A Look Inside
Taking the main side panel off the case and getting a look inside we have a pretty standard layout. I was actually surprised that this case basically has the same internal design as we saw on Cooler Master’s own MasterCase H500 that we reviewed all the way back in 2018. This internal design is pretty dated in my opinion, which I’ll explain in just a bit.
Look at where you’ll install your motherboard there is quite a lot of room. You can install motherboards all the way up to E-ATX and SSI CEB and there are pre-installed standoffs for ATX motherboard installation. Around the motherboard tray are three very large cutouts with rubber inserts for easy cable routing and a cable management panel. This panel can be removed if you don’t want to use it or if it gets in the way of watercooling components.
Towards the front of the case there is a hard drive cage that has a fan mounted on it. This fan is one of Cooler Master’s 120mm SickleFlow PWM fans and is on a rotatable bracket that allows you to move it to the best position to accommodate various GPU sizes. The hard drive cage that it is mounted to has two removable trays that support both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives. The entire hard drive cage itself is removable from the case if you needed room for something like a push-pull system at the front of the case or even a pump / reservoir mount for watercooling.
Moving over there is a power supply cover that has a large cable routing hole on it. This is one of the reasons I feel that the internal design of this case is dated. The power supply first is made of plastic, second it only extends about half of the case leaving the hard drive cages visible, and third there is no ventilation on it at all.
Moving around to the opposite side of the case we can see all of the cable routing holes, tie-downs, and a very large CPU cutout on the motherboard tray. There is also quite a lot of room between the back of the motherboard tray and the rear panel of the case so hiding cables back here shouldn’t be an issue.
Mounted on the rear of the case there is a combination fan hub / ARGB controller. This controller supports up to four fans as well as five ARGB connections. There is a fan and ARGB connection so you can connect it to your motherboard for speed and ARGB control. If you don’t connect the ARGB connection to your motherboard the reset button acts as the control for the lights on your ARGB devices. You can easily cycle through different colors and effects.
There are also two SSD mounts on the back of the motherboard tray, giving you a total of four hard drives you can install in the case. Either four 2.5-inch drives or a combination of two 2.5-inch drives and two 3.5-inch drives.