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Saturday, 07 January 2012 12:19

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower reviewed - The Package

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Unprecedented control with a saucy price tag

 

We usually receive cases in a box carried by couriers, but this time the courier had to get help. Namely, the package is huge and the case alone weighs 22kg. The box was a bit beaten and even punctured in one spot but the case still survived.

 

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The pictures you see on the back of the case are as big as some smaller HTPC cases. All the details are visible and nicely explained. 

 

 

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The case comes wrapped in Styrofoam and nylon. 



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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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