The Cooler Master NR200P is a very interesting SSF PC case. It provides for motherboards in mini-ITX/ mini DTX layout, a layout which maintains the vertical length of the mini ITX while providing a longer width. Along with the SFX/ SFX-L spec power supplies, this case is to provide some interesting configuration options. miniITX cases come with some expected compromises. But with advancements in design from processors, chips all the way to layout and form factor specs, it reduces that compromise significantly. In the end, we will see cases like these.
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The Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L ARGB is a Micro-ATX PC case came bundled with two 120mm ARGB fans. The front panel has mesh between two honeycomb vents. If you’re following Cooler Master case designs for a while, this looks pretty much in the same wavelength. The MasterBox MB311L has 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports with audio ports. The notable feature is the ARGB controller and a 2-to-3 ARGB splitter.
The Cooler Master MH630 is a headphone without a DAC. Consequently, it doesn’t have any fancy RGB lighting and effects. If you love to have RGB bling on a headset, this isn’t for you. But the MH630 has everything else you could ask for- a detachable cable, built-in volume control and a detachable microphone. Since the Cooler Master MH630 has a 3.5mm jack it works great on almost anything you can connect it to. Moreover, there is also a splitter to enable you to connect it to a source that has a separate mic input.
Cooler Master has a good share of mechanical keyboards since its CM Storm days. But its venture towards gaming mouse has an erratic hit or a miss. I did like the CM Storm Alcor and the shell of the CM Storm Mizar but that was about it. Cooler Master really needed something that can have the best of both worlds. But CM Storm Alcor was light, a pro in itself wasn’t really pushed ahead.
The gaming headset market is booming these days. Manufacturers like Kingston with their Hyper X Cloud series or the Corsair Void pro series ensure that there are a plethora of gaming headset options for the avid gamer. The MH751 is a Takstar Pro 82 headphone (which has two variants-28 ohms and 32ohms) modified for Cooler Master. Takstar is an OEM that makes headsets for a lot of brands and are quite known for their good sounding products. There also exists a Cooler Master MH752 which has a built-in 7.1 USB DAC which is good for those who don’t have good quality sound cards.
Cooler Master has been in peripheral business for a long time, especially with regularly releasing newer keyboards and headsets. The Cooler Master CK550 and the MH751 are two good examples. The gaming peripheral market is over-crowded and yet it manages to sell. The last mouse I’ve reviewed from Cooler Master is the Alcor and the Mizar. I loved the Alcor optical mouse. It was an agile mouse with all the switches places in reachable areas and I wanted more was the grips the Laser mouse Mizar. This wasn’t the only brand that had this point of view at the time since everyone was in the race to push laser sensors and the next best thing. I never really understood why optical sensors were considered less premium to justify lesser premium features when it was hassle-free, compared to laser sensors of certain makes that had quirks that took some firmware and sensor updates implemented by the manufacturer. Logitech was one of the gaming peripheral makers that was the first to jump aboard with its MX series. For some reason, it ditched the MX branding under G series- and now brought it back.