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Cooler Master Cosmos II reviewed
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 2:41P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master updates its classic Cosmos case for the modern market with the Cosmos II, the first chassis on the market to utilize what Cooler Master is calling an ?ultra tower? design. The Cosmos II is an entirely new beast that includes full dust filtration coverage, external hot-swap bays, twelve modular 3.5?/2.5? storage bays and an all new cable management system. It`s also pretty darn pricey at $349 USD, so hit our review to see if the price of admission is worth it."
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 2:32P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We review the new Cooler Master Cosmos II. It is an Ultra tower, this chassis is 70cm in height -- almost 28. It has space for even the big XL-ATX motherboards, it comes with brushed aluminum side panels; unlock and swing them open like doors instead of panels. Yep, that Ultra vibe is already kicking in isn`t it? "
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Case Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 2:22P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Cosmos II is a huge and heavy (48.5 lbs or 22 kg) full-tower case, dubbed ultra tower by the manufacturer. It comes with all the features you can imagine, such as support for big motherboards (E-ATX, XL-ATX, SSI CEB, and SSI EEB), a big radiator for liquid cooling solutions, and 10 expansion slots. Its price tag is also heavy: USD 350. Let`s explore this new release."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After years of anticipating whether or not Cooler Master would update their legendary Cosmos cases, the wait is finally over. Their new Cosmos II Ultra Tower is a true successor to the original while packing in a boatload of additional features for good measure. This is one hell of a case."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case Review @ Legit Reviews
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At first glance the COSMOS II looks very similar to the original case as it has the top and bottom rails still, but beyond that it is very different. For one thing it is bigger in all dimensions with the original Cosmos at 10.47(W) x 23.54(H) x 24.72 (D) but the new and improved Cosmos II Ultra Tower stands a whopping 13.5(W) x 27.7(H) x 26.1(D). This is larger than most cases classified as a Full Tower which is why Cooler Master came up with the Ultra Tower category..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Chassis Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master sent me this case about a week or so ago, and said keep this a secret until the beginning of January. Well, it has taken every restraint I can muster not to fill the forums of many sites with images of this beast. As you read in the title, Cooler Master has taken yet another crack and making the ultimate chassis to wear the Cosmos moniker. This time, as I see it, Cooler Master went back to step one and did a complete redesign of the original, just that this time it seems there is a no hold barred approach to delivering solutions to all of the past issues, adding a ton of features while re-engineering others, and delivering a new Cosmos that resembles the original, but definitely makes its own statement when in the room. The Cosmos II from Cooler Master we are going to be looking at is designated as an Ultra-Tower chassis, and rightfully so. You are about to see that this chassis delivers in every sense of the word ultra. Not only is the Cosmos II immense and massive, it is sleek and sexy to look at and it offers everything you want in a chassis and then some. And then you even get every bit of hardware you could want if moving over to water cooling or adding fans. On top of that, everything is super easy to use with all of the tool-free mechanisms and hidden secrets."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 11:55A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If i might take the subjectivity of looks on myself for a moment, this thing is drop dead gorgeous! While it does not sit in the corner and demand your attention...it certainly does command it. Cooler Master has said that the Cosmos II is Supercar inspired I am not sure which one they used for inspiration, but I am going to guess it was the Mercedes SLR. It seems that the word elegant has been hijacked in recent years to mean square aluminum box. The Cosmos II does elegant in a different way. It has a lot of style, but not in a screaming look at me fashion. I noted that the signature Cosmos handles are reminiscent of studio grade rack audio equipment as soon as I got it out of the box. I think the best description for the Cosmos is elegant and professional."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

