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Project Cosmos 1000

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by n0tiert, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. n0tiert

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    Hi m8´s,

    After several years i switched from my good old Thermaltake Xaser III which was a great case these days.... to the CM Cosmos.
    I placed all my hardware into the new case and came to the conclusion that it needs some more mods that it came with, specially on the cable management !! and cooling !! and color

    My first setup wasn´t that bad as u can see:
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    but after a few hours of running it showed already the limits in air cooling so i decided to rebuild some parts.

    Parts that will be build in:

    MagiCool Copper Radiator III + 3x Scythe SlipStream 120mm@1600
    MagiCool Copper Radiator 120 + 1x Scythe SlipStream 120mm@1600
    Laing DDC-1T/Plus - 12 Volt
    EK´s 4870 x2 Waterblock Acetal
    Anfi-tech PWM Waterblock Acetal
    Anfi-tech NB Waterblock Acetal
    Anfi-tech SB Waterblock Acetal
    250 ml Magicool reservoir
    11/8 Fittings
    11/8 Clear Tygon Tube
    Primochill Dye Bomb Water color = red
    XPSC Laing Pump Holder
    White Revoltec Cathodes


    A major problem is the space on the back of the mounting plate where is no room between the backdoor and the rail for top connecting 8pin mobo or upper fans........
    i used the dremel to cut some from the rail so i get my wires underneath it.
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    and here with wire:
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    Next week all parts will get a black powdercoat i only have to prepare the top for the 360 radiator to fit in, and the mobo mountingplate for better cable management:

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    My Doggy takes care that no parts will get lost :laugh:

    prepare for more....
     
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  2. MRCL

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    I'm all up for it - this will be cool!
     
  3. n0tiert

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    The only thing wich gives me a headache is the HDD cooling, since in don´t wanna cut a hole in the front door, and under the HDD cage isn´t that much room to place a low profile fan underneath.....
     
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    Since the easter holidays stopped the workflow and shipping from the parts i started today again with some modding on the backplate for better cablemanagement and cpu cooling...

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    since the backplate was bended a bit in the cpu area due heat already, i thought about cutting a hole for it and overlap it for more stability .....

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    i hope my Radgrill and other stuff will be here tomorrow so i can start with the Top
     
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    sounds like a good project - subscribed! :toast:
     
  6. n0tiert

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    Thanks bro,

    space seems to be ok for the cpu ....
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    and even more room for upper cables since the isn´t space because of the rail as shown above....
    Before:

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    After:

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  7. n0tiert

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    Damn it, still waiting for the parts to come.... well i used the time starting to mod the upper fancover.
    i will place some black A.C Ryan Mesh into it
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    Let´s Drill some holes:
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    After cutting the middle part with the dremel it was time to rasp that thing
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    it took about 1 1/2 hour for a nice result...
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    i hope the parts will come asap.

    Time for some beer :toast:
     
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    Nice mods on this ,Keep going m8 .:toast:
     
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  9. n0tiert

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    i forgot some to mention on the mesh mod, make shure u keep the the rubber coating
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    and use it as your template for cutting the mesh later...
     
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    that part i was going to put stainless steel there but after i get my case powdercoated black .but that is not for awhile yet .
     
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    Nice mod. Subscribed.
     
  12. n0tiert

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    Finally some of the long awaited Parts arrived Today :)

    So i can start preparing the top for the Radiator and finally give the frame to the Powder coating...
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    and i can go on with the fan cover

    Placed the rubber coating on the Mesh:
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    Fits almost perfect :cool:
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    Let´s get it on ......
     
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    nice job,,, subscribed!
     
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    Today i droped the frame at the Powdercoater and will get it back on Tuesday, with 25 Euro it isn´t a bad price since i pay´d over 100 bucks for getting the Hood of my car painted :wtf:

    After 1 retry i finally success to insert the Mesh into the upper fan cover and have it clean :rockout:
    i tried to insert it bended first but didn´t get the curves smooth so i used the dremel and cut the sides in the cover a bit to slide the mesh in , gives some good stability , finaly i used the gluegun to hold it in place....

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    Top side :)

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    Another day while waiting for Parts to come.....

    shit :mad:
     
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    Looking real nice so far!
     
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    wow, it's looking really good, waiting for more!! :)
     
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    wow, it's looking really good, waiting for more!!

    (yeah copy pasted)
     
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    Some more Parts arrived today, :)

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    So now i still wait for the mainboard/gfx waterblocks... and the caos can begin :roll:
     
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    For monitoring & controlling the temp of the cooling system i found some parts which i could use, a lian li 5 1/4 slot cover in aluminum and the old fan regulators of my Xaser III case for the fan´s... maybe i´ll add some blue led´s also.

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    for the Temp display i ordered this:

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    it´s gonna be placed in the middle between the knob´s
    the Knob´s need to be counterbore due the space between frontdoor and drive bay
     
  20. n0tiert

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    Today i picked up the frame at the Powdercoater, now i start rebuilding it :cool:

    All Parts:

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    puuuh almost done.... hehe
     
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    The PCing looks fantastic, going to be killer once you get it all back together. What you got planned for the outside, going to have it sprayed, and if so what color scheme?

    BTW that looks like a really dark blue instead of black, is it the light or am I right?
     
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    For the outside it´s staying in stock colors, the silver/black is a good coop for me,
    i thought about the window kit, and some bright white light maybe, water color will be pure blood if i can mix it ;)

    the frame is truely black must be the flash since it´s 10:30 pm here already ....
     
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    nice paint job mate.
     
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    damn that is sweet looking .:toast:
     
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    very nice
     
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