Here's the spec:
5.25" Drive Bay:
3.5" Drive Bay:
2.5" Drive Bay:
Plastic bezel with mesh, Steel chassis
202(W) x 378(H) x 445(D) mm
1x External, 2x Internal
1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x Mic, 1x Headphone
1x 120mm Front Intake Fan, 1x 120mm Rear Exhaust Fan
VGA card length: 355mm, CPU cooler:160mm
On the bottom we also find a dust filter for the power supply that's removable from the back as well as 4 screws for detaching the 3.5" hard drive cage should you so wish. Again these are extra features that help but a dust filter that is removable from the back is more likely to annoy you than make you happy that it was there. Side removing or magnetic filters are really the only way to go if you are going to label it 'removable'.
From the back view (Picture: Right) we can see the micro-atx design incorporating the 120mm rear included fan. From this angle you can see that the 'headroom' above the motherboard is near non-existent which is where the placement of the top fan holes helps. This should deal with clearance issues caused by your motherboard power delivery heatsinks while keeping everything compact.
To finish up the exterior we have the front panel, maybe the section we should have started on. This mesh industrial design really intrigued me but to keep it brief here's why:
The extent of the things they have done to achieve this in such a compact case is expressed in the photos to the right. Here we can see that the two front 120mm fan mounts (Photo: Right, Top) aren't fixed position but rather have a slight space to move for the differences in fan spacing on 240mm radiators. In the same photo we can also see the hole to pass fan cables through from the front.
The next photo (Right, Bottom) shows the 3.5" drive bay being a separate cage which as you can see from the photo above, is detachable from the case via 2 screws in the front. This makes it possible to fit the radiator in with the fittings being at the top. Note that this would mean losing your external 3.5" bay by installing the 240mm radiator.
I prefer not to use repeat photo's in reviews however this photo (Right) shows the 2nd 2.5" drive mount which to use must be with the 3.5" drive cage still installed. This means you will only get 3 of the 4 locations if you are to go with a 240mm water cooling radiator. 3 2.5" mounts along with 2 3.5" mounts is still more than adequate for a Micro-ATX water cooled build though.
Something I would have liked to see done better is a more accessible location to pass your 8 pin CPU power through as to prove this point, it's not even noticeable in the photo (Above).
My final point before we move on to the conclusion is that the case has four rubber power supply mounts to sit the power supply on reducing vibrations. These days I wouldn't actually say this is really necessary as power supply fans rarely spin up much to be worse than every other component in your system. Moving on to my conclusion!
I love the route they have taken with the front fascia and while I do feel that it would be slightly better suited to a home storage server '8 hard drive bay' style interior, everything comes together nicely and as a matter of fact I would actually love to see them take the front design back on and release it in a storage server edition with a few other 'job specific' features that I have already shown in the review to be possible.
This case for me really epitomises the brand as a whole by adding all the new and current features that you WILL take advantage of like 2.5" mounts and intelligent mounting for 240mm radiators while leaving out the unnecessary features like hot-swap capabilities. This is very much so expressed in the pricing of Cooler Master products in general as you have all of those 'cheap to add in' features and the price stays down. Value for this system is by far a 10 out of 10.
To finalise my conclusion I find in this case, my favourite form factor case built in a manner that really compliments it. That being that just like the motherboard form factor, this case is COMPACT yet still fully capable of catering to your needs. If you have matured past the whole cheap gaming case styling and want something professional looking with an internal quality that matches the outside then check this case out because it might just be the one for you. Yet another case that shows why Cooler Master cases are the case of choice for almost every pre-build system manufacturer to my knowledge. SILVER award to the N200 with an EDITORS CHOICE to go along with it.