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Hey everyone,

For our first release of 2021, we’re starting the year in a cool way with the 5000D, 5000D AIRFLOW, and iCUE 5000X. The three 5000 Series models each have their own differentiation, but they all mutually feature vast cooling options, easy building accessibility, and RapidRoute cable management. Here’s a few quick highlights:

  • Space which offers impressive cooling flexibility for its size – being able to accommodate multiple 360mm radiators and perfect for Hydro X Custom Cooling.
  • Removable front & roof panels to make the building process a more enjoyable experience and ease of maintenance
  • A minimalist solid steel front panel, equipped with dedicated ventilation channels for proper airflow (5000D)
  • Slotted, steel front panel which intakes immaculate airflow for your components (5000D AIRFLOW)
  • The ability to showcase every detail of your build down with tool-free tempered glass panels on the sides, top, and front (5000X)

Click the following for more information: 5000D, 5000D AIRFLOW, iCUE 5000X. We’ve put together a quick FAQ below.

Q: Will my GPU fit in this case?

A: Don’t see why not! Max supported GPU length is 420mm - plenty of space for either NVIDIA's 30 Series or AMD's 6000 Series.

Q: What motherboard form factors can fit?

A: Motherboard compatibility includes mini-ITX, micro-ATX, ATX, and E-ATX.

Q: What fans come with the cases?

A: The 5000D/5000D AIRFLOW both come with two 120mm AirGuide fans, while the 5000X comes with three SP RGB ELITE fans.

Q: Can I orientate my GPU vertically?

A: Yes – there are included motherboard standoffs which may be used to solidly mount a PCIe vertical mount riser cable directly to the PSU shroud. SSD trays may also be taken from behind the motherboard tray to be mounted atop the PSU shroud.

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Let us know if you guys have any more questions or want to share any thoughts! Is there any feature that particularly stands out to you?

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Derbauer actually published a build in this case today before you posted, so you are beat! :p

 

It does look like a really good successor to the 500D / 570X. Nice to see more and more airflow focused cases come out

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My current case is a coolermaster h500m, which I mostly like, but the glass top (as opposed to mesh) creates airflow problems with my current fan/radiator configuration, and I've been keeping an eye out for a case that would suit my needs better. I had my eye on the 4000d a while back but decided it wasn't quite right for me, and recently I've seriously been considering going with an 011d XL, but when I saw the new Corsair 5000 series today, I got excited, as the airflow version looks perfect for my needs and will match my gazillion other Corsair products.

 

I am wondering about the glass panel though: how dark is it? I saw a review that said it was tinted pretty dark, but I'd love to get a black 5000d airflow with glass that's not tinted if possible. I like to be able to see clearly inside my case.

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Yeah I prefer black cases to white ones but am considering getting the white one instead so I can see inside. The product page is a bit misleading, as the videos I've seen of people reviewing the black case has a much darker tint than what it looks like on the Corsair product page.

 

It would be really nice if we could order the side panel separately, but it is not as of yet available on the Corsair store (under the spare parts section).

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I want this new case, and I would like to put the 360mm aio in the new side position (as in the photo) but it is not physically possible as in the photo the power supply cables do not exist :bigeyes:

 

Can you tell me if you can move the hdd case to the left even having a 360mm aio?

 

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I want this new case, and I would like to put the 360mm aio in the new side position (as in the photo) but it is not physically possible as in the photo the power supply cables do not exist :bigeyes:

 

Can you tell me if you can move the hdd case to the left even having a 360mm aio?

 

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I don't think that will fit. I saw a reviewer complaining about this as well. When you install radiator on the side or install the other PSU cover, you can't slide the HDD cage to the left. That's the trade off I guess.

 

I think the other way around this is to provide installation point on the place where 3 SSDs are supposed to be for 3.5" drive (only fit 1 though). SSD can be installed below the GPU anyway. Or you can just shove 1 HDD without the steel cage on the same place after you install all PSU cables, I think it will fit.

