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Cooler Master Cosmos S Full Tower Case
Author: Michael Fiss
Manufacturer: Cooler Master
Source: Cooler Master
Purchase: PriceGrabber
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Cooler Master Cosmos S Full Tower Case
February 25, 2008

Conclusion:

The Cooler Master Cosmos S full tower case is definitely one of a kind. The first thing that caught my eye was that it looked like a hot sports car, thanks in part to the stylized meshed side panel that conceals a 200mm fan. Cooler Master really included many new features that I would expect to become a standard with high end computer cases, like the very cool touch sensor that replaced the standard power button. When building a high end computer system many user's focus on the internal components and not on the case, but with the Cosmos S arriving in March, the case should become a high priority.


While it is full of useful features and great innovations, the Cosmos S is not perfect. In my opinion the hard drive cage design is a major flaw. It is such a nuisance to install or remove a hard drive with the 4-in-3 design, and I don't know why Cooler Master didn't just stick with the very nicely designed hard drive caddy system found on the Cosmos 1000. In addition, not including a reset button (or touch sensor) is another negative to me, too.

A search on Pricegrabber for the Cooler Master Cosmos S full tower case does not find anything yet. This is because the launch of the new Cosmos S will not come until sometime in March. From what I have seen, the price should be around the $250 price tag range. That is a pretty high price, but it is a full tower Aluminum case that is loaded with great features.

Unfortunately I cannot give this case the precious "Highly Recommended" award because of the hard drive cage. If it had the hard drive cage system found in the Cosmos 1000 it would have been "Highly Recommended", but I do give it the Bigbruin.com "Recommended" and "Great Idea" awards because it is a quality case with lots of useful features and innovations.


Pros:

Lots of interior room
A ton of positions for 120mm fans
Stylish exterior
Top panel connections in perfect position
Tool-less mechanisms for 5.25" devices
Includes three 120mm fans, and one 200mm fan

Cons:

4-in-3 hard drive cage is a downgrade from the Cosmos 1000, and not very good
No reset button/touch sensor
24-pin motherboard cable annoyed me
Only one external 3.5" bay cover

Special thanks to Cooler Master for providing the Cooler Master Cosmos S Full Tower Case to Bigbruin.com for review!

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