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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...



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...



Cooler Master 2013 Case Mod Competition

Win Cash & Hardware Prizes that total over US$20,000 Chino, California – September 23th, 2013 – Cooler Master is announcing the 2013 Case Mod Contest, with cash and hardware prizes that total up to US$20,000, sponsored by: ASUS, GeIL and Plextor. Previous years have produced some incredible builds and gone on to gain strong fan followings worldwide. We look forward to seeing the artistry and innovation of the 2013 entries. Modders are invited to enter in one of two categories: “Tower Mod” and “Scratch Build.” Hardware plus cash prizes await the 1st place x 1, 2nd place x 2 and 3rd place x 3 winners of the two existing categories. Register and start your worklog now! See full contest details at: mod.coolermaster.com. Winners of the 2013 Mod Contest will be calculated based on public votes (30% of total score) and judges’ scores (70% of total score). This year includes cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners in both categories of US$1,000 or US$500 respectively. We also have exciting hardware prizes, such as Cooler Master cases, V1000 power supplies and Nepton liquid cooler, ASUS Maximus VI Formula and ASUS TUF Sabertooth Z87 motherboards, aluminum peripherals form CM Storm, GeIL EVO Potenza 2666+MHz Limited Edition Frost White 16GB Dual Channel Kit, Plextor SSD and more. See full prize details at: mod.coolermaster.com/prizes.html 2012 Winners: Titanium PC – Paul Tan 2012 – 1st Place Tower Mod ATCS 840 PoLoMoD 2012 – 2nd Place Tower ...



 
 
 
 
 

Cooler Master V8 GTS

I'm sure every one who reads this is familiar with Cooler Master's "V" series of engine-themed CPU coolers. It consists of the V6, V6 GT, V8 and the TEC-cooled V10. Cooler Master has added another cooler to this award-winning lineup, dubbed the V8 GTS. It brings eight heat pipes and Cooler Master's horizontal vapor chamber to the table. The entire lineup of V series coolers has been very impressive thus far. Can the V8 GTS live up to the standards set by it's predecessors? Cooler Master was kind enough to send us one to check out so we can answer that question. Without further adieu let's get to it.



Cooler Master Unveils HAF Stacker Series

Chino, California – August 30th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today officially unveils to the world the first stackable “modtower” — The HAF Stacker series. This evolutionary computer case is the first of its kind to provide new levels of modularity, expandability, and creativity for system builders around the world. The HAF Stacker series is currently on display for the very first time at the Cooler Master Booth#3446 at PAX Prime 2013 in Seattle, WA. 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. Follow the launch and learn more at: http://coolermaster-usa.com/microsite/hafstacker/ Stack Up. Stack On. HAF Stacker, built for the tinkerer, DIY builder, modder, newbie, multi-PC household, and you. The HAF Stacker is more than a collection of cases, it’s the freedom to configure a single PC or multiple PC setups in innumerable ways. Be it watercooled, air cooled, workstation, server, extreme gaming setup, or the first PC you have ever built; HAF Stacker has a setup to suit ...



Cooler Master Elite 130: Compact & High-Performance M-ITX Chassis

Chino, California – August 27th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today announced the brand new Elite 130 M-ITX chassis. The Elite 130 improves upon the popular Elite 120 and brings about even more value added features. It does so while keeping an elegant, yet demure exterior. Small, Yet Powerful Elite 130 is among 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. Elite 130 is designed to fit in the most minute available desk space while supporting high performance hardware. A pleasing, clean exterior design conceals the true performance parts contained within the Elite 130. Full Range of Cooling & Hardware Support Taking a no compromise approach, Elite 130 offers support for the highest-end dual slot graphics cards such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN and AMD Radeon HD7990. This extends to allowing the install of full length ATX power supplies so users don’t have to search for compact or proprietary power supply sizes. Those with extensive storage needs can fit up to one 5.25” bay device and 5 HDDs and/or SSDs. Dual Super Speed USB 3.0 ports provide convenient front panel access to some of the newest and fastest portable storage and devices. Those that are interested in expanding into liquid cooling, DIY or AIO, will find ample space for a thick 120mm radiator i...



