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Saturday, 07 January 2012 12:19

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower reviewed

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Unprecedented control with a saucy price tag

 Our today’s guest is Cooler Master’s Cosmos II Ultra Tower. The case packs many unique features but it’s the size that’s quite impressive. 

 

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You won’t realize how gargantuan Cosmos II Ultra Tower is until you have a reference point. The following photo shows it next to our favorite case – Cosmos S. 

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It’s obvious that Cosmos II Ultra Tower isn’t quite the successor to Cosmos S, as the two aren’t in the same category to begin with. Cosmos II Ultra Tower belongs to extreme categories of ultra-tower cases, something you don’t quite see every day. Cosmos II Ultra Tower’s specs say a lot about its unique design, e.g. the case will hold 13x 3.5’’ drives and CPU coolers up to 19cm tall. 

 

Model Number

RC 1200 KKN1

Color

All Black

Material

Aluminum Mesh, Plastic, Case body: Steal

Dimensions

( W ) 344 x ( H ) 704 x ( D ) 664 mm
( W ) 13.5 x ( H ) 27.7 x ( D ) 26.1 inch

Net Weight

22 KG / 48.5 lbs

Motherboard Type

Micro-ATX, ATX, e-ATX, XL-ATX, SSI CEB, SSI EEB

5.25" Drive Bay

3

3.5” Drive Bay

13 ( 2 from X-docking, Mid cage for 5 HDDs, Bottom cage for 6 HDDs)

2.5” Drive Bay

11 ( converted from 3.5“ bay )

Cooling System

Front:

200 mm LED fan x 1, 700 RPM, 19dBA ( converted from 140 mm fan x 1 )

Top:

120 mm black fan x 1, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA ( converted from 200 mm fan x 1 / 140 mm fan x 2 / 120 mm fan x 3 )

Rear:

140 mm fan x 1, 1200 RPM, 19 dBA ( converted from 120 mm fan x 1 )

( converted to 120 mm fan )

HDD:

Mid, HDD: 120 x 25 mm fan x 1 ( optional )

Bottom, HDD: 120 mm fan x 2, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA

Side:

120 mm fan x 2 ( optional )

Expansion Slots

10+1

I/O Panel

USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 4, e-SATA x 1, Audio In and Out ( Supports HD audio )

Power Supply Type

Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V

Maximum Compatibility

CPU cooler height: 190 mm / 7.48 in
GPU card length: 385 mm / 15.5 in



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0 #1 Deanjo 2012-01-07 16:17
Finally a case with some breathing room. I wish there were more full tower cases out there that didn't look like it was part of the autobot clan. I'll be ordering one of these for sure.
 
 
0 #2 jonny80s 2012-01-07 19:43
I'ld buy this case just for the door hinges. I've been looking for one like this for a long time. Modding normal doors isn't too hard, but for the price some of these cases go for... they should be built in.
 
 
+1 #3 robert3892 2012-01-07 21:49
Some people might cringe at the price tag but this is mostly an all aluminum chassis except for some bits and pieces. This case is mostly perfect especially if you want to stick an EVGA SR-2 motherboard in it. I have only one very minor complaint. I would have liked to have seen a windowed side panel as I like to show off my hardware.
 
 
-1 #4 Deanjo 2012-01-07 22:01
Quoting robert3892:
I would have liked to have seen a windowed side panel as I like to show off my hardware.


Oh heck no. Windows look like crap after a while. I very much prefer the stealthy look. Wanna show off your hardware then pop off the side to show it especially considering how easy of a task that is with the Cosmos line.

Functionality > tackiness
 
 
-1 #5 Kryojenix 2012-01-07 23:55
Quoting Deanjo:
Functionality > tackiness

A flat top would be nice then.

I'm always dumping stuff onto the top of my faithful Thermaltake Xaser V - in fact, my router lives there.
 
 
-1 #6 Deanjo 2012-01-08 02:13
Quoting Kryojenix:
Quoting Deanjo:
Functionality > tackiness

A flat top would be nice then.

I'm always dumping stuff onto the top of my faithful Thermaltake Xaser V - in fact, my router lives there.

The top acts as a air tunnel for the top fans (like the other Cosmos cases). You would be loosing efficiency in cooling by making it flat.
 
 
-1 #7 Kryojenix 2012-01-08 04:46
How the hell would I be losing (not 'loosing') efficiency by making the top flat?! It'd still have holes in for air to escape.

It's only if whatever I dump on top covers those holes that I'd lose efficiency. (note: 'lose', not 'loose')

Although I mentioned my permanently stationed router, which does not cover the top vent on my Xaser V, mostly I was talking about being able to dump a thing on top of the PC case temporarily, versus not being able to put things there at all because they slide off the fashion-handles/roundtop.
 
 
-1 #8 pogsnet 2012-01-09 04:23
Why desktops with handle on top is getting common? Does gamerz travel with desktop these days? Kinda odd, and i don't wanna carry my gaming rig anywhere unless necessary.
 
 
-1 #9 Loki 2012-01-10 17:26
Well that price s u c k s. In US price is 350$ and in EU 350€ which is not the same.
350$ is around 274€, so here in the EU we are paying almost 80€ or 100$ more. :cry:
 

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