Summary: PROS: - Great cable management. Although, it was a bit of a hassle with some cabling, including the angle between the cable holes and the motherboard when my motherboard unfortunately had 90 degree ports... yeah.
It would be nice if I didn't have to turn on a flashlight ...
M. McMillan, Amazon
14 April 2015
Summary: CONS: The built-in fan controller is weak, but it's only meant for two fans that come with the case so I let it slide. I have my own 5-channel fan controller that I'm using. I see no HDD leds on mine, not sure why yet. 2 front USB ports that aren't recessed or angled back.
Summary: Solid case (literally and figuratively). Pros: - Large, sturdy design. - Spacious interior, able to fit more or less anything. - Good cable management. - Outstanding ventilation Cons are mostly nitpicks and personal feelings as a first time builder.
Great case, but has a couple shortfalls but not a deal breaker.
16 February 2015
Summary: Corsair has put together a very solid case with the Carbide 500R. Overall aesthetic design of this case is extremely clean and spacious inside for its size. Panels are tight fitting and no gaps when installed. The paint job inside and out is very high quality and should should up well.
Man, that right side panel is tight... No room for error in cable management.
Christopher C. Blakley, Amazon
8 February 2015
Summary: This case is nearly perfect and it made my build go very smoothly. My only complaint is that the right-side panel is extremely tight unless you have perfect cable management. The outputs for the cables are towards the front of the case, but the extra bulge on the panel is in the back.
... heck of a lot easier and it makes a nice looking machine
25 December 2014
Summary: As a first-time computer builder this case made my job a heck of a lot easier and it makes a nice looking machine. Unfortunately, there was an issue with the USB3 ports that came with the case but customer service at Corsair was excellent and they had me a replacement part in a matter of a few days.
Summary: Very nice case. Preinstalled fans are quiet. Leds are not super bright. Tons of room and very easy cable management. Several inches longer and taller than my old rosewill case. Required me to rearrange the desk a bit. 1 con. Front audio was broken.
Summary: It is a wonderful case. Plenty of space. The mounts for the motherboard were all in place, and without need of adjusting. I am very pleased with the cable management. The only two reasons I rated this 4 star is because one of the thumb screws that hold the side panels on was terribly warped upon...
Summary: The instructions that come with the case are somewhat unclear. It was my first time building a PC, and the three motherboard holes along the top of the case do not match the ones throughout the rest of the case, and this threw me off considerably.
Summary: First and foremost the packing is fine if you were taking it home off the shelf. However it is not made for the oafs at ups or fed ex. If it has any damage to the packaging don't accept it. This is a roomy. I am running a full size atx board and two evga 760's and have room for more.