CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review :: Cosmos System Build

09-12-2007 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Doc Overclock

CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review System Parts

System Parts

CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review WD Raptors

WD Raptors


  • Motherboard: Asrock MXG470 CrossFire Edition
  • CPU: Intel 3.8GHz Extreme Edition
  • CPU Cooling: CoolerMaster Hyper212
  • Memory: Corsair XMS PC6400 DDR2 2GB Kit
  • Video: 2X Diamond 2600XT DDR4 256Mb CrossFire
  • PSU: CoolerMaster: Green Power 650W ATX
  • Case: CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000

CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review Rear Shot

Rear Shot

CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review G-Power 650

G-Power 650


The PSU was put in first to get a beginning feel as to where the power lines would run. From there we checkout the wiring harness for the case, and then proceeded to install the motherboard into the case. This was the only aspect of the installation with the exception of the PSU actually does require tools.


CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review Wiring Harness

Wiring Harness

CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review Motherboard Installed

Motherboard Installed


We used as many CoolerMaster parts in this build as possible as seen from the CPU cooler, PSU and case. The Hyper 212 is a big heatsink and fan combination and we set it up to make use of the rear fan. As the Hyper 212 fan or fans blow across the heat-pipes the rear fan is additionally pulling that same air out of the system.


CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review Hyper 212

Hyper 212

CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review HD Bays

HD Bays


Putting in the DVD drive and the floppy was a breeze, just push a button to release the bay on the 5.25 to install and then press and click again to lock them in place. The hard drives went in sideways into the system and we were able to get the wires pretty much out of the way and hidden from site. All the needed accessories were also included in the box, including zip ties, wiring clips and more, which just added to the ease of installation having everything right on-hand.


CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review Diamond 2600XT

Diamond 2600XT

CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review Crossfire Enabled

Crossfire Enabled


Installation of the Diamond 2600XT cards was about the last thing we did before moving the machine form the lab to the test room and we had no problems getting the cards in and seated correctly on the board. Since the 2600XT series requires no addition power to run the fan, it was easy to set up a CrossFire configuration with out the hassle or need for more wires going to the cards. Wiring the system up and making sure everything was correctly done were the final stages before a test post was done.


CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review Front Shot

Front Shot

CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review Close Up

Close Up


This project was a lot of fun to do as the CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 proved to be a case worthy of praise and was easy to work with as well. We actually built this thing form top to bottom totally custom wired and ready for an OS in less than two hours. My new technician the thrash man was impressed on how well the entire thing went together as was I. We got a complete post the first time we hit the power button on the Cosmos 1000, which put big smiles on all our faces. CoolerMaster did a good job here. We actually removed the air tunnel and put in two additional fans on the bottom of the case to cool our VGA cards, but beyond that no complaints from this quarter.


CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Case Review