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Corsair Carbide 500R Midi Tower Gaming Case

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Need a gaming case with some serious airflow? the Corsair 500R comes with 2x 120mm front fans, 1x 120mm rear fan & a massive 200mm side Fan, all for keeping your system super cool

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 45691  
Stock code: CSE-MID-CC-9011012-W
Manuf. code: CC-9011012-WW
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The 500R features outrageous cooling potential. Four included fans (2 x 120mm in front, a 200mm on the side, and a rear 120mm exhaust) cool your components, and USB 3.0, native SSD support, and eight expansion slots make it easy to build a rock-solid system. A removable hard drive cage means you can get more direct airflow over GPUs up to 452mm in length, and internal 240mm radiator support gives you tons of cooling flexibility. Captive thumbscrews provide easy removal of the side panels and our innovative cable routing makes your system clean and tidy.


  • Keep your system cool with up to 10 fan mount locations (four 120mm, six 120mm/140mm)
  • Removable hard drive cages for optimum GPU airflow and to accommodate GPUs up to 452mm in length.
  • Mesh side panel can accommodate two 120mm or 140mm fans, or included 200mm fan for outrageous cooling potential.
  • Built-in multi-channel fan controller for optimal cooling adjustability.
  • Easily accessible dust filters keep the cool air flowing over your valuable components.
  • Built-in compatibility for SSDs in the six hard drive bays gives you the flexibility you need.
  • Captive thumbscrews make it easy to remove your side panels without losing the screws.
  • Install or upgrade your CPU heatsink quickly with the easy-access backplate cutout.
  • Optimize airflow and keep your system neat and tidy using the intelligent cable management system.
  • Front panel includes USB 3.0, Headphone, Mic, multi-channel fan controller, and an LED on/off switch


  • Manufacturer: Corsair
  • Case Edition: Carbide
  • Case Form Factor: ATX Midi Tower
  • Motherboard Form Factor: ATX Micro ATX
  • Maximum GPU Length 452mm
  • Maximum CPU Cooler Height 180mm
  • Maximum PSU Length 300mm
  • Case Expansion Slots 8
  • Material: Plastic/ Steel
  • Front/ Side/ Top Panel: 1 x Firewire (6pin) 1 x Headphone 1 x Mic In 1 x Multi-channel fan controller 1 x Power LED 2 x USB 3.0
  • Drive Bays: 6 x 2.5"/ 3.5" Internal 4 x 5.25" External
  • Fan Bays: 1 x 120mm 2 x 120mm w/White LEDs 1 x 200mm side panel w/White LEDs
  • Fans Included: 1 x 120mm 2 x 120mm w/White LEDs 1 x 200mm
  • Dimensions: 205.7 x 508 x 520.7 (WxHxD mm)
  • Weight 7.53kg

    Warranty Information:

    Manufacturer corsair
    Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
    Manufacturer Website
    Warranty Period (yrs)5
    Hard Drive Bays6
    DVD Drive Bays4
    USB 2.0 Ports0
    USB 3.0 Ports2
    Audio PanelThe product has this feature
    Max. PSU Depth (mm)300
    Max. CPU Fan Height (mm)180
    Max. GPU Length (mm)452
    Maximum Amount of Fans9
    Number of Additional Fan positions5

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    Question  will these be compatible with this case by Swagster

    amd fx 8350 with the stock cooler
    gigabyte ga 78lmt
    amd radeon r7 265
    seagate barracuda
    ace extreme series a 650 br psu
    and 8 gig of ballistix crucial sport

    Answer by davidw on Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Most certainly will :-)

    Question  it will be compatible? by pappun

    Hi I wanted to know if it will be compatible with evga 770 superclocked and msi Z87-g45. Also would I need a ssd adapter?


    Answer by patrickc on Monday, March 17, 2014
    These will fit in this case.

    Question  psu & 500R + p5Q premium by bladerunner


    I am looking to build my first pc and I have the socket 775 Asus P5Q Premium motherboard using this motherboard which I have had for sometime. I am considering the Carbide 500R case and partnering it with the Corsair Pro Series AX850 CMPSU-850AXUK. will these all be compaitble ie will the asus motherboard fit in the 500R case and also will the psu fit this case.

    I want to use the onboard raid feature on the Asus motherboard & I have x2 300GB w/digital raptors for this. I am not in to gaming but I just want a reliable and fast pc. I am not sure if there will be problems regard the case connections i.e USB 3.0 and the connections on the motherboard which are USB 2.0 but i think I am right in saying USB 3.0 is backwards compatible. I hope to add USB 3.0 via an add in Pci card can you recommend any?

    Answer by thomasr on Saturday, June 30, 2012
    Hello Sir,

    Yes this is compatible.

    Thanks for your question.

    Question  Will my rig fit? by coldtrust

    Please can you tell me if all this fit into this case?

    #48921 = cpu
    #44806 = ram
    #46239 = psu
    #46799 = cpu cooler
    #48443 = mobo
    #44533 = gpu

    I am always worried that that the cpu cooler will be too big to fit on top of the cpu and mobo - nevermind with the ram and gpu in there too!

    Answer by mohamedA on Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    that looks fine except the cpu will not fit in an fm1 (fusion) motherboard , you will need an am3+ motherboard like this 48564 1


    will this gtx 580 fit in this case ?



    Answer by mohamedA on Saturday, March 31, 2012
    yes this card should fit in that case with the hardrive cage removed the case can support graphics cards that are 452mms long
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