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B NEGATIVE 18th Nov 2012 14:35

[Build Log] Arctic Water
 
Another month and another build,this time for an OC3D member,Omega Stalker.
This build is based around the massive CosmosII from Coolermaster,a very well appointed beast of a case!

The theme running thru this is a white/black/copper colour scheme with some icy touches...

http://i.imgur.com/oqhYh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PMKaQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/41THl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8jAnR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/UZeTo.jpg

These are coming out for 2 240 Koolance rads...

http://i.imgur.com/gd3Yj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/7I0Xi.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/AWpIB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/j1afY.jpg

Looks about right for 2 large bays....

http://i.imgur.com/gd3Yj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2Fdae.jpg

Magoo approves this post!

http://i.imgur.com/kwFUM.jpg

And the mandatory Cosmos 'bird of prey' pose.

http://i.imgur.com/27cq8.jpg

B NEGATIVE 18th Nov 2012 14:45

Leta make a start on the cooling..

Omega got a great deal on some Koolance rads and decided he wants to go with those,these 240 rads have a neat party trick!

http://i.imgur.com/6Ei0O.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/sLLZP.jpg

Prep and primered.

http://i.imgur.com/NUkXi.jpg

These will be white. Thanks Koolance for making my life easier.

Now,you cant leave the 360 on its own,it need some love too!

http://i.imgur.com/a9aa9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WorYN.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pvzwj.jpg

Just waiting for Paints 4 u to get the white paint then i can do the rads,finish them off and turn my attention to the outside of the case.

Large window cutouts to do,lots of interior paneling out and more tasty things....

Hanoken 19th Nov 2012 00:34

and he is back again with another mod :D the first few pics don't show much but heck, from previous works I can pretty much say " a storm is coming" :) sub for updates and mod on ^^

krussellusaf 19th Nov 2012 12:50

This is going to be nice. I am looking forward to seeing what you have planned for this. Will be watching.

B NEGATIVE 19th Nov 2012 17:56

Today i get on with the paint triage and the dis-assembly.
Not hard to do but you must be careful,the tab plastics are thin and wont take abuse..

Lets start by getting those doors off,nicely made and with the best hinges i have seen on a case.

http://i.imgur.com/u3aM8.jpg

Clear out the endless drive bays from the now rad bay.

http://i.imgur.com/b0FJJ.jpg

Magoo surveys the scrap for potential morsels...

http://i.imgur.com/ez9eb.jpg

Greedy boy....

Top panel.

http://i.imgur.com/lrDwr.jpg

Separated for painting..

The usual sharp edges from the fold tabs made me a few choice expletives a few times

http://i.imgur.com/d3Lju.jpg

And the now exposed 360 rad mounts.

http://i.imgur.com/qlVpr.jpg

Surgery performed and parts stacked up for prep.

Magoo is making pointed reminders about dinner in the background....

http://i.imgur.com/jSmpA.jpg

Oooge fan!

http://i.imgur.com/gQHCC.jpg

So now its paint prep time,the more effort i put in now,the better the result!

I wont bore you with all the prep photo's when im done,you must of seen that kind of thing endlessly now....

jokkos 19th Nov 2012 20:13

I like Magoo!!! And also the start of the project of course :D

B NEGATIVE 21st Nov 2012 11:30

OmegaStalker sent down the pump top he is using,a dual loop EK D5 top.


http://i.imgur.com/lhuXk.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QsdCI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lrIRF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EWN4o.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ej2dw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TCLCg.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/n8ONl.jpg

As you can see,this one is crop circle free....and better for it...

Vetalar 21st Nov 2012 12:39

good old plain EK stuff - I like it!

siliconfanatic 21st Nov 2012 13:14

i have to agree. all those cirrcles are hideous on a block of any kind. or pump. i have seen very few builds with 'em. and thats when le pumps are hidden.

kelmannen 21st Nov 2012 13:32

mmmh! the circle design is vry ugly... =/ flat black or clear with an EK logo is a lot more beautiful!

B NEGATIVE 21st Nov 2012 13:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vetalar (Post 3218681)
good old plain EK stuff - I like it!

Yep,a piece of the golden years...

Quote:

Originally Posted by siliconfanatic (Post 3218711)
i have to agree. all those cirrcles are hideous on a block of any kind. or pump. i have seen very few builds with 'em. and thats when le pumps are hidden.

If the whole loop is CSQ then it doesnt look so bad,im a Watercool guy myself.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kelmannen (Post 3218732)
mmmh! the circle design is vry ugly... =/ flat black or clear with an EK logo is a lot more beautiful!

There is going to be a 2mm thick polished copper cover going over the top of the pump top,just the inlets will be seen,i want to get rid of the recesses for the screw in res.

LazyMan 21st Nov 2012 20:03

Coming along nicely...looking forward to more updates.

B NEGATIVE 22nd Nov 2012 11:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by LazyMan (Post 3219137)
Coming along nicely...looking forward to more updates.

Its slow but its coming....:D

What is this? 2mm Copper? Shiny copper? Luuuurvely copper....

http://i.imgur.com/5HW41.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SYbzC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/le2Ys.jpg

This is going to be for the front panel and pump tops,plus any detailing that i want to pick out...

B NEGATIVE 25th Nov 2012 13:57

Take one plain looking EK dual top..

http://i.imgur.com/xjlCs.jpg

Add copper and a whole lot of manual metal working...

http://i.imgur.com/VQ7Fe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KwwT6.jpg

This piece needs to be hit with a bench buffer before it goes on,i have seen one at a good price so that will be my next purchase for the 'lab'
There will be a matching piece for the pump side too,should look good when its done.

siliconfanatic 25th Nov 2012 14:12

hehe :D
PUT ON THE COPPAH!!!!

NOOOUUW!!!


lookn good even in matte. copper is copper, and thatll be a heaping order of awesomesauce. :rock::D

siliconfanatic 2nd Dec 2012 22:21

page 3 not good
 
BUMPETY BUMP BUMP for all that is gangnam style

:nono: no incubation on page 3 for this log:nono:

B NEGATIVE 3rd Dec 2012 16:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by siliconfanatic (Post 3228756)
BUMPETY BUMP BUMP for all that is gangnam style

:nono: no incubation on page 3 for this log:nono:

Sorry mate,been at i47 displaying my rigs alongside coolmiester so its been a bit busy!

siliconfanatic 3rd Dec 2012 20:14

its alright, just aint gonna let it stay on page 3 thats all :D

B NEGATIVE 5th Dec 2012 19:38

Its been a bit busy recently but today I made a start on the back plate for the pumps.
Its roughed out,I need to take some fine files to it to finish it off.

http://i.imgur.com/nvXbX.jpg

Round the corners and finalize the shape then off to the buffer!

siliconfanatic 6th Dec 2012 03:10

lookin wicked!


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