There are countless mid-tower cases on the market and if I had to compile a list of best cases, then I would need to constantly change it because of the launching of new and new cases from different manufacturers. Cooler Master brought a similar situation here by launching K500L mid-tower case which doesn’t look unique to me but has some aesthetically appealing design.
Cooler Master is famous for its coolers, cases and devastator mouse/keyboard combo. With the new launch, it has provided a new option for budget PC builders so that they can use this case for building a decent gaming PC. K500L brings a transformer like design at the front with a small glass window through which you can see the RED LED fans that are meant for intake of cool air however, the fans take the air from the top rather than front or sides. There isn’t much ventilation going on in the front. It’s a disease which every case is suffering from.
However, Cooler Master has included meshed top panel so that you can exhaust hot air easily from your whole RIG. Taking a look at the compatibility, it supports, Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and full ATX motherboards and long graphics cards providing clearance up to 400mm. The interior of this case is pretty normal and can be seen on most of the mid-tower cases available today. There are a few routeing holes for cable management and there is a larget motherboard cut out at the motherboard tray for easy installation of CPU coolers.
It has a full-length PSU shroud at the bottom where most of the extra cables can be hidden and there are 2x 3.5″ drive bays inside it. For cooling, the case comes with 2x 120mm RED LED fans at the front pre-included and a normal non-LED black 120mm fan at the rear for exhaust. It does support up to 3x 120mm fans at the front and 2x 120mm fans at the top along with the support of 280mm radiator at the front, however, no radiator support is given at the top.
The Cooler Master K500L is priced at $65 having two versions: One with Steel side panel and the other one with acrylic side panel.