Corsair 5000 Series Cases Review
The Corsair case range is nothing if not enormous. There are cases to suit every pocket and desk size. If you’ve owned at least more than one case the chances are that you’ve owned a Corsair model. They’re ubiquitous both in search results and prebuilt setups.
Recent designs, however, haven’t been that kind to Corsair when compared to their rivals. Whilst other manufacturers have been flexing their muscles and pushing boundaries of airflow, or silence, or modularity, or just raw aesthetics, Corsair have been a little slow to react. But you can’t keep a company as large as Corsair down for long, and with their latest 5000 series of cases it’s clear they have spent plenty of time ticking off a giant list of user demands, as both the 5000D and 5000X that we have here today are fantastic cases.
They’re designed around giving you plenty of room for 360mm radiators and giving you a choice of places to install them. Additionally all the panels are removable and modular, so that you can tailor it to your exact requirements. They’re easy to build it with loads of room behind the motherboard tray for your cables, and with iCUE lighting control included you can flex your choice of hue with ease.
As well as our usual video review that shows them off better than mere words can, we know that some of you enjoy poring over the pictures and so this is our companion review to that video. Let’s do it to it.
The main differences are in the panel types and number of included fans, so if you’re after a one stop shop the X might be more your thing, whereas those of you who already have lots of things to squeeze inside you can save a little bit by getting the D.