Case Mod - In Progress CosmosX Project

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  1. SaaintJimmy

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    Hello everyone, today I'm here to present a new project I'll be competing with in the Coolermaster Case Mod World Series 2018.
    Some of you may think this will be like a space-theme given the similarity with the name SpaceX, Elon Musk's airspace company. That's not completely true, as this will be a green/grey/black mod and will only have little to no space references.
    I chose this name because I personally am a fan of everything related to space, and I found "CosmosX" fitting with the mod because, if you look at the front of the C700P, it actually looks sort of X shaped. So I will start from there, shaping the entire mod using that concept, the X lines.

    This is a mod that will go on display at the PC Frog store, so thanks to them for giving me the opportunity to make this project and for gathering two great sponsors together, Coolermaster and MSI.

    Also thanks to Aquatuning and Alphacool which are always available to support me in my projects!

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    So let's start by tearing down almost the entire case. Since this is a really beautiful case by default, I found myself in a hard time trying to find an original layout, so the first days was pretty much entirely spent staring at it and trying some mounting for all the brackets.

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    This is what I came up with: standard orientation for the mb (even do I can choose to mirror this and do a reverse), which is centered to allow the mounting of two 360 rads on top and bottom. Pretty unique feature, the PSU will be mounted frontally, to allow the bottom rad to be mounted.

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  2. SaaintJimmy

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    Alphacool Eisbecher Helix Green in all their beauty!

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    Some cuts to make everything fit properly.

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    Acrylic panels at the back and front for a clear view of the internals.

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    Reservoirs and pumps mounted on the acrylic panels.

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    Now to the side cover and midplate.

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  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nice start. At first I was wondering where you were putting radiators, then I saw them. Good Lord, the size of this case sneaks up on you.
     
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  4. SaaintJimmy

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    It's time for another big update. This time we'll take a look at the modding of the reservoirs, to make them nicer and sturdier, a bit of internal panelling and the customization of the front panel of the C700P.

    Drilled and tapped some holes on the brackets for the reservoirs

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    Then made two panels for top and bottom and started to cut and tap these nice aluminum bars

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    Then cut openings for the ports

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    And here they are mounted

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    Let's get to the front panel! First I cut an opening on it

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    Designed and cut a nice touch for the opening

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    Then made this details using aluminum U profiles to give it some more character

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    As for the internal panelling, I had to cut some pieces of the mobo tray for when I route the cables and make the pass-through holes

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    And the last big internal panel is cut as well, now everything is nicely covered and ready for the next step, which is measuring holes for cables and pass-through fittings.

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    I also brainstormed a bit on the top panel because I had some difficulties trying to come up with an original design, and figured out I could some watercooling to help myself make it more unique...
    So i cut some pieces of the mounting bracket of the rad first

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    (Can you even tell what I cut here? It's all about clean cuts hahaha)
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    And this is a teaser of what I'm going to do at the top

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  5. SaaintJimmy

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    Here we go with another update: top panel mod and first tube runs!

    A little drawing before cutting

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    Cutting and filing done

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    To make the top area a bit more unique, I figured something out:

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    And now to the internal tubes!

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  6. storm-83

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    love the matching angles on the tubing!
    and great work - keep it up :thumb:
     
  7. mnpctech

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    nice res mount design.
     

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