Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DanishDevil, Apr 13, 2008.
Nice, my Cosmos S is on the way
I've got the paint that I want to use. I also have two cans of UV Orange paint on the way, and I picked up a can of self-etching primer. I've acquired some hole saws for cable management holes as well.
And the best part: I picked up a nice sheet of lexan for a custom window! Cost me less than half of what a custom window would, and all I have to do is cut it to size, drill four holes in it, and give it its new home!
I do not plan on cutting anything in my case. But it should look nice when I am down though.
What are your plans for it?
The cable management that comes with the case is great, but great for an E-ATX motherboard. It's a good 3-4 inches too far for an ATX motherboard, and there's nowhere to route the 8-Pin from the PWM area, because that's where the back side panel's release mechanism is located.
glad you finally got all you need for this mod...
I know paint was a pain to get, so now I hope we'll soon get some pics...
Good luck with drilling, I know how hard it can be. Btw, make sure you have the mobo tray firmly secure before drilling, as this can be both damaging to the tray and dangerous to your... fingers...
anyway, good you are back in business!
Thanks for the tip man! Hopefully I can get some pics up today of the paint I have, but no work is going to be done today.
Too busy shipping a bunch of stuff and buying an E8500
always buying stuff! I want an e8500, but I think I 'll save some money for the e8600 coming out later this year....
I use small clamps on a cutting board when drilling. Makes the whole process safe!
Good luck with both painting and drilling....
Btw, drill first, file down any rough edges and then paint! Trust me!
Definitely. I'll be cutting, sanding, priming, and painting in that order.
Probably OCing before all those, though! Got the E6300 up to 3.15 on air easy. Should be able to go lots further with more voltage and/or water. Anyone want it?
whats the multi of an e6300?
It's good that you got everything that you need! I feel that your mod is gonna turn out great. When I start modding my Cosmos S by the end of the year I'm gonna make a thread too. You gave me a lot of ideas, great ones. 10x and cheers, DD!
7. I'm @ 450x7 right now.
I see one No No here.. Don't cut through the embossed parts of the aluminum, it's embossed for stability. Put it this way, I have a RC-690, the door is bendable and floppy like a bare piece of cheap steel. With a window in it ( it provides more support and no more floopy steel door ) it's not bendable anymore.. Just a word of advice to take into consideration. Also, making mulitple cuts into that X shaped support, will make it even more unstable. Although I do like the idea in general, seeing how wire management is a huge + now..
Hey DD, nice work so far on this absolute beauty of a case! I'm loving the ideas you're throwing out, it's all good man
I reckon you should get some orange UV paint and let rip on that red ATI card shroud, though man
also; if you were to hypothetically use a four-fan radiator, how would you have to mod the power button section up top?
thanks for sharing all this with us DD, we love you
Yeah I was thinking that myself. Since I'm going the hole saw route, I will probably do a circular hole for everything but the 24-pin, and I'm going to do my best not to interfere with those. I'm used to steel cases, and this is definitely flimsier than those, but I have to say much more solid than many aluminum cases I've built with, and that embossing has a lot to d with it. Thanks for looking out man
Thanks man! I am definitely thinking of painting the INSIDE of the shroud, and leaving the outside how it is. I used to do it to clear plastic pieces that came with little model car kits to make them look like an actual lens:
If I were to mod it for a quad radiator, I would have to rip out the entire top front panel assembly (I/O ports, LEDs, and power switch), and I like it too much to do that.
Besides, I've got a triple and dual Black Ice Extreme radiator on the way, so no need for a quad. Planning on eventually running a dual loop. Triple for the E8500 and dual for the GFX. Can anyone say 4870X2 with full cover block? Now all I have to do is win the lottery...
how did i miss this!? looks great btw!
I don't know dude! I need to sig it...
not a bad idea... i really want that case! its so nice! but i got more important things to buy *cough*3870 X2 *cough*
Get one from fit. He'll give you a good deal on it.
yea i talked to him about it but he said he had a possible buyer that might buy both of his
Ah darn. Make him a better offer then!
I'll put a good word in for you.
BTW - 1000+ views on this thread w00t
thanks man ill pm him later on and see if he still has one!
Nice Work so far. Keep it up.
A couple pictures of the new toy I just spent $220 on a few minutes ago:
Hey! Don't let the smoke out! It's hard as hell to get back in there...
welcome to the E8500 club DD. only a few of us have these chips.
a thanks would be nice though.
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