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DD's Cooler Master Cosmos S

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DanishDevil, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. DanishDevil

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    The time has come to begin the mods.

    First mod, barely a mod at all, was cleaning up the removable top panel that goes over the three fan holes up top in this area:

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    The mesh has little tabs all around it that are bent over the edge in various places that keeps it in place. I might swap this out for some hex modder's mesh, but I'm not sure. I kinda like the way these are molded, and that would be near impossible with hex mesh.

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    Once I removed the mesh, I was greeted with this disgusting, unnecessary "scaffolding" of plastic. I grabbed my snips and went to work!

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    With the majority of it cut out:

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    Cleaning up:

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    I finally went over every stub with my knife and cut them all off. It doesn't look perfect, but I'm toying with the idea of painting it black, since the center area of the front panel is black versus the gray of the rest of the case.

    Here's the finished look:

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    Very simple and very easy to do if you own a Cosmos S. It makes it look cleaner, makes the case lighter by a few ounces, and improves exhaust airflow out the top.

    If you guys have any ideas for me, let me know.

    Also, I might go a little crazy with the interior paint, and do something other than a neutral black. I want to find a paint that mimics the PCI bracket of the HIS IceQ3 cards:

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    I think it will be a little more interesting than plain 'ol black. It's really kind of pearly and metallic in person.
     
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  2. klva80

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    you could try plating the chasis of the case to match the color of the bracket, that should do it instead of painting it
     
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    Plating it?
     
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    i like so far but why is there only one fan in the top of the case
     
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    That's what she came with. I'll be putting three A.C. Ryans up top when we order them.
     
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    looking good! sometimes its the simple mods ;)

    what are your plans for this rig DD?

    looks like you could fit a tripple rad up top without much, if, any mods

    i use a paint by duplicolour called "textured metallic black" might be worth looking into?

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    Triple rad up top, interior paint job, cutting out some restrictive stuff, utilizing some UV Orange and/or UV Green paint, maybe a brushed alum. cover for the drive bay area, custom stock-fit window, and whatever else I think of along the way :D
     
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    nice!

    do ou have a pik of the whole case?

    :toast:
     
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    here is a cool option for paint
    http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=30

    I get it at Home depot, the Black night color is a black metallic and depending on how you apply it it can be black (few coats) to dark gray(more coats allows more metallic particles)
     
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    [​IMG]

    And here's my idea for the window:

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    Of course, there's no plexi there right now...

    Looks sweet. Have you seen the back of one of those IceQ3s in person? I want to come as close to that color as possible. I'm taking the brackets off all my cards and painting them, too.
     
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    That is quite possibly the ugliest thing I have ever seen.

    j/k I love it! Keep up the good work man! Can't wait to get my RocketFish and mod it!
     
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    You mean have someone mod it for you :shadedshu
     
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    the paint is pretty close to what you are looking for. Try it on a separate piece, by adding less/more coats closer/farther away spraying you can achieve different shades of paint.
     
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    Sweet. I'll have to check out Home Depot in a few weeks and see if they've got some in stock!
     
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    I want that metallic paint! :D
     
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    I'm not having anyone mod it for me. I'm doing it myself. It wasn't cost effective to ship it. :) Also sometimes its just more convienent to have someone do it, you know, like when you have a kid and a full time job and own a business and stuff...and you're only 21. Lol <3 ya DD
     
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    <3 Matt.

    Any other suggestions guys?
     
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    i see you fit
     
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    i really like the look of the "s" model moreso than the normal one, window mod would look sweet! its a big one, great for showcasing your hardware. incase i missed it there was/is mesh where you want to do the window mod correct?

    that rustoleum Mk linked looks the same as what i mentioned just different name brands. its what i used to paint my box have a look at my mod in the case gallery to get an idea of what it looks like if you want (the pix arent the greatest though)

    the colour of it can be varied as Mk stated

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    Yes, there was a 200mm fan and mesh where the window will go. The 200mm fan (apparently the best 200mm on the market for most cfm for low noise) was too noisy for me. I know, I like a really quiet PC. So, sacrificing motherboard and GPU cooling, I'll be going with a window. I want someone to make it for me, because I want it to be flush with the panel. I'll post more pics later of how it would be made.
     
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    usually your local glass guy will be able to put a ledge/bevel on the window so itll drop right in and sit flush
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to look around for one :)
     
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    i tried to do it myself once with a dremmel :shadedshu lets just say it didnt turn out to well :laugh:

    those guys shuldnt be hard to find prolly have a few of them or mirror guys in your yellow pages. only problem i can forsee is what they might charge.

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    moar pics!
     
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    Will do once I'm actually at home with the case :D

    And I've got a motherboard on RMA, sold my RAM, two pairs of RAM on the way, traded my video card for another 3870, and am buying a new PSU. Needless to say, I won't be up and running for a little while, so my focus for now shifts to finals, and in two weeks, it's all the Cosmos S, baby :rockout:
     

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