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Cooler Master Cosmos II MbK

Hi my modding friends,

My entry for the 2012 Mod Competition: the Cosmos II MbK

The new flagship of Cooler Master.

The hardware:

The Cosmos II

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The Asus Sabertooth X79

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CPU:

Intel Core i7 3930K

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RAM's:

Corsair Dominator 4GB DDR3-1600

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GPU's:

2 x ZOTAC GTX580 1536M 348BIT DDR5

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PSU:

Cooler Master Hybrid 1050W

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White Xigmatek XOF-F1251 fans

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Dvd:

Sony optiarc Slot loader

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Controller:

Aquaero 5 XT

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Watercooled components by EKWB

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The color combination is going to be black, gray and white

Now...... it's modding time

I removed the top mesh and made ​​a number of strips.

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Which are directed obliquely backwards, this is still a rugged design and has yet to be finished ;)

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Cut out the fan controller carefully

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Here is coming a slot loader DVD or Bluray.

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For measuring I used this one .

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And made a slot for it

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Where before was the sliding panel I cut and bent a piece of aluminum

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Which is placed like this

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And made the slot for the slot loader drive

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Just to compare the size of this beast :D

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And next to some other cases

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I removed al the plastic and there's not much left :D

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These fanholes might become handy ;)

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Also removed the HDD bays and some other stuff, now there is a lot of space left for two 240 Rads. It,s possible to put 360 rads in there but I want lots of space for the cables and tubing

The front is also cleaned

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I have a nice idea for the lower compartment. For this I sawn a piece of 1mm aluminium

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Bent it

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With a slide angel

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Covering up the whole compartment. Other side is becoming just the same

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For the fanholes I had a nice idea. I really like the shape from original fanholes, so this I,m going to make in the lower panel

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After some sawing and filing

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Second one also done

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Removed the tape

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And placed the rad and fans. This cover is going to be black (I think)

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Just one more to make :D I also liked the shape from the air intakes behind the mesh in the front,

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so I copied that to a piece of 5mm white acrylic

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And placed it. I think i'm going to place another black layer on top of it

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Also made a 5mm white acrylic midplate

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Maybe illuminated

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That's it for now!!! coming back soon ;)

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frozensnail    0

looking very nice my friend, can't wait to see further results of your work, keep it up looks sweet so far:-)

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kier    1
well look what the cat dragged in! :) Awesomeness thats all I can say for this mod.....

Lol, yup couldn't let this compo pass ;)

looking very nice my friend, can't wait to see further results of your work, keep it up looks sweet so far:-)

:D Thanx bro ;)

hello richard, good for you that you were able to join this project.

Thank you Paul

IACM representing! Good luck Kier! :cheers:

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kier    1

Update: The front

Continuing with the appearance of the case. I want the front to turn black / white. So I have sawn a piece 3mm black acrylic, the same pattern as the white plate. Only now with the recesses 5mm smaller.

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White plate on it

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I like the looks of it. Also have now some great air in/ outlets, finishing of this part later

I previously mentioned that the controller is coming in the upper 5.25 compartment togheter with the I/O stuff, all of this in the black and white theme

So marked a 5mm white acrylic piece

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To keep everything in place there is coming a piece of black acrylic behind it with recesses for the controller and I/O stuff

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Witch is placed like this

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To get a nice contrast around the controller, I've cut and filed a edge of 3mm black acrylic

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And also made two black strips cut for the I/O stuff

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And placed in the Cosmos

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For the lower I/O section cut rectangles and circles for the USB and audio

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And after some carefully filing

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Top I / O section also done, and put everything in it for the looks

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Above the Cosmos controller is still a big white surface, this seems to me a nice place to put a display.

For this the perfect display: The Aquaero 5 XT. So ordered and received

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Hmm that's a unpleasant surprise, the controller with touch buttons isn't black anymore (like the older version) but Aqua Computer has replaced / filled this with stainless steel buttons.

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Itself is looking very nice with the new buttons... but not for this build. So first i'm going to try to get an "older" version. Until I know more I will stop working out the display.

First idea was to make this cover with a angle just like the other side, but a change of plans.

