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Cooler Master N200 Review

red454    -   June 6, 2013
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Coolermaster N200 Closer Look:

When I pulled the case out of the box, I realized just how small it is. And being accustomed to larger cases, I was a bit surprised by just how small. I'm not saying that is a bad thing, just that it surprised me a bit. As I looked it over, the first thing that came to mind is that it's rather conservative. No wild architecture. No multicolored plastic inserts, LED fans, or flaming skulls. Regardless, it has a clean, refined look.

The case measures 7.95" wide x 14.9" tall x 17.5" deep (202mm x 378mm x 445mm). The feet space the case about 7/8" (17mm) off of the floor for air flow. The entire front is a metal mesh for air flow. There is a plastic rib that runs vertically on the right and contains the mounting for all of the front I/O along with the Cooler Master logo. Looking at the front of the case, we have a single bay for an optical drive and one small bay for a floppy or fan controller. And from the bottom up, you have one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone jack, a headphone jack, HDD activity light, power button, and finally the reset button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip the case around to the rear and you can see that the PSU is mounted at the bottom. Above the PSU are four expansion slots and two knock-outs (no rubber grommets) for external water coolling access. And of course, the rear 120mm cooling fan.

 

The sides of the case are fairly standard. Both have a shallow protrusion for cable management (which I am a little concerned about with such a small case), and there is a vent with mounting holes for a 120mm side fan (not included). Both side panels use removable thumb screws for retention. 

 

 

The top of the case has one vent that has mounting holes for a single 120mm fan (not included). There is a plastic mesh filter that is secured with four rubber fasteners, although if you mount a fan for exhausting heat from inside the case, I am not sure what good the filter would be other than an unnecessary restriction. The bottom has four rubber feet and a removable mesh intake air filter for the PSU.

 

 

You can remove the filter without turning the case over, and it is easy to slide back in.




  1. Cooler Master N200 Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Cooler Master N200 Closer Look: The Case
  3. Cooler Master N200 Closer Look: Working Components
  4. Cooler Master N200 Specifications & Features
  5. Cooler Master N200 Testing: Setup & Results
  6. Cooler Master N200 Conclusion:
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