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Corsair-carbide-500r.34184307
9.7 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 6
6.0

confusing installation

diego fernando, Amazon
8 August 2014
  • Summary: Well,let me start by saying that this case is really good,only problem i got was that the user manual does not explain too much about where to connect the fans,this can cause some problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

This case is built like a beast for cooling

Johnathon Dobie, Amazon
20 July 2014
  • Summary: This case is built like a beast for cooling, the only problem was Corsair switched the power and ground wires around leading to some big problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice case but comes up short

Wes, Amazon
17 May 2014
  • Summary: This is an all around nice case. It has an internal usb 3.0 connector. The first one i received came in the actual retail box. They didn't even pack it in anything; therefore it was dented when i received it. This case also acts very funny when trying to use the light button on the front of the case. The led's look cool but they won't stay on because of a faulty button. Got a second one with the same issue, so i am getting the obsidian 650d and returning this case.
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Overall 6
6.0

Almost

Joe and Jenny, Amazon
16 February 2014
  • Summary: The only real problem that i have with this case is the corsair H105 Hydro cooler does not if in this case. I think its really crap that they make a case for their Coolers and the new ones don't fit & they are to lazy to update their sight to tell you so :(...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

jimbo32, NCIX.com
26 September 2012
  • Summary: While the case looks amazing and has tons of room, I'm fairly dissatisfied with the dust filtering, the included fans, and the proprietary fan controller. Including a fan controller which isn't compatible with aftermarket fans seems (to me) to be a stunningly stupid move - especially when you consider that the included fans aren't very good. So for those of us concerned with case airflow, there are two options.
  • Pros: Very attractive design, Excellent quality powder-coating which matches the white plastic very well, Lots of room for a midtower, Comes with 4 fans, Tool-less HDD and optical bays, Corsair build quality, Lots of room for cables behind the Motherboard tray, USB 3.0 ports on the front I/O
  • Cons: Included fans don't move much air and are fairly noisy, Included dust filters are poor, No dust filter at all for the huge side panel mesh, Fan controller uses a proprietary connection rather than normal 3-pin, so it won't work with aftermarket fans
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Steven_R, NCIX.com
27 May 2012
  • Summary: Good case but it is too expensive for the quality. It has good air flow but not enough i had a haf 922 wich was way better in term of airflow. The front usb 3.0 panel is cool. I would buy something else if i had to buy another case.
  • Pros: Look very good, very silent, great cable management, perfect for corsair h100 radiator, great looking led on fan.
  • Cons: The white finish is cheap quality, a bit expensive, the reset button never worked, the fan look cheap, not the best air flow., Not enough room for custom water cooling radiator.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Viet Anh_T, NCIX.com
15 May 2012
  • Summary: If you have more than 5 hard drives, buy a different case, this one is simply too tight
  • Pros: Cool, Dust filter
  • Cons: Light switch doesn't work, The case is too tight for cable management to work, No manual
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Overall 6
6.0

Solid Case, Crappy Fans, Crappier Fan Controller

Alex, Amazon
11 January 2012
  • Summary: If you're buying this, you probably want a lot of air flow. If you want a lot of airflow you probably want better fans. Well guess what... Corsair uses proprietary fan controllers, that means you can only use the fan controller on fans that corsair makes for this case. That really sucks. Either you stick with crappy fans or a useless fan controller and a bunch of dangling cables. The case itself is great, but the fans/controller are so crappy it gets 3/5.
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Overall 6
6.0

More Info needed

R Clarke, Amazon
22 September 2014
  • Summary: The case is good but It would help if they enclosed some info about the fittings..
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Overall 6
6.0

Beware proprietary fans, and controller needed for more fans

Mr. W. M. Dumas, Amazon
21 July 2014
  • Summary: BEWARE the proprietary fan cables. That is my biggest gripe with this case - if I had known that its fans only work with its own controller I might not have bought it. Moreover, it advertises itself as having space for a lot more fans -- let's face it, if you are spending this much on a case you are probably building a HPC of some kind -- yet does not mention, its own controller will not serve for those extra fans.
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