Cooler Master unveils new Maker case, cooler, PSU
January 7, 2016 // 11:58 a.m.
Cooler Master has announced a range of new products aimed at the enthusiast market as part of its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 unveiling, all under its Maker branding.
The new Maker products start with the MasterCase Maker 5, a chassis designed to sit very firmly at the top of the company's range. Its premium features include magnetic front and top panels for easy removal, the option of replacing the standard panels with sound-suppressing padded variants, impressive cooling potential with room for six 140mm fans with a single LED Silencio fan supplied as standard, top or front mounted radiator support, a 'clip-and-click' drive cage adjustment system, 'slip-and-clip' SSD mounting with four positions, and a dual-chamber design which isolates the power supply and cabling for improved appearance and airflow.
For those looking for an air-cooling accessory for the case, the company has also unveiled the MasterAir Maker 8. The first cooler built around Cooler Master's 3D Vapour Chamber (3DVC) technology, the MasterAir Maker 8 is claimed to boost performance by 19 per cent compared to standard copper-base designs. The eight-heatpipe tower cooler comes bundled with a pair of Silencio FP 120 fans but supports a variety of different sizes and models while offering the choice of translucent or aluminium top covers - and even the files you'd need to 3D print your own design.
Finally, the MasterWatt Maker 1200 is Cooler Master's first all-aluminium digital power supply, boasting an 80PLUS Titanium efficiency rating. Described by the company as 'inexpensive,' the power supply comes with a smartphone app for monitoring and control while also logging data to the hard drive through the bundled software for diagnostic purposes. The fully-modular design features flat cabling for easier cable management, while Cooler Master claims that its redesigned power circuitry uses few components and improves airflow over previous generations.
Cooler Master has slated all three products for UK availability in the first quarter of 2016, but has not yet provided pricing information.