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The Corsair 5000 Series chassis has been our ‘go to’ case for some time and it is perhaps one of the best PC chassis available on the market right now. They have been the standard with our Test Benches for years now, our last two systems using the the 5000X RGB.  The physical build of the 5000D is exactly the same in all 5000 Series cases; it is the feature set such as glass top and front along with RGB fans, that differ from the 5000X of our previous builds.  This accounts for the significant price difference and the 5000D we are using in this build is priced at only $129 at Amazon right now. This chassis has tons of room regardless of your needs and the tempered glass side provides an amazing view. This is what the case is capable of…

You may notice that we have 14 fans in that build. We went a bit overboard. We wanted to include this to show just what this system is capable of for such a great price.


If you are concerned about cable management, don’t be. Corsair has really thought this chassis out. The only concern one might have is that of a multiple hard drive RAID as all of those hard drives are meant to go at the bottom to the left of the PSU where you see the cabling tucked away.  It might get a bit crowded.


The top panel provides for connectivity that includes power, reset, audio in/out, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.1 Type-C port which is actually a 10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps port that will reach speeds of 1900MB/s read and write for compatible USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 20Gbps devices. This build will be the first time we have both USB 3.2 2×2 and Thunderbolt 4 functioning with the same PC.

Last but not least, the Corsair 5000x is vertical GPU mount ready, although the PCIe 4 riser cable is not included and the pre-drilled holes just under the GPU are set specifically for the Corsair PCIe 3.0 x16 cable. We located a PCIe 4.0 x 16 white riser cable that did the job perfectly.

Checking Amazon, we can find the Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower TX case at $129.99.

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