Cooler Master plans to release a number of mini tower cases, refresh and remaster the previous N Series as well as offer three cases in partnership with motherboard manufactures, ASUS and ASRock. The UK will be launching the Q500L, Q500P, NR400 and NR600 only.
MasterBox Q500L and Q500P
The MasterBox Q500L applies all of the versatile features of the Q series, but with the capability of supporting a standard ATX motherboard. With the same exterior dimensions as the MasterBox Q300L, support for a standard ATX motherboard in the Q500L was made possible by positioning the PSU in the front of the chassis instead of the base. The movable I/O panel and support for vertical or horizontal orientations, seen across the entire Q series, are also featured on the MasterBox Q500L. With the exterior fully perforated, and covered by a magnetic dust filter, the Q500L offers plenty of airflow for various cooling configurations.
The MasterBox Q500P will be released as a more premium aesthetic version in the Q500 series. Similar to the Q500L, the Q500P will maintain the external dimensions of the Q series, but with the capability of supporting a standard ATX motherboard. Additional proposed features include a tempered glass side panel and an upgraded I/O panel.
MasterBox NR400 and NR600
The MasterBox NR400 and NR600 apply optimal cooling to a minimalistic, subtle design. Each case will support a different form factor; the MasterBox NR400 will support mATX motherboards, while the MasterBox NR600 will support standard ATX motherboards. The use of mesh on the front panel contrasts the iconic smooth stripe of the previous N Series, demonstrating a blend of elegance and airflow. With thermal potential at the forefront of features, the front panel and top panel offer generous ventilation. The MasterBox NR400 and NR600 features a tempered glass side panel, fastened by thumbscrews on the rear panel, to keep the surface flush and unobstructed.
Estimated Pricing & Availability
- MasterBox Q500L: $49.99 Q2
- MasterBox Q500P: N/A
- MasterBox NR400: $59.99 Q1
- MasterBox NR600: $59.99-64.99 Q1