Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,517 Reviews & Articles | 43,775 News Posts

Cooler Master Test Bench V1.0 Open Air Chassis Review - The Cooler Master Test Bench V1.0 Open Air Chassis

I needed a chassis to fit my needs that inspired an idea. Today lies what could be the ideal ticket.

By: | Open Air Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 18, 2011 5:16 pm
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

The Cooler Master Test Bench V1.0 (CL-001-KKN1-GP) Open Air Chassis

 

cooler_master_test_bench_v1_0_open_air_chassis_review_08

 

You can see what I mean when I said the design is simple. The Test Bench V1.0 offers just the necessities to get the system under way. Here we can see a large open area on the left for drives and wiring, and a matching large area to the right. This time though, you have room for the power supply just behind the pair of buttons.

 

cooler_master_test_bench_v1_0_open_air_chassis_review_09

 

The green button is for powering the motherboard and the red button is for reset. Both buttons are set into this steel panel that also carries the Cooler Master naming.

 

cooler_master_test_bench_v1_0_open_air_chassis_review_10

 

The right side of the Test Bench has a cut-away that gets folded in to use as a mounting spot for the power supply. In front of the opening is the Cooler Master logo, while behind it, you get Cooler MasterÂ…Lab.

 

cooler_master_test_bench_v1_0_open_air_chassis_review_11

 

Looking in this all black unit from the back, only the holes really show. There is a pair of holes at the top and the ventilation at the bottom of the unit that I will show in the next couple of images.

 

cooler_master_test_bench_v1_0_open_air_chassis_review_12

 

The left side has tabs cut out and folded in to support drives as they are slid into place. There are also various slots to accept included hardware for securing the devices in the Test Bench.

 

cooler_master_test_bench_v1_0_open_air_chassis_review_13

 

Looking down onto the top of the unit, Cooler Master has added holes for ATX and smaller motherboard risers. There is also a small hole above the drive bays for SATA cables and such, while the larger hole over the power supply will allow you to run the power wires under the motherboard for a cleaner look while testing. If the power supply didn't take up much of this hole, I would say it was possible to use to change back plates, but that would take some finesse while the PSU is in place.

 

cooler_master_test_bench_v1_0_open_air_chassis_review_14

 

The unit gets supported with four large rubber feet, while the steel floor gets some ventilation and a few more slots for mounting drives. You can use the slots on the right to install a 2.5" drive directly to the floor, freeing up a slot in the front for another device.

 

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

 

United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

Australia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at PLE Computer's website.

Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

 



Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Cases, Cooling & PSU content at our Cases, Cooling & PSU reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down