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CES 2011 Coverage


Cooler Master

Our trip through Cooler Master's exhibit started off with a look at its Elite series cases, the 342, 371 and 310. The bezel on the display 310 is blue, but it does come in other colors, such as red, silver and orange. Up next, we got a look at a small form factor case with a ton of airflow thanks to a couple of strategically placed fans. Next in line was a series of cases wearing Thermal Master badges. These cases look functional and are built for use in developing countries.









Cooler Master is well known for its chassis and the cooling solutions it brings to market. Most notably in the past year was the V6 that we looked at. This year, the company was showing off a new tower heat sink labeled the H-B6. When you look at the size of this cooler, you expect a behemoth in the weight department, but this cooler is surprisingly light for its size. The heat pipes and mounting system are designed to flow across the heat zones of the CPU instead of having several of the heat pipes running parallel to the heat zones, thus making the heat sink more effective. The fin spacing is increased so that low noise fans can be employed effectively.



Next, we looked at two other heat sinks. The first looked like a smaller version of the Gemini-line 'C' shaped coolers. This unit, the G-B5, can make use of a 140mm fan or the installed 120mm Cooler Master fan. The V-A2 is a heat pipe based cooler for use in HTPC type chassis and uses both 'U' and 'C' shaped heat pipes for an efficient transfer of the thermal load to the fin array.



  1. Pre-CES Part 1: Introduction & Corsair Press Event
  2. Pre-CES Part 2: Sapphire
  3. Pre-CES Part 3: Gigabyte Press Event
  4. CES Day 1 Part 1: Sennheiser
  5. CES Day 1 Part 2: Antec
  6. CES Day 1 Part 3: IN WIN
  7. CES Day 1 Part 4: LG Electronics
  8. CES Day 1 Part 5: LG Electronics (Continued)
  9. CES Day 1 Part 6: Samsung
  10. CES Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  11. CES Day 1 Part 8: The CA Technologies Race
  12. CES Day 1 Part 9: The CA Technologies Race (Continued)
  13. CES Day 1 Part 10: MSI MOA 2011 Americas Finals
  14. CES Day 1 Part 11: MSI MOA 2011 Americas Finals (Continued)
  15. CES Day 2 Part 1: MSI
  16. CES Day 2 Part 2: MSI (Continued)
  17. CES Day 2 Part 3: Sony
  18. CES Day 2 Part 4: Zotac
  19. CES Day 2 Part 5: Mushkin
  20. CES Day 2 Part 6: Patriot Memory
  21. CES Day 2 Part 7: OCZ Technology
  22. CES Day 2 Part 8: Advanced Micro Devices
  23. CES Day 2 Part 9: Palit
  24. CES Day 3 Part 1: Creative Labs
  25. CES Day 3 Part 2: Shuttle
  26. CES Day 3 Part 3: NVIDIA
  27. CES Day 3 Part 4: PowerColor
  28. CES Day 3 Part 5: Razer
  29. CES Day 3 Part 6: Razer (Continued)
  30. CES Day 3 Part 7: Super Talent
  31. CES Day 3 Part 8: SD Association, Supermicro, Mad Catz, NEC
  32. CES Day 3 Part 9: Thermaltake
  33. CES Day 3 Part 10: Thermaltake (Continued)
  34. CES Day 3 Part 11: CyberPower PC
  35. CES Day 3 Part 12: Cooler Master
  36. CES Day 3 Part 13: Cooler Master (Continued)
  37. CES Extras: Cooler Master Party
  38. CES Extras: Bartenders, Sharp i3 Wall, Magician
  39. CES Extras: Convention Center, Counter-Strike 1.6 vs. EG.n0thing
  40. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 1
  41. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 2
  42. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 3
  43. CES Extras: Booth Babes Part 4
  44. CES Extras: Booth Babes with Staff
  45. CES Final Thoughts
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