The king of SFF cases? Cooler Master launches their Ncore 100 Max at CES 2024

Cooler Master delivers Maximum performance in a Minimum Footprint with their Ncore 100 Max PC case

At CES 2024, Cooler Master has launched what they believe is the king of small form factor (SFF) PC cases. Meet the Ncore Max 100, a compact PC case that features a custom CPU cooling solution, and a pre-installed 850W power supply. This PSU is a Cooler Master V Gold 850W SFX power supply.

Shipping with Bronze and Dark Grey colour schemes, the Ncore Max is designed to appeal to creators and gamers alike. The case supports MITX (Mini ITX) motherboards and graphics cards that are up to 3.9 slots wide and 357mm long. That’s enough for an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card or a Radeon RX 7900 XTX. With a footprint as low as 212 x 155mm, this case takes up 15.3% less desk space than a Mac Mini, but can feature much more powerful PC hardware.

As mentioned before, this case comes with a built-in CPU cooling solution and a pre-installed power supply. This allows users of this case to build their new PCs quickly and without delay. This case’s custom cooling solution is also designed to maximise cooling performance within this case’s compact from factor.

Expandable Design and Custom Cooling

The built-in Cooling solution of Cooler Master’s Ncore 100 Max is an all-in-one liquid cooling solution that utilises Cooler Master’s 5th Generation Dual-Chamber pump design. This solution features a custom 38mm thick 120mm liquid cooling radiator that features an increased surface areas for its radiator pins. When utilised with its tailor made Silencio series fan, this cooling solution is designed to deliver more cooling performance than standard 120mm liquid cooling solution. This allows this case to be used with high-end CPUs. The case also comes with Cooler Master’s CryoFuze thermal paste to ensure solid thermal performance.

The Ncore 100 Max measures in at 155mm x 212mm x 481 mm in its “normal mode”. Users can expand this case to make it 17mm wider, making the case 172mm x 212mm x 481mm. This feature lets the Ncore Max to support larger graphics cards when necessary. This feature allows users to minimise this case’s volume when using smaller graphics cards.

Key features of the Ncore 100 Max

  • Compact Power: The Ncore 100 Max integrates the V SFX Gold ATX 3.0 850W PSU. This PSU delivers top-tier performance in a minimal space. This makes it an ideal choice for desktop warriors who need high power in limited space.
  • Advanced Cooling Solutions: True to Cooler Master’s heritage, the Ncore 100 Max features advanced thermal solutions. The case includes a custom AIO cooler with a 38mm-thick radiator and custom-designed fan ensuring optimal CPU performance. An efficient negative air pressure layout keeps the entire case cool even under intense gaming conditions.
  • Sleek Minimalist Design: The case’s anodized aluminium body and extendable width (155mm to 172mm). It is a blend of modern elegance and functionality, delivering a clean, modern design.
  • Room for Today’s GPUs: The case’s innovative design allows it to house the most massive GPUs, offering a perfect SFF solution for power users, including full compatibility with the 4090 GPU.

Cooler Master’s Ncore 100 Max is now available in the US for $399.99 at several retailers. In the UK, this case will launch for £359.99, with early birds getting a promotional price of £339.99. This price may seem high, but this includes a custom liquid cooling solution and a high wattage SFX power supply, and a PCIe 4.0 riser cable, all of which are expensive add-ons. With these add-ons, this new small form factor case from Cooler Master can be considered good value if you are looking for a case of this design.

At CES 2024, Cooler Master will also be showcasing their V8 3DVC CPU cooler. Cooler Master’s calling this “the pinnacle of cooling technology”. The company will also be showcasing their X Silent Edge and X Silent Max power supplies. The company has also reveals slimline Mobius series fans.

You can join the discussion on Cooler Master’s new NCore 100 Max SFF PC case on the OC3D Forums.

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