However, a red trim in the front lifts the case off the ground. The MasterBox E500L has plenty of room for heavy hardware and plenty of cooling power, complemented by numerous ventilation options and the ability to install a water cooling system. Typical for Cooler Master, these cases have excellent workmanship and reasonable details despite the low price.
The features of the Cooler Master MasterBox E500L Midi-Tower at a glance:
- Elegant midi-tower in black with transparent side part made of acrylic glass
- Red decorative strip as a subtle eye-catcher
- Space for ATX motherboards and smaller
- Graphics cards up to a maximum of 399 mm
- Two 120mm fans & three dust filters included
- Space for two radiators
- 5.25-inch drive bay
The MasterBox E500L by Cooler Master in detail
The MasterBox E500L is designed to mount ATX or Micro ATX motherboards. Despite the compact dimensions, this housing offers plenty of room in the interior due to the absence of expansive trim panels and thus the possibility of accommodating up to two water cooling radiators. In addition to the classic slot on the back for a 120 heat exchanger, can be installed in the front of a 280-mm-copy. However, if cooling with water is not required, the Cooler Master MasterBox E500L also offers more than sufficient cooling potential. Two 140mm or 120mm fans can be installed in the front, with two 120mm fans at the top. The back of a 120er preinstalled, the 120-mm fan in the front is even lit.
For optical drives, fan controls and other devices, a 5.25-inch bay is available - no more matter of course. Internally, it continues with two 3.5-inch bays in which, of course, 2.5-inch disks can be accommodated. There is also space for 2.5-inch drives. For the cable management remain 22 millimeters.
Lots of space for hardware
The interior of the MasterBox E500L is classically equipped and convinces with fine detail solutions. The drives can be partially installed and removed tool-free, the power supply sucks cool air through a dust filter on the case bottom and an opening in the mainboard tray, which allows the change of the cooler or the CPU with mounted motherboard is also available - not a matter of course in this price segment. In the front and on the lid, the housing also has dust filters.
The processing is very high quality and the room layout leaves room for a potent system with lots of hardware. The maximum length for graphics cards is a whopping 399 mm, the CPU cooler may be 157 mm high and for the power supply, the MasterBox E500L with 220 mm more than enough space even for very powerful copies. The I / O panel has two USB 3.0 ports as well as a microphone or headphone jack.
- Dimensions: 203 x 490 x 426 mm (W x H x D)
- Material: steel, plastic, acrylic glass
- Weight: 4.55 kg
- Color: Black, Red (trim)
- Format: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
- 1x 120 mm (back)
- 2x 120 mm / 2x 140 mm (front side)
- 2x 120 mm (cover)
- 1x 120 mm, red LED (front side)
- 1x 120 mm LED (back)
- 1x 5.25 inches externally
- 2x 2.5 / 3.5 inches internally
- 2x 2.5 inches internally
- Power supply (optional): ATX
- Expansion Slots: 7
I / O panel:
- 2x USB 3.0
- 2x audio
- Maximum graphics card length: 399 mm
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 157 mm
- Maximum network part length: 220 mm