Cooler Master Cosmos SE review

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We review the new Cooler Master Cosmos SE. Based on the popular design, the chassis now is available as a smaller yet all black full tower. This chassis is just gorgeous to look at and has space for motherboards up-tp ATX form factors, it comes with dark side panels and a whole lot of new innovations. So it has finally arrived, it was at CeBIT in March this year where we got a sneak preview on the all new Cosmos SE, and admittedly back then I was both a little surprised and impressed.

The Cosmos SE according to Cooler Master comes loaded as a more aggressive and more nimble sports car in a decidedly more compact form. Driven by this aesthetic, the SE edition features the trademark curved aluminum handles and sleek outer exterior that fans have come to love. The Cosmos SE is actually designed based on the user feedback from the original Cosmos and that big whopper Cosmos II. The chassis is a full tower in the SE edition, despite that somewhat smaller form factor the chassis still has plenty of space to house 8 fans from which four already are installed. Two of them have a diameters of 120 mm and are blue LED activated sitting behind the front panel cooling down the HDDs. There is a 140 mm fan is at the top and then another 120 mm fan can be found at the back, as exhaust.

The Cooler Master Cosmos SE can hold up to 8 3.5-inch hard disk drives and 18 (!) 2.5-inch SSDs (solid-state drives). The HDD/SSD cages are removable, and they have all the necessary accessories needed to switch from 3.5-inch to 2.5-inch trays wherever necessary. Space wise, depending if you remove some of the storage cages  the maximum graphics card length is of 385 mm / 15.5 inches. We have yet to find a graphics card with that length though. CPU cooler wise your margin is 175 mm / 6.9 inches in height. Obviously the chassis would not be complete without a little water, you can fit 120, 240, 280, or 360mm radiators, or simply use all-in-one liquid cooling kits. Priced at  €159 / $199 including the VAT this chassis might become rather popular we think. Anyway, we'll talk you though the entire product with a massive photo-shoot, have a peek at the beast first after which we'll startup the review guided by photos, photos and yeah... more photos.

But first have a peek at that race-car styled chassis, it's big, it's black and looking great alright.


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