What better way to start a snowy day than to look at the brand new addition to the Cooler Master lineup, the Q300P.
This chassis is their new attempt at enticing consumers to lean more toward the mini and micro boards as opposed to ATX and E-ATX. We’ll see if this smaller chassis can impress us in the duration of our un-boxing review.
Packaging and Contents
Cooler Master has their customary standard packaging with an absence of out of the ordinary color or interesting designs. You don’t necessarily need these eye-catching features, however, when a box is sitting on a shelf you usually want some part of the product to catch your eye. After fishing the chassis out from the box we find a standard use of two Styrofoam protectors on the top and bottom to defend against any unwanted damage. After taking all the foam and plastic off we see that this chassis had a really professional and almost portable look about it. First thing we notice is the four rubber feet/handles on all four corners. This will provide some customization for the owner giving many options in terms of desk position as well as portability for LAN parties.On the front and top we find Cooler Master’s classic tinted plastic fan covers. In the past we have looked at their other chassis and found that these tinted panels really make the color of the fans look great by eliminating almost everything from view but the light. In between these two panels we find a hexagon like shape with LED’s behind here. This will once again provide some color to an already professional looking case.The cable management area and side viewing area/IO consist of a very standard four thumbscrew removal system.As far as innovation is concerned we see a four option movable IO where all you have to do is re position the cables and switch the position of the IO itself. We have not seen a chassis do this in the past and are really happy with the result here.On the underside of the Q300P we see a new designed vent and fan housing system that we will touch on later.The rear of this chassis also provides a seemingly standard mini ATX or micro ATX four slot bay as well as room for an exhaust fan and PSU.
The chassis can be found for $89.99 USD HERE at the time of this review.