CM Working On New Gaming Case Design

"Coolermaster is hoping to take cases in a new, "interesting" direction with their next case line"

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CM Working On New Gaming Case Design
The boys over at bit-tech recently had a talk with well-known case manufacturer Cooler Master about their next case line, which is currently still under wraps.  While they stayed rather closed-mouthed about it, Cooler Master did say a few things about the new design.
First of all, this new case line will be targetting the so-called "gaming" market.  Now in general, being labeled as for the gaming market sets off warning signals in our enthusiast minds, especially when it comes to cases.   It heralds gimmicks and flashiness abound.
However, this could be different.  Cooler Master believes that they are going to give an "interesting" take on case design, that they are doing something never done before.  They hope to move away from "playing it safe."
 Now Cooler Master has recently been putting out some very nice clean, effective cases recently, namely the Cosmos S.  Hopefully they manage to continue this trend and put out some real innovation.
Think Cooler Master has what it takes to give the term "gaming case" a whole new definition?
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06-04-2008, 17:35:02

Good review, but sheesh is that case expensive, by the time you'd bought all the accessories as well! I like the idea of interchangeable parts to suit user's custom needs but I think they could include a little more in the bundle tbh. I'm not sure about the PSU shroud either, I can't help but think it would affect the other components having all that hot air diverted elsewhere, as the PSU can generally take a bit of a beating compared to say, a GPU when it comes to having to shift hot air, but I guess provided there were enough exhaust fans it would make sense if you had a hot running PSU to seal it off.

06-04-2008, 18:23:38

Case is expensive mate your right, but if you need to build a rig to your own individual spec then its perfect. I suppose this rig just needs alot of planning and saving!
The psu shroud is a great idea sucking in cold air to the psu can only extend its life?
The case can have too much exhaust if you use all the fans so the psu not sucking air out isnt really an issue?

06-04-2008, 18:37:59

I guess if there is enough cold air coming through it would be an advantage, I was just unclear on how the shroud would work out from the picture, I couldn't visualise it. I guess with a case like that exhaust fan isn't really an issue lol, with all the fan bays occupied it would be nuts! I think it's up to the overall design of the case, some integrate the PSU as part of the cooling, others just seal it off in its own compartment so it's down to personal choice/needs really.

06-04-2008, 18:58:16

The shroud just seals off the psu fan, there are cooling vents directly below the psu so it can draw cool air in front underneath the case not warm air from with in the case.

I think a 360mm rad in the 'psu' drive bays, and 2x fan mounts and a hdd caddy in the 'mobo' drive bays would be perfect for this case.
Theres always the roof plate for a 240mm rad 2nd loop if needs be :D

07-04-2008, 04:19:53

A very nice review, well done. :)

07-04-2008, 14:14:02

not a bad first review - but next time drink the coffee first ;)

07-04-2008, 15:12:43


not a bad first review - but next time drink the coffee first ;)

Point noted!

Thanks for the comment, was great fun to do actualy :hands:

Hope to make the next one better, Ive bought an expresso machine :sleep:

11-04-2008, 14:31:49

Nice case, but I dont think that Ill need it tbh.

Great review to read like all the others

12-04-2008, 05:04:23

Excellent first review Tom...Well done! The LiLi PC343 is a gorgeous looking chassis, but the initial outlay for it and the necessary accessories is certainly a sharp hit to the back pocket.

09-03-2010, 06:51:09

Thought it might be of some interest to have a reference guide here for peeps, on the history of the Nvidia GPU

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