Cooler Master N600 Review

Not too long ago, Cooler Master came out with the N200, the first case in the N series. We all loved it, loved the fact that for a small case it packed a lot of features that modders would like to see. Now Cooler Master has the bigger sibling of the N200 out, the N600 Mid Tower case. Cooler Master has kept with the simplistic approach taken by them in the N200. First look at the N600 and you will notice that it has the same front mesh panel as the N200 and a very similar fit and finish. The N600 case can accommodate two 240mm radiators and a single 120mm radiator. And if you are a little adventurous, you can add another 240mm radiator to the front of the case. For the air coolers out there, this case can accommodate up to 8 fans: two 120/140mm fans on the top, two 120mm fans in the front or a single 140mm fan(Single XtraFlo white LED fan pre-installed), a single 120mm fan in the rear (Cooler Master XtraFlo fan no LED), 120mm fan in the bottom, 120mm fan in the right side panel. If you get the case with the fan mounts on the left side panel, you can have 2 more 120mm or a single 180/200mm (model KKN1 only). Tired of talking about fans yet? Well I’m not done yet. The case also comes with a fan speed controller installed in the rear to manage up to 2 fans, just Low and High not much here though. The case has support for ATX and smaller motherboards, 7 expansion slots, and support for a full size PSU. The N600 also supports all of the latest and longest video cards like the GTX Titan/780 or the AMD 79990 (max video card length of a 430mm / 16.9 inches. If you are worried about CPU coolers, the N600 supports CPU coolers of up to 167mm / 6.6 inch in height. The case also features two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, front XtraFlo LED on/off toggle switch, multiple dust filters (top, right side, bottom) for easy maintenance, and space for 7 3.5” HDDs or 5 2.5” HDDs/SSDs. With a price tag of 89.99 Cooler Master has yet another great product on their hands. Let’s take a deeper look and explore the features in detail.

For more information on the N600 check out – http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/mid-tower/n600.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB6bfBp6rcM

Video review by Bill Owen from MNPCtech.com

Dimensions:

Height – 17.9″ X Width – 18.9″ X Depth – 8.1″
Height – 455mm X Width – 520mm X Depth – 207mm

  • Model: NSE-600-KKN1|KWN1|KKN2|KWN2
  • Available Color: Midnight Black
  • Materials: Polymer, mesh front bezel
  • Dimensions: 207 x 455 x 520 mm / 8.1 x 17.9 x 18.9 inch
  • Net Weight: 8.1 kg / 17.8 lbs
  • M/B Type: microATX, ATX
  • 5.25″ Drive Bays: 3 (exposed, with new tool-less design “EZ Tray”)
  • 3.5″ Drive Bays: 7 (hidden)
  • 2.5″ Drive Bays: 5 (hidden; 4 in the SSD cage, 1 behind the M/B tray)
  • I/O Panel: USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, Audio In & Out (supports AC97 / HD Audio)
  • Expansion Slots: 7
  • Cooling System Top: 120/140mm fan x 2 (optional)
  • Front: 120mm fan x 2 (one white LED XtraFlo installed, one optional), or 140mm fan x 1 (optional) – for KKN1/KWN1; with no LED XtraFlo – KKN2/KWN2
  • Rear: 120mm XtraFlo fan (no LED) x 1 (installed)
  • Left Side: 120mm fan x 2 or 180/200mm fan x 1 (optional) – for KKN1/KKN2 only
  • Right Side: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
  • Bottom: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
  • HDD cage: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
  • Power Supply Type: Standard ATX PS2
  • Maximum Compatibility VGA card length: 430mm / 16.9 inch
  • CPU cooler height: 167mm / 6.6 inch

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7 thoughts on “Cooler Master N600 Review

  1. Thanks for the review Jesse. I like the design of the case, and the enthusiast accommodations with out making the case seem bulbous.

    I would also like to see more clearance on the back of the motherboard as well though

  2. With the exception of the 20mm clearance behind the motherboard tray that case ticks a lot of boxes out of the box especially for the price tag.
     
    Perhaps much the same as Fractal Design CoolerMaster are now listening and catering to the needs of the modding community…
     
    Great review Jesse.

  3. I totally agree with you guys on the space behind the mobo tray, an inch is what I would like to see (thats what she said) but oh well. It is nice to see companies making cases that are suitable for any kind of build.  
     
    And thanks for the kind words guys. I really appreciate it. 

  4. Nice review Jesse.  You crammed a super amount of detail into this review, leaving no stone unturned.  I agree it’s nice to see more case builders move towards water-cooling, especially with the off-set roof vent.  I do really like the front bezel with the vertical I/Os, it’s a different but nice look.

  5. Nice review Jesse.  You crammed a super amount of detail into this review, leaving no stone unturned.  I agree it’s nice to see more case builders move towards water-cooling, especially with the off-set roof vent.  I do really like the front bezel with the vertical I/Os, it’s a different but nice look.

     
    Thanks Stuart, its always nice to have options when building a system. 

  6. From a modding stand point I’m not like’n the top. Not sure about the front either. Putting gear in the front detracts from the design. As to the internals..most will go at drive cages with a dremel if it can’t be removed otherwise, and everthing else for that matter.lol. For the price point there are others I’d prefer. I just don’t see a “5” Nanner for this one. No reflection on your review J man. you always do a good job bar none! Everyone’s got an opine based on their own likes/dislikes. that’s what good reviews do… elicit comments. Keep up the good work.

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