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Cooler Master N400 Computer Case

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With the economy still in a steady rut most of us are left with very little spare cash for new toys. Cooler Master’s latest case is here to bring you the features you want in a case, at a price that won’t break the bank. Today I present to you the Cooler Master N400.

Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master
Product Name: N400 NSE-400-KKN2
Price at time of review:
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

 

First Look- Packaging and Information


 

The Cooler Master N400 showed up at my door a little worse for ware on the outside as it was shipped with nothing but the box it came in with a shipping label slapped on it. UPS was not too brutal with the box so we will use it to the best of our abilities.

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Our retail box comes fairly plain, not unexpected from a budget case and in no way a bad thing, what we have inside is what really matters.

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With the box open we can see that the case is snug as a bug in a rug with nice foam for padding and a plastic bag cover to help protect against dings and scratches.

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Cooler Masters N400 brings with it a few high-end features at a economical price including a painted interior, a clean front mesh bezel that includes two USB 3.0 ports, room for liquid cooling systems and more. There is no lack of features in this high value case.

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Inside the box we also have the standard hardware of any case including a bag of standoffs, screws, and tie, a motherboard speaker ,and installation guide. Also included are three case filters and a removable bracket which will house up to two 2.5 hard drives.

Features:

  • Full mesh on the front panel
  • Supports a 240mm liquid cooling radiator or two 120mm fans on the right side / at the top
  • Supports a 120mm liquid cooling radiator in the rear
  • Supports up to 3 SSDs – 2 on the tool-less 2.5” cage, 1 at the bottom of HDD cage
  • Includes two XtraFlo 120 fans – in the front and one in the rear for optimum airflow – support for up to 8 fans
  • One optional 120/140mm fan can be installed on the left side panel to cool the graphics cards
  • Supports high-end graphics cards up to 320mm / 12.6 inch, including NVIDIA GTX 690 & AMD HD 7990
  • Dual Super Speed USB 3.0
  • 3 dust filters

Specs:

Available Color Midnight Black
Materials Polymer, mesh front bezel
Dimensions 190 x 426 x 501.4 mm / 7.5 x 16.7 x 19.7 inch
Net Weight 5.6 kg / 12.3 lbs
M/B Type microATX, ATX
5.25″ Drive Bays 2 (exposed)
3.5″ Drive Bays 8 (1 exposed, 7 hidden)
2.5″ Drive Bays 3 (hidden)
I/O Panel USB 3.0 x 2 (int.), USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (supports AC97 / HD Audio)
Expansion Slots 7
Cooling System Top: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
Front: 120mm fan x 2 (one white LED XtraFlo fan installed, one optional) – for KKN1/KWN1; with no LED XtraFlo – for KKN2/KWN2
Rear: 120mm XtraFlo fan (no LED) x 1  (installed)
Left Side: 120/140mm fan x 1 (optional) – for KKN1 / KKN2 only
Right Side: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
Power Supply Type Standard ATX PS2
Maximum Compatibility VGA card length: 320mm / 12.6 inch
CPU cooler height: 164mm / 6.4 inch

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