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Cooler Master Cosmos II MbK

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. techguy31

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    :toast: For the mod.
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    I've seen every single one of your builds and I can't get enough of them.

    Your truly a great artist.
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    i am yet to go through the whole post. but i must say your sawing and filing skills are extraordinary :rockout:
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  5. kier

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    Update!!!

    It's been a while since I've updated the Cosmos build, but here it is .... the long awaited update
    Where were we... the sleeved cables. For the Sata cables I've made 2​​ openings

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    Sleeved some Sata cables

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    First four sata placed

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    Second layer on top

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    It's all a bit messy now, but this will be better ;) It need to be as tight as possible ...

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    To get this so tight, I drilled some holes on the back from the mobo for the tyraps

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    Tightly folded around the edge

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    I will not use them all, but I dont want free sata slots.

    In the front there are still some open holes, So I've cut some mesh for this

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    Placed the acrylic cover back again

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    I wanted something more for the "fins" on top, so for this I have pasted some DI-NOC

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    Looks better. To have the same DI-NOC effect in the front I have also pasted the slide panel

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    And now the big moment ... making the loop ready for filling. For this I have cut the hard acrylic pipe and placed it

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    Checked the remaining tubes etc.

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    All connected...yes, fill it up

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    Fill Port right above is to fill the first loop. Never mind the silver shiny stuff, don't have any black left and don't wanna buy new. This is not in sight ;)

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    And then it was really time to fill it with... Mayhem Pastel Ice White

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    Starting to get full

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    Nice color isn't it

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    Just one more loop, but not today :)
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  6. techguy31

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    One hell of a NEAT mod.
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    The last pic looks almost black & white
    Crunching for Team TPU
  8. kier

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    Thanks you guys ;)
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    Second loop ready without any major problems

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    Wow, this build is starting to look really really amazing! your creativity blows my mind :D
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  11. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Amazing attention to detail:toast:
    Lovin how it is all coming together!!!
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    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. kier

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    Thanks :)

    Thank you, Hope you like the front?

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    Tonight I spent some time to the front. I changed the plan to put the usb and other stuff into the front regarding the looks and the space behind the panel.

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    I think this looks better now without the, usb stuff and without the touch buttons from the Aquaero. These doesn't look good and do not work properly in my opinion

    So i've cut 3 pieces of 3mm acrylic. The first one looks like this

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    And two of them like this. One of them with a smaller recess for the display

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    Everything put together

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    The touch buttons I do not need because I can set everything with the remote control. And once set I usually do nothing more with it, just look at the temps. The remote has a good range like this, so it's okay

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    Placed in the Cosmos

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    Power on

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    I doubt whether I'm going to put black or carbon on the acrylic.
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  13. kier

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    The wurst thing happened to me .... lost the flat cable connecting the PCB push button and the controller.
    In the beginning I was thinking that I must put the flatcable somewhere save before I lose it.
    So I've lost it :(. Fortunately there was Ruud from Coolermaster, who still has parts of the Cosmos
    Cooler Master Europe Store for all your spare parts.
    Ruud... thanks man!

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    And everything is online again

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    Inverse color display is a nice thing

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    slide panel closed again, nothing to see anymore

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    Cable management is still a big mess, but this is how I placed the controller

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    This will become more organised ​​;)
    Drilled a hole for the switches and HDD LED

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    And I have cut a 3mm black piece of acrylic to make a cover for the side bay, I don't like holes and slots :) So this will disappear.

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    Made a second layer and cut out the form of the CM push buttons.

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    Placed the first layer back

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    Second layer on top

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    Past some black film on the second layer

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    And the result

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    Nice, tight and the good color.
    I also been busy with the XL window for the Cosmos. What appeared to be quite a challenge because lots of plastic and little space

    The acrylic window I've made ​​1cm larger as the existing hole.

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    Need to put more pressure on the edges , but this is how it becomes

    For pasting the metal cover back on the plastic, I used contact adhesive. This is because I don't have to much space for double sided tape, and it just needs to be good. Placed everywhere clamps and other stuff, which will stay on for a night. And need to make the inside a bit nicer. Ofcourse after installing the window wanted to see how it looks.

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    And also have been playing with the enlightened midplate for some nightshots. I'm also thinking to put some lights in the midsection or top.

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    That's it for now...Grtz.
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    Wow , that white under glow onto the milky white liquid looks amazing!
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    I'm glad you are changing the USB port layout that was driving me nuts. Slick!
  16. kier

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    Thanks, made it a bit more white in the top. Hope you like it ;)

    Me too, didn't like this from the start :)

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    This will become 1 of the last Cosmos updates my friendly followers. Just one more to go, the pro photoshoot.
    The Cosmos is as good as finished now. It was a very nice build, partly because the Cosmos was allready in my possession before he was in the shop, and that the kick-off exactly started with the big Cosmos II release.

    For this a deep bow for Cooler Master, EKWB, ZOTAC and IT service.be. Thank you again for the confidence and support.

    The last small things in this last update.

    The white front I covered with black film, which looks better then the white acrylic. But with some white lines still visible.

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    All side panels opened and the big, big Cosmos exhibited

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    A great modular power supply, the Cooler Master Hybrid 1050W

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    Enough connections :)

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    And enough space left, which comes in handy for the excess length of the cables

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    Some cable management

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    Side cover is placed with the HDDs

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    Because it was too dark inside, I have placed a single CCFL in a custom bracket that I have bolted to the 360 ​​rad using the existing holes. Now was to bright, so I made it ​​softer with a small piece of white paper.

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    Finalized the sleeved cables, a little tightening etc.

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    Total shot of the PCI-e SATA 24pins and sats

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    And the internal end result

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    And my favorite picture

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    Next update....Final photoshoot ;)
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    Wow you have made a great case look even better :O
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    0_0 Holy ****! That is Epic! Nice Work
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    You had to wait a few weeks for these pictures, I hope it was worth it ;)

    The final pictures of the Cosmos II MbK

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    Special thanks goes to:

    Marco and Ruud from Coolermaster

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    And offcourse all members from this forum for the great comments and ideas.
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    My mind is completely blown by this project... just... wow...
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    Absolutely beautiful!!!
    Excellent job with great attentiont to detail:toast:
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    I am slack-jawed with pure amazement, and a hefty dose of respect! You have created a masterpiece out of what is, in my opinion, a rather "meh" case!

    I absolutely freaking love the color scheme, as it's very similar to what I am setting up. I imagine that you are quite busy, but I would be extremely grateful for some tips/ideas regarding my Switch 810 build, via PM.

    *Bows*
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    Thanks you guys, and nleksan... no problem please PM me with your questions ;)
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Wow. Now I want Cosmos II even more. lulz. Unfotunately, it's far too expensive for me, as anything more than $125 is, but that doesn't stop me from drooling over cases like this. :laugh:


    How many hours, do you think, from start to finish? I see you do this pretty often, and keep coming up with original ideas, that itself deserves some respect.;)
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