Hey what is up guys, Ryan with ExtremeHW here. Today we are going to build a new Intel Alder Lake 12th gen mid range gaming PC. I just wanted to say thank you to our kind friends over at be quiet!, Gigabyte, Intel, Kingston, and SK Hynix, for providing the parts needed for this build. So let’s get into this.
Corsair is a company that continues to evolve and offers a complete PC ecosystem. While RGB, tempered glass and airflow are all included in their design choices, they offer a wide range of cases. Their products include budget, mid-range, and enthusiast options. Today I will be reviewing a new case, the Corsair 5000D Airflow, and doing a system build guide. The 5000D is a step up from the previous 4000 series.
The 5000D is a mid-tower case designed to keep your build clean while maintaining the best possible airflow. It offers a wide range of configuration options and room for multiple push/pull 360mm radiators. I’ve had the pleasure of building in quite a few cases over the years. Let’s see if the 5000D can maximize cooling potential and what it has to offer.
Specifications | Packaging
Case Dimensions: 520mm x 245mm x 520mm
Maximum GPU Length: 420mm
Maximum PSU Length: 225mm
Maximum CPU Cooler Height: 170mm
Case Expansion Slots: 7+2 vertical
Case Drive Bays: (x2) 3.5in (x4) 2.5in
Case Form Factor: Mid-Tower
Case Window: Tempered Glass
Case Warranty: Two years
iCUE enabled: No
Case Material: Steel, Tempered Glass, Plastic
Radiator Compatibility: 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm
Compatible Corsair Liquid Coolers: H55, H60, H75, H80i, H90, H100i, H105, H110i, H115i, H150i
Case Power Supply: ATX (not included)
Weight: 13.84kg / 30.51lbs
Case Drive Bays 3.5″: 2
Case Drive Bays 2.5″: 4
The packaging is pretty standard but is secured inside with two thick pieces of foam inserts. There were no issues with signs of damage or dings. The box is massive, take caution when trying to remove the case from the packaging and be aware of the tempered glass side panel.
We will be building inside the 5000D with additional parts that are NOT included with the product.
Parts included for build:
- Corsair 32GB Vengeance PRO RGB RAM
- Corsair LL120 RGB Fan 3-Pack
- Corsair H150i 360mm AIO Elite Capellix
The 5000D comes with a significant amount of hardware to get you started. There are additional covers, straps, screws, and headers.
Accessories included are as follows:
- Screws / Standoffs / Washers
- Additional Cable straps (x12)
- 90-Degree USB 3.0 adapter
- Additional back door stopper / Standoff
- 140mm PSU cover (Allow for clearance of additional radiators)
This case offers different configurations depending on your build style. Each panel can be removed for easy access. This is going to be ideal for buyers who want to ultimately configure their system to fit a multitude of products. Personally, this case is the right fit for my EVGA Z390 Dark motherboard because of its E-ATX standard.
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