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Corsair Carbide 500R

The Corsair Carbide 500R conforms to the ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX.

It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 521mm x 205mm x 508mm.


Corsair Carbide 500R

help iconForm FactorATXhelp iconFront Fans Speed1200 RPM
help iconMotherboard Form Factors
  • ATX
  • Micro-ATX
help iconTop Fans2
help iconMaterialSteelhelp iconTop Fans Size120mm
help iconColorWhitehelp iconSide Fans1
help iconExpansion Slots8help iconSide Fans Size200mm
help icon5.25″ Drive Bays4help iconRear Fans1
help icon3.5″ Drive Bays6help iconRear Fans Size120mm
help icon2.5" Drive Bays0help iconRear Fans Speed1200 RPM
help iconTool-less Railsyeshelp iconBottom Fans1
help iconLength521mmhelp iconBottom Fans Size120mm
help iconWidth205mmhelp iconCase Fan dBA18 dBA
help iconHeight508mmhelp iconIO Display Panelyes
help iconMaximum Graphics Card Length452mmhelp iconFront USB 2.0 Slots0
help iconMaximum CPU Cooler Size165mmhelp iconFront USB 3.0 Slots2
help iconFront Fans2help iconeSATAno
help iconFront Fans Size120mmhelp iconAudio IOyes

Corsair Carbide 500R compatibility review

The Corsair Carbide 500R has a the ATX form factor. ATX is the most ubiquitous of case standards, providing the largest array of compatible hardware on the market. Using the ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 521mm x 205mm x 508mm.

The Corsair Carbide 500R has eight expansion slots, so there is plenty of room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has four 5.25" drive bays, which is enough to house an optical drive and a couple of hard drives, while still having space for plenty more HDDs with the six 3.5" drive bays that are also available. There are no 2.5" drive bays, though, so any SSD or laptop-sized HDD installation would require an adapter. Installation of hard drives into these drive bays is made all the more easier by screwless rails that allow tool-less mounting.

Made primarily of Steel, the Corsair Carbide 500R is built to be strong and well-ventilated. Steel cases are generally fairly cheap and sturdy, but also tend to be quite heavy. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.

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