(tower mod)PCs4VETS Medals Of Valor "SCREAMING EAGLE"
PCs4Vets is a IRS registered 501 © (3) charitable organization and a registered SDVOB that refurbishes computers and then donates them to veterans and their family members, along with FREE educational training and software.
Service Disabled Veteran Run 501c3 foundation hiring Service Disabled Veterans to refurbish computers for Service Disabled Veterans.
Being a Charitable foundation and this a auction build, most of the products used are sponsored in this project.
Inspiration for this creation is VALOR in battle honoring the courage, merit and gallantry of our soldiers.
CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos II
MOTHERBOARD: ECS Golden Board Z77H2-A2X Black Extreme
CPU: INTEL I5-3550 LGA1155
RAM: Kingston 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 - 1866Mhz Memory
GPU: ECS Black Series GTX 680 (the only one in the world, they decided not to market the card)
PSU: ECOMASTER ENERMAX sponsored a LEPA G1000 Power Supply
SSD: Intel SSD 320 Series 160Gb, Corsair Force GT 240Gb
DVD: Compaq Presario CQ50 SATA Laptop CD-RW DVD-RW DL Lightscibe Multi Burner Drive AD-7561S
USB ADD-ON: NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion Board
CPU: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme Closed Loop
GPU: Dual fans on Card Shroud
MEMORY: Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Cooling Fans
FANS: 4x Ecomaster LEPA Blue Chopper fans, 4x Prolima Tech Blue LED 140mm and 120mm 1x Coolermaster 200mm case fan
FANS: Scythe SY1212SL12H Slip Stream Slim (Under radiator push side fans fix)
CABLES: Corsair Professional Series Black Sleeved extension cables (I may sleeve some of the cables)
CUSTOM: Blue Hexis Di-Noc
CUSTOM: 3M 3D Effect Carbon Fiber Di-Noc
CUSTOM DECAL: Lethal Threat Rip and Tear Eagle with Flag see thru
CUSTOM EMBLEM: Replica U.S. Army Medal Of Honor
CUSTOM EMBLEM: Silver Star Tribute Coin
CUSTOM TRIM: Gold Automotive molding
LIGHTING: NZXT LED Light Cable, 2x LOGISYS 12" Blue Cathodes, 2x LOGISYS 4" Blue Cathodes
KEYBOARD: AZIO Levetron Mech 5 Mechanical
MOUSE: AZIO Levetron GM533U Gaming Mouse
SOUND: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speaker system
Our concept design is to enhance the beauty of the Cosmos II by adding some color, a grill, improve the vent look and HONOR our Wounded Warriors.
This Custom creation will be auctioned and will pay to refurbish 30 to 50 laptops
The primary scheme is the Medal Of Honor. The GOLD and the Blue will be seen throughout but Bronze and Silver Stars will also be represented.
This project will be a team project and I will be adding to the following member list as they commit.
Reno Vatio - design partner and artist, from concept ideas, colors, design and most of all graphics, Reno is a graphics wizard. His logo will be added to jpg's soon.
Products so far include:
COSMOS II - Sponsored by Cooler Master
ECS Golden Board Z77H2-A2X Black Extreme
ONE OF A KIND, THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD BLACK SERIES ECS GTX 680:
Sponsored: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme, Ecomaster LEPA Chopper fans.
I contributed and HUE for lighting
Sponsored: Kingston 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 - 1866Mhz Memory and a SSDNOW 200 128gb drive
Sponsored: AZIO Mech 5 Mechanical Keyboard
INTEL Sponsored: INTEL I5-3550 LGA1155 and a 160GB SSD
Sponsored: Prolima Tech Fans
Prolima Tech Blue LED 140mm and 120mm Tech Fans for the build
Prolima Tech PK-5 Thermal Compound
ECOMASTER ENERMAX sponsored a LEPA G1000 Power Supply
You paying attention?
The Build/MOD begins:
What do you mean I wasn't supposed to start the build???
I did a test layout and found a problem:
Now this is debatable, to do apush pull set up 3 or 4 fans here's the problem, what do you think?
Using a ECS Z77 Golden
and Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
The only place to put a closed loop Extreme is upper inside case because the hoses will not reach the cpu from the bay underneath
nor will the 240 radiator fit on the back and the top cover does not allow enough clearance for push pull like I want here.
It wont fit above the frame and will only allow fans on top of the radiator due to memory clearence.
I think I can solve this problem with this slim scythe SL12H fan, I'll update when I know.
I was playing with a concept idea of the Screaming Eagle Shredding out of the front case behind the drop down slide panel.
so when you slide it down the eagle and talons actually come out at you with a sound effect of a eagle scream with it.
Well when I showed a few friends they joked: "does it come out every hour?"
I never thought of that imagery and decided not to do this, so go ahead and laugh, it's on me and my ideas:
I Plan to enhance the WING Image of the doors so the vents need to be on the upper not lower half of the doors.
I call this the LEETOOL, Lee Hancock inspired me to experiment with the doors and I had to create this to work the tabs in the doors.
The hinges and latches do not line up if you switch doors so I swapped the door backing and IT WORKS!!!
The vent section of the door backing will be cut out and swapped. The door with 4 vents will be cut to match the 8 vents and Lee Harrington has
a door backing section with the 8 vents so I can match up the vent look. The mesh will be taken out and replaced with acrylic with stars cut
out for vent holes, edge lit with golden LEDS for Gold Stars..
Depending on the looks after the vent cutting and experimenting I may or may not FLIP/SWAP/MOD the doors.
Clean the case with 91% Isopropyl Alchohol
I also ran the heat gun on high over the case and wipe down as I did to remove any other MFG. Oils and such
1st coating is a Adhesion promoter called BULLDOG. It's $$$
The Paint is Rust-Oleum Universal Rubbed Copper I call it Titanium Gold Flake
This is my kind of Tree decorations, one friend called it my COSMOS MOBILE:
2 coats, 48hrs, wet sand 200 grit, another coat, 48 hrs, wet sand, thin spray coat, 6 hours and VALSPAR clear coat:
SOB!!! DAG NABBIT!!!
The AZIO MECH 5 Di-Noc'd and minor tweeks....
Assembly Begins, MOBO mods AND THE ONE AND ONLY ECS BLACK SERIES GTX 680 in the world.
That Di-Noc has some really sweet effect, every angle it looks different.
Need some repectable BLING on the front grill:
Above the grill is the slide down cover with matching Blue DI-Noc.
The star will be in the place of the CM logo.... and Might be a SILVER START (which is really gold)
If I can arrange to get one...
Break in the weather so I decorated the tree:
REPAINT after sanding it all off:
Solved the Radiator/Fan problem where the COSMOS II with a ECS Golden and ThermalTake Water 2.0 wont allow me to Push Pull
with standard fans. I put the normal Fan up top and used these New Scythe SY1212SL12H Slip Stream Slim Sleeve Bearing 120MM:
John Hanlon donated a 500MB Hard Drive and sent a prezzie with it, A Raspberry PI!
Look from down under of the only existing ECS GTX 680 in the world:
Instead of using a Actual Silver Star or Medal of Honor on the front cover door I chose to use this:
Front Door Panel:
Sleeved the Thermal Take Water 2.0 cooler tubes:
Added acrylics, light and a laptop DVD drive:
Needed a 3rd hand with the heat gun when doing the Di-Noc so I did this to my gun:
Decided to take the Blue HEXIS Di-Noc over the top:
Top, front, acrylics and added the gold molding on top..
Improved the "MOD" of the AZIO Mech 5 Keyboard with a few more details:
Next up is lighting, cable management and some MOBO mods...