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I love the original cosmos styling to death but this one is not that great really like some people are saying, too much plastic, it will also not fit under most desk including my own.
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This remembers me about the Thermaltake Spedo when it comes to plastic use.
No one is indifferent to this case, of course, but i don't think this case will have a big success on the market ...

Although i can see a dual 240 rad setup in the bottom ... and a good 360 in the top ... and space for everything ... tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Animanganime View Post

I love the original cosmos styling to death but this one is not that great really like some people are saying, too much plastic, it will also not fit under most desk including my own.

I've owned the Cosmos and Cosmos S. What makes the Cosmos II a "plastic box" compared to the original Cosmos?
The original Cosmos plastic was painted, while the Cosmos II plastic isn't painted so it seems more gaudy than the original.

Let's see here:

Cosmos

Front Door: Plastic
Molding/edging: Plastic
Top Vent: Plastic
5.25" Clips: Plastic
5.25" Bay Covers: Plastic
Frame: Steel
Handle Bars: Aluminum or Steel (Not Sure)
I/O Panel: Alu/Plastic
Side Panels: Alu/Steel
HDD holders: Aluminum

Cosmos II

Front Door: Plastic
Molding/edging: Plastic
Top Vent: Plastic / Mesh
5.25" Clips: Plastic
5.25" Bay Covers: Plastic
Frame: Steel
Handle Bars: Aluminum
I/O Panel: Alu/Plastic
Side Panels: Alu/Plastic
HDD holders: Plastic

Do you see any major differences????
Without the plastic parts, making the case 100% aluminum or alu/steel, the cost would be $450-600. Most people are already crying at $350! rolleyes.gif

Each case manufacture has a case that doesn't factor in the budget conscious consumer. They already know less than 10% of enthusiast market will by their high end case. I spoke the Tony Ou, Silverstone Rep, a few months a ago and he said the they expect to sell a small number of TJ11s, but they mainly made it as a trophy case. CM already ready knows this case isn't for most of you, the people that like it has the need and funds to purchase this cases. The HAF/Storm series will continue to out sell the Cosmos by a significant margin based on price, not on quality. Like I said before, if a person never spent $250-300 on a case before, they aren't going to do it now. But for some reason they feel the need to criticize the people that do.
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22kg?! lol thats like 45 pounds.

You don't train with 20kg weights? Here's your chance to start doing so thumb.gif

In my opinion, this case doesn't look that good at all. The fact that it's huge as sin doesn't help either. If I could, I'd go for a mATX-case with space for a 240+120 rad, but I have CFX...
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Found my next case.
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You don't train with 20kg weights? Here's your chance to start doing so thumb.gif
In my opinion, this case doesn't look that good at all. The fact that it's huge as sin doesn't help either. If I could, I'd go for a mATX-case with space for a 240+120 rad, but I have CFX...

You'll get your wish on the coming mATX Caselabs 5 PCI slot case.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1184977/merlin-discussion-thread/0_20

I definitely want to see that case.
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post

You'll get your wish on the coming mATX Caselabs 5 PCI slot case.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1184977/merlin-discussion-thread/0_20
I definitely want to see that case.
Me too, what would be my dream case though is a Raven 03-style mATX-variant with 2x120mm Air Penetrators in the bottom with support for:
  • 60mm x 240mm with 25mm fans push or pull fans in the bottom
  • HDD bays in place of 3x 5.25" bays
  • The possibility of adding a 60mm x 120mm in the top exhaust.
  • Being able to mount a radbox on the back of the case.
  • 300mm long cards
  • 5 expansion slots

That would work well with both water and air cooling and could be really awesome
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Found my next case...
Solves all my issues that I had with my Antec 1200 although price is a bit high... I like the design...
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I measured my underdesk clearance this morning. I only have 26" and the case is just shy of 28" high...
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I measured my underdesk clearance this morning. I only have 26" and the case is just shy of 28" high...

Buy Ikea. I have an Ikea Galant. I can have any setup on or under my desk.
http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S79836969/ - CAN
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S99852114/#/S99852114 - US SIte

Eyefinty on top of the desk and the Cosmos II under it.
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