Cooler Master Cosmos S Case

Introduction & Specifications

Introduction & Specs
 
If you're about the same age as me, there's every chance you'll look back fondly at the days of Cooler Master's ATCS series tower cases. They had understated style, high quality craftsmanship and used only the finest of materials. In fact, probably one of the biggest regrets of my life as a computer techie was selling off my extremely rare (well nowadays at least) Cooler Master Black Widow. It almost didn't matter that you needed to sell body parts just to get one, the fact that it had a paint job better than mostCooler Master Cosmos S £50k cars totally made you forget the substantial hole in your wallet.
 
Of course, a lot has changed since then - and although looks still carry significant weight, the success of a modern PC case is equally influenced by its ability to cool the latest Quad-Core, Triple SLI setup with minimal noise. In addition to this, many enthusiasts (and even average joe's) have made a departure from the regular heatsink and fan combination cooling in favor of  more elaborate water cooling systems that often require quite drastic case modifications in order to house the bulky radiators.
 
Cooler Master did a damn good job of ticking most of these boxes with their previous Cosmos 1000 case, but as the saying goes "there's always room for improvement" and today we'll be finding out if the latest addition to the Cosmos range has made it any closer to becoming the perfect all-round case. Enter the Cosmos S....
 
Since its introduction, Cooler Master's COSMOS PC Chassis has garnering numerous awards and accolades around the world. Today, the best just got better as Cooler Master unleashes the COSMOS S Chassis, featuring a new racing design, a touch-sensitive panel, and a gamut of user-friendly features, the COSMOS S is the evolution of the ultimate PC enclosure.

When laying eyes on the COSMOS S for the first time, one is immediately drawn in by its sleek contours and exhilarating styling. Inspired by the some of the world's finest race cars, the COSMOS S exudes both speed and sophistication. From the meshed front and side panels to the brushed aluminum finish, the COSMOS S is pure lust, offering an enclosure fit for evolved sensibilities of the discriminating PC enthusiast.
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S
 
While the previous Cosmos case used a combination of steel and Aluminium for the frame and side panels, Cooler Master have upped the anti on the Cosmos S, going for Aluminium all round. Of course, there are still some parts of the case that use plastic, but thankfully (as we'll find out over the next few pages) these blend in quite well with the overall appearance of the case and don't look too tacky.
 
Cooling has also been upgraded on the Cosmos S, with the case being able to support up to six 120mm fans (3 included) and a huge 200mm, 150cfm fan slapped on one of the case doors for good measure. This is a massive improvement over the Cosmos 1000 which only supported five 120mm fans and didn't feature any elaborate side panel cooling.
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Most Recent Comments

24-02-2008, 08:21:10

JN
"We take a look at Cooler Master's all-aluminium (well nearly) Cosmos S case"

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...144035858s.jpg

Cooler Master Cosmos S Case

24-02-2008, 08:38:28

ionicle
now that looks like a nice case...

especially for watercoolers

i'm guessing if you wanted to, if not watercooling, you could have 3 120 mil fans just on the top of the case, blowing hot air out, which would work like convection

24-02-2008, 08:52:07

Mr. Smith
It's ok; too much plastic (any plastic on a case is too much) and doesnt accept thermochill rads :/

24-02-2008, 09:33:54

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mr. Smith'
It's ok; too much plastic (any plastic on a case is too much) and doesnt accept thermochill rads :/
Yeah problem with thermochill rads is if you design a case to take one, it wont take anything else...and the global distribution of thermochill pretty much sucks

24-02-2008, 11:18:32

Luigi
Just a little heads up, the last page on the page selector is called "double click to edit"..

I havent had a chance to read through it all, this may be explained but whats the 24pin for?

24-02-2008, 11:58:58

FarFarAway
Oops so it is, changed

Case looks nice, fantastic to be a 360mm RAD ready

24-02-2008, 12:18:26

equk
I think it looks good for cooling and nice to be ready for watercooling etc.

It's a shame it looks really plasticy and cheap (even if it isn't)

Looks like Alienware meet Lian-Li

02-04-2008, 05:00:38

XenoMorpH-TDI
Looking at the back of the CosmosS. The casefan is much larger than standard casefan. I don't think CoolIT WC setups won't be able to fit on it?

02-04-2008, 05:11:37

da2ca
I really like it. If i was looking for a new case it would make the short list, no probs.

02-04-2008, 07:57:17

!TIMMY!
Very good review, looks a great case of internal water cooling. Timmy loves Coolermaster cases

18-05-2010, 17:18:22

hadesan
I love this case - lots of room for everything. One problem is the right side of the case and cable management. It gets somewhat tight with the support bars that are in place. Looking to water cool and will see how it goes for that.
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