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.
|Form Factor||ATX||Front Fans Speed||1200 RPM|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Top Fans||2|
|Material||Steel||Top Fans Size||120mm|
|Expansion Slots||8||Side Fans Size||200mm|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||4||Rear Fans||1|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||6||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|2.5" Drive Bays||0||Rear Fans Speed||1200 RPM|
|Tool-less Rails||yes||Bottom Fans||1|
|Length||521mm||Bottom Fans Size||120mm|
|Width||205mm||Case Fan dBA||18 dBA|
|Height||508mm||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||452mm||Front USB 2.0 Slots||0|
|Maximum CPU Cooler Size||165mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||2|
|Front Fans Size||120mm||Audio IO||yes|
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.