I would like to thank Cooler Master for supplying the review sample.
Cooler Master released the Mastercase H500P in October last year. It reminded us of the legendary HAF series from around 2008 to 2014, but with a modern and updated twist. Now with the Mastercase H500M, the brand further refines the concept with the two large fans in front. While it may look similar to the P variant, rest assured that it is quite different in many subtle ways we will highlight in this review.
|Cooler Master H500M|
|Materials:||Steel, glass, and plastic|
|Drive Bays:||2x Internal 2.5/3.5"|
6x Internal 2.5"
|Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX|
|Dimensions:||544 x 248 x 546 mm / 21.4 x 9.8 x 21.5"|
|Front Fans:||120/140 mm fan x 3 or 200 mm fan x 2 (2x 200 mm ARGB fans included)|
|Rear Fans:||120/140 mm fan x 1 (1x 140 mm fan included ）|
|Top Fans:||120 fan x 3 or 140 mm/200 mm fan x 2 (optional)|
|I/O:||3x USB 3.0|
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
|Fan/LED Controller:||Addressable RGB controller|
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: 190 mm|
GPU: 412 mm
PSU: 200 mm
Cooler Master packs the Mastercase H500M into a fully colored cardboard box with an image of the enclosure on front. You will find additional information about the special features of the chassis on the back; a smaller side holds an image of the chassis, while the other has a list of its specifications.
Just like the previous version, the H500M is placed inside a gray cloth bag with handles, which makes unpacking it super easy even though it is neither light or small. The bag is a cool addition and brings back memories of the black bags used for some Cooler Master enclosures in the past. A fairly minimal amount of foam spacers protect the case from damages during transportation, and while this may seem too little, our sample arrived save and in one piece.
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