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

Had to upgrade my workstation with some new fancy pancy hardware this morning! Here are a couple of shots of 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!

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  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Ayyy nice build! Also the photgraphs came out great!

Question- why chose this over the 3900x, and waiting for the 3950x to release?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

what he said

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I just moved my previous config into an H500, no CPU upgrade

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

2950x is stronger for workloads than 3900x..hence more expensive. For 3950x we will have to wait and see for its perfomance.

But for sure 3900x is very good value for money.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Love what you did here! Refreshingly understated. The airflow of the H500 plus some giant Noctuas must REALLY nice.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

oh... it is ;)

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello! Did you have any issues fitting Noctua's 200mm fans in this case? I've heard there was some compatibility problems with Noctua 200mm fans and the H500 line of cases...

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

The thing with Noctuas is that they are thicker than the MF200R fans included with the H line from Cooler Master and they include 4 mounting sets of holes that more than often are not compatible with CM design (released before, with the MegaFlow line of fans).

The H500 is the only one in the H line with proper front support for 200mm noctua fans beecause Cooler Master made sure to include it after collecting the feedback from the community that was asking for more noctua compatibility in the H line.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, thank you for the reply. Is that the most recent release for the H500 line then I'm guessing? Is there support up top for 200mm Noctuas?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

in the H500 you can only fit noctuas in the front due to their thickness on top only CM 200mm fans can be placed (which BTW have almost the same noise/performance ratio as the more expensive noctuas...)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

When did Cooler Master include front support for 200mm Noctua fans on the H500? Is there a possibility of buying an older H500 model that does not have this updated design?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The H500 has always had support for after market fans in the front ;) including Noctuas

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Matteo this is a really clean build, do you know if this case would fit the Zenith Extreme? I can't find any dimensions for the Strix vs the Zenith so not sure if it's slightly bigger.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it does with plenty of clearance You can mount up to an SSI-EEB board in the H500 so anything between ATX and SSI-EEB fits

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi Matteo, I really like those big Noctua fans. Hope you don't mind me copying that. :-D

Do you know if the Noctua NH-D15 fits in the H500 case?

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4vzv6h/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd15

Thank you!

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

Oh I'd be glad if you replicate it ;)

and yes, the NH-D15 fits with more than half a Cm to spare

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

W O W

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Dam, thats one hell of a CPU cooler. Very cool looking! +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

What a monster of a CPU cooler.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

awesomedope photos, and great pc!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the clearance on your CPU cooler tight?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

got around 1cm of spare space ;)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Matteo- I got the 200mm Noctua fans, but the screws are too short. How did you mount yours?

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

I used some screws I had from and EK radiator because the Noctuas are around 32mm in height (while the CM ones are 25)

But make sure to check the noctua fans boxes, they should come with long screws out of the box!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks. I was able to find some short screws that attach just the inner part of the fans. Everything fits perfectly.

The "long screws" Noctua include are rubber barbs that assume a larger hole.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I was actually wondering about noctuas in the front and luckily came across your build.

Are the front fans connected directly to the mother board? I haven’t purchased this case yet so wasn’t sure if they replace the existing front fan connections or is they connect differently. Thank you.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

yup, they connect with standard 4pin PWM connectors, either to a fan controller/splitter oir to the motherboard

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great. Thank you.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build man. May sound silly but i was just wondering if you used the stock 200mm fan on top as intake or exhaust? I was originally going to go with a meshify c and DRP4 for a cooler but it's sold out here. I settled for the meshify s2 until i started thinking it wouldn't be the best for a air cooled build. You have defiantly made my want this case, here is what i was going with. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/MQQHkd I just need to change out the case and fans.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

hi! I used the top one as an additional exhaust (moved from the front to the top when I exchanged for 2 big Noctuas)

Nice hardware list, I think you are going to have amazing time with your build if you go got the H500+Noctuas combination ;)

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there. Could you please tell me how long your system takes to get to the desktop from power on? Thank you...

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

to fully boot and be ready is takes approximately 35-45 second max

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

come on noctua! give this the chromax treatment!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Am I the only one who actually does like the Beige/Brown color scheme od Noctua fans? hahaha

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

i mean, is not THAT bad if you're on those kind of colors, but it makes them hard to color cordinate them if you going for certain color scheme

or maybe it's just me being superfluous

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

A question about the H500 case, is there space on the inside for fan mounting at the top?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, up to 2x 140mm fans or a single 200mm fan

just like in my build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome, thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

at the front is it possible for the two large fans to be switched out for 3 smaller 140's?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

it is possible to switch the front 200mm fans for 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Matteo,

awesome rig!

are you able to run the 3200 Mhz on the RAM memory?

I am planning to build a rig with a two sets of this model (128GB), on a ASRock X399 with TR 2970x. do think this is compatible? if so, do you think the CPU and the Motherboard will run it comfortably?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, I have no issues, I just enable XMP and it goes to 3200 on its own

I do believe it's compatible, altough I would send a text to an Asrock rep to double check you can find them on linked in or on reddit ;)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you RiftDM, I will do so.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Where you able to mount the 200mm Noctua fans without any issues?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

yes, the front is 100% compatible with Noctua A20 fans

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

what screws did you use to mount the noctua fans? I tried using the ones that held the coolermaster stock fans in place but they were not long enough to hold the noctua fans in place.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I had to use longer screws because the Noctuas are thicker than the standard fans (why noctua? why?)

Make sure to get 32/6 screws that are at least 30mm long

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey I have a quick question. Why did you upgrade the front fans to the noctua 200mm which have 86.46 cfm if the CM fans are specced for 90 cfm? I'm working on using a high airflow build like this one and have been considering this case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Because there is almost no difference in real life, and Ithe noctuas are PWM, the MF200R included in the H500 are DC

which makes no difference besides that I can run the PWM fans at 0rpm if needed

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Cool! My fan knowledge is probably what lacks the most when it comes to doing a build so I wanted to see if there was something I was missing. My initial guess was what you said about there being "no difference". Thanks for the quick reply and sick build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

fans have become so advanced these days that even on the low end you can get good performance for the money, only after the 20$ mark you start to see actual performance improvement for a single fan

thanks btw :D

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

can i use this build as a gaming/workstation build? leaning toward gaming. im a noob and just looking for a good build and you fit my budget, plus it looks sick haha.

  • 11 hours ago
  • 1 point

definetly! tho I would switch the CPU to a 3950x, do not go threadripper unless you'd really have to leverage that amount of power

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

That's... REALLY sexy, honestly. Which I had the money to just drop on a build like this

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

somehow that front fan colour looks good when it's covered by the front panel.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

well, you need to appreciate a good design, right? hahaha