Cooler Master Cosmos II review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/02/2012 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
I added a little more exposure to the photos so we can have a better look and feel to see what's going on. You'll notice that there are two compartments, obviously done for optimal airflow and thermal management. Your PSU and HDDs are separated in a compartment as well as the motherboard and the components tied to it. Air will be drawn in from the front where there is fan activity, the lower HDD bays have dual fans as well. From the side panels air can be sucked inwards and at the top there's a lot of mesh available to exhaust with the corresponding fans. We'll show you that in a sec.
BTW don't let the photo deceive you, that's a huge chassis there at 70cm height. Graphics card can even be 39CM in length. Your average high-end card is 31cm in length actually. But let's zoom in a little...
So, at the top you can see massive space for any kind of cooling, you could house a triple-rad there for liquid cooling. Right now it houses a 120mm black fan x 1, 1200 RPM rated at 17 dBA. You can however fit 200mm fan x 1 / 140mm fan x 2 or 120mm fan x 3.
On the left we spot another fan, obviously the rear exhaust fan which is a 140mm fan x 1, 1200 RPM, 19 dBA. It's good to see Cooler Master use black cabling for the fans... not yellow/red/black like we have noticed in the past. It is all about detail with the Cosmos II alright.
The usual spaghetti of cables is mostly for front panel connectivity. Cable routing is just not a problem with this chassis though. Mind you that the front-panel USB 3.0 connectors must be connected to the proprietary Intel USB 3.0 header on the motherboard. There are no converter cables to hook it up at the rear IO to the USB 3.0 ports.
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