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Item#: N82E16811119030

COOLER MASTER Wave Master TAC-T01-EK Black All Aluminum Alloy ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • All Aluminum Alloy ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Model

Brand
COOLER MASTER
Series
Wave Master
Model
TAC-T01-EK

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
All Aluminum Alloy
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
12" x 9.6" ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
4
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio / IEEE 1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
2 x 80mm front fan
1 x 80mm rear fan (Exhaust)
120mm Fans
No
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
21"x 7.8"x 18" (DxWxH)
Weight
Durable lightweight aluminum alloy that greatly reduces its weight (34% in comparison to casings made of iron).
Stylish curved front plate design.
Sophisticated machine processing for exotic smooth finish.
Removable motherboard tray for fast and easy assembly

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Cletus R.
  • 3/25/2007 2:53:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsBeautiful case, needs better ventilation

Pros: The case is very well made. All parts are nicely finished and have held up well.

The top mounted USB and audio are perfectly placed for a floor-mounted system.

Two fans blow cooling air over the hard drives. (See cons for more.)

Cons: This case needs better cooling. The design means that the front fans blow mostly recycled (warm) air over the hard drives. There isn't a way to get additional fresh air into the front without destroying the looks of the case.

The supplied fans are noisy. At this price range I expected quiet ball-bearing fans, not plain bearings. I've been much happier since I replaced the fans with magnetic-barometric bearing models.

Other Thoughts: This case has plenty of room behind the mobo tray and drive bays to hide cables for a clean installation if you get the optional windowed side panel.

The Praetorian 730 looks like it has better cooling in the same price range.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/16/2007 5:12:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExquisite Case

Pros: Exquisite finish inside and out! I like the Brushed Anodized Black finish very much. Anodizing is much sturdier then the Mirror Finish Black paint job some of these cases have. Anodizing doesn't show finger prints as much either. The inclusion of the top fan grate was a nice touch. I debated back and forth between this case and the COOLER MASTER Stacker RC-832-KKN1-GP for a number of weeks, though the Stacker is the Ultimate in ATX cases the price was the winning factor for me.

Cons: One rear exhaust fan. Two fans would improve the cases ventilation. I mounted the top fan which alleviated the cases breathing problem, but this reduced the number of accessible I/O ports.

Other Thoughts: My system:
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 mobo, Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz cpu, ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED cpu Fan/Heatsink, OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), GIGABYTE GV-NX76T256D-RH video card, Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB hard drive, SONY 18X DVD±R DVD Burner model DRU830A dvd writer, DELL USB Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard and Mouse... SWEET!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/4/2007 11:44:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case, but heat and ps cage are an annoyance

Pros: The quality of case is amazing. Hands down the best looking, feeling case I've seen.

Cons: Heat! Not sure why, maybe its the fans or something else, but the moment I open the case, my fans slow down (noticeably) and my CPU temps drop about 7-10 degrees C. But I'm my CPU is still running at a nice even 35-40 C idle using Core Temp. Bio's shows even lower temps. Not sure which one to follow.

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  • cindy H.
  • 1/5/2007 3:31:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid look, hard case to work with

Pros: This was my case of choice for my very first computer build back in October 2005 for it's style alone.

Cons: Maintence can actually be a pain to work with because the the over all around design in the back is all aluminmum filled with back end screws you have to take off before taking off the side covers and they can be difficult to snap them in place.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/8/2006 1:29:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautifully engineered case!

Pros: Beautiful finish inside and out. The anodized aluminum looks great. Nice that they include a fan grille for the top port as an option. Really happy with this purchase.

Cons: The airflow into the front was a little lacking due to the small intake holed drilled in the front panel. I had to enlarge the holes to get more air into the front of the case.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a beautiful case that will last you many years... this is the one for you. Not too heavy, but built like a tank... and the finish is just awesome.

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  • Russell B.
  • 12/4/2006 7:14:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsTerrible finish

Pros: Solid construction. Stylish design.

Cons: The finish is pathetic. I just received my replacement today and the finish is worse than on the first one. The paint was not applied consistently. It looks like water spots are all over one of the sides. I tried to rub them out but they are not coming out. I expected more for the money. Will be sending this one back and buying from a local retailer.

Other Thoughts: If the finish lived up to all the other reviews I would be very happy. I will not try a third time.

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  • Thomas C.
  • 8/28/2006 7:07:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful Case - 5 Stars

Pros: Beautiful. Stunning paint job.
Almost automotive quality paint.
Very Sharp. Metal is smooth, It looks like a $xxx case. Will impress all of your friends. Lightweight considering it's size. Easy access to everything. Spacious

Cons: Front Door magnet could be a little stronger.

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  • Scott S.
  • 8/23/2006 1:29:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice for the Price

Pros: Beautiful finish, sturdy construction, good (not excellent) airflow. All aluminum construction and removable motherboard tray.

Cons: Some compatibility issues with Antec TruePower power supplies (mounting holes not lining up), 80mm fans are a bit noisy.

Other Thoughts: Would prefer two 120mm fans as opposed to three 80mm fans. Accessory IO ports would be better placed on the front and not the top of the case.

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  • NJ I.
  • 8/4/2006 12:59:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Looks & Design

Pros: Awesome design, lots of interior space, shielded air intake, slot for fan on top of case, tons of expansion bays, loads of room especially considering it is a mid tower case. Sliding MB tray was a big help when installing the MB or if I need a little extra room to work around in there. Great design, excellent air flow (with top mounted fan (optional)), great looks, no regrets. :)

Cons: I kind of wish there was space for one more exhaust fan in the back, or more space for a 120mm fan on top. Air flow is very good though, so no complaints here really.

Other Thoughts: Installing everything into this case was a real breeze. This was my first time building my own PC too, and there were no problems. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this case again in the future, it really is awesome.

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  • Scott L.
  • 6/19/2006 5:24:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsso freakin awesome!!!

Pros: I have had this case for almost a year now and LOVE IT!!!! This case is like a piece of art! I work with clients all the time and they always compliment me on it! I am serious!! haha. I must say, it was worth every penny.

Cons: It is pricy... and the price looks to be the same as it was 1 year ago!! sweet je$u$!!

Other Thoughts: If I had to buy it all over again... I would!!!

But maybe in the yellow color?!

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