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Old July 5, 2008, 02:40 PM
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Alright today were gonna look at the Coolermaster HD cage that comes with the Cosmos S. If you noticed the original Cosmos had space for 6 hard drives, well the Cosmos S comes with an HD cage seen below with space for 4 Hard Drives you can add an additional 2 more into your case if you desire which still leaves spaces for your Dvd Writer. Im going to compare this HD cage to the Thermaltake ICAGE which sells for 15-20 dollars depending where you buy it.

Coolermaster Cosmos S HD Cage it can hold up to 4 hard drives and it is pretty light weight and has shock absorbers for minimizin noise from the hard drives.



The Cosmos S Fan on the HD cage the fan is rated at the following taken from the Coolermaster website: Front fan(intake): one 120x120x25mm, 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included) The fan glows an almost amber red. When compared to the rest of my system it was the loudest sounding fan.



The Thermaltake Icage





The fan on the Thermaltake Icage has the following ratings from the Thermaltake website: 120 x 120 x 25 mm fan, 1300 RPM, 17 dBA

Alright first off the Thermaltake Icage only holds 3 hard drives but the space in between each hard drive is large and for cooling this is a plus but what makes this shine is the fan it has a blue glow compared to the red glow of the Coolermaster cage.
Both the Thermaltake fan and Coolermaster fan are rated at 17dba but i could clearly hear the noise of the coolermaster fan and the Thermaltake fan runs 100 rpm faster and blows more air with less sound. Once i took of the coolermaster fan and installed the Thermaltake fan the annoying sound i was hearing went away. Im running 6x Noctua Nf-p12s and an Antec Spot cool fan on high.

On the plus for the Coolermaster cage is the ability of being able to install 4 Hard drives but the annoying sound of the fan on this cage was a turn off and a no brainer for me to switch the fan and i like the blue better personally but its not for everyone.
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Old July 5, 2008, 04:00 PM
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The Grills on the front have a nice touch they come off by opening the side panel located at the bottom the side panels are held by a magnets.






All these individual front grills have a mesh which helps stop dust the effectiveness will be tested as the weeks go by my room gets very dusty the design of this setup in my mind is Excelent i cannot find any flaws with this setup yet so good job Coolermaster.
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I have practically the same watercooling setup as you and have been running it in the cosmosS for about 5 months now.It is a great case......... The other night i was gaming when all of a sudden there was a huge bang followed by what can only be described as ball bearings being rattled in a tin can coming from the CosmosS....My first reaction was to shut down quickly (holding the power button down for 4 seconds ) which seemed like an eternity at the time!

Opening the case revealed that the 230mm side panel fan had shed two of its blades and decided to throw them around the inside of the case! Well luckily for me (i guess?) there was no damage to other components.
There is absolutely no apparent reason as to why this happened there is no hardware or wiring even close to this fan.. and its been running great for the last few months.

I've emailed Coolermaster to see what they say , so i guess i will foind out how good there support is ?!
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Old July 6, 2008, 07:52 AM
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Just for future refference don't wait the 4 seconds just flip the psu switch Just my 2 cents.
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Old July 6, 2008, 08:38 AM
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It was not readily accessable
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Old July 6, 2008, 11:06 AM
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Yea the powersupply is at the bottom so its not easy to turn it off in that way but theres another reason Loose im glad i took off the side fan and how were yu able to fit the fan im using 7/16 tubing and i ever have a good tight bend i cannot keep the fan and close my door.
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My GPU is not WC'd at this point due to the fact that i had a 8800GTX denied warranty because it was WC'd ( it had a bad DVi Socket,nothing to do with cooling) ,i also ran with the windowed side cover at that point which had no fan
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Old July 6, 2008, 10:51 PM
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I just took of the fan i like it has a mesh filtered side panel this way my inside fans can still get clean air going thru the system id looove to see someone with both their cpu and gpu cooled with 7/16 or 1/2 tubing and the side fan on and did yu find the back rubber holes for tubing absolutely pointless?
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The rear holes are not pointless i know people that use coolers such as the corsair nautilus and they are great for those. As for me , all my cooling is internal so i don't use them.....i did run a gpu cooler with that fan and yes it is tight but i used 90 degree elbows to reach the cooler.
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Old July 7, 2008, 01:53 PM
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Yes Captain vortex used those 90 degrees metal bends in his loop that would technically make it possible. the Use of holes for me is more for being able to get tubes to the back of the case if your mounting an external rad as with other cases but as you cannot do that with this case unless you start cutting pieces of the back fins that is why i dont find it all that usefull.
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