Corsair Carbide 500R Arctic White Edition Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by leeghoofd @ 2012-01-24

A while back we reviewed the Corsair 400R Carbide series case. The Carbide series being Corsairs entry level case lineup, is not the cheapest, yet still remaining affordable cases. However no cut backs on build quality, design and features are made. The 400R was a pretty solid case, but there's another, more advanced version in the Carbide series.  The 500R is the bigger brother of the previously tested 400R. Sporting a beefy 200mm side fan, 3 step fan controller, removable HDD bays and some little extra refinements on the case design. Retailing at about 20 euros more than the 400R, we try to figure out if the 500R is worth it's money.


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Test Setup and Case Specifications

Let's install a brand new ASUS X79 Sabretooth motherboard. This for one particular reason. With the Thermal Radar Software (included in the AI Suite) we can read out different sensors on the motherboard. So no fiddling with extra 3rd party sensors.




  • Asus Sabretooth X79 mainboard
  • Intel 3960X OC'ed at 4.5Ghz 1.37Vcore
  • Corsair Hydro100 cooling
  • 8Gb Corsair GTX8 2400 C10 rams
  • 2 x GTX480 Fermi graphic cards
  • 2 x Western Digital 300Gb Velociraptor Hard Drives
  • Corsair TX850 Power Supply.







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