What’s in the Box?
The CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 comes with, literally, everthing that you could possibly need to assemble a system, except for a power supply and your other hardware bits. Twist ties and cable straps for keeping things tidy were all there, ensuring that your build is a neat and clean one. An instruction manual is also included to help you with your assembly if needed.
A little silver box inside the accessory bundle popped open to reveal all your screws and additional assembly hardware. They even included a set of screwdrivers. The box fits easily into one of the spaces in the front of the case, tucking away easily in case you need it down the road. Combined with the toolfree construction, I really wondered if I would even need to whip out my tool box.
A Computer Case From the Cosmos…
After hefting the 16.9 kg chassis out of the box, I was greeted with the stunning looks of the Cosmos 1000…
The chassis, with it’s tubular handles and brushed aluminum sidepanels, give it the look of a federation starship. Those tubular handles give you something to grab onto because this is NOT a light weight chassis. The front of the case is covered by a heavy duty aluminum panel with a black plastic fascia. It can be attached to the left or the right of the case simply by replacing the pins to the other side door. So whichever way you swing, the Cosmos 1000 has you covered. When open, the door reveals the four 5.25″ drive bays and a 3.5″ bay; all of which are covered using a black metal mesh for the best possible ventilation.
The front panel connectors and controls are smartly located at the top of the front panel, making them easy to access without having to craw around on the floor. The black rubber mat on top provides a non slip surface for cellphones, and if you’re careful, maybe even a coffee mug.
An impressive looking exhaust port graces the top rear of the case, covering up a pair of 120 mm fans. The fans can be upgraded to larger 140mm units if you require more ventilation. The black exhaust fascia can be removed to allow you to easily clean the underneath when required. You’ll also see two rubber grometted ports just below for routing water cooling hoses. On either side of those, you’ll see the two levers for ejecting the two sidepanels of the case.