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Cooler Master Jumps the Shark With Pre-Built PCs in Shoe, Shark Cases

Cooler Master joins the world of prebuilt desktops with a range of systems ranging from typical mid-towers to PCs with cases based on modified computers. No price yet.

The most standard system is codenamed Cooling X and will be released in the second quarter of 2023. In terms of specs, it’s already a bit behind with AMD’s latest generation components, including the Ryzen 9 5950X and AMD Radeon 6800XT. Other specs include up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, up to 4TB of m.2 SSD storage, and Cooler Master’s exclusive V850 SFX Gold power supply. You should wonder (or hope) that Cooler Master might change the specs to something new before release.

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What Cooler Master is pushing with Cooling X is naturally part cooling solutions. Both the CPU and GPU are liquid cooled, with coolant passing through side panels with 21-fin heatsinks. Fluid moves from the radiator to the left panel, pump, CPU, GPU, right panel, then back to the radiator and repeat the process.

The chassis mirrors elements of the company’s iconic Cosmos case, with a handle on top, but at a much smaller size of 14.63 x 10.47 x 5.88 inches. The company says the system is small enough to carry around (at 38.1 pounds, which is debatable), or at least fit on a desk.

Cooler Master will have a few more PCs in Q3, including an Intel NUC with a 12th Gen Intel Core i9 and an AIOX NUC (also codenamed) that uses a custom cooler made by Cooler Master. . This isn’t the first time Cooler Master has experimented with his NUC. Ultimately he suggested that with a NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element and a Core i9-9980HK he would launch KFConsole, but it never materialized.

The company also said it would release a complete system based on its Case Mod contest winners, Shark X and Sneaker X, using ITX motherboards, SFX power supplies, and AIO coolers. Cooler Master claims that the Sneaker X can mount a 360mm radiator on the bottom of the case without forming air bubbles. The Shark X fits his 120mm AIO CPU cooler and has a Wi-Fi antenna on the rear fins.

There is also a Mini X with interchangeable side panels. It also uses an ITX motherboard and his SFX power supply, with Cooler Master confirming the latest components like his Nvidia RTX 4000 and AMD 7000 series GPUs. It delves into retro colors, similar to what we’ve seen recently on Dell’s refreshed G15.

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