Cooler Master K500 TG Chassis Review

Installation & Test Bench

For our build today were going to be sticking higher budget components in. We really like to stick these chassis full of components to see how much a case can handle. 

Motherboard Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 7
Processor Intel i7 8700k
Graphics Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 ti
PSU EVGA 1000w G3
CPU Cooler Cooler Master ML360R RGB
RAM 4 x 8 gb 2933 mhz HyperX Predator 
Fans Stock Fans
SSD Samsung SM951 512 GB M.2
HDD Seagate 1TB HDD

First things first, we installed our EVGA PSU in its bracket. This is a really good idea and cuts down on the time it takes to remove and re install power supplies. After installation of the power supply you can see the limited amount of room here between the cable connections and drive bays. We recommend installing the cables first here to avoid pulling out your hair.A little unusual in chassis production is the absence of pre installed standoff screws. After we did this ourselves, our ATX motherboard fit right into place. It is still quite apparent at the spacial issues were going to have here. Our fat fingers will have their work cut out for them.Cable run throughs are few and far between on top of the Mobo. One is near the CPU power slot and the other is on the right most side of the motherboard. This was frustrating to say the least and if we were to go back in time in our Tardis, we would install the cables before the motherboard.As we mentioned before, we wanted to attempt to throw a larger than recommended radiator in the front intake. As you can see it just fit in. We were only able to get four screws in but it made it as sturdy as we needed. The opposite side shows here that it fit almost perfectly in the front and we attached the fans in a pull configuration due to the fact that installation of fans on the front is impossible.Pretty standard exhaust fans fit well on the top panel. These fans were the stock ones we moved to make room in the intake radiator area. Cable management was pretty difficult considering the amount of RGB cables we had running from everywhere. We installed the AIO control panel on the back, with our trusty supply of velcro, without a hitch.As you can see we have been complaining about the lack of space in this chassis, however, once all the small connections are hooked up we find ourselves looking at a fairly spacious viewing area. With everything powered up and maximum RGB engaged we are happy with the result here.

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…

Review Overview

Design and Packaging
Ease of Installation
Overall Appearance

So Much RGB

Are you going to be taking on your first or second build? The K500 TG is the perfect chassis for you. Ascetics, Functionality and price match up here to create a great product.

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