Cooler Master SF-15: Laptop Gaming at Full Speed

Chino, California – August 27th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today announced a new addition to the recently released SF-17 Strike Force gaming grade laptop cooler, the SF-15. Award-Winning Roots With the release of the award winning SF-19 USB 3.0, gamers and media reviews were soon left awestruck by its raw cooling power and gamer aesthetics. SF-15 carries on this tradition with its complementary ability to create the perfect atmosphere for gaming through its styling, LED lighting strip, and highly effective cooling fans. This makes it ideal for prepping gamers for battle. SF-15 boasts a proven effective and highly customizable cooling design to ensure laptops are cooled as a gamer specifies. Specialized Design for Gamers In order to protect a gamer’s gear while it’s under heavy stress from gameplay, the SF-15 employs its incredible ability to dissipate excess heat through its perforated surface. SF-15 also has a strengthened mesh that can withstand all laptop sizes up to 15.6”. It features a single, large, and adjustable turbine fan (160mm) that is specially engineered to provide unprecedented airflow that keeps laptop components running at optimal temperatures. Comfortable Gaming Station Proper viewing and typing angles can mean the difference between being fully comfortable during a long fire fight and bowing out due to pains. SF-15 includes multiple height adjustable angles that assis...



Cooler Master @ Gamescom: Cosmos SE unveiled & CM Storm eSports Pros

Chino, California – August 21st, 2013 – Cooler Master, and its team, will be descending upon Gamescom, a trade fair for video games held annually at the Hoelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Cooler Master booth at Gamescom will be showcasing the long overdue update to Cooler Master Cosmos S case series, the Cosmos SE. Premium, Functional, & Elegant Product Showcase Visit Cooler Master’s Team in hall 8 – B065 to catch a glimpse of the latest Cosmos S Series case, Cosmos SE. This new pure black case takes the essence of the Cosmos S and shrinks it to a more compact mid-tower design. It does so while implementing new and innovative cooling and modularity. The Cosmos SE features many fully modular features. One of which includes front HDD bays that, when removed, give space for installing up to a 360mm radiator in the front of the case. A 240mm radiator is also supported in the top of the case, if desired. Managing cables is surprisingly easy despite the smaller mid-tower size; this is due to a wider and smaller chassis design. Staying true to the Cosmos namesake, Cosmos SE features pure aluminum handles constructed from solid aluminum. In addition, our team will be showcasing our full range of mechanical keyboards, and many other award-winning chassis, power supplies, and peripherals. CM Storm eSports CM Storm by Cooler Master proudly sponsors eSports professionals from around the globe; each team is currently vying for the top spot in th...



Cooler Master @ PAX Prime: Meet the Pros & Unveiling New Innovations

Chino, California – August 21st, 2013 – Cooler Master, in what has become a tradition, will be attending PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) West, an annual festival for tabletop, console videogames, and PC gamers, held from August 30th to September 2nd. There, Cooler Master will be taking the wraps off of a new line of chassis that will be a huge step towards forever changing the status quo. New and Innovative Unveiling Visit Cooler Master’s Team at booth #3446 to be amongst the first to see our new case series unveiling. This new case line merges two iconic case lines into an entity that is better and more intuitive. This series is engineered in such a way that it will speak to new builders and seasoned veterans alike. Want the latest on the launch of this new series? Head on over to the countdown page to see the reveal. In addition, our team will be showcasing our full range of mechanical keyboards, and many other award-winning chassis, power supplies, and peripherals. And finally, some exclusive case mods from community modders will be appearing at our booth. Meet CM Storm’s e-Sports Teams Cooler Master proudly sponsors top ranked professional individuals and gaming teams in League of Legends, Starcraft 2, and other games. Our League of Legends teams are currently battling it out weekly in the LCS tournament to see who comes out on top. Stop by to meet with our available teams at our booth throughout the show. For more details, visit us at the show to find out when the...



 
 
 
 
 

Cooler Master i700

The Cooler Master i700 is an affordable mid-range power supply, and while it's not a beast like one of Cooler Master's premium V-Series units, the i700 is 80PLUS Bronze certified and comes with a very attractive price tag of $80 ($69 after rebate that we've currently seen). Seems like a very enticing budget-oriented unit, so let's take a closer look at this Cooler Master i700 power supply and see how it fares.



