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Coolermaster products and our disco take

Computex 2004
Wed Jun 02 2004, 01:27
COOLERMASTER HAS THREE NEW CASES on display here, and a ton of cool extras, from fans to lighted displays to watercoolers. The cases are the Centurion, The CMStacker, and the Cavalier. It also has a blue version of the traditional wave aluminium case.

The Centurion is probably going to be the volume leader, and will most likely end up as the mainstay of the Coolermaster lineup. It is a tidy black aluminum case with silver or blue accents. This completely tool-free case has 120mm case fans for quiet operation, and a mesh lower front grill for large air intake. One nice feature is the 5 5.25 inch drive bays on top in addition to a handfull of 3.5 inch bays below. Here is a blue one.


Moving up the size ladder gets you to the CMStacker, a bigger version of the Centurion. It has three 120mm fans in front, and pack 11 5.25 inch bays into the tower. This thing is big, and when filled with 11 of the three dial Coolermaster Musketeer 2 lighted displays, it quickly turns any room into a disco. Yeah, it was big, bright and flashy.

The last case of note is the Cavalier. Think of it as a less wavy version of the classic Coolermaster Wave case. The front is slightly scallopped, and it is a little smaller. You can put it on its side, or stand it upright, it is equally at home either way. There is also a Cavalier model with an analogue dial in front for those who feel the need to be 'old school analog' with their new PC.

Heatsinks are in abundance, from the newer Ultra Vortex models to the insanely massive Hyper 6. The Hyper 6 is a 6 heat pipe copper radiator that looks as if it would be at home cooling a nuclear reactor. It will fit a P4 or an A64, and will keep it nice and frosty, and allow for some ferocious OCing sessions.

The last bit that caught my eye was the Aquagate water cooling system. It can be mounted externally, or as is the case here, internally. This pretty much ensures the silent operation of any machine, and in this case is mounted in a Centurion.




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