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Thanks for all the replies thumb.gif
I like all your suggestions for the orange and black motherboards and ram, but Lane already has a real nice mainboard and some other nice components. We just need to get together and decide on the watercooling gear and a few odds and ends.
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Great paint, and the attention to detail is amazing! This is one of the first major Cosmos II mods I've seen, so I'm excited to see how it turns out. Subbed!
Oh, and dremeling plastic is hard- I'm sure there's a way to do it right but I've never found it.


Thanks WP
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Amazing! Simply amazing. You should submit it for build of the month without any gear in it! The white interior really, really works. thumb.gif

How do I go about doing that?
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Let me see what the lady friend has planned, and if I am free this evening, I'll stop by and we can order up some watercooling parts!!
Thanks for the suggestions, but I've already got all of the hardware already, I don't want to spend that much more, and I don't want to settle for less than what's waiting to get put in, but I promise, it WON'T disappoint!


Sorry Lane, I didn't get home till after 8 tonight, Than had to make dinner. Sitting down for the first time all day just now..
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Mate I'm impressed, I was meant to post last night but I got caught up . Orange and black is unreal color combination I painted one of my cars in two tone orange body black roof.

Thanks Sil3nt! Means a lot coming from the newly crowned 'master of metal'! I love your build log. I totally want a sheet metal bender now.. I have designed a case and would love to make it happen thumb.gif

I had to work late tonight, and basically just sat down. I did recieve the small package from Tom @ modeler's brand hobby supplies containing the led lighting strips and am excited to see them in action, but it probably wont happen until tomorrow >< Still have to s hit-shower-shave. Then a frosty beverage and some boob-tube most likely. I've got to get up by 5:30 to do it all again.. Man- I live for weekends
Edited by bob808 - 3/7/12 at 9:21pm
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Thanks for the link GoodInk - I did nominate Bob808
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Sorry Lane, I didn't get home till after 8 tonight, Than had to make dinner. Sitting down for the first time all day just now..

Oh no problem at all. I just found out my lease was up, anyways, so I have to save some cash for a deposit on this house I'm looking at. If you want, however, I can drop off my current rig so you can play around with what's in it.
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I'm going to have a good update either later tonight or tomorrow thumb.gif

I'm in the process now, but I dont want to stop yet to upload the pics.
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Awesome cant wait to see what was done smile.gif
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Amazing build! And good choice of beer wink.gif
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Thanks for the mod of the month nominations! Thats means a lot to me and is the first time I have been nominated. I have got some stiff compition this month though with the kapros project desk build.. Thanks for the rep point also thumb.gif

I have been working on the back (right side) door for the last couple days. I got off work early yesterday so I was able to get some quality modding time in.

Here's a picture of testing the melting point of some plexi. It gets pliable at about 300 degrees. I tested in the oven because I do not have a heat gun. I ended up borrowing one from my friend Chaka.

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Here's the small box that arrived with my led light strips in it. Luckily, the strips inside were undamaged.

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These modelers brand led strips really are quite nice. I ordered the ultra-smooth varity-
You can cut them every inch where the positive and negative leads are visible (every 3 leds).

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Time for some nectar of the gods...

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... and some cow-

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delicious!

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After eating and drinking and a long days work (at my job) I ended up falling alseep while watching tv heh.
Thursday after work, I started working on the acrylic for the cutouts. First I draw some cut lines-

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Then find a suitable jig-saw blade for the job. Don'y cut plastic with a dremel unless you have to, as it is messy, melty, and inaccurate.

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A few minutes later, my pieces are cut. Some of the protective paper ripped off of the flame piece, hence the blue tape.

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I bent the biggest blue piece to try to match the contour of the door where the OCN logo is going, then glued the flame pieces to the bigger piece using some acrilic gel adheasive.

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I was told that you had some working time with the glue I bought, but it was messy and started drying within a minute. It wasn't nearly enough time for me to get it cleaned up so I had to scrape and sand it to get it looking this clean. That was all I got done for that day, and it was late when I finished, so I didn't post an update.

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The next day after work (Friday), I ended up sanding the face of the blue piece with some 400 grit sandpaper to hone the acrylic, as it was too transparent looking. Next, I use some double backed tape and some of the acrylic adheasive to attach the blue acrylic to the door.

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With the blue plexi looking pretty good, I start with the orange. I realise that the piece of plexi (and mesh) are too big when I try a test fitting with both door panels. So I draw some lines with a sharpie.

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After cutting both the mesh and the orange plexi, I slap down some double back tape to hold the acrylic to the aluminum door skin.

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After getting the piece of mesh to sit nice and flat on the plexi, I use the acrylic glue to adhere the mesh to the plexiglass.

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Then I start cutting some of the plastic frame where I am going to be placing some red cold cathode lights to light up the madkat logo. While test fitting the tube, I find that the little cube on the end is too tall, so I remove it from the tube, and sand it down as far as I can, which ends up being just enough. I had planned to use the warm-white led light strips that I bought to light up the MadKat logo, but they made the plexiglass look yellowish, so I will use these cathodes which make the plexiglass look blood-orange in color. I will use the white leds for interior case lighting.

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I removed the upper box housing of the cathode blu box controller thing, to give the electrical components some breathing room, and test the lights to ensure functionality. For being red cathodes, they are looking red-orange to me which makes them perfect for my needs smile.gif

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Then I start soldering up the blue led strips.

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I drill some holed on thr frame support pieces of plastic and run the led power wires through the holes. Then I splice the power leads for the cathodes and the leds together, and solder them onto a sleeved fan cable, which is ran through a hole I drilled in the handle portion of the door. I use zip ties on both sides of the door carrying handle to prevent the sleeved wires from getting pulled. Then I heat-shrink the positive wires to prevent shorting, then heatsrink the sleeving and pos and neg connections as a whole.

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all wired up-

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testing the lights-

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Flame on!

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With the lights working, I prepare the door for re-assembly using the awsome double-sided tape that I bought for this build.

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tape backing removed. This tape is very, very thin with the backing removed, I would describe it as more of a film then tape. It is also very sticky making a strong bond.

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Next I put the door halves back together, then bent back the metal tabs, put the latch and hinge pieces of metal back on, and finally replaced the little stickers that cover the metal tabs. Then I salvaged the coolermaster logo that originally was on the bottom part of the 5.25 bay sliding cover and placed it here- got to give Cooler Mastre some love for bringing back the Cosmos line wink.gif

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Then I place a MadKat logo on the top sliding cover-

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The blue is a little too brite right now, but I suspect that it will be tamed when the led fans and case lighting are put in, Also I am thinking that I should put a piece of smoked acrylic in the back of what used to be the upped hard drive area, coming off the motherboard toward the front intake fan. It was very hard to get a good picture of the flame lit up. the inner (smaller) flame pieces are more defined when looking at it with the eye.

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The door is done and logo's are lit thumb.gif

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both doors looking good!

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Just some pictures of the mod for your enjoyment-

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Thats it for now, but there is still more to come!
Thanks for looking and leaving your thoughts cheers.gif
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drool.gif OMG that is so sick drool.gif awesome job man i especially love the mesh over the acrylic i just wish i could mod this good
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