Coolermaster Gladiator 600, Storm Scout and HAF Mini
At the Cebit Coolermaster presented some new PC cases behind closed doors. PC Games Hardware was on site and got the most important information.
In April Coolermaster will introduce two new cases intended for PC gamers to the markets: The Storm Scout and the HAF Mini. The Scout is the second case of the Storm series and has black interior as well as handy bars which are supposed to make it easier to transport the case to the next LAN party. The internal design matches Coolermaster's default in most regards. Due to a big cutout in the motherboard tray a CPU cooler backplate can be exchanged even if the board is installed. The steel case will be released in early April for about 100 Euros. Two 140 mm fans in the front and the lit as well as one 120 mm fan on the rear are included.
The HAF 922 or HAF Mini is the smaller version of the HAF 932 but still fully ATX compatible. The doors have the same form as those of the Storm Sniper and thus it should be a problem to realize a convenient cable management. The HAF 922 will be shipped in May respectively June for about 100 Euros. One 200 mm fan in the lid and one in the front are accompanied by a 120 mm fan in the rear. Additionally another 200 mm fan can be installed in the door and a 140 mm fan can be placed on the floor.
The Gladiator 600 is the successor of the popular centurion 5 and will become available for about 70 Euros in mid-April. The PSU is placed on the bottom of the Gladiator 600, drives are positioned as usually. The Gladiator 600 is shipped with a blue LED 120 mm fan in the front (LEDs can be switched off) and one 140 mm fan in the lid. More fans can be installed rear and the door of the case.
On the entry level Coolermaster offers the Elite 310, but at the moment it is uncertain if the Elite 310 will hit every retail markets. It is possible that the case will be restricted to big computer manufacturers who can customize the color of the case front if necessary.
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