Cooler Master N600 Detailed Features
The interior of the N600, much like the exterior, contains little extra features, and is designed to provide a simple and clean building experience. Unfortunately, unlike the exterior, the interior does not fare quite as well in it’s design. Storage options are abundant with a 3.5″ cage in the bottom, two brackets that can be shifted to accommodate either 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives, and three tool-less 5.25″ bays. Rubber surrounds the cabling holes, and Cooler Master has left a large hole for the 24-pin power cable. The N600 can accomodate graphics cards of up to 336mm in length if the 2.5″ cages are intact, or 430mm if removed. CPU cooler clearance is a healthy 167mm.
The placement of the internal 2.5″ bays are possibly my biggest gripe with the interior design. Firstly, they are removable. but in order to do so required not only removing six screws but also a significant amount of brute force to push them out. This might not seem like a major problem, except that in order to install an additional 120mm fan in the front or install a radiator in the side, you have to remove the cage. And in order to accommodate the tubes for a radiator, you can’t use the cages at all, which reduces you to installing one SSD only.
The rear of the N600 has an ample 15mm of space for cable management, and provides plenty of tie down points. A single SSD mount is built into the back, but I found that my Crucial 120GB SSD was to large to fit into the mount.
This mount is for a side 120mm fan and/or 120mm/240mm radiator. To install either you have to remove the bracket, install the fan, then re-install the bracket. Cooler Master states that you can fit full radiators for custom water cooling, but Hardware Canucks has discovered that it isn’t possible to fit a full rad with fans. However, it is possible to install 120mm or 240mm AIO systems with a bit of wiggling and if you completely remove the 2.5″ cage to accommodate the tubes.
Another design decision I find confusing is the installation of the I/O circuit board. It is mounted in such a way that it covers several screw holes for the front 120mm fans, and in order to access each hole you have to remove three screws from the board and lift it off the front. This adds further unnecessary complications to installing additional front fans, arguably the most popular mount for intakes.