acul009

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  1. After a long time saving money I finally got my H500M and I would like to share my thoughts about it. Design: That's the main reason I bought this case. The two massive fans on the front look incredible. After seeing an H500 a year ago I knew my next case had to have these massive fans. Combined with the 4 glass panel I can get a clear view of my interior, especially because the glass isn't as smoked as a lot of other alternatives. I would still prefer completely clear glass though. While the glass panel on the Backside seems useless at first, I'm planning to get a nice Drawing in there and add a Custom made RGB-LED System. What I don't like are the glossy plastic parts which are prone to fingerprints and dust - even more so than the glass panels as well as the RGB on the fans, which need more LEDs to allow finer effects. Overall I'm extremely pleased with the visuals of this case. Quality: The case seems to be well made. I didn't notice any dangerously sharp edges or imperfections in the paint job. The plastic parts seem stable enough and I'm not to worried about scrathing the panels, since they're made out of glass. However, I'm not at all satisfied with the fans! They Wobbly and don't even support PWM! Building inside the case: Building on the other hand wasn't as satisfying. Installing the motherboard was quite easy thanks to the amount of available space. The SSD mounting mechanism is really easy to use and seems surprisingly reliable. I don't think I'll have any problems when transporting my PC. The case could use one or two more centimeters behind the metal panels that hide the cables, especially the big, vertical one. I had a lot of trouble getting all my cables behind there. Features: The ability to swap the front panel is a must-have. On this case there's still enough mesh to supply air while the glass front panel is installed and if I need better cooling I can just slot in the full mesh. GPU sag looks terrible so I'm happy to have a little support arm in this case! What's especially useful for me is the internal USB to USB-Micro cable. I Plan to use a micro-controller to build a custom RGB System since I think all systems I could by are lacking and way to expensive. Radiator support seems nice, but to fit one in the Front it seems I would have to change the fan config. I bought this case for the Huger fans, so no way. I'll have to see if I can find a 400mm radiator that could fit with a bit of work. If a 400mm radiator was supported by default this case would have even more extreme cooling capacity. The included bag is great, but could use a bit more padding. Though I'll probably make myself a custom harness that I can attach without picking up the case. 4 USB 3.0 slots and one Type C 3.1 slot are fantastic, but my motherboard only has one USB 3.0 Header, so an included adapter would help. I would also like to see a backplane for the HDD drawers. Also, a removable motherboard tray helps with annoying IO-Shields. Thankfully newer boards have these integrated. Lastly I don't want zip ties at this price! velcros only, please! Conclusion: I really like the case. The only two things which are actual problems for me are fans and getting zip ties instead of velcros. If this was fixed I would be completely satisfied. All other things I discussed here are supposed to be inspirations and I would love to see them incorporated in a future case.