Cooler Master H500M Review


Cooler Master H500M Review

Cooler Master H500M Review

At OC3D we are already well acquainted with Cooler Master's new H500 series of cases, so much so that their H500P Mesh White currently hosts the company's primary video editing system.   

The design philosophy of Cooler Master's new H500M is simple, you take a good case and make it better. Simple right? What we have with the H500M is additional features, improved support for custom water cooling components, more room for SSDs and enhanced RGB functionality. 

With the H500M purchasers don't have to choose between having a glass or mesh front panel. Both options are in the box, with the H500M also offering expanded side vents to provide less potential for airflow restriction. Cooler Master is taking the criticisms to their earlier H500-series cases seriously. 

Cooler Master H500M Review  

The most visible change to the H500M is the addition of two 200mm ARGB (Addressable RGB) fans to the chassis, allowing users to create complex lighting profiles where users can illuminate sections of each fan with different colours. Right now Cooler Master says that these fans support ASUS Aura and MSI Mystic Light, though pretty much any standard ARGB motherboard connection will work out of the box.  

This case will also sport up to four tempered glass panels, with two Tempered Glass side panels, a tempered glass top panel and an optional tempered glass front panel. The front panel of this chassis can be mesh or tempered glass depending on the user's preference. 

Internally the H500M is hugely similar to the H500P, though you would be wrong to say that both cases are identical. The H500M ships with an integrated GPU holder (to prevent GPU sag), space for up to six 2.5-inch HDDs/SSD (four more than the H500P) and offers support for a selection of water cooling reservoirs and pumps out of the box. 

Below is the full spec list of the Cooler Master H500M

Cooler Master H500M Review  

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Most Recent Comments

29-05-2018, 13:23:43

If only it wasn't so full of glass. A side panel, sure. But the other side, top and even the optional front panel glass is kinda disgusting.Quote

29-05-2018, 14:21:08

This is what original should have been. This one i would consider as the case that i might buy. Previous ones no. It is bad that they don't offer mesh top addon.Quote

29-05-2018, 14:27:30

I wonder if they will release another one .lol

They have never seen £199 for it.lolQuote

29-05-2018, 18:25:34

the upright mounts are nice.
i wonder if the brackets for the P22-D5 res/pump combo fit them ????
Hmmm? Can TTL find out!!!

as it stands, the ThermalTake P22-D5 is a very tight squeeze in this case. a 360 rad in the roof cannot have push/pull (unless you put the pull fans the other side of the top-plate) and the max rad size for the roof with the P22-D5 is 25mm thickness (either PP or single)... if you want the nice shroud to hide the drive caddy and cables.

front panel = thumbs up
back glass = thumbs up
back PSU cover = thumbs up

a rad in the front of this case would look fugly.
the rad position in the top of the case is recessed... meaning you cannot see the rad sides.
whereas, in the front you would. Quote

30-05-2018, 13:31:58

It just falls short for me, I really wish they’d have included mesh for the top and stuck with steel on the back at least now it’s looking more like a HAF.Quote

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