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Cooler Master MasterBox MB500 PC Case Review

  1. About the Masterbox MB500…
  2. PC Case Overview- External
  3. PC Case Overview- Internal
  4. Compatibility Check and Installation Experience
  5. Setup images, Illumination Effects and Test Setup
  6. Performance Testing- Sound and Temperature
  7. Conclusion
  8. Online Purchase Links
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CPU Air Cooler Compatibility- Noctua NH-U14S 140MM CPU Cooler

The depth of the Masterbox MB500 does not allow large CPU air coolers like the Noctua NH-U14S CPU cooler to be installed. It is very disappointing.

CPU Air Cooler Compatibility- Noctua NH-U12S 120MM CPU Cooler

The CM MasterBox MB500 does allow you to install 120mm CPU cooler air coolers, like the NH-U12S.

CPU AIO Cooler Compatibility- CM MasterLiquid ML240R RGB (Front Mount)

You can easily install radiators towards the front in both push and pull configuration. If you’re using the 240mm radiator based cooler like the upcoming (at the time of writing) MasterLiquid ML240R RGB, you can easily install the fans inside and outside of the case’s frame. This way (and if needed) you can have push-pull setup for the radiator. Depending on the length of the AIO cooler’s tubing, you may end up installing 120/140/240/280mm radiators towards the upper side of the front panel frame.

CPU AIO Cooler Compatibility- CM MasterLiquid ML240R RGB (Top Mount)

There’s a very good reason why Cooler Master did not mention top AIO cooler mounting compatibility, despite having a flexible way to screw in your liquid cooler. The distance between the radiator and the motherboard will not allow you to install either one of them. It is a pity because all it needed was some space.

The clearance between SSD mount with front mount cooler

As you’d expect, there are no clearance issues between 7mm SSDs and radiators (240mm radiator used in this case).


  1. Sir question is this support the new cooler master vertical mount GPU with no cutting grills?

  2. On this case? No, it does not. Many reviewers proved it vertical GPU mounts do not have a bad airflow.

  3. Where do I buy this please tell me

  4. It is already there in PC hardware stores nationwide.

  5. Are the case fans noisy and annoying under load ?

  6. That testing is done in the 6th page. In a room, it doesn’t really make a difference in a closed case setup. These are rifle bearing fans. Rifle bearing fans are quieter than sleeve bearing but with lifespan somewhere close to a ball bearing fan.

    The dB testing link is here: https://www.hardwarebbq.com/cooler-master-masterbox-mb500-pc-case-review/6/

  7. hello, i just build in this case but the rgb lights in the fan dont turn on, they are coneccted to he rgb controller, do you know what i could do? thanks

  8. They’re probably defective. You can ask for a replacement. Just send them the photographs of the controller module and the lack of lighting to their support at the same time so that they’ll proceed for a replacement.

  9. Just wondering will a 240mm radiator still fit with 2xssd drives installed in the front

  10. Just a question will a 240mm aio fit infront with 2xssd installed

  11. 120/240/360? Yes. 140/280? No.

    You could just install the SSDs over the PSU shroud since it has mounts and cut-outs for the cable.

  12. Thank you i just di.Not a fan of the bottom mounted ssd bays as the cables are away from the case but it works.Was a mission to remove my bottom fan but moved them up at top.I am just waiting on the courier to deliver the aio.

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