Monday, January 2nd 2012

Cooler Master Announces The Cosmos II Chassis

In its 20th year of service, Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, power supply, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, today announced the successor to a world renowned chassis line, the Cosmos II. Incomparable in design and specifications, the Cosmos II comes in as among the first of its type. It is an Ultra Tower; a benchmark for all enclosures that exist and all that follow.

Inspired by luxurious supercars, the exterior of the Cosmos II melds aluminum, steel, and mesh into an elegant artistic piece. It utilizes a high-grade aluminum for its primary construction and form. This is supplemented by steel and mesh to add to strength, stability, and overall appeal. It maintains its trademark Cosmos profile and outlook with its reinforced aluminum rails while being further refined for today’s advancements in air/water cooling, peripheral support, and styling. Following the supercar feel, the large aluminum side panels swing wide open with a small press of a button. Aluminum sliding doors adorn the well equipped fan and LED control and I/O ports function panel on the top of the case along with the front drive bays. These serve to obscure unsightly cabling and protect drive bays and devices.

Extreme Water cooling Potential
A stock Cosmos II supports a 360mm radiator in the top. Removal of the bottom hard drive cages results in space for a 240mm radiator placed on its side; having direct access to cold air from the exterior of the case. Mounting support will vary based on the radiator manufacturer. Large single 120mm or 140mm All-in-one (AIO) water cooling units are supported on the rear exhaust fan port.
Hardware Support
A full twenty percent larger than its predecessor, Cosmos II can effortlessly hold up to 13 HDDs or SSDs (2 X-docks, mid-cage 5, bottom cages 6) and multiple watercooling radiators. The Cosmos II has 10+1 expansion slots that enable users to install systems from the highest end that include of up to 4-way SLI / Crossfire builds. The +1 expansion slot allows users to install add-on cards via PCI extensions, or install other function panels for CCFL / Cold Cathode lighting control, additional cooling, and much more. Users looking to build the most extreme systems will enjoy the fact that the Cosmos II motherboard tray easily accommodates up to a XL-ATX motherboard.
Cable Management & Storage
A professional cable management look is possible with little effort. This is thanks to high quality grommets on the cable management holes and utilizing the many available cable tie zones. Smarter, and larger, placements of these areas allow for efficiently routing cables. A wide array of hardware can be mounted tool-free via the use of the included locking mechanisms, trays, and thumb screws. A very large CPU heat sink retention hole has been placed in the motherboard tray to allow it to be compatible with most types of CPU and motherboard layouts (Current LGA2011 and AMD FM1 sockets are supported).


The included front panel connections and controls provide a user with the ability to make on-the-fly changes to fan speed and case LEDs while USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, and audio connections are also provided as an added means of convenience. This is topped off by two HDD/SSD X-docks in two 5.25” bays. These make mounting extra drives as easy as loading a Blu-ray/DVD/CD.
The Cosmos II will be available in EU for €349.99 in second half of January, 2012. It will be available at retail and online locations that carry your favorite Cooler Master products.
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49 Comments on Cooler Master Announces The Cosmos II Chassis

#1
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
i seen one in person and this thing is absolutely massive!!!!! have you ever needed a crane to move your pc? now you do! lol :)
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#2
Oandwalkaway
The 240 rad looks to just have a retention bracket with Cooler Master on it but is that finally a sample of their in-house designed liquid cooler?
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#3
Cold Storm
Battosai
I'll happily give up my 500r for that.. plus cash..
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#4
stinger608
LOL I am showing 9 hours and change.

Damn awesome looking Cosmos!!!
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#5
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: Oandwalkaway
The 240 rad looks to just have a retention bracket with Cooler Master on it but is that finally a sample of their in-house designed liquid cooler?
The head unit on the single AIO says Cooler Master on it. The dual rad says CM on it too, and those brackets don't come with the chassis;) There is a pair for the bottom of the chassis, but those aren't it!

Also one hidden thing in that last little chart that I think is very important to buyers....this case is near 50 pounds empty!
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#7
popswala
Beautiful lookin case. It does look massive.

