Cooler Master Cosmos C700P Case Review
King of the Full Tower Cases
In 2007, Cooler Master unveiled the original Cosmos 1000 full tower case. At CES 2017, they had the 25th anniversary Cosmos II on display in the Cooler Master suite. Most recently, they previewed their all new Cosmos C700P at Computex 2017. Well, the wait is finally over. On September 28, 2017 Cooler Master finally released the Cosmos C700P to a great response from the public. The Cosmos C700P has the feel of previous generations, with all the modern features such as USB 3.1 and a tempered glass side panel. Like the most recent generation of Cooler Master cases, the Cosmos C700P supports Cooler Master’s FreeForm Modular system. This allows you to essentially strip down the case and rebuild it to your own personal taste, and truly “Make it Yours.” So let’s see how it is to build in the Cosmos C700P.
Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master
Product Name: Cosmos C700P
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.
Measuring 29.5” x 16” x 29”, the box the Cosmos C700P is massive. The front of the packaging has the Cooler Master “Make It Yours” logo on the top left-hand corner. The Cosmos C700P branding is printed across the bottom. Just below that is mention of the dual-curved tempered glass panel. Covering most of the front of the box is a depiction of the case itself, showing off the glass side panel view of the case. There is also a fragile sticker to the right, on the top. The front of the box also makes mention of the Cosmos C700P being RGB ready.
The rear of the box also has a depiction of the case. However, this time showing off the rear side panel. On the top is the Cosmos C700P branding to the left and the Cooler Master logo to the right. Below the product branding is a brief description of the Cosmos and its history. Across the bottom are a list of key features of the case in several languages
The right side of the packaging has a picture of the front of the case. The left side of the packaging has a list of the specifications of the Cosmos. The top of the box is where you find information like the UPC code, serial and model number. Also, the Cooler Master logo and Cosmos C700P branding are printed on the top as well.
When the box is first opened, you fine the accessory box set in hard foam. This box contains things like screw, standoffs, zip ties and brackets for the 5.25” bays. After removing the foam, we next find the user guide, placed on top the Cosmos C700P wrapped in plastic. The front and rear side panels are taped closed to prevent possible damage. The tempered glass side panel has a small fragile sticker on the bottom right corner.
|Product Name||COSMOS C700P|
|Available Color||Gun Metal / Black|
|Materials||Outlook||Aluminum, Steel, Plastic|
|Side Panel||Tempered Glass, Steel|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||639 x 306 x 651mm|
|Motherboard Support||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX (Support 12″ x 11″)|
|Drive Bays support||5.25″||2|
|2.5″/3.5″ HDD||8 or 9 (with ODD bay removed)|
|I/O Port||USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C x 1,
USB 3.0 x 4,
Fan Speed & RGB control buttons,
Audio In / Out (supports HD Audio)
|Pre-installed Fans||Front||140mm fan x 2, 1200RPM|
|Rear||140mm fan x 1, 1200RPM|
|Fan Support||Top||120/140mm fan x 3|
|Bottom*||120/140mm fan x 2|
|Front||120/140mm fan x 3|
|Rear||120/140mm fan x 1|
|Liquid Cooling Support||Top||120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm, 360mm (requires removal of ODD cage)|
|Bottom*||120mm, 140mm, 240mm|
|Front||120mm, 140mm 240mm, 280mm, 360mm, 420mm (requires removal of ODD cage)|
|GPU||490mm (without 3.5″ HDD cage)
320mm (with 3.5″ HDD cage)
|Power Supply Support||Bottom Mount,
|Lighting Support||RGB Control Board x 1 (Cycle, Static, M/B modes) to embedded lightings One RGB connection available|
|Note||* Required additional cooling bracket|
I built the Cosmo C700P reversed around an EVGA Classified SR-2 dual Xeon HPATX motherboard. It worked awesome, fills the case perfectly, posted CUDA rendering records first time out, and looks gorgeous!!!
The EVGA SuperNOVA 1600W G2 is bottom right; the pcie and sata power cables are completely hidden bottom center to left under the geometric shroud where I keep my emergency backup HyperX SSD out front in the special shock-mounted holder. The dual six-core X5660 2.8 GHz Xeons are air-cooled by twin LED CM V8 GTS fans; 24 RAM slots are good for 48GB factory, 96GB with the “Secret Sauce”; and 7 full length pcie slots in the upper right keep the air-cooled GTX cards right side up for better cooling, like in Mac Pro cases. The only real alteration was to move the vertical HD mounting column/support back on standoffs to clear the colossal SR-2 motherboard; everything else just worked, and the gorgeous double-curved glass door swings out and then right (towards the back of the machine). 4TB of SSD boot and scratch disks are tucked into two special holders on the back of the mobo tray behind a huge double curved black aluminum door; everything is super clean, and super accessible!
Initial config was with two immaculate EVGA GTX590 Classifieds, and one ROG MARS GTX580x2 for a total of six massive GF110 Fermi GPUs. On the Thea Rendering benchmarks (combined Nvidia CUDA and Intel Embree unbiased 3D rendering performance), this system scored 10,660; crushing many dual and triple GTX 1080ti rigs! Gotta love it!
The top grill pops off to reveal the very impressive and huge ROG MARS GTX580x2 video card, and the many internal red LEDs hint nicely at the depth, volume, and massive power inside the stunning case! The ROG MARS GTX580x2 supports DisplayPort with audio, and drives a single 27” Apple Cinema LED display with glass face and nice sound. It really compliments the timeless and high quality styling of the C700P!
For the long term, I plan on re-installing two EVGA GTX580 3GB Classified Ultras under the ROG MARS GTX580x2, and setting up for cool and quiet presentation renderings in a professional industrial design studio. With BIOS temp-controlled and reliable air-cooling fans for all system components, this will prove to be a valuable asset in our bag of extreme-duty design tools. The heavy and hushed sounds of the big fans, the barely audible coil whine, and the subliminal double-curved tempered and LED lit smoked-glass case tell clients they are in for an experience they will not soon forget…
For showcasing the vintage and classic dual Xeon SR-2, and the massive CUDA video cards it can support, the Cooler Master Cosmo C700P is the one to see! Everyone loves it!