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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you've no doubt seen the Cooler Master Cosmos II online or perhaps at your local hardware retailer or LAN party (although I pity the person responsible for lugging this heavyweight anywhere outside of their house). Cooler Master showcased what they call the 'Ultra Tower' at this year's CES and we've been anxious to get it on the test bench ever since to see if it lives up to the hype. With support for up to 13 hard drives and a total weight of nearly 50 pounds without any hardware installed, this is probably the largest case I've ever worked with in over 10 years of reviewing computer hardware. Starting at the front, we see that Cooler Master hides the front drive bays with a hydraulic-style door that slides up and down. The door locks in the top position but pushing it barely past the "breaking point" initiates a slow downward fall of the door. And when I say slow, that's exactly what I mean... if it drops at all. I've been using the Cosmos II for a few weeks now and even still, the door won't fall all the way down under its own power. This is likely to work itself loose over time as I recall the demo systems at CES not needing any assistance.
BufferWhen Cooler Master released the Cosmos case a few years ago it was truly something new and revolutionary. They followed it up with the Cosmos S, which gave it a more streamlined look and took away the front door. Our own staff member Colin Dean still uses that case to this day. Back in 2011 at CES we saw a prototype of the new Cosmos that Cooler Master was going to release later in the year. We were excited, but we had no clue when it was going to be released. Right before CES this year Cooler Master announced the Cosmos II. A massive case with support for up to 13 hard drives, 5 included fans with support for up to 10 fans, 2 hot swap hard drive bays, and it can fit motherboards up to XL-ATX. Read on as we check this beast out! Special thanks to Cooler Master for providing us with the Cosmos II Ultra Tower to review! The Cosmos II comes in a very large box. I barely was able to fit the box in my car when I went to pick it up so make sure you keep that in mind. The box has a large image of the case on the front and on the back it goes into detail about some of the features of the case. To give you a good idea how the case comes and a brief overview check out the video below.
Are you depressed about having to go back to work after the holidays? Upset that the jolly old elf didn't bring what you asked for? Worried that your "turkey pants" have become your everyday pants? Well our latest case review should put a smile on your face and help you forget about it all, at least for a little while. Cooler Master has decided to ring in 2012 in a big way with the release of the Cosmos II "ultra tower" case. The term ultra tower may just be marketing hype for what most would simply call a really big full tower case, but there's no denying that the Cosmos II embodies the word "ultra" from the get-go. Some of you may be wondering why we're so late with this review, and the reason is that we're not satisfied with the status quo. We really want to see what this beast of a case handle so we decided to go the extra mile and build a special high-end system in addition to our standard test system. With that said, it's time to put down the left-over drumstick and get out of the ugly sweater from your dear Aunt Agnes, as we find out what Cooler Master's latest release in the Cosmos series is all about.
It’s been a long road for the Cosmos II, but it’s finally here. The long-awaited successor to Cooler Master’s blockbuster Cosmos was supposed to ship in September—around the same time as our 2011 Dream Machine, which used a prototype version of the Cosmos II as its chassis. Well, after some trips back to the drawing board, the Cosmos II is finally ready for prime time. It’s real. And it’s spectacular. The Cosmos II, which Cooler Master bills as an “Ultra Tower,” is 20 percent larger than the original Cosmos—it’s more than 27 inches tall, 26 deep, and 13.5 inches at its widest; and it weighs a staggering 47 pounds empty. The chassis frame is steel, while the shell is plastic with aluminum cladding on the panels. The build quality is outstanding, with nary a sharp edge, uneven panel or flimsy component. The sliding doors on the top and front panel slide smoothly, the side hinges are solid and easy to use, and the handles won’t fall off. Our review unit is all black, but Cooler Master also offers a silver model. The Cosmos lineage is strong with this one, from the hinged side panels to the top carrying handles, to the slide-out hard drive trays; but the Cosmos II is a thoroughly modern product, with massive cooling potential, strong cable-management chops, and wide-open spaces.
Who likes a good case? If you spend any amount of time lurking around these forums, then the answer is probably you. With all of the dire predictions of the desktop PC going the way of the Edsel and the Corvair, you would be hard pressed to explain that forecast by looking at the recent releases of the case manufacturers. If you're like me (and I know I am) you see Computer cases as unmitigated potential. It's a chance to put your stamp of personality and signature on your machine. You can also choose to advertise (or conceal) what nasty data pushing hardware is lurking within. Regardless of whether you choose loud and outrageous, or quiet and conservative. The computer case is usually one of the more fun and choice filled purchases of your build. I was very pleased to hear that I would be getting the opportunity to review this case. As a boutique builder it has been my observation that owners of the original Cosmos and the slightly sexier Cosmos ‘S' have been, and continue to be some of the most loyal and satisfied case owners I have spoken with. There has also been quite a buzz around the enthusiast forums regarding expectations about what form the update to the original 2007 version of this now iconic enclosure would take.
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