Cooler Master CMP 520 PC Case Review




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Cooler Master has an excellent reputation for its PC cases, with many years of experience creating many of the world’s most famous cases. While the new CMP 520 isn’t some flagship monster crammed full of innovation, the CMP 520 is one of their more compact and reasonably priced gaming cases. With an MSRP of around £90 and an ATX Mid-Tower design, it’s set to tick all the right boxes for a mid-to-high-end gaming PC build.

Cooler Master CMP 520

The Cooler Master CMP 520 isn’t setting the world alight with innovation, but then again, it doesn’t have to. Looking at the specifications list, it’s ticking all the right boxes for what we’ve come to expect for your typical gaming PC case these days. It has tempered glass, built-in ARGB fans and a control hub, high airflow mesh front panel and dust filters, a built-in PSU shroud, and room for some fairly decent hardware and additional cooling. So, let’s dive in and take a closer look at the design!

Features

  • FRONT AIRFLOW PANEL WITH ARGB LIGHTING – CMP 520 is a mid-tower case featuring a 3D asymmetrical full mesh front panel with 3 x 120mm ARGB (with preset lighting via Reset button) intake fans for excellent airflow, while providing efficient dust filtration
  • AMPLE CLEARANCES – The spacious interior accommodates Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, and ATX-sized motherboards; Graphics cards (GPUs) up to 350mm in length, a CPU cooler up to 161mm in height, and an ATX PSU up to 160mm in length
  • EXCELLENT COOLING OPTIONS – In addition to 3 pre-installed 120mm ARGB intake fans (up to 280mm radiator), the CMP 520 supports 2 x 120/140mm fans (up to 240mm radiator with RAM < 35mm) in the top panel and 1 x 120mm fan or radiator in the rear panel
  • REFINED DESIGN – The CMP 520 features an all-black interior with dedicated spaces for cable management; The PSU cover includes top & bottom ventilation that supports standard & reverse oriented ATX PSUs as well as passively cooled units
  • QUALITY FEATURES – The CMP 520 comes with a tempered glass side panel; The front I/O features USB 3.2 Gen 1 & USB 2.0 Type-A ports and a 3.5mm Headset Jack; Supports 2 x 2.5″ SSD bays and includes a removable HDD cage with 2 x 2.5/3.5″ drive bays

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