At the beginning of 2018 Cooler Master presented a new housing series. The first offspring of this series is called MasterBox Q300L and is a spacious mini tower for µATX mainboards with a modular design. At the beginning of April 2019 Cooler Master introduced the bigger brother of the Q300L. This tower is called the MasterBox Q500L and even supports ATX mainboards without increasing the dimensions of the body. This was taken over from the Q300L and only the interior was slightly restructured. The Cooler MasterBox Q500L is only available in black and costs € 49.99.
Whether this price is justified for the Cooler MasterBox Q500L and how it generally works, we will find out for you in this review.
|Model:||Cooler Master MasterBox MasterBox Q500L|
|Housing type:||Midi Tower|
|Dimensions:||230 mm (W) x 381 mm (H) x 386 mm (D)|
|Weight:||approx. 3.83 kg|
|Material:||Steel, plastic, acrylic|
|Front connections||2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x loudspeaker, 1x microphone|
|Drive bays:||2x 3,5″ (internal) or 4x 2,5″ (internal)|
|Form factors:||ATX, mATX, mini-ITX|
|Ventilation:||Front: 1x 120 mm (depending on power supply length)
Rear: 1x 120 mm
bottom: 2x 120 mm
cover: 2x 120 mm or 2x 140 mm
|Radiators:||Cover: 1x 240 mm
Rear: 1x 120 mm
|Max. CPU cooler height:||160 mm|
|Max. Graphics card length:||360 mm (if power supply shorter than 160 mm)
270 mm (if power supply longer than 160 mm)
|Max. Power supply length:||180 mm|
|Cable management space:||27 – 30 mm|
|Special features:||magnetic dust filters, cable management, acrylic side panel|
Scope of Delivery
The Cooler MasterBox Q500L comes well and safely packed in a brown cardboard box with black lettering and is wrapped in normal Styrofoam. The Plexiglas side window was covered with a protective film on the outside to protect it from scratches. Unfortunately, the inside has no further foil. The supplied accessories were fastened in a transparent plastic bag inside the housing with a cable tie. This bag contains all important screws, ten black cable ties and an illustrated manual. Cooler Master also includes a screwdriver attachment for the spacers and eight plastic bolts.
Finally, the pre-installed housing fan and the pre-assembled spacers are included in the scope of delivery.