Cooler Master Unveils Cosmos II Chassis
Cooler Master has unveiled its latest chassis, the "ultra tower" Cosmos II. The new chassis combines aluminum, mesh and steel to create a refined look. The Cosmos II supports motherboards up to XL-ATX form factor, along with up to 13 Hard Drive Disks (HDDs)/Solid State Drives (SSDs) using the X dock (two HDDs), middle cage (five HDDs) and bottom cage (six HDDs). Three 5.25" drive bays and 11 2.5" drive bays (converted from 3.5" drive bays) are also provided. The Cosmos II includes ample space for four-way CrossfireX and SLI GPU configurations, and is compatible with video cards up to 385mm in length and CPU coolers up to 190mm high. Cooling is provided by one 200mm LED fan (front), one 120mm fan (top), one 140mm fan (rear), two 120mm fans (bottom HDD), with the option of adding up to three more fans. The I/O panel is located on the top of the chassis and includes a four-channel fan speed control, along with two USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out and an e-SATA port. Other features include cable management holes for easy cable routing and tool-free installation of hardware. The Cosmos II chassis measures 344x704x664mm (WxHxD), will be available in "midnight black" and will retail for around US$349.99 (€349.99) later this month.