A Closer Look: Interior
Taking off the tinted tempered glass side panel, you are presented with a clean looking interior which includes a half PSU shroud, HDD drive cage and a cable management bar. One thing to note about the cable management bar is that there are no reservoir mount points, so if you are water cooling you’re probably looking to mount your reservoir to the radiator. Taking a closer look at the PSU shroud, you will notice it isn’t fully covered on the side, so if you did remove the HDD cage your PSU cables would possibly be visible.
Included with the H500 is a pre-installed 120mm exhaust fan.
Moving to the front of the interior you have mounting points for a up to a 360mm radiator and comes preinstalled with two 200mm RGB fans. If you’re worried about the HDD cage getting in the way, you have about 60mm clearance. This should be plenty of room for a thicker radiator or even a slim one with push/pull configuration.
The HDD cage has enough room for two 3.5” or 2.5” drivers and is removable with a single thumb screw placed at the front of the cage.
Looking at the back side of the case you are given plenty of cutouts for cable routing with grommets on the ones visible from the front side. One thing that is lacking is a way to install the PSU from the back side of the case. To install the PSU, you must remove the PSU shroud by removing the single thumbscrew located at the back of the case.
Also included are 2 screwless SSD mounts below the processor cutout which make installing and removing an SSD a breeze.
Cooler Master also provided a nice accessory bag which includes an RGB controller, 3-pin fan to 4-pin power cable adapter, zip ties, branded micro fiber cloth and an assortment of screws.