Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Reviewgotdamojo06 - November 29, 2007
The Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 case comes with four 120mm fans pre-installed inside of the case. Two of these fans are mounted on the top of the case, which will blow the hot air that rises to the top of the case out of the case quickly. There is also a 120mm fan mounted on the rear of the case, above the I/O panel, that also blows more of the hot air out of the case. The placement of these fans seems like a great spot due to the fact that the CPU heatsink will be placed nearby. There is also a fourth fan that is located on the bottom of the case and is sucking cool fresh air into the case, but has its own special housing. The best feature of these fans is the fact that they are silent, operating at an advertised 17 dBA, while still running at 1,200 RPM.
What is so special about the housing that contains the bottom-mounted fan? There is a top piece of the housing that is able to be rotated, allowing you to change the direction the fresh air is being blown. This gives you more control over the airflow in your case; you can point it towards your CPU, GPU, or your hard drives. If for some reason you don't care for this feature, you are able to take this top part off and have it just blow straight up, as seen in the bottom picture.
The hard drive cage in this case is not like any other that I have seen before. The Cosmos hides the hard drives in little "drawers" that are screwed down.
Behind the front door of the case is where all the 5.25" drive bays are located. The front 5.25" drive bay covers are removable and they are made out of a mesh type material that allows for maximum airflow through the case. This is especially nice for allowing for free air flow in the spots where there is very little fan activity.
Another great feature of the Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 is the integrated sound dampening technology. Both of the side panels of this case have a soft textured foam on the inside to keep the sound from being released outside of the case. In combination with the foam, there is a rubber seal around the opening of the main chassis to add to the insulation.
To make sure that the sides of the case stay on nice and tight and line up with the rubber seal, Cooler Master decided to make the side panels tool-less. They did this by putting a lever on the rear of the case for each side that you pull up to release the side panels. To put them back on, you just apply pressure to the necessary side of the case. Located between these levers are where the pre-drilled holes for the water cooling setup are.
The sound dampening features do not end there. Cooler Master also put a rubber gasket around the holes in the hard drive "drawers" that reduce the amount of vibration being transfered from the spinning hard drive to the rest of the case, which in some cases can cause a very annoying sound.