Conclusion: As with many cases that are watercooling-friendly, the Carbide 500R doesn't break any records as an air cooled case. However it's far from bad, managing to keep up with some of the high airflow cases we've tested. However its not in cooling that Corsair's case impressed us the most.
Conclusion: The Carbide 500R may not be as eye-catching as its Graphite and Obsidian siblings, but it's just as good to work with, costs at least £30 less and can offer better performance. It's hard to argue against those credentials.
Summary: With the 500R Corsair is aiming at gamers with a stuffed PC, tucked full with hardware. For these users this chassis thus offers a wider range of cooling capacity, that and a little more flexibility over the 400R in terms of removable drive cages and fan controller.
Summary: Carbide 500R costituisce l'ultima evoluzione della famiglia Carbide di Corsair, un cabinet middle tower per i gamer più esigenti.
Pros: Ottime finiture e cura per i particolari; compatibilità con sistemi a liquido interni ed esterni; 4 ventole di serie; doppio cestello mobile per HDD; prezzo interessante; predisposizione USB 3.0.
Cons: Impossibilità di fissaggio unità esterne da 3,5"; mancata predisposizione per HDD da 1,8".