Cooler Master MasterBox Q500L Case Review: Page 5 of 7

Posted by James Keir on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:00am

A Closer Look: Interior

The Q500L has a matte black interior with room to support up to an ATX sized motherboard. If you do wish to install an ATX board into the Q500L, you do restrict what can be installed in the bottom of the case. With an ATX motherboard, you are limited to only a 2 x 120mm fan as 140mm fans will not fit. Also, you will be unable to install a radiator in the bottom if you are water-cooling or have an AIO.

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Looking to the front of the interior is where the power supply is installed in the Q500L via a PSU bracket. This bracket can be installed in 3 different locations depending on where you require clearance for fans and radiators.

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The back of the Q500L comes preinstalled with a 120mm exhaust fan.

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The back of the motherboard tray has plenty of cutouts and tie-down points for cable management and two 3.5” / 2.5” drive brackets. Each of these brackets can hold a single 3.5” drive or two 2.5” drives.

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