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Cooler Master N500 - Mid Tower Computer Case with Meshed Front Panel

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  • Polymer, mesh front bezel ATX Mid Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 1 (int.) USB 2.0 x 2 Mic x 1 Audio x 1 (supports AC97 / HD Audio) Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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Cooler Master N500 Mid-Tower Case
The N300/N500 series cases join the existing N200, N400, and N600 to complete the N Series. They do so with a full array of exciting options that have been designed specifically with cooling performance in mind, especially liquid cooling. Their full mesh front panels and well-ventilated layout provide for a more abundant flow of air throughout the case.
Scalable Cooling
Supports a 240mm liquid cooling radiator or two 120mm/140mm fans on the top.
High-End Hardware Support
Supports long graphics cards and tall CPU coolers.
Expansive Air Cooling
Includes two XtraFlo 120mm fans, with support for up to eight fans.
Rich I/O Panel
The rich I/O panel allows easy access to two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and two Audio In/Out jacks (supports HD Audio).
Easy Maintenance Dust Filters
Dust filters provided at the Top, Right, Side Panel, and PSU intakes prevent dust buildup.
What's in the Box
  • N500 Case
  • Accessory Box
  • User Manual
N Series Comparison
        This Model  
masterlogo n200 n300 n400 n500 n600
  N200 N300 N400 N500 N600
Size Mini Mid Mid Mid Mid
Dimensions 7.95in. x 14.9in. x 17.5in.
(202mm x 378mm x 445mm)
7.5in. x 16.7in. x 19.3in.
(190mm x 426mm x 491.5mm)
7.5in. x 16.7in. x 19.7in.
(190mm x 426mm x 501.4mm)
7.8in. x 18.3in. x 18.9in.
(200mm x 450mm x 475mm)
8.1in. x 17.9in. x 18.9in.
(207mm x 455mm x 520mm)
Expansion Slots 4 7 7 7 7
5.25in. Bays
(Optical Drives)
(Max. length of
5.25in.: 6.7in. (170mm))
2 (exposed) 2 (exposed) 3 (exposed) 3 (exposed)
3.5in. Bays
(Hard Drives)
3 1 (exposed)
7 (hidden)
1 (exposed)
7 (hidden)
4 (hidden) 7 (hidden)
2.5in. Bays
(Hard Drives
or SSDs)
4 1 (hidden) 3 (hidden) 4 (hidden) 5 (hidden)
4 in SSD cage
1 behind MB tray)
Side Panel Window No Optional No Optional Window & Non-Window Available
All-In-One (AIO)
DIY Watercooling
Radiator Support
1 x 120mm
up to 1 x 240mm
Up to 2 x 240mm Up to 2 x 240mm Up to 2 x 240mm Up to 2 x 240mm
Maximum CPU
Cooler Height
w/o 120mm side panel fan:


with 120mm side panel fan:

Maximum Graphics
Card Length

Learn more about the Cooler Master NSE-500-KKN1

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Anonymous
  • 10/5/2014 9:57:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Well laid out. Quiet with 2 huge fans that are very good and very quiet. Great air movement and neat cable running.

Cons: Price

Other Thoughts: Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Great case.

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  • Tou T.
  • 9/24/2014 9:57:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCooler Master N500 Review Update

Pros: --Well-made product - quality is good
--Fine black paint finish
--Well ventilated PC Case
--Clean look, nothing fancy or crazy design
--Great price when under sale promotion

Cons: --Spare parts are non existence @ CoolerMaster site. I believe this is a European-promoted model that is not heavily advertised and stocked in the United States.
--Other thoughts are below.

Other Thoughts: ---The advertisement for the 240mm radiator option can be misleading. I have a Corsair H100i CPU cooler and it does fit the radiator, but it doesn't fit the 2-120mm SP fans. Not enough room between the motherboard and the top of the case. I had to mount the fans outside the case to pull air from the radiator. If you're not concerned with fans outside the case or running no fans for your radiator, then ignore this feedback. I had no choice; so the fans are on the outside of the case pulling air from the radiator.

---This case is the non-window model. There is a window side panel option model, but it isn't sold at newegg.

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  • Anthony L.
  • 7/30/2014 8:13:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent economy case

Pros: Lots of fan options
Good build quality
Very airy, good air flow
Plenty of room for video card
Acceptable cable management
Easy to dust

Cons: Had the power button fail fairly soon after I got it. I've been using the reset button instead. I'll probably solder a new button in if I ever get around to it. Knocking off an egg for not having a model number or serial number on the case: can't get warranty parts for a case that doesn't exist. May have just been my case, wasn't worth me taking my rig apart to RMA it.

Other Thoughts: The button failure can happen to any case, and the missing numbers were probably a fluke. Have had good luck with this brand in the past, and it works well otherwise.

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  • Tou T.
  • 2/3/2014 3:27:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCoolMaster N500 PC Case

Pros: Smooth and clean PC case design w/ Air Flow & interior space as a priority. The flat-black color is nice as well. Lots of interior room and when you equip the case with 5+ fans, the air flow is quite noticeable. Highly recommend it for the budget-minded PC builder.

Cons: Although CoolMaster N500 states that the side door can be swapped for its optional windowed glass panel, they don't state where you can purchase it from. Not a big deal, but just wanted to state this info to buyers/viewers out there. I put 2 dust filters there instead of 2 - 120 mm fans.

Other Thoughts: The 2 sickle flow fans provided by the N500 case are extremely quiet. You dont't hear them at all, unlike the 3 Rosewill 120mm fans I ordered w/ my purchase.

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  • Fabiano F.
  • 9/25/2013 1:08:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good!

Pros: Nice design, and above all, doesn't look like it came from a 70s disco, like so many cases these days. What's with al lthe flashing lights so many cases have? Anwyay, simple, tons of options, I like it.

Cons: Instructions are lacking, but I got everthing figured out.

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