200mm RGB fans are the first thing, but certainly not the last thing that will catch your eye with the launch of the H500P from Cooler Master.
Packaging, Contents, and Pricing
Retail ready packaging isn’t something we see very often, especially with higher end chassis’. However, the H500P comes in a simplistic, yet eye-catching black box, trimmed with purple.
At the rear of the box you’ll see the H500P from the opposite angle with the panel removed. If you’ll recall, CoolerMaster was the innovator behind the opening of the back panel for ease of CPU cooler installation and today with the release of the H500P they will be the first to cover it up again. All the while still making it accessible.
Opening up the box and removing the contents you’ll see the chassis comes inside a large grey Cooler Master tote bag.
As normal there is no doubt your Cooler Master chassis will make it to you in perfect condition. You may also notice in this photo the MasterAir MA610P which you may get a glance of later in the review.
Right out of the packaging you can see this futuristic beast will give you not only the airflow but the room to fit basically any component you can find in it.
Looking at the rear to remove the tempered glass panel screws, you’ll notice there are none. Cooler Master has once again innovated an easier yet equally as precautious new method for fastening the panel.
The single latch you see at the top-center turns 90-degrees and releases the panel to the position seen above. It’s a nice safety as you then have to lift the panel up and off to remove it completely. This panel “catch” is the same on the rear side as well.
On the inside the first thing you’re going to notice is how neat and well structured the chassis is. With a completely covered PSU compartment the chassis is sure to keep that clean look throughout.
The large space in this case allows for easy installation of motherboards all the way up to 12×10.7″ EATX, with seven PCI expansion slots along with the option for vertical mounted parts with two spaces as well. The psu cover is separated and the forward half is removable for installation.
There is no space for 3.5″ drives in the main compartment as they are also to be stored below in the PSU compartment. If you choose to not use this drive tray it is removable to allow more direct airflow to the PSU itself.
As you get to the cable management side you’ll notice the cleanliness continues. With a cable management cover and a cooler installation cover you will have no issues keeping the craziness of cables contained. You’ll also notice two spots for the two-2.5″ mounts that are on the top side of the PSU cover.
The front panel unclips and much like the side panels has a resting angle. This will give you your first clear view of the massive 200mm RGB fans powering the airflow of the H200P.
The top panel as well has a beautiful clear view through which will allow you to reflect your RGB set up throughout your gaming-zone. The I/O panel is fairly standard with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, start button, reset button and the standard headphone/microphone jacks.
With all the options available with this chassis it is definitely going to be fun to build with. Included with the chassis are the warranty and quick start guide as well as the hardware and some extra fan support brackets.
Available for $149.99 on Amazon at the time of this review the case is on the higher side of the scale but from what we can see will be worth every penny given the features and massive airflow proposed.
Let’s get to it!