Cooler Master’s sneaker-shaped PC is actually jaw-dropping

Cooler Master revealed two outrageous custom-built PC designs during its Chronos Summit event that celebrates the company’s 30th anniversary.

It’s about time we got more creative with PC chassis design. If you look at the market now, there’s plenty of plain black rectangular cases that all promote maximum airflow and customizable LEDs. But where’s the fun in that?

We should instead be taking a page from Cooler Master’s book, which just revealed the Sneaker X and Shark X custom-built PCs.

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“We’re really trying to break the boundaries of this traditional PC form factor,” Maurice Liu, Cooler Master’s business development manager, said during the Chronos Summit stream on Twitch.

He added that Cooler Master will be building these in a way where you can swap out parts and upgrade them easily.

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The Sneaker X design was based on a concept that modder JMDF submitted during Cooler Master’s Case Mod World Series in 2020. The designer said they drew inspiration from many brands like Nike, Adidas, Balenciaga and others. JMDF/YouTube

Now, JMDF’s unique design is going to made available to consumers through Cooler Master’s CMODX brand which makes high-end custom desktops.

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Cooler Master was still pretty vague on details with the Sneaker X. It said the custom-built PC will be compatible with high-end graphics cards and other high-performance hardware, and feature a unique water-cooling system.

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Four colorways

The Sneaker X will come in red, blue, light blue, and pink and Cooler Master is expecting to make these available for pre-order by the third quarter of 2022.

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If you’re not into sneakers, Cooler Master is also offering a shark-shaped version. The Shark X custom PC comes from the winner of its Case Mod World Series in 2019, where it became a viral sensation. The impressive case features RGB lighting from head to tail, all wrapped up in an intimidating mecha-shark design.

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Like the Sneaker X, there are very little details on the Shark X so far.

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We can expect the Shark X to have top-of-the-line specs and also be upgradable and customizable, according to Cooler Master. The release for the Shark X is a little more up in the air, with Cooler Master saying there could be a possible launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

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It’s a nice change of pace to see hardware companies try some more creative designs for its cases. These two new designs from Cooler Master are sure to draw some eyes to the brand, but others have also put out some cool concepts lately. Last month, EVGA revealed its no-case chassis design and CyberPowerPC designed a case that looks like it breathes through its front panel.


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