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Yeah I saw one reviewer saying that you could install a HDD behind the motherboard where the ssd's go, but I'm thinking he had to have been confused because the product page appears to be pretty clear that the only place that HDD's can go is in the HDD cage. If I'm wrong about this, please correct me, as I'd love to hide a HDD back there and ditch the HDD cage altogether, but it doesn't seem possible. I already have two m.2 NVMe drives and am considering replacing my HDD with a 4tb SATA SSD as well. HDD's seem like the pc version of record players to me at this point... but yeah they are still cheaper than ssd's so are better in situations where you have bookoodles of data to store, so there's that.

 

And I'm still crossing my fingers that Corsair will release an option to purchase a clear (non-tinted) side panel for the black model, even if we have to purchase it separately. Everyone has their own preferences, and no case is perfect, but this one would be (for me at least) if the black model had a clear glass side panel instead of one tinted so darkly. I still don't really get why they'd bother to have a glass panel that you can barely see through.

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Yeah I saw one reviewer saying that you could install a HDD behind the motherboard where the ssd's go, but I'm thinking he had to have been confused because the product page appears to be pretty clear that the only place that HDD's can go is in the HDD cage. If I'm wrong about this, please correct me, as I'd love to hide a HDD back there and ditch the HDD cage altogether, but it doesn't seem possible. I already have two m.2 NVMe drives and am considering replacing my HDD with a 4tb SATA SSD as well. HDD's seem like the pc version of record players to me at this point... but yeah they are still cheaper than ssd's so are better in situations where you have bookoodles of data to store, so there's that.

 

And I'm still crossing my fingers that Corsair will release an option to purchase a clear (non-tinted) side panel for the black model, even if we have to purchase it separately. Everyone has their own preferences, and no case is perfect, but this one would be (for me at least) if the black model had a clear glass side panel instead of one tinted so darkly. I still don't really get why they'd bother to have a glass panel that you can barely see through.

 

Yes I have seen many videos that behind the motherboard there is a plate with holes written HDD and SSD, there are similar holes also in the base under the harddisk box, it would be very convenient to put them there

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Yes I have seen many videos that behind the motherboard there is a plate with holes written HDD and SSD, there are similar holes also in the base under the harddisk box, it would be very convenient to put them there

 

That’s awesome to hear! Yeah I did just see one where the guy mentioned that the RGB version of the case has a lighting hub in the spot you appear to be talking about which means on that model only, you’d apparently lose out on the ability to attach a HDD there. Perhaps the product page render doesn’t show that as an option because they just made a single render animation for all three models or something.

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Does anyone know if it’s possible to fit two 140mm fans in the front in addition to one 120mm fan? It looks like it might be, but putting two 140’s in the front also might not leave room for a 120 - not sure. I’m thinking about either putting two 140’s with a 120 between them, or possibly putting a 280mm radiator in the front with an additional 120mm fan below or above the radiator.
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I'm thinking of getting one for a future upgrade, but i have 2 questions:

Are the panels interchangeable between the cases? I'm thinking of getting the RGB version with a push pull top radiator but the glass top panel would have to go then. Would be nice if the panel from an airflow would fit there.

Or the other way round, getting the airflow version and replacing the front panel with one from the RGB.

Second question:

Will we be able to buy these panels as replacement parts

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That’s awesome to hear! Yeah I did just see one where the guy mentioned that the RGB version of the case has a lighting hub in the spot you appear to be talking about which means on that model only, you’d apparently lose out on the ability to attach a HDD there. Perhaps the product page render doesn’t show that as an option because they just made a single render animation for all three models or something.

The steel plate behind the motherboard is available for all types (both 5000X and 5000D airflow). I don't remember reviewers saying that there's a HDD tie in point there, maybe I haven't watched enough review videos. Even if there's pre-installed node core there you can simply remove and place it somewhere else if there's an indeed HDD tie in point. I plan to put all corsair lighting controller there if they can be fitted together on that plate lol.

