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Up Close: Interior

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Up Close:  Interior

Before we look at the interior of the case, it's worth noting that the 500 doesn't just have plain metal side panels. the panels are in fact covered in sound deadening material, just like the good old days!!! 

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The interior of the case is well set out and very uncluttered.  There's a good sized CPU cut out, with a twin 2.5" SSD bracket behind, but don't worry, this is easily removed.  Although there are plenty of cable management holes, none of them are rubber grommeted, which is fair enough in a case with no window.  It'd be interesting to see if the windowed version of the case has management grommets.  We suspect it wont.

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Peering into the front we see that there are quite a few fan and rad mounting slots, with a single 140mm fan included.  We think this is perhaps a bit measly for a £70 case, but we'll let you decide what you think.

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The base of the case features a ventilated PSU shroud, with what at first view appears to be a blanking plate over the front section.  It is in fact the roof of the HDD rack, which can be removed allowing longer and thicker rads to be placed in the front of the case.

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As seen from outside, the rear of the case has seven ventilated PCI covers, and a 140mm fan.

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With the mesh cover in place on the exterior, we can still see the fan and rad mounting slots, and start to get a better idea of the offsets.

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Most Recent Comments

17-09-2019, 08:03:37

Greenback
That's a really nice case and coming with 2 covers for the top is a nice touch, why they make any colour besides white seems pointless though

Looking at the pictures on OC it looks like the mechanical HDD bays have rubber decouplers already installedQuote

17-09-2019, 09:25:11

demonking
Always nice to see a case that is function over fashion. I'd say that they need to do something at this price point to stand out. For the same money you can have a cooler master, master box 500 or a selection of corsair and NZXT cases that have bigger feature sets, better pricing or nicer looks. An extra fan or a fan hub would have been enough to justify the price but at this price I would most certainly look at other options, nothing on the case itself I think they need to knock a few quid off.Quote
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