COOLER MASTER’S MASTERBOX TD500 MESH REVIEW

MASTERBOX TD500 MESH

Today we’ll review an IG-worthy mid-tower CPU case from Cooler Master— Masterbox TD500 Mesh.

Last Updated: Dec. 2021

COOLER MASTER’S MASTERBOX TD500 MESH

With many different computer cases on the market from well-known brands, we in proclockers.com always get questions like, what case should I buy? 

While it’ll definitely depend on your budget, aesthetic preferences, and use, there are cases with the right amount of all we need, like Cooler Master’s TD500 Mesh.

So let’s cut down the introduction and start right away with our review!

 UNBOXING

MASTERBOX TD500 MESH

Of course, who doesn’t love the idea of unboxing stuff, huh?

So, it came in a minimalist, but a heavy big brown box with the print of the case design and features, which I must say was helpful! 

Our TD 500 White Mesh’ sandwiched in 2 custom styrofoam inside this big box. I was a bit worried because I knew that it had one entire side with glass. But thankfully, it’s packed nicely and intact.

Inside the box, CoolerMaster’s TD500 Mesh comes with an accessory box located at the lower left of the case, with screw bags and cable ties. 

It also comes with a small one-button ARGB controller with 14 presets, which you can hook up to your reset switch, which is pretty handy.

MASTERBOX TD500 MESH: DESIGN

MASTERBOX TD500 MESH

TD500’s offered in 2 colors— Black and White or marketed as Mesh and Mesh White.  

The black looks cool and edgy, while the white mesh looks classy and spotless. I got the latter one since I’ve been a fan of white cases, and I love how edgy and refined it is at the same time.

This case is beautifully crafted, showcasing an open airflow and classy faceted design. The front bezel is a metallic mesh curved in diamond shapes, while its front sides look very edgy. This side of the case also houses and is purely intended for the pre-installed triple ARGB fans for cooling, boosting TD500’s aesthetic appeal when turned on.

MASTERBOX TD500 MESH

The power button, USB, and 3mm jack outlets are also placed strategically on the top front of the case for easy accessibility. And just above these is a removable magnetic fine metal mesh that’s also aesthetically cool and helps the airflow in the case while serving as a shield from dust.

MASTERBOX TD500 MESH

Then the right-side panel is a transparent asymmetrical crystalline tempered glass, wherein the inside of the case is very visible. This is one of TD500’s aesthetic features, showcasing its good cable management features. 

MASTERBOX TD500 MESH

Suppose you’re wondering how the tempered glass panel was attached. Metal clips at the bottom hold the tempered glass as a safety feature. These metal clips support the glass and allow you time to remove or install the two large black screws at the top, securing the panel.

As mentioned above, it also comes with a handy ARGB controller that allows ARGBs like fans and LED strips to be powered and controlled even in PC systems without an ARGB-capable motherboard.​

The controller comes with 14 lighting presets, and it also allows to be completely switched off by long-pressing its button.​

You can also attach any external two-pin button for you to switch light presets without having to open the system. You can also hook it up to your reset switch for the lighting effects to be completely independent of the software for ease of use.

CABLE MANAGEMENT

TD500 also has some nice cable management features, which is vital for open designs like this, as it needs to look very neat. The cable management space behind the motherboard tray and the only downside is, it has a tight space, so you can’t bundle the cables, and it’s pretty hard to lay all the lines.

 

MASTERBOX TD500 MESH: COMPATIBILITY 

The ARGB fans are compatible with major brand motherboards and even come with ARGB cables for ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, and ASRock. Then it supports ATX, E-ATX, Micro-ATX, as well as Mini-ITX.

It also has two USB 3.0 ports and two 3mm jacks for a mic and headphones. But considering this case came out in 2020, I expected it to have at least one Type-C port.

 



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