Hows the space for the psu with the added hdd down there? Like is the cage separate to be able to remove the inner hdd cage for longer psu's (HX1000) or will it fit just the way it is? Also it looks like theres an extra opening for a possible 360 rad up top. Is that correct (given you lose the top cd slot)?
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#8
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
That's a bad ass looking case but pretty pricey.
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#9
TRWOV


I guess it'll come around 5000 pesos then. mmm... maybe around mid year. :respect:
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#11
Le085
Is it compatible with SR-2 or SR-3 motherboards?
I can't see HTPX form factor in compatibility specs

It should have enough room I think..
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#12
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: popswala
Beautiful lookin case. It does look massive.

Hows the space for the psu with the added hdd down there? Like is the cage separate to be able to remove the inner hdd cage for longer psu's (HX1000) or will it fit just the way it is? Also it looks like theres an extra opening for a possible 360 rad up top. Is that correct (given you lose the top cd slot)?
#1 space: The HDD is set it an extension piece to allow room for the longer PSU's.
#2 removal: they can be completely removed to allow for a dual radiator to be installed there, or used for anything you want to put in that space.
#3 top: There are three holes, 120mm, and the rear of the top pulls off to allow a rad above the steel, or below hanging from inside. Issue with the rad up top is that the chassis doesn't have an extra cutout for the barbs on the rad to point down into the chassis.

If I didn't cover what you meant exactly, feel free to rephrase it, and I will try to be more specific.

@Le0 there is not HPTX compatibility, but I agree it might fit.
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#13
popswala
That pretty much covered it. That back part for the psu looked like it extends out to have a longer psu fit there even tho it'll look like its droppin a deuce lol. Thats kinda lame about the rad situation up top. be nice to fit a 360 inside, mount fans under the top above chassis but barbs won't fit. Given you can run tri 580's and want the extra cooling. I guess thats why you can remove the lower hdd cage and mount a rad there seeing there no vent underneath except for psu.

Thanks peety
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#14
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
the left side panel has ventilation and allows the pair of fans already there to breathe (and is why there is vents in the right door), so it will still have that access to air flow. It's designed for flow there to go from left to right if you are facing the chassis.
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#15
Shoda
Looks awesome! hopefully there is an option to buy a side panel with a window.
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#16
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: Shoda
Looks awesome! hopefully there is an option to buy a side panel with a window.
I agree it would be nice to see your hardware, but CM was trying for silence with the dual panel construction of the doors. Cutting a window would sort of negate the effort to silence it. Even so, I bet it will be offered soon.
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#17
ckoons1
well its about time COOLER MASTER. I almost lost faith in them.Don't like the HAF cases and they stopped making the ATCS case. this looks good.
just read it weighs 48.5lbs. any one know how many rads it holds?
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#18
random
Awesome, finally a top notch case with subtle looks, although anyone who would buy this case I could guess would want to be able to see their high-end hardware through a window.
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#19
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: sneekypeet
I agree it would be nice to see your hardware, but CM was trying for silence with the dual panel construction of the doors. Cutting a window would sort of negate the effort to silence it. Even so, I bet it will be offered soon.
They offered it for the first one, So you bet they will offer one soon.. God, I love looking at my old Cosmos case..
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#20
twicksisted
i was looking to replace my Cosmos S with a Corsair 650 or 800D the other day... but now im waiting for this baby! :)
(and yes the Cosmos S does weigh a ton, but how often do you move your main pc around anyways?)
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#21
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Really nice lookin' case but something I can only 'dream' of having.
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#22
micropage7
by: overclocking101
this is my next case for sure.
nice case but too bad i've ordered lian li :shadedshu
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#23
..'Ant'..
WoW I love the interior of the case looks very neat and very huge!
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#24
twicksisted
by: micropage7
nice case but too bad i've ordered lian li :shadedshu
It's wierd, Lian Li have this major reputation online as being such cool cases worth spending loads of cash on, but I just cant seem to find one that I actually like. Sure they have solid construction but aesthetically they just dont tick my boxes.
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#25
Radical_Edward
For that price this thing would have to make my coffee in the morning and then go to work and make money for me.

Looks awesome thou.
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