Cooler Master Cosmos SE Mid-Tower Chassis Review



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Introduction


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The original Cooler Master Cosmos is a chassis that almost needs no introduction, it is one of the most famous and coolest chassis on the market, the desirable item that many system builders want. Then we have the Cosmos II, one of the most bad-ass, expensive and expansive chassis on the market. In fact, I think it is safe to say that all of the Cosmos chassis models ever released to this day are some of the best looking and performing cases on the market! So I’m deadly serious when I say that Cooler Masters latest product, the Cosmos SE, has a lot to live up to.

Priced at around £130 here in the UK it is still not a cheap product and is well into the premium and enthusiast end of the price scale. Yet it is still a more affordable option than the popular Cosmos II, not to mention a fair bit smaller and more realistically manageable for use as a day-to-day chassis. It also falls in line with some tough rivals from the likes of NZXT, Fractal, Nanoxia, Corsair and Lian Li, all of whom boast an impressive chassis for the same price as the Cosmos SE, so like many products on the market we will be expecting something unique from Cooler Master that sets it apart from the competition.

As you can see from the specifications below, the Cosmos SE isn’t lacking in features, with extensive radiator and fan mountings, room for loads of storage, long graphics cards, cable management and more.

  • Supercar inspired design with aluminium curve handles
  • Superior liquid cooling support: 120, 240, 280 and 360mm radiator; supports 3 radiators at once – 120+280+360mm
  • Supports up to 8 fans, including 4 installed fans – two front 120mm blue LED fans with LED on/off control, one top 140mm fan and one rear 120mm fan
  • Dual Super Speed USB 3.0
  • Great expandability with the support of up to 8 HDDs/18 SSDs
  • Supports all high-end VGAs up to 395mm/15.5 inches long and CPU coolers up to 175mm/6.9 inches tall
  • Large cable management space – 34mm
  • Multiple removable dust filters (top, front, bottom, side panel) for improved system maintenance

The front of the box features a very cool image of the chassis with the mesh side panel, but I am pleased to say that the model we have in for review features the gorgeous side panel window you can see in the bottom right corner of the box.

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Around the back of the box we find a run down of the major features and components of the chassis, such as the aluminium reinforced handles, radiator support and stealth SSD mounts.

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In the box I found two brackets that can be used to mount a front radiator, a bunch of cable ties, internal speaker, lock, all the usual fittings and an easy to read instruction book.

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