Cooler Master HAF 500 Case Review

Lighting

When you power your system the fans on the front of the case and the rear fan will light up nicely.

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Performance

Here is the breakdown of the test system we use for cases.

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Motherboard: ASUS Prime X570-Pro
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming
Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z Royal DDR4-3200 16GB
Storage: Lexar NQ100 480GB
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 750
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX

We will be using AIDA64 for temperature readings and a RisePro Sound Level Meter to record sound levels. Sound levels are taken 5 inches from the front of the case as well as from the side of the case. Keep in mind with this case the fan speeds remain the same. These are not PWM fans so even when we put full load on the system the fans will not ramp up like other cases.

Idle readings are taken on the Windows 10 desktop after the system has been on for 1 hour. Load readings are taken using AIDA64’s system stability test with both the CPU and GPU selected. First up we have our temperatures for both the CPU and GPU.

And for our noise levels…

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