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post #781 of 12421
Quote:
Originally Posted by yutzybrian View Post

To be completely honest I'll probably switch to the Cosmos II in a year or two once the price gets down to the range my Cosmos S was in (~$180). I love the Cosmos cases

i am going to get the cosmos II in a year when its on sale but i still love my trooper n keeping. the trooper is going to be my gaming pc and then the cosmos will be enthusiast pc because of no easy carrying handle. only was for a 115lbs person to carry a fully loaded cosmos 2 is with two hands and in between my legs and taking baby steps smile.gif
post #782 of 12421
IMO the Cosmos 2 is an impressive case, but is it enough of an upgrade for anybody to justify ditching their Storm Trooper?

Thoughts:
- Storm Trooper has almost as good cable management, although the rear facing HDDs and parallel fans is better
- Storm Trooper has almost as many hard drive slots and most motherboards don't have enough SATA ports anyways
- Storm Trooper is arguably easier to move around as it is lighter and also has a handle
- You can add side fans onto the Storm Trooper and a bottom intake as well

What the Cosmos 2 does have:
- Bigger and more room to work with
- 360 radiator on top
- More 5.25" drive bays with hot swap bays removed OR 2x HAF-X like hot swap bays
- Swing out side panels, although this may be a matter of form over functionality depending on the situation
- EDIT: Push-Pull possible with CM Cosmos 2 on top

For what you are getting, it may be hard to justify.
Edited by CrazyElf - 1/5/12 at 6:19pm
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post #783 of 12421
Thought I'd pop my first build up.
It has been fun.
Just being patient with video cards for now.
I'd like to change the case fans and cpu cooler at some stage.
Maybe mod the front cages to accept front fans and make the cages themselves, removable from the front.
I think with a bit of material and the right tools, you could get alot of life and performance from this case.

c360bf56.jpg

Apples and oranges when it comes to the Cosmos II.

Cheers thumb.gif
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post #784 of 12421
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PormTroooper View Post

Thought I'd pop my first build up.
It has been fun.
Just being patient with video cards for now.
I'd like to change the case fans and cpu cooler at some stage.
Maybe mod the front cages to accept front fans and make the cages themselves, removable from the front.
I think with a bit of material and the right tools, you could get alot of life and performance from this case.

c360bf56.jpg

Apples and oranges when it comes to the Cosmos II.

Cheers thumb.gif

really love your build... If you get a chance I would love to see more pictures of it.. Let us know if you need anything and welcome aboard.
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post #786 of 12421
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I bought 2 x 1.5 Tb WD Blacks back in October.. Best buy I have ever made.. Glad I got them ...
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post #787 of 12421
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Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post

I bought 2 x 1.5 Tb WD Blacks back in October.. Best buy I have ever made.. Glad I got them ...

Yeah yeah....tongue.gif

Thinking of digging out one of my old IDE drives and turning it into an external. Not sure what all I'd need for that. Hopefully not much. Funds are limited.

Some day I'll start saving for a Trooper. Finally was able to check one out at Fry's. It was sweet. My Dad was like....what would you need something that big for? rolleyes.gif
Edited by DireLeon2010 - 1/6/12 at 12:13pm
     
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post #788 of 12421
Just ordered this, on it's way from Newegg. Yee-haw!

I got the same 1TB HDD listed above for 70$ from BestBuy less than a year ago, on sale from 99$.

Man, this HDD shortage stuff is made up and inflated so hard, it's annoying.
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post #789 of 12421
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Originally Posted by unimatrixzero View Post

really love your build... If you get a chance I would love to see more pictures of it.. Let us know if you need anything and welcome aboard.

Thanks mate.
More pics:

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As she stands now. Would love to have a full window. Silverstone Strider Gold 1000W PSU. Inside a 2500K.

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Front loading drive bays. Would have preferred to route the SATA power from the bottom. Crucial M4 (hope they have a fix soon) and WD 1TB Green storage drive.

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Bit of cable management.

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USB 2.0 and front switch/LED routing.

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post #790 of 12421
well here is my new cm storm trooper


450

450

450


Cant seem to find the application to join the club
Edited by Zan30 - 1/6/12 at 4:59pm
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