Cooler Master Cosmos S Case

Internal Layout

Internal Layout
 
If there's one thing that annoys the hell out of me, it's having to jump through hurdles to get the side of my PC case off. Screws, thumscrews, latches and locks, it's all far too much hassle for someone like me who takes off the side of his PC more than his clothes. Thankfully, Cooler Master have come to the rescue with a lever located at the back of the case. Just lift it up and off pops the side panel....ingenious.
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S Inside Cooler Master Cosmos S Cables
 
Inside the case is pleasantly spacious with no annoying wind tunnels or up-side-down motherboard layouts to get in the way of some good water-cooling action. Interestingly during the installation of the PSU, we noticed that it could be installed either way up without the need to mess around with PSU blanking plates (a la Lian Li).
 
Cooler Master Cosmos S PSU Area Cooler Master Cosmos S 120mm Fan
 
Cooler Master Cosmos Drive Rails Cooler Master Cosmos S Hard Disk Bay
 
While having fans and PSU's installed at the bottom of a case can often cause problems where dust is concerned, Cooler Master have installed two slide-out filters over the PSU grill and 120mm grill to assist in keeping the inside of your beloved PC dust mite free.
 
 Cooler Master Cosmos S Fan Spacing Cooler Master Cosmos S Radiator Installed
  
Now I'm not really sure if this should be on the Internal or External page of this review, but the main question everyone has been asking in our forums since the press release for this case a few days back is: will it take xyz radiator? The technical answer to this question is that it will work with all radiators that have a ~15mm space between each of the fan mounting points. Of course this doesn't really mean much to most of us, so with the help of Rob from WaterCoolingUK, we've come up with the following list.
 
Compatible:
HWLabs BlackIce GT Stealth III
HWLabs BlackIce GT Xtreme III
HWLabs BlackIce Pro III
HWLabs BlackIce GT
Watercool HTSF 360
XSPC RS360
XSPC R120-T
Aquacomputer Airplex Evo
Aquacomputer Airplex Pro
Alphacool NexXxoS Pro III
Magicool Aluminium 360
Magicool Xtreme 360 Radiator
Magicool Slim 360 Radiator

Not Compatible:
Thermochill PA120.3
Swiftech MCR320 QP 360
 
RS240 Installed
 
The above picture shows an XSPC RS240 installed (unfortunately we didnt have a RS360 to hand), but as we can see the Cosmos S provides enough space to install 25mm depth fans on both sides of the radiator without obstructing the motherboard. What more could you ask for!
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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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