[section_title title=Closer Look – Exterior”]Closer Look – Exterior
Starting with the exterior of the Ultra Fusion system from Cyberpower, as you can see the system itself comes encased in Cooler Masters Cosmos SE chassis which does look rather nice. The Cosmos SE has a large oddly shaped viewing window which includes a clear view of the graphics card, motherboard, and the RAM; this also includes the HDD bays which can look unsightly in my opinion but each to their own.
If you look to the top of the case, we have metal carry handles which is a nice touch but this case weighs a ton and is rather large so not sure how practical that is. Also on the bottom we have the same kind of idea with the feet and I really feel this works well; it should provide adequate airflow to enter the case from the bottom.
The front of the case looks like any typical Cyberpower PC; really love the Cyberpower logo they stick on and it fits in nicely with the already there Cooler Master one. There is a mesh for extra air ventilation which can also be helped on by installing suitable intake fans but this particular build comes pre-installed with one in the top so you needn’t worry. Taking up a 5.25″ drive bay is the included Blu-Ray drive which allows users to watch their Blu-Ray discs and enjoy the best possible media on their PC.
One thing I particularly like about the Cosmos SE is the drive bay covers; they look sleek, stylish and are much better in my opinion than the ones found on cheaper cases.
On the other side of the system, we have the side panel behind the motherboard tray; pretty standard stuff with a bevel which should allow for better cable management.
On the rear of the case, there is the usual exhaust outtake for dumping hot air out of the case, the rear I/O of the motherboard and of course the rear I/O for the graphics card. In terms of connections on the included motherboard (Gigabyte 990FX-UD3) we have the following connections
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
2 x USB 3.0 ports
8 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
2 x eSATA 6 GB/s ports
1 x RJ-45 port
6 x 3.5mm audio jacks
The AMD R9 290x graphics card has the following ports also:
2 x DVI-D (dual link) ports
1 x HDMI
1 x Display port
Plenty of connections available with the Ultra Fusion system, especially with the R9 290x as it pretty much covers everything bar VGA (which is inferior in my opinion anyway).
On the top of the case, we have the Cosmos logo with a power button to the left, reset and LED on/off button for the front and rear LED fans. In terms of the I/O there is:
2 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x Front panel audio jacks (headphones/microphone)
On the bottom we have 2 x dust filters which aid in keeping your case clear from dust/foreign objects. There is one specifically at the rear for the power supply and one at the front for any intake fans you might want to install to further enhance the airflow.