Corsair Announces New $139 Gaming PC Case

One of the toughest things any PC builder has to do after deciding what motherboard they want to buy is choosing the right case. I have spent days deciding on what case I want to buy:  do I want one with LED fans and an option to support a 240mm radiator at the top, or do I want a case that will allow me to fit a large CPU cooler in it like the Noctua DH-14. These are issues that PC builders like me have on a daily basis; I’m not even going to start talking about the design of the case and color. It seems the folks over at Corsair think like PC builders, and because of that, they’re releasing a new case named the “Carbide 500R“. Usually when I think of Corsair, I think ram, headsets, and liquid cooling. I knew they offered Gaming Cases geared towards the mainstream PC market, but none of them really appealed to me. I don’t know what it is about these cases though; something about them is just cool and makes me want to buy one. I can’t tell if it’s the gray or white color scheme, or the fact that they’re so affordable and could give CoolerMaster some stiff competition. Anyway, check out the press release below and a video of the case being shown at Computex 2011.

–Carbide Series 500R offers outrageous cooling flexibility and stunning good looks–

–FREMONT, California — October 6th, 2011–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:

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case.html

Video Of The Case

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Corsair Carbide Gallery

 

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