Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case Unboxing. If you are building an extreme gaming case then this is certainly one to consider, providing you with 13 HD bays, support for more or less every type of motherboard, graphics cards up to 15.5 inches in length. It also allows for the installation of a 360mm rad on top and a 240mm rad at the bottom (with the removal of 6 hard disk bays) to create a nice watercooling loop to cater for all your CPU & GPU needs.
The big question is what components would you put into a case like this, in particular what type of system would you install for cooling – would you go Air or Water? If you go for water cooling would you go for an integrated system like the Corsair H100 or go with a set of rads something like those from hwlabs (you would of course need to take care to ensure you have sufficient clearance if you were install a 360mm rad in the roof – so perhaps a stealth rad would be called for). Would you be looking towards Hexacore CPU’s – or is there some motherboards out their that would support two CPU’s capable of fitting in this case? What type of Graphic’s card would you go with, and what is the optimal amount of RAM given that we are now well into 2012? I would imagine that everybody would say that you should go with an SSD for your OS and Applications (maybe something like a Corsair GT 240GB). Perhaps an additional small SSD 20Gigs or so to act as a cache for your HDD. Any thoughts on the SSD vs HDD configuration? What is the performance gain of dual SLI vs Quad SLI? How much power should you supply – a Hexacore system with NVidia GTX 560 Ti could perhaps run quite happly with a Corsair AX850W PSU.