Date: November 1st, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: CoolerMaster
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COOLERMASTER CORPORATE PROFILE
Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industryís best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.
In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. It aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.
Cooler Masterís current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Its products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.
A critical component of Cooler Masterís ability to successfully pursue its mission is an unstinting commitment to quality, as demonstrated by the ISO 9001 certification granted to its main manufacturing plant in Taiwan. It has also enforced ISO guidelines and is in the process of applying for ISO 9002 certification at its second and third plants, located in China. Cooler Master has also implemented a number of analytical and testing protocols to ensure top quality, including at subcontractors, to further ensure thorough quality control. Moreover, Cooler Masterís dedication to quality extends beyond manufacturing to every aspect of its operation, including service.
Computer cases in today's market are split into two separate and unique genres with similar, but yet very different purposes. The obvious similarities is they both market's cases are made to safely house you computer system and supply ventilation for your vital computer components, but from there on, their paths diverge.
On one side you have your everyday computer user that considers the computer to be a tool for completing their day to day tasks and that is usually just about all they care about. The computer turns on, the computer turns off and all is well. They really could care less about what it looks like. For a humorous analogy, do you think a farmer would walk up to his tractor before going to the field for day and think "Hmmmm.... That there John Deere could really use some neon lights and some chrome wheels."
On the other side of the fence you have the gaming and enthusiast community who not only wants the function, but the form as well. With a taste for flare and individuality, enthusiasts aim to have a machine that not only fast when crunching gaming frames, but look good enough to have on display at the local art exhibit.
With those rules being set, today I will introducing the CoolerMaster Cavalier 1 Designer Computer Case which rides the knife's edge between the two fields as an attractive alternative for the mainstream user, but also would be an excellent case for an gamer as well.
Are you confused yet? Well, hopefully the next couple of pages will clear everything up.