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Cooler Master Cosmos S

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Koradhil 22nd February 2008, 09:51 Quote
Brilliant case, much better than the original in my opinion (while the original was great to start with). Did you know the initial name was Cosmos Sport? I expect to see this baby in real life when I visit CeBIT on march 5 and 9. My own Cosmos 1000 mod (Protoss) will be on display there too.

When will Bit-Tech be visiting CeBIT ?
Koradhil 22nd February 2008, 10:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tile
Looks like Coolermaster has a good case. The original Cosmos had a severe drawback - no hard drive cooling.
I have 4 harddisks in my Cosmos, and no problems with heat whatsoever. The key is having enough outtake fans so air will be pulled from the bottom, past the harddisks.
[USRF]Obiwan 22nd February 2008, 10:31 Quote
it looks like a BSG Cylon. This will probably my next case in follow up on my current dual wc Lian-li 70 case.

But I have just one question. Can it have a window in the door?
Cheap Mod Wannabe 22nd February 2008, 10:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tile
Looks like Coolermaster has a good case. The original Cosmos had a severe drawback - no hard drive cooling.

I was about to say the same thing. I have 3 Sata drives that are doing quite fine. So although a small drawback (most used drive reaches 53C) it is definitely not a severe one. My major annoyance of the old Cosmos is the design behind right side panel where there is no freedom to cable manage how you want due to lack of space between these bars and the panel. So the only way to cable manage is basically the way they intended it, which is quite messier than what I did, and then found the panel would not close properly, nor stay closed.
Bauul 22nd February 2008, 10:39 Quote
Slight wording problem in the article

Last page:
"Either way, the temperatures for the Cosmos S are less than we could have hoped for "

Do you mean "Either way, the gains in temperature reduction for the Cosmos S are less than we could have hoped for", as what you wrote is actually that the temperatures in the Cosmos S are lower than you could have hoped for, implying it has amazing cooling.

Good review though, v. pretty case, if crazy packaging.
CardJoe 22nd February 2008, 10:46 Quote
"Either way, the temperatures for the Cosmos S are less impressive than we could have hoped for "

Fixed for clarity.
naokaji 22nd February 2008, 11:19 Quote
isnt that the case that you had some news some time ago that it would fit a rad in the top? if my memroy serves me correct please test out if that actually works, if not ignore, anyway, good review, the case looks like it has some potential, just too much plastic on it.
[USRF]Obiwan 22nd February 2008, 11:40 Quote
Also, what are the case outer dimensions?
CardJoe 22nd February 2008, 11:42 Quote
(W) 266 x (H) 598 x (D)628 mm
CardJoe 22nd February 2008, 12:52 Quote
Not entirely true actually. Over cooled drives fail more often than over heated drives.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/18/massive-google-hard-drive-survey-turns-up-very-interesting-thing/
sl1xx 22nd February 2008, 13:07 Quote
for me there is nothing really new or gripping about the case,that said the packaging looks cool...
E.E.L. Ambiense 22nd February 2008, 13:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF]Obiwan
But I have just one question. Can it have a window in the door?

More than likely, yes.
E.E.L. Ambiense 22nd February 2008, 13:46 Quote
My next case. Hands-down. Thanks, CM. And thanks BT for the review! ;)
Jipa 22nd February 2008, 14:44 Quote
Maybe I just didn't read the review carefully enough, but to me it seems just like the original stacker with some shapes slapped on the outside of the case. I don't like it at all.
Rocket733 22nd February 2008, 16:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by E.E.L. Ambiense
My next case. Hands-down. Thanks, CM. And thanks BT for the review! ;)

hehe the case addiction striking again!

Nice review, I like the color of the case more but I still think I'm going to have to pass on this one.
Nitrix 22nd February 2008, 17:44 Quote
What about test to see if the 120.3 radiator actually fits in the top?
E.E.L. Ambiense 22nd February 2008, 18:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nitrix
What about test to see if the 120.3 radiator actually fits in the top?

Looking at the product page here (click on the pic showing the fans up top), I'd say that's a no. It looks to only fit HWLabs compatible footprints.

Edit: Well, at least without cutting on it, they won't. ;)
Cheap Mod Wannabe 22nd February 2008, 19:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
Not entirely true actually. Over cooled drives fail more often than over heated drives.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/18/massive-google-hard-drive-survey-turns-up-very-interesting-thing/

I was about to look for the same article, thanks.
Supra55 22nd February 2008, 21:40 Quote
Heh, looks like a Cylon off of BSG
rdhir 22nd February 2008, 23:06 Quote
Shorting motherboards with no explanation can often be fixed by the judicious use of paperwashers. Try above and below the screw holes. I find stick glue quite effective for low adhesion until screwed in place. Buy from maplin in packs of 50.
HandMadeAndroid 23rd February 2008, 02:47 Quote
Interesting side fan design, apart from that it's Samsonite suit case, just needs to be painted pink and have some little wheels.
TheLostSwede 23rd February 2008, 07:31 Quote
Well, it will work with Coolermasters own watercooling kits, but it only takes dual fan radiators, not tripple fan ones, as there's just enough space for three 120mm fans and as the radiators are bigger than the fans, it won't fit. The Aquagate Max will fit though - http://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?language=en&act=detail&tbcate=1&id=3855
E.E.L. Ambiense 23rd February 2008, 07:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by TheLostSwede
Well, it will work with Coolermasters own watercooling kits, but it only takes dual fan radiators, not tripple fan ones, as there's just enough space for three 120mm fans and as the radiators are bigger than the fans, it won't fit. The Aquagate Max will fit though - http://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?language=en&act=detail&tbcate=1&id=3855

:? Um, I'm sure it fits triple rads, there, man. It's common sense. Just look at the layout. If it has triple 120's up top, it'll fit a triple rad. You obviously lose the top IDE bay, but there's plenty of others.

Besides, the review states it specifically:
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On top of that the case then has ventilation points all over. There’s room in the top of the case for a decently-sized radiator if watercooling is your thing. In fact, this case could be the next best thing to the Silverstone TJ07 – there's space for a 120mm radiator in the base and the back and a 3x120mm in the roof!


Off-the-shelf kits like the Aquagate just don't take the place of a nice custom set-up.
Ownzyouall 4th March 2008, 14:32 Quote
NICE!! they finally made one in black.
Draculea 7th March 2008, 09:00 Quote
I can confirm it will not fit the PA120.3, neither the PA120.2. It will fit the PA120.1 but i have not tested it.

Both radiators have enough room to fit the case the problem is the distance between the fan holes. Thermochill uses weird 24.5mm (because of the stupid shroud) between the holes of the fans making the whole thing much longer than any triple radiator.

I can confirm it will fit just fine an Alphacool Extreme Triple Rad. I haven't measured the distance between the holes but it looks like a standard 15mm. So you will be able to fit any Black ICE rad. Thermochill is 24.5mm apart and Swiftech is 19mm apart so these 2 are out of the question.

Also you will need longer screws than the ones provided by the radiator manufacturer.
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