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Cooler Master V550 PSU Review

Introduction With power consumption getting smaller and smaller, even in our high performance computers, sometimes we just don’t need or want that massive 1500 Watt power supply. We want something that is relatively tiny in comparison to the standard power supply, yet will also offer clean power and only the fewest cables we will absolutely need. This automatically points us towards semi-modular units. Cooler Master thinks that their newest V-Semi-Modular Series lineup might just be the thing you are looking for.   Boasting all Japanese capacitors, a slightly smaller form factor, 450-750 Watt capacities, and an 80+ Gold rating, could this be the power supply to go into your next small form factor machine? Before we go on to find out, let’s get to know Cooler Master a little bit better. www.coolermaster.com Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry’s best thermal solutions. Since its establishment two decades ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved. In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. It aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for compani...



New Editions of CM Storm Devastator & QuickFire Rapid-i

CM Storm Devastator and QuickFire Rapid-i New Editions Available  Chino, CA — July 16th —Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components, mobile accessories, and gaming peripherals, announced today new variants of the Devastator Keyboard and Mouse Combo and QuickFire Rapid-i Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.   Red Shift The extremely popular Devastator Keyboard and Mouse Combo is now being supplemented with a Red LED edition. The Devastator precision mouse continues to carry its on-the-fly DPI control settings in its ergonomic shell. The keyboard is durable, comfortable, and features dedicated multimedia control keys for maximum control of your system.   Blue Shift Accompanying the CHERRY MX Brown model, the QuickFire Rapid-i is now available with CHERRY MX Blue switches. The new variant is still powered by a 32-bit ARM processor that enables ActivLite Technology, a series of responsive lighting effects. QuickFire Rapid-i includes N-Key rollover functions, a compact tenkeyless form factor, solid build quality popularized by its QuickFire Rapid predecessor, and the ability to set lighting profiles on a Per-Key basis.   Availability New editions are immediately available directly from Cooler Master through the CM Store. Additionally, inventory is currently shipping to your favorite retailers and should be available for purchase in the coming weeks. Price and regional availability may vary. Please consult your local Cooler Ma...



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Big Release from Be Quiet! at Computex

Computex is finishing up and the hardware news is getting exciting. Be Quite!, a company renowned for their PSU and CPU Cooler quality, brought some pretty cool releases that are not only an improvement for their markets in Europe, but give consumers more items to choose from here in North America. The Straight Power 10 is a new PSU series that will finally be available in North America and the Pure Rock is a very nice looking budget CPU cooler, but the big release is a new computer case that will introduce Be Quiet! to the very competitive chassis market. Having a new PSU line up in North America is great due to the quality that Be Quiet! offers. The Straight Power series had only shown up in European markets but I’m sure the Straight Power 10 series will be welcomed warmly in North America. While the details may be sparse on the PSUs, the new CPU cooler has some very exciting connotations for the budget PC. Right now, the king of the budget CPU coolers is the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and the close second is the Hyper 212 Evo. These have great price to performance ratios, but they leave a little to desire in the noise and aesthetics departments. Each cooler has what looks like unfinished tips sticking out of the top and while the Evo fan looks slightly better, both are slightly plain while holding the Cooler Master reputation of being pretty loud at full speed. Be Quiet! is now introducing their Pure Rock cooler that is planned to release at $35.00. If this cooler o...



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Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini-ITX Case Review

Small form factor PC builds are among one of the more popular topics on many PC forums. Building affordable small form-factor power-house PCs has taken a huge leap forward recently as many manufacturers are starting to saturate the market with more small form factor hardware. Mini-ITX motherboards and small, yet powerful graphics card availability is on the rise. With that increased demand becoming more apparent, we are also starting to see other SFF (small form factor) accessories appearing on store shelves. With that said, today we are going to take a look at a Cooler Master Elite 110 chassis. This one is designed to meet those looking to build either a budget friendly or a powerful gaming PC in a tiny foot print. Just how much versatility and style can Cooler Master pack into the Elite 110?? Read on to find out!



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Cooler Master CM Storm Ceres 500 Headset Review

Gaming headsets are one of the most popular peripherals today for most gamers. Whether you are a PC or console gamer you probably at one point had some kind of headset that you used and abused. Today we find that many manufacturers are developing a vast array of headsets for both gaming consoles like the PS3/PS4 and Xbox, and for PC users as well. However, It's not often you find a headset that can be used for both. While some do exist, your options are much more limited. So this brings us to today. We are going to be looking at a gaming headset that might bring the best of both worlds. We have in our hands today the Cooler Master CM Storm Ceres 500 Headset. The sleek look of the white and black aesthetics really makes a statement. The first overall impression of the Ceres 500 is very strong. Of course, at a glance feel and touch isn't enough for most of us. With the number of hours we spend in front of the TV or PC, we need to know it performs well, is comfortable, and has great durability for long heavy use. Let's dive in and see if the Cooler Master CM Storm Ceres 500 Headset ticks off all the boxes.



