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Old 18th Nov 2012, 14:35   #1
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[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...











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









Looks about right for 2 large bays....





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And the mandatory Cosmos 'bird of prey' pose.

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Old 18th Nov 2012, 14:45   #2
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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!





Prep and primered.



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!







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....
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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.



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



Magoo surveys the scrap for potential morsels...



Greedy boy....

Top panel.



Separated for painting..

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



And the now exposed 360 rad mounts.



Surgery performed and parts stacked up for prep.

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



Oooge fan!



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....

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Old 21st Nov 2012, 11:30   #4
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OmegaStalker sent down the pump top he is using,a dual loop EK D5 top.
















As you can see,this one is crop circle free....and better for it...
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good old plain EK stuff - I like it!
Yep,a piece of the golden years...

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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.

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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.
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Coming along nicely...looking forward to more updates.
Its slow but its coming....

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







This is going to be for the front panel and pump tops,plus any detailing that i want to pick out...
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Take one plain looking EK dual top..



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





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.
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BUMPETY BUMP BUMP for all that is gangnam style

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



Round the corners and finalize the shape then off to the buffer!
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Small progress....

Knocked the copper back with 1600 W/D ready for some bench polishing (when the bloody thing arrives)





Holding off the final profiling of the corners until i have some pumps in.

Brightens up an otherwise ordinary pump top....wishing for a drill press too i think,would of made the hole drilling much easier than the trusty 18v cordless...
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Some progress.

Fans and rads painted and soon to be fitted,got some 240 rad stands coming so i can clear out the bottom bay.
I could of got a pair of 360 rads in the space under there!



Top 360 in,this will have a mesh cover over the rad face or may make a rad guard out of copper sheet....Time took get hammer out!





Top panel painted.



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comming out nicely!

Are those Copper rings? :O
Copper.......painted.

Sorry K.3nny.
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They do look awesome. what paint did you use on the rings?
Ye olde faithfull PlastiKote.
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Sorry about the wait,I have been waiting for forever for my sheet metal bender.

Thankfully it arrived today so i got on with the shrouds and rad mounts

Lower bay has been cleared of all the excess junk so i can get to work.





In the bay.





The PSU end of the shroud will be detailed with a plexi window to show off the PSU

You can see the midplate is in,the pump mount is cut and ready to fit and the first of the rad mounts in the lower bay is done.
I will be getting the rad mount on the other side finished and the shroud for the drive bays done.

Once all the metal work has been done then i will move on to finishing the paint work.
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And the other side.

Cant do one side and not the other,this is a double sided case design so it has to look good front and back.And for the other side...

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I will dig the cap out for you.

A little teaser....

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That copper paint really looks like copper, nice.

Completely missed this one until now, looking very nice.

Thanks man,I did wonder where you got too....

Omega Stalker has settled on what he wants 'under the bonnet' as it where.

3770k and a Z77 Sabertooth,this is the second one I have used as they just look and perform great!
A good choice all round from what i see!







Just need to breadboard it all for problems before i mod the armour and ram.

Initially there was a 3570 going in but Omega found a 3770k in his price bracket and jumped on it fast,wise move i think.
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First irritant of the day...

Coolermaster make a PSU mounting bracket for this case,shame it doesnt seem to fit without removing the PSU fan grill....







Interesting.....someone wasnt thinking.
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Noted. I'm making a PSU bracket. I guess I should'a expected non-spec PSUs. Couldn't you just bend the end of the grill in a bit? -You know, the classic 'force it to fit' kinda thing?

Better Magoo caption: "MSI? -Meh!"

Even the screws with the grill in are too high....
I might just leave it off,the PSU is fan side down anyway.

I will say this,the AX860 doesnt look or feel as well made as the AX850,the casing looks cheap and less well finished..

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