 

I'm thinking of getting one for a future upgrade, but i have 2 questions:

Are the panels interchangeable between the cases? I'm thinking of getting the RGB version with a push pull top radiator but the glass top panel would have to go then. Would be nice if the panel from an airflow would fit there.

Or the other way round, getting the airflow version and replacing the front panel with one from the RGB.

Second question:

Will we be able to buy these panels as replacement parts

 

Me too, I'm planning to move to white PC build when I upgrade my CPU and motherboard. The 5000D airflow white case will be a strong candidate. Answers to your questions (as per my knowledge):

- The panels are interchangeable (both front, top, and side). So you plan to left the front and side panel glass but remove the top and change it to the perforated panel? This idea came to me as well but finding Corsair replacement part in my country is almost impossible (plus Corsair don't provide shipping globally).

- They will sell it as replacement part I believe

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I'm thinking of getting one for a future upgrade, but i have 2 questions:

Are the panels interchangeable between the cases? I'm thinking of getting the RGB version with a push pull top radiator but the glass top panel would have to go then. Would be nice if the panel from an airflow would fit there.

Or the other way round, getting the airflow version and replacing the front panel with one from the RGB.

Second question:

Will we be able to buy these panels as replacement parts

 

Considering that I've seen at least one reviewer say that the glass side panel shattered really easily, I'd think that Corsair will make them available for purchase separately at some point soon. As for the metal airflow panels, that's questionable but possible.

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Hello all,

 

Could there be a 5000 with an ODD option?[/b] ( front panel + ODD support)

 

I know that everybody seems to have forgot the CD's but it is still a point for many user to have this option when considering a case.

 

I was looking for the 678C but the 5000 looks well made, it is maybe a better value for money and comes with a lot of interesting features.

 

-> Is there a plan to add an option with ODD possibility with the 5000 case, or even a supplementary version with it?

 

Thanks,

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Glad we've caught all of your guys' attention and appreciate the responses!

 

I'm thinking of getting one for a future upgrade, but i have 2 questions:

Are the panels interchangeable between the cases? I'm thinking of getting the RGB version with a push pull top radiator but the glass top panel would have to go then. Would be nice if the panel from an airflow would fit there.

Or the other way round, getting the airflow version and replacing the front panel with one from the RGB.

Second question:

Will we be able to buy these panels as replacement parts

 

Yes, the panels are interchangeable between the 5000 Series cases. Replacement parts will eventually be available - I cannot provide an ETA.

 

That’s awesome to hear! Yeah I did just see one where the guy mentioned that the RGB version of the case has a lighting hub in the spot you appear to be talking about which means on that model only, you’d apparently lose out on the ability to attach a HDD there. Perhaps the product page render doesn’t show that as an option because they just made a single render animation for all three models or something.

 

Lighting hubs can be relocated - you would not lose out on being able to use the HDD cage.

 

Hello all,

 

Could there be a 5000 with an ODD option?[/b] ( front panel + ODD support)

 

I know that everybody seems to have forgot the CD's but it is still a point for many user to have this option when considering a case.

 

I was looking for the 678C but the 5000 looks well made, it is maybe a better value for money and comes with a lot of interesting features.

 

-> Is there a plan to add an option with ODD possibility with the 5000 case, or even a supplementary version with it?

 

Thanks,

 

No plans for an ODD option, sorry! We are always listening to our users, however.

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Lighting hubs can be relocated - you would not lose out on being able to use the HDD cage.

 

Thanks for the response, Albert. To clarify, we were talking about the option to install a HDD behind the motherboard where SSD’s can be mounted so as not to have to use the HDD cage at all. Can you confirm if this is possible?

 

Also, I know that the front panel can hold three 120mm fans or two 140mm fans, but can it hold a combination of one 120 and two 140’s or two 120’s and one 140?

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My black 5000d airflow arrived today. Just unboxed it. First impressions are that while there is much to be excited about with this case, the glass tint is WAY, WAY, WAY TOO DARK. As in, you really can't see anything at all inside it. Once everything is put together and turned on, I'm sure you'll be able to see rgb lights inside it, although in an extremely dim way, and you won't be able to see anything else inside the case. It's so dark that I'm not sure why one would even bother to put a glass panel on the case and then basically black the whole thing out so you can't see anything.

