Cooler Master CM Force 500 ATX Chasis Unleashed
Published on February 10th, 2013
Cooler Master, a leader in providing case, PC components and PC cooling solutions, has recently announced an all new Cooler Master case, the CM Force 500, that belongs to the new CM Force series. This is a black ATX/Micro-ATX case with a classy design, but is incorporated with the latest features.
CM Force 500 Specifications
Materials: Steel Body, plastic
Dimensions: 190mm x 426mm x 491.5mm
Net Weight: 5.23 kg
Motherboard Type: Mimcro-ATX and ATX
5.25″ Drive Bays: 2 (exposed)
3.5″ Drive Bays: 8 (1 exposed, 7 hidden)
2.5″ Drive Bays: 1 (hidden)
I/O Panel: USB 2.0 x1 (int), USB 2.0 x2, Mic x1, Audio x1 (supports AC97/HD Audio)
Expansion Slots: 7
Front: 140mm x1 or 120mm x2
Rear: 120mm x1 (pre-installed)
Side Left: 120mm x2 or 140mm x1 (optional)
Side Right: 120mm x2 (optional)Power Supply: Standard ATX PS2/EPS 12V (optional)
Maximum Vcard Length: 320mm (with HDD cage)
CPU Cooler Height: 163.99mm
The CM Force 500 has lots of cooling potential. You can install up to 6 fans, of which 2x 120mm can be installed in the front. You can also install fans either of the left side of the case or on the right side of the case.
The CM Force 500 might not look that much, but it offers a lot of room for high end hardware. Even the lengthy Radeon HD7990 can fit inside this case with no problems at all. However the PSU is mounted on top of the case, just like in the old ATX cases. This might be advantageous for some, while others may prefer the PSU at the bottom of the case. It’s really a personal preference.
What’s more impressive is that the CM Force 500 can accommodate water cooling solution. It can support one 240mm and one 120mm radiator, or you can install 3x 120mm radiators.
The CM Force 500 will first be hitting Europe starting mid of February, and is expected to have an SRP of €39.99. There is no word yet for global release of this case.