Case Build & Finished Product
Here we have the build finished, and as you can see, there is not much changed from the front end. The front fan obscures the view through the front same as we observed during the initial unboxing.
Here we see the internals of the build completed. Unfortunately, we did not have a single GPU that would fit in this tight space, which means this is an infrequent occurrence, and we have no choice but to run this chassis on an iGPU, which is not a situation we experience very often. If we had a low profile enough cooler, we could have potentially shoehorned a GPU in place, but in reality, I now see why Cooler Master specifies the H100 as being an APU focused chassis. We did use the short cable kit from SilverStone for our chassis, and I am happy I did as a full cable kit, I am not sure where exactly we would hide the cables as the lack of cable management is an issue.
Here we have the rear I/O area, and you can see the motherboard and PSU installed in place. Unfortunately for the first time in recent memory, the expansion slots are left unused due to the tight limitations on GPU size for the H100.
One thing the H100 has going for it is that when the build is complete, there is not much different. The MasterCase H series styling is refined enough that many users, even non-gamers, could enjoy the aesthetic. The chassis massive front fan does stand out a bit, but overall this chassis, if we omit the RGB could easily fit well as an HTPC build or even a compact office PC.
With the H100 system powered up, the bright RGB front fan shines through the mesh well and helps make the H100 look quite mean. If you can find a competent GPU to fit in here, I could now see the H100 as being a competent tiny gaming build.
Last updated: Feb 20, 2020 at 04:26 am CST