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Cooler Master N600 Review

red454    -   July 28, 2013
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Cooler Master N600 Conclusion:

What can I say - despite being a little disappointed about not being able to mount my radiator on the side (which of course isn't Cooler Master's fault), I really like this case. I couldn't find anything to not like about it. It looks nice, has plenty of room, and nine places to mount fans, although testing shows that this case does not have a problem with airflow. In fact, the stock setup moves plenty of air.

It handled my ASUS extended ATX motherboard with no problems. I was expecting to have some issues with cable space since the side panels are flat and don't have the usual bulge. But the case is wide enough and the cable management was easy and made for a clean build. The modular center hard drive cage gives you options for 2.5" and 3.5" drives, or you can even remove the whole thing for more room. And you can even stash a 2.5" SSD behind the motherboard.

As for the cons - well, what I list below is rather weak - almost not worth listing. I suppose a storage tray would be nice - but not a big deal. And the fan switch on the rear - yeah, it would be nice to have it up front. Really though, I control my fans with software, so the switch location is also not a big deal.

Pricing is comparable to other cases with similar features and is currently available at Amazon for $87.89. The N600 gives you affordable space, functionality, room for expansion, a variety of cooling options, and classic Cooler Master styling.

 

Pros:

  • Support for up to a 280mm top or 240mm side radiator
  • Up to five places to mount an SSD and seven to mount a HDD
  • Top and side fan options
  • Up to nine places to mount fans
  • Fan control (two speed) for two fans
  • Easy filter cleaning
  • Nice cable management
  • Price

 

Cons:

  • 3/8 inch clearance on bottom - so be careful when sitting the case on a carpeted floor
  • No top storage tray
  • Fan switch in rear


 

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  1. Cooler Master N600 Introduction & Closer Look
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  3. Cooler Master N600 Closer Look: Working Components
  4. Cooler Master N600 Specifications & Features
  5. Cooler Master N600 Testing: Setup & Results
  6. Cooler Master N600 Conclusion
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