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Corsair Carbide 500R Mid Tower Case

Corsair Carbide Series 500R Grey/Black Mid Tower Gaming Case w/o PSU

Scan code: LN40450 Manufacturer code: CC-9011012-WW Request call
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Product Overview The 500R features outrageous cooling potential. Four included fans (2 x 120mm in front, a 200mm on the side, and a rear 120mm exhaust) cool your components, and USB 3.0, native SSD support, and eight expansion slots make it easy to build a rock-solid system. A removable hard drive cage means you can get more direct airflow over GPUs up to 452mm in length, and internal 240mm radiator support gives you tons of cooling flexibility. Captive thumbscrews provide easy removal of the side panels and our innovative cable routing makes your system clean and tidy.
Features Keep your system cool with up to 10 fan mount locations (four 120mm, six 120mm/140mm)
Removable hard drive cages for optimum GPU airflow and to accommodate GPUs up to 452mm in length.
Mesh side panel can accommodate two 120mm or 140mm fans, or included 200mm fan for outrageous cooling potential.
Built-in multi-channel fan controller for optimal cooling adjustability.
Easily accessible dust filters keep the cool air flowing over your valuable components.
Built-in compatibility for SSDs in the six hard drive bays gives you the flexibility you need.
Captive thumbscrews make it easy to remove your side panels without losing the screws.
Install or upgrade your CPU heatsink quickly with the easy-access backplate cutout.
Optimize airflow and keep your system neat and tidy using the intelligent cable management system.
Front panel includes USB 3.0, Headphone, Mic, multi-channel fan controller, and an LED on/off switch.

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24 months
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
24 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Corsair / SCAN
0871 472 4747
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Rated 4 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by A good case to work with and looks great - but .... For such a good case - it was a shock to see no dust filters for the case fans. Spared no attention to detail - nice case to build with plenty of room. For some reason - they left out the cheapest and from my point of view one of the most important necessities - case fan filters - your components won't last more that 6 months - unless you fancy spending an additional £50 for custom made filters for this case - a real let down at the last minute 05 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Almost perfect Overall a fantastic case. I bought this to replace a cheapo case I used to save money in my original build. Going from a cheap case to this is a massive step up, gives my PC some actual character in its appearance. This case is perfect if a sleak, minimalist look is what you want. Corsair is also a better sounding and looking logo to have on the front of your case than other Engrish-sounding manufacturers. Just saying. Comes with two racks, of three trays each, for harddrives. Both are removable, giving more airflow. The big fan on the side can be replaced with two smaller ones if you want to. On the top there is a sturdy mesh lid that can be removed (with a satisfying push-and-click), under which there is space for two more fans or a radiator. I have the Corsair H100i cooling system, with the radiator nestled in the top compartment. There is about 3mm too little vertical space for the radiator, so the lid does shut properly but kinda raises up a little bit. Doesn't matter that much. The fan speed control has 3 different stages, and the variation in speed is small. + Very high quality + Very sleak appearance + Reasonable space down the back for wire management - Mic and headphones jacks are seemingly very tight - H100i pushes the radiator compartment lid up very slightly - Somewhat pricey The cons of this case are pretty minor. It's a bit expensive but it's worth it. This case will last me a long time. I highly recommend it 12 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Mid Tower case with just a couple of niggles. Just a short review on this case as there are many online reviews already, its well constructed with solid steel and a polished finish. Mine was the Grey/black version but they do a white one as well its a matter of personal taste. The side panels are sturdy and fit easily enough (a bit fiddly) with retaining thumb screws their also extruded giving you extra space for cables and Cpu cooler heatsink clearance. I used a Noctua NHU12s and there was plenty of clearance but my advice if your going for a large Cooler is to buy the case first and measure it as their is a large 200mm side fan which may obstruct the bottom edge of the heatsink. One problem you may encounter is when fitting the PSU. At the rear of the case when you slide the psu in there are rivets located at the bottom edge which on my case were obstructing the base of the psu and preventing it from fitting flat. You may need to snip off the tops of the soft alloy protruding rivets by a couple of mm to enable a smooth fit. It sounds worse than what it is but you need to be aware of it. There is a slide out dust filter on the base for the psu and front dust filters built in the the panel so you have to remove the front panel to clean them. The case has good cable management/ plenty of internal space and a CPU cut-out in the tray.It comes with 3x 120mm and 1 200mm white led fans including 3 postion speed controller and led on/off switch.There are also locations for fitting extra fans, one in the base and two in the roof panel. The hdd/ssd trays are removeable if you have an extra long GPU card, I thought the trays were a bit of a sloppy fit for my liking but they work easily for removal and fitting.The top roof section is removable by pressing the front edge down and it then pops up, took me a few minutes to work that out lol but the instruction leaflet is a bit sparse. All in all i love this case despite the few niggles i had, its has a smart well finished and solid look and not too large compared to other mid towers. 21 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good and solid build quality for the price you cannot really argue as the quality and features were great 23 August 2013
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Corsair Carbide 500R Mid Tower Case
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