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Cooler Master’s kickass NR200P case now fits huge GPUs

Cooler Master NR200P V2 at CES 2024Image: Willis Lai / Foundry

When it launched in 2020, Cooler Master’s NR200 case revolutionized small form factor PC building. Not only did the 18L mini-ITX mesh case cost an astonishing $80, but it offered easy access to every nook and cranny within. Pulling off the panels required no tools and the whole case could be torn down to its individual pieces. You could build an SFF PC for much less money as well as with less intense planning or backtracking during the build.

Afterward, a NR200P followed, which came with an additional tempered glass side panel, as did the NR200P Max, a variant that only supported vertical graphics card mounting and included a power supply and AIO CPU cooler. Now at CES 2024, Cooler Master’s seemingly blended those two models to create the NR200P V2.

We got to go hands-on with it while at Cooler Master’s booth and as you can see in the embedded video above, the NR200P V2 is arguably more NR200P Max than original NR200P in its bones. For starters, it only supports vertically mounted GPUs—and it expands on just how big they can be. You can squeeze in graphics cards up to 356mm in length, 160mm in height, and four slots wide. This case also primarily supports all-in one liquid CPU coolers, with a top bracket that fits up to 280mm radiators. You can still use an air cooler, but the maximum supported height is 67mm, just as on the NR200P Max. (The original NR200P offers up to 76mm in clearance.)

Like its predecessor, the NR200P V2 comes with both a tempered glass and mesh side panel, though the latter has gotten a facelift. Cooler Master’s done away with evenly spaced holes in favor of a sleek geometric “Ncore” pattern—you’ll find a similar look on the company’s Ncore 100 Max, a slimmer, taller mini-ITX case first shown at Computex 2023. Cooler Master has also added a USB-C port to the front I/O panel. 

The changes to the Cooler Master NR200P look like a win for water-cooling fans and one that’ll be available soon. It arrives in February 2024 with color options of either white or black and an MSRP of $140 USD. In the meanwhile, the original version is still around—so if you prefer its support for horizontally mounted graphics cards, you should nab one while you still can.

Alaina Yee is PCWorld’s resident bargain hunter—when she’s not covering software, PC building, and more, she’s scouring for the best tech deals. Previously her work has appeared in PC Gamer, IGN, Maximum PC, and Official Xbox Magazine. You can find her on Twitter at @morphingball.

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