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Corsair Carbide 500R
9.3 out of 10

Corsair Carbide 500R

Carbide 500R Case - Front Fascia (Complete with ALL 5.25“ bay Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Corsair Carbide 500R

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Overall 2
2.0

Power button non-functional

Jacob W., Newegg
9 May 2015
  • Pros: Interesting cable management solution. Removable panels on 3 sides make for easy access.
  • Cons: Power button was non-functional out of the box. Using the reset button lead to function as the power button instead. Very annoying, but not worth the hassle of uninstalling all my components and going through the RMA process.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad fan controller with proprietary connectors

tperkins, Amazon
26 October 2014
  • Summary: For a while, I actually liked this case. But then the bundled 200 mm fan failed. No problem, just replace the fan right? Wrong. The built-in fan controller uses proprietary connectors, so it literally only works with the fans that came with the case.
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Overall 2
2.0

Inside a Vacumn Cleaner Bag

John I., Newegg
6 September 2014
  • Summary: -The reviews on this case have so overrated this case that I am wondering if reading reviews is worth the effort. - I will NOT be using this case. To me, it is the worse case I have ever encountered. Guess I will have to sell it.
  • Pros: Has the four external 5.25" bays that I was looking for.
  • Cons: -Holes, holes, holes, everywhere. If you want only filtered air entering you computer, stay away from this monster. -Mounting of rear 120 mm fan on case indented standoffs is totally moronic. Never seen this before. Warm air will just circle from out of rear of case to back in. -Needs special rig...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not Happy

Scifisteve, Amazon
20 February 2014
  • Summary: At the end of last year I decided to build my first PC from selected parts. This included your case. Of all the parts I ordered to build me a new PC, your case was the most disappointing. Day one the thumb screws holding the side panel in place, the top one was cross threaded.
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Overall 2
2.0

Front Panel USB cable fell apart

Matthew John Darnell "Matt", Amazon
6 November 2013
  • Summary: Update - The button to turn on the lights is 0.25 inches from the reset button....already reset the system once on accident. Isn't the reset button supposed to be near the power button? The front USB cable connection broke 30 seconds after I plugged it into the motherboard.
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Overall 2
2.0

Inner black paint would paint anything it touches

Ralph, Amazon
20 June 2013
  • Summary: I was very excited about this case, specially knowing it was from Corsair, which appeared to be a serious and sound business selling good cases. Unhappily after less than a year the inner black paint started to paint my hands, cables and anything in contact with it, thus I could not get into any...
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Overall 2
2.0

fire hazard, safety recall is needed

V. Ivanov, Amazon
25 May 2013
  • Summary: Corsair tech support forums are discussing multiple cases of the front panel wiring burning with fire. Use advanced search in Google or "site:" key and restrict your search to Corsair website, or even to Corsair forums on Corsair website.
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Overall 1
0.5

Corsair 500R White Review

OverClocker55, Overclock
27 October 2012
  • Excerpt: I got this on sale for 120 last fall. I built a nice rig in it. I really like the cable management (corsair does great with cables) and the led light switch. The bulge on the back panel makes it easy to store cables behind.
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Overall 1
0.5

Best Case I've Owned

gears2head84, Overclock
23 February 2012
  • Excerpt: This is the best case I have ever worked with, there is plenty of room for fans and other upgrades, the cable management is very well thought out. I love the powder coating and the quality is top-notch. I also put a H100 in it and it houses it very nicely.
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Overall 0
0.4

One of the Best

NeroToxin, Overclock
5 December 2011
  • Excerpt: This case is a lot of builders dreams, Easily upgradable has many spaces for new fans . Two Top 140mm or 120 mm , Bottom 140 or 120 mm , You can even mount 120 mm fans on the HDD cages. The amount of cooling this case has the possibilities are endless.
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