Back in 2007 Cooler Master released a case which many consider to be a classic, the Cosmos 1000. At the time of release it was a case which offered huge flexibility, unique styling and some great performance so it received our Gold Award. Over the following months (and years) small updates to the chassis were made, tweaks to the styling for the Cosmos S for example, but the overall design remained intact with Cooler Master moving onto their HAF range of cases for new high end models.
Today Cooler Master return to the Cosmos family with the launch of the Cosmos 2. This ultra tower chassis features aspects which remind us of the original Cosmos from 2007 but Cooler Master have brought it right up to date with more advanced features and an evolved design. We have one on our test bench so let’s see what the case has to offer.
Packaging and Bundle
Cooler Master package the Cosmos 2 in a massive box which immediately tells us that there is a case of significant size inside. Upon opening the box we find the Cosmos 2 wrapped in a plastic bag, protected by polystyrene and note that some panels are covered by protective material and held in place by tape to ensure the case arrives in perfect condition.
Bundled with the Cosmos 2 is a manual, all of our screws/standoffs for the build, wire extenders, cable ties, a motherboard speaker, keys and some rails for water-cooling installation.
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