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Cooler Master intros Cosmos C700P, MasterCase H500P and MasterBox Q casings

By Lionell Go Macahilig & Bryan Chan - on 13 Jun 2017, 5:56am

Cooler Master intros Cosmos C700P, MasterCase H500P and MasterBox Q casings

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Cooler Master turns 25 this year and the company brought a ton of products to Computex 2017 to show that it has no intention of letting up. For starters, it announced the Cosmos C700P, the newest model in its signature Cosmos series that has been redesigned with a more modern look.

That said, it retains the traditional design elements of its forebears, such as the four thick, brushed aluminum handlebars. However, it now incorporates Cooler Master’s recent focus on modular designs – such as with its MasterCase series of cases – and features flexible internal layouts and plenty of room for high-end components.

The motherboard tray holds up to E-ATX boards and can even be flipped around if you want to mount your board on the other side or removed entirely to accommodate more unconventional setups.

The Cosmos C700P also keeps the curved side panels of its older siblings, but the left one has been replaced with a stunning tempered glass panel that can open up like a door from the front.

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The overall aesthetics has been cleaned up and you get a smooth, uninterrupted front facade that is capped by an I/O panel with four USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A ports and one USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C connector. On top of the I/O panel, there are button toggles for the internal dual-mode fan and RGB controller that control fan speeds and the built-in RGB lighting effects.

The good thing is that the lighting has been incorporated quite tastefully, with recessed RGB lines carved into the top and bottom and LEDs built into the handles.

The tempered glass isn’t there for nothing either, and there’s an internal dual-mode fan and RGB controller to control fan speeds and the built-in RGB lighting effects.

Cooler Master also pointed out that there’s plenty of room inside for high-end liquid-cooling and plenty of fans. For instance, the Cosmos C700P can take up to a 360mm radiator at the front and top, and a 240mm radiator at the bottom.

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Cooler Master also revived its venerable HAF series of cases with the new MasterCase H500P. It's been a while since Cooler Master released a new HAF case, so the H500P also appears to be a rebranding of sorts.

HAF cases often feature extensive mesh designs for high air flow (which is how it gets its name) and the MasterCase H500P was designed around similar precepts. However, like the Cosmos C700P, the case boasts a sleeker and more stylish look, complete with tempered glass side panels and RGB lighting.

However, true to its HAF roots, it still comes with two 200mm RGB intake fans on the front, and the front panel is raised and has large openings at the side for better air flow. The RGB lighting on the fans has been certified to work with ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte motherboards, so you’ll be able to use their respective software utilities to control it.

It also comes with a two-part PSU shroud to cover the worst of your cable management woes and keep things looking neat through the clear side panel. One nice addition is the extra covers that fit onto the front and the back of the motherboard (over the routing holes and CPU cutout for instance) for an even cleaner look.

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Another interesting feature is the support for vertical mounting of your GPU, should you want to show it off more prominently.

And even though the case was designed with improved airflow in mind, there’s support for 360mm radiators on the top and front.

Cooler Master also introduced its new MasterBox Q-series case, a quirky cube-shaped chassis that has modular features. It can be twisted, flipped, or rotated into multiple positions and angles and the I/O panel can even be relocated to six different positions.

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There are different versions of the case, including Basic, Pro, and Gaming variants, but all the parts are interchangeable and you can experiment with different configurations to see which suits you best.

It supports a standard ATX-sized PSU, but only up to micro-ATX motherboards, so there are still some limitations to the compact design.