Cooler Master MasterCase H100 Mini-ITX Chassis
Here we have the front of the H100 chassis, and we see the massive 200mm RGB fan, which is the only source of airflow for the tiny chassis. Above the fan, we see the front panel, which holds the front I/O along with the sides of the front, which carries the H series aesthetic styling embellishments.
The top of the H100 offers a passive ventilation opening toward the front, while the rear is reinforced internally for the opening you see, which serves as a handle to carry the H100.
The I/O is on the front 45 degrees from the top and fornt. The I/O is outfitted as follows:
- HDD LED
- Reset button
- Headphone and microphone 3.5mm jack
- Power button shaped like Cooler Master logo with Power LED outline
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
The I/O is workable, and the reset button can be repurposed as an RGB LED control if your front fan is not connected to the motherboard RGB header.
Looking at the primary side of the chassis, we see that the H100 is not a tempered glass or windowed chassis at all. The central panel is solid steel, and we see the ATX PSU mount extending outside of the H100 rear to allow for better PSU compatibility. The front panel we can see more mesh, which allows for airflow ingress into the front massive 200mm fan.
Looking at the rear I/O, we find that the layout is relatively standard, however, we now also see how close the PSU mounting bracket is to the motherboard I/O shield opening. This explains why the CPU air cooler fitment is so limited. We can see straight through to the front-mounted 200mm fan, which shows that the front cooling covers the entirety of the chassis chamber.
The opposing main panel looks like the opposite side all the same. But with the front panel on the other side now. The panel is solid plastic, though, and does not come off quickly as it is internally screwed to the motherboard tray.
The bottom of the H100 shows four small rectangular plastic feet, which each have their rectangular rubber pads. There are several slotted holes here used for various storage mounting dependent upon your planned, built layout.
Last updated: Feb 20, 2020 at 04:26 am CST