cosmos 2 1 Cooler Masters Cosmos II appear in candid pictures

Although we did get a brief look at Cooler Master's upcoming Cosmos II back at Computex, we weren't allowed to take any new picture of the new monster case, but a few, slightly blurry pictures have now made their way online. From what we can tell a few things have been tweaked since we last saw the case and it shouldn't be far from hitting retail now.

Although we did get a brief look at Cooler Master's upcoming Cosmos II back at Computex, we weren't allowed to take any new picture of the new monster case, but a few, slightly blurry pictures have now made their way online. From what we can tell a few things have been tweaked since we last saw the case and it shouldn't be far from hitting retail now.

cosmos 2 1 Cooler Masters Cosmos II appear in candid pictures

So what are we looking at here? Well, a humongous XL-ATX chassis with 10+1 rear expansion slots. Around the front things are actually rather basic for such a large case with "only" three 5.25-inch drive bays and two 3.5-inch drive bays, all fitted behind a sliding front cover. That said, internally there's space for up to 11 drives split into three separate drive compartments that can hold five, three and three drives respectively. All of the internal drive bays have trays that can accommodate either 3.5 or 2.5-inch drives.

cosmos 2 2 Cooler Masters Cosmos II appear in candid pictures

For a Cooler Master chassis the Cosmos II is rather unusual due to the split level design with the PSU and six of the hard drives in a separate compartment at the bottom. There's a fan bracket here that can be kitted out with two 120mm to help cool the hard drives. The space for the PSU is padded with vibration absorbing foam and there is of course plenty of cable routing holes, all fitted with rubber grommets.

cosmos 2 3 Cooler Masters Cosmos II appear in candid pictures

The top of the chassis is home to four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA port and a pair of audio jacks. There's also a sliding cover for the touch sensitive controls and it seems like Cooler Master has included some kind of fan controller. Another interesting feature is the hinged side panel that pops off the hinge, this makes it much easier to open and close what is a rather large chassis. We'll hopefully be able to bring you more details and more importantly a launch date and a price of this beast in the near future.

Source: TechPowerUp!