Corsair 5000 Series Cases Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Corsair 5000 Series Cases Review

Introduction

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.

Technical Specifications

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.

5000D

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5000X

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Most Recent Comments

15-01-2021, 14:56:16

Deadtroopers
Immediate reaction? I ground my teeth.

One of either the right hand glass panel or the vanity door is redundant. Ditch the glass or use glass in the vanity door and make it a 3/4 side panel. The full sized metal door is very flexi. Thicker material or bitumen to stiffen it IF you are daft enough to want to keep the silly, half-arsed, configurations.

The thumb screw malarkey on the interior; awkward and probably redundant. Needs a better implementation.

The white versions for preference, the black just accentuates the e.

140mm fan option in front and rear please; this would also allow fan offset in the roof.

Glass in roof and in front; if you are not going to provide both alternative panels: no, just NO. (You could leave the front glass the same size with the xtra 20mm to the slots either side)

Yellow tab on the roof filter. Why?

Noisy. PSU should slot in from rear. Grommets.

One SKU to rule them all; the thinking here isn't as half-arsed as Thermaltacky; but it is on the way there. There are a lot of nice touches but I can see how this series could have been so much better.

It doesn't matter if Wile E Coyote leaps 50% or 99% of the way over the Grand Canyon; he still falls to the bottom.Quote
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