|Cooler Master Cosmos Black Label Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 12 December 2008|
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Cosmos Black Label
Back in September of 2007 Benchmark Reviews tested Cooler Master's Cosmos RC-1000 full-tower computer case, and was so impressed with the fine attention to detail that it earned our Golden Tachometer Award. Then, a few month later in February of 2008, we witnessed the Cooler Master Cosmos S arrive to the scene with a darkened appearance and sport-car curves. So it's fitting then that Cooler Master offer their most revered computer case in a limited edition set. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the Cooler Master Cosmos Black Label Limited Edition E-ATX full-tower computer case kit (SKU: RC-1000S-KKN2-GP), as a supplemental installment to our original comprehensive Cosmos 1000 review.
Cooler Master introduces the Black Label Limited Edition with worldwide availability of 500 individually numbered sets. This luxurious collection brings together the company's award-winning computing chassis, cooler and power supply, with an added touch of sophisticated black appearance plus feature enhancements: Cosmos Black Label, Hyper Z600 Black Label and a powerful PSU unit. MSRP 599USD or 499EUR. Details at: blacklabel.coolermaster.com
The 500 Club
Since launching Benchmark Reviews almost two years ago, we have supplied enthusiasts and casual users several articles on almost thirty computer case products, ranging from HTPC enclosures to extremely simple cases. After working with so many different varieties and designs I have started to quickly categorize these products into different classes the moment I see them, which allows me to easily determine which computer case might appeal to a certain demographic.
Computer enthusiasts are a lot like automobile owners: we all want something different than everyone else while expressing ourselves at the same time. With so many options to choose from, both in the auto industry and the computer industry, it isn't very difficult to find your taste. Not so long ago I reviewed the Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 gaming case, which could easily share relation to the exotic sports cars we can't afford. It was a very nice case, to be sure, but at the end of the day a sports car only has one purpose. Today we take the Cooler Master Cosmos Black, a limited edition release nearly identical to the original RC-1000, out for a test drive. In my original review I claimed that the Cosmos was the Range Rover of computer cases, and I still feel that this statement is true; only now the ride is black.
It wasn't until the last few years that this company began producing components outside of their initial focus. From cases and coolers, to power supplies and hard drive enclosures. It seems almost necessary then that Cooler Master design the ultimate computer chassis which combines their collective skill set, and these creative minds built the Cosmos Mid-Tower ATX Case (RC-1000).In 2007, Cooler Master created COSMOS, a serene spirit within a luxurious, high-performance body. Each line of COSMOS is born with elegant heritage originated from devotion to prudence and innovation. It is captivating to know such power is enclosed behind the silence.
About the company: Cooler Master
Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.
In pursuing this mission, Cooler Master is absolutely committed to delivering solutions that precisely meet customer requirements for features, performance, and quality. Moreover, we strive to be a reliable long-term partner for our customers that they can truly depend on. It aims to be the first and foremost name that comes to mind for companies around the world seeking thermal solutions, and seeks to build such a reputation through outstanding technology, sophisticated design, and superior service.
Cooler Master's current business encompasses a comprehensive lineup of thermal solutions for a full range of applications. Its products range from heat sinks and fans to component housing, chassis, and ducting for computers, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, and many other devices.