Closer Look Cooler Master Basterbox Q500L
The dimensions of Q500L are 386(L) x 230(W) x 381(H) mm. The case has a left side Acrylic window with an I/O panel which could be moved around depending on preference. The right side of the case has a standard rolled steel panel that has four small rubber feet if you would like to keep this case on the side instead of upright.
From the front of the case, you can see a stylish magnetic dust cover. The back of the case is 7 PCI slots which could be used with ATX motherboards. What is interesting here is the power cord extension cable that reaches deep inside of the case that connects to the power supply.
On the bottom of the case is a removable dust cover along with four plastic/rubber legs. The legs are kind of thin and provide minimum support. The only logo I found on the entire case is on the front bezel.
Here are the close-up shots of the power cord extender and rubber feet of Q500L.
The acrylic window is 3mm thick and has a light smoke tint to it. Mounting holes in the acrylic are re-enforced with a rubber grommet. The right side door does not have any sound dampening materials on it.
The frame of Q500L is rolled steel and has single rivets in each corner for support. Without any doors, the case feels very solid and does not have any flex to it. Cable management, in this case, is minimal but it does have some options to run and hide cables.
The motherboard CPU cutout is small and in order to get access to the back of the motherboard, you would need to remove SSD/HDD top plate. Power Supply mounting bracket is already pre-mounted on the front side of the case. It can be removed and attached to the PSU prior to mounting.
The Q500L has four removable side plates. If you are planning to mod this case you could customize this part of the case. I/O panel has a reset button, headphones and microphone jacks, power button HDD LED and two USB 3.0 connectors. The IO panel can be moved around the case so you do have some flexibility on where it mounts.Article Index: >> « Packaging and Specifications | Hardware Installation and Clearance Issues »