Michael

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  1. In the ultimate move of anti-consumer practices, @CoolerMasterUSA blocked me Twitter after I reached out to them about defects and damage caused by the factory to my brand new H500P. The case has multiple problems, beyond the terrible airflow, like the additional front fan bracket being unusable due to the mounting holes on the chasis being misaligned. Resulting in the bracket mounting crooked, and as such being unusable. The right side panel of my case also arrived with a large scratch in it from the factory. Specific CM reps reached out to me to be helpful, but @CoolerMasterUSA blocked me after I reported the problems. I was never vulgar or abusive in any way. Blocking customers like that is unacceptable. I using every means of communication possible until someone is held accountable, my block is lifted and someone apologizes. When a customer has an issue with your product, you don't block them from communicating with you. That's how brands go out of business.
  2. I contacted them via tickets after their case GM reached out to me. I was Tweeting both CM and CM USA, but only CM USA blocked me. My complaints about that unjustified block got back to someone in charge as they've since removed the block. But the damage has been done, I no longer trust them as a brand. Yes I know where the screw holes are located for the fan bracket. Problem is, at least on my case, those two holes are not lined up with each other. And even if they were, the bracket has a pointless metal tab that prevents fans from being mounted inside it. The entire rail is designed poorly and creates problems mounting fans inside the rails. The only reason I was even attempting to do that is to compensate for the lake of air being pushed through the case by the 200mm fans. The idea was to mount high RPM static pressure fans behind them to help push air to things like the GPU. I wanted one mounted pointed at the GPU and another at the top to take the hot air intake from my AiO rad and accelerate it towards the rear exhaust fan to lessen it's impact on the GPU. I don't have that AiO set to exhaust to try and create a positive pressure enviroment in the case so as to minimize a dust getting pulled in through the numerous cracks and openings. Such as around the TG side panel, which has no seal of any kind. Leaving a 1mm gap around the entire panel. I can clean that TG panel, and in less than a day I can see dust built up inside of it. I will be looking into things like weather stripping to eliminate that gap.
  3. First full picture of the new HAF series case has been spotted, courtesy of @JayzTwoCents on Twitter. No official details on it so far, but it appears to have x2 200mm front intake fans, x3 140 top and x1 140 rear exhaust. Don't know if they are RGB or not. Front panel is 3 sided angled piece, and not just a center glass/plastic piece as it may appear upon first glance. It will be part of the MasterCase series, under the MasterCase H500P moniker. So I would guess that's just the normal MasterCase vertical GPU bracket in use there. Does not appear to be any easy to remove front or top air filters, will likely have to detach the full front and top panels to clean those grilles. A bit annoying for maintenance but it does allow for a nicer looker. From the way the side panel is detached there, I am guessing the case being displayed is using the MasterCase tempered glass side panel. Hopefully they will stay the course and offer base models for a lower price and allow us to buy the specific addons/upgrades we want. Based on the $160 US price of the MasterCase Pro 6, I am personally guessing this case will be in the $200 range. My current, 6+ year old, system is in a HAF X. So if this case releases at the right price I'm buying it immediately. I already had a new build planned, but had been going back and forth on what case to buy. What I see here settles that debate for me, so long as they don't fail with it in some major way. Base model needs to be below $250 and needs to offer a minimum x3 3.5" drive bays being such a massive case. Edit: It's so hard to tell just off this one picture, but those front fans may even be 230mm. They look an awful lot like the 230mm front fan on the HAF X sitting next to me. I took the panel off to get a good look at it, and the sticker on the spindle and everything looks to be about the same size. These are just a newer version with the LED coming off the spindle, compared to the one in my case where the LEDs are on the outer ring. Edit 2: After further review of the of the picture, it appears that if this does indeed use the MasterCase Vertical GPU Bracket, it does not mount the same way as it does in the other cases. If you look at this picture below from the MasterCase 6 Pro official product page, the Vertical GPU bracket mounts directly into the expansion slots, blocking access to any of the remaining PCIe lanes on the motherboard. But if you go back and look at the picture of the HAF case from Computex, the Vertical GPU bracket is mounted in the dead space between the side panel and the expansion slots. Which would still allow access to the remaining PCIe slots, depending on exactly what you installed in them. This, combined with the fact that it appears to be using 230mm intake fans, reinforces just how wide this case is going to be. Especially compared to other MasterCase series cases. This mounting makes sense since in that otherwise unused area of the old HAF X, Cooler Master provided a place to mount a GPU support bracket. Which I am actually using for my EVGA 1070 FTW due to how big it is. So I hope that also means that Cooler Master will again be shipping this new HAF series case with a GPU support bracket. Edit 3: Things are looking more promising I the RGB department. They just announced MasterCase Pro RGB fans. Interestingly they have a switch that allows them to be set in straight blue, straight red or RGB modes. Which lines up with the all blue we see in the picture here. Only 120mm and 140mm fans have been announced, but that makes sense since these big 230mm fans will be unique to this one case and not sold as a regular product for use in just any case. https://www.kitguru.net/components/cooling/dominic-moass/cooler-master-masterfan-pro-rgb-review/ New pic of the rear side. 200m fans confirmed as RGB.
  4. New update. Someone on another forum I post on posted this schematic showing fan and radiator cooling options for this new HAF case. It will be 200mm fans in front, as I first thought, but can accommodate those same 200mm fans in the top as exhaust. Upon seeing this graphic though, what I may personally do is move those two fans to the top as exhaust, and use triple 140mm as front intake. Only reason for that being is AiO temps perform better, without hurting system/GPU temps in any way, when mounted as front intake. So what I would likely do is mount triple MasterCase Pro RGB 140mm fans in the front, mount my AiO rad behind the top two of those, then mount an additional 2 EK Vardar static pressure fans on the inside of the rad in pull configure. One last picture I want to upload. It's obvious this case supports front radiator mounts independent of the fans that are being mounted to the front. Or maybe I shouldn't say obvious because I did not think of this at first. But this case on display is using dual 200mm front intake fans, but has two of the new MasterLiquid-Maker 240 kits set up in a custom loop. With one 240 rad on the front and one on the top, both in push/pull. The front rad has two 240mm fans on the inside pulling air through the rad, but still has the two 200mm fans out front pushing air into the case. I personally think this is awesome from a looks standpoint, as it will allow me to run quad 200mm fans, two front intake and two top exhaust. With my 280mm rad still mounted as front intake but with some good static pressure EK Vardar fans on the inside pulling air through the radiator. Which means the rad will obstruct little to no airflow from those low static pressure 200mm front fans. Since the Vardar fans will be on the other side to pull it through.If they offer that MasterLiquid-Maker series in 280mm, I may even consider it over the AiO I was planning on getting.
  5. Cooler Master at Computex 2015

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