ASUS TUF Gaming GT501 Case Review

Outside Overview

The TUF Gaming GT501 comes in a standard cardboard box.

The first impression TUF Gaming GT501 looks fully armored military vehicle ready for action. The case carries the TUF military theme with a special paint job that gives it a stealthy look.

The front covered by a single metal plate which has holes on both sides for ventilation and shows the lighting glow of the fans. You can easily pull it off to reveal a removable dust filter in front of the three pre-installed RGB fans.

At the top, we see two Velcro strap handles for carrying the case, which gives is a unique look, but if you don’t like it you can remove them.

The IO includes dual USB 3.0 ports, power button, and headphone mic jack ports.

The side of the case features a tempered glass side panel. This a 4mm-thick tempered glass with two thumbscrews at top corners and a metal hinge in the lower section that help to put the glass in place while installing.  Which is much easier to work with than four thumbscrews method.

Inside of the TUF Gaming GT501 is quite spacious with an uninterrupted main chamber, which gets direct airflow form front fans. There are three vertical SSD mounts on the right. There is a large cut-out for CPU cooler installation. I am happy to see the motherboard tray and PSU shroud has all the cut-out at the right places and covered by rubber grommets. The case can support Mini-ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, and E-ATX motherboards.

The PSU shroud is made out of plastic and can be removed completely for easy PSU and HDD install. There are two 3.5-inch hard drive mounts here.

On the other side, the back of the motherboard tray features plenty of cable tie-down points and the bottom power supply compartment has a hard drive cage with two hard drive trays. There is enough space for hiding all the cables in the power supply compartment.