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Old July 7, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Alright today we look at the locking mechanism that comes with the Cosmos S to describe it in the simplest way possible you basically press a button to lock a hard drive or dvd drive for example and press it again to unlock it. Its a verry simple mechanism but it works.



Theres a total of 8 and their very easy to remove and a smart design. Another Plus for the case in my eyes it beats having to put in screws each time saves a lot of time.

Some more pictures of the top of the case where you can install 3 fans here we have the Noctua's even when running 6 their sound is lovely and minimum to the least.





If you have the money to spend on this case do me a favor and buy these fans as well if you can get them on sale you can find them from 11.99 - 13.99 well worth their price and with a 6 year warranty why not!
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Old July 7, 2008, 09:16 PM
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Now ill admit im a noob when it comes to cable management here is the back of the case of my attempts of cable management.





And yet it still looks like crap but i think if i had a modular power supply it might have helped a little the holes are pretty good to getting wires through. If anyone has some suggestions more then welcome.
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Old July 8, 2008, 10:50 PM
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Anyways this is the final setup i twisted the sata cables a trick i found out from Captain Vortex, i like it.




This has been an interesting experience with this case ive mentioned a lot of pros and cons and to conclude i give this case a rating of 7.5/10 there has been a lot of improvement from the original Cosmos but
Cons:
I found the weight too much for me this might not effect some people but i found the weight of this case unacceptable this is just a personal thing with me id have liked it if it was a little lighter.
The Price of this case is also pretty high but being able to mount a triple rad on the inside justifies it as the closet spacious case to this Cosmos S i think would be the Antec 1200.
The back fins does not let a rad-box be mounted and having planned this mount in the begining phase i was rather dissapointed.
The fans from the case were all replaced as i have Noctua Nf-p12 and an Antec Spot cool fan i found the Coolermaster fans to be louder then these fans. I mounted the Thermaltake Icage fan on the Coolermaster hard drive bay.
The Side panel with the fan reaches too far in i have seen some other cases where the large 200mm fan is a bit further out of the case this leaves more space inside the case for aircoolers and would help for watercooling.

Pros
The case is huge and awesome this might not be where i place everything as there is plenty of space to switch things up inside your case.
The case is also good for Cable mangement out of all the cases i have owned this has been the the easiest for me to try routing cables.
The ability to mount a triple radiator is awesome, Also the hard drive bay supplied lets you put 4 hard drives.
Case holes are covered with a mesh to increase dust control so i appreciate that as my room gets very dusty.

So would i recommend this case to someone else??? Probably not if you like a large case specially for watercooling then go for it. There can be many more improvements to this case and its been a plesant experience working with the case i havent got any cuts. Soo i hope my review has helped anyone thinking of purchasing this case if you can accept all the cons of the case then you will definetely like this case as it has a lot of potential.
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Old July 9, 2008, 06:16 AM
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Looks great!

As for tips on managing those wires.... the only thing that stands out is the use of the "second" hole for some of your PSU cables on the bottom. If they'll reach, it'll look a lot neater keeping them all together as a bundle at the bottom behind the pump and then bring them back in through the holes as required.
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If you want some really neat wires you can sleeve all the wires. It'll look like a snake is going through your case. Except the snake is completely black.
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Old July 9, 2008, 12:15 PM
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Yea SSwilson i hid all the cables on the right of the pump the onlly cable i can see i can change is the Hard drive power cables.
I think i can route it from the back of the case but i was having problems closing the case ill try to slap some tape or something to make it more flush against the case i know see yer rig you have done a better job at routing cables then i did lol im just a noob at this but i found it alot easier on this case compared to my Thermaltake Matrix case for suure.


Ohh and P.s it would have been nice if Coolermaster sleeved the motherboard power connector you know that way it wouldnt stand out as much.


Ohhh and Just to let everyone know I FINALLLY have the front case panel sound working i couldnt get it working on my old Thermaltake Matrix case but the cosmos S comes with the Ac97 adapter and Hd adapter for Intel computers im guessing.
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Old July 9, 2008, 05:18 PM
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Heres what mine looked like about 3 months ago before the board failed and without a gpu cooler, look at the psu ,you have no excuse now ;)
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Old July 9, 2008, 06:54 PM
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thats nicely done can yu show me a picture of the left panel of your case i wanna see how yu routed all your cables. cheers
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I don't have one of the back panel , i'll try and take one later if i get a chance ... but any kind of wiring management takes patience and some trial and error ;)
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Old July 10, 2008, 07:08 AM
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things i lack unfortunely patience! lol im trying to ask Biff how he managed to route the 4 pin hole on the top left of my motherboard, i think with yer board for example you have a 6 pin connector and the case came with an extention as mine did.
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