|Cooler Master Cosmos RC-1000 Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 13 September 2007|
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Final Thoughts: Cosmos RC-1000
When I compared the Cooler Master Cosmos RC-1000 full-tower ATX case to the Range Rover, I couldn't have been more accurate. Not to claim the Range Rover has flaws, but I think it's obvious it offers a lot of features and convenience at the expense of performance and speed. Well, the Cosmos RC-1000 offers a myriad of unique features, most of which cater to creature comforts and offer convenience to the owner. The Cosmos 1000 is well above the standard, but the case is not without its faults.
Cooler Master most likely determined a negative air pressure concept would ultimately benefit end users. Obviously the Cosmos RC-1000 wasn't designed with every single person in mind, and perhaps those hardware enthusiasts who utilize liquid cooling are the best candidates for this full-tower ATX case. Serious gamers should consider their equipment though, because the negative internal air pressure may affect the cooling ability of their equipment. Of course, it wouldn't take much to drop a fan or two to reverse this, and just leave them as open-air vents.
So who is the Cooler Master Cosmos RC-1000 really best suited for? Liquid-cooling enthusiasts are clear winners, and even air-cooled systems benefit. Gamers are really not all that neglected, but certain cooling systems will require that you remove a fan to equalize pressure. The feature amenities are so numerous with the Cosmos 1000 that even the casual computer user would absolutely love the case. My only complaint that has some weight is the lack of active hard drive cooling. If you keep all three exhaust fans running the negative inner case air-pressure will draw in enough cool air to simulate forced air, but if you run only one or two of the fans (to compensate for GeForce 8800 series cooling) you could see some heated hard drives.