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Corsair Carbide Series 500R White review

It's sturdy and white, but is the price right?

Corsair Carbide Series 500R White
Another sexeh shiny Corsair chassis

Our Verdict

Matches, and even exceeds, expectations for a mid-range case, but it's awfully near the 600T's price.


  • Four fans
  • Well built
  • Tidy interior


  • Lacks the 600T's full feature set

Corsair has become known for some brilliant PC cases recently, and the Corsair Carbide Series 500R White is aiming to become another one.

We've tried connecting up components and trying to run them without a case, but it only makes the carpet smell funny. That burning component smell really gets the back of your throat, so what luck there are literally trillions of cuboid metal homes for your gear that'll keep them safe!

Corsair's Carbide Series 500R White is just one such case, and you should care because a) Corsair makes high-quality cases, and b) this one's fairly cheap.

Styled after the Corsair Graphite Series 600T chassis with a bit of the Obsidian 700D's angular form thrown in, this Carbide Series 500R includes four fans, six drive bays, a backplate with cable management and holes and rear CPU cooler access, and a sturdy steel build.

Corsair carbide series 500r white

It appears legit, but are you in danger of being jipped by purchasing this sub-£100 case?