Monday, July 18th 2011

Cosmos II Prototype Featured in Maximum PC Dream Machine 2011

Cooler Master provides a first look at the new Cosmos II as Maximum PC’s Dream Machine computer chassis of choice for the year 2011. This prototype build was rushed to Maximum PC’s doors just in time for the selection process. It proceeded to quickly best the competition to become the ultimate favorite for this year’s Dream Machine build. Following this prestigious announcement, Smooth Creations adorned the Cosmos II in chic automotive-grade paint – elevating it to a level of European luxury sports cars. The original Cosmos received the prestigious title as a member of the elite Dream Machine build in 2007. This year marks the return of the Cosmos name to the top with a second Dream Machine title bestowed upon its namesake.

A New Era Begins
Built upon the success of the original Cosmos, the Cosmos II is engineered to ensure that it benefits from the four years following the first Cosmos release. A titan unparalleled by its peers, it showcases a hybrid aluminum construction complete with automotive style aluminum doors and other advances in innovation. This includes the areas of cable management, overall cooling, and chamber-based cooling. It comes with an impressive aluminum build, matte Jet Black finish, and unique new styling. Senior Product & Marketing Manager, Bryant Nguyen, expressed his excitement as he said, "It is with great pleasure that we accept our place as a member of Maximum PC’s Dream Machine for 2011. The Cosmos II represents the culmination of efforts from our global teams. We are anxiously awaiting its arrival and we look forward to sharing more information with our users as the release date approaches."

This Maximum PC feature is a taste of things to come as retail customers will be able to obtain the Cosmos II worldwide via online and retail locations in early October 2011.
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24 Comments on Cosmos II Prototype Featured in Maximum PC Dream Machine 2011

#1
Wile E
Power User
I assume the 13 2.5" bays are via adapters?
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#2
H82LUZ73
Its the HAF-X guts inside with the cosmos look outside,Hurry up October.10+1 expansion slot ?? i hope some reviewers explain that a bit more.
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#3
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
10 + 1 is typically 10 expansion bays/slots, with a 11th expansion slot running vertical next to it. Uses for this are LEDs, a cord tending expansion cover, and any sort of switch or CMOS expansion card device (typically short expansion cards are what go in there.)

Visual....(on a CM 690 II, still the "+1" slot is there)

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#4
Chaitanya
They did a brilliant job at building a beautiful PC.
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#5
H82LUZ73
by: sneekypeet
10 + 1 is typically 10 expansion bays/slots, with a 11th expansion slot running vertical next to it. Uses for this are LEDs, a cord tending expansion cover, and any sort of switch or CMOS expansion card device (typically short expansion cards are what go in there.)

Visual....(on a CM 690 II, still the "+1" slot is there)

http://img.techpowerup.org/110718/32.jpg
thank you sneeky I never knew that.:rockout:
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sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: H82LUZ73
thank you sneeky I never knew that.:rockout:
Didn't even think about Google images for the CosmosII. Found this image from the inside of the actual case in question;)

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#8
erek
couldn't you use a PCIe x16 extension cable to lift a card out of the slot area for improved cooling and temperatures? (for that +1 expansion slot)

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#9
Th3pwn3r
by: Damn_Smooth
It's probably just the angle, but that looks like it would be cramped to work with.
I thought the same thing myself.

by: erek
couldn't you use a PCIe x16 extension cable to lift a card out of the slot area for improved cooling and temperatures? (for that +1 expansion slot)

http://i.imgur.com/0pt4D.jpg
Probably but my god, those cables are such an eye sore. Good thing there are window-less offerings.
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#10
TheLaughingMan
Well considering it is only +1, you would not need extra cooling for a single slot card. And a dual slot card would not fit there.

If I recall this is for a bonus item they sell that locks your peripherals down for LAN parties to make the harder to steal. I remember seeing it for the first time on a case with a side panel lock so you would have to do some real damage to steal a peripheral.

And it is the angle. This cans will not be cramped at all.
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#11
devguy
Me thinks about this:

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#12
erixx
always love your avatars btarunr! thank you for the excelent work!
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#13
arnoo1
i freaking love the design hopefully it's not to expensive
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#14
[H]@RD5TUFF
So when can we expect a review ?


by: arnoo1
i freaking love the design hopefully it's not to expensive
I am going to assume $200 +.
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#15
erixx
now with ssd becoming popular maybe, but i don't like the idea of glueing 6 or more hddd together... scorching heat that needs cooling sometimes, and worse, heats the whole up.
In my cosmos S I could put 12 hdd easily, and more if i wish... but.... what gamer wants to have such a server? I mean, for a server stuffed with hdd's you ain't buying any fashion case, just a good lian li maybe :)
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: erixx
now with ssd becoming popular maybe, but i don't like the idea of glueing 6 or more hddd together... scorching heat that needs cooling sometimes, and worse, heats the whole up.
In my cosmos S I could put 12 hdd easily, and more if i wish... but.... what gamer wants to have such a server? I mean, for a server stuffed with hdd's you ain't buying any fashion case, just a good lian li maybe :)
I had 18 hard drives stuffed into a modded Antec 900, I am cheap and hate spending more than 100 dollars for a case.

But I would be willing to spend the money on this because it looks good and has the space I do hope CM puts it in the sub $180 category.
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#17
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Pricing was mentioned in the news post bta had up before this thread. Pricing was guesstimated in march at between 250-300 Euros. My guess is $269.99+ in US sales! The HAF-X came out at $199.99, so we can realistically assume it wont be cheaper than that;)
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#18
Pestilence
by: sneekypeet
Pricing was mentioned in the news post bta had up before this thread. Pricing was guesstimated in march at between 250-300 Euros. My guess is $269.99+ in US sales! The HAF-X came out at $199.99, so we can realistically assume it wont be cheaper than that;)
269 for a case? God damn
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#19
LAN_deRf_HA
I always hated their dream machines. They spend way too much money on the wrong things, buy mediocre parts, and then slap the title of "best" on it. Just seems like a complete waste. They need to get a perfectionist on staff to set them straight.
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#20
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: Pestilence
269 for a case? God damn
If you think that's bad, Goggle the Pricing on the SilverStone TJ11:roll:
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#21
Pestilence
by: sneekypeet
If you think that's bad, Goggle the Pricing on the SilverStone TJ11:roll:
CHeapest is 573 dollars.. WTF!!!!!!!!

Who pays that much for a case? I got my Antec 1200 for 99.99. Yeah its ugly as sin but it cools like a mofo
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#22
erixx
mofos cool, or heat? wowowowow
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#23
t77snapshot
snapshot digs this news!

This is great! Glad to see CM bringing back the Cosmo case .:) There is a lot of room for improvements since the Cosmo S. I ran into some cable management issues and after installing the water cooling it became rather hard to remove the hdd's when needed. Overall I really enjoyed building a Cosmos. Can't wait to see some reviews on this bad boy! Thanks peet for the inside look.;)


The Cosmo Glow
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