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Product: Cooler Master Cosmos S Case
Date: March 17, 2008
Author: Colin Dean
Edited By: Ashley Donaldson
Provided By: Cooler Master
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5
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Introduction

Cooler Master's Cosmos case made waves last year because of its incredibly silent design, awesome size, and excellent accoutrements. This year, Cooler Master altered the Cosmos design and released a new model: the Cosmos S. Whereas the Cosmos case was a silent beast, the Cosmos S is designed to keep things inside as cold as possible, sacrificing silence for performance. After salivating upon seeing this case in Cooler Master's booth at CES, we had to get our hands on it. ThinkComputers blasts off to explore the unknown regions of this expensive expansive case.

Features & Specifications

Available Color: Black
Dimension (inches): (W) 266 x (H) 598 x (D) 628mm
Weight Net Weight: 13.8 kg; Gross Weight: 17.8 kg
Material Chassis: Aluminum. Appearance: Aluminum (side panel: 1.5mm)
Motherboards: Extended ATX, ATX 5.25"
Drive Bay: 7(Exposed) 3.5" Drive Bay 4(Hidden, converted from 3x5.25 inch drive bays)
I/O Panel: USB 2.0 x 4, IEEE 1394 x 1, eSATA x 1, MIC x 1, Audio x 1(support Intel HD / AC 97 audio)
Expansion Slots: 7 slots
Cooling System
- Front fan(intake): one 120x120x25mm, 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included)
- Top fan(exhaust): one 120x120x25mm, 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included)
- Top fan: 120mm x 2(optional), Rear fan(exhaust): one 120x120x25mm, 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included)
- Side fan(intake): 200x230x30mm, 900 rpm, 150 CFM(included)
Power Supply: Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional)
Optional Component: Transparent side panel, Fan bracket
Other: Keep-out requirement for CPU cooler installation:, At least 5.7 inch(145mm) separation between motherboard and the side panel of COSMOS S

Packaging

The box is enormous! In fact, I could barely fit it in my car to get it home! It's quite artsy, though, with a bright red flourish on the front and a dark picture of the Cosmos S on the rear. The box was damaged slightly during shipping, but I'll fault UPS for that. Not only does the Cosmos arrive in a plastic cover bag, but it includes a cloth transport bag! That's pretty awesome.


Inside the case was a box of parts, including a set of 3.5" to 5.25" adapters and a bag with screws, cable ties, a speaker module, and an 8-pin extension cord. There's a manual in English and Chinese.


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