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Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower
  • Two USB 3.0 connectors
  • One Firewire connector
  • 3.5” headphone and microphone connector Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 4 External 5
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  • newegg Superior Cooling Performance Airflow is a breeze with the Carbide Series. Two front-panel intake fans, one rear exhaust fan, and one 200mm side fan are included, and there are a total of ten mounting points (four 120mm, six 120mm/140mm).
  • newegg Built for Builders High-performance gaming systems need lots of room to work with. With eight expansion slots and up to 452mm in length, and by removing one of the two hard drive cages (316mm if the cage in place), the Carbide 500R has room for triple-GPU installations for high end system set ups.
  • newegg Future-ready Support for USB 3.0 and 2.5" SSDs is built-in. Two USB 3.0 connectors are provided on the front panel and connect directly to motherboards with compatible USB 3.0 headers. Integrated SSD support lets you install 2.5" solid-state drives in any of the hard drive bays, without having to deal with adapters.
  • newegg Multi-channel Fan Controller The multi-channel fan controller allows you to control speed of the fans to regulate the internal temperature and noise level.
  • newegg Easy Access Thumb screws on the side panels, removable hard drive cages, tool-free drive installation and easy-access backplate cutout mean that you’ll spend less quality time with your screwdriver. The integrated dust filters can be quickly removed for easy maintenance.
  • newegg Looking good, Inside and Out. The beauty on the inside goes beyond the black-painted interior. Corsair’s innovative cable management system provides a straightforward way to route cables behind the motherboard, not across it where it can interfere with airflow and give your system a cluttered look. And since looks are an important part of any build, you’ll appreciate the ability to turn the front panel fan white LEDs on or off with the push of a button.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Noel K.
  • 11/22/2014 5:43:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCorsair Carbide 500R Case

Pros: Excellent fit and finish to case. Steel housing is solid and quite adequate with a great dark grey finish. Cooling is the best I've ever seen. I mounted a 270 mm water cooler for my CPU at the top of the case and 120 mm water cooler for my video card at the back. The front of the case has two 120 mm Corsair fans and a huge 200 mm side fan provided by Corsair and they are quiet. These fans also have controller on the case that works fine. The case has two USB 3.0 connectors and an adapter for USB 2.0 if your motherboard doesn't support 3.0. All and all, a great case even at the OEM's recommended price of about $130.

Cons: Almost none. The included 3.5 / 2.5 inch drive holders are kind of flimsy, but they do the job nevertheless. Corsair does not include enough special fan mounting screws, although regular fan mounting screws will work with the rubber grommets at all the fan mounting locations.

Other Thoughts: Rubber grommets are provided for all the fan mounting locations. This is exceptional quality and helps reduce fan noise. Case is listed as a full tower but its generally just a few inches taller than my mid-tower case. I appreciated the sales price and quick shipping by Newegg.

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  • Donald E.
  • 11/22/2014 8:45:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: -huge case for a mid tower
-enough space for everything
-looks great
-room for water cooling

Cons: -a lot of screws and just about no instructions as to which screws go with which socket
-fan control switch doesn't seem to do anything

Other Thoughts: overall, I've had this case for almost a year and a half and it still works great. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 was for the lack of instructions.

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  • Mark R.
  • 11/20/2014 11:55:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case!

Pros: This is a great case. Lots of room, easy to run the wires behind the motherboard, super quiet fans.

Cons: Fan LED switch doesn't seem to work, but thats no big deal really. It runs faster with the lights on, right?

Other Thoughts: It would be nice if wires were labeled better, but not that big of a deal.

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  • Chad F.
  • 11/18/2014 3:07:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeautiful Case!

Pros: Beautiful case with plenty of space! Used this case as part of my new gaming pc. Cord management was great and the tool free parts were amazing! Side and front fans look great with the white LED.

Cons: Only issue I had with the case was a faulty screw on the bottom where the PSU is supposed to go. There was one screw that stuck up just enough to keep my PSU from fitting into the designated spot. I took a hammer to the screw to flatten it a bit and things fit into place.

Other Thoughts: Ran into a bit of trouble trying to identify where the cords ran to. Could use better labeling to identify which cord belongs to which part (Front Fans, Power Button, etc.).

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  • Frank M.
  • 11/16/2014 1:22:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very roomy, much bigger the the Rosewill Challenger I replaced. The cable storage makes the inside very clean, the fans are quiet, and the white LEDs although bright are not annoying. System temps went down 10 degrees C from the Rosewill. Love this case.

