Cooler Master H500M Review
Published: 29th May 2018 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: |
Glass, mesh or both? - Water cooling and fans
When the H500P launched, it received a lot of flack for its use of a tempered glass front panel. A large number of consumers were concerned about the airflow provided to the case's two front 200mm fans, after all, you don't want your ginormous fans to be starved for airflow.
To address these concerns, Cooler Master eventually released a variant of the H500P and used a mesh front panel instead of Tempered glass, allowing their colossal 200mm fans to breathe freely, granting systems inside the H500P additional airflow.
With the H500M Cooler Master has decided to provide purchasers with both tempered glass and mesh front panel options. This duality will allow users to select whichever option is best for their system and gives them the opportunity to change their mind at a later date.
Cooler Master's H500M will ship with a mesh front panel pre-installed, giving users the best airflow out of the box.
The Cooler Master H500M, much like the H500P, will support a wide range of water cooling options. The chassis will support for up to a 360mm or 280mm radiator on the roof of the case and up to a 200mm, 360mm or 280mm radiator at the front, and a 120mm or 140mm radiator at the rear.
The top radiator mount will support a rad clearance of up to 43mm, with the front radiator mount supporting a maximum thickness of up to 50mm while the PSU cover and 3.5-inch HDD bay are present. Larger front radiators can be mounted when the front PSU shroud and HDD bays are removed.
Fan-wise both the front and top of the chassis support up to three 120mm fans or two 140/200mm fans (three 140mm fans for the front). The rear of the chassis includes a pre-installed a 140mm non-RGB fan.