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  1. kier

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    Cooler Master Cosmos II MbK

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    Hi my modding friends,

    A new year begins, so a good start in terms of a new modding season
    With a brand new case .... which is released right now, the Cosmos II
    The new flagship of Cooler Master.

    The hardware which comes in it is not known yet for sure, but it is certain that an x79 mobo and a number GTX580 GPUs comes in
    And offcourse watercooled.

    The color combination is going to be black, gray and white

    The package was brought a month ago, the deliveryman cursed me :)
    What a case and what a weight, unbelievable. My wife was pissed and called me some names I didn't heard before
    So I needed to make space in my workshop to properly view the case.

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    First unpacking which quite a operation turned out to be

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    And here it is the great Cosmos II

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    Lots of case with a lot of space, really a true pleasure to mod this one

    Cooler Master Raymen, Ruud and Marco and of course anyone who makes this possible ... Thanks!

    And then moved it straight to my workshop to view and show interior
    First some specifications:

    -Exterior Material: Aluminum, mesh, synthetics

    -Interior: Steel alloy, plastic, rubber

    -Dimensions: 344 (W) x 704 (H) x 664 (D) mm / 13.5 x 27.7 x 26.1 inches

    -Weight: 22 lb kg/48.5

    -Maximum compatibility CPU cooler height: 190 mm/7.48 in.

    -GPU-Length: 385 inches mm/15.15

    -Type-M/B: Micro-ATX, Micro ATX, E-ATX, Extended ATX, SSI CEB, SSI EEB

    Once dragged in my workshop and opened it immediately, I noticed how much 3.5 Drive Bay are in it
    less than 13 pieces in total (2 from X dock, Mid cage for 5 HDDs, bottom cage for 6 hard drives)

    The middle bay has room for 5 HDDs

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    In the lower HDD bay there's room for 6 hard drives which is hidden behind a beautiful fan bracket with
    2 x 120 mm fan, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA

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    And here there is room for 6 HDD's

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    The PSU has shifted back for some extra space inside

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    And is raised a little

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    At the front there is space for two HDDs through the X-dock and there are three 5.25-inch drive bays available

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    Below this compartment, behind the mesh part there is one 200 mm LED fan, 700 RPM, 19 dBA (converted from 120 / 140 mm)
    And below that there is still room for a 120mm fan for the airflow trough the lower HDD's bracket

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    The back has room for a 10+1 Expansion Slots

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    And a 140 mm fan, 1200 RPM, 19 dBA comes with it to the rear

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    At the top is a lot of space under the mesh

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    This cover is very easy to remove with a screw, and below is enough space for 3 fans and wiring

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    There also would fit a 360 rad but for that there are some adjustments needed.
    And it comes with a black 120 mm fan, 1200 RPM, 17 dBA

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    Also on the top there is a sliding panel. Below that there is a control panel with 7 functions
    More about this in the next update

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    At the front there is the I / O panel with 2 xUSB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, 1 x e-SATA and audio in / out

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    And there is very good tought about the cable management

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    With enough holes

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    I could go on an d on about the case but..... now it's modding time

    I removed the top mesh and made ​​a number of strips.

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    Which are directed obliquely backwards, this is still a rugged design and has yet to be finished ;)

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    Cut out the fan controller carefully

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    Here is coming a slot loader DVD or Bluray.

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    For measuring I used this one .

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    And made a slot for it

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    Where before was the sliding panel I cut and bent a piece of aluminum

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    Which is placed like this

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    And made the slot for the slot loader drive

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    I hope this is a good start of the new year for you ... for me it is:)

    More to come!!!
     
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  2. kier

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    Just to compare the size of this beast :D

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    And next to some other cases

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    I like the mods ,Wish you had a cosmos 1000 to compare them.Man that is one huge ass case....
     
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    Cant wait to see what you can come up with. Ive followed your work logs and I believe that you can come up with something absolutely amazing.

    Keep up the awesome work and am dying to see more! :D
     
  5. kier

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    Thanks my modding friends ;)

    Update!!!

