Once unleashed from the packaging fury there's the chassis. The Cosmos II has a very distinguished rounded design, it still has that Cosmos 1000 feel to it, in fact the size is roughly similar at 344(W) x 704(H) x 664(D) mm / 13.5 x 27.7 x 26.1 inch. The front bezel is plastic though yet the door is made from brushed aluminum as well as the side doors.
Pretty much the whole exterior is made out of Aluminum, Mesh and Synthetics; and the interior: Steel-Alloy, Synthetics and Rubber.
So the all black body itself is made out of steel. The Cosmos II is an Ultra size tower chassis alright, lots of space for even the biggest sized motherboards. Motherboard form factors supported are: Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX, XL-ATX, SSI CEB, SSI EEB.
The meshed side panel is in fact a door that can be opened much like a car door. We'll show you that in a tidbit. The panel itself has a sizable mesh for good airflow. Inside there are a lot of fans which again we'll show you in a minute. You will notice there is no side window in this chassis. The right panels mesh and grill openings serve the sole task of 'passive' air ventilation, so there are no fan mounts.
A quick peek at the backside teaches us that this is a serious piece of machinery, on the top, grommet holes for liquid cooling tubing / cable ports. All of them can pass large 3/4" O.D. tubing. Just below them, a 140mm fan, 1200 RPM, 19 dBA. Then we spot no less than ten+1 expansion slots, so that would even allow for three or four dual-slot cards to be set up in Crossfire or SLI mode.
To the far right you'll see a vertical expansion (the +1) slot, you could use that for say rear IO USB 3.0 connector brackets, a fan controller, CCFL / Cold Cathode lighting control and such. All the way below we see the PSU section. PSU wise, you name it... it'll fit as it's extended outwards a little, that will allow fitment of PSUs with a size of 19 CM (standard ATX form factor is 15 CM).
To the left side another side panel slash door that can be opened up easily. Rounded lines everywhere. The doors are made out of brushed aluminum by the way. On the next photo you can see that a bit better in the light refraction.
At the top and bottom, the traditional handrails / bars that every Cosmos chassis has are also made out of Aluminum. I think its based on automotive racecar roll-crash-bar designs, they are perfectly suited to lifting and moving the incredibly heavy chassis though.
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