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Old 01-03-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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"The new Cosmos II is a huge and heavy (48.5 lbs or 22 kg) full-tower case, dubbed "ultra tower" by the manufacturer. It comes with all the features you can imagine, such as support for big motherboard..."

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Now I can't stop thinking about how many customers will throw out their backs while attempting to move this.


What sort of plastic is used for the panels of the case?
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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22KG! That's almost half of me!

Add a few HDDs, a big CPU cooler and a beefy PSU, and you could be approaching 30KGs there.

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What sort of plastic is used for the panels of the case?
I don't understand a lot about plastics, but it is high-quality, thick plastic (ABS, I think).

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Obviously there must be a market for these cases, although I'm trying to go the other direction, smaller (than a mid-tower case.) Another review of this case I saw did not describe the plastic and aluminum sheet side panel construction, thanks for that. The Lian-Li and "all metal" enthusiasts will dismiss this case immediately because of the plastic. I don't mind some plastic at all, and aluminum is not without it's issues. PC cases are very "in the eye of the beholder" beautiful, or should I say we either love it or hate it.

I keep hoping something truly new (and useful) in the area of internal design will appear in the PC case marketplace, but there is only so much that can be done with a PC case I guess.
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The new Cosmos II is WAY better than the old Cosmos S. You can compare the two by reading our review on the Cosmos S:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ase-Review/511
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #7
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Some plastics tend to break down when exposed to UV rays (sunshine) which is useful to know depending on where you place your computer.

I don't work with ABS, but I did ask an old school mold tech about it and he thought it was more commercial grade level (marketing on cases probably exaggerates how great it is). Now a case made out of PEEK would be nice!

It would be a fun experiment to test direct sunlight on ABS cases over a long period of time.
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