 

I might end up returning this model and try the white one or something, even though I don't like white builds. I'm hoping they make a non-tinted side panel available as either on option when purchasing the case or at least for purchase separately, as the panel for the white version also has white trim, which would look weird attached to the black case.

 

While this is a really cool case, the decision to make the tint so dark was a bad decision in my opinion - a deal-breaking one for anyone who wants to see inside their case.

 

Edit: Corsair really should fix the product page for the black model, as the renders give an extremely inaccurate impression of how transparent the side panel is. I imagine they'll be getting a lot of returns when people see how different it looks in person compared to the renders.

 

Edit 2: be VERY careful when removing the side panel. I saw a reviewer that mentioned how easy it is for it to fall off as you are removing it, so I was very careful, but I can definitely see what they mean. It is disconcertingly easy for it to fall out completely as you pull it away from the body of the case if you don't have a good grip on it. Nothing is going to sort of "hold it in place" from the "hinged" side as you swing it out. The "hinged" side will just fall out as soon as you start swinging it out.

 

Edit 3: for those wondering, you can in fact fit two 140mm fans and one 120mm fan in the front, but only if the 120 is in the middle (as opposed to the top or the bottom), and even then it's a tight fit that might require you to remove the fan housing from the front in order to get the screws in. The fact that the 120 has to go in the middle would mean that you can't put a 280mm rad in the front and also fit a 120mm fan at the same time. There is not a way to fit two 140's and one 120 in the top, though - only in the front. The removable fan/radiator housings are a very nice touch by the way, and the case is gorgeous... but the super-dark tint... ugh I just can't get past that.

 

Edit 4: As for installing a HDD behind the motherboard (so as to be able to ditch the HDD cage altogether), it does look like it *might* be possible to install one (and only one) there, but this is really unclear. It looks like there are potentially screw holes that would line up with the HDD tray, but it's not clear which screws to use (of the various screws that came with the case, none appear to be the right size for this), and the manual makes precisely zero mention of how to do it or of whether it's even possible. I did see a couple of reviewers say that it's possible, so I'm going to play around with it and am confident I can get it to work, although novices might have a tough time with this. It would be really great to get some clarification on this from Corsair and maybe add some instructions on how to do it in a faq or something. In other news, cable management is AWESOME! there is plenty of room behind the motherboard, corsair included cable guides/channels, and 15 very nice velcro cable ties. Well done here!

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My black 5000d airflow arrived today. Just unboxed it. First impressions are that while there is much to be excited about with this case, the glass tint is WAY, WAY, WAY TOO DARK. As in, you really can't see anything at all inside it. Once everything is put together and turned on, I'm sure you'll be able to see rgb lights inside it, although in an extremely dim way, and you won't be able to see anything else inside the case. It's so dark that I'm not sure why one would even bother to put a glass panel on the case and then basically black the whole thing out so you can't see anything.

 

I might end up returning this model and try the white one or something, even though I don't like white builds. I'm hoping they make a non-tinted side panel available as either on option when purchasing the case or at least for purchase separately, as the panel for the white version also has white trim, which would look weird attached to the black case.

 

While this is a really cool case, the decision to make the tint so dark was a bad decision in my opinion - a deal-breaking one for anyone who wants to see inside their case.

 

Edit: Corsair really should fix the product page for the black model, as the renders give an extremely inaccurate impression of how transparent the side panel is. I imagine they'll be getting a lot of returns when people see how different it looks in person compared to the renders.

 

Edit 2: be VERY careful when removing the side panel. I saw a reviewer that mentioned how easy it is for it to fall off as you are removing it, so I was very careful, but I can definitely see what they mean. It is disconcertingly easy for it to fall out completely as you pull it away from the body of the case if you don't have a good grip on it. Nothing is going to sort of "hold it in place" from the "hinged" side as you swing it out. The "hinged" side will just fall out as soon as you start swinging it out.

