2008 CES Coverage: Cooler Master, CSX, Zalman
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Keith Hamilton
Date: 01-18-2008
Cooler Master

We stopped by Cooler Master's booth in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see what new products they are working on for 2008.

Cooler Master was showing off their new Cosmos case, which is a follow-up to their already successful Cosmos chassis. This case has ten 5.25" drive bays, is tool-less and has plenty in the cooling department - a 120mm fan in the front, another 120mm fan in the bottom and one in the rear...

along with three 120mm fans in the top of the case - perfect for a tripe 120mm radiator.

There are even tube holes cut in the rear of the chassis specifically for water cooling applications. The top of the case borrows a page from Apple's book, with a touch sensitive power "button". Look for this chassis to be available in March. As of writing, no MSRP was available to report.

Cooler Master had two new heatsinks on display this year. The first is the copper-based V8, which has changeable LEDs. Not much else was known about this heatsink as of writing, other than the $79.99 price tag and a release date of May.

The other heatsink is the monstrous V10. This heatsink uses two 120mm fans - one in the traditional position to cool the CPU, and the other aimed down to cool the memory, mosfets and other motherboard components. We were told the fans operate at a quiet 22 dBA.

Expect to see the V10 for sale in May at a price of $99.99.

Moving on to power supplies, Cooler Master had their new 1250w unit on display as part of their Real Power Pro Series. This PSU boasts 80%+ efficiency, is non-modular and has six 12v rails (triple VGA cards ready).

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