A Closer Look (Outside) cont’d
Swinging around to the back of the case reveals a lot of other interesting design decisions on the Cosmos 1000.
The other door on the hardware mounted side of the case is made of the same brushed aluminum material. The power supply mount is at the bottom of the case; a trend that has been steadily increasing over the past couple of years.
Along the top of the case on the rear you’ll see a set of fins that mask part of the quiet cooling environment on the Cosmos 1000.
Removing the black plastic fins shows the two 120mm fans that sit at the top of the case and exhaust air out of the system.
Here we can see another exhaust fan that aims to help get the hot air around the CPU and GPU out the rear of the case as well as the back panel plate for the motherboard that Cooler Master has included though you will probably replace it with one from your motherboard maker. The tan latches that exist to the far outside of rear of the case are the levers that are used to release the sides of the case and access the inside. Pressing up on the latches will cause the top of the side of the case to fall outward. Be ready to catch!
Also note the two black grommets above the exhaust fan — these are water cooling tube inlets that allow an external cooling solution to have safe, sharp-edge free access to the interior of the case.
Finally, looking at the bottom of the Cosmos 1000 are the filters that cover the intake fans along the inside of the bottom of the case. These filters should definitely help keep the inside of the case clean if you remove them frequently. Even better, these filters can be removed without having to turn the case on its side at all so cleaning will be easy.