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So you can add a side window on the Cosmos II!?!?!?! How much do you think it would cost to get it done at a place like ace hardware?

Ace Hardware mods PC's now! Damn there goes all our dreams of doing this to make some cash. poke.gif
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Hey we all start somewhere and this a great place to start learning what can be done and what you'll need to do to get it done. Start reading and keep reading, next thing you know you'll be cutting up your case just to make a small improvement thumb.gif One other thing, most cases have a thread "club" just about the case, you can learn what everyone does to make the biggest improvements to your case for all skill levels. thumb.gif
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I'm sorry I just joined this website today I apologize

Welcome to OCN MoMann thumb.gif

I've been busy today on wrapping up this case mod. Hopefully I'll start slamming some components into her real soon!

I recieved a package from newegg on Friday containing an 80mm Xigmatek orange fan with white leds, a 3-in-2 hot swap hdd cage, and a couple red cathodes w/ hardware. I think these xiggy fans are a better match to the paint compared to the cougars, plus they have white leds which will look nice in this rig.

Here's a pic of the fan and hot-swap cage.

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The fan is going to replace this noisy black one that came with the hdd cage. I'm just going by the reviews of the cage on the fan being loud. The orange will look better anyway. I will be taking apart the hdd trays and painting the red aluminum parts orange.

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Hdd tray handles and some nuts and bolts ready to get sprayed-

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Primer applied.

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These nuts get flat black.

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These parts got hemi orange and some clear.

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After some dry time, I slipped some rubber washers onto the bolts to protect the door paint.

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Peeling the protective paper off the plexi for the door window-

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Window installed onto door skin. I used rubber washers on the backside also to protect the plexiglass.

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I taped down some wax paper onto a cardboard box, then proceeded to cut some 3/8" strips from the 1" wide tape using a straight edge and a razor blade. The wax paper worked great! the tape only has backing on one side.

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The skinny strips go between the vents- This was done after throughly cleaning the plastic with 99% isopropel alcohol. I also cleaned the backside of the doorskin.

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More tape applied. I used alot more than CM. I dont want this to come off haha!

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I used the corner of a razor blade to remove the paper backing off the double sided tape, being careful not to touch any of the exposed tape.

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Three weeks later the side door is finally asembled! whoot! The tape worked great! instant adheasion thumb.gif

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backside- It looks like it was made like this smile.gif The bottom screen area is no longer removable though. No biggie though, nothing a little compressed air wont be able to handle.

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I bent the metal tabs back, and replaced the cover stickers.

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You can see the slight tint in the plexi here-

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I've got 2 coats of clear on the right side door. I've got it drying for a day or two before I sand it one more time for a final coat of clear.

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I have re-assembled the case with the exception of the right side door and took some pictures. I has turned out as good as I could have hoped for. This has taken me a long time but I think all my effort shows. Here are some pictures of what she's looking like, nearly all put back together with her new colors wink.gif

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I still have to put lighting into the back side door, and the acrylic, and maybe some black mesh, then stick the two pieces back together with the double backed tape. Then the paint and window mod part of this build will be done for the most part. I'm sure I'll run into a few needed cuts and holes when it comes time to install all the watercooling gear and components.

What do you guys think?
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post #135 of 794
wow...

such work ethic you have, this is beautiful
post #136 of 794
well done smile.gif
post #137 of 794
i think #7 with the single chevron could look rather nice.

the three chevron design just has too much going on for me, but the black lower grill is very balanced with the rest of the case.
post #138 of 794
That looks so cool man, like it was made that way. thumb.gif
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One thing you missed a spot ,lol. I hope you never have to take that panel off again.
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post #140 of 794
cant wait for u to fill her up! thumb.gif

are you going to WC the rig?
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