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    Wink Cosmo Mod: FLYINGA2 Style

    FLYINGA2 sent me a lotta stuff to build his rig...6 boxes and a Cosmos 1000...take a look


    The case...weighs a ton.



    850 Watt TT Toughpower


    E6850


    Two Raptor X and a 400GB WD


    4GB of G Skill


    DVD Burner


    Nice


    Yep


    Some radiators...two 320s and a 220


    Pumps


    Viper John Chipset cooling


    The usual jumble of parts


    Micro Res zzzz zzzs


    VGA Block


    VGA Sinks


    CPU Block


    Fans and more sinks


    RAM cooler


    Rheobus


    Lights

    Now at this point I have yet to even talk with FLYINGA2 about what we are doing...so I'm looking at all this stuff and looking at the case and well

    You'll see
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    Highlights of work in progress

    Here's what happens when you leave me alone in a rooom with a perfectly good case...


    C'mere babay....let's see what you're hidin under that wrappah


    SHaaaZaam. It's even got a winder!


    Hmmmmm


    Stuff...gotta take off the stuff...make room for different stuff...


    That might work.


    Might have to do some slicing to drop the rad below the swept profile...


    A PA 160 fits in the floor of the case like it was meant to be...


    Not without hatchetting the drive bay...


    Possible...but where does the air come fom?



    The steel chassis is rivetted together...but before I start drilling I need to do some more strategizing and probably throw some sparks...while it's still intact...


    That's a lotta parts mang.

    More soon
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    The Whole Enchilada...

    For final assembly pictures: updating soonish
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    3 big rads, I would like to see this... although I think the Cosmos S is more water cooling friendly interesting what this will be
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    I can't see it either

    You could undermount one of the 320s...but the support rails would have to be modified...but it could happen...then the 220 would have to be mounted vertically against HDD cage..if all it does is chipset cooling with a 355 recirculated case air would still work.

    It would be nice to have three loops...I'm still cogitating.
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    You plan on fitting all three of those rads inside the case? Either way looking forward to updates....

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    Where did you order that model from? Newegg doesn't have the windowed ones... Also, is the front door removable? Would be pretty annoying if you had fan controllers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loser777 View Post
    Where did you order that model from? Newegg doesn't have the windowed ones... Also, is the front door removable? Would be pretty annoying if you had fan controllers.
    The windowed version is a FROZEN CPU mod option...

    The front door is hinged w/ option to open from either side: the front door can also be completely removed, so front mounted fan controllers are not a problem.

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    Nice case Going to start a thread of my latest custom build.. fell in love with the case i used

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    Nice table. I wish i had that awsome workspace. Mine is a tiny 80x80 cm table
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    It's a nice case. I'll get some updates going after I figure out what I'm doing
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    Nice parts,
    i'm waiting for updates!
    are you a professional casemodder or this case is you are doing for yourself?
    have a nice work!
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    These case companies never make it easy for us. Why can't they design cases where the radiators are just a drop in perfect fit? I guess that's the reason why MM is in business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanY View Post
    These case companies never make it easy for us. Why can't they design cases where the radiators are just a drop in perfect fit? I guess that's the reason why MM is in business.
    Cosmos S has good compatibility for 360mm rads in the top of the case with no modding.
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    its pretty awesome that a pa160 fits perfectly
    thanks for the pics
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    Triple loop it is.

    Well I spent a few hours doing layouts and thinking about options and ended up fitting the 320 to the bottom, the 220 to the top and a PA 160 internally.

    I was wanting to maintain the stock appearance...and not get some funky looking top that stuck up past the case profile. So I went with the 220 up top as it would fit under the plastic shroud with a little trimming of some webs in the shroud.

    The 320 fits without much modification on the bottom and is 90% hidden from view anyway.

    The PA fit perfectly in a vertical position against the HDD bay.

    I was able to leave a lot of the chassis intact which was the plan.

