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Does inverted ATX help with temps?
Im not 100% sure at this moment in time! my main reason for doing it is that you can see the gpu block better
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Looking pretty good!

The wrapped interiors are going to look great!
liking the custom basment aswell!

Good stuff!
Thanks man i hope so biggrin.gif
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I have a great feeling about this one! Acrylic walls look sharp thumb.gif

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post #32 of 39
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UPDATE

So over the weekend i didnt get alot done! was way too hot to be using a heat gun!

Took a couple small deliveries on friday! but im still waiting on my M3 tap.


Enough cutting wheels? been going through these like crazy so ordered 15 or so.


Ordered another 50 black pop rivets for when putting the case back together! got 50 for 3 pounds which isnt too bad i dont think


Also got 20 black m3 hex cap bolts! These will be for the mounting of ssds and reservoirs.


So i cut the right angle to size and placed in! looks so sweet! really clean


So heres a Asus m-atx mobo i have lying around. I did a test fit and as you can see it doesnt fit because of the basement! Time for some more bending.


Heres another shot of how far out it is! need to move it down around 4-5cm


So half way through bending i push a little too hard and bahm! it snapped :'( so annoyed! i didnt have any spare either so i had to improvise.


Heres how i decided to fit it! im going to attach the front right angle also but the glue i used is super strong so its pretty rigid now!


So once i fixed it, i put it all into place to see how it looks and it looks sweeeeeeettttttt


heres a shot of how i got around the mobo problem! just bent it down and under rather than just down! im going to be fixing that gap also


Heres a view from the top! obviously a 360 rad will be here so i need to cut some of it away but for now im going to leave it


mobo tray installed!


Fitted the ssd to the acrylic mounts i ordered! these are going to be sanded, then illuminated also.

Drilled 4 more mounting holes for my m3 screws


With the mounting holes


There is going to be 2 ssds in the final build, but im not sure where to mount them! Which one do you think? either here one above the other


Here, both beside eachother lent up


or here, in the side wall of the basement one either end?


So here i started marking out what needs to be cut away for the top mounted rad.


And measured and cut the acrylic mount for the top rad!!


Thats all i have for now! let me know where you think i should mount the ssds!! Also if i mount the ssds on the floor, the reservoir will be on the wall, and vice versa! let me know biggrin.gif
post #33 of 39
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UPDATE/TEASER

So ive had this in the pipeline since the start, and i surprised no one has mentioned it from my original sketches. But ill let the pics spoil the surprise


Wait?! what are they? hinges?! yes they are! on my original side panel renders you'll see theres hinges at the rear and a handle up front. Thats what these are for! So im going to hinge both doors so they dont use the slide mechanism anymore

I dont see this in builds very often but its something i liked about the cosmos II. Also no these hinges arent detachable, but im working on it! So for now these are just a test to see how good it works

Some more pictures


JUst a picture of where they will go. Dont worry this horrid panel is being replaced


Some major dremeling is needed in order to make this work!!


What fastners do we prefer? Black m3 hex nuts or black rivets? I think hex nuts are better as they can be removed when needed


I like the hex nuts tbh


I had work today so couldnt get a full start on this but im going to be doing it tomorrow! so stay tuned!!
Edited by MWildd - 7/24/13 at 2:04pm
post #34 of 39
rivits will look better.
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post #35 of 39
IMHO, I think the rivets look best

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post #36 of 39
Rivets look wayyyyyy better,

The lower profile looks better on an already raised hinge!
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UPDATE

so i made a start on the hinged door! i took the side panel that im going to be replacing and tested on that. Im replacing because of the horrid fan grills.

Its a bit sketchy at the moment.


So first off i dremeled the lip of the door off, so it can swing round


I then cut 2 pieces out of the back panel, this is so the hinges can sit flush with the side and so the door isnt protruding out.


Pop riveted the hinges to the back panel. May change to bolts later


For the side panel to sit flat when closed i had to remove the pins that hold it in when sliding on. Shown above


Drilled holes in the door! some nasty scratches! but as said this panel is being replaced



ANNDDDDDDDDDDDDD its mounted. Was pretty easy to do in the end.

From using it and opening/closing etc. Theres a couple things that i need to do. The back panel is pretty flimsy, so unless i have the other door on, the whole chassis flex's. So i need to reinforce the back panel, also the door needs some reinforcements as it is pretty flimsy now. But other than that it works great!

Im also going to get some catches so the door stays closed.

In other things ive been doing today:


Front panel i/o is looking pretty good. If it turns out to look horrible idrc, as ill just remove it all together


The mounting for it is in ideal location though. Going to attach it to the side.


Also as shown in the other update, i cut the top panel so i can fit a 360 rad up there! This is after the cut


This is after i filed it., Going to take a piece of sand paper to it aswell and maybe coat it with some black from the back side



So thats what ive done today! let me know what you think of the doors biggrin.gif
post #38 of 39
I think the doors might come out looking AWESOME! I'm excited to see what this looks like when you knock it out. The doors are the one thing that I'm really thinking could come out poorly. But everything else you've done indicates otherwise, so let's see some modding!
 
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any updates? i'm lovin all of it. thumb.gif
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