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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
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio / 1 x IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 x 3.5" hard drive bays with 2.5"
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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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  • Mark C.
  • 2/22/2015 10:25:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoesn't work with CORSAIR Hydro Series H105

Pros: Great case, as long as you don't plan on cooling it with the Corsair H105. I switched to the Noctua cooler and now am very happy with the case, and have it FULLY LOADED to the max with hard drives and an overclocked i7-3770K, 4400 MHz (44 x 100) running at a cool 20'C ambient idle temp. You can mount Noctua fans on the inside hard drive cage with the provided threaded holes and draw more cool air over your PCH southbridge and GPU fans as well, which brings the temps down far into the safe overclocking range of temps.

Cons: Don't buy this case if you plan on using it with the CORSAIR Hydro Series H105. It WON'T fit properly, and force you to mount the radiator in such a way that it doesn't make direct contact with the H105 cooling fans. Also, the H105 fans had to be mounted with the case mount between the fans and the radiator and were VERY, VERY LOUD! Had to remove the H105 and go with the Noctua NH-D14 SE2011, which is VERY, VERY QUIET and cools much better than the H105.

Other Thoughts: Doen'st work with the Corsair H105 as advertised. Works great with the Noctua cooling system once you place an extra fan in the top for drawing hot air up through the top and at least one extra Noctua on the inside hard drive cage to draw cool air in over the southbridge of the motherboard. Noctua system is super quiet and cools much better than the Corsair H105. Item#: 9SIA0AJ2KG0923

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  • Sherman L.
  • 1/20/2015 8:32:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest case I've ever owned

Pros: Very nice layout, easy install of components, continued ease of access to all components

Cons: Would have liked to see an included fan on top

Other Thoughts: I've owned cases from Antec and Cooler Master and so far this is the best case I've ever had. No sharp edges, very thoughtful layout, excellent wire management through the back of the mobo side and my favorite part is that you can continue to easily access all the various components of your system.

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  • David H.
  • 1/18/2015 6:27:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLong lasting success

Pros: - Fan controller (While not the best, it does its job)
- Sturdy
- Dust filter on front
- Good cable management
- Pre-installed stand-offs
- Easy tool-less hard drive and 5.25" mounts
- Can support 2x 240mm Radiators and a 120mm radiator

Cons: - DOA I/O panel (Replaced swiftly by Corsair support free of charge)
- No top dust filter (I expect more from Corsair)
- Front dust filter doesn't do its job very well

Other Thoughts: If you get this case, do yourself a favor and buy a dust filter for the top. Corsair Support was fantastic in replacing the I/O panel. I highly recommend this case (and company) to anybody.

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  • Malin K.
  • 1/18/2015 5:38:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Big space and a lot of slots, Fan light and fan adjustment, still cold even running for a long period of time with heavy programs or gamings

Cons: A bit heavy

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/18/2015 2:21:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfantastic first case.

Pros: very well built and good looking case. Tons of potential for upgrades down the line. it comes with 4 different kinds of fans right out of the box. really happy I went with corsair for my first build

Cons: Cannot think of any honestly

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  • Anthony S.
  • 1/6/2015 8:22:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case

Pros: Looks good and is very practical. The case has many features.

Cons: The fan connector wasn't very high quality.

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  • Mario F.
  • 1/3/2015 8:52:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscase corsair carbide series 500r

Pros: Very quiet and usb3 port on front with enough clearance to pass all your cable on the back side of the motherboard.

Cons: switches doesn't give the feeling of high quality, but works well.

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  • Grant P.
  • 12/29/2014 11:27:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust got it, My thoughts

Pros: Everything was there, Perfect condition when it arrived, Looks beautiful! Everything promised in the order is here. Fantastic!

Cons: None. This is great

Other Thoughts: I wish there was a dust filter on top. But that doesn't matter that much.

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  • Joseph T.
  • 12/24/2014 10:44:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Good airflow. Love the design. Air filter in the bottom and front. Space for a fan on the bottom. Includes fans (I only added one of my own at the bottom and a RAD at the top). It looks absolutely beautiful. Sleek and sexy.

Cons: Don't go with a 120mm rad. Don't go with a different brand RAD. Buy a corsair 240mm if running a RAD at the top. IF, you are using an MSI Gaming 7 board, and you want to use the usb3.0 on the board, maybe look for other cases. The design pushes against the connector. Not a "it doesn't work con" but a "you may want to look at other cases" con. I don't like when things are pushing or putting pressure on things. They should just fit well, no issues. These cons you notice, aren't really cons ... they are just observations on what equipment may work or work best in this case. I also would have liked to have seen removable dust filters on the top and side of the cases. Probably my only real complaint is that.

Other Thoughts: Beautifully sleek and sexy design. Form and function at it's best. Just do your homework when building a rig around this case. And don't cheap out, go with the 240mm rad for the top and stay with the Corsair family.

I got this because the 600t was sold out everywhere, but I'm almost glad it was because this case is a great case. This is my first Corsair case and they now have a customer for life.

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  • Andrew W.
  • 12/21/2014 7:19:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat purchase

Pros: For a mid-tower, it's pretty spacious with a lot of room to grow.
- 6 bay areas
- 4 optical areas
- 4 fans (large 200mm fan)
- Great air support
- Cable hiding support
- Nice front I/O interface for fan control, 3.0 USB, etc.
- Great deal on price compared to some of the other cases in the same price range
- Corsair: 5/5 top notch support

Cons: - Some of the chords for the I/O board are a bit short, making the cable hiding somewhat stretched
- My I/O board connector was DOA, this seems to be a rather common issue. (More below).
- The instruction book that it came with is vague and not very helpful. The screws weren't labeled and as not an expert PC builder, it did go for some confusion.

I/O Board = The I/O board at the top worked for the major functions, just not the fan control. The annoying part is that because it was completely dead, it meant the other fans wouldn't work, unless they were plugged directly into the mobo. To be honest though, the case is so well ventilated that you don't really need the 200mm running unless you are seriously powerhousing. I plugged it straight into the mobo for the time being.

Other Thoughts: It's a great case, even with the DOA I/O board piece, I'd still highly recommend the case for anyone who doesn't want a full-sized sky scraper tower.

Corsair: Top notch support. I was on the phone with them for maybe 5 minutes while we troubleshot the I/O board issue, figuring out if it was the fan or the I/O board. The tech was incredibly pleasant and determined it was the I/O portion. After apologizing for the experience, we submitted a ticket. Literally 3 minutes after submitting the ticket, I got an e-mail saying it was accepted and within 5 minutes I got a shipping notice and a tracking number. They also notified me, there was no need to mail anything back and all I had to do was wait for the product to show up. Great customer service, I think other companies could learn a thing or two from them.

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