- About the Cooler Master H500P Mesh Edition…
- PC Case Overview (External)
- PC Case Overview (Internal)
- Compatitiblity check and installation Experience
- Setup images, Illumination Effects and Test Setup
- Performance Testing- Sound and Temperature
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It is a large mid-tower case which lets you install up to e-ATX form factor. It is influenced by a current trend for having clean system builds using shrouds and tempered glass, but also has full front mesh to allow full air airflow. This is the H500P that should have been, the cases which succeed the HAF series towers. Nothing is overdone. This is probably the best MasterCase made so far.
The front 200mm fans do a good job to push in a good amount of air, even with one of the shrouds overlapping a part of the second 200 mm fan. The built quality of this PC case is good enough. The colour of the plastic shrouds and metal is usually hard to match but its done properly here.
The case is future-ready with liquid cooling. a large amount of space and the HDD shroud gives the foundation to have a fully decked DIY liquid cooling system and still look roomy.
…room for improvements
It would be nice to see some ventilation access on the HDD shroud. It also needs cut-outs between both the shrouds to allow front panels headers to be connected rather than routing from a cable management grommet. If you use those SSD mounts, its respective cut-outs would be full. The HDD frame used on the previously tested Master series PC cases are better as its frame is flexible to bend and the grommets are not installed in a keyhole, thus allowing it to slip on the other side. Providing a secondary switch for the RGB hub is more useful than the shrouds behind the motherboard tray. Rest of the improvements would be to have a side slidable mesh filter for the power supply, removable filter from the front panel and a little longer front panel audio header cable. The absence of thumbscrews for the PCIe slot is strange.
I wish the cable management shroud on the right sidepanel section had more depth. But if you do need it, you can always remove it. Unless the right sidepanel is tempered glass this and the CPU area cut-out cover is redundant. CM had a good opportunity to put a front panel Type-C header. And it didn’t…
The H500P Mesh Edition can also be purchased from Overclockers UK via here.
- Full mesh access for high airflow
- Shrouds to provide clean and cable-less aesthetics
- Pre-included RGB hub accessory
- Flexible liquid cooling options
- Well-built case
- SSD mount on the PSU shroud needs more space and height
- No cut-out on the PSU/HDD shroud to route front panel headers
- No Type C front panel connector to be future ready
— The Sorcerer (@The_Sorcerer) May 9, 2018