Right on the heels of our Cosmos 1000 case review
comes the totally revamped Cosmos S from Cooler Master. As Rutledge pointed out, although the Cosmos is really a nice case, there are a handful of things that could be done to make it better. The weight for one - at around 40 pounds, the Cosmos could definitely stand to go on a diet. Another complaint was the lack of hard drive cooling and an ineffectual graphic card cooling tunnel. A solid, non-removable door also hampers airflow through the otherwise open mesh front bay covers. Rounding out the "punch list" for the Cosmos, the mounting mechanism for hard drives and add-in cards could stand to be improved. We'll be taking a close look at the new Cosmos S today to find out if Cooler Master has made this latest version better than the last.
The Cosmos S ships in much the same way the 1000 did, in a large box with Styrofoam and plastic sheeting to protect the case surfaces. Cooler Master also went to the trouble to put the case in a soft, fabric pull-string bag. It reminds me of a motorcycle helmet bag, used to protect the expensive finish while transporting. Not sure how often you'd be toting a full-tower case around, but if you ever need to, the bag makes for a nice, durable means of protecting it.
Join me for a closer look at the Cooler Master Cosmos S.