|Cooler Master Cosmos II Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Tuesday, 03 January 2012|
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Detailed Interior Features
The motherboard tray of the Cosmos II isn't removable, but there's a reasonable amount of space behind it, complemented by seven cable management cutouts and fourteen tie-down points.
The Cosmos II has a mass of interior cables: power and LED connections for nine fans (18 cables plus a Molex connector for power), shown here on the left, USB and front panel connector cables in the middle, and SATA interface and power cables for the hot swap bays on the right. The fan cables are run to the fan controller panel on top of the case. Fortunately, the fan cables are both physically labeled and color-coded.
You can remove the lower drive bays and use this area to mount a 2x120mm radiator on its side using the radiator mounting rails included in the accessory kit.
Looking up at the top of the case you can see the single included 120mm top fan as well as mounting spaces for two more. Alternatively you can remove the included fan and mount a standard thickness 3x120mm radiator here, with the fans on top of the case in a pull-through configuration.
This plastic panel on the inside of each side panel can be removed by unscrewing the two small screws you can see at the far right of this image. You can then mount two 120mm fans with screws from the other side of the panel to keep your graphics cards cool, but the screws won't be visible on the outside of the case. It's a lot of extra effort to go to for aesthetics, but that's what you're paying for. However, you'll have to secure and run your fan power cables from this side panel, making sure you have enough slack to allow the panel to swing open. Also, you'll have to unplug the fans each time the panel is removed. Thermaltake has already shown a much cleaner way to have integrated fan power in a removable side panel in their Level 10 GT case.
Let's see what it would be like to build a system in this case.