Cooler Master NCORE 100 Max ITX PC Case Review
NCORE 100 Max GPU Compatibility
One of the main perks of the 100 MAX’s tower-like design is its space for large graphics cards. GPUs within this case are connected to the user’s motherboard using a PCIe 4.0 X16 riser cable that is pre-routed inside this enclosure.
Cooler Master states that this case can support graphics cards that are up to 337mm long, 62mm wide, and 180mm tall in its default configuration. When expanded, this case can support graphics cards that are up to 79mm wide.
If users want to max out the potential of this case, Cooler Master has stated that this case can support GPUs that are up to 357mm long. Want a GPU that large inside this case? Know that fitting such a large GPU will be difficult.
Below we can see that Nvidia’s RTX 4080 SUPER Founders Edition fits inside this case with room to spare. The same applies to Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Founders Edition models. Many of Nvidia’s partners have created larger RTX 4090 GPUs, which will be harder to fit inside the NCORE 100 Max.
With an ASUS RTX 4090 Strix fit?
Below you can see an ASUS RTX 4090 Strix, which is the the longest GPU that we can fit inside this case. Know that we needed to flex this case a little to get this graphics card to fit. That’s not something most owners of a $1,000+ GPU would be willing to do, but we had to try. So yes, you can fit a 357mm graphics card inside this case, but don’t expect it to be an easy fit.
As you can see, there is only 1 millimetre of space between this graphics card and the top of this case. Yes, this GPU’s heatsink is at the edge of the case. Remember, this case can be widened to support larger graphics cards. This case can support GPUs that are up to 79mm thick. That’s not wide enough for an RTX 4080 SUPER Noctua Edition, but it is enough for most GPUs.