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[Build Log] CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000: SuperNova *Updates Incoming!*

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Project Name: SuperNova

Disclaimer:
I just thought I'd let everyone know that this is my very first case mod and my very first time using any form of power tools larger (or smaller) than an electric drill. My cuts may not be perfect and my ideas might not be amazing but bear with me as I delve into my first modding experience and hope for the best! Wish me luck!

Project Name Reasoning:
I'm going with "SuperNova" because the EVGA Super Nova 1300W G2 PSU and because of the red (lighting/decals) plus it will have a slightly radioactive theme with the fan grills and radioactive symbol decals that will be mounted on the case.


Goals for Build:
The main goals for this build are to create a case that will last me many years without needing an upgrade and to do the Cosmos 1000 justice. I set out with the goal of "lets make the Cosmos 1000 right, how it should've been done in the first place" and I'm hoping that I will have accomplished that by the time this mod log comes to a close.


Updates:
Never fear this mod log will not die! It will be completed! The pictures may not be the best and the hardware may not be fancy and there may not be any super blinged out watercooling but its still a true mod log. I'm trying to create an amazing case that if done correctly, will be able to out last any other case and look fine doing it. biggrin.gif


Note:
Although this log will feature the installment of hardware into this case it will be mainly focused on the modification of the Cosmos 1000 case itself. Sorry, no fancy hardware here... Yet. wink.gif


Hardware List and Status:
Here is the legend. Green means I’ve already got it. Orange means its been ordered. Red means I’m still deciding/researching the item, or waiting because I don’t yet need the part.

Case
  • CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000
  • CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 Side Panel Window (Refurbished)

Main Guts
  • CPU: Intel I7-3820
  • Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
  • GPU: Powercolor AX7990
  • Memory: 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 2133MHz
  • PSU: EVGA Super Nova 1300W G2

Storage
  • Storage Drive: WD Caviar Black 1TB
  • OS Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB

Cooling
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i

Monitoring and Control
  • To Be Decided

Misc
  • Monitor: Dell 23 inch LCD
  • Speakers: Logitech 2.1 System/AudioTechnica ATH-AD500's
  • Blu-Ray/DVD Reader/Writer: Samsung 12x

Mod Parts/Tools
  • Silverstone Aero Slots
  • Black and Decker 3 Speed RTX Rotary Tool
  • IRWIN 18 TPI Bi-Metal Jigsaw Blade
  • Cosmos 1000 Letters/Numbers
  • Frozen CPU 120mm Chrome Biohazard Laser Cut Grills x2
  • NZXT Premium Sleeved Bright LED Kit - 2 Meter - Red
  • Various Other Decals


Inspiration and Resources
  • The entire OCN community. (Been lurking here for awhile now!)
  • OCN Member ChurchofVirus: "Girls! Girls! Girls!" Build Log -- Very interesting theme here. tongue.gif
  • OCN Member bob808 : “Almost done w/ Cosmos 1000 build” Build Log -- Went on to do an amazing Cosmos II Log!
  • OCN Member cpachris: For this post setup! Hope he doesn't mind that I stole it! wink.gif Check out his log "BBBB" here on OCN!
  • CoolerMaster Cases

(If all else fails and I don't end up posting pictures of the rest of the modding in progress I WILL be back with finished pictures! Don't you worry!)
Edited by Insan1tyOne - 12/10/13 at 9:23am
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LG 34UM95-P ErgoDox EZ EVGA G1 1000W Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX 
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Update 1: (OP Updated!)

Here is the case torn completely down and ready for the final cuts, sorry I don't have pictures of the case pre-tear down I decided to do a mod log on this case part way through... Oops! rolleyes.gif Also the lines I drew for my cable management cutouts are completely terrible... Anyone have any helpful tips on how to draw some better, more accurate lines?











The two rad cutouts marked! I will be cutting out the square areas from the case and welding in new aluminum and then drilling new holes for mounting 120mm fans. The top cutout will be a 360 rad and the bottom will be a 240 rad. (As you can see the case had a previous owner other than me, this person did not treat the case very well!)





