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


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  • Sal C.
  • 7/23/2015 1:59:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent case for the price

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Easy cable management and access to the case - fairly light. Good airflow and ventilation. Priced competitively.

Cons: Drive sleds are flimsy low quality plastic and don't stay secured in place. They easily jiggle free. Case doesn't rest flat when laying on its side on a table - it has a wobble due to the design - need to prop it with a book or magazine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/21/2015 1:11:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: great room for a mid sized case, plenty of expansion room for more fans/hdds etc. removable hdd cages are a big plus for larger gpus. Really liked the white colored fans and the fact they can be turned off.

Cons: front case fan controller doesn't work but no biggie. I enjoyed every other feature that I didn't let that take away a egg.

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  • Imre P.
  • 7/20/2015 10:21:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEverything on the case fried.

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: *Worked wonderfully when it was working.
*Nice air flow
*Sweet looks

Cons: *Everything inside the case fried after average use. This case did not last even a year.
I have to open the case up and manually press my mother board in order to turn on the computer itself. The side fans don't work since everything in the case is fried.

Other Thoughts: I paid $100 at the time, and it broke in less than a year. I'm not made of money, and I cannot afford to purchase another ~$80 case. Incredibly disappointed in this product.

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  • Alan P.
  • 7/7/2015 5:25:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Attractive design, cable management, plenty of fans and still quiet.

Cons: I thought the cable management was a bit tight, additionally I wasn't able to find where to plug in the power button LED light but I couldn't be bothered to fiddle with that.

Other Thoughts: I moved the two rear fans up to the top so that my H60 water cooler could mount nicely. I needed a better case with ventilation for my hard drives which were running hot and this did just the job.

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  • Joshua D.
  • 7/1/2015 7:40:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Purchase

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: everything works and performs well thus far

Cons: it was an itch and a half to install.

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  • Tim Y.
  • 6/28/2015 3:41:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought two of these. Fantastic products

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Nicely built. Looks amazing. It was perfect for me because it is 1-1.5 inches narrower in the bottom width which made it fit perfectly with my computer desk ( i have a guitar pedal board on the floor). Very spacy.

I have a master and a slave machine both in these beautiful cases.
H100i Liquid cooling fits perfectly and there is also space to put one more upper case fan (above the two in the front) which make for cold air two flow in.

Cons: One of the cases had a loose screw on the side but no biggy...

Other Thoughts: Here is my configuration:
i7 5820k OCed to 4.4 GHz
GTX 980 TI
64 gb ddr4 2800 Mhz ram
5 SSDs 2 HDDs
MOBO: Asrock x99x killer
1000w G2 Supernova PSU

Everything fit perfectly

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  • Adam J.
  • 5/20/2015 12:06:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, but not perfect

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Very solid construction
Quiet, LED-lit fans included
Subtle, tasteful good looks
Large for a mid tower (fits large graphics cards & CPU coolers)
Easy, no-problem installation of MB and disc and optical drives
Excellent cooling, yet quiet
No adapter needed to install SSD

Cons: The biggest problem I have with the case is the design of the right side panel and the cable management. The cables route nicely through grommet-protected ports in the inner "bulkhead," so that's no problem by itself. But the panel on that side of the case (actually both sides, but the right side is where it matters) has a bulge - presumably to make room for cables. However, this bulge slopes inward and terminates right on top of where all of the motherboard and fan cables come through the inner bulkhead, right next to the 3.5" drive bays and the SATA cables coming from them. What you get is a mass of cables being smushed into a relatively small area. Placing the right side panel on after building my system reminded me of the cartoonish scenario of sitting on an over-filled suitcase in order to latch it no matter how I arranged the cables with zip ties. Almost none of my cables actually utilize the bulge in the right side panel - it's practically empty.

The other annoying, but not deal-breaking problem I had was that the back end of some rivets poked up through the bottom of the case at the PSU mounting location. Basically, little tubes of metal that were higher than the rubber pads that the PSU is supposed to sit on to dampen noise. I scratched up my PSU at first trying to line up the mounting holes because I didn't realize it was actually sitting on these metal rivets. I filed down the rivets so they were finally lower than the rubber pads, so problem solved, but I should not have had to do that, and my PSU is scratched up now. I don't care at all about looks/scratches, but I know a lot of enthusiasts are.

Lastly, I would liked to have connected the case fans directly to the fan terminals on my Asus Z97-A motherboard in order to fully utilize automated cooling and overclocking, but the fan cables are designed to work the manual fan speed switch on the front of the case. I probably could have figured out how cut the cables and buy/install the proper connectors onto the cables for use with the MB terminals, but I admit I did not attempt this. Would be nice if Corsair included some adapters to go from the factory connectors to MB connectors. This isn't a big deal, I just use the manual switch instead, which works fine.

Other Thoughts: This is only the second system I have ever built for myself, so I don't have a lot of experience. Take my criticisms with a grain of salt. This is an excellent case that worked wonderfully for me. My biggest hope doing this system was that I could get a moderately (not extremely) well performing system without any major problems, and this case fit that bill perfectly. Everything went together correctly the first time and has worked almost flawlessly for about six months now.

This case
i5 4690k w/ Hyper 212 Evo cooler
Asus Z97-A MB
Asus R9 290 Graphics
One SSD, Two HDDs

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  • Jacob W.
  • 5/9/2015 1:56:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPower button non-functional

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Interesting cable management solution. Removable panels on 3 sides make for easy access.

Cons: Power button was non-functional out of the box. Using the reset button lead to function as the power button instead. Very annoying, but not worth the hassle of uninstalling all my components and going through the RMA process.

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  • Kevin R.
  • 4/21/2015 2:35:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAll and more

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: the open space, air flow - after moving my components out of my old case with all the cables, looking like a squid trying mate my motherboard, its hard to believe the roominess. I easily add 2 top fans, and was running in a short time.

I saw some people had issue with the huge side fan, took a moment of examination, to notice there is a special plug just for it, worked right the 1st try

Had been partial to another brand before this getting case, but they got too proud and kept raising prices, looks like Corsair landed me for future builds

Cons: None, well the shipping box had a ding, but the case untouched, so well packaged

Other Thoughts: Bonus - there is a switch on the panel to turn off the LED's on the fans, I love it, the LEDS and side windows never appealed to me and being able to turn em off, fantastic

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  • Steven R.
  • 4/21/2015 11:52:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: -Sturdy
-Awesome Airflow
-Plenty of Space

Cons: -Heavy (Not really a con if you don't constantly move your comp around

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