Cooler Master’s HAF (High Air Flow) case lineup has been expanded with the HAF 500. Its exterior design immediately draws attention to its mesh front panel, behind which two 200mm addressable backlit fans are installed.
The 516 x 224 x 510 mm case is designed to accept a mini-ITX, microATX, ATX, or E-ATX motherboard. It has seven slots for expansion cards. The maximum card length is 410 mm. As for other restrictions, the height of the processor cooling system can be more than 167 mm, and an ATX power supply up to 180 mm long is placed in the lower compartment.
Next to the PSU there is space for two 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch drives. The top bay of the case has attachment points for two more 2.5-inch drives.
In addition to the two already mentioned 200mm fans, the manufacturer installs two 120mm ones. One of them is located on the back wall, and the other one is on the storage basket. Its task is to create an airflow to cool the video card. Instead of 200mm fans, two 140mm or three 120mm fans can be installed on the front wall. In addition, three 120mm or two 140mm or two 200mm fans can be mounted on the top wall. In versions with LSS, the top and front walls are suitable for radiators up to 360 mm long, the rear one is suitable for a 120 mm radiator.
On the I / O panel, you can find two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A port connectors, one USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C connector, a headphone and microphone jack, and a backlight control button. The manufacturer does not disclose the price of the novelty.