- About the Masterbox MB500…
- PC Case Overview- External
- PC Case Overview- Internal
- Compatibility Check and Installation Experience
- Setup images, Illumination Effects and Test Setup
- Performance Testing- Sound and Temperature
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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).