Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition Case review: Page 5 of 7

Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 8:00am

A Closer Look: Interior

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

With the back door off, there isn’t much to see on Cooler Master’s H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition case. That is by design though. Nearly all of your cables can be easily managed and hidden behind two large covers.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The cover over the rear of the motherboard area not only allows cable management but also a very large opening to work on coolers after installing your motherboard.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The front half of the case is covered in one large panel that can hide piles of cables with ease. Two screws hold it in place.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

This cover has a design stamped into it to help with strength.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

Under it by default are the fan cables for the twin 200mm RGB monsters in the front. You get an RGB splitter and 3-pin headers for the fans.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The front panel headers are also hidden under here. Besides the normal front panel I/O, you get cables for front USB 3.0 and Front USB 2.0

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The power supply mounts to a removable rear bracket and slides in from the back. This bracket can be installed upside down if needed to make sure your power supply is oriented with the fan downward for fresh air intake through the filtered bottom.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The main tempered glass side panel is secured with a rotary latch. It is somewhat stiff and requires a coin or something to turn it.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

Inside you have room for almost anything you want to install up to EATX. A non-RGB 140mm fan comes pre-installed on the rear exhaust area. Rubber grommets help with cables going to the front edge of the board.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The front power supply shroud part can be removed if you wish to install a front radiator, pump/res or other large devices.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The rear of the shroud is not readily removable but includes two 2.5” drive sleds.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

If you don’t need or want them upfront, they can be moved to the rear of the motherboard tray if needed.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

One thumbscrew holds the top cover in place. Under it is a large slotted bracket for mounting fans or radiators anywhere you need.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

If you prefer to assemble your top cooling outside of the case, a couple of screws hold the bracket in place.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The front panel pops off easily without tools to reveal the included 200mm RGB fans.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The mesh on the front and side edges is metal and can be removed easily for painting or modding if you wanted.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The entire panel pops on and off with no tools.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The fans screw to the outside of the chassis, but the front is open mesh so they get plenty of air.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The included fans are Cooler Masters own MasterFan 200mm RGB that can move 90CFM each at a silent 800rpm.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

There is enough space behind them to mount a slim radiator or more fans If you wanted to for some reason.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The case includes a spot to mount a 2-slot card vertically. You will need to supply your own flexible PCIe x16 riser though.

Cooler Master H500P Mesh Phantom Gaming Edition

The card is entirely supported by the rear of the case.

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