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Cooler Master CMedia 282 Case Review

Price: $159.99


How long have you been looking at that box of spare computer parts on the shelf? If you are like many of us in the enthusiast community it's been a little bit too long. Have you had thoughts of putting together a Home Theater PC? That would be a good outlet for that pile of parts that just can't be gotten rid of. When it comes to case selection during any project, the looks and function are two of the biggest things that people look at. Do you want something that just looks fine in a corner, or do you want something that integrates well with the existing component that are already in the home entertainment center? With the Cooler Master Cmedia 282 there is a case that does both. How is that you say? The Enclosure has the capability of being transformed from a mid-tower design, to a desktop design with a simple reconfiguring of the pieces of the case. The enclosure features the ability to handle an ATX motherboard, as well as the ability to house the latest high end graphics hardware, be it ATI or Nvidia. Oh, and don't forget the included LED screen and remote control to operate the system once all of the parts have been installed.

"Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved. In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. It aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service."


Closer Look:

The case that the chassis came in shows off the case on the front panel, and alludes to the fact that the chassis can be converted from a tower to a desktop configuration. The rear panel of the box describes many of the features built into this enclosure. The left side panel contains the specifications of the enclosure, while the right hand side features a view of the case with the included multimedia remote control.




Opening the package up we can see that the case is secured between two large styrofoam packing blocks and wrapped in a plastic bag to protect the finish of the case.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Case)
  3. Closer look ( Working Components)
  4. Closer look ( Working Components)
  5. Installation
  6. Configuration
  7. Specifications & Features
  8. Testing
  9. Conclusion
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