Cooler Master AMMO 533 ATX Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by jmke @ 2006-02-01

Cooler Master jumps into the themed pre-modded chassis segment; does the AMMO have the ammunition to take out its opponents? We take a close look at its plug and play features, check out the thermal and noise performance and show you the ins and outs

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Intro & Specs


Cooler Master is a name known to many, they have been around for quite a few years now and have established themselves as a leading enclosure and 3rd party cooling manufacturer.

It is no secret that in the chassis market they have been leading the way with innovative products like the Wavemaster, Praetorian, Centurion and mighty Stacker series. All of these series have a distinctive classy style, brushed aluminum panels with not too flashy design fronts. While other companies have ventured into the themed chassis market segment Cooler Master did not carry a similar product, until now: enter the AMMO 533.

From the site:
Arm yourself with the proper equipment for the biggest LAN party of the year is serious business. Your reputation is on the line as you enter the battlefield with your enemies. Defend yourself from the best through your skills and gears. Are you prepared for battle? Grab the Cooler Master Ammo and fight!

Combine stylish design with a LAN party themed chassis and you get a product with unique looks and features. Cooler Master cases not only look good but come with features that ease installation and add more functionality. The AMMO is no different and comes packed with lots of neat ideas.

Like most cases, the AMMO comes in a box, and is protected from damage during transport by foam:

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The official specifications of the AMMO 533 are:

Cooler Master AMMO 533 Specifications


Plastic front bezel; SECC chassis; Aluminum details


Motherboard type

ATX, Micro ATX

Drive Bays

5.25" (5) 3.5" (1) 3.5" (4) Internal

Cooling System

Front intake: 120mm 1200rpm
Rear exhaust: 80/92/120mm (optional)

Expansion Slots


Special Functions

Easy Carrying Handle
Tool free installation PCI cards/HDD/CD drives

Front Panel

2 x USB 2.0 1 x IEEE1394 Firewire 1x Line output 1x Microphone input


485 mm (H) x 215mm (W) x 460mm (D)

Weight (without PSU)


do note that no Power Supply is included with this case

The outside is worth a detailed look, let’s turn the page ->
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