Tuesday, July 9th 2019

Cooler Master is introducing the MasterCase H100

Cooler Master, an award-winning PC components company, today launches the new MasterCase H100. The MasterCase H100 is a conveniently sized mini-ITX case that can be configured as a portable gaming rig, a tiny living room PC, and a desktop space-saver.

From its industrial construction to its generous use of mesh, the H100 fits neatly in the series as a travel-sized alternative. A massive 200 mm RGB fan is juxtaposed against the H100's compact size, designed as a combination of extremes. The fan's recessed mounting takes advantage of Cooler Master's signature Fine Mesh, proven to filter out dust, provide unrestricted ventilation, and makes the cleaning and maintenance process more efficient. The Fine Mesh spans the entire front panel and part of the top panel, leaving just enough room for a built-in handle to enhance portability.
Huge At Heart
Relative to its size, the H100 features a high capacity for storage support, benefitting systems built as a home theater PC or media center (4 x SSDs or 3 x SSDs + 1x HDD). While the layout of the H100 works well with APUs, additional clearance space is provided for future upgrades with dedicated graphics cards. With the growing popularity of ITX graphics cards, gamers have a wide range of options to choose from with 210 mm (max) of graphics card clearance within the H100. Compatible with an ATX power supply, efficient power is ensured for varying configurations.
  • Compact Mini-ITX - A highly compact layout efficiently uses space to keep dimensions minimized.
  • Fine Mesh Ventilation - The entire front panel and part of the top panel features Cooler Master's signature Fine Mesh, achieving efficient airflow while also filtering out dust.
  • 200 mm RGB Fan - Despite its compact dimensions, the H100 features the H Series' massive 200 mm RGB fan.
  • ATX Power Supply - Full-sized ATX power supplies are supported to improve hardware compatibility and ensure efficient power to the system.
  • Built-In Handle - A handle is built into the top panel for added portability and on-the-go gaming.
  • RGB Lighting Control - One RGB controller is included in the accessory pack. If the motherboard does not support the RGB control function, the RESET button can control the RGB lighting directly from the I/O panel.
  • Component Support - Clearances of 210 mm for the graphics card, 83 mm for CPU coolers, and 210 mm for PSUs offer room for powerful builds and future upgrades.
A Little Game-Changer
For a mini-ITX case, the MasterCase H100 features a high capacity for storage and ATX power supply compatibility. This makes the H100 the ideal bridge to move from a larger system to a more compact configuration; an entry point into the ITX landscape without the co mmitment to specific components like an SFX power supply. With advancements in small ITX graphics cards & APU/integrated graphics, the MasterCase H100 retains a high build versatility for function-focused systems at a competitive price point.

Pricing & Availability
  • Item code : MCM H100 KANN S00
  • EAN code : 4719512088951
  • UPC code : 884102061400
  • MSRP : €64,99
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13 Comments on Cooler Master is introducing the MasterCase H100

#1
mashie
Interesting design choices there:
Using an ATX PSU but it will hang out at the back.
Good for storage but can only fit 4x 2.5" drives.

I do like the front beezel but a shame it can't fit a bunch of 3.5" drives behind that 200mm fan. A version twice as deep would have been ideal.
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#2
bonehead123
Front = nice for ventilation
Top = no USB-C no buy
inside = ok overall but so so for drive space...
back = Y.U.K for psu hangin out...

pAsS.....
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#3
CrAsHnBuRnXp
bonehead123, post: 4077660, member: 139670"
Top = no USB-C no buy
Why?
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#4
ZoneDymo
Ill wait for gamer nexus's review
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#5
kapone32
bonehead123, post: 4077660, member: 139670"
Front = nice for ventilation
Top = no USB-C no buy
inside = ok overall but so so for drive space...
back = Y.U.K for psu hangin out...

pAsS.....
What do you use USB C for?

ZoneDymo, post: 4077700, member: 66089"
Ill wait for gamer nexus's review
Why this looks like a nice HTPC case
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#6
Manu_PT
I prefer their old design. PSU on top of the motherboard always worked bad so far on every Lian Li model (they used this design a lot on their itx cases).

Maybe a sfx psu with adapter and really high eficiency atenuates the problem.
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#7
ZoneDymo
kapone32, post: 4077702, member: 181865"
What do you use USB C for?



Why this looks like a nice HTPC case
yeah... it LOOKS nice...I want to know if its all looks and nothing more.
Like the H500.
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#8
kapone32
mashie, post: 4077640, member: 2165"
Interesting design choices there:
Using an ATX PSU but it will hang out at the back.
Good for storage but can only fit 4x 2.5" drives.

I do like the front beezel but a shame it can't fit a bunch of 3.5" drives behind that 200mm fan. A version twice as deep would have been ideal.
Yeah even the Cooler Master Evo B has the same thing for the PSU. It does make cable mgmt a pain though.
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#9
TheLostSwede
That's not a case, it's a desk fan in a shoe box...
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#10
bonehead123
kapone32, post: 4077702, member: 181865"
What do you use USB C for?
Well, let's see now....

A. My nvme storage array....

B. My DAC/headphone/mic/speaker amp

C. My 6-way multi-port hub.....

Hummm, I think that's all, but will edit this post in case I forgot anything :)

CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4077680, member: 44048"
Why?
Cause it works for my uses, plus I love not having to fiddle with figuring out which way to plug stuff in, AND there is simply no reason at least 1 should not be included on EVERY new case regardless of size, price or style..... the controllers only cost about 13 cents more than the old ones...
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#11
Ferrum Master
bonehead123, post: 4077847, member: 139670"
AND there is simply no reason at least 1 should not be included on EVERY
The reason is that it simply doesn't work, it will fall back to firstly in budged cushion then to USB3 2.4GHz and then even slower speeds. Added header, crap wire, EMI, another header adds tremendous interference and at least 4-6db signal loss. Recommendations state that trace length should be very short.

Recommendation state to use redrivers or/and or retimers for for such usage scenarios.

Gulp down the datasheets and reconsider your statement.

https://www.onsemi.com/pub/Collateral/AN-6103-D.PDF

http://www.legendary.net.cn/html/downloads/USB3_1_System_Electrical_Design.pdf

https://doc.xdevs.com/doc/Standards/USB%203.1/usb_31_030215/USB%203.1%20Appendix%20E%20Rev1.0.pdf

And here is the exact design guide. It states that is very hard to make. With a dedicated PCB for I/O and RST/PWR switches, nearly impossible. Direct header is within the budget loss. Considering this is idealized math.

https://www.usb.org/sites/default/files/USB3p1_Front_Panel_CabCon_Implment_Doc_Rev1p1.pdf
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#12
ViperXTR
i wonder if you could fit in a 2.5 slot graphic card there
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#13
kapone32
bonehead123, post: 4077847, member: 139670"
Well, let's see now....

A. My nvme storage array....

B. My DAC/headphone/mic/speaker amp

C. My 6-way multi-port hub.....

Hummm, I think that's all, but will edit this post in case I forgot anything :)

Got it I had no use until I was unable to format one of my NVME drives that had Store MI and for some reason I can remove it. I ordered a NVME external card to see if I can format it form that

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07FDQNNLR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

Cause it works for my uses, plus I love not having to fiddle with figuring out which way to plug stuff in, AND there is simply no reason at least 1 should not be included on EVERY new case regardless of size, price or style..... the controllers only cost about 13 cents more than the old ones...
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