Monday, July 11, 2011

Maximum PC Dream Machine 2011

The only thing that I actually like is the case.  A new Cooler Master Cosmos!  They say $350 which would be pretty good actually... that's less than the Lian-Li PC-V2120 which has less water cooling support, worse cable management and probably worse airflow.  It's also $300 less than the Silverstone TJ11.

The Cosmos cases are always aluminum which is the best material for a case.  It has two USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports, as well as the usual audio ports, an e-SATA and a cool looking power button.  It also has handles - a distinguishable and useful feature of the old Cosmos cases.  Two of the five optical drive bays have 3.5"/2.5" hot swap bays, and all drive bay covers easily come out.  There's some kind of cooling fan in the front.

MaximumPC painted it.

I'm kinda liking everything I see on the inside.  It has 360mm radiator support on top by the way.  I would've liked to see a top mounted PSU option and dual bottom PSU mounts (sideways like on Silverstone cases for better water cooling support down there) but whatever.  I will make it my next case.

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