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Cooler Master MasterCase H100 Review: Small Case with Large Ventilation

Exterior Impression

With dimensions of 216 x 301 x 312 mm (W x H x D) the case is pleasantly handy, although not as small as the Kolink Rocket or the Streacom DA2. With an empty weight of 2.66 kg, it is nevertheless pleasantly light and easy to carry with you thanks to the integrated handle on the top.

Carrying handle of the Cooler Master MasterCase H100

The housing is made of steel and plastic, which makes the favourable price possible. Nevertheless, you don’t get the feeling that the workmanship would be cheap. The steel has a good material thickness and the case is very stable. Also the workmanship is clean, we didn’t notice any sharp edges or paint defects.

The large mesh areas on both the front and the top are striking. Unfortunately, the mesh is quite coarse and Cooler Master doesn’t provide any additional dust filters, so the case might collect dust relatively quickly. Behind the front mesh there is a 200 mm RGB LED fan, which shines through the mesh in different colours.

The I/O panel is located at an angle between the front and the top. It is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, the audio sockets as well as power and reset buttons. We are pleased that no USB 2.0 was installed, but a USB C port would have been nice, which slowly but surely also penetrates into cheaper cases.

I/O panel of the Cooler Master MasterCase H100

The back of the case differs from the standard, because the power supply protrudes from the case. In order to accommodate large ATX power supplies, Cooler Master has placed the mounting bracket for the power supply so that it protrudes a few centimeters.

In addition we find the screws for opening the case at the back, but only for the left side. Here Cooler Master fortunately uses knurled screws, which can be turned by hand after the first loosening, at the beginning they are very tight. Cooler Master doesn’t provide an opening for the right side of the case, so there are no screws. These, however, are available for the slot bezels, which are not breakable and can be screwed on again at any time.

We don’t find a dust filter at the bottom of the case any more than we do in other parts of the case. Instead, we see the four rubberized adjustable feet and the mounting holes for the hard disks at the bottom of the case.

The bottom of the case

Overall, we are satisfied with the workmanship of the case. Especially for the low price Cooler Master delivers a good deal here.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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