Cooler Master MasterBox K500 Review

Building into the Case

Building into the case is a breeze thanks to the various cut outs (including for the CPU cooler back plate) and cable management rings, although it would have been nice to see a more prominent channel running the height of the case for the ATX power connector, front USB cables and so on. The only thing which proved to be a challenge in the slightest was the PSU, but as long as you attach the modular cables and run them along their respective routes before securing the PSU in place it shouldn’t be much of a problem.

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There isn’t a whole lot to say about drive installation, as options are indeed limited. Screws are included for 2.5mm and 3.5mm drives, although tool-less installation would have been a nice addition. Expension cards are held in place using standard Philips case screws, so really the only tool-less assembly offered is removing the side panel. It would have been nice to see thumb screws used wherever possible, although it would appear that having a sleek looking build takes priority over easy expansion and upgradability.

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