Feels Flimsy, not solid5/13/2010 10:46:28 AM

Pros: * Lots of HD space

Cons: * Feels flimsy. It's basically a 3.5 Hard drive in a plastic housing. the WD Elements 1st generation feel much better.

Overall Review: Wish I got the 1st gen WD Elements instead, but those are discontinued and 1tb will run you $120-$180 if you can find one.

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Good Case, Minimal Heat Issues5/12/2010 9:42:07 AM

Pros: * Lots of Room * Case runs generally cool * Running 5 Hard drives with two HDD Fans keeps cool * Front cover doesn't impede DVD drives if they decide to open up (front cover pushes open with no issues) * Two top fans' wires you can run via the back slots.... you just have to push the wires underneath the panel and locking bar when you have no motherboard. I ran my PSU's power cables underneath the panel that holds the motherboard to the two top fans with no problems. used a tie-down through available holes on the panel to keep the cables against the case.

Cons: * The layout for the intake at the bottom of the case is really weird. Air comes through the HDDs via negative airflow. Read the HDD heat issues here, so be sure I mounted a Thermaltake HDD fan via standoffs and included Cosmos HDD screws. Had the fan mounted in the bottom-most, front most slot. Air seems to flow outward as a result. So that's two HDD fans blowing while maintaining fresh air with the other bottom fan. Lots of people complain about heat issues. My case runs super cool and I don't overclock. Having a 6th hard drive is up for debate. I wish I got a 6th drive anyway So that I could use every single SATA port on my motherboard, but the HDD fan is a plus anyway. * 5th HDD fan should be included.

Overall Review: No heat issues whatsoever and I'm not overclocked. Using the VGA duct also. Cases run fine as long as your cables aren't all over the place and I'm running two GTX-295s. I wrote this review hoping non-overclockers and enthusiasts will know there's someone out there that can run 5-6 hard drives with no heat issues. Then again it could be the combination of a good PSU that doesn't overkill your system. My Specs (Not Overclocked): Intel i7-860 Asus P7P55D Deluxe OCZ 1000W Gold+ Power Supply CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM EVGA GTX-295 Inno3D GTX-295 Thermaltake Silent 1156 CLP0552 92mm CPU Cooler Sound Blaster Fatal1ty X-Fi Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Pioneer Black Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer WD 500GB Hard Drives (times 5) Windows 7 Home 64-Bit ThermalTake HDD Fan Cooler Master Cosmos 1000

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Jam Packed with Features5/12/2010 9:28:54 AM

Pros: * Motherboard's layout is perfect for Cosmos 1000 if you are not overclocking. My cables do not run all over the place. * Lots of USB ports * EPU-6 Control is definitely a plus for managing power and heat

Cons: * I'm not even sure if the EZ Backup feature is actually mirroring my drives. * RAM Slots are really tight which may be good. kept getting blue screen of death and "Memory management" for first two days. Found out RAM was not seated correctly. Moved RAM around and reinserted, no problems since. * Doesn't detect GTX-295 under EPU-6 * Didn't come with installation disc. A request from Asus will cost you $11.95. NewEgg didn't want to help either.

Overall Review: My Specs (Not Overclocked): Intel i7-860 Asus P7P55D Deluxe OCZ 1000W Gold+ Power Supply CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM EVGA GTX-295 Inno3D GTX-295 Thermaltake Silent 1156 CLP0552 92mm CPU Cooler Sound Blaster Fatal1ty X-Fi Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Pioneer Black Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer WD 500GB Hard Drives (times 5) Windows 7 Home 64-Bit ThermalTake HDD Fan Cooler Master Cosmos 1000

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Runs Fine If You Know What You're Doing5/12/2010 9:22:37 AM

Pros: * Installs fine, mounts fine in Cosmos 1000 * Blue light matches Cosmos 1000 * Doesn't come up with a whole bunch of drives on your OS like the 79-1 drives

Cons: * Blue light is always on * No instructions on turning off or on the drives if you need to minimize drive clutter on your OS

Overall Review: My Specs (Not Overclocked): Intel i7-860 Asus P7P55D Deluxe OCZ 1000W Gold+ Power Supply CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM EVGA GTX-295 Inno3D GTX-295 Thermaltake Silent 1156 CLP0552 92mm CPU Cooler Sound Blaster Fatal1ty X-Fi Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Pioneer Black Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer WD 500GB Hard Drives (times 5) Windows 7 Home 64-Bit ThermalTake HDD Fan Cooler Master Cosmos 1000

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Runs Quiet In Appropriate Case5/12/2010 9:16:02 AM

Pros: * Mounts securely to CPU if you follow instructions * Runs quiet alltogether in Cosmos 1000 case * Keeping i7-860 at 40-C to 50-C regular load * Includes thermal grease

Cons: * Would like to know what the average temperature you can obtain with included thermal grease

Overall Review: My Specs (Not Overclocked): Intel i7-860 Asus P7P55D Deluxe OCZ 1000W Gold+ Power Supply CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM EVGA GTX-295 Inno3D GTX-295 Thermaltake Silent 1156 CLP0552 92mm CPU Cooler Sound Blaster Fatal1ty X-Fi Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Pioneer Black Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD Writer WD 500GB Hard Drives (times 5) Windows 7 Home 64-Bit ThermalTake HDD Fan Cooler Master Cosmos 1000

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