Author: Bob Buskirk
Cosmos II Overview
As I said this case is huge! The actual dimensions are 344 x 704 x 664 mm / 13.5 x 27.7 x 26.1 inch. The case is made up of aluminum, steel and rubber and comes in at 48.5lbs with nothing installed at all! This is the midnight black version of the case and currently is the only color available. No word on if Cooler Master will be coming out with any other colors.
Let’s start at the front of the case. The bottom section is mesh which allows for great airflow. If you pull the bottom part of the case towards you, you can actually take the entire mesh section off for easy cleaning and maintenance. Behind the mesh front is a large 200mm blue LED fan.
Covering up the top front of the case is a door. It has a really cool release features and slowly slides down to reveal your drives. To check this out click here. Once the door has been released you will find three 5.25-inch bays and 2 hot swap bays. Both the 5.25-inch bays and the hot swaps have a nice little latch that makes opening the bays very easy. Both the hot swaps support 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives and have locks so no one will run off with your hard drive at a LAN party.
Moving up towards the top of the case you will find all of our connection. From left to right you have headphone and microphone, eSATA, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0. If you push the top section of the case back you will find the control panel. Here you have the power and reset buttons as well as a fan controller for your installed fans.
At the top of the case is another large mesh section. Installed under this is a single 120mm fan. You are able to fit a single 200mm fan, three 120mm fans or two 140mm fans here. Keeping with the styling of the previous Cosmos cases Cooler Master has kept the large case handles on each side of the case. The case handles are made of steel and are very sturdy.
Look at the large side panel there is a large honeycomb mesh section that does along the bottom of the case. This provides extra cooling for the case and towards the front of the case are two 120mm fans. The honeycomb section actually looks pretty cool too.
There is a lot going on at the back of the case. Starting at the bottom you can see they have extended the power supply housing. This is to support longer power supplies. Below where your power supply will go is a removable fan filter that easy slides out for cleaning. Moving up you will find 10 expansion slots and another one towards the right side. There are also 2 large levers on each side of the case. These are to unlock the side panels of the case which we will see in just a minute. At the top of the case is the 140mm exhaust fan and 3 watercooling holes with the installed rubber inserts.