In just over two years of reviewing I have seen many cases come and go, loads of ideas and implementations of some really creative solutions. I am pleased to say I have had the pleasure of working with some of the more expensive models as well as the majority of midrange and budget models. Rarely do I run across cases that cross those borders, but every once in a while you find that deal that you just can't pass up. It may be an offer of an unbelievable price, or it might just be exactly what you are looking for at the time. Either way, you just cannot keep yourself from adding it to your cart.
Cooler Master has come up with a creative solution to help those who want to build a budget gamer, or even the guy who wants a basic net surfing machine, but wants a bit of flash to go with his or her investment. Now, just about every manufacturer out there has a budget line of cases in their lineup, and most demand pricing near $100 here in the U.S. Usually this gets you a black case with a black face with a box or two of hardware. Aside from any tool-less options or if the interior is painted, they all consist of all the same major steel parts. Cooler Master offers this; a bit of flash and a bonus feature.
What Cooler Master offers is a nice looking case, but they also add the Cooler Master eXtreme Power RS550. Taking a look over at Newegg, the power supply would run you about $70 just to get one to your door, so keep that in mind as I go on in this review. Think about that a second. Cooler Master is offering a sub-$100 case and there is already $70 in power supply offered and we haven't even discussed the case. I know from constantly surfing Newegg, getting a case for $30 is a possibility, but highly unlikely you will find anything you will like, or what the USP 100 has to offer. I think it's about time we get down to business and see just what you get in the latest submission from Cooler Master.