Hardware Installation and Clearance Compatibility
- Core I7 6950x
- Gigabyte x99 Pheonix SLI
- 32 gb Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2666 MHz
- GTX 1080 TI Founders Edition
- 250 gb Samsung 960 EVO
- EVGA Super Nova P2 1600 Watts
- GPU: Swiftech Komodo Full Cover Block for FE 1080 TI
- CPU: EK Supremacy Evo (Copper Plexi)
- Radiator: EK CoolStream XE 360
- Fans: Cooler Master Master Fan Pro. 4 x 120 mm and 3 x 140mm
- Pump: EK-DDC 3.2 PWM Elite
- Reservoir: EK-RES X3 150, 150 ml. Reservoir
- Fittings: Monsoon 5/8″ OD hardline fittings and EK-ACF 10/13 mm Nickel fittings. XSPC 90° fittings, black chrome.
- Tubing: Monsoon 5/8″ OD PETG tubing and EK DuraClear 9.5 mm ID x 12.7 mm OD clear tubing.
- Coolant: Mayhem X1 Clear with Primochill UV Pink dye.
It was a pleasure to build in the Cosmos C700P. With so much room, and so many options, this case is designed for a custom loop in mind. The design is very well thought out, and it shows. Being a full tower, the Cosmos C700P offers plenty of extra space while building. Cooler Masters’ FreeForm Modular system truly shines in the Cosmos C700P. You can completely strip the case down to its frame. This makes the Cosmos C700P a modders dream. No rivets to drill out or welds to break. One could easily take this case apart, paint it and rebuild it with little to no modding experience. I decided to go with the standard layout for this build.
For convenience, this loop was constructed with a mix of rigid and flex tube, with the majority of it being PETG tubing. I started by first mounting the three 140 mm fans on the top of the case. For this, I used the installed fan bracket on the top of the case.
Next, using the front bracket, I mounted the 360 mm radiator to the bracket, and attached the 3, 120 mm fans. I then mounted the reservoir and pump to the track next to the motherboard tray. The same place the 3.5″ drive bays come mounted. Using flexible tubing, I connected the reservoir to the pump, and the pump to the radiator.Next, I installed the motherboard standoffs. Once the motherboard was installed, I could really start the loop.
The amount of space in the Cosmos C700P made measuring for the tubing easy. The pump and reservoir mounted to the case with ease. The mounting holes on lined up perfectly. Even with the pump and reservoir installed, I still had enough room for a 3.5″ drive bay.
There is ample room behind the motherboard tray for cable management, The placement of the many zip tie loops makes the cable management that much easier. This design was well though out. Right down to the placement of the 2.5″ drive trays. There are zip tie loops every where you would want them. The removable panel on the left helps hide most of the cables anyways. So even if cable management isn’t your strongest area, you can still do a clean build in the Cosmos C700P. Like the front tempered glass panel, the rear panel also has the same dual curve design. This design completely eliminates the annoying bulge some cases get on the rear panel. The mounting solution for the panels is unique, and a welcome change from the norm. Three metal nipples on the panel snap into a steel bracket, mounted on the side of the case. The rear door swings open like the front panel. This design is one of my favorite features of the Cosmos C700P.
The built in fan controller on the Cosmos C700P has two settings, high and low. The MasterFan Pro was my fan of choice for this build. In total, the build has a total of 4, 120 mm fans and 3, 140 mm fans. The 3 x 140 mm fans are installed on the top as exhaust fans. Three of the 120 mm fans are attached to the radiator in a pull configuration. The fourth fan is the exhaust for the case. On the high setting, the Cosmos C700P ran at a quiet 38 decibels. Very quiet. However, on low, the system ran at a whisper quiet 31 decibels. You can hear the water running through the loop over the fans. The MasterFan Pro is RGB ready, but requires an RGB controller. If not controller is installed, the fans can be either red or blue with the flip of a switch. The X99 system in the Cosmos C700P runs whisper quiet and I’m very happy with the end result.