Cooler Master Updating the Hyper 212 and Releasing the Newest CM Storm Case James White October 4, 2011 As the fall season is hitting its peek, companies are still looking to show off the pre-holiday goodies. There is just so much going on with all the great games to be released in the next few weeks and AMD going into the 11th hour for Bulldozer to debut. To help you scratch the itch to buy great new gear, Cooler Master announced today the forthcoming CM Hyper 212 EVO, and CM Storm Trooper case. The Hyper 212 EVO is a product update to the popular Hyper 212 CPU cooler. Going with a single continuous set of fins instead of the old two tower design, will provide more air flow control and larger surface area to dissipate heat, without increasing its size. Cooler Master also includes a PWM fans with anti-vibration pads and updated blade design. The Hyper 212 EVO also has Continuous Direct Contact (CDC) which replaces the copper contact plate with direct contact to the heat pipes while maintaining a flat surface. The cherry on top is the Hyper 212 EVO having an MSRP of $34.99 for this universal CPU cooling solution. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler – A Legend Reborn Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, signals the rebirth of a household name in computing, the Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler. It comes packed with an improved tower fin design, heat pipe layout, and upgraded fans and fan brackets that provide an even more extreme value for end-users of all types. Improved Cooling Design The cooling system has been redesigned and optimized to provide the best user experience and cooling potential for a new generation of processors. Four Cooler Master patented Continuous Direct Contact (CDC) heat pipes are tightly packed into a flat array on the CPU Cooler base. This acts as a virtual vapor chamber that dissipates a large amount of heat. The aluminum fin structure has been optimized to provide the perfect performance balance between high and low speed fan operations. Simple Installation / Dual Fan Design A high performance 120mm PWM fan with anti-vibration rubber pads and a quick-snap bracket is included. An extra set of quick-snap brackets and anti-vibration rubber pads come standard to give users the option of enabling even greater cooling performance by adding another 120mm fan. The brackets make changing, adding, and cleaning fans an easy task that requires only a few seconds. The included PWM fan can be adjusted via BIOS or OS-based motherboard tuning applications. There is no need to choose between overclocking performance or stock stability, the Hyper 212 EVO and included PWM fan are a versatile pair that tailor noise and performance to any need. Supporting Future Sockets In Nov. 2011 Intel will be launching their LGA 2011 socket. Cooler Master will offer one free LGA 2011 bracket to those who purchase the Hyper 212 EVO before the inclusion of this bracket in the Hyper 212 EVO packaging. Find the new legend, the Hyper 212 EVO, at online and retail locations that sell your favorite Cooler Master, CM Storm, and Choiix products. It will be available for $34.99 in September, 2011. [/hide-this-part] Cooler Master did not stop at updating a great cooler. They also announced the CM Storm Trooper, a new case for the Storm lineup. This case is a completely new design for Cooler Master and takes no noticable design cues from other Cooler Master cases. At the top you will find a 200mm fan slot (fan included) with a removable dust filter. The front panel is crafted into the carry handle and includes, audio, eSATA, Two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, fan controller, power, and reset button. The top front panel hides a 2.5″ external X-dock. The internals of of the case has your now standard cable management features and 8 fan slots; however, it is one of the very few cases with space for an XL-ATX motherboard. You will also notice the HDD are two removable 4 in 3 (4 HDDs in three 5.25″ slots) cages that come out of the front. A design that reminds me the Antec 900, but looks to be a much better and more up to date system. The CM Storm Trooper seems to hit every check box feature and then some. The CM Storm Trooper add everything you could want from a case with an MSRP of $189.99 and a carry handle. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] CM Storm Trooper – The Future of Full Towers CM Storm, of the Cooler Master Group, unleashes a truly magnificent feat of engineering into an arena that represents the future of warfare; the Trooper full-tower chassis. Capable of lightning fast redeployment, its the first in its class to include an ultra-strong carrying handle; allowing a gamer to travel with the finest system configurations available with relative ease. CM Storm Trooper includes features that are most coveted by gaming enthusiasts in that it has full dust filter coverage, a fan controller, an external SSD drive hot-swap dock and two uniquely designed modular hard drive cages. These features give CM Storm Trooper the ability to adapt to workstation or water-cooled gaming configurations easily. Cutting-edge Innovations CM Storm Trooper exterior features a damage-resistant rubberized coating that will protect the case during transport. Things heat up as gaming becomes more intense. The included front panel connections and controls provide a user with the ability to make on-the-fly changes to fan speed and case LEDs while USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, and audio connections are also provided as an added means of convenience. This is topped off by a 2.5 HDD/SSD X-dock that makes mounting extra drives as easy as loading a Blu-ray/DVD. Changing settings at a moments notice becomes a simple matter of a quick button press with CM Storm Trooper. Versatile Configurations CM Storm Trooper contains two modular HDD cages which can hold 4HDDs and a 120mm fan for cooling each. These modular units can be rotated, front to back, side to side or removed altogether. CM Storm Trooper is the first chassis to allow fully modular hard drive configuration with no modification required. CM Storm Trooper can be equipped with multiple watercooling radiators. Creatively mounting a vertical water-cooling radiator is possible with the removal of the hard drive cages and panels. CM Storm Trooper has nine expansion slots providing support for multi-GPUs in SLI or Crossfire, space for up to 14 hard drives, and a motherboard tray that supports up to XL-ATX. The Trooper is an ideal mobile arsenal to house and transport the most advanced system and cooling setups. Cable Management & Storage A professional cable management look is possible by utilizing the myriad cable tie zones and cable management holes available in the CM Storm Trooper. Smarter and larger placements of these areas allow for efficiently routing cables directly to their intended destinations. In an effort to reduce installation times, a great number of hardware can be mounted tool-free via the use of the included locking mechanisms or trays. A very large CPU heat sink retention hole has been placed in the motherboard tray to allow it to be compatible with most types of CPU and motherboard layouts. Prepare for the unexpected as seasoned operative would with a hidden drawer placed behind a false panel. The bottom panel removes to reveal a storage drawer to keep private effects safe from prying eyes until they are needed. CM Storm will be launching CM Storm Trooper at a MSRP of $189.99 in North America & South America. Expect to see it at retailers and online locations that sell your favorite Cooler Master, CM Storm, and Choiix gear by October 4th 2011 in North America & South America. Availability, and pricing will vary based on geographical region, please contact your local Cooler Master approved reseller or distributor in your country for more information. [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!