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Originally Posted by Animanganime View Post

I see what you mean of course, I see the reason why it has to be that way. The front door of the cosmos 1000 was made of aluminum backing with high quality glossy plastic on top which makes it look classy. The molding of the cosmos 1000 was made of plastic but it was painted so nicely that it is not Screaming cheap like the cosmos 2 and also the original cosmos molding was smaller or not as wide so that part was less visible.
Again I understand that is good business decision from CM but that is not acceptable for a customer like me. Like I understand the business decision behind the Wii from Nintendo but I that does not mean I would buy one.
Make this silver like the original cosmos, paint the molding better and make the front sliding door aluminum and I would buy this in a heartbeat.
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The painted molding and door made the difference on the original Cosmos, along with the high end silver look of that era. All black cases are in now, and black paint could possibly look cheaper than the plastic itself. I know for $350 you shouldn't have to do anything to improve the case, but no case is perfect no matter the cost. You can use carbon fiber vinyl or apply a matte paint yourself to cover up the bare plastic look.

I spent $225 on my Lian Li and then spent more money to powdercoat it the day after I got it. Even the TJ11, CaseLabs etc. need a few tweaks despite the cost.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 1/4/12 at 9:07pm
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How come weight is an issue? Are you guys carrying your rigs around? Legitimate question here, I personally wouldn't care if my rig ended up being 100lbs lol

This man speaks the truth. Personally, I'd want it as hard as possible for a thief to steal my rig- and if they do at least I'd know they'd have back trauma doing so.
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That's heavier than my total body fat percentage frown.gif
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Looks nice, but not my style. Plus that price tag... I regret blowing 130 on this case.
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MSRP is $349.99.
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I'm not sure what relevance this has.
I was honestly in the market for a case to put my current rig in, pick up the HD 7970, get everything watercooled all properlike, etc. Preferably with the least amount of modding (else I'd just buy a dremel and a 400 rad and get to work on my Level 10 GT), while maintaining a very easily customized interior layout (in this case, getting rid of the redundantly many HDD cages), few 5.25" bays, etc. Optimally, I'd prefer it only has the two HDD bays I require in the first place and 2-3 5.25" bays for DVD player + 5.25" reservoir (dual or not), etc.
A window would also be awesome, but to be fair, if you're going to show off the effect of popping those doors open would be sexy by itself. tongue.gif
There's more, but I honestly forgot the rest of the story right now. biggrin.gif
Again: I've ordered the case, but yet to pay a dime, nor am I going to before the case arrives. So I've got plenty of time right now to dwell on the decision.. (Heck, I've got till mid-February to actually pick up the case! And if I don't the only thing happening is it's returned, transaction cancelled, etc.)

The relevance has to do with you saying the Elysium can't accommodate your needs.
Which is easily can, with no real mods.
360 rad on top+240 rad in front. if you need more than that for a CPU/GPU combo...you need pc/l2n.
Leaves you plenty of 5.25 bays and the 2.5 drives can be strapped to the back of the cage.
I'm sure you like the Cosmos II, but defending it via the Elysium is not the way to go.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

Or, for 359, you could order a CaseLabs M8, superior to anything MM has made.

How's the caselabs case any different? I've looked at all the cases from both builders. In fact, Caselabs is just cheaping out and improving upon Bens designs. Both of them could build way better cases with their resources, better then anything silverstone or Lian Li build, but they take generic routes, and at the end of the day, it's going to look horrible sitting in my living room.

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I already thought of this case as a joke. Then I saw the price... I would never drop $350 on a 50 pound hunk of plastic. There are plenty of high-end cases that are made out of high quality aluminum that are cheaper than $350. You can even grab a MountainMods UFO case for less than $350. Why anyone would blow $350 on a 50 pound piece of plastic is beyond me, but to each their own.

Because the U2-UFO sucks on a lot of different fields. It's generic looking, it has a complete lack of cable managment, and you could make one your self that was better, for a third of the money. Lets see some one make a Cosmos 2 and have it look exactly like the one Coolermaster makes.

I own a U2-UFO, and I'm leaving it's ass behind for this.

For those of you wondering, this case will be available on the 23rd of january.
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Jim has said that MM's poor uninspired design choices are part of the reason why he got into the consumer computer case business in the first place. In a lot of ways MM and CL are similar, clearly, but CL's products have more thought put into them and are less utilitarian.

That said, they aren't for everybody.
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This is a really nice case, but it would do much better if it was priced around ~$250 IMO. In the $350 price range you get cases such as the TJ07, CaseLabs and MountainMods. The quality of this just doesn't compare, its mainly plastic while you have cases such as the TJ07 that are 100% metal (I couldn't find a single plastic bit in my TJ07 other than a little clip holding power switch/LED cables). In my opinion its a deal breaker, although I must say that it does look very nice.
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The relevance has to do with you saying the Elysium can't accommodate your needs.
Which is easily can, with no real mods.
360 rad on top+240 rad in front. if you need more than that for a CPU/GPU combo...you need pc/l2n.
Leaves you plenty of 5.25 bays and the 2.5 drives can be strapped to the back of the cage.
I'm sure you like the Cosmos II, but defending it via the Elysium is not the way to go.

I never said it "can't" accommodate my needs. But if we're going to do that sort of bull**** then any box whatsoever will do. Don't put words in my mouth. Beyond that you're spewing even more piss based on things I apparently have said, according to your own mind, but which I'm pretty darn sure is in fact not there. :|

Your proposition is also not one I like, as I'm pretty darn sure that'd leave a negative air pressure inside the case, lest I also add another fan elsewhere on intake. Why would I want more dust than normal, or unnecessary noise? >.> With how the Cosmos II is strapped to work the bottom compartment shouldn't affect the air pressure inside the rest of the case, and with an otherwise passive inside I'd almost do with no fans. (But the 200s will be fine, and rather quiet.)

If you're going to be a presumptuous ass that's fine. I'm not "trying" to defend the Cosmos II, I'm merely wanting some goddamn facts and not some pisstakes at it for no actual reason.
Edited by drunkenvalley - 1/6/12 at 4:37am
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