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dave-v
09-10-2013, 10:42 AM
Hey guys,

Im new here but not in the modding scene.
currently im working on the cooler master cosmos 2, damn what a case that is.
Im just wondering what people think of my build, and will keep up a buildlog on this forum as well.
Im also active on the dutch highflow forum, and going to expand to multiple forums (http://forum.highflow.nl/f34/cooler-master-cosmos-2-a-15097/).

First a little info about myself.

Im Dave, 25 years from Zwijndrecht the Netherlands.
I work in the automotive branch as a paint refinisher, it was my hobby and made my it my daily job about 7/8 years ago.
My hobby's are baseball, cars, and Modding pc's.
i drive a slammed vw golf mk2 and a slammed vw bug aircooled '75.
Im sorry if my english isnt pretty good:p

But... Enough about myself!

The hardware i will use in this build:

Asus Crosshair V Formula motherboard
Amd FX-8120 cpu
Corsair 16GB ram
Club 3D HD-6870 2x gpu (will be upgraded to 2x GTX780)
Corsair TX-750 psu
Corsair 128GB SSD

This was my setup in my previous build, so im going to use this hardware in this one as well..
The watercooling parts i will be using are:

2x 360radiator
1x 240radiator
watercooling blocks from EK for the motherboard and gpu's
waterblocks from aquacomputer for the ram
1 or 2x the bitspower 250ml full acrylic version
2x mcp 355 pumps
Because my gpu's arent reference models im using universal waterblocks.
Colorof the cooling liquid is still undecided.

I have an idea in my head about the theme were i wanna go with this build, Army!
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Urban camo it is!

So here we go,

ill be posting multiple pics at once!

The cats loved the box:D
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I Immediately started working on some plexiglass for the side (didnt wanna put the grinder in the original doors).
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The next day i almost broke my neck over.. youll never geuss, over my plexiglass panel:mad:
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After being furious about the plexiglass panel i decided to leave the panel for what it was at the time..
I started taking the case appart, but i couldnt have done it without Nino (the cats name).
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I decided to take the case to my work, sanded like 90% of the total parts i wanted to get a new fresh layer of paint!
The grey color is my own made, and the black is Audi metalic black.
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Once at home, it was like christmas..
Now putting it back to one piece again, so happy about how the color's worked out!
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been a while since ive done some things on the case, i took it back to work again..
Took the top trays out, for even more space!
Most of the ideas just came when i was doing the motherboard panel.

Cant post anymore, so next!

dave-v
09-10-2013, 10:52 AM
Continue!:o
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In order to get 2 second 360radiator in the front, i needed to grind a whole in the "floor" panel.
Or else the connection between tubing would be in a bad angle!
Made a plate of aluminum to close the lower level of the case, where most of the wiring and pumps are comming!
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I also wanted to get the front radiator out of sight.
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then cuted some hole's here and there to make way for some fans!
That one fan is just for the looks for now:cool:
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Hope you guys like it so far,

hope to see you on the next update!

dave-v
09-11-2013, 04:19 PM
After about 3 hours masking, drawing, cutting.. i finally masked the first layer of the camo!
dark gray and black are next!
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dave-v
09-11-2013, 09:20 PM
finisht the second layer, pleased with how it turned out!
What you guys think? add a little black to it or not?
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RedReap
09-13-2013, 09:26 AM
looks brilliant congrates dude

ganji
09-13-2013, 10:37 AM
Very nice so far mate :D You're doing a grand job,
if it was me i would not add the black but it would still look nice, just not as nice i think..

Rockford
09-13-2013, 11:06 AM
Very good looking camo, great skills right there..

RedReap
09-16-2013, 03:04 PM
Niceeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! lol im going to keep coming here maybe i can see some things to do to my cosmos2... I want that perspec door !!!!!!!!!!!

HiVizMan
09-23-2013, 09:11 AM
Very nice work log mate.

dave-v
09-24-2013, 11:30 PM
Thanks guys! im not gonna put the black in there, also a bit scared i will mess it up with some black in there :p

Redreap: if you want a window like this i would defenitly use some thicker plexiglass (i used 2mm and this is a little wobly) im planning on changing it.. not sure if i will keep the plexiglass window in it.. :confused:

This is the window after i accidentaly broke it, have been doing a little cutting and stuff..
Its pretty hard, cause the doors are like 2cm thick and hollow!
Dont pay to much attention on my grinding skills, it will be on the inside so im not seeing it when looking at it;)
But like i sayed, dont know if i want to keep the panel like this.

First cut the plastic plate thats on the inside of the panel.
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Then started with te outside of the panel.
Im working with a broken plexiglass panel so, had to improvise a little!
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Looks good to me.
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Little corner with the original strokes. and a little plate to cover the screws of the hanging points.
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Then sanded the parts (didnt get any pics of that process). cleaned, and painted!
The drying allways takes sooooo long when you wanna continue:rolleyes:.
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And added a personal touch to it.
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and the result, the thin strip that runs through the middle of plexiglass.. where the plate seperates upper and bottom part of the case is in the middle when youre in front of the case.
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More to come soon!!:o

dave-v
09-24-2013, 11:34 PM
The work on the plexiglass was before i started to take it appart again!
Gonna get myself a gtx780 so, more updates about the case and new gtx780 waterblock comming up soon!