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Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

  • Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio / 1 x IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply
  • Side Air duct

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Spencer R.
  • 4/11/2016 2:08:11 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest thing I bought out of my build

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Sturdy
Tons of expansion space
Comes with good fans
Removable HD cages
Dust Filters
Survived a few 500 mile road trips

Cons: Side panel can give more space towards HDs for cables. Provides tons of storage but to use it you have to smash the cables just to barely put on the side panel. I have 3 HDs and it's getting kind of hard now. None the less the panel does still go on so that's why I didn't take an egg off.

Other Thoughts: I've been using this case since December 2013 and it's still surpasses any case I come across of a friend or someone else. I use the fans that were included in the case, love how you have the option to turn off the lights on the front panel. After 3+ years everything still works so props to this case. Although I only paid $80 for this case on Black Friday, I think the price is a little steep for my liking, but if you're willing to pay it then this case will pay off in the long term. Plan on using this case for future builds as well.

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  • John N.
  • 3/15/2016 11:49:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case, would recommend

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: - Love how it looks. Saw my friend's case and left this as an option for when I upgraded
- Easy to mod (see thoughts for more)
- Much space for lots of air flow and cable management
- Detachable top fan mesh thingy, since I can't see the top from where it is, I just removed it for more fan flow. I feel like if it weren't detachable, it would slow down the flow.

Cons: - Fans it came with. 2 front fan and the 200mm side fan use their own connectors that connects to the case (not the motherboard/PSU) which I find annoying if I were to replace the fan in the future. Suppose I'll either cut it off or see what I can do when the time comes.
- The front rubber stops came off the moment I finished installing my parts, pushed it once without picking it up because couldn't put where it needed to go by picking it up and off they went. So there's that

Other Thoughts: - I removed both HDD bays, DVD bay, mounted my HDD's onto the back panel (sticky back velcro straps), put a Noctua 140mm fan to where the DVD bay used to be and now I have better cooling (dropped about 3-5 C for GPU ever since installed it and the HDD's have dropped signicantly since they're right next to the fans). Cut out the front panel mesh and replaced it with a window panel. Now it looks great with LED :D
- Bought the black instead of the white (which I wanted) only because it was much cheaper for some reason.

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  • Justin M.
  • 3/14/2016 5:12:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent workstation case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: -plenty of drive space, the removable mounting system is great for media pros who need to add new drives frequently.
-plenty of air flow and fans, even stock fans.
-METAL thumbscrews
-very easy to manage a big build in.

Cons: -Plastic, but really not very much of it so this is a nitpick.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to any other media pro looking for a case big enough for a graphics workstation build. There is enough room in the case for multiple hard drives for RAIDs or simply extra storage. Being a X99 platform, the ability to run Corsair's largest liquid cooling system makes for great scalability in the event I swap in a newer Xeon chip or upgraded desktop X99 chip at a later date while ensuring that the cooling system can handle the upgrade.

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  • Dane T.
  • 2/28/2016 4:03:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFits anything you could want

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: - Large enough for any card, cooler, mobo
- Removable HHD shelving
- Openings for water loops
- Removable bottom fan screen
- Comes with fans
- On/Off switch for fan light

Cons: - Proprietary Corsair fan connectors

Other Thoughts: Room to spare even with water cooling in Push/Pull, double wide graphics and multiple drives. Wish the fans didn't have to be run through the case fan controller as the controller switch doesn't seem to do anything. Not sure what the IEEE 1394 is all about.

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  • Katelyn W.
  • 2/18/2016 9:37:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty sweet case, but...

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Well built, spacious, good cable management capabilities. Good case for the price, would recommend with some additional suggestions. (see cons)

Cons: Does not have mesh filters over the fans, which will allow much more dust to get inside. Kind of annoying, for me at least. Does not come with adapters for all 10 fans. If you buy this, be sure to buy an adapter that supports the other 7. Though these are mild annoyances, they don't warrant an egg deduction.