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Cooler Master Glacer 240L AIO

As performance has increased, traditional cooling solutions have struggled to keep up. Engineers have made air coolers larger, and added more fans and heat pipes in an effort to keep CPU temperatures in check. This approach has only taken us so far in the quest for the ultimate cooling solution. The popularity of custom water cooling has been on the rise among the elite and hardcore gamers. Others find it too bothersome or worrisome to add liquids where we have been taught not to put them. Over the last two years there has been an explosion of middle ground solutions called All in One Liquid (AIO) Cooling or Sealed Loop Systems. These have allowed the better cooling of water without the maintenance or fears of a fully custom water cooling system. Cooler Master has been successful with their previous outings in the seal loop arena but now they want to tackle the last hurdle for all AIO’s; expandability. The Glacer 240L Liquid CPU cooler is meant to address all of your current needs and those you may have in the future. That is a tall order for any CPU cooler but Cooler Master feels the Glacer 240L is up to the task. We will find out soon if they are correct.



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master CM Storm Reaper Gaming Mouse

As anyone who games will tell you, your mouse will ultimately wind up making or breaking your gaming experience entirely. Be it the ergonomics of the mouse or the feel of the buttons as you click them, every detail matters when your virtual life is on the line, as well as the virtual lives of others. Cooler Master's CM Storm division caters to the gaming enthusiast that has such demands with various levels of product, ranging from mild to wild. At the top of their roster of performers is the CM Storm Reaper, which they have been kind enough to supply us for review. The CM Storm Reaper is part of their new Aluminum Gaming Series of mice, boasting all of the niceties expected of a proper high performance mouse: an Avago 9800 sensor rated at 8200 DPI (dots per inch), Omron switches, macro functionality across all eight programmable buttons, and aluminum accent pieces to lend not only a truly premium feel, but to a certain extent a degree of customization not present for most mice. Does the Reaper deliver a product that is more than the sum of it's illustrious list of parts? Read on and find out!



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master GX II 650W

While the general trend has been higher energy consumption, there are many consumers that don't need a high end kilowatt power supply. There is a considerable market for mid-range units to power a single graphics card setup, somewhere around 600W to 650W of power. The Cooler Master GX II 650W is one such mid-range power supply, and while it's not a beast like one of Cooler Master's premium V-Series units, for examples, the GX II is 80PLUS Bronze certified and comes with an affordable price tag of $80. Seems like a very enticing budget-oriented unit, so let's take a closer look at this Cooler Master GX II 650W power supply and see how it fares.



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master SF-17 & SF-15 Notebook Coolers

Today we will be looking at the follow up to a successful line of products that offered a lot of features and totally unique style. The SF-15 and SF-17 Notebook coolers aim to pick up where the SF-19 models left off but are doing so in smaller sizes.



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master Cosmos SE

Introduction The Cooler Master Cosmos and Cosmos II are some of the best cases on the market as far as features and options go. They are also renowned for their shear size as well; however, Cooler Master has gone and shrunk the venerable Cosmos just a tad and made a few other tweaks. The result is called the Cosmos SE and it might just be awesome. The Cosmos SE has a boatload of features I’m just dying to tell you about right now. Luckily for you, Cooler Master sent me over a Cosmos SE to check out, so let’s test it and find out if it’s as amazing as I suspect it will be.   About Cooler Master: Pursuing excellence in design, quality, and affordability since its inception two decades ago, Cooler Master has fueled growth through product portfolio diversification. This comes from an endless drive to deliver world class quality and service to its customers.  Overview: Wide-ranging product offerings (Power supplies, enclosures, accessories, peripherals, & cooling products) Innovation driven by cohesive effort between end-user input and R&D World-class regional customer support teams Let’s take a look at the features and specifications for the Cosmos SE now.



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Cooler Master HAF Stacker Case Series Released

Chino, California – October 15th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today officially makes available to the world the first stackable computer case series, the HAF Stacker Series. Launching with three connectable and stackable models, HAF 915F, HAF 915R, and HAF 935. Series Convergence Joining together two titans among Cooler Master case series, HAF Stacker takes the essence of the widely popular High Air Flow and Stacker series and elevates them to new heights as a single, cohesive line. The large drive storage and interior space of the Stacker series meets the Water and Air cooling design of the HAF series. The result is the first modular and expandable full tower with smaller companion cases that all stack together seamlessly. Expandability and Modularity Available in three distinct models, the HAF Stacker series features a full tower HAF 935 configuration consisting of the HAF 915R and HAF 925, M-ITX HAF 915R, and M-ITX HAF 915F. Each base configuration offers unique features and benefits that stand out on their own merit while being stackable with other models in the series for expanded functionality. This is all made possible by a CM patent pending rail system that was inspired by a military picatinny rail to enable the attachment and removal of each stackable piece in 2 easy and secure steps. HAF 915F MITX supporting long graphics card (310mm), standard PSU and water cooling Front mounted powe...