    Today I removed al the plastic and there's not much left :D

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    These fanholes might become handy ;)

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    Also removed the HDD bays and some other stuff, now there is a lot of space left for two 240 Rads. It,s possible to put 360 rads in there but I want lots of space for the cables and tubing
    The front is also cleaned

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    I have a nice idea for the lower compartment. For this I sawn a piece of 1mm aluminium

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    Bent it

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    With a slide angel

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    Covering up the whole compartment. Other side is becoming just the same

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    For the fanholes I had a nice idea. I really like the shape from original fanholes, so this I,m going to make in the lower panel

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    After some sawing and filing

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    Second one also done

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    Removed the tape

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    And placed the rad and fans. This cover is going to be black (I think)

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    Just one more to make :D
     
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  6. kier

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    Update!!!

    Just a small update before I go on a little vacation :D

    I also liked the shape from the air intakes behind the mesh in the front,

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    so I copied that to a piece of 5mm white acrylic

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    And placed it. I think i'm going to place another black layer on top of it

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    Also made a 5mm white acrylic midplate

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    Maybe illuminated

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    That's it for now!!! coming back soon ;)
     
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    Wow kier, you always know how to make a awesome case alot better!!
    I like the top panel idea!!
    Can't wait until you back for updates!!!
     
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    Update: The front

    These last few days i've continued with the appearance of the case. I want the front to turn black / white. So I have sawn a piece 3mm black acrylic, the same pattern as the white plate. Only now with the recesses 5mm smaller.

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    White plate on it

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    I like the looks of it. Also have now some great air in/ outlets, finishing of this part later

    I previously mentioned that the controller is coming in the upper 5.25 compartment togheter with the I/O stuff, all of this in the black and white theme

    So marked a 5mm white acrylic piece

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    To keep everything in place there is coming a piece of black acrylic behind it with recesses for the controller and I/O stuff

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    Witch is placed like this

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    To get a nice contrast around the controller, I've cut and filed a edge of 3mm black acrylic

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    And also made two black strips cut for the I/O stuff

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    And placed in the Cosmos

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    For the lower I/O section cut rectangles and circles for the USB and audio

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    And after some carefully filing

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    Top I / O section also done, and put everything in it for the looks

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    Above the Cosmos controller is still a big white surface, this seems to me a nice place to put a display.
    For this the perfect display: The Aquaero 5 XT. So ordered and received

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    Hmm that's a unpleasant surprise, the controller with touch buttons isn't black anymore (like the older version) but Aqua Computer has replaced / filled this with stainless steel buttons.

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    Itself is looking very nice with the new buttons... but not for this build. So first i'm going to try to get an "older" version. Until I know more I will stop working out the display.

    That's it my modding friends ;)
     
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  9. kier

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    Update

    Just a small update about the cover at the right bottom.
    First idea was to make this cover with a angle just like the other side, but a change of plans.
    This is now becoming a straight cover, but with 2 HDD attached to it. The place for the HDD's was a bit limited because I removed the HDD cages and almost all the space is occupied by the water cooling products

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    So this is a nice solution. There will also be a SSD, but this is placed on the side of the 5.25 bay

    For the cover I sawn a piece aluminum and marked it

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    Bent it

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    Cut out the Fanholes again

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    And drilled the holes for the HDDs. Of course I will make some adjustments for noise reduction

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    All placed like this

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    Also made the recess for the cables

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    Just a small addition:)

    I've covered the two plates with black vinyl, which gives the same black color as the rest of the case
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    And placed them

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    Pics with the white front

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    wOW very nice work.

    I don't care for this case... at all... but I like where this is going.
     
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    wow looks pretty good and neat
     
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    Thanks you guys :)

    Update!!!

    I would like to welcome a great sponsor for this build, the shop that has everything .... IT-Service.be

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    IT- service/ Eddy Thanks for the nice discounts.

    For this build I purchased a nice new mobo: The Asus SABERTOOTH X79

    Really a great motherboard, here some pics:

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    Placed right away in the cosmos

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    So the Sabertooth, really is a beautiful mobo

    I also bought some beautiful rams to fill up the sabertooth, 3 x the Corsair 4 GB DDR3-1600 Kit

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    I will place EK ram coolers on these.
    En last but not least, the white Xigmatek XOF-F1251 fans, which fit perfectly with this build

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    Placed on top

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    360 rad fits

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    In the last update I had shown you the white midplate, Ive adjusted it a bit for 2 pumps

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    Which will be placed like this

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    Received approval from my great friend

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    And also cut a white acrylic plate for the mobo tray

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    Beneath and beside the motherboard I have a lot of space, this will be filled up;)
    I would like the same line as the EK tops, and I want a nice light distribution in terms of the illuminated midplate. For this I am going to raise the midplate about 4 cm, for this I have sawn and bent an aluminum strip cut

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    Behind it I placed 2 CFL lights, and we have an illuminated midplate

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    For an even better light distribution I will do some adjustments, but more on this later.
    I've made a bracket for the rad

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    I still need to make the top bracket but this I will do later

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    Enough room for the fittings

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    And here the radiator with fans

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    Applied a layer vinyl coating to the strip

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    Looking good I think :D

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    Grtzzz ;)
     
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    Sponsor Update !!!

