Summary: Final Thoughts
I’m going to say it again, Corsair has another great case on their hands. When it comes to cases their track record has been pretty amazing. I don’t think I’ve reviewed one of their cases that I had an issue with or that I did not like.
Pros: – Sleek design, – Room for 6 hard drives and 4 optical drives, – Both hard drive cages can be removed, – 4 included fans, – Fan controller and LED on/off switch
Conclusion: Yes, the Carbide 500R performed exquisitely. With four stock fans it rivals the best in cooling performance. Under extended stress in a cramped environment it kept CPU and GPU temperatures stable in a safe zone below 80 °F using the lowest setting on the fan controller.
Pros: Four stock fans: 2x 120mm front, 1x 120mm rear, 1x 200mm side, Many additional fan mounting options, All tool-less installation, Configurable hard drive cages, Multiple, wide, grommeted cabling spaces, Convex side panels for extra space, Excellent construction and style
Cons: Mediocre quality screws and threads, Could be a tad less expensive, PATA/IDE drives do not fit
Summary: Corsair has already managed to impress with the Carbide 400R chassis and the more potent 500R is no exception. It takes the already great 4-series Carbide chassis and improves on its cooling possibilities, adds a fan controller to adjust the rotation speed and give the user the possibility to remove...
Pros: Excellent engineering quality, Excellent paint job, Additional 200 mm fan in the side panel (compared to 400R), Great external looks, Very well thought out internals, Parted HDD cages, so that you may remove one for long graphic cards, New and unique locking mechanism for ODDs, Excellent cable ma...
Cons: A full $40 (40%) more expensive than the 400R, Dust can easily enter the system
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.
Excerpt: Possibilità di installazione di schede video fino a 452mm, sporgenza nella paratia per favorire l'isntallazione di dissipatore ad aria importanti, anche in caso di presenza di ventole laterali, spazio per radiatore da 240mm sul tetto. 8 gli slot PCI.
Conclusion: Sidst vi testede Corsair kabinetterne var det 600T serien der lå omkring 1100kr i den specielle hvide klasse, og denne gang er det Carbide 500R i samme hvide model der står på bordet. Prisen her i starten af 2012 ligger lige under 800kr.
Summary: Il Carbide 500R completa nel migliore dei modi la fascia entry level dei case prodotti da Corsair, che mette così a disposizione dell'utenza un prodotto che colma qualche piccola lacuna riscontrabile sul 400R.