I noticed this deal on Newegg today for the Cosmos 1000:
I had been looking at this case for a while as something I might use in my next build later this year(a watercooled i7), but considering the price, I'm thinking of just buying it now and putting my current air cooled e6600 rig in there since my current case is a piece of crap.
What I'm looking for is a good balance of silence and cooling, with an emphasis on silence, which I think this case will do nicely. However, I'd like to get your opinions if you think there is something better in this price range for a full ATX or a large mid ATX for ~$100-150 that meets those criteria....and, oh yeah....no LEDs.
I'm thinking of buying this today or tomorrow, before the deal expires, so any prompt responses will be appreciated.
Every once in a while someone will recommend the Cosmo 1000. I don't think I've read anything negative at this forum. It doesn't appear to be as popular as some of the other cases that are recommended here.
The CoolerMaster HAF 932 has a lot of flexibility built into it and watercooling is an option:
Those were both cases I had looked at. I discounted the HAF because it has LEDs and I want something that doesn't light up. The storm is somewhat tempting, but decided against it for the cleaner look and sound absorbant material of the Cosmos 1000. Also, I believe the Sniper is sort of an open mesh design, right? So would that let all the fan and hdd noise escape more easily?
Thanks for the suggestions, please keep them coming. Also, can anyone speak to how well the cosmos 1000 cools? I heard its pretty good, but I'd like some confirmation from an actual user.
Thanks for the info, daship. Its weight isn't a concern to me as it won't be moving, and thats good to have a confirmation on it being quiet, but how do the temps compare? I don't need specifics, just subjectively, does it do a good/decent job of keeping its components cool?