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    Hi fellow modders.
    It took a while since the last update, but today I have received a lot of watercooling products

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    What would it be... a lot of boxes ;)

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    To begin EK-PSC Fitting 10mm - G1/4 Black

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    Also the EK-PSC Adapter 45° G1/4 Black

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    and some beautiful EK-PSC Adapter 90° G1/4 Black

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    A great CPU block: the EK-Supreme HF - EN

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    and two EK-RAM Dominator X4

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    For the 2x ZOTAC GTX580 gpu's iv'e got 2x a EK-FC580 GTX+ - EN

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    Also with two EK-FC580 GTX Backplate - Black

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    2 great tops with res: the EK-DDC X-RES 140 - Acetal

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    To cool everything I ordered 2x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)

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    For the top of the Cosmos I''m gonna place a EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360)

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    And for the sabertooth board iv'e picked the EK-MOSFET ASUS X79

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    Another great sponsor for this build is...... ZOTAC

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    For this build I may use 2 x the ZOTAC GTX580 1536M 348BIT DDR5

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    Some specs:

    Specs:

    Chipset :

    -Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA®
    -GPU GeForce® GTX 580
    -Core clock 772 MHz
    -Stream Processors 512
    -Shader Clock 1544 MHz

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    -Memory Clock 4008 MHz
    -Memory Size 1536MB
    -Memory Interface 384-bit
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    Chris, Craig and Carsten Thank you again for these great cards :)
    It's ashame that I need to undress the cards, but it needs to be done ;)

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    Placed the backplates

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    Ok, now more about installing the blocks

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    Next the Supreme HF.

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    After that the RAM coolers

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    Looks good ;) Placed everything in the Cosmos II

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    Now everything is in place it's time to mod again...to be continued :)
     
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    Nice build so far:toast:
    I didn't see where you listed which cpu you are going to use (3960x???)...
     
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  18. kier

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    I think the 3930K
     
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    Sounds good. How are you going to set-up your loops?
     
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    Very nice, subbed.
     
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    Thanks :)

    One loop: Pump->Radiator(360)->Mosfet->RAM->CPU->RAM->Pump/RES
    Second loop: Pump->GPU's->2xRadiator(240)->Pump/RES

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    Cool thanks. I like dual loops as well:toast:
     
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    Update!!!


    Had some fun these days with cutting and sawing in the Cosmos:
    Hole for a straight Fill-Port and also a slot for the fitting of the pump.

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    Holes for the gpu, s in-and outlet

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    A hole for the wiring of the gpu, s

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    And adjusted the slot for the sata

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    Did the same thing for the 24 pins powercables.

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    I also made ​​a hole in the side of the 5.25 bay

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    And made 2 fill-ports.

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    And at the bottom of the 5.25, I have made a large hole for the in and outlets of the reservoirs, etc..

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    All this I have covered with U-channel edge from Mnpctech.

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    Furthermore, did some nice things with the pump / reservoirs. All with fixed tubes;)

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    More on this later. I also started with the cables. For the GPU power, I have marked some holes.

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    Pre-drilling with 1.5mm

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    And 4.5mm

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    This is enough to go through with a sleeved wire.

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    For the GPU power I used extensions

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    And sleeved it in 4 colors. Black, titanium gray, gray and white

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    Other side still loose

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    One by one put the male connector through

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    Did the same thing for 24 pins cable.

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    And placed everything. One gpu have to wait ( need more heatshrink)

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    Thanks for the cool update:)
     
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    @Kier, can you give me the measures for the midplate of the case.

    Because i want to do the same thing (put a acrylic on top of the midplate), and i don't know the exact measures and angles for it.

    BTW: very nice pictures and rig that you have there ;) :toast:
     

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