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Case Mod - In Progress Cosmos II : Project Metal Gear - Twin loop almost done (I7 4790k/Crossfire r9 290)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Geno, 14 Apr 2015.

  1. Geno

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    Hi Everyone,


    My name is Anthony and I'm a 24 years old French guy :) . I'm here to present you my second case mod.

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    By creating this new mod, I didn't want to start again on a clean look. I needed a subject that I appreciate, to gave me the inspiration and something new.
    Why Project Metal Gear ? Because I'm a big fan of Metal Gear Solid by Hideo Kojima and I wanted to do the honour to this mythical saga to be part of my project.

    This mod will be esthetic as much as powerful, to play/stream, make some photo or video editing and 3D modeling.


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    - Cooler Master Cosmos II √
    - Intel Core I7 4790K √
    - Msi z97 Gaming 7 √
    - Crossfire Sapphire r9 290 4go √
    - Akasa Venom Power 1000w gold √
    - Seagate Barracuda 7200rds 1To √
    - Samsung SSD 540 evo 120Go √

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    - Pump Swiftech MCP35x : 2/2 √
    - Res Phobya balancer 250mm : 2/2 √
    - Waterblock Heatkiller GPU X-3 : 2/2 √
    - Waterblock CPU Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro √
    - Radiator XSPC RS 360mm : 2/2 √
    - Radiator EX 360mm √
    - Radiator Swiftech MCR220-QP √
    - Stainless steel tubes 8/10mm √
    - TFC fittings √


    Some pictures of the components :

    The beautiful z97 Motherboard by MSI

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    I7 4790K :thumb:

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    The pump Swiftech Mcp35x


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    I'm not a great photographer, but I will do my best for your eyes ! :)


    Time to work !


    Drill... again, and again, and again, and again. Results ?

    A ton of rivets :clap:

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    Cutting of the embarrassing things :

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    There is a lot of space after this emptying !

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    Now, it's time to fill all of these holes. Creation of the first mount of front radiator :

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    The result is really good, I'll just have to paint it.

    After that, I decided to make a mobo tray to remplace the other, which covers only half of the length.

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    Little test :

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    The rest is coming soon :rock:

    edit : Spoiler on the pics of my first build doesn't work, how can I fix that ? Thank you :)
     
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  2. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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    Subbed, great start dude. GLHF! :)
     
  3. Geno

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    Thank you ! :)
     
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    Hukkel James' minion

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    I love MGS so count me in!
     
  5. Geno

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    Hello ! Welcome on board :) I'm glad to meet another fan :rock:

    Today some vinyl wrap :)

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  6. Geno

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    Hello guys ! :)

    Order received from Evonik.de :

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    A massive acrylic plate of 15mm in thickness :D

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    Some drilling, tapping and integration tests :

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  7. GregEl

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    That is a very nice acrylic piece! Interesting build, keep it up! What red fans are those? NZXT painted red?
     
  8. Geno

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    Thank you ! No those are Arctic Cooling F12 painted in red :)
     
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  10. Geno

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    Hi ! Welcome here :)

    Update !

    The twins.

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    Block Watercool Heatkiller x3.

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    Start tubbing with temporary fittings.

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    That's beautiful :lol:

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    It fits perfectly :D

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    I think there is a problem !

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  11. GaryP

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    Great job on that. Subbed.
     
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    As a huge MGS fan count me in! Subbed


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  13. GregEl

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    There is a modding solution that would work for that. Deepen the spot the second rotary fitting screws so that it is further "inside" the acrylic.
     
  14. Geno

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    Oh, that's a nice idea :) But for this time I found another solution, because the Cosmos have a psu mount who can be removed.

    New PSU mount :dremel:

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  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You could have tapped G1/4 directly into the plex too. ;)
    Looks good so far. If you drill any more in the plexi, keep it cool with water. The cuts will come out much cleaner, and you won't have any crazing/cracking problems in the future.
     
  16. Geno

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    You are right, but I worried about damage it. Thank you for the tips, next time I will use water, but the result is good without too.

    Because I have lowered the PSU, I had to cut the back of the case :

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    Now I have to reseal this hole with a small aluminium sheet of 15mm with Epoxy.

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    Almost done, needs a lot of sanding.

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  17. Geno

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    Hello guys ! It's been a while, sorry for that. I didn't have time to give news of the progress :eek:

    Parcel from my partner Docmicro.com and Allcity for the paint spray

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    Holes and holes :D

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    Installation of reservoirs for the twin loop

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    Cutting a mount for 240mm radiator

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    First door wraped with 3M vinyl

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    And I decided to not use acrylic tubes, and to go with something harder, like Stainless steel :clap:

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    After that, I received my order from Aquatuning :blush:

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    Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro

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    Tops Aquacomputer :rock:

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    Finish result with 3m vinyl

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    Flying pumps :D

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    First try of polishing, Before and after :

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    After 15 hours of hard work :yawn:

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    Stay tuned !
     
  18. Hukkel

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    Nice work on the stainless pipes and polishing! I like where this is going.
     
  19. Geno

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    Hello !

    Thank you ! :blush:

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    Custom HDD mount :

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    And I received a new PSU to replace the Akasa Venom Power

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    This rubber is excellent for vibrations !

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  20. Geno

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    Hello !

    I made a mount for the XSPC EX 360

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    And there is an aluminium sheet, with that I made my EX 360 cover

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    Result :

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