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Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Review



To properly test this computer case, I will be testing for idle temperatures as well as full load temperatures. To test the idle temperatures, I will be doing this is by letting the computer sit for 30 minutes at idle. To test load, I will then run a one hour OCCT stress test with a blend of both CPU and RAM, set at normal priority. I will be using SpeedFan Version 4.32 to gather my system chipset, CPU core, and hard drive temperature readings. For the video card temperatures, I will be using ATI Tool Version 0.27's built-in temperature monitor. To gather the full load temperatures of the GPU, I will be running 3DMark 05 two times, back-to-back, then quickly looking at the temperature reading.

Testing Setup:

  • Intel E6600 @ 3400MHz (1000MHz OC)
  • GA-P35-DQ6
  • G. Skill DDR800 @ 850MHz 4-4-4-10-2T
  • ATI Radeon X1950Pro (GPU @ 587MHz, Memory @ 770MHz)
  • OCZ 700W GameXStream
  • Western Digital 320GB 16MB Cache SATA
  • Lite-on DVD-RW
  • Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 (Case)
  • Sigma Atlantis (Case)
  • Thermaltake Armour Extreme Edition (Case)
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2


I will be comparing the Cosmos to both the Thermaltake Armour Extreme Edition (containing one rear 120mm fan, one rear 90mm fan, one front 120mm fan, and one top 90mm fan), as well as the Sigma Atlantis (with four 120mm fans; one in the rear, one in the front, and two on the side).  All temperatures are in degrees Celsius.










While the audible sound the case allows to escape is subjective to the person listening, I feel that the case is a lot quieter than both the Sigma Atlantis and the Thermaltake Armour. This is proven by the fact that I can not hear this case outside of my bedroom with the door closed, whereas in the same conditions I was able to hear both the Sigma Atlantis and the Thermaltake Armour.


  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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