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Updated input front panel with modern connectors?

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boe    0

I've seen the new Cosmos case and it is a step backwards in my opinion and unusable for my needs but it does have an updated front connector panel.   Any chance one will be available for the Cosmos II?

 

I need at least 15 3.5" drives and managed to modify my Cosmos II to hold them and cool them well - the new C700p would be far to much work and I doubt I could mod it to hold them.

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Abaidor    0

I second that and the notion that the new Cosmos is of lesser quality than the original Cosmos II. 

I will  get it however sometime in the future since it looks nice but not for my main PC. 

 

Right now I would like to use this case for a new i7940x system I am setting up for work and will also use a lot of hard drives. A new panel would certainly be welcome. 

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boe    0

I just got the old COSMOS II again as I couldn't find anything else on the market that could be modified to meet my needs and it was on a slight sale $275.    I've cut some holes for fans out of the top bays and now I'm adding sound proofing before I reassemble it and put in all Noctua fans.  I need about 11 fans so I need them as quiet as possible.   I just ordered the 200mm Noctua - not sure if it will fit or not but I'm anxious to find out.    I'm also replacing the prewired hotswap wiring with standard ports in the back so I can connect the system to a real array controller.    Every time I work on these cases it takes days to get right for my needs but completely worth it.   I'll have 16 12TB hard drives in the system with an additional hot swap bay and an optical bay with one 5.25" bay to spare for future needs.    I can't even get close to that with the new case - I just wish it had current connectors on the power panel.

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erikpsmith    0

I'm a couple years late to this thread, but I can chime in on something. Earlier this year I built up a Cosmos C700P with all-new parts. The problem with the case is that it comes with just two HDD trays and offers only two 5-inch drive bays -- obviously it's aimed at the water-cooling market. But what about those of us who prefer air cooling, lots of goodies and a massive bank of hard drives?

I obtained some of those incredibly-difficult-to-find hard drive trays, and I learned that in the C700P, the practical limit on hard drives, if you allow space between the trays, appears to be seven, and just six if you use the lower of the two 5-inch external bays.

A few days ago, I decided to rebuild my old computer. I mean, it's vintage-2012, but the motherboard is stuffed with 32GB of DDR2 memory I can't use for anything else -- why not? I found the fastest CPU available for that particular motherboard, brand new and dirt cheap. And I was looking for a new case, I was stunned to see the previous-generation Cosmos II 25th anniversary edition was actually better suited to my needs -- it has three external 5 inch drive bays, and internal bays for 11(!) hard drives. No accessories needed. And they're marking them down these days, because they're old stock ($189 on Amazon).

So anyway, my brand-new 25th Anniversary edition case is on the way, and soon I'll have an old Cosmos next to my new one.

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