Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 23, 2012 - 05:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: cooler master, cosmos ii
Be warned, the obvious handles on the Cooler Master are there for a reason! That handy lip on the front of the case is not a handle, it is a spring loaded cover for your peripheral plugs and fan controller and should not be used to pick up the case. There are 11 card slots at the back of the case, just to give you an idea how big this case really is and in the front are 13 places to stash 3.5" or 2.5" drives. The official measurements are 27.7" x 13.5" x 26.1" (704 x 344 x 664 mm) so you will have no problems fitting in even the largest of GPU cards. The Tech Report is a little shocked by the $350 price tag but ended up deciding that the case was worth that much to anyone willing to pay the price.
"Cooler Master's latest creation is a follow-up to the revered Cosmos line of enthusiast enclosures. We put this super-sized newbie through its paces to see if the Cosmos II is worthy of carrying the torch."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Lian Li PC-90 Case/Chassis Review @ TechwareLabs
- Fractal Design Arc Midi Case @ Kitguru
- Anidees AI-06B Midi Tower PC Case Review @ Real World Labs
- Silverstone Raven 3 RV03 Computer Case Review @ Tweaknews
- Xigmatek Asgard Pro @ Rbmods
- NZXT Switch 810 Tower Case Review @ OCIA
- Fractal Design Define R3 USB 3.0 Case Review @ circuitREMIX
- Enermax Fulmo GT Big Tower Chassis @ Tweaktown
- Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Xigmatek XAF Series 140mm Fan Round-Up @ Legit Reviews
- Which is the Best Place to Install a Case Fan? @ Hardware Secrets
- Maingear Phase Changing Thermal Material - Epic T1000 @ Legit Reviews
- Evercool HPL-815 Low Profile CPU Cooler @ Kitguru
- Cooler Master Hyper 412 PWM CPU Cooler @ Hi Tech Legion
- Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler @ Modders-Inc
Cooler Master Aims to Impress
Right at the start of 2012, Cooler Master released a new case that was trumpeted as an "Ultra ATX" design. And while the name itself is purely a Cooler Master creation, the Cosmos II chassis fits the name more than anything we have seen in recent memory. Even though we posted this video on our PC Perspective YouTube channel before CES, I didn't get a chance to write up this short post and embed our host of images below.
This is an impressive chassis design with tons of features and great layout decisions that needs to be seen to be understood - hence the video review below!
Cooler Master's new Cosmos II case is going to cost you $349 and while that price is extremely high, the fact is this is designed exactly for the PC builder that doesn't want to compromise on anything. It weights nearly 50 pounds without a single component installed and feels like it could take more than its fair share of beating without showing damage. Still, it is unique and stylish enough to look good at the same time.
If you have the space and the money for the Cosmos II, then you will undoubtedly be happy with the purchase.
If you still want to see some photos of the Cosmos II, I have included an assortment of them below along with some descriptions and notes.