This isn't just a new year for Cooler Master, 2012 just happens to represent the company's 20th year of service. What better way to celebrate the occasion than to release a new chassis? Honestly, we can think of several, but none of them productive (and some aren't even legal), so kudos to Cooler Master for staying out of trouble and kicking off 2012 with the introduction of the Cosmos II, a so-called "Ultra Tower."
What's an Ultra Tower? In Cooler Master's words, it's "a benchmark for all enclosures that exist and all that follow." Funny marketing aside, the Cosmos II is a neat looking case with some high end features.
It has two handles on the top, so if you throw out your back lugging your dream machine from room to room (or to a LAN party across town), it's because you're not bending at the knees, and not because the case is poorly designed. The side doors swing open like a luxurious race car, and hidden behind the front slide cover lies a stack of hot-swappable drive bays.
Features are many and include robber grommets for improved cable management, USB 3.0 support, a built-in fan controller, 10+1 expansion slots, PSU dust filter, removable upper cover, brushed aluminum and steel, and a bunch of other goodies. Check out the product page here.
There are only two other things we could ask for: a price and a release date, both of which Cooler Master neglected to mention.