Cooler Master Cosmos S Case

Packaging & External Looks

Packaging and External Looks
 
While Cooler Master have dropped the "Sport" part of the Cosmos' name since it was originally spotted at CES at the beginning of the year, the cases curves and air louvres are still akin to the looks of a race car. With this in mind, we dumped the usual Overclock3D photography booth in favour of the nearby car park (you liar, the case wouldn't fit in the booth - ed).
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Packaging Cooler Master Cosmos S Box
 
As you'd expect from any case manufacturer, the Cosmos S is shipped inside a large double walled cardboard box, with some pretty pictures and basic specifications plastered all over it. Whipping out my set of house keys and cutting through the Sellotape seal at the top of the box didn't reveal anything out of the ordinary either - just the usual Styrofoam molds that get a bit messy if you accidentally break it.
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Brown Bag Cooler Master Cosmos S Packaging
 
However, rather than being confronted by the usual clear Polythene bag that makes getting your brand new case out of the box so tricky, Cooler Master have opted for a rather rugged brown sack. This meant that all we needed to do was lift the case up by the knot in the middle of the sack and take it out of the box; avoiding any of the fear associated with Polythene bags ripping and a 13kg case falling to our feet!
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Front Cooler Master Cosmos S Front
 
Coolermaster Cosmos S Drive Bay Cooler Master Cosmos S Front
 
Starting around the front of the case we can see that the Cosmos S has certainly borrowed a lot of its design from its elder brother; the Stacker. A total of ten 5.25" bays are on show, each with their own meshed grill and fabric filter. Three of these bays are taken up by the case's hard disk rack, leaving the remaining seven for those of us with a lot of DVD-RW drives!
 
Any Stacker owners reading this review will remember just how much of a pain in the backside removing the drive bezels was. Thankfully, Cooler Master have added a hinged door at the front-right of the case, which can be opened allowing for easy removal and re-installation of the bezels.
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Top Cooler Master Cosmos S Air Louvers
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Fan Grill Cooler Master Cosmos S Top
 
The top of the Cosmos is where things really start to get exciting with a total of three 120mm fan grills partially stealthed underneath a meshed cover. Could this be one of the first (readily available) cases in history to support a triple radiator? We'll find out in just a sec.
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Switches
 
Cooler Master have also given the power and reset switches a rather nifty makeover. Gone are the usual "clicky" style switches in favour of touch sensitive illuminated areas of the top console. This most definitely adds a certain "wow" factor to the case, but at the same time also adds a lot of nasty smudged finger prints.
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Left Side Cooler Master Cosmos S Right Side
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Brushed Cooler Master Cosmos S Fan
 
Both side panels are made from heavily brushed 1.5mm thick Aluminum which is a nice departure from the razor thin, ultra flimsy aluminum sheets used on a lot of the mid-range Aluminum cases. As we've already mentioned, the left-side of the case  features a 200mm fan, which pushes a whopping 150cfm of air out of the case. No overheating graphics cards here!
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Back Cooler Master Cosmos S Tubing Holes
 
While the back of the Cosmos S is fairly bog standard, Cooler Master have placed two holes above the motherboard area to facilitate the use of an external radiator. Obviously the question on all watercooling enthusiasts minds at this point is "can it take 1/2" ID tubing?"....and yes it fits perfectly.
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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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