...catches the eye courtesy of transparent top and front sections and one of the best tempered glass side panels available at this price point.
Cooler Master has expanded its range of MasterCase chassis by repurposing a similar underlying layout to fit various usage scenarios. The latest edition, dubbed the MasterCase H500P, is a spiritual refresh of HAF (High AirFlow) and sets itself apart by incorporating dual 200mm RGB front intakes.
Priced at £135 and dressed to appear both rugged and formidable, the chassis catches the eye courtesy of transparent top and front sections and one of the best tempered glass side panels available at this price point.
The internal configuration should be familiar to anyone who has worked with a MasterCase enclosure, and compatibility with existing accessories is a plus point, but there are a few potential drawbacks to be aware of. The chassis' plastic accents feel noticeably flimsy, the omission of USB Type-C is disappointing, and though the option of vertical GPU orientation holds promise, it requires the purchase of optional extras.
Bottom line: MasterCase H500P isn't perfect, but it's outfitted with two of the largest RGB fans we've seen, brimming with liquid-cooling potential and ripe for modding.
Includes dual 200mm RGB fans
Tempered glass panel is lovely
Keeps cable clutter out of view
Scope for high-end liquid cooling
Vertical GPU mount has potential
No front-facing USB Type-C
Some features require optional extras
Plastic top and front feel flimsy
Cooler Master MasterCase H500P
The Cooler Master MasterCase H500P chassis is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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