Final Thoughts & Conclusion
I think the H500 is a worthy addition to the H series line up and has similar aesthetics for about half the price. Cooler Master has managed to pack some nice features such as the swappable front panel, two 200mm RGB fans with controller and a top handle, while maintaining an affordable price of $99. The case itself is very well built and in no way feels or looks like a sub $100 case. If I were to recommend some changes, I would have liked to see the cable management bar designed to include reservoir mounting points and possibly extended it to hide the case I/O cables. Also, with the PSU shroud being half the length of the case it would be nice to have an optional cover to hide the PSU cables completely. With that being said, those are very minor nitpicks and the case is well designed and adaptable to your build needs. So, if you love the look of the H series cases but are on a smaller budget I would recommend checking out the H500.