Cooler Master has taken the wraps off a couple of new products in the shape of the new Cooler Master Qube 500 Flatpack PC case and the new Cooler Master MasterLiquid Atmos all-in-one liquid cooler.
The latter is a nice enough update to the company’s existing MasterLiquid lineup with it sporting new SickleFlow Edge 120 fans that use loop dynamic bearings for quieter operation. The new cooler is also ‘fully customizable’, with the pump top cover able to be adorned with your own 3D designs, plus you can adjust the RGB lighting. That’s not quite what we’d consider fully customizable but we’ll let it slide.
Rounding out the new cooler’s features is a refined dual chamber design that apparently results in enhanced cooling synergy’, whatever that means. The new Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 Atmos ARGB price is $140.
Onto the exciting stuff, then, and that’s the new Qube 500 Flatpack case. Just as its name suggests, it comes completely flatpacked and disassembled just like a piece of flatpack furniture. There are panels for the motherboard tray, rear IO, top, bottom, front and sides, clip on feet and various fan mounts too. This allows for a variety of different layouts including a bear bones test bench mode – bit of a waste of panels if you ask us – inverted configurations and more.
Despite all this customization possibility, the case doesn’t compromise on core stats, with it able to accommodate E-ATX motherboards, large water coolers, and ‘the largest GPUs’. It’s also available in an array of different color panels that you can mix and match. Though just how available the different colored panels will actually be, remains to be seen. At the time of writing, fully black and fully white models are available (for a price of $94) as is a white version with a triple pack of Mint, Pink, and Cream colored front and top panels (for $108).
We’ve seen Cooler Master experiment with customizable cases before and they haven’t entirely caught on but the Qube 500 Flatpack certainly has us intrigued and very keen to get one in for review – watch this space.
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