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Corsair Ships the Carbide Series 500R Case

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Corsair releases the Carbide Series 500R to go along with the Carbide Series 400R case to fill the gap between the 400R and the Graphite Series cases

The 500R is available in two color combinations: graphite gray and arctic white. The 500R measures 20.5" x 8.1" x 20", supports ATX and mATX motherboards and is equipped with eight expansion slots. It features a front I/O panel with USB 3.0 (x 2), FireWire (x 1) and audio (x 2) ports, four exposed 5.25-inch bays, and removable 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cages. 500R can support up to a 17.5" graphics card with removal of a 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive cage.

Cooling is provided by one 200mm side panel fan, two front-mounted 120mm fans, and one rear 120mm fan a side panel, along with a multi-channel fan controller to controller the up to four fans. The 500R provides support for a 240mm dual radiator for those users keen on water-cooling setups.

The Corsair Carbide Series 500R comes with a 2 year warranty and is available from authorized retailers worldwide at a suggested retail price of $139. Read more on the Corsair's Carbide 500R Series case at their product page.

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    ikyung , October 10, 2011 4:06 AM
    I've used both the 650 and 600T from corsair and they make their cases very well.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , October 10, 2011 4:36 AM
    Looks like a sweet case, Corsair's cases always have solid looks and quality. I like it. However, it looks somehow narrow from the photos... according to dimensions, it should fit a Hyper 212+, but the tower looks too narrow for it :)  Maybe because it's very tall?

    I just wish there would be no crazy price overhead on cases in my country. This will probably cost $200-240 here :( 
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    chumly , October 10, 2011 4:45 AM
    Corsair ALWAYS makes quality stuff, but that case is HUGE! You could put 4 computers in there.
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    liquidchild , October 10, 2011 5:40 AM
    This case came out at the same time as the 400...about a month ago.
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    oblivionlord , October 10, 2011 5:57 AM
    The damn case should have been wider. Wider for the compatibility of large towers and wider for the use of a front 200mm fan... not 2 old ass 120mm fans.. geez

    Perhaps they did this intentionally to not completely take sales away from the 600t.
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    one-shot , October 10, 2011 6:40 AM
    I could use one of these in a full tower. 600R, anyone?
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    AbdullahG , October 10, 2011 6:47 AM
    I must say Corsair makes amazing cases (the 600T has such great cable management it looks like your components are running without cables). I would love to see a mATX case or SFF for LAN gamers or for people who just want a small case.
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    Anonymous , October 10, 2011 12:50 PM
    Components are getting smaller, cases are getting larger. Please make a smaller case that has spots for SSD.
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    verbalizer , October 10, 2011 1:07 PM
    looks nice.
    I'm not a big case type of guy.
    but these look nice.
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    christop , October 10, 2011 1:14 PM
    Looks sweet and not a bad price either.
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    nukemaster , October 10, 2011 2:10 PM
    For the price it looks like it has all the features one could want. A tad big for my personal use. Very well priced.
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    nebun , October 10, 2011 2:37 PM
    those cases are nice and ugly at the same time
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    youssef 2010 , October 10, 2011 6:08 PM
    A very good case
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    halcyon , October 10, 2011 7:15 PM
    Another nice design from Corsair. Bravo.
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    g-unit1111 , October 10, 2011 8:25 PM
    I have the 600T and love it - it's easily the best computer case I've ever owned.
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    clonazepam , October 10, 2011 9:06 PM
    oblivionlordThe damn case should have been wider. Wider for the compatibility of large towers and wider for the use of a front 200mm fan... not 2 old ass 120mm fans.. geezPerhaps they did this intentionally to not completely take sales away from the 600t.


    It's rear fan is 120mm so that + the i/o shield should leave enough room for large coolers like the nh-d14 (assuming mobo and RAM are compat also), but you might have to remove the side panel fan. It depends how much extra width is gained from the side panel's design. I guess you can't (maybe) have your cake and eat it too (similar situation for nearly all cases I know of).

    It's not my style. I'd prefer the whole case be wider as opposed to that pop-out side panel area.
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    halcyon , October 11, 2011 1:34 AM
    I had to come and look at it again. The design is nice, clean, and distinctive. Thermaltake, are you listening?
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    verbalizer , November 24, 2011 3:41 PM
    thread corruption.?