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Review : Cooler Master NCORE 100 MAX

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Cooler Master has simply launched its new mini ITX case: the NCORE 100 MAX. It reinvents the idea of the mini PC, turning it into a life-style product. It arrives with a really pronounced fashion, however a bit bulkier than its competitors. So let’s check out this new mannequin and evaluate it with the NZXT H1 – let’s go!

The exterior of the NCORE 100 MAX:

With this mannequin, we’ve got the choice of fixing the quantity to permit giant graphics playing cards to be fitted. Its dimensions are 155mm x 212mm x 481mm in regular mode, and 172mm x 212mm x 481mm in growth mode. Indeed, this mini ITX mannequin is especially tall at 481mm. As for weight, we’re fairly mild at 6.3 kg, together with watercooling and energy provide.

With this Cooler Master case, we’ve got the proper to a brand new kind of life-style product and the design that goes with it. Like it or not, we adore it. It’s a product that ought to go in your desk, a bit like a Mac mini, which has a bigger footprint, by the best way, as a result of the NCORE 100 MAX is all peak.

As for the worth, as you possibly can see, it’s a case that sells for round €399, relying on the shop. And you’ll be entitled to 2 anodizing colours: darkish gray or bronze.

The management panel :

The management panel is positioned on the foot of the case. Unlike different merchandise, which usually provide a top-mounted interface. It’s fairly full, however its place makes it a drawback if you wish to put your PC on the ground. We discover :

  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone jack
  • One USB-C 3.2 Gen2
  • Two USB-A 3.2 Gen1
  • An influence button

The underside :

It’s underneath the case that you just’ll have entry to your graphics card connectors. As for the toes, they offer a big peak, which helps with the passage of hdmi and DisplayPort cables. This peak can also be helpful for permitting elements to breathe.

Rear :

Unlike the NZXT H1, which has all its connections beneath, the NCORE 100 MAX has all of the motherboard I/O on the rear. This makes connections a lot simpler and extra accessible. There’s additionally an influence provide connection. And there’s an exhaust fan, simply as you’d discover on a traditional case.

The high :

Finally, we come to the highest, the place we discover a protecting grille for the watercooling included with the case. This AIO is a bit particular, because the 120mm radiator is way thicker than that discovered on the competitors. Unable to combine an extended radiator of the 240mm kind, Cooler Master, aptly named, determined to extend the thickness to offer extra floor space for warmth dissipation.

It’s additionally value noting that, with the radiator on the high of the case, it permits cool air to be taken in and scorching air to be extracted immediately from the case. An enormous distinction from the NZXT H1, which takes air from elements which are already scorching, we’ll quickly see the distinction in our assessments.


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