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CORSAIR iCUE 5000D RGB Airflow


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Jul 8, 2005
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Victoria, BC, Canada
System Name Meshlicious Monster
Processor Intel Core i5-10600T
Motherboard MSI Z490I Unify
Cooling NZXT Kraken Z53 with 2x Noctua Redux 1300 RPM PWM fans
Memory ADATA 16 GB 3200 Mhz DDR4
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio
Storage TeamGroup 1TB NVMe SSD
Display(s) Asus ProArt 27" 1440P, 75Hz
Case ssupd Meshlicious with mesh side panels
Power Supply Fractal Design Ion 660 W Platinum ATX
Mouse Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro Wireless
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Home
The Corsair iCUE 5000D Airflow RGB takes the original 5000D Airflow through a few very subtle tweaks and adds the new AF120 Elite RGB fans into the mix. All at a cost lower than buying the individual pieces. Is pairing brand new fans with a two year old case trouble or a match made in heaven?

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Aug 31, 2022
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System Name Overkill
Processor Intel 11700K
Motherboard MSI MAG B560 Tomahawk Wifi
Cooling Corsair H100i RGB PRO XT
Memory Crucial Ballistix 64 GB 3200
Video Card(s) AMD RX 6800 Sapphire Nitro+
Storage WD SN850 2 TB -- Solidigm P41 Plus 2 TB
Display(s) Asus VG259QM 1080p 240hz
Case Corsair 4000X
Power Supply Corsair RMX850 2021
Mouse Logitech G502 Hero
Keyboard Corsair K70 TKL
Software Windows 10
i thought to myself when I first got my 4000X “The only difference between the D, Airflow, and X is the front panel which is easily popped off. Why don’t they sell these individually to customize the case?”
Seems they finally got the memo.

Although it’s kind of ironic that they finally offer these airflow panels for individual sale (the replacement part listing on their website has been perpetually sold out for the 4000D) just as they offer an airflow RGB version of the case.


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Aug 23, 2013
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This is like a cheaper variant instead of buying the case and fans separately like I did.


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Aug 30, 2022
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I wondered when I bought the 5000X early 2022 why there wasn't fan mounts on top of the PSU shroud. Have considered modifying for two 120mm fans a few times but have not had the desire to go all in since the shroud doesn't come out. But now they release this case with the mounts already in the shroud. Now why couldn't they have done that on the 5000X? haha I refuse to buy the exact same case more or less for some holes in the shroud.

Can't wait to get the wooden panels to match my wooden case stand.


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Feb 13, 2023
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There was a tpu review last week of the updated 5000D that mentioned it had a less tinted/clear side panel.
I asked corsair support and they said the panels were the same. Did anyone pick up that icue 5000D and has any info about that? Possibly even side by side pics? I was surprised, since it did look less tinted in the review