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  • Brian W.
  • 1/31/2016 8:04:10 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPurchased 29NOV13

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Really nice fans

Cons: the headphone and mic jack plug was shorted and it caused my CPU to overheat and occasionally blue screen.

Other Thoughts: I have owned mine for a couple of years now and I just installed a new motherboard and this case made it easy. Also good size for the bigger graphics cards.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2016 8:03:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for builds with oversized video cards

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: -Nice airflow
-Good wire management
-Removable hard disk cages, but I didn't even need to remove them for my Sapphire R9 390!
-The little shelf on top is nice

Cons: -The thumb screws suck. Really, they're awful. The threads are tiny, they don't like to engage and they come all the way out
-The bottom air filter has a tendency to slide out and bend/get damaged when re-inserting the case in it's box
-The big side fan has a short cable

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  • jacob a.
  • 12/26/2015 5:52:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME!

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Huge space! good airflow, good LIGHTS!

Cons: none yet except for the audio plug in the front panel is tight. It is hard to plug in and out my earphone. But other than that everything is okay! the USB port at the front panel doesn't go in all the way. Although that is the only USB that doesn't go in all the way.

Other Thoughts: one thing, if you are considering of buying a water cooler for your cpu and plan to put it on the top, you must pick a mobo that has its ram placed not on the top because the memory will block the radiator and fan.

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  • Carl B.
  • 12/11/2015 8:04:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: - Price was low for me ($89.99).
- Very sturdy case, very well built. I feel like I could toss it out a building and it would keep its shape. It definitely has earned the word "tough" from me.
- Excellent cooling capability.
- Plenty of room for wire management.
- Front panel USB is mounted sideways, allowing for huge flash drives to be plugged in without bumping into other USB devices (this was a selling point for me).

Cons: - No carrying handles or easy grip areas, it's large and heavy enough that somewhere to grab or hold on to would be nice when lifting it upwards. The front and sides of the case are entirely flat so there's no place to grab. You have to lift from the bottom or risk it slipping from your hands. I did get around this by popping off the top fan area and lifting from there, but that's not ideal.
- The drive bay snap-ins are very flimsy and feel like they will break when plugging in drives. You have to hold the drive in place with another hand when plugging in cables otherwise it could come loose and fly out while you're inserting the cables.
- The front fans connector is backwards. It uses a male connector instead of a female connector, so I can't plug it in to the mainboard until I get a male-to-male adapter. There's also a MOLEX connector which allows the fans to be powered and allows you to control the LEDs but you can't control the speed using that.
- The case comes with an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port that's completely useless in modern builds. I will need to probably get a dust cover for the FireWire port as a reminder that it's not plugged in.

Other Thoughts: Build:
- ASUS X99-DELUXE USB 3.1 Mainboard
- Intel Core i7-5930K 6-core Processor
- ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Cooler
- EVGA SuperNOVA 220-P2-0750-X1 750W Fully-Modular Power Supply
- (2x) EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-2978-KR FTW Edition

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  • David M.
  • 12/10/2015 12:23:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCorsair 55r case

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Compatible with ATX (not included) Power Supply

Pros: Roomy case. Plenty of cooling. Good solid paint, does not scratch or chip easy. Came with all the screws/hardware I needed. Well packaged, and shipment arrived fast.

Cons: Rivets are a bit long, had to wiggle around them, as they stick up a good 3/8" inside the case. Experienced some difficulty mounting expansion cards, and mounting the power supply.
I had a question about the fan wiring, submitted to "email tech support", 3 days later still have not received a reply. Eventually figured it out for myself (extra power line with odd shaped jack, was for side panel 200mm intake fan, NOT the 120mm exhaust fan).

Other Thoughts: The case is LARGE for a Mid-tower. When compared to other mid's I have owned, this is externally about 33-50% larger. If you have limited space, read the dimension carefully before purchasing. Fit my needs, so not a drawback for me. The insides are spacious, plenty of space.

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