Cooler Master Previously
Cooler Master is manufacturer of computer hardware based in Taiwan. It was found in the year of 1992. The company produces a wide range of products like computer cases, power supplies, air and liquid CPU coolers, laptop cooling pads, and computer peripherals. Along with this business, Cooler Master also is an original equipment manufacturer of cooling devices for other manufacturers including NVIDIA (VGA coolers), AMD (CPU coolers), and EVGA (motherboard heatsinks).
New Step of Cooler Master
Cooler Master is better known for its range of PC cases and cooling accessories for bigger equipment. Now it has dipped its toe into the world of the Raspberry Pi, by releasing its cool first case designed for the Raspberry Pi 4. Rather than offering the case for general retail for public openly, Cooler Master has taken the unusual route of setting up a Kickstarter to support the case.
About the Pi Case
The new case for the Raspberry Pi 4, Pi Case 40 is a passively cooled aluminum case. It has been designed to enclose the Raspberry Pi 4 in an aluminum shell which draws the heat away from the board directly. If the temperature goes above 80°C (176°F) of Raspberry Pi 4, it will throttle the CPU. And while in normal operation this is rarely an issue, overclocking the Raspberry Pi 4 or heavy workloads will generate enough heat to hit the throttle trigger for general purposes.
As by the description this case is exclusively designed for Raspberry Pi 4. All of the ports are cut to match the new layout of Raspberry Pi 4. A hatch on the side of the case provides access to the GPIO (General-Purpose Input/Output). But it does prevent the use of HATs (Hardware Attached on Top). An often-requested feature for the Raspberry Pi is a power button and this case has a configurable power button to safely power up and down the Raspberry Pi 4.
How could you buy the Case?
Cooler Master has not released any details on price, but you can sign up to the wait list to secure your case with 25% off the final retail price.