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Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Case Review - Silent and Cool

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Introduction and Features

Introduction


Cooler Master has a good name in the world of PC enclosures with past success stories like the Stacker and even the WaveMaster.  The quality of these cases was always top notch, though the time between really great case designers has been longer than Cooler Master wanted.  The new Cosmos 1000 that we are reviewing today originally started as an upgrade to the Stacker series of cases but soon developed into a very different beast.


Cooler Master has put a serious marketing push behind the new Cosmos 1000 including some online contests.  They promise a lot: Performance meets Silence.   Whether or not they can deliver on that we shall soon see!


Features Outline (from CoolerMaster.com)


Superior Silent Environment:
   > Soundproof materials applied to build a quiet environment
   > Sound barrier design reduces vibration for silent operation
 
Thermal Solution:
   > Dual bottom air intakes to enhance air flow and reduce system noise
   > Six aluminum detachable HDD modules with ventilation holes for optimizing cooling performance
   > Side removable VGA cooling tunnel to advance thermal airflow.


Tool-free User-friendliness:
   > Patented finger pressing buttons for quickly maintaining or upgrading 5.25” drive devices
   > Tool-free design for opening side panel conveniently.


Cable Management:
   > Separate HDD modules make it easy to organize cable direction
   > Cable management system for better cable routing and neatness










































Available Color Chassis Appearance: Silver, Bezel: Black
Dimension (W / H / D) (W) 266 x (H) 598 x (D)628 mm (W) 10.4 x (H) 23.5 x (D) 24.7 in
Weight Net Weight : 16.9 kg ; Gross Weight : 18.9 kg 37.2 lbs ; 41.6 lbs
Material Chassis: Steel, Appearance: AL
Motherboards Extend ATX, ATX
5.25" Drive Bay 5 Exposed (without the use of exposed 3.5 inch drive bay)
3.5" Drive Bay 6 ( Hidden ) ; 1 Exposed (converted from one 5.25 inch drive bay)
I/O Panel USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE 1394 x 1, Audio x 1, SPK x 1, eSATA x 1
Cooling System Bottom fan ( intake ) :120x120x25 mm x 1, 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included),
Top fan (exhaust) : 120x120x25 mm fan x 2, 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included),
Rear fan (exhaust) : 120x120x25 mm x 1 (included),
HDD fan : 120x120x25 mm x 1 (optional),
VGA Wind
Expansion Slots 7
Power Supply PS2 / EPS 12V ( optional )
Other Exclusive Carrying Box


Included Extras


First up, we'll look at the little accessories that Cooler Master has included with the Cosmos 1000 such as tie downs and screws.



This interesting pod-like device is actually the place where Cooler Master has stashed the screws, motherboard stand offs and other items.  It is made of aluminum and both ends are removable plastic translucent caps.



In one end you'll find a handful of zip ties as well as the key-ring set of screw drivers which is actually all you really need for a system installation.  The packet of screws and stand offs comes from the other end of the accessory pod, but because there is a pouch of styrofoam inside of it, all the accessories should remain quiet inside.



Also in the case you'll find a bag of other, larger accessories including this 8-pin ATX power extender and eight plastic cable ties that attach to the inside of the enclosure.

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