CoolerMaster

The Cooler Master story starts with a rogue product manager working on a hunch out of a rented apartment in Taipei. He had no funding, no support other than a single secretary who handled the admin while he set to work inventing, improving, making and marketing new products. His name was Roger, and he founded Cooler Master back in 1992.

Roger was the first to grasp that people would appreciate toolless motherboard heatsinks, and that cooling isn't just about heatsinks and fans, but air flow through the case as well. Inspired by cutting-edge stereo designs appearing from Japan, he challenged his engineers to make the industry's first aluminum PC case. They were handmade, high-value, market-leading products that sold out immediately.