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post #1 of 15
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I talked to CD about a good case to buy for $250 or less and he suggested the cosmos. I've been reading the Cosmos S thread and ppl on OCN seem to like it but the reviews on Newegg are almost all bad with most people saying to go with the 1000 or 1010 instead of the 1100 also rumors of another revision coming out in a few weeks are floating around.

My question is should I get the 1100 or wait until all my parts are ordered to see if CM comes up with something new in the meantime or should I just go with the 1000 / 1010?

Right now I'm waiting to be able to purchase an E8500.
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post #2 of 15
depends what you want, a really quier pc or above average cooling.

i have the 1000 and im more than happy with it. build quality is great but i have heard the cosmos s isnt as good and its basically a stacker in disguise.
post #3 of 15
just wait to see whats around the corner if there's something new coming up i would snatch it but this was the newest like 3 weeks ago so i'm old school w/ my setup and those w/the r1000 are dinosaurs
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just wait to see whats around the corner if there's something new coming up i would snatch it but this was the newest like 3 weeks ago so i'm old school w/ my setup and those w/the r1000 are dinosaurs
Pfft

there both nice cases, what do you like the look of?

i would love the 1100 looks with the 1000 Internals.

supposedly though they have brought out a rev2 1000 and its aluminium, there for sale on scan.co.uk anyways

i love my case, simply because it was free. if i hadnt won it i would have stuck with my noise Cm690
post #5 of 15
^^ that's right i remeber u posting about it awhile ago u lucky tit yeah i was going to get the r1000 but my parts hadn't come in yet and i waited myself so when the r1100 came out about the time all parts were in so i got that instead. i like the soft touch on/off switch plus there's no door caue i got tired of doors w/ my p180.
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post #6 of 15
Only objection for this beast of a case (Cosmos S) is that it is not top rated for airflow according to reviews i have read.
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post #7 of 15
yeah most coolermanster cases sux for air flow unless it's like the staker w/ the billion fans on the side

mines is doing decent w/ 2 fm121b in the front and a tri-cool in the rear w/ 3 100cfm fans on the top rad. oh and that 240cm side fan @940rpms is decent on the gpu hs.
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post #8 of 15
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UPDATE:

I decided to wait until my other parts get shipped to choose a case.

Here's is what I'm looking for by order of importance.
1) Cooling/Airflow I want a case with really good airflow. (55%)
2+ top fans
1+ bottom, rear, front, and side fan

2) Space LOTS of space (35%)
I'm not very good with my hands so I need a lot of room to work.
I'd prefer a removable mobo tray that's not flimsy.
Prefer a case with PSU on bottom.

3) Quiet (10%)
Prefer as quiet as possible without greatly sacrificing #1. My roomate has his rig next to where I game so his is going to be loud anyway that's why noise isn't as much of a priority to me.


Here's what I'm looking at now.

Cosmos 1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119138
+quiet
+semi decent airflow
+sturdy
-heavy

Cosmos 1100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119150
+huge
+3 top fans
-flimsy

Stacker 832
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119121
+awesome airflow (can take out 1 fan bay and still fit T.R.U.E.)
-flimsy top

Stacker 830
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119122
+awesome airflow
-flimsy mobo tray that can ground out if bent

So far I really like the Cosmos 1000 and the Stackers. Too bad we can't combing the size of the cosmos with the layout of the armour.
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post #9 of 15
You could check the new Armor+. Looks like a good case and airflow is great.
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post #10 of 15
The Antec p182 might not be a bad choice either. The other cases will be much taller, yes. The Stacker is 25 while the p182 is 21, but the depth and width are still within 1.2 inches of each other.

Yes the Antec p182 has a front door, but it opens up 270 degrees to fold flat against the side panel. So you can leave it open all the time if you want with no ill-effects and still have the option to close it if you ever want to.

I think it has lots of room inside, but it doesn't have the removable tray that you want, although it has plenty of case fans including 2 at the top back like you were looking for.

I am linking the newegg page because it has better pictures and such, but I wouldn't buy from them as www.egoodz.com has it for $129.99 with free S&H and newegg is charging $170+19 S&H. So you can use the extra money to buy some other cool toys.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=antec%2bp182
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