Both side doors (and top panel) completely cleaned and foam free! (For those of you who don't know: The stock side doors had sound dampening foam glued to them with some heavy duty mounting glue and it does not come off easily! I spent a total of 4 hours scraping/washing/applying acid/and repeating until both doors were completely clean and ready for paint!) One door is all marked out for a window cut too. biggrin.gif









The front panel and front door all taped up and ready for cutting/painting! Plus the mesh that I'll be re-purposing to cover the bottom 120 x 2 rad mount! Then the front panel IO that I modded a bit and removed the firewire and E-SATA plugs for the sake of less cables to deal with!









And finally, the part you've all been waiting for... The goods! I got in some clear acrylic for the window and some black hex mesh to use throughout the build. I also have an Akasa Harddrive Expansion Kit (Since I removed all the ugly HDD bays from the Cosmos), my trusty blue painters tape, my piece of aluminum I'll be using to create new parts for the case, and finally my 360 rad mount template, that's been very useful!







Alright that's all for now folks, hope to be back soon with more updates! Thanks for looking!
Edited by Insan1tyOne - 7/13/13 at 8:02am
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post #3 of 19
Looking forward to the rest of the build.
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Originally Posted by JockThatCamel View Post

Looking forward to the rest of the build.

Thanks! I am too, I'm hoping to get back in the shop and working on it Sunday! Make sure you check back for the progress as I have more mods parts and more cool ideas on the way! thumb.gif
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post #5 of 19
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Mini-Update 1: (Small Box Many Pieces)

Today I received a package from Amazon that contained the last few parts that I need to do the real modding to this case!

A Black and Decker 3 Speed RTX Rotary Tool (Basically a Dremel 4000 for half the price), a new blade for my Jig-Saw and some nice Silver Stone Aero Slots!



Also some lettering and numbers to stick on the side panel to let everyone know (after painting it) that this case is indeed still a Cosmos 1000 at heart! biggrin.gif



Thanks for looking everyone!
Edited by Insan1tyOne - 7/15/13 at 4:12pm
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post #6 of 19
Looking good. I am subbing to this.
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for the record i had that dremel. It caught fire. I no longer have that dremel.
post #8 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrsouldat View Post

Looking good. I am subbing to this.

Thanks for checking out my Mod Log!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elyminator View Post

for the record i had that dremel. It caught fire. I no longer have that dremel.

Interesting... They seemed to be highly recommended by all the guys over at MNPC Tech and the reviews on amazon were great! But we'll see I guess... That'll make for some good pictures if that's the case! cool.gif
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Originally Posted by Insan1tyOne View Post

Thanks for checking out my Mod Log!
Interesting... They seemed to be highly recommended by all the guys over at MNPC Tech and the reviews on amazon were great! But we'll see I guess... That'll make for some good pictures if that's the case! cool.gif
yeah don't get me wrong it worked awesome... but uhh yeah i might have just gotten a dud good luck with the rest of your mod!
post #10 of 19
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Update 2: My friend the hole-saw...

I've done a lot of cool stuff since the last update and I'm pretty proud of it considering this is my first ever case mod! tongue.gif Feel free to check it out below!

Here are the three panels that I was working on today. The two front panels and the top panel. I cut 2 x 120mm holes in the two front panels and then modded the top panel for more airflow. (And a cooler look!) But I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with the front door, besides scraping off the rest of the adhesive tape. I really like that large steel mesh but should I paint it, or leave it rusty and make the case look more beat up for that radiation themed look?







Then we have the main case body itself which I cut in a 240 rad mount with screw holes and all. Looks a lot better this way IMO. wink.gif







And last but not least some cool money shots of the whole group together!





Thanks for looking everyone and keep checking back every so often because I'm always working on this project little by little and I have more ideas and parts on the way! Stay tuned!
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