Cooler Master at Computex
Published: 7th June 2018 | Source: Cooler Master @ Computex | Price: |
Not everything at Computex is a "soon-to-be-released" product, and more often than not these trade shows are used to gather the thoughts and opinions regarding a product in progress, allowing companies to know if their product is a dud, or if it is worth further investment. You won't find a place on earth that contains more reviewers, enthusiasts and tech press on the planet making Computex an ideal place to seek advice or feedback.
At the Cooler Master booth, the company was able to give us a look at their work-in-progress MasterCase SL600M chassis, which is designed with an airflow model that is uncommon in most of today's PC cases.
Most modern cases ship with an intake from the front, outtake from the top/back design, something that stems from the era where PCs were often sat on the floor, where carpet, dust or other factors made air intakes from the bottom problematic.
Today, a sizable number of PC builders display their PCs on top of their desks, a smooth surface where the main bulk of their chosen enclosure is lifted of the surface by plastic or metallic feet. Today, air intakes from the bottom of a case are more viable than ever, especially when a lot of users like having a closed front on their chosen chassis.
The Master Case SL600M is designed to intake air from the bottom of the enclosure using two large 200mm fans and exhausts at the top of the chassis, taking advantage of natural airflow conditions, with hot air rising from heat-generating components like CPUs and GPUs.
The top of this enclosure is removable, revealing a vented area underneath, which should satisfy those who want fewer airflow restrictions. Those who are wondering where the power supply is mounted should know that it is behind the cooler Master Badge at the front of the chassis, where an extension lead connects to the unit and the rear of the SL600M.
With the H500M we learned what to expect from future M-series cases, premium units that are designed to offer new features and improvements over their standard P-series counterparts.
If you read our C700P review, you will already know that we love the design of Cooler Master's Cosmos-inspired C700 series and while Cooler Master's C700M is mostly the same enclosure, the company has made more than a few changes to transform the unit into something greater.
For starters, RGB fans will low the addition of addressable RGB fans across the front, top, and base of the PC enclosure, offering users full illumination around the unit. We can also see that this model also delivers users a redesigned rear panel and provides support for a variety of different motherboard configurations.
From what we can see, Cooler Master has worked to offer increased modularity with their C700M, making this case heaven for PC modders everywhere, as the case can act as a blank canvas for all sorts of crazy build ideas.
We are certainly looking forward to seeing what we can do with this new case design, especially if it is as modifiable as it appears.