Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Jan 4, 2012

Cooler Master Cosmos II Is One Sexy, Beefy Case

Everyone has different tastes, which is why computer cases come in such a variety of shapes and sizes. Everything from a tiny one for HTPCs and LAN boxes to behemoths that will hold every piece of hardware you can throw in it. If you’re looking for the latter, then Cooler Master’s new Cosmos II is one that you might consider.

When I say that this thing is big, I’m serious. My NZXT Phantom stands at just over 21 inches tall, and is regarded as a pretty big case by some. However, the Cosmos II is just under 28 inches. If I were to put it under my desk, I’d be lucky to have half an inch of clearance. As for width and depth, it sits at around 13.5 and 26 inches, respectively. Oh, and it weighs 48.5 lbs. Just imagine trying to lug that sucker to your next LAN party.

Size isn’t all this case has to offer. The side panels open outward, rather than pop off like most cases, giving it a sort of race car feel. Of course, if you’re pressed for space, they can be popped of the hinges in a pinch. Similarly, The top slides back to reveal your buttons for power, reset, lighting and airflow.  The front plate slides down to give you access to the 3.5” bays.

For cooling, the case utilizes several individual chambers, to maximize airflow. There is also ample room for a water cooling radiator, should you choose to go with liquid cooling. As for fans, you can fit up to 10 in the case, and arrange them into 4 different groups, which are controlled from the touch panel on top.

Sadly, the only thing we don’t know for sure right now is the price. You can bet that when it hits, you’ll be paying a pretty penny. Though from the looks of it, the case should be worth every dime.

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