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Case Mod - In Progress Cosmos II (Liquid Edition)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by coolmiester, 3 Jan 2012.

  1. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Well the clock ticked and its January 3rd which means only one thing..........the release of Cosmos II

    I know everyone just wants to see pictures of the Cosmos II but if i could just add a few words - I was lucky enough to get one of the first here in the UK from Coolermaster to have a play with and although i could go through a whole list of features i’ve decided to leave that to the review guys who will do a far better job than i could and no doubt there will be a whole rake of them flooding the interweb before long so thought i’d just show a few pictures of the build.

    Oh, one thing i will say though, this thing is huge, here is mine parked next to a previous Cosmos S mod for comparison though given its size i think a few will be a tad disappointed that according to the manual, it can only accommodate two 240 radiators (one in the base and one in the roof) which simply isn’t enough in my opinion for a case this size which is why mine now has two 240’s in the base and a 480 in the roof.

    I had hoped the first of the dual LGA2011 CPU boards might have coincided with the Cosmos II release but they are still a little way off yet so decided to use the SR-2 system from a previous mod for the time being as i tried an X79 ATX board in there and it honestly looked like a little micro board and wouldn’t of done the case justice to be honest.

    Anyway, here’s my little addition to the Cosmos II release.

    System Spec:
    Cosmos II (Liquid Edition)
    EVGA SR-2 Motherboard
    Intel X5650 CPU’s
    EVGA Hydro Copper GTX 480 GPU’s
    Memory – can’t mention that yet
    Kingston 64GB V+ SSD’s Raid 0
    Coolermaster 1200w Real Power Pro PSU
    XSPC Raystorm CPU Blocks
    XSPC EX 480 and 2x EX 240 Radiators
    Phobya Nano-G Fans
    MIPs Motherboard Block
    Koolance RP-450x2
    Laing D5 Pumps x2
    Bitspower Black Fittings

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    Not wanting to bore anyone to death but just to mention a couple of things - to get a 480 radiator in the roof i had to do a little surgery to the chassis and also added vents to the sliding top thingy which hides the buttons and houses the fan controller PCB to let the air in to the radiator.

    The fan controller PCB connects to the buttons via a 6 centimetre ribbon cable so i had a hunt around and found some 22 centimetre ones in a US store so i could mount the PCB out of view on the back side of the 5.25 drive cage.

    I also added a matching curved plexi window to the sliding thing at the front which was meant to show the bay res shining through the red liquid but i think i used too dark window film LMAO, so i need to find some lighter or take it off all together but i like the way the black matches the case for the time being.

    Its also worth mentioning that due to the motherboard locating so close to the ceiling of the chassis, you can also only use a slim radiator like the XSPC EX series as anything thicker will hit the motherboard and those hoping to run push/pull, forget it.

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  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    That went together a bit quick, it's only been on sale for 6 minuites.

    looks really nice...fecking huge though.
     
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  3. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Another one! Nice!!!!!

    Want this. Looks so good and better than my Cosmos S.
     
  4. GiantKiwi

    GiantKiwi New Member

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    Looks awesome, can't wait until the 10th to see the remaining photo's :thumb:
     
  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I've just been looking at the standard case and then back at this one. The subtle little touches you've added look like factory issue..Thats a complement by the way.
     
  6. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    That was the plan - cheers Jeff :thumb:
     
  7. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I should have added that it a big improvement on the factory looks as well.:thumb:

    Marks (Kovoet) already fallen in love with this case, I think I can see the Haf X going soon..lol
     
  8. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Anyone got an Idea when we can get hold of the Cosmos II over here? I have the need to build something With an SR3 or something similar :D
     
  9. kier

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    Turned out real beautiful
     
  10. L1U

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    a true wonder. that rad in the roof is just sexy.

    good job
     
  11. GaryP

    GaryP RIP Tel

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    Cracking looking case and the interior has been massively improved. I love my current one but would be sorely tempetd by the new one. Depends on price I guess.

    EDIT: Having just seen it next to the current sized Cosmos they can forget it. Won't fit under my desk !! The current one breaks your back when lifting it so I hate to think what the new one is like.
     
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  12. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Excuse me sir. I hate you. I really do.

    What do you use to cut those holes?
     
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  13. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral New Member

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    Very Pretty rig there! Yep.. CM is going to have this new one on back order for a bit by the sound of all the jaws I hear hitting the deck. Price my inhibit some buyers. But by the modding godz that CosII a beastly black beauty!... again really nice rig you have there and thanks for posting.
     
  14. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    LOL, as always, just a simple Fret Saw with 42 TPI blades:)

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    BTW, thanks for all the positive feedback, you guys rock :rock:

    I’m off the CES at the weekend so hopefully will be back with some new hardware to chop up and play with :naughty:
     
  15. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral New Member

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    CES Vegas .... OH I hates you now!!! just kidding.. Post up some booth babe shots :D
     
  16. myrizzle

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    Very nice, i would like to see some numbers? :)

    Especially on the cooling part.. How cold does it run m8?
     
  17. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Well i’m back from CES slightly worse for wear but still in one piece......just :blah:

    Kingston announced their new HyperX Limited Edition Red DDR3 memory which they had shipped over early especially for this mod so a massive thanks to them and i guess its safe to show a few side view pictures now :thumb:

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  18. Archtronics

    Archtronics Well-Known Member

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    Looks brill might steal your idea for the top. :p
     
  19. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    :O wow. thats some good work
    +rep
     
  20. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Beautiful and ready to be overclocked.
     

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