 
 
 
 
 

CM Storm QuickFire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard

We've got the latest mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master: the QuickFire Stealth. It's part of their growing Storm lineup that's geared to gamers, and this board features the vaunted Cherry MX switches. It comes with an attractive price of $85 as well, and a few other nice features to boot. Let's take a closer look at the Cooler Master QuickFire Stealth Blue and see what it can do.



Cooler Master University (CMU) Expands to Support Multiple Languages

Chino, California – August 1st, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and gaming peripherals, today expands the new CM University website. Now Supporting New Languages In an effort to make CM University accessible to all people that would like to learn more about their computing experience, the Cooler Master Team has been tirelessly working with its many global branches to translate its courses. Spanish is the newest language to appear and many more will soon follow until CMU provides a truly global nexus for learning. About CM University “CM University is a dedicated source for interacting with your gear in a more meaningful and effective way,” says Bryant Nguyen, Senior Product Marketing Manager. “We’re committed to educating new users and enthusiasts to better understand how the technologies implemented by Cooler Master can augment their computer experience.” The first courses that were offered focused on helping users best understand the multitude of Cherry MX mechanical switches offered on CM Storm Mechanical Gaming Keyboards. Over the following months, there appeared additional enrichment courses added for mouse grip styles, gaming surfaces, power supply functionality, system building tips, and more. For more on CM University, visit http://www.cmuniversity.net



Introducing the COMFORTER mini and COMFORTER Air

Keep Your Legs and Laptop Cool in Any Position Chino, California – July 23rd, 2013 – Cooler Master, a designer, manufacturer, and innovator of leading PC components, today announced an extension to their popular COMFORTER series of laptop coolers – the COMFORTER mini & COMFORTER Air. Both the COMFORTER mini and Air are packed with features while being built to fit tablets and most laptops (9″ ~ 15.6). Keeps You and Your Laptop Cool Placing a laptop on your legs can be uncomfortable due to the heat, but the COMFORTER mini & COMFORTER Air keep your laptop and your legs cool while providing an ergonomic platform to enjoy your content. A sponge cushion is provided on both models to function as a comfortable padded surface for your legs. COMFORTER mini includes a concave shape that leaves space between the mini and your laptop for great airflow and to prevent overheating. Additionally, two rubber points keep your laptop gripped in place while a grooved storage section for cable management prevents a mess of cables from getting in your way. Use Your Laptop on Your Lap, On a Desk, or on Your Bed in Total Comfort Place it on your lap while on the couch. Turn it around and now you have a wrist rest for comfortable typing. Flip it and use your laptop or tablet while lying down. For an extra cooling boost, Comforter Air includes a silent, yet effective, cooling fan with that steadily provides fresh, cool air to your laptop. Whichever way you choose, the CO...



 
 
 
 
 

CM Storm Havoc Gaming Mouse

The Havoc is the latest in Cooler Master's gamer-oriented Storm series of products, with an 8200 DPI laser engine and a fabulous finish. With an attractive price $55, this is a highly competitive segment in the gaming peripheral market for those who want a new rodent for their system. Question is: can this mouse wreak Havoc on the competition? Let's find out.



Cooler Master V8 GTS

Graphics Card Cooling Technology for Your CPU Chino, California – July 16th, 2013 – Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today unleashes one of the most powerful Air CPU Coolers on the planet, the V8 GTS. It’s powered by the very same Horizontal Vapor Chamber (HVC) Technology that keeps high-end graphics cards cool while containing the sheer raw force of a maelstrom within its huge, powerful fans. Epic Air Cooling Power Seemingly channeling the power of the muscle cars that inspired its design and the wind deities that grant them passage, V8 GTS is without equal. It dissipates large amounts of heat through its marriage of HVC and an optimized fin tower design. V8 GTS is built with triple tower heatsinks and eight high performance heat pipes all to channel the massive amount of heat being pulled away from the processor by the vapor chamber. Despite its menacing high performance engine outlook and large stature, V8 GTS still leaves plenty of space for memory slots. High-grade POM Fan Bearings Dual high airflow 140mm fans funnel a veritable vortex through the triple heatsink array. These fans are equipped with a new generation of fan bearings known as POM. These fans are not only virtually dustproof, they will last up to an astounding 160,000 hours of use. This lifespan is due to a unique self-lubricating and low friction POM bearing design. Meaning the fans and the V8 GTS will likely keep cooling your ...






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