 

Edit 3: for those wondering, you can in fact fit two 140mm fans and one 120mm fan in the front, but only if the 120 is in the middle (as opposed to the top or the bottom), and even then it's a tight fit that might require you to remove the fan housing from the front in order to get the screws in. The fact that the 120 has to go in the middle would mean that you can't put a 280mm rad in the front and also fit a 120mm fan at the same time. The removable fan/radiator housings are a very nice touch by the way, and the case is gorgeous... but the super-dark tint... ugh I just can't get past that.

 

Edit 4: As for installing a HDD behind the motherboard (so as to be able to ditch the HDD cage altogether), it does look like it *might* be possible to install one (and only one) there, but this is really unclear. It looks like there are potentially screw holes that would line up with the HDD tray, but it's not clear which screws to use, and the manual makes precisely zero mention of how to do it or of whether it's even possible. I did see a couple of reviewers say that it's possible, so I'm going to play around with it and am confident I can get it to work, although novices might have a tough time with this. It would be really great to get some clarification on this from Corsair and maybe add some instructions on how to do it in a faq or something. In other news, cable management is AWESOME! there is plenty of room behind the motherboard, corsair included cable guides/channels, and 15 very nice velcro cable ties. Well done here!

 

If the color is like the 4000X you see the right with everything illuminated to the maximum

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Thanks for the response, Albert. To clarify, we were talking about the option to install a HDD behind the motherboard where SSD’s can be mounted so as not to have to use the HDD cage at all. Can you confirm if this is possible?

 

Also, I know that the front panel can hold three 120mm fans or two 140mm fans, but can it hold a combination of one 120 and two 140’s or two 120’s and one 140?

 

The SSD trays aren't designed to suit HDDs, but I can see you're already trying to figure out a way since you already received your 5000D Airflow :sunglasse.

 

Thank you for updating us on your experience and feedback so far, Parmenedes!

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The SSD trays aren't designed to suit HDDs, but I can see you're already trying to figure out a way since you already received your 5000D Airflow :sunglasse.

 

Thank you for updating us on your experience and feedback so far, Parmenedes!

 

Thanks again, Albert. But I'm not talking about the ssd trays. There is a detachable plate behind the motherboard that has a dozen holes in it of various sizes and locations. 4 of these holes perfectly fit the size and placement of the holes in the HDD sleds (not the HDD cage, but the sleds that you slide into it that are directly attached to HDD's. There is enough room in that part of the case to attach one there (with a HDD in it). It all fits so perfectly that I'd be really surprised if this wasn't an intended use, even if the engineering team didn't communicate that to the marketing team or whatnot. The lack of including screws is confusing though.

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Here are some pictures to make this clearer.

 

Edit: it’s possible that those screw holes are intended for ssd trays only (and not HDD’s) since the screw holes are in the same location for those, but there wasn’t one attached, and a lot of reviewers seemed to believe that spot was put there to place HDD. It is of course possible that they were mistaken, though.

 

Whatever their intended use is, what type of screws are meant to be used there? Even if it’s just for an ssd tray, one would need screws to attach it, and none are provided with the case, nor is any info provided on which screws to use there in the manual.

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Here are some pictures to make this clearer.

 

Edit: it’s possible that those screw holes are intended for ssd trays only (and not HDD’s) since the screw holes are in the same location for those, but there wasn’t one attached, and a lot of reviewers seemed to believe that spot was put there to place HDD. It is of course possible that they were mistaken, though.

 

Whatever their intended use is, what type of screws are meant to be used there? Even if it’s just for an ssd tray, one would need screws to attach it, and none are provided with the case, nor is any info provided on which screws to use there in the manual.

 

Hey Parmenedes,

 

I already answered you in your thread but thought I would put the info here as well.

The thought is that you can mount your hard drive directly to the plate, and not use the plastic tray - like this https://imgur.com/a/nc5IxIi

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