Listed as model number “RC-P100” on its Web site, and referred to as the model name “USP 100” on the box, Cooler Master’s crimson-on-black case is certain to get noticed by casual observers and gamers alike.
Five identical drive bay covers hide four 5.25” and one 3.5” external bay. An included replacement cover with a 3.5” form factor hole must be installed to use the lower external bay with an external drive.
Targeting budget gamers, the USP 100 provides only two USB (2.0-compliant) and two headset audio jacks. Though the case is probably small enough for most desks, Cooler Master puts these “front-panel ports” on top to favor floor placement. Do we really hate our equipment that much? (Ed.: Hey, my PC is on the floor, and I love it)
A high-flow hexagonal mesh grille in the USP 100’s rear panel is offset by a small amount to reduce the whistling noise fan blades tend to make as they pass its holes. Unfortunately, Cooler Master does not include an exhaust fan.
The USP 100 installation kit includes several screws, standoffs, drive clips, a standard power cord and the previously-mentioned replacement drive bay cover with a 3.5” form factor hole.
- Sticking It To “The Man”
- Cooler Master USP 100 (RC-P100-RKR1)
- Inside The USP 100
- Building With The USP 100
- In Win Griffin (With Power Man PSU)
- Inside The Griffin
- Building With The Griffin
- Thermaltake M9 VI1450BWS
- Inside The M9
- Building With The M9
- Test Settings
- Measured Test Results
- Energy And Acoustic Efficiency