Cosmos 1000 + Newegg = Freakin’ Awesome

Cosmos 1000 + Newegg = Freakin’ Awesome

OK, you guys have been talking it up already, and maybe you’ve seen this (it’s certainly all the rage on newegg.com), but for those of you who have been underneath a rock for the past bit, check out this case:

It’s got everything a hackintosh-er could ask for!cosmos1000
Take a look:
Superior Silent Environment:
> Soundproof materials applied to build a quiet environment
> Sound barrier design reduces vibration for silent operation

Thermal Solution:
> Dual bottom air intakes to enhance air flow and reduce system noise
> Six aluminum detachable HDD modules with ventilation holes for optimizing cooling performance
> Side removable VGA cooling tunnel to advance thermal airflow.

Tool-free User-friendliness:
> Patented finger pressing buttons for quickly maintaining or upgrading 5.25” drive devices
> Tool-free design for opening side panel conveniently.

Cable Management:
> Separate HDD modules make it easy to organize cable direction
> Cable management system for better cable routing and neatness

Like what you see here?  Pick one up for yourself from Newegg.com

Do you have any experience with this case?  Let’s hear about it in the comments!

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  1. John Says:

    Of course you might know that this is the first PC I have ever built and choosing a PC case was no easy feat. Because? I have purchased Macintosh computers for almost 20 years and building a Hackintosh will only allow me to use the very best components. Essentially, all Mac’s are now just fancy PC’s!

    Since Apple went from Motorola to Intel CPU’s, What IS The Difference? The difference is the quality of their design. When I decided that I would not pay any more exhorbinate prices for the pleasure of running MacOS X, I set out looking for a case that would allow me to feel that I had a solid investment in my next HacMac. Since newegg,com has just about every PC part imaginable, I searched around and finally chose the Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 case. At $179.00 (price at the time I purchased), it is more expensive than the run of the mill PC case. But the extra cost is justified with the quality of the product. The Cosmos is HEAVYYYY! 37 lbs plus the shipping container, which, BTW, is indicitave of the quality.

    The case comes with 4 -120cm fans, room for any motherboard (yes, even a server MoBoard) It has 6 disk drive bays with removable trays and room for 2 optical drives and a drive cooling fan or any other input device you may desire. No edges to cut fingers on either, as Cooler Master put a lot of thought into this PC case design.

    The Cooler Master UCP 900 watt power supply I chose, fits snugly at the bottom of the case with a shelf the size of an ATX power supply that allows airflow in and out without adding heat to the case interior.

    Most power supply’s have ample connections and this one had way more than I needed. I used one video card , but there’s enough power for up to three and enough power for dual CPU’s and all the SATA and Molex power connectors you would ever need. My task is now going to be storing the unused power cables elegantly.

    I chose the GigaByte GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard for several reasons, as well. 10 SATA ports and 12 USB 2.0 ports as well as 2 – 1394a ports. This moboard used the Intel i7 core design chips and I chose the 920 as it is very over clockable as designed. This case has plenty of room to dress the power and SATA cables to minimize air flow restrictions.

    If you don’t mind a BIGGGGG case (approximately 24″ x 24″) then this is your dream case. Cooler master also has this case with Graphics on the front which drive the price right through the roof, but their 1000 S case has one giant fan on the side panel which may be of interest to you.

    I just got the system hardware built and I am going to install MacOS X today and see what this computer can do!

  2. John Says:

    Do not miss this point. If you are using Digital Dreamer’s script for the EX58-UD5 Moboard and building the boot disk from a Macintosh, pay attention to the little ditty about formatting the disk as GUID. Well, I didn’t and I have been around and around building and re-building boot disks with no bootup.

    I did not realize the significance of the boot partition until today. All the PPC formatted disks are Apple Partition Mapped and it took me a little investigation on the internet to realize that the Intel based Mac’s use the GUID partition table instead.

    FYI

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