 
Danger Den Q20 Black Series Acrylic Chassis Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:20A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some time ago, back when extra hardware wasn`t something that was available to me, I had my first go at a Danger Den acrylic chassis build with the Black 21 chassis. If you want to, go ahead and have a look at how limited hardware and installing air cooling into a chassis designed for water can really bring a slick looking chassis down a peg. With that in mind, with this newly developed chassis there will be a full on custom water cooling loop installed into the chassis to showcase it how it deserves to be, and to give the readers more of what is to be expected when reviewing a product that is specifically driven as a chassis to house water cooling out of the gate. If the Black 21 was a full tower, this new chassis is more of a mid tower just going by the chassis sizing, but don`t let that cloud your judgment. Even though the chassis has gotten smaller than the last solution I looked at, this new design has a couple of things the other didn`t, as well as a better handle in the way the water cooling is mounted into the chassis rather than directly to the face as the Black 21 did. The more obvious changes up front are things like the power button moved to the rear in the new chassis, the acrylic motherboard tray has been redesigned and the PSU has been moved from the top to the bottom. There are a couple of others to mention as well, but I`ve got to save some material for the rest of the review, so if you want to see what those things are, stick with me; I`m sure you are about to like what you see over the next few pages."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Case Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master Cosmos II Case Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today Cooler Master return to the Cosmos family with the launch of the Cosmos 2. This ultra tower chassis features aspects which remind us of the original Cosmos from 2007 but Cooler Master have brought it right up to date with more advanced features and an evolved design. We have one on our test bench so let`s see what the case has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Computer Case @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In computer cases, it`s a constant battle between price, function, and style-- as the saying goes, Pick any two. There are any number of very servicable cases available at $100 or less; if you have $150 in your case budget, you can choose from some excellent full tower cases; and if you have $250 to spend on a case, you can get almost any combination of function and style you could ever want. Beyond that are the super-premium cases, and Cooler Master`s latest entry in this field is so special the company calls it an ultra tower. Benchmark Reviews takes a look to see if the Cooler Master Cosmos II case deserves this designation."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra PC Case @ Pro-Clockers
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
But like any other product offered to the consumer it was discounted. And if you are a CM fan boy and wanted a large case your choice was the CM Stacker until the HAX series was released. But now it is back and better than ever. Cooler Master has announced the Cosmos II and if you thought the original was big you have to check this one out. The original Cosmos measure 23.5 and this new beauty measures just over 4 taller at 27.7. Size isn`t the only feature that the new Cosmos II has over the original. We be damned if you think we are going to spill all the goodies in the introduction. Read on."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Antec P280 Performance One Case Review
     Tue, Jan 03 2012 | 9:01A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With so much instability in the technology world it's hard to believe Antec has been around for over 25 years. The resulting experience can be found throughout their chassis line. The new P280 shows just how well Antec has refined their Performance One Series cases
  FULL STORY @ NINJALANE

In Win BUC 101 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 1:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In Win has just released a new version of their BUC mid-tower case, dubbed BUC 101. (By the way, the correct pronunciation is buck, not bee-you-see ? which would be kind of funny.) This new case comes with several unique features. Let`s take a look at them."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

TechREACTIOn Review: Cooler Master Storm Trooper
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 1:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the first glance of this beast, it may take a little bit to soak it all in, as there are a lot of options which greet you. The front panel bays are covered in honeycomb mesh with filters installed behind them. At the top of the front panel is the X-Dock SSD hot-swap bay, and the bottom contains a hidden tool kit for the installation. The side panel will give you the option of installing two 120mm intake fans to help with the overall cooling of the system."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREACTION.NET

XClio Touch 320 Mid Tower Chassis Review
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If XClio should be known for one thing with their chassis designs, it`s that the fans and lighting concepts are always ahead of the curve from what other manufacturers are offering today. I remember a couple years back I got a chassis from them. I believe it was the 1000. Back then, this super tower delivered a trio of LED options, eight 180mm fans and the three on the front took things a step further. This is one of the first chassis` I saw that that not only offered a door for each fan, but they were filtered and each fan had an individual fan power switch for the ultimate in control at that time. It wasn`t long after that we started to see this idea pop up in other manufacturers designs. Since it seemed they had things under control with offering airflow in about every conceivable way, the next big thing I saw from XClio was the 256-Color fans. With everybody looking to build a chassis that won`t look like everyone else`s case, XClio kept up with filling the front, top, side, and rear of the chassis with fans to deliver huge amounts of airflow into their chassis with the Blackhawk I had with these fans installed. With a random cycle of colors to go through, you just stop the cycle at the desired LED color and it`s set until you change your mind, or hardware. This is something that I have yet to see copied, but I am sure other manufacturers would love to offer the multitude of LED color options that XClio delivered."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Anidées AI-6 chassis review
     Mon, Jan 02 2012 | 9:03A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There is a new player in the PC casing / chassis arena, they are named Anidées and recently they have introduced their first product into the market. Their first chassis released is the AI-6, it comes in three models, standard black, one with a side panel window and a sound dampened version. We'll check out the 'regular' model, but as you'll notice very little is actually regular about this chassis.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

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