Are these the best PC power supplies in the world?
We're taught from a young age that it's good to have goals, and Cooler Master's are anything but modest. The case and cooling company wants to be known as the leading power supply brand in all the world, and the way it plans to achieve that lofty goal is by introducing its new V Series PSUs. These new power supplies eschew a multiple rail design in favor a single +12V rail, but what's most impressive is the rated efficiency.
We build a machine that’s red and black to hopefully beat our benchmarks black and blue
The Mission Variety is the spice of the Lab, so this month we decided to eschew our traditional builds and go with one you don’t see every day—an all-AMD computer, built with (most of) the best parts we could get our hands on. We’re sure some of you will question the purpose of this build, so our pre-emptive answer is we built it because we could, and we were curious to see how a balls-out AMD build would benchmark, as we haven’t seen over-the-top AMD rig since The Matrix: Revolutions let us down. Plus, everyone is always ragging on us for ignoring AMD, so here you go AMD enthusiasts—an entire PC built just for you.
Note: This article was originally featured in the January 2013 issue of the magazine.
With the vast majority of closed-loop water-cooling kits based on either Asetek or CoolIt designs, Cooler Master’s in-house-designed Seidon 120M easily stands out from the crowd. At just $70, it’s one of the more affordable kits we’ve seen, too, and though it’s not the answer to our cooling prayers, it proves you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a decent water cooler.
Note: This review originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of the magazine.
There are two ways to intimidate opponents when arriving at a LAN party. The first is to crash your mode of transportation through the host's living room wall or building, but you probably won't be invited back. The other way is to show up wielding today's top deal, a Cooler Master CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case for $135 with free shipping (normally $190 - use coupon code: EMCXSXV29 and additional $10 mail-in rebate). It looks aggressive, and since it's a full tower, you can load it up with hardware.
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The Scout 2 Advanced ships in new Ghost White and Midnight Black color options.
Cooler Master is relaunching its CM Storm Scout 2 mid-tower enclosure with a new "Advanced" edition. What's different about it? Well, it now comes in two new color options, Ghost White and Midnight Black, a decision Cooler Master made based on user feedback. The Ghost White version also comes with two limited edition Ghost White fans with white LEDs in the front of the chassis, as well as an additional rear exhaust fan.
Cooler Master came prepared with plenty of products to show off.
The folks at Cooler Master made the most of their suite at the Consumer Electronics Show by cramming it full of computer cases, air and liquid coolers, power supplies, and gaming accessories, including several unreleased products. Master of cool and Maximum PC Online Editor Jimmy Thang captured nearly 20 minutes of video touring Cooler Master's hardware, along with its CM Storm division.
There was a time when hulking computer towers were all the rage, and for some, they still are. By and large, however, the general shift in computing has been towards smaller, space saving form factors. Hoping to capitalize on that trend is Cooler Master, which recently announced its Elite 120 Advanced chassis pitched as "a modern solution for the space conscious" builder.
Case, cooling, and peripheral maker Cooler Master has come up with a successor to its Silent Pro M line of power supplies, the new and aptly named Silent Pro M2 Series. Picking up where the original left off, Cooler Master claims it made improvements to "each aspect" of the PSU, including the addition of a 3.3v DC-to-DC board to increase overall energy efficiency and newer high quality capacitors.
Cooler Master this week rolled out another aggressive looking computer case, the CM Storm Stryker. This latest model is a full tower enclosure and the second model in its class to include a sturdy carrying handle, just in case you want to pack this thing with high end hardware and then lug it around to LAN parties (or from room to room, as it were) "with relative ease." It's relative, because trying to carry a hulking computer case without a handle will test both your strength and agility.
IT'S BEEN five years since the debut of Cooler Master’s wildly popular Cosmos chassis, and its successor is finally here. The Cosmos lineage is strong with this one—from the hinged side panels, to the top carrying handles, to the slide-out hard drive trays—but the Cosmos II is a thoroughly modern product with massive cooling potential, strong cable-management chops, and wide-open spaces. The chassis frame is steel, while the shell is plastic, with aluminum cladding on the panels. Our review unit is matte black, but Cooler Master also offers a silver model.