Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB Mid-Tower Case Review

Corsair is one of the biggest and most respected case makers in the world. Actually, they’re one of the most beloved PC gaming brands to have ever existed, and for damn good reason. Many of their keyboards, mice, headsets, SSDs, memory kits and RGB technology have won countless awards for being many of the best in their respective categories, and there are plenty more products beyond all that. So when I heard that they have a new flagship case hitting the market, I was certainly eager to check it out. Now, with all this “best” and “premium” banter of mine, I am trying to make a point. The new Corsair case is expensive, very expensive, and well… I’m hoping that’s because it’s basically the best damn case I’ve ever seen in my life. I suspect it might be though, it has a lot of features, but can we justify the wallet-busting £349.99/$399.99 price tag? Well, let’s find out.

Corsair iCUE 5000T RGB

A few years ago, the thought of spending this amount of a mid-tower would require a fairly severe concussion. However, the enthusiast market has been pushing to the extremes year after year, and it’s not like more affordable cases aren’t available. The 5000T is likely to be the object of desire for Scrooge McDuck, but if you can afford it, take a look at what your investment gets you. 208 individually addressable RGB LEDs, with RGB fans accounting for 48 of them and the rest integrated into the front, roof, and floor panels with lighting strips. That’s all hooked up to their iCUE Commander Core XT hub, which supports up to six PWM fans, and multiple lighting configurations. The fans are the latest Corsair LL120 RGB models, and there are three pre-installed. There’s a high-airflow and dust filtered design, tempered glass windows, a PSU shroud, RapidRoute Cable Management, modular storage, tool-free panels, and plenty more beyond… yikes!

Long story short though, if RGB ain’t your bag baby, this ain’t the case for you.

Key Features

  • Make a Lasting Impression: The 5000T RGB turns heads with its unique style, lit by an astonishing 208
    individually addressable RGB LEDs, all with the clean design and builder-friendly features for which the 5000
    Series is renowned.
  • Vibrant RGB Lighting from Any Angle: With 160 RGB LEDs integrated into the front, roof, and floor panels, plus
    48 LEDs in the included fans, you’ll get fully customizable RGB lighting right out of the box.
  • A Unique Look: The 5000T RGB’s distinctive contours and angular accents offer an aesthetic that no other case
    can match.
  • iCUE COMMANDER CORE XT Included: A smart controller for fan speeds on up to six PWM fans and dual
    lighting channels for multiple RGB components.
  • Includes Three CORSAIR LL120 RGB Fans: 16 individually addressable RGB LEDs per fan, controllable via PWM
    from 600 – 1,500 RPM.
  • Removable Front and Roof Airflow Panels: Mesh panels are optimized for high airflow and removable for easy
  • CORSAIR RapidRoute Cable Management System: Makes it simple and fast to route your major cables
    through a single hidden channel, with a roomy 30mm of space behind the motherboard for all of your cables.
  • Motherboard Tray with Customizable Fan Mounts: Side-mount up to 3x 120mm fans or up to a 360mm
    radiator, enabling new flexible cooling options.
  • Maximum Cooling Potential: A spacious interior fits up to 10x 120mm or 4x 140mm cooling fans, along with
    multiple 60mm-thick radiators including up to a 360mm in front or side and a 360mm push/pull in the roof.
  • Modern Front Panel I/O: Puts your connections within easy reach, including a USB 3.1 Type-C port, 4x USB 3.0
    ports, and a combination audio/microphone jack.
  • All the Storage You Need: Two combo drive trays and three SSD mounts enable multiple SSD and HDD
    combinations, up to 5x total 2.5in SSDs or 2x 3.5in HDDs.
  • Two Tool-Free Hinged Side Panels: Enjoy easy access to your system with one hinged tempered glass panel to
    show off your components and lighting, and one hinged steel panel.

What Corsair Had to Say

“The CORSAIR iCUE 5000T RGB’s contoured curves and 208 individually addressable RGB LEDs make your system unmistakable, while removable airflow front and roof panels, CORSAIR RapidRoute cable management, and a spacious interior make it easy to build. Three LL120 RGB PWM fans deliver immediate cooling and additional lighting, with an included iCUE COMMANDER CORE XT for smart control. A wealth of flexible cooling options let you build your PC your way, including room to mount up to 10x 120mm fans or multiple 360mm radiators, and a motherboard tray with customizable side fan mounts. With room for five storage drives, a modern front I/O panel, and tool-free hinged tempered glass and steel side panels, the 5000T RGB combines bold styling with brilliant RGB lighting.” – Corsair


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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's (but not for long), I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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