Thursday, October 6th 2011

Corsair Announces Availability of $139 Gaming PC Case

Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of the Carbide Series 500R gaming PC case.

The Carbide Series 500R joins the Carbide Series 400R, released in September. Like the 400R, it has been designed for PC gamers with the same builder-friendly philosophy as the award-winning Obsidian Series and Graphite Series of PC cases, and at an exceptionally aggressive price point. The 500R’s upgraded design is available in arctic white and graphite gray and includes a side mesh panel with a 200mm fan for additional GPU cooling, a multi-channel fan controller, and movable hard drive cages for installation of graphics cards of up to 452mm in length.

"The Carbide Series 500R takes everything that's great about the 400R, inherits additional features from our higher-end cases, and wraps them all in a new skin that really draws the eye." said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager for Components at Corsair. "Cooling performance is superb, and it’s a great platform for high-performance gaming rigs with multiple graphics cards."

Corsair Carbide Series: high-volume, aggressively priced cases for demanding PC gamers
The Carbide Series of gaming PC cases is designed for performance enthusiasts who want a budget case but who demand serious gaming case features. New system builds and upgrades are fast and simple, thanks to the easy side panel access and tool-free drive installation and removal. Corsair's innovative cable-management system allows for clean-looking builds and improved airflow. Support for USB 3.0 and 2.5" SSDs is built-in, and USB 3.0 ports are provided on the front panel and connect directly to motherboards with compatible USB 3.0 headers.

The Corsair Carbide Series 500R is available from authorized etailers worldwide at a US suggested retail price of $139 USD. For more information on the Carbide Series 500R mid-tower PC computer case, please visit this page.
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27 Comments on Corsair Announces Availability of $139 Gaming PC Case

#1
Sasqui
That is a really nice looking case. Understated and some great features.

I just wish I could find a case that had two things:
  • Room for a 360 radiator (at the top, which I have with my HAF 932)
  • Hot-swappable SATA drive bays (interior, like 5+ of them, I'm sick of having to remove the back side panel to shuffle HDD's around)
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#2
techtard
Looks like a blend of the HAF and CM 690 series cases, only classier.

Nice looking case.
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#3
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
lookin sleek. another great chassis. and yeah.. I wish it had at least an option for 360 on top.
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#4
stupido
me also likes... and hopes that can accommodate tall heatsinks like Archon
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#5
Delta6326
I really like the looks of this case I just wish they had a version with less mesh and nothing on the side. I really like solid cases with barely any openings for sound. They should make a Matx case and lower their prices :)
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#6
Zhriver
Am I missing something?
Why do hardly any of the companies design the cases with dust filters.
It seems like such a small object for them to add, that I know a lot of people would enjoy.
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#8
Volkszorn88
Corsair's awesomeness knows no bounds.
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#9
Yellow&Nerdy?
PLEASE, make a side panel window. This will close the gap between the 400R and the 600T nicely, which also happens to be the price range I'm looking at ATM.
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#10
claylomax
by: Volkszorn88
Corsair's marketing knows no bounds
;)
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#11
LAN_deRf_HA
Wtf is wrong with corsair's press releases? Every time they announce a product it's already been on newegg for weeks.
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#12
KieranD
Looks exactly like my Lancool PC K62 but with a better front panel. Design is exactly the same. If it had a side panel window i would consider it, also been considering the Lancool K9.
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#13
happita
I like filters on the front and bottom, but where is the side mesh dush filter? :(
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#14
fochkoph
Vaguely reminds me of the good ol' Cooler Master Stacker.
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#15
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Btw, in the third picture, the graphics cards used are HD 6870 reference, not HD 6900 series. HD 6870 is a fair bit shorter than HD 6900 cards.
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#16
[H]@RD5TUFF
A bit bland looking but you get all the great corsair features, and the price is right.
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#17
hhumas
its so beautiful ...........
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#18
Proph3t
wow finally I see a case I might want to buy - cable management looks really good
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#19
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: hhumas
its so beautiful ...........
ugly but there are a ton of features for the price.
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#20
Riotpump
Looks good though I'm satisfied with my HAF 922. May end up on a future build.
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#21
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
ugly but there are a ton of features for the price.
Dude I seriously don't even want to know what you think looks good...

This case is definitely on my list.
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#22
fortpilar
looks nice but i dont think it can cater long video cards.
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#23
HossHuge
by: fortpilar
looks nice but i dont think it can cater long video cards.
by: btarunr
and movable hard drive cages for installation of graphics cards of up to 452mm in length.
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#24
Athlonite
by: stupido
me also likes... and hopes that can accommodate tall heatsinks like Archon
Case width = 205.74mm Archon = Height 170mm (from bottom of base to pipe tip) so probably will ok
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#25
Athlonite
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
A bit bland looking but you get all the great corsair features, and the price is right.
I wouldn't go as far as saying Ugly, Plain exterior yes ugly no
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