Cooler Master showed up again at CES with another new wave of products. This time around, the new releases came from the company’s cooling and case lineup.
The Reveal Of The MasterCase Maker 5
A few months ago at Computex, Cooler Master showed off a new case series called the MasterCase. With the use of the so-called “FreeForm” approach, you could easily swap out various parts of the case, such as the drive cages, grills and even panels. Two variants, the MasterCase 5 and the MasterCase Pro 5, were on-hand at Computex. The third version, called the MasterCase Maker 5, is finally making its debut, this time at CES.
Unlike the two other models, the MasterCase Maker 5 has a few upgrades that make it stand out from the trio: The front panel now includes four USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0 Type-C. There’s also a button to activate the LED lights for the fans (three fans are included) with another button to control fan speeds. Instead of brackets, the top and front panels are placed onto the case with a series of magnets. For those who prefer a quiet PC build, you can buy an optional padded version of the top and front panels.
|Cooler Master Case||MasterCase Maker 5|
|Motherboard Type||ATX, microATX, Mini-ATX|
|5.25-inch Drive Bays||2|
|3.5-inch Drive Bays||5|
|2.5-inch Drive Bays||2+5|
|I/O||1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C, 1 x Audio In/Out|
|Cooling||Front: 3 x 140 mm (2 x 140 mm fans included) Rear: 1 x 140 mm (1 x Red Silencio LED fans included) or 1 x 120 mm Top: 2 x 120 mm or 2 x 140 mm|
|Radiators||Front: 120 mm, 140 mm, 240 mm or 280 mm Rear: 120 mm or 140 mm Top: 120 mm, 140 mm or 240 mm|
|PSU Support||Bottom mount: ATX PS2 (maximum length 200 mm)|
|GPU Compatiblity||412 mm (without 3.5-inch HDD cage) or 296 mm (with 3.5-inch HDD cage)|
|CPU Cooler Height||190 mm|
A New Technology For CPU Cooling
Cooler Master also unveiled its MasterAir Maker 8, which will be the first cooler from Cooler Master to use its 3D Vapor Chamber (3DVC) technology. Cooler Master claimed that this technology would improve cooling efficiency by up to 19 percent compared to other CPU coolers.
Like essentially all high-end air coolers, in the center of this cooler is a large aluminum heatsink. Attached to the heatsink are two 140 mm fans with red LEDs.
Cooler Master also added a few customizable features to the MasterAir Maker 8. On top of the cooler is a replaceable translucent cover. Users are able to design and print their own customized top covers.