This is now becoming a straight cover, but with 2 HDD attached to it. The place for the HDD's was a bit limited because I removed the HDD cages and almost all the space is occupied by the water cooling products

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So this is a nice solution. There will also be a SSD, but this is placed on the side of the 5.25 bay

For the cover I sawn a piece aluminum and marked it

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Bent it

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Cut out the Fanholes again

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And drilled the holes for the HDDs. Of course I will make some adjustments for noise reduction

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All placed like this

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Also made the recess for the cables

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I've covered the two plates with black vinyl, which gives the same black color as the rest of the case

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And placed them

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Pics with the white front

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For this build I purchased a nice new mobo: The Asus SABERTOOTH X79

Really a great motherboard, here some pics:

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Some standard stuff

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And the motherboard

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Placed right away in the cosmos

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So the Sabertooth, really is a beautiful mobo

I also bought some beautiful rams to fill up the sabertooth, 3 x the Corsair 4 GB DDR3-1600 Kit

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I will place EK ram coolers on these.

En last but not least, the white Xigmatek XOF-F1251 fans, which fit perfectly with this build

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Placed on top

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360 rad fits

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In the last update I had shown you the white midplate, Ive adjusted it a bit for 2 pumps

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Which will be placed like this

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Received approval from my great friend

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And also cut a white acrylic plate for the mobo tray

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Beneath and beside the motherboard I have a lot of space, this will be filled up;)

I would like the same line as the EK tops, and I want a nice light distribution in terms of the illuminated midplate. For this I am going to raise the midplate about 4 cm, for this I have sawn and bent an aluminum strip cut

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Behind it I placed 2 CFL lights, and we have an illuminated midplate

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For an even better light distribution I will do some adjustments, but more on this later.

I've made a bracket for the rad

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I still need to make the top bracket but this I will do later

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Enough room for the fittings

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And here the radiator with fans

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Applied a layer vinyl coating to the strip

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Looking good I think :D

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I have received a lot of watercooling products. What would it be... a lot of boxes ;)

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To begin EK-PSC Fitting 10mm - G1/4 Black

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Also the EK-PSC Adapter 45° G1/4 Black

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and some beautiful EK-PSC Adapter 90° G1/4 Black

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A great CPU block: EK-Supreme HF - EN

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and two EK-RAM Dominator X4

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For the 2x ZOTAC GTX580 gpu's iv'e got 2x a EK-FC580 GTX+ - EN

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Also with two EK-FC580 GTX Backplate - Black

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2 great tops with res: the EK-DDC X-RES 140 - Acetal

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To cool everything I ordered 2x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)

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For the top of the Cosmos I''m gonna place a EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360)

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And for the sabertooth board iv'e picked the EK-MOSFET ASUS X79

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For this build I'm gonna use 2 x ZOTAC GTX580 1536M 348BIT DDR5

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Some specs

Chipset :

-Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA®

-GPU GeForce® GTX 580

-Core clock 772 MHz

-Stream Processors 512

-Shader Clock 1544 MHz

Memory :

-Memory Clock 4008 MHz

-Memory Size 1536MB

-Memory Interface 384-bit

-Memory Type GDDR5

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It's ashame that I need to undress the cards, but it needs to be done ;)

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And placed the EK-FC580 blocks

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Placed the backplates

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I have placed all the WC blocks, so here are the pics ;)

The mosfet block:

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Next the Supreme HF.

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After that the RAM coolers

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Placed the 2 ZOTAC GTX580 GPU's

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Looks good ;) Placed everything in the Cosmos II

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And installed some fittings

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Now everything is in place it's time to mod again...to be continued :)

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kier    1

Update!!!

Had some fun these days with cutting and sawing in the Cosmos:

Hole for a straight Fill-Port and also a slot for the fitting of the pump.

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Holes for the gpu, s in-and outlet

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A hole for the wiring of the gpu, s

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And adjusted the slot for the sata

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Did the same thing for the 24 pins powercables.

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I also made ​​a hole in the side of the 5.25 bay

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And made 2 fill-ports.

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And at the bottom of the 5.25, I have made a large hole for the in and outlets of the reservoirs, etc..

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All this I have covered with U-channel edge from Mnpctech.

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Furthermore, did some nice things with the pump / reservoirs. All with fixed tubes;)

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More on this later. I also started with the cables. For the GPU power, I have marked some holes.

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Pre-drilling with 1.5mm

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3mm

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And 4.5mm

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This is enough to go through with a sleeved wire.

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For the GPU power I used extensions

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And sleeved it in 4 colors. Black, titanium gray, gray and white

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Other side still loose

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One by one put the male connector through

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Did the same thing for 24 pins cable.

