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Hi everyone, this is Matteo, product specialist from Cooler Master!

The Q500L is pure magic to me, it's cheap, robust, portsble and extremely space efficent. Maybe this build is particularly overkill... especially considering the target audience of this product.

But come on! It looks amazing, doens't it?

Hope you guys enjoy, feel free to ask me here in the comments any question you have in regards of the system or the chassis itself, I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

looks fantastic

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice. great job men!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

1080ti for league lol. (im only teasing i have a vega 56 and play league) but i like the looks the build turned out great.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

vega 56 is kinda underrated

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

its a good card, but its dumb for what i do. the only game that made it flex its muscles was Monster hunter world. I played it for 300 hours and now my gpu gets barely action

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build man!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Looks awesome! I love small builds that somehow make custom loop watercooling happen! Any chance on watercooling the GPU?

And work was okay with letting you build a watercooled computer??

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not going to watercool the GPU as I often swap it for others and of course they were ok with building a watercooled pc :D that is actually part of my job hahah

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

When you work for Cooler Master you can get away with a lot of crazy computer shenannigans

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is now on the product page of the case...

That's nice...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the case come with fans?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

it comes with a single rear mounted 120mm fan, I strongly suggest to add your own depending on the hardware configuration you are going with ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the dimension of the case in Inch? Is the case smaller than a Meshify C? Nice build btw.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

pardon the late reply, I was on a trip in the last weeks

here they are: 15.2x9x15 inches

waaaay smaller than a meshify C :D

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

i have a question how are the thermals

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermals are pretty good! CPU (8700k) ever goes above 55/60degrees under load and GPU the same (with a fan mounted in the front below the PSU to give it a bit more fresh air)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any way I could add handles to this for a portable build?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

yes of course ;) you can check on the CMstore if they have some available! If you do not see them listed just drop them a message and they'll probably find some for you laying around ;)

https://www.cmstore.eu/

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that top panel design make it hard to push air through the rad? I have a case with the same top panel and am assuming I will need at least to put the fans between the rad and the panel if I don't end up running push+pull.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

if the radiator is placed on top with the fans mounted below (push) you have no issue, because the fresh air travels the fins first, which are way more restrictive than the panel ventilation pattern. I personally have amazing temps with my current setup, and I'm running an 8700K which is pretty hot by default ;)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Excuse the stupid question but would this be the same if the radiator was front mounted? That is my plan since I own a q300l.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Then in your case I would put the radiator against the panel and the fans behind, pulling air from the fins

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Do you know if anyone has tested something like this? my theory was that the panel would only allow airflow to the parts of the radiator directly below the holes

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

air spreads ;) there is enough gap between the panel and the fins to let air accelerate trought the holes in the panel and spread again right after, if you use a pull configuration you won't see any difference

check here on partpicker, many users are doing exactly the same

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there room to fit a 280mm radiator?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

not natively but if you are using an M-ATX board you can fit in the bottom easily ;)

I would not recommend the top panel due to potential clearance issues with the heatsinks on the motherboard

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks so cool ! Congrats

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to switch the side which the acrylic panel is on? I see everyone with this case setup on their right, but my home office I would need it on my left. Do you know if this is possible?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You can just flip the case feet to the top panel and put the top filter on the bottom and flip the case, everything is simmetrical. Look at this build to see what I mean: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/qnBbt6

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question on the best way to position fans in the case. Are two intake fans at the top good for this case?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! I would keep a negative pressure fan layout in the Q500L, with the rear and the 2 top fans exctracting air from the case. By using intake fans on the top you are just going to push down the hot air from the GPU and keep it inside the system, bnetter to extract the air as fast as possible with a owerful negative layout and let fresh air in from front/bottom.

From my test that is the best fans layout for performance usage

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes sense, thanks

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I recently made a build using this case, i realised it had higher noise levels than expected. I am using the stock cooler(wraith spire) for ryzen 2600x. Would upgrading this work and which stock cooler would fit into this case but still maintaining low noise levels?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go for an All-In-One watercooler if your budget allows you, best option is the Cooler Master ML240P, mounted in the top panel.

If you want to go for an aircooler setup than you should look no further than the Hyper 212 BLACK EDITION, again from Cooler Master. The Black Edition comes with a Silencio Fan so it's super quiet while performing really well for the price ;)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The HYPER 212 BLACK EDITION will be a great fit for me, Thank you again

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

it's a compact, mid-range gaming pc. Those specs are what everyone expects from a gaming PC, but you can take the average and set it beyond. You managed to stuff that average stuff into a compact ball of energy. Nice build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thank you, sir ;)