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post #1211 of 6036
Im not too worried about having the LEDs on constantly. Red ones wont be that bright and my computer wont be in my room anyway. thanks for the link.

ALso thanks for the heads up oon the 360 radiator. Ill give that a look.
post #1212 of 6036
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Originally Posted by somonehastaken View Post

120mm fans are comparable in size to 12cm fans
140mm fans are comparable in size to 14cm fans



What? 12cm = 120mm. It's not simply comparable. It's the same measurement.
post #1213 of 6036
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Originally Posted by Crest View Post

What? 12cm = 120mm. It's not simply comparable. It's the same measurement.

I was gonna point that out, but just kinda figured "....... nah....."
post #1214 of 6036
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Originally Posted by elementaldragon View Post

I was gonna point that out, but just kinda figured "....... nah....."

We all knew what he meant.
post #1215 of 6036
Just got my case it's a mammoth now planning a beast build for it will post pics soon.
post #1216 of 6036
My Cosmos II has arrived in one piece smile.gif You can add me to the list too. I will post pics with my poor system inside it soon.


Everything is working fine, the sliding door mechanism is fine, the doors close as they should.

I kept the cooling fans in their default position, except the one on the top, which I moved it on the side panel, to blow the hot air from the GPU out of the case.

There is a problem though, and i'm not sure if it's the fan controller, or the case fans are vibrating. There's a constant humming coming from the case. I can hear it on low, med. and high speed settings. Also, if i put my hand on the case, I can feel that humming. It's like a constant pulse.
If i slide down the front door, the humming gets even worse, it' very annoying.


About the temps:

I Have a GTX 580 Phantom 3GB, stock freq. I kept my system on the desk before I got the case. (no extra fans, no nothing, just the mb, gpu, psu, one hdd, and a stock cooler for the cpu).

The idle temp was 38 C, and the full load in GTA IV, all maxed out, was about 68 C maximum.

Now, with the system inside the Cosmos II (200mm front, 140mm back, 120mm side, 1X120mm HDD = all on low speed), the idle temp for the gpu is 42 C. In full load (front, back and side vents = max speed) I get 71 C.

The good thing is, with all the fans blowing on minimum, I have the same noise level as before and when I'm gaming, the noise is lower than before. (considering the amount of case fans added, i think this is a good thing).


Overall, this is an exceptional case. Extremely easy to install a system inside it, massive amounts of space behind the mainboard to hide the cables, very good vents, they are silent even on the highest speed.
I had a slight problem with the PSU ( Enermax maxREVO 1500W). It wouldn't fit in the cutout. I had to force it in there, and along the process, i scratched it..but this is just me, i'm sure there are few people with this PSU model.

There are, however, some not so good things:

- the plastic used around the side doors, and the front bezel, looks very cheap and will get scratched very easily. I payed exactly 461 US dollars on this case (I live in the EU, and that's the "great" $ - euro conversion I have to deal with, plus other taxes etc), and it bothers me to see this cheap plastic.

- the fan controller has a major flaw, the fans are constantly humming. I really hope that the superb Cooler Master customer service you guys have in the US, will send me a fan controller replacement all the way here in Romania.

I also hope CM will launch a side window for this monster case.


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Edited by cosmin - 4/9/12 at 3:57am
post #1217 of 6036
Congrats and the new, non damaged, expensive, case! Want updated pics of your build
post #1218 of 6036
Thanks, I will post more pics as soon as I get home. This case makes my build look tiny. I'm still on a stock CPU cooler, because I cannot decide between the H100 and the CM Eisberg (which is not out yet).

There are a lot more components I need to get before it'll be fully done. I'm planning on buying a blu-ray drive, 1-2 SSD's, a soundcard, another 580 3GB for SLI (if i'll find a cheap used one), etc.

I'll skip Ivy Bridge, because of the small perf. upgrade over the 2600k. It's not worth it. I'll wait for Haswell. The same applies for GTX 680. There is simply no need for it right now. Plus, I don't like getting a mainstream GPU rebranded as a high-end one. I hope GK110 will worth the wait.
Edited by cosmin - 4/9/12 at 9:02am
post #1219 of 6036
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Originally Posted by cosmin View Post

Thanks, I will post more pics as soon as I get home. This case makes my build look tiny. I'm still on a stock CPU cooler, because I cannot decide between the H100 and the CM Eisberg (which is not out yet).
There are a lot more components I need to get before it'll be fully done. I'm planning on buying a blu-ray drive, 1-2 SSD's, a soundcard, another 580 3GB for SLI (if i'll find a cheap used one), etc.
I'll skip Ivy Bridge, because of the small perf. upgrade over the 2600k. It's not worth it. I'll wait for Haswell. The same applies for GTX 680. There is simply no need for it right now. Plus, I don't like getting a mainstream GPU rebranded as a high-end one. I hope GK110 will worth the wait.


I was told to wait for the CM Eisberg as the H100 has some problems. It should be released soon.

Im waiting for ivy bridge myself and will be putting in 680's in sli. Than i wont have to upgrade for a couple years biggrin.gif.

You planning on putting your SSD in raid-0?

Any ideas on soundcard? How much you wanna spend? Ive been through a pretty good discussion the last few days on soundcards and can give ya some advice depending on price range
post #1220 of 6036
I don't know about the Eisberg, judging by the looks, the H100 looks way better. I'm waiting for a review of the Eisberg..

As for Ivy Bridge, I think is a good choice, as long as you don't already own a 2500k / 2600k. Ivy Bridge will have a short life. It's just Intel's transition to the 22nm manufacturing. It's basically the same Sandy Bridge but on 22nm, or as they call it, the "tick" in the CPU launch chart. I'm waiting for Haswell, the "tock", which will bring a huge performance over Sandy/Ivy.

About SSD's..I'm still trying to decide if I should go for a cheap PCI-e OCZ SSD, or for a high end SATA SSD. I'll buy just one, as it will be my first one, and I want to learn more before buying..

As for the sound card, I have absolutely no idea what to buy. I'm willing to spend as much as needed, because soundcards have a long life, and I won't regret paying much.. So far, the Creative X-FI Titanium HD PCIe looks good, but I don't know much about the Asus Xonar line, or Auzentech. I just want the best for music, games, movies.
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