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And placed everything. One gpu have to wait ( need more heatshrink)

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For the Sata cables I've made 2​​ openings

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Sleeved some Sata cables

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First four sata placed

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Second layer on top

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It's all a bit messy now, but this will be better ;) It need to be as tight as possible ...

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To get this so tight, I drilled some holes on the back from the mobo for the tyraps

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Tightly folded around the edge

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I will not use them all, but I dont want free sata slots.

In the front there are still some open holes, So I've cut some mesh for this

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Placed the acrylic cover back again

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I wanted something more for the "fins" on top, so for this I have pasted some DI-NOC

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Looks better. To have the same DI-NOC effect in the front I have also pasted the slide panel

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And now the big moment ... making the loop ready for filling. For this I have cut the hard acrylic pipe and placed it

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Checked the remaining tubes etc.

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All connected...yes, fill it up

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Fill Port right above is to fill the first loop. Never mind the silver shiny stuff, don't have any black left and don't wanna buy new. This is not in sight ;)

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And then it was really time to fill it with... Mayhem Pastel Ice White

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Starting to get full

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Nice color isn't it

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Just one more loop to go:)

Second loop also ready without any major problems

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I spent some time to the front, and changed the plan to put the usb and other stuff into the front regarding the looks and the space behind the panel.

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I think this looks better now without the, usb stuff and without the touch buttons from the Aquaero. These doesn't look good and do not work properly in my opinion

So i've cut 3 pieces of 3mm acrylic. The first one looks like this

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And two of them like this. One of them with a smaller recess for the display

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Everything put together

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The touch buttons I do not need because I can set everything with the remote control. And once set I usually do nothing more with it, just look at the temps. The remote has a good range like this, so it's okay

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Placed in the Cosmos

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Power on

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I doubt whether I'm going to put black or carbon on the acrylic.

The wurst thing happened to me .... lost the flat cable connecting the PCB push button and the controller.

In the beginning I was thinking that I must put the flatcable somewhere save before I lose it.

So I've lost it :(. Fortunately there was Ruud from Coolermaster, who still has parts of the Cosmos

Cooler Master Europe Store for all your spare parts :)

Ruud... thanks man!

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And everything is online again

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Inverse color display is a nice thing

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slide panel closed again, nothing to see anymore

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Cable management is still a big mess, but this is how I placed the controller

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This will become more organised ​​;)

Drilled a hole for the switches and HDD LED

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And I have cut a 3mm black piece of acrylic to make a cover for the side bay, I don't like holes and slots :) So this will disappear.

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Made a second layer and cut out the form of the CM push buttons.

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Placed the first layer back

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Second layer on top

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Past some black film on the second layer

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And the result

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Nice, tight and the good color.

I also been busy with the XL window for the Cosmos. What appeared to be quite a challenge because lots of plastic and little space

The acrylic window I've made ​​1cm larger as the existing hole.

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Need to put more pressure on the edges , but this is how it becomes

For pasting the metal cover back on the plastic, I used contact adhesive. This is because I don't have to much space for double sided tape, and it just needs to be good. Placed everywhere clamps and other stuff, which will stay on for a night. And need to make the inside a bit nicer. Ofcourse after installing the window wanted to see how it looks.

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And also have been playing with the enlightened midplate for some nightshots. I'm also thinking to put some lights in the midsection or top.

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That's it for now...Grtz.

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This will become 1 of the last Cosmos updates my friendly followers. Just one more to go, the final photoshoot.

The Cosmos is as good as finished now, the last small things in this last update.

The white front I covered with black film, which looks better then the white acrylic. But with some white lines still visible.

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All side panels opened and the big, big Cosmos exhibited

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A great modular power supply, the Cooler Master Hybrid 1050W

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Enough connections :)

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And enough space left, which comes in handy for the excess length of the cables

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Some cable management

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Side cover is placed with the HDDs

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Because it was too dark inside, I have placed a single CCFL in a custom bracket that I have bolted to the 360 ​​rad using the existing holes. Now was to bright, so I made it ​​softer with a small piece of white paper.

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Finalized the sleeved cables, a little tightening etc.

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Total shot of the PCI-e SATA 24pins and sats

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And the internal end result

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And my favorite picture

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Next update....Final photoshoot ;)

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