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BORG COSMOS II - Reboot: Borg Cube Panel Part 01

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Here is my new build !
Its my personal system this time that is getting a facelift !

BORG COSMOS II

And back to Star Trek, my first love ! My favorite badguys were always the BORG. Half man / Half machine, NO merci, Adaptive shields and a killer one liner : RESISTANCE IS FUTILE !!!

here are some pics that i used for inspiration.

Man that case is big ! I just love the quality and design of the COSMOS II
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I have got some idea's but nothings fixed on this one. No sponsors again so no rules , just having fun and thinking it all up as we go!

Now to post some work pics
Let me know what you think !
Edited by ASPHIAX - 10/26/13 at 3:17am
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OK, I am not going to bore you with taking apart a Cosmos II. That has been captured so many times now !

My plan was to put 2 x 480 radiator in the bottom of the case. But the PSU was posing a problem. I was planning on making a false bottom to house it but the i stumbled upon Vandalo's BRILLIANT idea! This is so much more stylish and completely takes away all the problems I had. I think we will see this configuration many more times! (I only think its fair to credit him with the link to his work here ) Only thing I did was to place a additional layer of plexi for some bling !
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I was able to squize a couple of 480 rads out of the budget. Also the John Lund reservoirs just stuck in my mind from the first day i saw them over 2 years ago. I just had to wait for the right project to come along to use them !
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On to the next job. I want to continue the green UV reactive plexi line I created with the PSU. So after a couple of hours of sawing filing and sanding it was ready !
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Here I lit up the plexi with a front cathode. The idea is to cover it up with a vinyl sticker and place a UV led strip underneath.
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Placed both the radiators and made a couple of coverplates. Again a lot of sawing and filing but Aluminukm is such a great material to work with!
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Perspective ..
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To place the SSD's I use the bending bench to work a piece of alu. Fits beautifully !
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Cause I am paying for it all and not using any sponsors, i had to take out the UD7 and 2600k out of the EURISKO. Still pretty good hardware and with this cooling power It will clock nicely !
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HA , that is why I NEVER throw anything away (to my wife's delight!) I had to find a way to cover up the fittings of the reservoirs. That's where the pile of old HDD platters come in.
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And sometimes you just have to be a little lucky. How is this for a perfect fit?
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Just a quick couple of shots with a large UV cathode.
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Also was able to score a third 580 gtx and a old line EKWB block. Just have to think on something for the SLI bridge that sticks out like a sore thumb
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On to the next job, placing the UV led strip underneath the front grill of the COSMOS.
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Just had to slightly dremel the inside to make it wedge a little and keep it into place!
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Placed the Antec proquiet fans on the 480's
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Sticker Time !!!
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And that was it for this update !
More to come soon !
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So far this is looking amazing, loved Star Trek and I'm loving this borg themed build. thumb.gif
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This looks absolutely stunning. Subbed biggrin.gif
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Oh I'm already looking forward to more stuff, love star trek, love the borg and the build is looking extremely good thumb.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fateful_Ikkou View Post

So far this is looking amazing, loved Star Trek and I'm loving this borg themed build. thumb.gif
Thanks! Will be posting some new content this weekend!
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This looks absolutely stunning. Subbed biggrin.gif
Thanks! I will use mayhems green UV and emerald green dye to mix the coolant colour to match the UV plexi exactly !
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Oh I'm already looking forward to more stuff, love star trek, love the borg and the build is looking extremely good thumb.gif
biggrin.gif Thanks! I am thinking of doing the non window side of the Cosmos either with a special paint of the Queen and Locutus or do a Cube like structure sticking out of the side.
But first got to get all the plumbing right !
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dear lord.. so awsome.. i cannot belived where you placed the psu.. crazy but soo cool mate.. also.. kickass hardware..

ps-- remember thta your psu will indeed blow warm air into your case, you need to change the internal fan of the psu in order to exahust the air from the inside.
Edited by Yukss - 11/16/12 at 3:06pm
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ps-- remember thta your psu will indeed blow warm air into your case, you need to change the internal fan of the psu in order to exahust the air from the inside.
Thanks for the headsup, greatly appreciated!
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Thanks for the headsup, greatly appreciated!
np, subscribe btw.. so awsome.. thumb.gif
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