The Cooler Master CM Force 500 conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX.
It is made of Plastic and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 491mm x 190mm x 426mm.
|Release Date||01 Jan 2013||Maximum Graphics Card Length||320mm|
|Form Factor||Micro-ATX||Maximum CPU Cooler Size||163mm|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Front Fans||2|
|Material||Plastic||Front Fans Size||120mm|
|Expansion Slots||7||Side Fans Size||120mm|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||2||Rear Fans||1|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||8||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|2.5" Drive Bays||1||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Tool-less Rails||no||Front USB 2.0 Slots||2|
|Length||491mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||1|
The Cooler Master CM Force 500 has a the Micro-ATX form factor. Micro-ATX is a smaller version of the ATX standard which is designed to make your case and the system therein lightweight and portable. Using the Micro-ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 491mm x 190mm x 426mm.
The Cooler Master CM Force 500 has seven expansion slots, so there is plenty of room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has two 5.25" drive bays, which There are no 5.25" drive bays, but there are eight 3.5" drive bays, which is more than enough space as long as you do not intend on installing an optical drive.
Made primarily of Plastic, the Cooler Master CM Force 500 is built to be lightweight, but strong enough to keep your components protected. Plastic cases generally have a thin metal layer to improve protection, and are also generally fairily cheap. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.