Corsair 5000D PC Chassis Review

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Corsair 5000D PC Chassis review

Corsair is back with a new chassis; this time, the 5000D is being put to the test. It is a spacious, innovative chassis with lots of features, hiding options, and clearances for your liquid cooling nirvana. And sure, it's quite the looker as well. Much like the 4000D, the 5000D did not exactly come as a surprise, and I guess a Romanian webshop kind of spilled the beans a month ago. There will be several SKUs based on this design, a highly enabled RGB one, an airflow model (from mesh), and the more basic but beautiful model we'll test today with a nice tempered glass in a black design (white will be optional as well). 

Inbetween that 4000D and 5000D, looking at the product from the front side, you might imagine there the same; they aren't, though. The innards are vastly different. At 66.25 liters, the capacity of the 5000D is notably a lot larger. Also, the I/O is completed with an extra USB-A port, which brings the total to two. There is also a USB-C port, followed by a combined audio port for the microphone and headset. The 5000D cases are a lot taller and longer than their smaller brothers. 5000D and cooling go synonym with each other; it is now possible to place a 360mm radiator next to the motherboard, or three 120mm fans, of course. 

The standard 5000D has a closed front, and the Airflow variant has an open mesh. A noteworthy feature is the so-called 'RapidRoute' system for cable management, a pre-installed gutter with Velcro strips so that you should be able to create a neat cable station in the back easily. Not just that, that rear side also comes with a door, guide it all away. There is a placement for many 120mm or 140mm fans fit in the case; in terms of water cooling, you could mount 360mm / 280mm at the front, 360mm / 280 mm on the top, and next to the motherboard tray a 360mm or 240mm. The power supply is hidden in its own shielded cylinder, which also features a 3.5" HDD cage (removable)  with room for two drives. Behind the motherboard door (we'll show you later), you'll spot three more 2.5-inch mounts. In addition to the seven expansion slots, two more are placed vertically if you want to mount your GPU rotated. The i/o on top consists of a variety of USB-c, USB-a, and a combined audio port for the microphone and headset. Have a peek, and then we'll head onwards into the review. The chassis we test is the standard 5000D, which sells at 150 USD.


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