Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master COSMOS 1000 (RC-1000)
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Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Case Video Review
18 January 2009
Summary: The Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Case is probably one of the most anticipated cases out there. It comes with lots of drive bays, acoustic foam, 5 120mm fans, large handles, and has a tooless design for installing drive in the 5.25" drive bays. It also has a very unique hard drive compartment system for storing up to 6 HDDs. This case is mostly steel though so it's fairly heavy, but this keeps the cost down over an all aluminum case.
Summary: The build quality of the Cosmos is top notch, which is what you expect to see from such an expensive case. Everything has a fitted and well weighted feel; even the front door is of higher quality than the main body of most cases. Its design is of similar caliber, providing sleek looks without a loss of functionality. I was particularly impressed by the doors, which have an unprecedented and solid mechanism.
Conclusion: Presentation is top-notch, like most everything from Cooler Master. The retail packaging is more than informative enough to educate buyers before they make the purchase, which is always helpful in making happy customers. Some will like the Cosmos 1000's silver/titanium finish, and others will want a version in black. Since the front has enough black accent to make your exposed devices blend-in, the exterior color will not be an issue.
Pros: Very attractive design, Innovative tool-less drive clamps, Power supply thermal isolation, Directional cooling fan, Removable vent filters, Liquid-cooling portals, Removable video card wind tunnel, Side panel release lever system, Negative pressure cools better for some components, Excellent front panel I/O port with eSATA, Sound dampening material on side panels, Liquid-cooling equipment friendly
Cons: Very heavy (almost all steel), Hard drive cooling is below average, Plastic hinge mechanism is fragile, Cable management is limited despite large ports, Negative pressure may decrease cooling on certain newer video cards
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Pros: Extremely cool looking, Very well designed, Solid steel/aluminum hybrid construction, Roomy, Door can be remounted to open the other way, Removable, washable bottom fan filters, Strategically placed case control panel, Clever mechanism for removing/holding side doors in place, Side panels have built-in noise reduction foam (!!), Ideal installation, Removable 3.5" bays, Screw-less yet secure 5.25" drive mounting, Included box of accessories with everything you need and...
Cons: A bit more clearance needed between 5.25" bays and front door (can't use anything with knobs)
Summary: There was definitely a feeling of anticlimax when we finally got our heads around this enclosure. Although this case has a lot of potential and some very nice features, it somehow didn't quite live up to what it promised.
Pros: e-SATA on front I/O panel, 4 USB 2.0 ports on front I/O panel, comprehensive fan mounts and filtered cooling system, tool-free 5.25in drive installation
Cons: Minimal room to run cables behind the motherboard panel, not as quiet as it should be with all the soundproofing
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Conclusion: Coming so soon after our previous, less than pleasant experience with a premium, full tower chassis, the Thermaltake SwordM, the contrast could not be more apparent. While the SwordM was an exercise in frustration, as we tried to fathom and scratch our heads at some of its more idiosyncratic design decisions, it had been smooth sailing for the Cooler Master Cosmos.
Excerpt: Coolermaster har igennem længere tid forsøgt at begrænse den udgående støj fra deres kabinetter, eftersom at en stor del af det totale marked efterspørger denne feature. Normalt bliver støjreduceringsbehovet tilgodeset ved at forstærke kabinettets sider, samt at fjerne enkelte unødvendige blæsere.
Conclusion: No dispone de acceso al backplate Puertos superiores no protegidos ante el polvo Hace un par de semanas probamos la excelente CoolerMaster HAF 922 un chasis diseñado y construido de cara a los gamers más exigentes. Esta CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 mantiene el gran nivel de la HAF, aunque podemos decir que lo supera, empezando por su espectacular diseño, es una de las cajas de PC más elegantes que hemos visto.
Pros: Diseño impecable, fino y elegante, Refrigeración sobresaliente, Gran Amplitud interior, Proceso de instalación muy cómodo, Gran cantidad de pequeños detalles muy útiles, Calidad de construcción y robustez (acero y aluminio), Barras de soporte firmes y de calidad, Compatibilidad con hardware de gran tamaño (coolers, gráficas o PSUs), Instalación sin herramientas (clips de calidad), Paños laterales insonorizados, Preparada para RL, Número de puertos frontales
Cons: No dispone de acceso al backplate, Puertos superiores no protegidos ante el polvo