Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Cooler Master certainly out did themselves when they redesigned the Cosmos full-tower enclosure.  The new black and gunmetal gray color scheme with sleek curves and futuristic styling borrows queues from both race cars and starships.  The overall size and look is retained from the original Cosmos 1000 but numerous styling changes have been implemented on all sides and the Cosmos S is noticably lighter thanks to a new aluminum chassis. 

Along with the enhanced styling Cooler Master has made several changes to the cooling system, which now features a large 200mm side intake fan along with three internal 120mm case fans.  A new 4-in-3 HDD cage provides active cooling for up to four 3.5” internal HDDs but it’s not particularly user friendly.  And if the stock configuration doesn’t provide enough airflow for your new gaming system build, you can easily add up to three more fans and/or a water-cooling radiator.

The top mounted I/O panel is essentially the same as the one found on the original Cosmos but is now complimented by a touch-sensitive On-Off button built into the sleek front bezel along with back lighted lettering.  Unfortunately there is no longer a system Reset button.

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The MSRP for the Cooler Master Cosmos S full-tower ATX case is expected to be $249.99 USD and should start popping up at your favorite Cooler Master resellers starting the first week in March.

Strengths:
•    AWESOME styling – ready for light-speed
•    Enhanced case cooling
•    Removable top panel (along with both side panels)
•    Convenient front I/O panel with touch-sensitive On-Off switch
•    10 Drive bays: (7) 5.25” external and (4) 3.5” Internal
•    Three 120mm and one 200mm cooling fans included
•    Additional locations for three more 120mm fans
•    Dust filters on bottom and side intake fans
•    Active cooling on 4-in-3 HDD cage
•    Good airflow and case ventilation
•    Very easy to install even a large power supply
•    Built-in carrying handles

Minor Weaknesses:
•    No system Reset switch on control panel
•    4-in-3 HDD cage not very user friendly
•    An integrated speed control for the 200mm side fan would be nice

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Cooler Master Cosmos S Full-Tower Case

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