Cons: My H100i would not fit inside the case without mods even though it said it would. Not going to take an egg off, but it negates the ability to push/pull from the top with a radiator. Had to mount radiator internal and fans external int he grill covered tray. No big deal, likely due to my mobo/RAM combo.

Other Thoughts: Using the ASUS Savertooth II with GSkill RAM with heatsinks. about a quarter inch less heat sink and the radiator would have fit.

Free shipping got to me in two days!

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  • Paul B.
  • 10/8/2014 9:57:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Case.

Pros: Pretty good case, well constructed. Spacious and allows for good cable management. Fit my two closed-loop water coolers with no real headaches.

Cons: The thumbscrews on this thing are not threaded properly or something, they are just a pain. They have phillips heads on them thankfully, so this is a non-issue, just a minor headache.

Also, the mini fan-controller built into the case uses slightly different plugs than normal fans, so you have to use the stock fans on the case, or purchase a fan controller if you are going to have more than your motherboard covers alone.

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  • John I.
  • 9/6/2014 7:24:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsInside a Vacumn Cleaner Bag

Pros: Has the four external 5.25" bays that I was looking for.

Cons: -Holes, holes, holes, everywhere. If you want only filtered air entering you computer, stay away from this monster.
-Mounting of rear 120 mm fan on case indented standoffs is totally moronic. Never seen this before. Warm air will just circle from out of rear of case to back in.
-Needs special right angled SATA cables because there is no room for straight out cables between the hard drive and the left case cover. Corsair should have supplied right angled (both ends) SATA cables with this case, or corrected the problem in some other way.
-Bottom filter slides into case indents that have fairly large holes to the outside of the case. How dumb is that? Filter but don't filter.
-Front fans have large holes intentionally put into the fan mounting plate that allows air on the HDD side of the fans to circulate back into the front of the fans thereby not bringing in cool, outside of the case, air. This is further aggravated by a front fan filter that is short on holes and large on air blockage. (Most filters are about 50% holes and 50% blockage, this filter is about 10% holes and 90% blockage. Never seen an air filter so poorly designed as this one.)
-All ten thumbscrew holes are poorly tapped. When screwing in these thumbscrews, including the four used to retain the side covers, it feels like you are cross threading.
-Corsair does not supply a single 3.5" cutout panel for the blank 5.25" front slots. You have got to be kidding. Even the lowest priced cases provide one of these panels. On top of that, their front 5.25" panels are a weird size so it will be hard to find a substitute if you need one of these panels.
-No filter is provided for the side panel 200 mm fan. Talk about your computer becoming a vacuum cleaner bag. Are you kidding?

Other Thoughts: -The reviews on this case have so overrated this case that I am wondering if reading reviews is worth the effort.
- I will NOT be using this case. To me, it is the worse case I have ever encountered. Guess I will have to sell it.

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  • keith h.
  • 8/30/2014 8:22:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNext day delivery!

Pros: Sturdy case, plenty of room for extra fans, cable routing to keep things neat, tool less drive bays, can't lose the thumb screws that secure the sides because they stay attached ...

Cons: It wasn't free.

Other Thoughts: I was shocked to receive this the day after I ordered it!

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  • Timothy K.
  • 8/30/2014 12:54:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good finish.
Inside is really nice, no sharp edges.
Removable drive bays.
Hand screws.
Space for top radiator.
Good standoffs.

Cons: HDD light is really bright and annoying (just disconnect it)
Front panel connectors seem a bit loose.
Power supply doesn't sit/screw in properly (and I have a Corsair PS).

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  • Edward R.
  • 8/12/2014 6:01:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRoomy, high-quality case

Pros: Solid roomy design for a mid-tower case. It is, in fact, roomier on the inside than my old-school, Chenming "heavy-metal" server case! Four included cooling fans, tool-less drive storage, 3-speed fan controller, LED on/off switch, and more

Cons: It would be nice if the front lower mesh panel itself was removable for easy cleaning of the filter mesh. One currently has to remove the entire front panel to do this, and that requires the removal of both side panels. Another thing I'd like to see is a mesh filter for the side-mounted 200 MM fan

Other Thoughts: The criteria that I use for determining whether a user's product review is relevant to me, is; Is the user completely satisfied with the product? Does it meet his or hers expectations? Is there any buyers remorse? What is the user's experience with the manufacturer's been like?

I can state unequivocally that this case has exceeded my expectations, and that I will certainly consider purchasing more Corsair products in the future.

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