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

#2
PremoGS
Looks like an alien took a shit and froze it, shit on it again, froze it, puked on it, put some fucking plastic on and dumbed a price. EWW.
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#3
THE_EGG
looks absolutely delicious
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#6
hhumas
awesome interior and exterior ..
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#7
DrunkenMafia
micropage7 said:
nice case but too bad i've ordered lian li :shadedshu
I think LianLi will always be better than coolermaster hands down!! :rockout:
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#8
n0tiert
hmmmmmm, gives me ideas and drive to build "Project Cosmos" Part II

:rolleyes:
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#9
n0tiert
DrunkenMafia said:
I think LianLi will always be better than coolermaster hands down!! :rockout:
i have used a Lian Li PC-V2120X in my last build.... for the money i spend on that case its not passable on what ya get for it
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#10
bostonbuddy
sexy case, too bad its around 3x the cost of my haf x
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#11
Assimilator
bostonbuddy said:
sexy case, too bad its around 3x the cost of my haf x
Yeah, looks like I'll be sticking with my HAF 932 for a while longer. :(
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#12
RuskiSnajper
FINALLY

Been waiting ... since the closed-door showcase long ago last year
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#13
acerace
PremoGS said:
Looks like an alien took a shit and froze it, shit on it again, froze it, puked on it, put some fucking plastic on and dumbed a price. EWW.
Don't... feed... the troll... I can't.

Hey you troll, what is wrong with you?
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#14
tigger
I'm the only one
PremoGS said:
Looks like an alien took a shit and froze it, shit on it again, froze it, puked on it, put some fucking plastic on and dumbed a price. EWW.
Are you having a mid life crysis or something, why so much hate and anger?
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Radical_Edward said:
For that price this thing would have to make my coffee in the morning and then go to work and make money for me.
With €349.99 worth liquor, I'm sure you can catch a cougar at your local bar, who will make your coffee in the mornings, go to work and make money for you.
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#18
mediasorcerer
It looks extremely well thought out and efficient but aesthetically does not do it for me, but, horses for courses as they say.
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#19
Le085
MasterInvader said:
Regarding the looks, Yes it´s beautiful.

But as for WaterCooling not so sure.



I see in the description "XSPC EX 480" but I cant see even one foto of them!
And that's because you cant install 50/60mm radiators in the top, only "crappy" 25mm!

Nice try but watercooling in this case......:ohwell:
there is room behind the top for at least a 35mm radiator:



maybe a 50mm too, with fans above the top
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#20
H82LUZ73
btarunr said:
With €349.99 worth liquor, I'm sure you can catch a cougar at your local bar, who will make your coffee in the mornings, go to work and make money for you.
Yeah A Russian Cougar (a mob ex-wife too)mmmmmmmm Uh this is a case thread right......Daydreaming.
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#21
Munki
Defiantly going to be getting this when funds become available (along with the 7970 :D )
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#23
entropy13
Le085 said:
there is room behind the top for at least a 35mm radiator:

http://www.xtremeshack.com/immagine/i128071_11.jpg

maybe a 50mm too, with fans above the top
From what I saw in a review, you can't use a push-pull setup even with a 35mm radiator however. If the radiator is "inside" the case, there won't be space for the "push" fans, while if the radiator is "on top of" the case, there would be space for the "push" fans but putting the "pull" fans would mean you can't put back the meshed top cover.
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#24
TRWOV
twicksisted said:
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.
There was one model that slightly resembled the Mac Pro case and I really liked it. Their construction quality seems to be pretty good but, yeah, I don't really like a lot of their designs, externally that is.
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