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Building experience

As I’ve said earlier, this case is not a conventional case and many of the parts can be removed. While this is true, it’s also worth highlighting again that the user manual doesn’t do the COSMOS C700P any justice. Illustrations on the user manual do not convey enough information.

COSMOS C700P

Removing the parts from the case itself is a painful process at first, since I do not understand how the mechanisms work. Just make sure you have a magnetic bowl handy when you’re working with the COSMOS C700P – there will be lots of screws to keep track!

When I was dismantling it for the first time, I had to look at the user manual countless times. And yes, it doesn’t help – so I ventured in with whatever knowledge I had acquired from the manual.

COSMOS C700P

It took me quite some time to dismantle it for the first time, but once I had done it once, I understood how the mechanisms work. It’s pretty much just hooks and pegs all over the place to hold parts together before securing them with screws. Rather interesting choice of locking mechanism, I’d say.

Building in the COSMOS C700P is a breeze thanks to its ample space. The hard disk drive bay has a little cutout for cable connections, too. Once building is complete, cable management is rather simple too. Everything can then be hidden with the cover plates.

Technically, there are a total of 3 dedicated 2.5-inch disk mounts in the COSMOS C700P itself, but one of them is taken up by the RGB+fan controller behind the motherboard tray. That leaves a singular 2.5-inch disk mount at the PSU shroud itself. Or the 2.5-inch disks can be mounted on the HDD disk mounts.

It’s a rather big change to have a whackton of HDD bays to just two 3.5-inch disk mounts and two 2.5-inch disk mounts. I presume Cooler Master will sell more 3.5-inch disk mounts as accessories in the future, but until then – this is what we have to work with.

Also, the COSMOS C700P requires a screwdriver to get anything done with the case. It’s a stark contrast with the COSMOS II, as it was one of those cases that tried to be toolless whenever it can.

For those who places their PC cases on the floor, then the COSMOS C700P will have zero issues with it. There is ample of space within the case itself, so the power supply can definitely breathe without issues.

Once the build is complete, all I can say is that the COSMOS C700P looks absolutely gorgeous. The RGB lighting is soft and of equal brightness throughout the length of the case, yet bright enough to lighten up my entire room.

COSMOS C700P


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Accessories
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