Cooler Master H500M Review

Storage space, expansion slots and more

Cooler Master H500M Review

Storage space, expansion slots and more

When it comes to storage, the H500M is no slouch, offering support for two 3.5-inch hard drives under the PSU shroud and up to six 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs across several locations. While this isn't enough for a large home server or some other equally crazy HHD-based storage array, it will be more than enough for most PC builders.  

Two of the H500M's 2.5-inch mounts are at the rear of the chassis around the center of the motherboard tray, with two on top of the PSU shroud/cover and another two between the motherboard and the case's two front 200mm ARGB fans. In the picture below you can see that Cooler Master has built lots of cable covers into the H500M, allowing cables owners to manage their cables with the utmost discretion.  
Cooler Master H500M Review

On the front of the H500M Cooler Master has integrated a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C connection alongside four USB 3.0 Type-A connections alongside standard audio in/out jacks. These options will allow users to connect everything that they need to the front of the chassis, though users will need a motherboard with an internal USB 3.1 Type-C connection.  

Moving onto the rear of the enclosure, we can see that Cooler Master offers H500M users with seven PCIe slots alongside two additional slots designed for use with a vertically mounted graphics card. Cooler Master's H500M does not ship with a PCIe extension, though this accessory is available from the Cooler Master store or from 3rd party retailers. Also, note that the rear 120/140mm fan can be moved to up or down depending on the user's preference. 

Cooler Master H500M Review  

 

Integrated into Cooler Masters H500M is an adjustable GPU support bracket, which can be used to help prevent GPU sag within a system. Gravity will no longer be the bane of your graphics cards. Below you can also see the extensive range of fan mounting options that are available at the front of this PC enclosure. 

 

Cooler Master H500M Review 

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Most Recent Comments

29-05-2018, 09:23:43

ImprovizoR
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, 10:21:08

Avet
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, 10:27:30

SCO77YBOY
I wonder if they will release another one .lol

They have never seen £199 for it.lolQuote

29-05-2018, 14:25:34

dugdiamond
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, 09:31:58

ThunderPrat
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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