Every now and then
a product comes along that breaks with convention
and really grabs the imagination, though with so many
wild and whacky case designs on the market it seemed
pretty unlikely that anything refreshing and new was
ever likely to spring from such a saturated arena.
had ideas of their own though. Partly as a result
of a little business acquisition they made they introduced
a case that set pulses racing and that so many people
have asked me about I simply had to get one, and by
that I mean BUY one!
The Wave Master is
being billed by Cooler Master as a "masterpeice
in case design". A bold claim that I hope to
investigate a little more closely today.
Here's the specs:
x W198 x H458 mm
kg or 17.2 lb
12" x 9.6" (30.5cm x 24.5 cm)
(Exposed), 4 (Hidden)
80 x 80 x 25 mm fan attached front panelOne 80
x 80 x 25 mm fan attached back panel (Exhaust)
2.0 x 2; MIC x 1; Earphone jack x 1; III E 1394
big attention grabber for me is the part that says
"All Aluminum Alloy". Coolermaster are
not the first case company to add a few curves to
the front of an aluminium case, but the major difference
here is that while most companies cheat and achieve
this effect by manufacturing their front bezels
from aluminium coloured plastic, Cooler Master have
achieved it using nothing but solid aluminium.
not skimped on the aluminium either. There are various
panels used in the creation of this case and according
to my trusty micrometer they include 5mm and 3mm sheets
for the construction of the front, primarily 2mm internally
and the thinnest aluminium reserved for the side panels
at just 1mm.
to get a better look at what Cooler Master have done: