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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. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    LOL, more like 50kg when I am finished with it !
    *mental note, design some wheels under case*
     
  2. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    I just realised, the doors of the Cosmos are extremely easy to take off, so I can take the door off and transport it seperately and more securely!
     
  3. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    I got fed up with the work on teh cubes so I started on the assembly of the case itself.
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    Da SSD tray
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    Fangrills (need to get me some black m4's !)
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    I think the matte black works
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    And the current status of the cubes.
    I need to glue the top left cornour down (2 hours work I think)
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  4. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    I love your work dude, the attention to detail and patience you apply to each build is inspiring.
     
  5. elAwesome

    elAwesome What's a Dremel?

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    I really don't know why this thread only has 3 stars. You're doing some really awesome work, 5 stars from me!
     
  6. jrs77

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    The rating-function doesn't work properly.
     
  7. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks man! I do have a little bit of an erratic buildprocess. Focus on something extremely and then leave it alone for a while doing something else and return with fresh creativity!

    Thanks man! Yeah there has been lot of talk about the star system. I actually dont mind so much. I am building this stuff for myself and then I like to share it with others, if they dont like it , their loss. I am enjoying myself thoroughly venting energy like this !
     
  8. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    I really see the importance of that now. :)

    The various levels of the side panel gives me a nice idea to add alongside layers, I finally see a great way to make very complex forms from good material which would actually turn out nice & cheap but a bit on the heavy side lol. :D

    Will look even more awesome with some lighting, looking like it's gonna hit the bulls eye again. :clap:

    Keep it up Asphiax, coming along awesome. :)
     
  9. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks man !
    Yeah I got some scrap pieces of UV green plexi and some leds and 5 lasers I want to incorporate into the panel so there's definately gonna be lighting in there.
    I might just keep the colour as is also. Its almost the colour I would have gone for and the different cuts and surface structures just give it a used appereance. So airbrushing might now be necessary.
     
  10. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Here is the last update in this mini mod marathon.

    Glueing the old HDD platters for final placement!
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    Lighting fixation for the front panel.
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    Playing around with the PCIe cables. These are alchemy extension cords.
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    I was actually planning to put all the PCIe cables into the silver hose but that would mean a big silvery spot just next to the reservoirs and would be to distracting. So I will keep the extension cords but place a couple empty hoses in between.
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    Also made some for the SLI bridge. Will make a nice piece of UV plexi to cover it and act as a fix point for the hoses.
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    I think its just enough to liven up the interior without being to distracting.
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    Although this looks just nice also. ARGH ... decisions !!!
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    Laters and thanks for watching !
     
  11. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Awesome! Really coming along now.
     
  12. TadZilla

    TadZilla tadbitnerdy

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    Amazing work! I'm really diggin' the silver hoses linking the GPUs and going from the SLI bridge out of the case. Any plans for the SLI bridge?

    -Tad
     
  13. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Well done,mate. Nice idea about that tubings. ;)
     
  14. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Was just a mad idea I had when I bought an air brush & found it difficult to know where I was going to be painting exactly & never got around to trying it out but I was going to mount a laser pointer so it aligns for where the paint would hit pretty much as an air brush stabiliser until I got a good feel for the technique of using one with accuracy, if/when I decide to start leveling up my air brush skills I'll definitely be trying the idea out. :)

    I don't know if it's a good idea with it just being an idea but it might turn out really useful for air brush beginners so just thought I'd share it.
     
  15. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks Antony!

    Thanks man! Yeah the sli bridge and gpu connectors are getting some UV plexi work to fix te hoses and clean it up a bit. The SLI will be completely covered.

    Thanks man! Yeah such a cheap material but it looks the part!
     
  16. Razarach

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    "Resistance is futile" :D

    Nice work mate, also nice idea for tubing.
     
  17. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    i would have skipped the silver plastic tubing
     
  18. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    I don't know about the outside, but the interior is outstanding! Very sci-fi. Like some giant scientific machine. I love it. :clap:
     
  19. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Thanks !

    Its aluminum ..

    Thanks man ! Working as hard as life will let me to get it finished for a big show here in the netherlands.
    The exterior will need a boatload of work to get it to the finish I want. The cubes are the groundlayer on which I will create the Borg stucture.
     
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    ASPHIAX Minimodder

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    Here is another small update !

    Started on the wiring and made some coverstrips for the sharp edges of the drive bay.
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    Measuring and placement of the SSD's. Need to score me a 240Gb Hyper-X for storage and I can take that off the list. Need to cut out the sata and pwr cable holes and then I have decided to paint the backplate also black. Just doesnt look right with the SSD's in there.
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    Was testing out some hosing for the mobo connector. After searching my workshop for an hour to find that one 90 degree connector I knew I had, I gave up. Gonna order me a new one.
    Damn was really hoping to do that work today.
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    Oh well better tidy up some cables then. Pretty handy stuff that loom!
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    That was it for today! Thanks for watching!
     

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