Cooler Master Shows Off Cosmos SE At GamesCom

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 24, 2013 - 02:17 PM |
Tagged: mid-tower, gamescom, cosmos se, cosmos, cooler master, aluminum

At GamesCom in Germany earlier this week, Cooler Master showed off an updated mid-tower version of its Cosmos S: the Cosmos SE. This new case was on display at the company's GamesCom booth and is an aluminum mid-tower clad in all black. The Cosmos SE shares a similar outward appearance and form factor to the existing (full tower) Cosmos S, except it is shorter and features a redesigned front bezel. The side panel window shape is the same on the two Cosmos S-series cases. The new Cosmos SE does keep the solid aluminum handles and raised legs, however. The front IO is located above the 5.25" bays on the top edge of the case and includes two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and two audio jacks.

Internally, the case can accommodate ATX motherboards, three 5.25" drives, and at least five 3.5" or 2.5" hard drives or SSDs. A bottom mounted power supply sits below the motherboard, but with enough room for two dual slot graphics cards.

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As far as cooling, the Cosmos SE can fit a 240mm radiator on the top of the case and a 360mm radiator with the front hard drive bays removed. Cable management has reportedly been tweaked as well.

The case looks nice but the ability to mount a 360mm rad (even at the cost of removing the 5.25" bays) to the top of the case would have been a welcome feature.

Unfortunately, beyond the photos coming out of GamesCom, details on the new case are scarce. Pricing and availability in particular are still unknown.

Are you excited for the Cosmos SE?


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August 24, 2013 | 03:24 PM - Posted by derz

Should give it to Morry as an experiment. I am sure he can fit it with a proper watercooled system. He's hardcore :)

August 24, 2013 | 09:47 PM - Posted by Branthog

I bought the Cosmos II almost two years ago. It is fantastic, for room. Huge heatsink and two 670s crammed into it . . . still plenty of space.

Originally intended to use the space to venture into water cooling, but found it wasn't even necessary. Not sure if, when I replace this rig in another year, I'll build a new system in the Cosmos II or jump to whatever new Cosmos they have out then.

For a mass-market retail case, it sure is damn nice.

August 25, 2013 | 02:11 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

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August 25, 2013 | 12:38 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Wow, sorry about that! -.- Fixed. 

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