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Corsair Carbide 500R White Midi Tower Gaming Case

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The beauty on the inside goes beyond the black-painted interior. Corsair’s innovative cable management system provides a straightforward way to route cables behind the motherboard, not across it where it can interfere with airflow and give your system a cluttered look.

This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 45692  
Stock code: CSE-MID-CC-9011013-W
Manuf. code: CC-9011013-WW
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The 500R features outrageous cooling potential. Four included fans (2x 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.

- Side panel with mesh fan mount locations
- Dimensions: 20.5” x 8.1” x 20”
- Four 5.25” drive bays
- Six 3.5” hard drive bays with 2.5” compatibility
- Eight expansion slots
- Supports most 240mm dual radiators (15mm spacing)
- Six 120mm/140mm fan mounts
- Four 120mm fan mounts
- Front I/O Ports: 2 x USB3.0, 1 x FireWire, 2 x Audio
- Two-year warranty

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

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Question  1150 socket. by Danny

Is this compatible with lga 1150?

Answer by Keithw on Friday, October 4, 2013

Yes it is compatible.


Question  will this fit? by keegan

ks a ASUS sabertooth z87 and a intel i7 4770k haswell compatable

with this case

Answer by Keithw on Friday, October 4, 2013

Yes they will fit fine.


 Good Design by RobinMichael

On the whole I have been pleased with my case. This is the first computer that I have built. There were one or two unexpected snags but that is only to be expected.

Not enough motherboard screws. I had a huge fan, so I wanted the motherboard securely bolted down around the fan.

Cable Extension: If you look at the reviews, you will realise that this is a large case. It is a long way from the power supply to where the power cable plugs in on the motherboard.

Sata Leads: Two sata leads are provided. It is not bad but I have bought a third. Also you need flat Sata lead ends if you have an SSD drive. Your choice as to whether they are lockable.

Getting bored: My biggest complaint is the way the lead from the USB 3's on the front panel plugs into the motherboard. It just fits in rather than plugs in properly.

What else? The front clip on one of the plastic trays holding a hard drive has broken. This is where you pull the tray out by pushing the sides together slightly.

And lastly, the fan at the side is a good idea, but the fan connections are a pain. It makes it more difficult to take the side of the case off.

I am pleased, and I am considering buying a second one.

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Question  Question by Dan b

Hi there,

This case is pictured with an atx motherboard with a form factor of 12 inch x 10.6 inch.

The board i would like to put in this is the asus maximus iv extreme-z which is classed as an e-atx motherboard i believe this board to have the same dimensions as the one above and pictured. (12 inch x 10.6 inch)

Am i correct here? I'd like to purchase the case and mobo from you asap.

Thanks in advance

Answer by mohamedA on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
unfortunately this motherboard does not support e-atx , some of our full towers do support e-atx like the haf 932 etc etc