    The RaptorX HDDs are going on display so I am not concerned with the funky HDD trays that slide into the bays. Cooling for the Raptors will be via an inexpensive HDD cooler that screws to the underside of the drive.

    This will free up the HDD bays for the pumps...

    Have a look.


    The Cosmos top grills will fit 140mm fans...as you can see that is a huge increase. I happen to have some in stock.


    I checked the thickness of the rad against the trim and rails (chassis upside down in shot) and found there was sufficient room to mount the rad.


    I test fit the TT 850PSU and a pair of 120mm fans in the floor of the case. Sure enough CM has allowed enough room for these. It would have been even better if the floor of the chassis did not already have a grill in it..as the grill does not line up to a dual fan location.


    A little cutting and snipping later and some hammer and dolly work and I had the chassis ready to accept the 320.


    You can see the rad showing through the vent for the PSU... This is intentional and will use the PSU as one of the three fans.


    The chassis is sandwiched between the rad and fans...it's a done deal.


    This old Maxtor indicates how I plan to showcase the Raptors.



    My trusty rusty Fein saw makes short work of opening the bottom trim panel.


    And trims the bottom rail to accomodate the rad location.


    Everything fits.


    The trim piece in place...



    I played around with putting a 320 up top but the 220 fits without chopping up the plastic shroud trim... much.


    The rad is attached to the chassis directly. The 140mm fans will provide ample air flow...


    Another one down


    Here I am fitting the modified plastic shroud. It's tight...but does fit.


    I used a red filter...but it could be any color...I might even paint the mesh black.


    There is plenty of exhaust for the rad now that the shroud has a 120mm hole in it..


    WIth the chassis on it's face I checked the fit of the PA 160 in a vertical location.



    Even with the shroud and fan there will be clearance for the largest of GFX cards. There's 10.5" from the backplane to the fan on the shroud.


    I cut an additional vent into the HDD bay support...but left plenty of meat so as to maintain some structural rigidity.


    Here I have the rad attached to the bay.


    As you can see there is plenty of breathing room for the bottom mounted fans and plenty of clearance for the plumbing and HW.

    It's going to be tight...but triple loop it is

    Aproximately ready for paint prep work now...
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    Goodness, I want to see this one when it's finished....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer.redeeme View Post
    Goodness, I want to see this one when it's finished....
    I hear that


    Here's a short of list of stuff to do:

    Takedown (drill rivets) and prep chassis parts for paint
    Paint chassis matte black
    Reassemble chassis
    Lay out and assemble three LC loops
    Custom reservoir?
    Install HW
    Cable management
    Test run

    Hoping to have this completed mid April.
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    Looking good so far CyberDruid, like always. This should be a very nice build. What kind of custom res are you going to come up with this time?

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    WOW! A three-looped Cosmos! I can't wait to see how this turns out. CyberDruid, as always, your work is amazing.

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    This looks good. I hate rads mounted outside of the case. They just look horrible and unstable. I think you maximized the space available very well and have come up with the optimum solution. Good job for now. Can't wait to see how it looks when finished...

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    RE Custom res...I was thinking of making one to occupy two optical bays divided vertically into three chambers...Then put a matte balck face plate over that with three "sight glass" slots...

    Might go with Black Red and Clear fluids...

    Another option is to use three EK reservoirs and have them mounted in some tasteful manner...I prefer external reservoirs..much easier to deal with.
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    Amazing. Is this getting 3 GTX? 1? 2? Why not just drop the shroud and put a 140mm on that 160 rad?
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    That's going to be bad ass!
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    I love your threads, but it saddens me at the same time b/c I don't have an opportunity (cash flow wise) to even begin to embark on something like this.

    Kick ass as usual.

    I always have have problems finding a suitable solution to pump placement. I'm interested to see where you manage to put them so that the case still looks nice.

    Thanks for posting all the pics. I know that can be a pita, but it really helps out the thread. I can't wait to see the result.
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