Corsair Carbide 500R Review & Specs

Corsair Carbide 500R Mid Tower CC-9011012-WW

Corsair Carbide 500R Mid Tower CC-9011012-WW

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  • Optimize airflow and keep your system neat and tidy using the intelligent cable management system.
  • 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.
  • Front panel includes USB 3.0, Headphone, Mic, multi-channel fan controller, and an LED on/off switch.
  • Built-in compatibility for SSDs in the six hard drive bays gives you the flexibility you need.
  • Install or upgrade your CPU heatsink quickly with the easy-access backplate cutout.
  • Keep your system cool with up to 10 fan mount locations (four 120mm, six 120mm/140mm)

Specs Overview

Model CC-9011012-WW
Release Date February 2013

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Black
Includes Power Supply
External 5.25" Drive Bays 4
External 3.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 6
Motherboard Compatibility ATX, EATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
Front Panel USB Ports
Dimensions 520mm x 205mm x 508mm
Max GPU Length Allowance 316.00mm
Expansion Slots 8


  • Build quality
  • A lot of space for big CPU coolers and long graphic cards
  • Great cable management
  • Fan speed switch
  • Water cooling ready


Warranty Two years

Dimension 20.5” x 8.1” x 20”

MB Support ATX, mATX

Expansion Slots 8

Form Factor Mid-tower

Material Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces

Drive Bays (x4) 5.25", (x6) 3.5"/2.5" Drive Caddies

Cooling (x6) 120mm/140mm fan mounts, (x4) 120mm fan mounts, Includes (x1) 200mm side panel fan, (x2) front-mounted 120mm fans, and (x1) rear 120mm fan

Front I/O (x2) USB 3.0, (x1) IEEE1394, (x1) Headphone, (x1) MIC, Power, Reset, Lighting toggle switch

Power Supply ATX (not included)

Critic Reviews


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As with many cases that are watercooling-friendly, the Carbide 500R doesn't break any records as an air cooled case. However it's far from bad, managing to keep up with some of the high airflow cases we've tested. However its not in cooling that...

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