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Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Review



Cooler Master has brought the greatest aspects of computer cases all together; style, performance, and silence. The Cosmos 1000 is not only a great looking case that has very elegant looks to it, but it also keeps the insides very cool while staying very quiet. Any time that I have taken a look at a "silent" case, I was skeptical about getting it due to the fact that silence often sacrifices some sort of cooling abilities that the case could have offered.  With this case, however, the impact was minimal.

The CPU load testing revealed that the difference between the Thermaltake case and the Cosmos 1000 was basically a wash at one degree Celsius, with the Cosmos 1000 the winner. The other temperature differences were a little greater in comparison with the Thermaltake offering, coming out on top. One issue that reared its ugly head was the hard drive temperatures; a full ten degrees Celsius above the competition. I feel that if some slightly higher CFM fans were added to the Cosmos package it would easily come out on top.

I was also very skeptical about this case's performance when I was installing everything due to the placements of the fans, which surprisingly turn out to work very well. After building quite a few systems I found the rolled and smoothed edges a refreshing change from some of the cheaper cases I have worked on. This led to a bloodless installation of the components, which is always a good thing.

If you are looking for a great looking case that will be able to keep your components cool without being too loud, the Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 is the case for you. When comparing the temperatures of this case with the ones I got with the other cases, and comparing the noise levels, I have a feeling that this will be replacing my current case.


  • Simplistic design
  • Sound dampening technology
  • Tool-less features
  • Carrying handles
  • Accessory case
  • Build quality
  • Low noise output fans



  • Temperatures could be better
  • Poorly ventilated hard drive cage


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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued (The Case)
  3. Closer Look Continued (Working Components)
  4. Installation
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing
  7. Conclusion
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