Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P MAX Review (Page 2 of 6)

Page 2 - Physical Look - Outside

Our review unit of the Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P MAX came in gray, although it is available in a multitude of colors. Every aspect of the case is metal, which feels very solid and is nice to run your finger across. The case takes the shape of a small box, which is not surprising due to its nature of being a mini-ITX chassis. The exterior of the NR200P MAX is identical to the exterior of other cases in the Cooler Master MasterBox NR lineup. The top side contains a full mesh panel. The front panel is also made out of metal, which is nice to see. Overall, I appreciate the simple design of the NR200P MAX.

When it comes to dimensions, the Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P MAX is, by all measures, larger and heavier than the SilverStone SUGO 16. It measures 185mm in width, 292mm in height, and 377mm in length with a volume capacity of 18.3L. This makes the case very spacious despite its size. The NR200P MAX weighs in at 7.7kg, which is heavier than the Cooler Master MasterBox NR200 due to the pre-installed cooler and PSU.

From this angle, you can get a good look at the front and left side panel. It should be noted that the side panels can be interchanged with each other, although this is not new for many PC cases. Both side panels have circular ventilation holes to provide airflow throughout the system. There are magnetic mesh dust filters on the inside of both side panels to filter the air coming in. It should also be noted that the left side panel can be swapped out for an included tempered glass panel if users wish to see their system components while gaming. The front panel is solid with no ventilation holes, with the only aspect of note being the curved edges and the Cooler Master logo printed near the bottom.

The picture above gives us a better view of the I/O ports. Going left to right, we have a square reset button, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, hexagon-shaped power button, another USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, and a combination audio jack. I wish there was a USB Type-C port here, as it is 2023. The single combined audio jack is another nice feature of this product. For most of us, we have both laptops and desktops, and most modern laptops are commonly equipped with a single 3.5mm jack only. When purchasing a headset, we definitely want something compatible with both laptops and desktops, so it will be inconvenient if we have to deal with the situation where the laptop has a single jack while the desktop has the headphone and microphone jacks split. Some gaming headsets come with separate headphones and microphone plugs though, leading to inconvenience for some. An included Y-split cable would rectify this situation, which the Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P MAX unfortunately did not come with. We can see ventilation holes through the mesh cover at the top. This is for exhausting air through the 280mm liquid cooler at the top, which we will discuss in more detail later.

The photo above gives us a better look at the back. Here, we can see the opening for the motherboard I/O and three vertical expansion slots, which I appreciate as this can help accommodate thicker cards. With that said, it should be noted that the NR200P MAX can only support vertical mounting for graphics cards. There is no opening for an exhaust fan, as that space is taken up by the GPU mounting bracket that includes the three vertical expansion slots. Finally, we have a standard AC power plug for your power supply, which we will look at in more detail on the next page.

Flipping over the Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P MAX reveals the bottom feet and ventilation. This is an identical view as the NR200. There is a rubber pad on each foot to make sure the case does not slip on whatever surface it is sitting on. These rubber dampening pads on the bottom also help to reduce vibrations between the case and hard surfaces. These feet are not removable by screws or any materials, although the entire bottom panel can be taken off as whole with the feet attached. The feet raise the case about 2 cm above the resting surface. Between the feet is a magnetic dust filter that is placed on top of the holes that are part of the case structure.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation
5. Cooling Test Results
6. Conclusion