitor with the case fans set to maximum. We then restarted the system and left it for 15 minutes before recording idle temperatures.
Room temperature was maintained at 20 degrees C for the duration of our tests.
The cooling performance of this case is decent, even though there are only two fans installed as standard. Unfortunately, there is limited potential to improve the cooling in this case due to the lack of further fan vents.