Performance

With everything up and running I’m sure you are wondering how the Cosmos II performed. We are going to break the performance up into two categories, sound/cooling and usability/convenience. Not only is it important that the Cosmos II keeps everything cool and quiet, but considering its price it’s going to need to be flexible and able to adapt to new builds in the future.

I can say without a doubt that Cooler Master was successful in making the Cosmos II flexible. The large CPU access hole and multiple wire management holes will allow you to change things up in the future if you decide to change your cooling, motherboard, or add video cards. Due to its size you can run full XL-ATX motherboards with support for up to four video cards, adding a card or two in the future could be the best way to increase your performance as card prices drop. On top of that the flexibility given with the removable hard drive cages is impressive. If you decide to go with water cooling in the future you’re going to have lots of options.

So how was the cooling performance? With Cooler Master going with a design similar to the 800D that we had trouble with I was a little concerned. As it turns out those concerns where unneeded. The Cosmos II has less cooling power when compared to the HAF X but it still has more than enough to keep even the hottest rig under control. If for some reason you need more you still have two more open fan locations up top. With a mix of fans from 200mm to 120mm noise levels were not bad at all. What helped keep things even quieter was the thickness of the side panels. Using the fan controller was also very easy, every push would give you a beep to confirm, and when you reach max or min a triple beep would let you know.

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Posted: 2 years 10 months ago by Wingless92 #22038
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Corsair vs Cooler Master

FIGHT!
Posted: 2 years 10 months ago by garfi3ld #22032
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It's built to support quad 580's, something the 800D can't do at all. I really hope we see a XL-ATX case from Corsair in the future also.
Posted: 2 years 10 months ago by Wingless92 #22031
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I am just wondering if it could handle a serious setup. This is a serious case after all. Say, triple 580's? Just wondering if it would fare better than a 800D would. I would hope so.

Love that they put wire management feed cutouts on the tray that separates the Mobo from the PSU.
Posted: 2 years 10 months ago by chadkirchner #22030
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It better be Top Rated, it's $350!!! haha

Good write-up, good case.
Posted: 2 years 10 months ago by Wingless92 #22017
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Yea, a bit too pricey, but overall a great looking case. I'm really liking some of the features of it though.
Posted: 2 years 10 months ago by Brandonxcore #22016
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So jelly of you Wes. O:
Posted: 2 years 10 months ago by L0rdG1gabyt3 #22014
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Beautiful case! Thanks for the review!
Posted: 2 years 10 months ago by garfi3ld #22013
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NDA is finally up, what do you guys think?

 

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