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COOLER MASTER Wave Master TAC-T01-E1C Silver All Aluminum Alloy ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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  • All Aluminum Alloy ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB2.0 ; 2 x Audio ; 1 x IEEE1394 Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Great Case With Fatal Flaws

Pros: I normally don't rate a product this low. Please don't get me wrong, this case is a very cool looking, well built case, but it has one fatal flaw that shows itself over time. I bought two of these cases about two years ago. Each machine is identical, 3.0Ghz Xeon with Supermicro motherboard. When I first got the cases I was really impressed with them and their features.

Cons: But the problems is heat build-up. Its only air intake holes are in the front - and they are small round holes, very few and easily get clogged. While the case has two front fans, they really don't get much cool air through these holes. I even tried leaving some card slots open in the back, but still had over-heating problems. One of the worst problems was that I think I over-cooked the hard drive and it failed in about 8 months.

Other Thoughts: What this case needs is more air intakes and ventilation. I wound up drilling holes in the sides of the case and puting in an addition fan. After doing this the tempeture dropped to acceptable levels. The case dosen't look as cool with my home-made cooling mods, but it is much cooler inside. I am surprised that Coolmaster has not addressed and fixed this problem themselves years ago, since this case was introduced in 2003. Besides most cases these days have huge blower fans and huge air intakes. Bottom line, great case, but the over-heating is a killer.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Wave Master

Pros: Very Solid construction. Not too big and definately not too small.

Cons: The pins for the ports on the top (usb, audio, etc) did not match up with Gigabyte MB, useless, but it also came with a 80mm fan port/grill to put up there instead.

Other Thoughts: Classy

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
4/ 5
good case

Pros: Good solid case, front door is removable, nice finish. No major problems with the product so far.

Cons: Weak fans don't circulate air well and are very loud compared to how much they do, only 80mm fans (no upgrading to a larger size)...however, they will get the job done for an average setup.

Other Thoughts: The ports on top of the case may not be accessible if the case is under a desk. Any add-ons to the front 5.25 bays with large buttons or knobs might keep the door from closing. I am going to upgrade my fans which should improve the air circulation at a low price.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
5/ 5
Beautiful

Pros: I felt like one of the guys at Orange County Choppers as I set this baby up! Top notch all the way. Best case installation I've ever done.

Cons: This thing won't fit under the desk! In fact, it could REPLACE my desk. Yeah, it's big.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Not perfect, but what is?

Pros: Looks great. High quality. Everything fits nicely.

Cons: Poor airflow. Hard to access the front drive bays.

Other Thoughts: I've had this case for 3 years, and have no plans to replace it. It can be a pain removing drives, or replacing the front case fans, but how often do most of us do that?

Also, my solution for the airflow problem was to install a 120mm intake fan on the side, and replace the USB ports and such on the top with an 80mm exhaust fan.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
my favorite case

Pros: this case is a piece of art!!!I don't know why more companies aren't trying to give there cases this kind of appeal.this is my 3rd time buying the same case

Cons: I wish it came with a side window...but the manufacturer does make one,for this case

Other Thoughts: I only order from newegg... Once you know...

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Solid Case

Pros: Great case. Lots of thumbscrews abound. Very easy to work in and around.

Cons: Magnetic door latch is weak. My leg often bumps into it and opens the drive door. Drive bay shields are secured with screws , not pressured in, so in order to replace or remove them you need a screwdriver. A bit of a time waster there. The top mounting USB and firewire and HD Audio connections should be placed in front of the case, not on the top!

Other Thoughts: It still needs some work to be a perfect case, but it's fine for my needs. Quality is nice, but I'll probably go back to an InWin or Lian Li case for my next one.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Nice Case!

Pros: nicely put together, good instructions. Overall a very nice case

Cons: None so far

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