Project: Sapphire Stretched ‘n’ Shiny Cooler Master Wavemaster x1.5 Following the CeBIT consumer technology show in March Hannover, Germany this year. I was lucky enough to display Case mods on both the Cooler Master stand & also the Sapphire Tech stand. The after show booth party at Sapphire got a little messy as the following images suggest, eek! The two Cooler Master girls were spot on in looking after us politely of course. But on the whole the experience is always a good one, even six years on! Sapphire Tech after seeing a photo of a Stretched ‘n’ Shiny Wavemaster that I was working on in the background as a long term fill in project, they suddenly asked if they could use the unfinished chassis as a display case mod at this years Gadget Show Live event at the N.E.C in Birmingham next month. They felt it had a striking presents against some of the latest case mods in Satin black around at the moment. The Shiny Sleek Wavemaster x1.5 does tend to stand out somewhat and attract attention. All depends on your own preference I suppose? Specifications for the new case mod are as follows Project: Sapphire Stretched ‘n’ Shiny Cooler Master Wavemaster x1.5 Case – Heavily modified Cooler master Wavemaster x1.5 stock height Motherboard - Sapphire Tech Pure Black P67 hydra (CI7S42P67) Graphic’s – 2x Sapphire HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 CPU – Intel i5 2500 3.3GHz Memory – Kingston Hyper-X Genesis 8GB Hard Drive – O/S Kingston 96GB V+100 2.5" SATA-II SSD Storage – Samsung Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB PSU – Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W Water cooling Blocks & Radiators - EK Water blocks Water cooling Fittings – Bitspower Case moddding & water cooling accessories – SpecialTech PC Cooling Solutions Before I go into the opening couple of paragraphs, a real special thanks has to go out to all the manufacturers & e-tailors that have very kindly supported this project & made it a reality. Not one to turn down a challenge I accepted the very tight deadline for the case mod. The idea to Stretch a Wavemaster chassis was purely down to hardware constraints in an old style midi type chassis’s of day gone bye. I still think this is one of the best cases that Cooler Master have produced, it’s solid aluminium throughout, with the only plastic part being the on/off & reset buttons + mounting plate. The Wavemaster looks tall & sleek by being extended by ½ its height again in my opinion. Extending the case to 1.5x its original size offers some many different modding & cooling solutions as well & probably more importantly to be able to use the latest hardware available. More coming soon, thanks for looking.