FSP CMT510 Plus Review (Page 1 of 4)

FSP CMT510 Plus Review

By: Jadon Lee (Guest Writer)
October 25, 2019

Lately, I have been really enjoying looking at architecture and home décor. Just simply seeing so many aesthetic designs, I could not help but be inspired. I had so many ideas of what I could do with a single room to play with. In result, I made the decision to completely redo an empty room in my house to make a new bedroom. First, I started with the walls. The room was originally painted bright violet, which I chose to cover over with a soothing grey. Next came the furnishings. I had a general layout of what the room would look like, so I began the transfer of my bed and a couple other miscellaneous items. The room was beginning to take shape, but there was one problem. My computer setup was a laptop that was hooked up to a couple of other monitors. The laptop was getting a little old, so I thought why not redo my setup? I began to gather some parts for a new PC build. Earlier, Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Kwan reached out and asked if I wanted to review a case and naturally, I responded yes. The case I received was the FSP CMT510 Plus, which is an update on the CMT510. The difference between the two cases is the CMT510 Plus has ARGB fans, meaning that each LED on the fans can be adjusted individually. With these additions, this case seems to focus a lot of its attention on the aesthetics. Will this case's appearances satisfy me? Keep reading to find out!

The FSP CMT510 Plus arrived via FedEx Ground in its retail box like many other computer cases, from Chino, California. The box was slightly torn on the top and had a couple other scuffs and dents. Although there was a little tear, which did get me a little worried, the box arrived in one piece. FedEx had successfully done its job to ensure the safety of the contents. I grabbed a pair of scissors and cut open the box to reveal what I really wanted to see.

FSP used two large Styrofoam blocks on the bottom and on the top of the case to absorb any impact that may have occur in the delivery. This is very important for any case with tempered glass panels. The case itself was wrapped in plastic to prevent scratches. There was another additional layer of plastic on the glass panels to prevent dust or prints that would dirty the glass. Inside the case is all the screws needed for installations as well as an instruction manual. The packaging did its job in preventing any damage to the case.

Before we continue, here are the specification for the FSP CMT510 Plus, as posted on the manufacturer's site:

Specifications
Model Name: CMT510 Plus
Type: ATX Mid Tower
Color: Black
Materials: SECC, Tempered glass
Dimensions DxWxH (mm) / (inch): 491 x 208 x 448mm / 19.15 x 8.11 x 17.47inch
Maximum CPU Cooler Height: 165mm
VGA Card Length: 400mm
Expansion Slots: 7
MotherBoard Support: ATX, Micro ATX, Mini-ITX
External I/O port: USB3.0 x 2, Audio, Microphone
Power supply Type: 210mm ATX
3.5” HDD: 2
2.5” SSD: 2
Fan Including(pre-install) Front: 120mm x 3 ARGB Led Fan
Rear: 120mm ARGB Led Fan
Fan&Water Cooler Supply Front: 120mm x 3 or 140mm x 2, or 360mm x 1 Radiator
Top: 120/140mm x 1
Rear: 120mm x1
Max Radiator Support: 360mm x 1


Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion