Cooler Master H500P

We have been hands-on with the Cooler Master MasterCase H500P recently as part of our Phantom Gaming build. Arriving in a gunmetal finish, the H500P is immediately identifiable given its whopping 200mm RGB fans adorning the front of the case.
The H500P is an evolution of their famous HAF series, blending elements from their older offering into a chunky new design. Air vents are positioned along the top and front sides of the case shrouds that are easily removed. Gamers Nexus were critical of Cooler Master on the launch of the H500P with these panels simply falling off when trying to pick up the case. Some redesign work has quietly taken place and this new offering is more substantial and less likely to crumble in your hands.

Measuring in at 544 x 242 x 542mm, the H500P supports Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards with 7 expansion slots and the option for a vertically mounted GPU by the front window. There’s no 5.25 bay support as shipped but does include space for 2x 2.5 or 3.5 drives in the basement area and two additional 2.5 drives to be mounted on top of the PSU shroud or on the rear of the motherboard tray.

Featuring a spacious open interior, a two-part PSU shroud, dual hidden drive bays and a modular design leaves the potential for adding additional components from the Cooler Master Store along with a host of modding potential. To the rear of the motherboard tray, additional 2.5-inch drive mounting options are available with a cable cover plate. We are not sure why this is included in the H500P given that the rear side panel is made of steel and cables cannot be seen this side. Nonetheless, its inclusion is a bonus, just because it cant be seen doesn’t mean to say that it shouldn’t be there and it does a great job of keeping everything nice and tidy.