Cooler Master N600 Reviewred454 -
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Coolermaster N600 Closer Look:
When I pulled the case out of the box, I realized just how much larger and how much heavier it is compared to its little N200 brother. It retains the same classic style as the others in the N series, but on a much larger scale. The case measures 207 x 455 x 520 mm / 8.1 x 17.9 x 18.9 inch. 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 three bays for optical drives. Very conservative, but certainly not boring.
At the rear we have at the upper left a switch for fan speed control, which we will talk about later. Then there are two rubber grommets for external water cooling lines, a 120mm (included) rear cooling fan, seven expansion slots, and to the right of the normal horizontal expansion slots, there is one vertical expansion slot. These are often used as space saving places to mount fan controllers, or a USB expansion card that doesn't plug into the motherboard. And at the bottom is the space for the PSU.
On top we have the ventilation grid with mounting holes for up to a 280mm radiation and either two 120mm or two 140mm fans. There is a mesh filter attached from inside. Looking at the bottom we have the filter for the PSU.
The sides of the case are fairly standard. Both are flat and we will see if there is enough space for cable management. One side has a nice flush mounted window, and on the other side there is a large vent for... wait for it... a SIDE mounted radiator! The N200 had the ability for a front mounted radiator, but the side mount on the N600 really has me anxious to see how it will fit. Both side panels use removable thumb screws for retention.
Here is a close up of the front I/O. From the bottom up, you have the fan LED control switch, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a microphone jack, a headphone jack, HDD activity light, power button, and finally the reset button.
The filter on the bottom is for the PSU intake and also covers the intake for the optional 120mm case floor fan. It easily slides in and out for quick cleaning. There is 3/8" of clearance under the case, so be careful if your case will sit on carpet or a rug. You don't want to restrict the PSU intake.