Cooler Master has recently bestowed upon us their recent mid tower RGB budget lineup. We are very excited to have a look at these new chassis and to see if quality comes with a smaller price tag.The new K500 TG chassis is comparable to Corsair’s Spec-06 which we covered earlier on our site. Lets get right into the good and not so good of this tempered glass mid tower case.
Packaging, Contents and Price
Right out of the box we see a standard packaging setup. Both ends are covered by packing molded to the chassis.After dropping the large packing we see the chassis is enclosed in plastic to prevent any damage during transport. The glass on front provides an accurate warning for anyone thinking that glass is not fragile. Removal of the plastic provides us with our first glimpse of this small robot like exterior. On the tempered glass panel we see two thumbscrews enclosed in rubber to lock this puppy down. The opposite panel is quite bland. You see here the run of the mill flat black appearance which is attached by two thumbscrews near the rear.The front panels curves are very interesting to look at. On either side of the middle opening we have a led strip in addition to two front 120 mm airflow fans from Cooler Master. Near the top and bottom are small slots for air to come in as this was designed as an intake.On top we see a magnetic fan dust cover for the two 120 mm fan slots. The IO consists of two USB 3.0 ports, an RGB outlined Cooler Master logo power switch, headphone/mic jacks and a reset switch. Our K500’s rear comprises of a 120 mm fan exhaust. The remainder of the back is standard except for the quick release PSU mount. This lets you attach the PSU to this bracket for easy install.The underside is very standard and we see four smaller rubber feet in addition to a PSU dust cover area which is removable for cleaning. You can find Cooler Master’s K500 here for $74.99 USD on Amazon. Next we will take a look at the insides of the K500.