The CL500 is an attractive looking mid-tower which features a two-tone theme – black/grey. The front of the chassis features a plastic panel which is heavily ventilated to allow air to pass through, which is ideal for use with front mounted cooling fans – although there aren’t any pre-installed.
On the prominent side DeepCool has equipped the chassis to have a tempered glass panel which reveals a preview of the internal components; perfect if you have an RGB configuration. Over on the reverse, we just have a solid steel panel.
The innovative benefit with CL500 is that it arrives with a completely tool-free method of attaching the side panels to the chassis via magnets. Either side features a series of these strong magnets and this makes accessing the internals much quicker and is of course, hassle-free; so there are no screws involved, even thumbscrews. This is why Deepcool has designed the panels to have elevated handles – which are easy to grip and remove the panels with.
Up at the top of CL500 we have the front panel connectivity which involves 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C, Audio Jacks and power/reset buttons. You’ll notice there is a large button behind all of this functionality – this isn’t a power button, but a release switch for the top panel.
Pressing this switch allows the ventilated top fascia to be detached, revealing some mounting spots for 2x 120mm cooling fans. Again, we don’t get any pre-installed but this does also pave the way for top radiator support (240mm).
Note: There are dust filters under the PSU and at the front of this case.