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Cooler Master tinkers with Cosmos, Cosmos S rises

Cooler Master tinkers with Cosmos, Cosmos S rises

Cooler Master's Cosmos S looks to be a more refined design than the original Cosmos.

Cooler Master has shown us that it has worked to refine its Cosmos design in order to make a case that’s more tailored towards gamers and those that are looking for better cooling performance.

That chassis is known as the Cosmos S and Cooler Master was keen to point out that it has made a number changes to the original design.

The first that became apparent to us was the touch sensitive power button which, the company says, is switched using the capacitance when your finger presses on it for a couple of seconds. Much like the CM Stacker of old, the whole of the front of the case can be used for 5.25” drives if you feel the need to that kind of thing.

Inside though, Cooler Master is using the same quick release clamps that it used on the Cosmos’ 5.25” drive bays.

In addition, Cooler Master has listened to user feedback and you can now install a 120.3 radiator in the top without having to butcher your system with a Dremel and cable management has also been improved further too.

Cooler Master’s representatives told us that the case is expected to go on sale in March and has an estimated retail price of around £150 (inc. VAT) which, given the features, doesn’t sound like bad value for money. Of course, that’s not to say it’s cheap though... but then most ‘gaming’ products from other manufacturers aren’t cheap either.

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E.E.L. Ambiense 18th January 2008, 14:13 Quote
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...and the interior construction is now all-aluminum instead of sheet steel. The result is a light, strong case...
Just what I was waiting for! I had hoped the rumors were correct.
Redbeaver 18th January 2008, 14:13 Quote
it still... lloks like a regular cosmos..... :P

and i wonder about the durability of a touch sensor....
FaSMaN 18th January 2008, 14:46 Quote
All the 5 1/4 inch drive bays make it look ordinary now,I liked the old designs removable hard drive feature :(
Dreaming 18th January 2008, 15:02 Quote
Also note:
- weight been reduced slightly (I think about half a kilo, lol)
- hard drive caddy system disappeared
naokaji 18th January 2008, 15:16 Quote
a case that can fit a 120.3 rad without any sort of modding? about time, i really love it that finally some company had the guts to do that.
E.E.L. Ambiense 18th January 2008, 16:10 Quote
I did a little digging and found this:
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CoolerMaster dropped the front door to improve ventilation, added vents and a 200mm fan to the side panel, provides extra HDD ventilation with a red LED fan in the front and upped the amount of fans in the top from two to three. Included with the case is one 120mm front fan, two 120mm top fans, one 120mm rear fan and a 200mm side fan that blows 150CFM on your graphics card. Cooler Master also says that a 120mm x3 radiator will fit inside the top of the case.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff202/eelambiense/coolermaster_cosmos_s_preview.jpg
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff202/eelambiense/coolermaster_cosmos_s_inside.jpg
LVMike 18th January 2008, 18:10 Quote
hummmm...... i like it
biff 18th January 2008, 20:17 Quote
I like the replacing the louvers with mesh. I know the sliding cover for the top ports is a good idea but I don't think it looks as good. I'm also not so sure all will like the absence of the HDD caddies. Sure they were not good for there in tended purpose but some (like me) will like the extra space once you cut them out for rads. Yeah the different grills at the top make a standard 3x120 rad easy to mount but no way dual HC's will fit up there.

Also what's with the quick release 5 1/4" hardware??? How many people out there are swapping their optical drives that often that removing a few screws is too much of an inconvenience.?

It's not for me, I prefer the standard one but it is nice to have options as everyones needs will be different. Either way they are great cases.
DougEdey 18th January 2008, 20:34 Quote
I must be the only one in the world who thinks this is still ugly.
Cadillac Ferd 18th January 2008, 20:57 Quote
I like it, the thing I really did not like at all about the old Cosmos was that cheap feeling plastic front door! I'm glad its gone, makes the whole case look better.
E.E.L. Ambiense 18th January 2008, 21:19 Quote
I guess I just like the aluminum construction this time around, and the Stacker-esque likenesses. With all those bays up front, I'm picturing dual 120 fans filling 6 of the bays (with a 120.2 rad...), a single optical drive in the other bay....120.3 up top for the second loop. I'd knock out the side mesh thing with the 200mm fan on it and replace it with acrylic or something. I do like this version though more than the original 1000.
speedfreek 18th January 2008, 21:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cadillac Ferd
I like it, the thing I really did not like at all about the old Cosmos was that cheap feeling plastic front door! I'm glad its gone, makes the whole case look better.

I hate doors, nothing but a pita when it comes to actually using your drives. It makes me wish I had the new cosmos instead of the heavy hard drive cooker I have sitting next to me.

I hope a review in in order.
completemadness 18th January 2008, 23:25 Quote
looks a bit fugly to me :o But the features are definetly nice :)
biff 19th January 2008, 04:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
I must be the only one in the world who thinks this is still ugly.

I doubt that! I was condiering one of the Antecs like a P182 or so as I'm really not big on *bling* which the cosmos looks like in the pics But they really are more sleek than what they look like in the pics so I actually got one of these instead. And since it was bought with the intent on modding anyway so I'm hoping to dull down some of the bling it does have. It does look like they are starting add more flash to it which I like less.

Each to their own I suppose.
WhiskeyAlpha 19th January 2008, 07:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by naokaji
a case that can fit a 120.3 rad without any sort of modding? about time, i really love it that finally some company had the guts to do that.

Umm, Mountain Mods have been doing it for years. Not for any old 120.3 rad either I'll have you know ;). In fact it's purposefully constructed with the intention of mounting a Thermochill 120.3 in the front.

/Back on topic: This is a sexy looking case though.
naokaji 19th January 2008, 19:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyAlpha
Umm, Mountain Mods have been doing it for years. Not for any old 120.3 rad either I'll have you know ;). In fact it's purposefully constructed with the intention of mounting a Thermochill 120.3 in the front.

/Back on topic: This is a sexy looking case though.

yes, mountainmods cases do have native rad support, there are even some models that have support for two rads. but, have you checked the price on them?
a normal case + all tools for making a rad fit = cheaper than a mm case. they even make lian-li bigtowers look like a bargain.
The_Beast 19th January 2008, 19:13 Quote
Still looks great
Yemerich 20th January 2008, 02:39 Quote
but they insist doing the conections on top of the case. Is it a case to go under the desk? If it is they should make it look like a drawer or something...
ryanjleng 20th January 2008, 04:25 Quote
They finally add a cover to the CMStacker's top facing front panel and USB. Been bugging them to do something about it.

Nice.
Deadsailor21 20th January 2008, 04:58 Quote
Is it me or is there no pictures of the side panel at CES....but that 200mm big boy look alike fan is pretty cool. probably the reason there was no side panel on the CES model was cause their own V8 cpu cooler is to tall for the side panel to be put on with the fan. kinda sad since both products are made from the same company but incompatible with each other without making a compromise. other wise a nice case. :D
HourBeforeDawn 20th January 2008, 07:38 Quote
now this is a kickass upgrade and what I have been waiting for ^_^
[USRF]Obiwan 21st January 2008, 11:23 Quote
Nice case! But i dont like the 200mm big fan in the sidepanel. Is there a optional windows/plain sidepanel?
curme 21st January 2008, 11:40 Quote
Is it just me, or does it look like the 'Aperture Science' pc we all kicked over in 'Portal'? Quick! Someone less inebriated as I, produce a screenshot!
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