Cooler Master Announces availability of New H500P Mesh White Mid-Tower Case
At CES this year, Cooler Master made a slew of announcements from keyboards, power supplies, air and AIO CPU coolers, to a lot of cases. One of the cases mentioned at the time with the H500P Mesh White. The Mesh White features a full mesh front panel with two, pre-installed 200mm RGB fans behind it and an acrylic top. Like many of Cooler Master cases, the H500P’s design is also said to allow for easy disassembly which can be ideal for CaseModders looking to put their personal touch on it.
The exterior of the case is White in color where there isn’t mesh or a tempered glass/acrylic panels. The front mesh panel comes off with a press of a button exposing the two 200mm RGB fans inside. Cooler Master states the H500P is optimized for better airflow through its front mesh. The left side of the case uses a light grey tinted tempered glass panel to show off the internals while the top uses a tinted acrylic making for a contrasting appearance against the white chassis. On the top front part of the chassis is where we will find the front panel IO ports. There are two USB 3.0 two USB 2.0 ports (no USB 3.1 however) along with 7mm microphone and headphone audio jacks, as well as power and reset buttons. The remainder of the steel chassis is white (though note this case does come in black as well).
Internally, Cooler Master has taken measure to make sure cables are hidden with shrouds covering the power supply location and pathing for clean cable routing. Users are also able to mount the PSU through the back instead of removing the PSU shroud for ease of installation/removal. The back of the case has covers on the CPU cut out and a cable management cover as well which should hide a lot of the mess cables can make. The H500P also has two additional vertically oriented PCI slots at the rear of the case so users are able to show off a single GPU in the vertical position. A riser cable is needed for this configuration and is purchased separately.
The H500P supports motherboard from Mini-ITX to E-ATX up to 12” x 10.7” so just about any standard board will fit without issue. For cooling purposes, the CM chassis will hold up to 360mm radiators in both the top and front of the offering a lot of potential cooling power. If air cooling, the case supports coolers up to 190mm/7.5-inches tall. GPU support is up to 412mm/16.2-inches in vertical or the more traditional video card mounting orientations. The case will hold two 2.5/3.5-inch drives and two 2.5-inch SSDs with drive bay support raising that total to five) which should be enough for most users. Note the case does not have a 5.25-inch bay for optical drives, card readers, or fan controllers.
The H500P Mesh White will be available for pre-sale starting February 27th in North America with the rest to follow shortly after. Pricing starts at an MSRP of $149.99.
|Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh White|
|Model||MasterCase H500P Mesh White|
|Dimensions||(L)544 x (W)242 x (H)542mm (21.43 x 9.52 x 21.33-inches)|
|Centeng Material||Outlook: Plastic, Steel Mesh|
Side Panel: Tempered Glass, Steel
|External Drive Bays||None|
|HDD/SSD Bays||2 x 3.5" and 2 x 2.5" (Storage Compartment)|
and 2 x 2.5" (Drive bay support up to 5)
|Motherboard Type||Mini-ITX, MicroATX, ATX, E-ATX (up to 304mm)|
|System Fans||Front: 2 x 200mm (2 x included) or 3 x 0/140mm|
Top: 2 x 200mm or 3 x 0/140mm
Rear: 1 x 0/140mm (1 x 120mm included)
|I/O Ports||2 x USB 3.0|
2 x USB 2.0
|VGA Card Support||412mm|
|CPU Cooling Support||190mm|
|PSU Support||Bottom Mount ATX PS2|
|Radiator Support||Front: 0/140/240/280/360mm|
Top: 0/140/240/280/360mm (55mm max thickness)
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Source: Cooler Master