It has been a long time in the making, but we are finally getting a new version of the beloved Cosmos case series from Cooler Master. You may recall that Cooler Master's Cosmos II is one one our Editor-in-Chief's favourite cases from his video review last year. This time around we are getting something more compact, easier on the wallet, and easier on the back too. The original was heavy!
The new Cosmos SE is not an Ultra tower but is a true Cosmos case. It has room for up to three radiators (360 mm max size), up to 8 HDDs or 18 SSDs, graphics cards up to 15.5 inches (395 mm) long, and all the signature designs of the Cosmos line. It also has over 1 inch of space for cable management, room for up to 8 fans (4 included), and removable dust filters. The twin front 120 mm fans have blue LEDs with a 140 mm and 120 mm exhaust fans that do not have LEDs. The front panel comes with front audio, two USB 2.0, and two USB 3.0 to round out a great case.
The truly great new feature to me is the price. While Cooler Master did not provide information about release date or price, I easily found the Cooler Master Cosmos SE at $169.99 US pre-order to be shipped by Oct 9th, 2013 with either a windowed or mesh side panel option.
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Cooler Master Announces the Release of the Cosmos SE
September 24th, 2013 – Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today proudly launches the newest addition the ultimate line of premium cases, Cosmos SE.
Built and inspired by the spirit of the Cosmos and Cosmos II and their supercar design origins, Cosmos SE comes loaded as a more aggressive and more nimble sports car in a decidedly more compact form. Driven by this aesthetic, Cosmos SE features the trademark curved aluminum handles and sleek outer exterior that fans have come to love. Its divergent styling comes from a more forceful, road hugging, and compact sports car feel.
Contained within the desirable exterior of the Cosmos SE is the support for truly exceptional system builds. Cosmos SE comes capable of supporting up to 8 fans with four being pre-installed. Two 120 mm blue LED fans in the front with LED on/off control, one 140 mm fan in the top, and one rear 120 mm fan provide strategically placed cooling for all of a user’s systems components. Superior liquid cooling support is built in for 120, 240, 280, and 360 mm radiators with users being able to install a 120, 280, and a 360 mm radiator all at once. Users with light to massive storage needs will find their needed balance with support for up to 8 HDDs / 18 SSDs via removable HDD/SSD cages. The Cosmos SE supports multiple high-end graphics cards up to 395 mm / 15.5 inches long and even support for tall CPU coolers up to 175 mm / 6.9 inches.
Proper system maintenance and clean cable management make a large difference in system airflow and performance. Cosmos SE ensures that system maintenance will be easy with multiple removable dust filters placed in the top, front, and bottom. To ensure that system airflow stays optimal, many cable pass-through areas and a large rear cable management space of 34 mm are provided to make it easy to route cables in a more efficient manner.
Price and availability may vary based on region. This release is meant for US only. Please consult your local Cooler Master Representative for more information.