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Deepcool CL500 review
CL500 like a Mercedes?

This round, we’re taking a look at the Deepcool CL500, a mid-tower PC chassis with a mesh front design that supports good airflow. In terms of the overall concept, it’s actually quite similar to the Macube310P, which we reviewed back in March, although Deepcool clearly indicated the changes and improvements over that model. The first one is rather obvious: the high-airflow design. The other things are just nice additions, like top radiator support (240 mm, but still better than nothing), a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, and one-touch top panel release. Like in the Macube 310, there isn’t any RGB here either. The dimensions are quite typical given it’s a mid-tower chassis. It supports ATX, uATX, and mini-ITX motherboards. The weight is 8.4 kg, as the case has one tempered glass panel. According to the specs, you can fit up to two 2.5”/two 3.5” drives inside. On the front, you will find the following ports:

  • USB 3.0 x 2,
  • USB 3.1 Type-C gen 2
  • HD audio ports
  • Reset and power buttons

You also get 7 expansion slots. The Deepcool CL500 provides many cooling options, with support for radiators up to 360 mm at the front and on the side, 240 mm at the top and on the bottom, and 120 mm at the back. It’s possible to mount up to 3 x 120 mm fans at the front, 2x 120 mm at the top, as well as 1x 120mm fan at the back (and that’s the only one included). There are also 3 fan filters (front, bottom, top). As for the other features, you also get:

  • a GPU Anti-Sag Bracket
  • a PWM fan hub

You can use CPU air coolers with a max height of 165 mm (enough to fit most models), and GPU coolers up to 330 mm in length. The PSU shouldn’t be longer than 160 mm (and that’s still quite a tight fit). The top and front panels are easily removable (the front one with the push of a button). The price is €79.99, so it’s in the range of such cases as the NZXT H510, or Phanteks P400. Now, let’s check out the specs and features of this chassis, shall we?

 

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