Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh White Airflow ATX Mid-Tower w/E-ATX Support, Polygonal Mesh Front Panel, Crystalline Tempered Glass & 3 ARGB Fans w/Controller
I assembled the MOBO out of the housing to include the CPU, the CPU cooler, the M.2 unit and the RAM. This was extremely easy and did not take long. I have built several PCs for games in the past. When you’re here for the first time, it takes a little longer, but it’s not difficult. Then I fixed the assembled MOBO in the housing and connected the From connections, as well as the fan and the RGB cable to the MOBO. I didn’t have to use the included RGB controller because my MOBO was compatible with the RGB fan. I made the supplied ASUS cable for the front connector and made it very easy and fast.
At this point I began to handle the cables. In this case, you should take your time and find good positions where the cable can be connected so that they do not block the main fan and do not interfere with your other cables. The case comes with multiple flanges, but I discovered that they are a little thinner than I licked them, so I used my own flanges.
Now the part has arrived to start installing and laying the power cables. I strongly recommend not using hard drives or SSDs other than M.2, as this would make cable management very difficult. I used a normal power supply and at least I would recommend a semi-modular power supply, but it was capable and not so difficult, it only took a little more patience and time. As soon as I have connected the power cables (24-pin connector and CPU connector), I slide the power supply and start laying and securing these cables. It seemed quickly that using a normal CPU cooler and not a low profile cooler would not be a good idea since the fan did not have much room to extract air.
Once this was done, I connected the power supply to the housing. Then I installed my GPU and handed out the power cord and secured it.
My thoughts on this case are my own thoughts and are based on the structure of the case. This case is underestimated and provides an excellent way of installation, but it takes the patience and time necessary to build all Mini-ITX compilations. I have used a ThermalTake Core V1 in the past and I think this case is much better built and can be moved and used. The side walls are less thin and better secured. The appearance of this case is excellent and the handle could be redesigned, e.g. B. removing the ribs and possibly with a honeycomb pattern as handle.
The RGB fan is very quiet and the colors are very uniform and bright. During the tests, the system temperatures were good and did not overheat. However, time will tell if the thermals are good in this case. This is a first review and I will update it in the future if necessary.
I would recommend this case if you are looking for a mini ITX portable case. There are those that look better, but are not designed for transportation. If they have sides of acrylic or tempered glass, they should not be used as a portable machine, as they will scratch and / or break. But if she is at home all the time and you are looking for a beauty queen, consider another case. This is a case for work PC / workhorse that I hope it resists daily use and frequent trips very well.