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Thermaltake Armor + vs Coolermaster Cosmos S

post #1 of 12
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Which of the two is better all aspects except price. Also the armor+ has a watercooled version, if i were to go watercooled which case would be better for it.Go with the preinstalled setup or do my own setup with the cosmos s?
Thanx in advance
post #2 of 12
I love the Cosmos cases. I have the 1000 (not the S) and it has served me well. DO NOT go preinstalled. I think everyone here will tell you to build your own water cooler.
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I have the Armor+ and it serves me right. No complaints at all. If you go air or water cooling, the Armor+ is a beast and will handle everything!!!
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i have an armor, and im not completely impressed by it. There are dead areas in the case that don't get cool air, so you need to do mods. I like the cosmos cases and would love to purchase one, but im going with the cm690.
Be sure to measure your computer area because both cases are big but the cosmos cases are even bigger.
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post #5 of 12
My vote for Cosmos
Thermaltake's PSU positioning is thermally bad. (with HDD cage blocking airflow)


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the Armor+ is a beast and will handle everything!!!
Wanna take that back?
It has at least one 5.25" bay too little!
post #6 of 12
My vote is for the cosmos S, wait for the new revision to come out sometime very soon.
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Thermaltake's PSU positioning is thermally bad. (with HDD cage blocking airflow)
You are refering to the old Armor. The Armor+ has the PSU normal at the top and the HDD could either be infront or at the bottom of the case.

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Wanna take that back?
It has at least one 5.25" bay too little!
What do you mean by this???
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i heard the cosmo s is really good for w/c............
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post #9 of 12
I've got a cosmos s and I love it. I use air cooling, but the case is well equipped for water. The cosmos s looks and feels like a quality item. I promise you'll not regret getting it. I found it for $197 + $20shipping at ewiz.com...
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post #10 of 12
my vote would be for the amour +

ive had one for a while
there dont seam to be any dead areas other than the lack of a frount center fan
cable mangement is grate on this case, got most of the cables hidden around the back

even tho this is a beast of a case installing the mobo with the removable try was a breaze, you can put all the stuff on your cards, ram, cpu... ect on befor you slide it back in (even more if you have a moduler psu, can plug the power cables into the board 1st then into the psu when the tray is loaded.

what else well if you really really like fans you can have 6 120mm (some can go up to 140mm) and the 200mm fan on the side (im currently using 3 120mm + the 200mm)

i think all of the hardwhere was easy to install, just got to rember that you need both sides off which can stay on the case screwless with no issues of comming off
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