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Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Review
19 February 2012
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 a great case and after using it for a few weeks now I am confident Cooler Master has another great product on their hands.
First let’s start off with the design.
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
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
Conclusion: Although we strive for objectivity here at Benchmark Reviews, please remember that each author perceives these points differently, and our conclusions and recommendations will necessarily differ from others. Also, prices can fluctuate and designs change after publication, so that the product we review might not have the same price and specifications of a product that's available later.
Pros: Styling makes "all black" look good, Accomodates XL-ATX motherboards and lots of 3.5" drives, Excellent cable management...except for the fan controller, Auto-ejecting, key-lockable hot swap drive bays, 2x120 and 3x120 radiator mounting points, Intgegrated quad-channel fan controller handles up to 9 LED-lit fans
Cons: Very large. Very heavy. Very expensive., Only three 5.25" bays, Tangled mass of fan controller wiring difficult to deal with, Front-hinged doors look dramatic but obstruct interior of case when working from the front, Hey. Where's my SATA backplane?, Will not lie flat on its side
Summary: The Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower is by far one of the most unique cases we have reviewed, not because of any innovative features but from the sheer size of the thing. This case is clearly one of the largest we have seen, and we suspect most reviewers will say the same. So what sparked such a radical change in case design?
Pros: Ultra Tower, XL-ATX Motherboard Support, Option to Install Ten Fans, Watercooling First, Excellent Styling, Mix of Aluminum and Steel, Carrying Handles, No Side Window, Fanbus with LED Controls
Cons: Weight, this thing is heavy, Only includes a single LED fan, Cannot lock the side panels
Summary: Cooler Master definitely took off the kid gloves with the new Cosmos design and is out to play with the big boys with this chassis. While it reminds me of everything I liked about the 800D, some of the options I like in my TJ11, and being rounded like my 600T, the Cosmos II is a case that is very distinguishable when sit it next to any of those I mentioned. This larger than life Cosmos II left me wanting nothing and delivers more than what I need or could imagine using.
Excerpt: 3 Flares 3 Flares × Today Cooler Master are launching their successor to the ever popular Cosmos computer case, an enthusiast favourite now for many years. The Cosmos II is an updated version, brought screaming and kicking into 2012 with a radical new design. The Cosmos II is classed as an ‘Ultra Tower’ measuring a staggering 344 x 704 x 664 mm, able to handle the biggest graphics cards, CPU coolers and watercooling kits.
Summary: Das neue Cosmos II von Cooler Master orientiert sich zwar an der Optik der Vorgänger, es ist aber noch einmal tüchtig gewachsen. Mit einer Höhe von 70 Zentimetern passt es nicht mehr unter den Schreibtisch und mit 22 Kilogramm ist das Gehäuse ein echtes Schwergewicht.
Pros: ruimte zat, handige verwissebare hdd bays aan de onderkant, plaats voor waterkoeling als je deze er uit haalt, dikke deuren voor maximum geluid compressie, makkelijke hotswaps, plug and play drives voor oa. cd / dvd drives
Cons: backplate slechte connector, geen doorkijkbare deur