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Case Mod - In Progress BORG COSMOS II - Reboot: Borg Cube Panel Part 01

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ASPHIAX, 16 Nov 2012.

  1. BOBDBONE

    BOBDBONE Owner at BS Mods

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    This would make the Borg proud!

    Great work man. Super clean build. Love it. :thumb:
     
  2. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks man!

    Its decision time. Should I go for the small or large window...
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  3. gungravevn

    gungravevn What's a Dremel?

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    I would say large since your SSD window is amazing.
     
  4. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks !

    I am thinking of 2 windows now. 1 for the midsection and one long small one for the SSD's.

    Gonna look into this tonight.

    Keep you updated !
     
  5. Sissilisko

    Sissilisko What's a Dremel?

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    i like the idea of two separate windows, could look great!
     
  6. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks but plans have changed again !
    Will post an update soon.
     
  7. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    This is what I like about modding. You think you got something planned out and when you do the work, you have to think on your feet as it doesnt turn out the way you planned it !

    I was planning on doing a double window. The second window would have been where the X was marked with tape. (please note this is the rough cut, it needs a couple of hours of love to be perfect!)
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    BUT ...
    Look at the size of that hole between the door and the case itself. In this picture you can look into the door.
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    But even with a piece of alu posing as the rim I wanted to create, you can still look behind the door. This doesnt look right. Just does not have the feel I want to get with this build. It almost feels like an after thought.
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    Also the second window would become very thin and cover most of the SSD's. It would let you see on the top left ...per-x and bottom right king... (normally Hyper-X and Kingston)
    This wont do either !
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    The side is not the only one with a large crack. Gotta figure something out for this.
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    So this is waht I will do. I will widen the rim for the window so that it will align with the midplate of the case. This will also funtion as a stop for the warm air. The 480 rads cannot push their warm air up anymore. 2 problems solved in one !
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    It also just looks better imo. The SSD's will be visible only with the door off.
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    Door Challenge nr 2 !

    As I have 2 x 480 rads in the bottom and the case comes with ventilation slots for 360's I need to change the door in that aspect also. The ventilation slots I have cut out for the window I will cut up and place them in the bottom.
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    So the rest of my weekend will be spent getting this filed up perfect and glued into position.
    Not a small job. But still having fun !
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  8. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Wow! Well done,mate. :)
     
  9. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks man !
     
  10. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Not so spectacular work yesterday, spent most of the day planning stuff.
    Did do some work though!
    Location of the pump and the hole for the psu cables.
    I will make a alu wall between the pump and the psu for safety
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    Tubing out of the pump that will be routed through the backplate into the rads

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    Topside air intake and tubing passthrough!
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    All sorts of cabling for cable management
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    Time to get creative on the BORG door!
    Guess what's coming here ??
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  11. KrunchR

    KrunchR What's a Dremel?

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    Sculpting a door?

    This thing looks beautiful, man.
     
  12. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Holy **** balls! This is awesome!
     
  13. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks ! Yeah I got something special in mind for that door!

    LOL, thanks man !
     
  14. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Here is a quick update.

    Made the missing plexi ring for the bottom fan.
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    Damn for forgot the mesh ..
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    SSD drive bays. Love my alu bender
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    Started on the door. This is the rough design for the work.
    The idea is to make a multilayered cube with lasers, uv plexi and some kitbashing.
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    Need to decide if I am going for the white traditional panelling or the cube appoach
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    Fan grills for the warm air of the 480 rad
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    the cube approach
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  15. KrunchR

    KrunchR What's a Dremel?

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    The cubes are cool looking. Could you do a mixture of both? Cube and panels?
     
  16. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Yeah, the mesh is going to get some panelling and pipes that go from the surface "into" the door. Also got lots of small modelling stuff that can go on the cubes to break the design a little.
    Here is the inspiration for this section
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  17. Petrol head

    Petrol head What's a Dremel?

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    The case looks amazing, can't wait to see the end result. Great attention to detail.:rock::thumb::dremel:
     
  18. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    Congrats on the motm nomination. Got my vote :thumb:
     
  19. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks! Cant wait to see how the foam will look when fully covered with cubes and panelling. Got 15 meters of cube pvc rods coming in today!

    Thanks man ! Lots of excellent mods again this month!
     
  20. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Sorry people that I havent had an update for you recently !
    End of year is always killing with sales targets to be made and annual reviews with employees. There is one in the making but it will take some more time.
     

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