Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 Case Review

A Look Inside

With the two thumbscrews removed from the back of the case, the tempered glass side panel simply lifts out of place. With an unobstructed view inside the case, we can see that Cooler Master has provided a pretty standard case interior design for the NR600.

MasterBox NR600

Towards the top portion of the interior of the case, we see that there is quite a bit of room above the motherboard section, which is why this case is compatible with top-mounted radiators. There are also multiple cutouts for cable routing. A very large CPU cutout in the motherboard tray makes us very happy, as this feature makes installing your components that much easier, especially when you don’t have to remove the motherboard from the case to change your CPU cooler. Two large rectangular cable management cutouts are to the right of the motherboard area, and each sports a rubber grommet to help keep things looking tidy.

MasterBox NR600

Moving down towards the bottom potion of the case interior we see two large cutouts on the top of the power supply shroud, offering a path for front I/O cabling, videocard power, and storage device cabling to route to their respective components. Three pairs of raised mount points allow for the installation of three 2.5″ drives on the top of the power supply shroud, while a large cutout on the top of the shroud towards the front of the case makes interior radiator and fan placement possible.

MasterBox NR600

The rear portion of the NR600’s interior is quite plain, though a single 120mm exhaust fan is included in this location. We wish the fans were the same model front and back for aesthetics, but their inclusion is appreciated nonetheless.

MasterBox NR600

At the front of the case we again see the three fan cutouts and the backside of the included front fan. A wide rectangular cutout above the fans is available for additional cable routing, though all of the top I/O is routed behind the motherboard tray.

MasterBox NR600

Swinging around to the right side of the case, and after removing the side panel, we see a pretty standard case layout. The large CPU cooler cutout on the motherboard tray is flanked by cable management tie-down points, and two 2.5″ drive mounting positions are just below the CPU area. The left portion of the backside is home to additional cable management options, and a single 3.5″ drive can be mounted flat against the motherboard tray in this area.

MasterBox NR600

Looking towards the bottom portion from this side reveals a drive bay with room for three 3.5″ drives. Unfortunately, this drive bay is secured via rivets and cannot be removed. While not a deal-breaker, we would have loved to see the option to remove the cage for easier power supply installation and cable routing. Speaking of the power supply, there are four rubber pads that help keep the power supply level and dampen any vibrations that may come from the unit.

MasterBox NR600