The Cosmos II debuted in 2011 to much fanfare. Indeed, it was the chassis of our dreams. It housed our precious Dream Machine that year, and was easily the best “super-tower” available. In 2013, the Corsair 900D came on the scene boasting a similarly mammoth stature, and was itself chosen for Dream Machine duty due to its water-friendly nature and towering physique. Both cases represent the pinnacle of PC case design, so they must do battle.
Note: This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of the magazine.
While industry pundits argue over what effect tablets are having on PC sales, companies like Dell continue to ship new models in the familiar tower form factor. Such is the case with Dell's new Precision T1600, a tower workstation that's now shipping to customers worldwide. Because it's a workstation, the components are geared more towards work (like AutoCAD) than play, and should you need to poke around inside, all the hardware comes wrapped in a tool-less chassis.