One company with really a variety of products on display this year was Cooler Master. Up in their suite they had many different new products from both the main Cooler Master line and their Choiix line. They have new cases, power supplies, coolers, notebook coolers and even more! So let’s take a look at Cooler Master’s 2010 lineup.
One of the first cases that we were shown was the 690 II. This all black case has a lot of features including an oversized top and front mesh design, space for 2 120mm x 240 radiators inside (top and bottom), dust control filters for all mesh areas, rear retaining holes for water-cooling, VGA card bracket for triple video card setups and one of the coolest things is an external SATA hard drive dock. Cooler Master is calling this their X-dock. Like most of the new cases coming out the 690 II has a black interior as well.
Another new case we were able to take a look at was the USP 100. This case is a mid tower case that features a really cool black and red design with an all mesh front, a very large interior that will support new video cards, bottom PSU placement, and front I/O ports. On the outside you have 4 5.25 drive bays and one 3.5-inch bay. Inside you have 6 3.5-inch bays. There is only once included fan a front 120mm red LED fan, but you have room for bottom, side and rear fans. This system is geared towards system builders and people looking for a great budget case. It will retail for about $99.
Cooler Master has added a new case to the Centurion Line called as well. It is much like the past Centurion cases, it features a mesh front panel design that also has I/O ports right on the front. No word yet on pricing or availability.
On display were quite a few custom systems that have been built with Cooler Master cases. Their cases must be good if popular system builders and customizers are using them!
We were led into a back room where we were not allowed to take pictures. In the room we were shown Cooler Master’s new HAF X case. This gaming case is just awesome! It features a new design that is similar yet improved from older HAF cases, front 230mm red LED intake fan, 9 PCI slots, which means support for 3 VGA cards, improved cable management and a removable X-dock hard drive cage. No word on when this case will be available, the version we were shown was just a prototype.
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