Summary: The new Cosmos S is more like a standard Cosmos built to a budget. The updated look will grab a lot of attention but with enthusiast cases, it has to also be about flawless quality. That's something the Cosmos S has lost in the bargain. It's more a concern because the price of this case is still very high at Rs 14,500.
Summary: The Cooler Master Cosmos S Case is mostly aluminum except for a few plastic parts. Despite this it's still fairly heavy but this is due to its large size. It comes in a gunmetal gray color with black brushed aluminum side panels. This color combo looks very sharp and should match most home/office setups. This case has great styling and build quality, excellent air circulation, lots of room to work, plenty of drive bays, and much more.
Excerpt: It's not very often that we see innovation in a PC chassis. Of course, just about every other component in a typical PC is enhanced or somehow improved on a regular basis, but chassis haven't really changed all that much in the last few years. Aesthetically they have gotten more pleasing and diverse, new materials are being used, and there have been some acoustic improvements mostly due to the use of larger, low-RPM fans.
Pros: Great Internal Layout, Quiet Fans, Top Notch Cooling, Good Looks
Cons: No Reset Switch, 'Touchy' Power Button, LEDs died
Conclusion: As enthusiast cases go, Cooler Master's Cosmos S is certainly a very well thought-out piece of hardware, taking the already well-designed Cosmos and adding even more capabilities into the mix in an attempt to make it the chassis to beat all chassis. Aesthetics of a case are always going to be very much dependant on a person's individual tastes, but personally I love the looks of the Cosmos S, which is both 'sporty' and refined in equal measure without ever crossing that...
Conclusion: Cooler Master sent us a new Cosmos S case (official site) to review and Tom Colarusso (aka. Yoda_Blues ) is up to the challenge of giving it the complete rundown. Check out FiringSquad's first VIDEO review by clicking the link below.
Summary: Using aluminum body and side panels, the construction quality of this case is impressive providing a very sturdy looks. We liked the upper handles, which facilitates a lot the transportation of your computer, especially if you have tons of parts inside, which make the computer very heavy. The feet that are actually handles identical to the top handles is also an excellent feature for the same reason. Its size and fans will surely keep you computer running very cool.
Excerpt: With a meaner-looking design and improved cooling, the Cosmos S is one of the better choices for performance fans looking for lots of room for expansion, but the original Cosmos 1000 exceeds it in some areas.
Pros: Lots of room for expansion, Quiet, Mostly tool-less design, Quiet, Very good cooling
Cons: No reset switch, Difficult-to-remove drive cage, Large size and top-mounted ports preclude placing it under most desks
Summary: Coolermaster has done an excellent job of improving the original Cosmos and turing it into a enthusiast gaming chassis. I have to say in my opinion, the Cosmos S is one of the best computer chassis I've come across. It offers a very impressive feature list, enough to satisfy any enthuisast for gamer. What's more, the build quality is excellent, and it looks absolutely great.
The sleek design with its two tone colour really appeals to the enthusiast gamer.
Pros: - Excellent build quality, - Watercooling ready, - Included 3 x 120mm fans, - Massive 200mm fan included, - Mesh grille throughout, - Looks great
Conclusion: The Cosmos S is yet another example of a solid and to some extent perfect product. On the other hand, the amount of miserable enclosures I find on the market is simply unbelievable. Without calling names or models, I find 60 to 70% of PC cases unreasonable for usage. Thus it’s great that companies like Cooler Master spend their precious resources designing products that flash with technological innovations and fresh layouts.
Summary: The Cooler Master Cosmos S is an awesome case. Like the original it has some unique styling cues and some really nice features to back it up. The overall shape and size has remained the same, the bar feet and grab handles are carried over, push-button drive locks, open mesh front covers and the hidden latch, flush mount side panels are still there. Cooler Master has also taken note of user dislikes from the 1000 and addressed those with changes in the S model.