System Build and Installation
The hardware included in this build is:
- ASRock Z370 Tachi Motherboard
- Intel 8700K Processor
- 4 x 4GB Team Group T-Force Delta RGB Ram
- MSI X-Gaming RX480 8GB GPU
- Cooler Master 212 Hyper Evo Cooler
- EVGA 750W P2 PSU
The build went very well and didn’t run into many issues. The handle on the top of the case was very handy when rotating and flipping the case. Once I did get everything installed, it did start to flex a bit, so for building it’s fine but I would be careful using it for transporting. The cable management bar also did a good job hiding my USB3 and SATA cable for my SSD and helped reduce the stress on the motherboard connections due to having more room to work with. Even with the HDD cage removed, I did find the PSU shroud did a good job hiding the cables thanks to the placement of the cable cutouts.
Installing the PSU was quite simple, and to remove the PSU shroud all that needed to be done was unscrewing a single thumb screw from the back of the case. Once the screw is removed you can simply slide out the shroud and attach the PSU. Once the PSU was installed the shroud goes on as easy as it was taken out.
The back of the case had plenty of tie downs for cable management. I did find it a little hard to manage the PSU cables due to it only being a half shroud, so there was little room to hide them in the back. Once all the cables were zip tied down with the included zip ties, putting on the panel took a little work but did go on fairly easily.
I must say that I absolutely love the toolless SSD mounts as it made it extreme simple to install the SSD without the need for a bracket.
The H500 was truly a pleasure to work in and is quite roomy for a mid-tower case. We were able to achieve a nice clean build with minimal effort due to the PSU shroud and cable management bar. It was nice to see the included RGB controller and makes changing the color/pattern of the fans a breeze with the reset button.