Page 4 - Installation
I began my build process by installing the motherboard into the case first. I used my ASUS ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WiFi for the build, which is a mini-ITX form factor motherboard, with a set of Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6000 2x16GB memory and a Patriot P400 1TB for storage. For obvious reasons, I used the pre-installed modified Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML280 Mirror and V850 SFX Gold 850W power supply. Fitting the motherboard in was a bit of a tight squeeze, but I managed to get it in with some angling of the board when inserting it into the case.
Due to this case only having vertical expansion slots, the GPU mounting experience was unique. There is a GPU mounting bracket that is held on to the case with some screws. From there, you can remove the expansion slots and attach the graphics card of your choice to the mounting bracket. After screwing it into the mounting bracket, you can place reattach the mounting bracket to the case with the GPU attached.
I finished the build by installing my EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card onto the PCIe riser cable that was connected to my motherboard. The maximum GPU clearance length is 336mm as outlined by Cooler Master, which was able to accommodate my RTX 3060 Ti. I proceeded to plug in all required front panel cables into their appropriate headers. I did not have to worry about cable management as Cooler Master already neatly bundled all the cables below the power supply bracket.
With everything plugged in, I brought the system to life by hitting the power button. Because I had no other fans installed other than the ones on the cooler and power supply, I did a check to make sure the system was working fine since it was so quiet. According to the standard APH Network sound scale, where 0 is silence and 10 is a rock concert, the Cooler Master MasterBox NR200P MAX is a 1.5/10 to me. The components that do have moving parts, the pre-installed liquid cooler and power supply, are both very quiet in operation. The only other source of noise you can expect are the fans on your graphics card, unless you plan to put in additional cooling fans as well.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
5. Cooling Test Results