Many years ago, when Cooler Master first released their COMOS series of high-end cases, we were extremely impressed. These chassis not only offered great cooling performance and expandability, but also excellent build quality and elegant style. From the very first Cosmos 1000 all the way to their latest flagship Cosmos C700P.
Back in those days, water cooling and RGB was in its infancy, so most of the chassis available during that time didn’t really cater for that. Most modders and enthusiasts had to come up with something creative when it came to adding water cooling and RGB. It’s now 2017 and yup, you’ve guessed it … you won’t go very far without RGB, watercooling and of course tempered glass! 😛
The Cooler Master Cosmos C700P weighs in at a massive 22.2kg and requires 2 people to carry it (seriously), well that’s what they say on the box. Having said that, I was able to handle it myself 😛
The Cosmos C700P is constructed of 3 high quality materials. The frame and handle bars are made with Aluminum and steel (with some plastic panels), while the body is made from steel only and of course, 2 tempered glass panels on either side.
The chassis is suitable for all motherboard sizes including ITX, MATX and the full-size ATX, as well as the larger EATX form factor. Looking at the interior, this chassis as tons of space … perfect for modding and watercooling projects.
Yes, this chassis has watercooling in mind. At the front you can fit a 360mm radiator stright up or a larger 420mm radiator if you remove the HD cage. While the top of the chassis, a 280mm radiator fits nicely, with the option of a 360mm radiator, if you remove the HD cage. And finally for the bottom of the chassis, there’s room for a 240mm radiator.
I do like the cable management covers for the PSU and HD cage. It will help with hiding those unsightly loose cables. Other features which stood out was the embedded LED strip on the top, bottom and front I/O. Talking of I/O, the C700P comes with 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C), headphone jack , mic-in, power-on button, reset switch, fan speed control and RGB effect (cycle, static or motherboard control).
I would like to thank Cooler Master for providing this review sample! Let us see what they have to say about themselves on their website:
We’re all about the things that make building a PC such a rewarding experience. The sense of achievement. The joy of making and creating something uniquely yours in form and function. The freedom that comes from complete control. And of course, the thrill of bringing your creation to life without melting your components.
We’re sustained by a belief that something as endlessly useful and diverse as a PC can never really die, and a vision that we can re-invent the way they are designed, made, bought and used. It’s a vision that stems from the core of our company, from our heritage as innovators of the initial strides forward in thermal technology, to our commitment to pioneer a modular future. We’re also committed to keeping our design, testing and manufacturing in-house, to give us the edge in ideas, craft and quality.
The Cooler Master story starts with a rogue product manager working on a hunch out of a rented apartment in Taipei. He had no funding, no support other than a single secretary who handled the admin while he set to work inventing, improving, making and marketing new products. His name was Roger, and he founded Cooler Master back in 1992.
Roger was the first to grasp that people would appreciate toolless motherboard heatsinks, and that cooling isn’t just about heatsinks and fans, but air flow through the case as well. Inspired by cutting-edge stereo designs appearing from Japan, he challenged his engineers to make the industry’s first aluminum PC case. They were handmade, high-value, market-leading products that sold out immediately.
We’ll be looking at the build quality of the Cosmos C700P, the design of the chassis as well as the ease of installation.
You can buy the Cooler Master COSMOS C700P Full Tower Chassis for USD $299 from the following e-tailers …