Corsair Carbide 500R reviews

60 customer reviews

This computer case is a good all rounder.

£78 – £130 at 4 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.1 out of 10 based on 60 reviews.
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Stephen, Devon Amateur computer builder

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Sheer size
Bad points:
Sheer size
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Mar 2014

John, Cheltenham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very well made, with lots of nice features: quick release side panels, concealed cables, an abundance of fans and ample slots and bays for expansion.
Bad points:
The price is a little on the high side, and the documentation is sadly lacking. Fortunately, Corsair have a good support dwek.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jan 2015

Michael, PC Modder/Builder

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Looks fantastic
Nice and quiet
Plenty of room inside
Great cable management
Bad points:
Not 'fully' compatible with 140mm watercooling solutions, for instance the NZXT Kraken x40 which I use. Its on the list of suitable cases, but there is only one place for it to go and there is no way of doing a push/pull configuration without cutting off part of the case to fit the radiator in, so i'm using just one fan on it.

So far, i've not noticed ANY difference in temperature doing that, but for those that insist on making some extra noise for the sake of 1c, it may annoy.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2014

John, Heacham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Best Case i have ever worked with.Easy to build a clean tidy pc with out clutter of cables every where.Great Cooling and you can fit a radiator in the roof with no problems at all.A change from the black box usually used
Bad points:
Why have a firewire port on front of case better to have more usb ports
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Jan 2013

Minty, Bedfordshire

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Loads of space and nice cable management means hiding all cables under the board. Excellent drive bays with removable caddies and quick release bays with no screws required.
Bad points:
None found
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Jul 2014

Lars, Computer Building for Hobby

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great looking case
Easy to fit everything
Lots of quite fans built in
Silent
Bad points:
The cables coming from the fan controller and the bottom fans are in tough places to complete a neat cable managment
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Feb 2014

derek,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
very roomy, easy cable routing.
comes with 4 fans linked to a multi speed controller.
Removable washable dust filters.
Thumb screws stay attached to the panels so you can't lose them.

Plenty of space for a radiator in the top panel.

Hdd cages are removeable and take 2.5" drives without the need for seperate brackets
Bad points:
A little pricey, poor instruction sheet supplied, nothing more detailed available on corsairs website.
Had to look at youtube videos for more information on features.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Sep 2014

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Also known as: Corsair Carbide

 

Manufacturer's Description

Want even more outrageous cooling flexibility? Step up to the 500R. It adds a 200mm fan mounted on the side panel’s mesh screen for extra GPU cooling, a multi-channel fan controller, and removable and relocateable hard drive cages.


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