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 Case Review

Introduction We all know the HAF series of cases from Cooler Master have been a very impressive series boasting excellent air flow and more. I can attest to this having previously owned the HAF-X. In this review we will be taking a look at something new and innovative from Cooler Master, the HAF Stacker 935. The HAF Stacker 935 is a modular case allowing for multiple systems to be installed in the same case!   Today we are reviewing the Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935; however, by adding an additional 915 to the bottom (or top) of the case it transforms the Stacker 935 into the Ultra Tower (945). This means we could potentially have our main gaming rig, our server and our dedicated folding rig all in one case! The 935 is actually the combination of the 925 and the 915 cases. Adding the second 915 to the mix upgrades it to the 945. This would allow us to use less space than ever before as you can see in the photo above. The HAF Stacker supports 2x 360, 2x 280, 1x 240 and 1x 120/140mm radiators depending on the configuration you choose. We can also add up to 12 fans and 9 standard hard drives or SSDs, depending on which configuration you choose. There are also two different models of the 915: the 915 R and the 915 F. The 915 F holds the PSU in the front allowing for tower heatsinks. The 915 R has the PSU mounted in the rear, offering better GPU cooling and HDD support. This case also has another really cool feature. It includes a single PCI-e slot located on the side of ...



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master N-200 Mini Gaming Tower

Introduction: Sometimes you just get lucky and happen to find a well built case that fits within a tight budget, but also looks extremely good and includes features you would not normally find at a budget price. Today we might have a good example of that. I’m talking about a new arrival from Cooler Master, the N-200. This is the latest addition to Cooler Master’s brand new N Series compact ITX / Micro ATX mainstream cases. The Cooler Master N-200 comes with water cooling support and improved air cooling performance, wrapped in a subtle and simplistic design. It could be the case that may really meets your needs and leaves your wallet happier too. The N-200 from Cooler Master not only supports a 120mm radiator at the back, but is the first mini tower that supports installing 120mm or even 240mm radiators in the front of the case! Thanks to its all mesh front panel and two high quality Cooler Master Xtra Flo fans with large air vents, it boasts excellent cooling performance. Furthermore, despite its extremely compact size, the N-200 supports 160mm tall CPU tower coolers, and long high-end VGAs, (including the HD 7990). It even has support for four 2.5″ SSDs and three of 3.5″ HDDs. Read on as we take an up close and personal look at the Cooler Master N-200 Mini Tower to see if it is the affordable answer you are looking for.     Our Thanks goes out to Cooler Master for providing us with the review sample. Here’s a brief statement from them....



 
 
 
 
 
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Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

Introduction With Mini-ITX gaming systems on the rise lately, it’s no wonder why more and more manufacturers are getting into the Mini-ITX market. Cooler Master is a name that I’m sure everyone reading this is familiar with. They have been around for a LONG time and make TONS of different PC-related goods including cases, CPU coolers, laptop coolers, keyboards, mice, headsets, and the list goes on. A year or two ago, Cooler Master came out with the Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX case that was small on size but big on room and features. Cooler Master has just released their latest Mini-ITX in the series, the Elite 130! The Elite 130 takes the base setup from the Elite 120 Advanced and removes the internal HDD bays in favor of 120mm water cooling support. It also adds in a unique drive mounting system to make up for it. They were kind enough to send us one to check out so let’s get it on the bench for testing!     A little about the Elite 130 from Cooler Master: “One of the most compact, yet fully featured chassis for high performance M-ITX computing. Included is a large mesh front panel that offers reserved styling while allowing extreme airflow. It’s designed to fit in the most minute available desk space while supporting high performance hardware. Elite 130 supports: the largest VGAs from NVIDIA or AMD, 5 x HDDs and/or SSDs, a full-sized power supply, and even a thick 120mm DIY or AIO watercooling radiator.” – Cooler Master Le...



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Cooler Master Announces the Release of the Cosmos SE

Chino, California – September 24th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today proudly launches the newest addition the ultimate line of premium cases, Cosmos SE. Built and inspired by the spirit of the Cosmos and Cosmos II and their supercar design origins, Cosmos SE comes loaded as a more aggressive and more nimble sports car in a decidedly more compact form. Driven by this aesthetic, Cosmos SE features the trademark curved aluminum handles and sleek outer exterior that fans have come to love. Its divergent styling comes from a more forceful, road hugging, and compact sports car feel. Contained within the desirable exterior of the Cosmos SE is the support for truly exceptional system builds. Cosmos SE comes capable of supporting up to 8 fans with four being preinstalled. Two 120mm blue LED fans in the front with LED on/off control, one 140mm fan in the top, and one rear 120mm fan provide strategically placed cooling for all of a user’s systems components. Superior liquid cooling support is built in for 120, 240, 280, and 360mm radiators with users being able to install a 120, 280, and a 360mm radiator all at once. Users with light to massive storage needs will find their needed balance with support for up to 8 HDDs / 18 SSDs via removable HDD/SSD cages. The Cosmos SE supports multiple high-end graphics cards up to 395mm / 15.5 inches long and even support for tall CPU coolers up to 175mm / 6.9 inche...






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