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Hello all,
This will be my first build log on Overclock.net

So let me introduce my new project Bel Air.
Will be sponsored by
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For this project i will be modding the Cooler Master Cosmos II.

I won't go to much in to details of the things that will be changing of the case. That are things that u will have to find out your self, by following this project. biggrin.gif

The hardware for this project is still undiceited. It will all depend of the budget that is left after I'm done with the case self. I might use the hardware from my previous case mod Project White.

To cool all the hardware i will go for water cooling. This time I will do a dual loop and for this i will use copper pipes again. I know it is not something new but i just like to work with it. Plus it will fit perfect with the rest of the case and all the other details.

So lets start we have all seen the Cosmos II in one piece. For this i disassembled the case and placed all the parts on my floor witch was to small because the iron body couldn't fit on the picture tongue.gif

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Removed the all the HDD cages + Midplate and PSU stand.

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And the I/O backplate had to be removed.

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Also cutted out a part out of the back of the case.

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That is it for the case self. The rest u will all see later if u keep following biggrin.gif

The next thing i have done is drawing the shape for the new air vents in the side panel. I have gotten the idea from a corvette anniversary 1978 with my own touch to it ofc biggrin.gif

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With the sketch ready i just had to get the materials to make the design. Got my self some foam to start the modeling of the air vents.

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I had several attempts with different kind of tools. First one was with a knife that didn't go well.

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Then i thought of making a some kind of heath wire to cut in the foam.

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That plan has failed to tongue.gif my 12volt adapter wasn't strong enough to heat up the wire. Then i just purchased a tool to cut with.

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With the new tool in the hand a started to make the venting hole in the foam.

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This gives a better idea of how it will look like but still is not good enough. After some time i decided to make every piece apart if the vent.

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One side is done now i only need to make a copy of it in mirror image.

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And a picture of the garbage that was left behind.

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That was it for this start post hope u all like. biggrin.gif And stay tuned for the next update.

Alain
Edited by Alain-s - 11/1/12 at 7:18am
post #2 of 115
This looks promising smile.gif
Looks great so far, really like what you did with the foam venting holes very original biggrin.gif
Good luck on this build! subbed for sure!
post #3 of 115
Looking good so far, can't wait to see more biggrin.gif
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Subbed. Very interesting. thumb.gif
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Subbed, seen your last project and it's amazing.. and thanks for the help with the copper tube info smile.gif
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I'll sub it here dude !
Cant wait for the updates!
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Originally Posted by King Kai View Post

This looks promising smile.gif
Looks great so far, really like what you did with the foam venting holes very original biggrin.gif
Good luck on this build! subbed for sure!
Thanks King Kai biggrin.gif
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Subbed. Very interesting. thumb.gif
Thx for me the its the first time I have worked with this. But still a lot stuff need to happen with it.
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Looking good so far, can't wait to see more biggrin.gif
Thx axipher ^^
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Subbed, seen your last project and it's amazing.. and thanks for the help with the copper tube info smile.gif
Thank u Darr3n biggrin.gif glad I could have helped u.
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I'll sub it here dude !
Cant wait for the updates!
Thx ASPHIAX biggrin.gif

I hope to get all the products tomorrow. Then I have the hole weekend time to play with it. Then I can keep u all up to date of what is happening.
Enjoy the weekend.
post #8 of 115
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Small update about the new front grill of the case. The original design of the grill wont fit with the rest of the theme.

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Removed the mesh and started to cut in the plastic housing of the grill.

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After that i just had to file and sand the piece before it was ready for make over. biggrin.gif

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The 4 small pieces where placed on the rest part of the grill

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This will fit perfect on the place of the old grill. And it can also be removed like the original grill by just pulling on it. The only thing that i still need to so is reenforce the frame of it.

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When i recieved my parts of the grill i saw that i had made a little mistake. The curves of the grill all had angles in it. Not a big problem because i can file it round and sand it afterwards

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When they where done i could start shortening and number the parts.

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After all the small works i couldn't help my self to sand 2 pieces with a 240, 600, 1000grid paper. After that was done i polished it to get the maximum shininess.

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Placed all the parts on it. biggrin.gif

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I am 6 pieces short of the grill because i miss typed the number doh.gif but will be taking care of when the rest of the parts arrive biggrin.gif
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That front grille is looking amazing! hope to see this case mod come out great! was a huge fan of the shelby themed case, time to see what the boys at chevy can do to inspire! Good luck on your build

Sub'd for sure
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That front grille is looking amazing! hope to see this case mod come out great! was a huge fan of the shelby themed case, time to see what the boys at chevy can do to inspire! Good luck on your build
Sub'd for sure

Thanks shadowhero18,
I got inspired by all kinds of types and models of cars so it will be one big mix. biggrin.gif I am sure u all will like it.
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