If you don’t know who Cooler Master is, you must have been living under a rock for the past 20 years. What you might not know is that the chassis giant (one of the many hats the company wears) has announced the release of the N-Series line up. Available in small, medium and grande sizes, the N200, N400 and N600 all focus on keeping the gear inside as cool as possible, while allowing for maximum flexibility.
The small N200 may only support mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards, but it’s anything but scaled back. It ships with CM’s XtraFlo 120mm fans in the front and back, can handle GPUs up to 14″ thanks to some fancy hard drive mounting options, and allows for CPU coolers up to 5.5″ with a fan on the side panel or 6.3″ without. If this still isn’t enough, a 240mm radiator can be mounted on the inside of the front panel making this a strong foundation for a LAN box.
Moving onto the N400, this middle child of the family can handle standard size ATX motherboards as well as the smaller form factors. It ships with the same stock fan setup with room for 4 more fans, and GPUs can top out at 12.6″. Instead of mounting a 240mm radiator on the front panel, this time around it’s mounted at the front on the right side.
Finally we have the bigger brother, the N600. Unfortunately the press release is a little light on exact specs for this one, but it supports up to 10 fans, can handle GPUs up to a whopping 16.9″, and has the same support location on the right side for a 240mm radiator.
All three cases feature a mesh front panel, steel body and plastic accents, support for multiple optical drives, hard drives and SSDs, and have USB 3.0 ports on the front panel. Cooler Master said that the whole series is available now, but only the N200 is listed on its website. The same can be said for the major online retailers too.
I’m not sure what the N stands for, but seeing how Cooler Master is celebrating 20 years, maybe it’s the N-iversary Series. Yeah, I’ve got nothing. Starting at $49.99 US for the N200 all the way up to $79.99 for the N600, all models should show up on store shelves well before I find some creativity, so keep your eyes peeled.