Cooler Master at CES 2011
Author: Jakob Barnard
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 01-20-2011
Provided by: Cooler Master
Cases and Gaming

The first thing I saw when I walked in was a cool gaming bench setup. I didnít grab much of the specifications here, but wanted to share the picture. A walk around the room brought me to the Elite 311, one of Cooler Master's budget cases. It comes in a variety of colors and is simple while being stylish. There were several CM Storm products on display as well.

The fist case is a custom-painted ATCS 840. The model on display was done by Smooth Creations for CES. As seen here, with a little work, you can turn one of these cases into something very special. The second chassis above is the CM Storm Enforcer, a new mid-tower offering. It has top and front 200mm fans along with a 120mm rear fan. The internal hard drive bays can be rotated, giving the user a bit of flexibility when setting up your cooling / storage configuration. A second fan can be installed in the top as well or swapped out completely for an internal radiator setup. Look for the Enforcer case to launch soon at under $100.

Also on display was the CM Storm Spawn gaming mouse and the Sirius 5.1 Surround Sound Headset. The Spawn has a 3500 DPI sensor, programmable buttons and a nice feel to it. Look for it soon in an upcoming review. The Sirius is a USB headset and has a desktop module (in the picture) that allows you to tweak each channel to your personal preference. You can connect the Sirius to an Xbox or PS3 as well as your computer. Each ear cup features four separate drivers and comes with switchable padding.

Laptop coolers were also well represented. The CM Storm SF-19 gaming notebook cooler comes in two different models, the USB 3.0 Strikeforce and USB 2, and supports notebooks with screens up to 19". It also features a multi-light shader with seven changeable colors and an integrated carrying handle. It has dual 140 x 140x x 25mm fans inside. The NotePal LapAir has dual 80 x 21mm blower fans and supports up to 17Ē laptops.

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