Cooler Master: For The Real Gamer. Make It Yours!

Posted by Ercan Aslan 03/07/2017 PC News,

 

Cooler Master is a computer hardware manufacturer based in Taiwan. Founded in 1992, the company produces components for personal computers such as cases, Power Supply Units, coolers, cooling pads, headsets and other accessories.  

 

In recent years the company expanded its operation and brand exposure into gaming communities and sponsored major events such as KODE5. Some of Cooler Master's products also won awards such as the iF product design award.

 

We now officialy can announce that Game Hypermart is in partnership with Cooler Master. To brighten your view about their amazing products, lets highlight their most famous products down below.

 

CoolerMaster MasterCase Series – Budget

 

 

COOLER MASTER K280

 

The Cooler Master K280 comes with is 1 5.25" and 2 3.5" Tool-Less tool, together with 3 cable ties and a few screws for mounting the motherboard and graphics card. Cooler Master included a POST Speaker for easier troubleshooting as well.

 

As USB 3.0 becomes a commodity in new cases, manufacturers find it difficult to include the USB3.0 ports to budget cases due to the increase in cost. However, Cooler Master decided to compromise and include 1 USB3.0 port on the front of the case.

 

Like most ATX sized mid tower cases, the Cooler Master K280 has 7 Expansion slots at the back. on the left side of the K280 is another fan grill for installation of an optional 120mm fan. It is highly recommended that a 120mm fan is placed here to cool the graphics card directly by cold air intake, especially with graphic cards which heat up easily. The side panel is convex, allowing tall CPU coolers to be placed within the case for even better CPU Cooling.

 

The front of K280 is particularly attractive. As such designs have never been found on budget cases before and is probably one of the main reasons system builders are willing to buy this chassis to house their high-end components.

 

"The Cooler Master K280 is a budget mid tower chassis with features found in expensive high end chassis."

 

It is such a well aesthetically designed mid tower. The case will be able to win system builder's heart as it is technically designed with them in mind. Huge hole in the motherboard tray at CPU area for easy installation of CPU cooler and most definitely cable management features are what sets this chassis apart from any other cases of the same class.

 

CoolerMaster MasterCase Series – Flagship

 

 

 

Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5

 

 

For the MasterCase Maker 5, you will find in the box, you’ll find several components:  tin with a magnetic grip that allows you to fix it to a metal surface, keeping it in easy reach on your workbench. There’s a very nice Silencio FP 140mm PWM Red LED fan in the box too, which is cool, as well as all the usual documentation. The little tin comes with all the cable ties and other accessories such as screws neatly packed away, and there are some trays for you to store excess screws as you work on your system build.

 

Cooler Master has added an on/off switch for the internal lighting (more on that later), as well as a toggle switch to alternate between high and low fan speeds. Sandwiched in between are four USB ports - USB 3.0 Type-C, USB 3.0 and dual USB 2.0. It's nice to see a Type-C connector feature on the front of the chassis, though it's a shame Maker 5 doesn't support the very latest USB 3.1 standard.

 

Beneath the I/O panel is the new front door, which covers the underlying mesh frontage to create a cleaner look. There's a chance the door will stifle airflow, yet there are other positives; the entire panel is lined with sound-dampening material to help absorb unwanted noise, and if you tug gently at the top the door will drop forward just enough to allow access to an optical drive. A handy trick and if you need to remove the door for cleaning, it pulls up and off its hinges with ease.

 

MasterCase Maker 5, arrives as an excellent foundation for a high-end build, with an array of features well suited to the enthusiast crowd. Air or liquid cooling options are plentiful, storage is well-thought-out, the flip-down front door is a neat trick, the addition of USB Type-C on the I/O panel is handy, and the chassis looks the part, too.

 

A selection of optional accessories provide plenty of customization opportunities, with the tempered glass side panel being a particularly attractive choice, and the possibility of new additions further down the line helps maintain interest. The obvious caveat, however, is cost. The MasterCase Maker 5 fetches a significant premium over many of its nearest rivals, and if you are taken by the available accessories, you can expect that figure to rise accordingly.

 

It's a lot of money for a case, yet you get what you pay for, and if you want to build a high-performance, mid-tower gaming PC, you definitely need to consider the Cooler Master's MasterCase Maker 5.

 

CoolerMaster MasterCase Series – Mid-range

 

 

Cooler Master Storm Trooper

 

The Storm Trooper's design isn't as flashy as some competing gaming cases, but Cooler Master seems to have a knack for producing aggressive, yet clean cases. The Trooper is dressed in strict conservative attire, but it's not afraid to show a little leg, if you will.

 

The Trooper's size is fairly typical for a full tower ATX case, measuring 9.8" wide, 22.8" long and 23.8" tall (25 x 57.8 x 60.6cm). It's constructed from SECC (Steel, Electrogalvanized, Cold-rolled, Coil), a type of metal known for its low cost and high thermal conduction properties making it ideal for computer cases. There's also plenty of plastic used, but it's blended well with metal, so don't let that scare you off.

 

This chassis has everything you'd want in a full-ATX case: good airflow, good cable management, and plenty of room to work. All in all, you can't go wrong with the Trooper. It's a solidly built steel case that won't let you down.

 

The Trooper is pretty straightforward. It's got a militaristic design that might not be for everybody, but it makes up for looks with utility in other areas. Cooler Master made sure to give plenty of room for most things a builder could want or need in a case.

 

Each of the front panel sections can be removed for a quick blast of canned air. The tops and bottoms of the case have removable screens, and the two flanking side panels have filters similar to those found on the front.

 

The case is fairly modular since you can switch the orientation of the drive cages as you see fit. Each of the two drive cages comes with a fan attached to the front of the cage, allowing for direct cooling of hard drives. You will be able to get good airflow over the hard drives, without pushing that warm air over to other components. However, the steel partition that holds the cages isn't removable.

 

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