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Cooler Master Pi Case 40

Closer Look

The Pi Case 40 comes in a simple carton box. I have no objections to that. It is small, simple, probably enviromental friendly and it fits the Raspberry pi perfectly. Even funnier is that they printed the manual on the box. So don’t throw it away. You can still download a “proper” manual from Cooler Master.

And here it is. The small Cooler Master Pi Case 40. One interesting detail is the space for the Cooler Master logo. Look at the top. There is a outline there for the logo. But it is not there. On the other side, on the translucent bottom, there is also a space for a logo and nothing there. It is as if Cooler Master decided in the end to not put to much branding on the case but decided that to late so that the spaces for the logo alread was there. Or it is intentionally …

On this side you see the holes for the various connectors (mini-HDMI, USB-C).

Here you see the cut-outs for the USB- and ethernet ports.

The GPIO-pins are protected by rubber flap. If you look closer we see the issue with the GPIO-pins. The top row should be on the bottom if you would follow the Raspberry Pi-specs.

The bottom is partly translucent so that you can see the motherboard inside. This is also where you attach the pieces for the VESA-mount.

Opening the case up we see the 90 degree adapter for the GPIO-pins. You can also clearly see the piece of the case that will be in contact with the CPU to draw heat to the outside of the case.

The bottom is not completely translucent.

Here are the piece for the VESA-mount.

Allen wrench, a few screws and the heat-pads.

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