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  • Cooler Master TD500 Mesh Case Review
  • Cooler Master TD500 Mesh Case Review



    With the large number of computer cases on the market I get asked all the time, what case should I buy?  While I can spout off a number of my favorites I often tell people to figure out your budget and find something you like.  YouTube channels will argue with me claiming that airflow is the only thing that matters and even rip on case makers for breaking the rules.  However, as a casemodder I know you can fix airflow issues, you can fix style issues and while you can make a case smaller it is difficult to go the other way. 

    In this review I’ll be looking over the Cooler Master TD500 Mesh which is a traditional case design offering just the right amount of everything.

    This case is very traditional offering that comes with a standard set of cooling fans across the front, allocations for fans at the top and the typical single exhaust opening in the back.  The case is not too wide, not too tall and actually looks pretty good from a distance. 

    Lets dive in and take a closer look.


    Model Number: MCB-D500D-KGNN-S01, MCB-D500D-KGNN-S00, MCB-D500D-WGNN-S01, MCB-D500D-WGNN-S00
    Series: MasterBox Series
    Size: Mid Tower
    Available Color(s): Black, White
    Materials: Steel, Plastic, Tempered Glass, Mesh
    Dimensions (L x W x H): 493 x 217 x 469mm (incl. Protrusions), 429.5 x 205x 447mm (excl. Protrusions)
    Weight: 6.95 kg
    Motherboard Support: Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, SSI CEB, E-ATX*, (*support for up to 12" x 10.7", will limit cable management features)
    Expansion Slots: 7
    5.25" Drive Bays: N/A
    2.5" / 3.5" Drive Bays (combo): 2
    2.5" Drive Bays: 4 (2+2 combo)
    I/O Panel: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (formerly USB 3.0), 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack, 1x 3.5mm Mic Jack, 1x ARGB Controller (only for the S01 versions), 1x ARGB 2-to-3 splitter
    Pre-installed Fans - Top: N/A
    Pre-installed Fans - Front: 3x 120mm ARGB Fans
    Pre-installed Fans - Rear: N/A
    Fan Support - Top: 3x 120mm, 2x 140mm
    Fan Support - Front: 3x 120mm, 2x 140mm
    Fan Support - Rear: 1x 120mm
    Radiator Support - Top: 120mm, 240mm, 360mm, (44mm max motherboard component height)
    Radiator Support - Front: 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm
    Radiator Support - Rear: 120mm
    Clearance - CPU Cooler: 165mm/6.49"
    Clearance - PSU: 180mm/7.08", 295mm/11.61" (w/ HDD cage removed)
    Clearance - GFX: 410mm/16.1"
    Cable Routing: 19mm/0.74"
    Dust Filters: Top, Bottom, Front
    Power Supply Support: Bottom mount, ATX
    Warranty: 2 years