The Cooler Master MasterCase H500P has a premium look and feel at a premium price but is it worth your hard-earned?
This refresh from Cooler Master with its mesh front panel and other minor updates maybe more appealing now than the original.
Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh Overview
Like a cool breeze on a late autumn early morning. The H500P sends a chill through our body letting us know that change is in the air.
I set up a build in the MasterCase H500P recently, and I can say as a system builder, this case was great to work in. It has some nice design elements that make working in it easy and worry-free. The Cooler Master MasterCase H500P has some great features and checks a lot of boxes. All this for a reasonable price. Let’s take a look at the specs from Cooler Master.
Cooler Master H500p Specifications
5.25″ DRIVE BAYS
2.5″ / 3.5″ DRIVE BAYS (COMBO)
DRIVE BAYS 2.5″ SSD
2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Audio In & Out (supports HD audio)
PRE-INSTALLED FANS – FRONT
2x 200 x 25mm RGB Fan, 800RPM
PRE-INSTALLED FANS – REAR
1x 140 x 25mm fan, 1200RPM
FAN SUPPORT – TOP
3x 120/140mm, 2x 200mm
FAN SUPPORT – FRONT
3x 120/140mm, 2x 200mm Fan
FAN SUPPORT – REAR
LIQUID COOLING SUPPORT – TOP
120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm (maximum thickness clearance 55mm)
LIQUID COOLING SUPPORT – FRONT
120mm, 140mm, 280mm, 240mm, 360mm
LIQUID COOLING SUPPORT – REAR
MAXIMUM COMPATIBILITY – CPU COOLER HEIGHT
190mm / 7.5 inch
CLEARANCE – GFX
Cooling your hardware will be a breeze as Cooler Master has you covered with the front panel now being mesh and those 2 massive 200mm fans pulling in plenty of fresh air. They also include a 120mm rear exhaust fan. If you want even more cooling the top of the case also has room for 3 more 120/140mm fans or 2 200mm fans, and of course, you could always go with a water cooling unit.
For liquid cooling, the top of the case supports 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm radiators with a maximum thickness clearance 55mm. The front of the case has radiator support for 120mm, 140mm, 280mm, 240mm, 360mm radiators. The rear of the case has support for 120/140mm radiators.
Keeping your CPU cooled by air will also be easy to do as the width of this case allows for really tall tower-style CPU coolers. The maximum height clearance for a CPU cooler is a whopping 190mm.
The MasterCase H500P will be pretty easy and straight forward to clean. The top and front come off easily, to clean the mesh and the bottom filter slides out for easy cleaning. The top of the case is now held in place with a thumbscrew to make it more secure. The front of the case is now held in place with an extra clip that you press down to pull off the front panel, making it more secure as well.
Cable management in the MasterCase H500P Mesh is easily cleaned up, with the help of some well-placed tie-down spots and cable cover panels. Not that anyone will see your cables in the back but you can feel like a pro having everything organized.
The front panel I/O is as such 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Audio In & Out (supports HD audio), power, and reset button. This new mesh version comes with a hub now in case your motherboard does not support RGB. With that hub, you can connect the reset switch to the hub and control the RGB fan lights that way.
The Cooler Master MasterCase H500P coming in at 194.99 CAD, is a great option at this price point. Its got plenty of options and checks a lot of boxes. It’s a beautiful case, in my opinion, I am a fan of the all-white look. If you have the budget, this case is worth a look. If you are looking for something a little easier on the wallet, Cooler Master makes a great case called the Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 its in the $99CAD range.