Cooler Master, better known for its range of PC cases and cooling accessories has dipped its toe into the world of the Raspberry Pi, by releasing its first case designed for the Raspberry Pi 4. Rather than offering the case for general retail, Cooler Master has taken the unusual route of setting up a Kickstarter to support the case. (opens in new tab)
The Pi Case 40 is a passively cooled aluminum case for the Raspberry Pi 4, designed to enclose the Raspberry Pi 4 in an aluminum shell which draws the heat away from the board. The Raspberry Pi 4 will throttle the CPU if the temperature goes above 80°C (176°F). and while in normal operation this is rarely an issue, overclocking the Raspberry Pi 4 or heavy work loads will generate enough heat to hit the throttle trigger.
As the case is designed exclusively for the Raspberry Pi 4, all of the ports are cut to match the new layout. A hatch on the side of the case provides access to the GPIO, but it does prevent the use of HATs. An often-requested feature for the Raspberry Pi is a power button and this case has a configurable power button to safely power up and down the Pi.
Cooler Master has not released any details on price, but you can sign up to the waitlist (opens in new tab) to secure your case with 25% off the final retail price.