Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case

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ASSEMBLY

Assembling a system in the Cosmos II is a straight forward affair. Our test system consists of an Asus 790GX motherboard, a ZEROtherm FZ120 heatsink with a Nexus 120 mm fan, a WD Caviar hard drive and a Cooler Master 700W modular power supply.


A metal frame is installed onto the power supply's exterior, so it can be slipped in from the rear of the chassis.


The hard drive trays have a semi-soft mounting system using rubber grommets and screws that push-in without turning.


Cabling is the biggest issue during assembly due to the eight fan extensions provided. There is also a second set of 2-pin cables to control LEDs, but the 200 mm LED model is the only fan included with the case that has LEDs and is also the only fan we know of in existence with a corresponding connector.


Fully assembled our system looks, as most would, rather barren. We measured CPU heatsink and graphics card clearance to be 18.9 cm and 38.4 cm respectively.


Taming all the fan cables is the biggest challenge at the back, but there is plenty of room to tie things down.


Clearance behind the motherboard tray is 21 mm, more than adequate.



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