On Tuesday, Cooler Master updated its Twitter feed with news about a new special edition PC case in honor of the company’s 25th anniversary. Aptly called the Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition, it is a chassis pulled straight out of a science-fiction movie, with silver-white, solid brushed aluminum handles protruding from each side of the top and bottom. The case also includes curved, tempered glass on each side enhanced with ambient blue LED lighting to showcase all the hardware goodness inside.
“Ever since the launch of the original Cosmos II, fans have been asking, or making by themselves, for a windowed side panel,” the company states. “Cooler Master has accepted the challenge and to celebrate the 25th anniversary we have released this special edition.”
Here are the hardware details:
|Dimensions (inches):||13.54 x 27.71 x 26.14|
|Expansion slots:||10 + 1|
|Drive bays (5.25-inch):||3|
|Drive bays (3.5-inch):||2x via X-dock
5x in middle cage
6x in bottom cage
|Drive bays (2.5-inch):||11x converted from both drive cages|
|I/O panel (back):||2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
4x USB 2.0 Type-A
Audio In / Out
|Fan support (top):||1x 120mm fan installed
Optional – 1x 200mm
Optional – 2x 140mm
Optional – 3x 120mm
|Fan support (front):||1x 200mm LED fan installed
Optional – 1x 120mm
Optional – 1x 140mm
|Fan support (rear):||1x 140mm fan installed
Optional – 1x 120mm
|Fan support (HDD):||2x 120mm LED fans for bottom HDD
Optional – 1x 120mm for middle HDD
|Liquid cooling support:||240mm to 280mm radiator (320mm max)|
|CPU cooler clearance:||190mm|
|GPU card size support:||190mm to 385mm|
|Materials (outside):||Aluminum, mesh, and plastic|
|Materials (frame):||Steel and aluminum|
|Available color:||Silver/Black combo|
On a cooling level, the case consists of a larger upper “zone” and a thinner lower zone separated by an aluminum partition plate. The bottom chamber plays host to the power supply, the six-bay drive cage, and the two included 120mm LED fans. Air is pulled up from bottom vents and into the upper chamber while the power supply has its own intake and exhaust vents.
As for the upper chamber, it’s cooled by the 200mm fan on the front while all heat is blown out the back and top vents. This area is where the motherboard, connected cards, the three 5.25-inch bays, and the five “middle” drive bays reside. Users can easily mount their liquid cooling system radiator at the top of this chamber.
In addition to the handles, the case sports a solid brushed aluminum covered top that includes a sliding panel, which hides the Advanced Control Panel. The case has a solid brushed aluminum front panel, too, that hides the hot-swappable three-bay 5.25-inch drive cage. That said, users can purchase adapters to cram three hard drives into this three-bay cage instead of bulkier optical drives.
Currently, Cooler Master does not provide an ETA on when this special edition case will land in the U.S. However, it is heading to Europe at the end of June for 349 Euros, which translates to around $390.
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