Large system cases – and we are going to talk about such really huge ones today that you may even have a difficulty fitting some of them under your desk – are an exciting market sector. Despite their various applications such as gaming computers, high-end workstations for processing data or graphics, and even servers, they share one common trait: users demand more from them than from ordinary products. Such system cases often cost a lot of money; there are almost no affordable models among them. And when you buy an expensive product, you don’t want to put up with any shortcomings in it. Most buyers of such system cases have clearly defined requirements that must be met or they just won’t be interested in the particular product. The requirements vary from user to user. Some people buy a large system case to build a silent computer. Others need easy access to the components, the opportunity to install a liquid cooling system, or a lot of bays for hard disk drives. These requirements cannot all be satisfied by a single system case. Therefore, most such products, seemingly versatile, are more or less optimized for a specific application. So, it is important to buy what system case will prove to be the most suitable for your particular needs.
Three products will be covered in this review: Cooler Master Cosmos 1000, Corsair Obsidian and Lian-Li PC-X2000. All of them are premium-class computer enclosures for the most fastidious user, yet we wouldn’t view them as direct market opponents. They differ too much in their interior design for that.