Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Cosmos II RC-1200-KKN1
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Cooler Master Cosmos II
4 July 2012
Excerpt: Cooler Master released the Cosmos Chassis what seems like so long ago, but it to this day is still a widely used and modified platform because of its huge size and great liquid cooling compatibility.
Conclusion: The entire installation process on the Cooler Master Cosmos II was fairly straightforward, although it did take some time to learn how to install and utilize some of the cases features like the fan controller.
Summary: The Cooler Master Cosmos II looked great, performed well in terms of ease of assembly, and was able to keep temperatures within optimal thermal levels.
Just as Mercedes-Benz is indelibly linked to luxury in the automotive world, Cooler Master aims the Cosmos case line for users with a more...
Pros: Heavy duty carrying handles, Can hold up to 11+2 HDDs/SSDs, Pair of lockable X-Dock 3.5" Hot Swap bays, 90 Degree rotatable 4 in 3 HDD drive modules, Quiet default fan performance even in highest-speed setting, Slide-covers for top buttons and external bays, Tool-free HDD, ODD and PCI-E installat...
Cons: Price, Tool-less lock cannot be used on half-length 5.25-inch devices (requires screws for mounting)
Summary: So at the end of the day, was Cooler Master's offering able to live up to the tremendous hype surrounding this Ultra Tower? Absolutely.
Starting with the exterior, the subtle side panel vents really fit this case.
Excerpt: Remember the Cosmos, the Cosmos S and how cool you thought they were. Well if you never got one of those and you still have the craving for a Cosmos then you are in luck as the newest, biggest and baddest Cosmos has arrive; the Cosmos II Full Tower Case.
Pros: Can hold more hard drives than I have owned in my life so far, Bunches of options for cooling with fans and water, Bitch’in side panel doors, Comes in black, but other colors are soon to come
Cons: On the heavy side, Pricey for the none enthusiast
Summary: Final Thoughts
When you have a great product and you are ready to come out with the next version it is really hard to please everyone and live up to the previous product. The original Cosmos and the Cosmos S were really great cases so when I heard about the Cosmos II I was expecting the case to be...
Pros: – Supports motherboards up to XLATX, – Side panel design, – Room for 13 hard drives and 10 fans!, – Included fan controller, – Large case handles, – Lots of room inside to work and route cables
Cons: – Price puts it out of range for many people
Summary: The Cosmos II's family resemblance is uncanny. However, there are two important differences between the current model and its lineage that make us wonder if Cooler Master should have gone with a different name. The Cosmos II is quite a bit costlier than the original, and amazingly, it's also larger.
Video Perspective: Cooler Master Cosmos II Case Review
18 January 2012
Excerpt: Right at the start of 2012, Cooler Master released a new case that was trumpeted as an "Ultra ATX" design. And while the name itself is purely a Cooler Master creation, the Cosmos II chassis fits the name more than anything we have seen in recent memory.
Summary: The Cosmos II is definitely a case for those who won't settle for the run-of-the-mill. It is an extremely well thought out case that combines great convenience features with appealing aesthetics, and low noise/high performance cooling.
Pros: » High quality design and craftsmanship, » Extremely quiet while still providing ample air flow, » Plenty of front I/O connections plus an integrated fan controller, » Space for up to ten case fans, » Well done motherboard area with large cut out for heatsink access and cable management, » Storag...
Cons: » A whopping thirteen 3.5" drive bays, but zero 2.5" drive bays, » Top door was damaged in transit, which may be a fluke, but it doesn't look like a robust design
Conclusion: Using the Cooler Master COSMOS II has been one of the best experiences we’ve had with a case. The COSMOS II is by far the most well laid out case we’ve ever seen, and has been the easiest to work on and deal with.