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Project "Titan" cosmos 2 build

post #1 of 108
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Hello, My name is Shane and this is not my first computer build. However, this will be the first time i will be modding a case. My previous builds were just buying basic pieces and putting it all together. Have never done water cooling before either. I will be doing water cooling in this PC. Have not decided If i want just a contained unit for just the CPU or full system. I will be building off of the Cosmos 2 Case.

There was a build on here earlier based off of the Cosmos 2. A sick orange one i cannot remember the builder but will be using his work log as a guild for mine. I welcome ideas you guys/gals may have. This build will be stretched over a few months as my work schedule is very hectic right now and can only spend a few hours a week on it for now.

Thank you for taking a look biggrin.gif

Edit: feel like I need to put down the components I will be using. As they have changed a bit already, I expect them to change again in the future.

Main components
Case - Cooler Master Cosmos 2
- mods to case include but not limited to, window cut into side, HD bay removal, powder coated frame, air brushed exterior.
Motherboard - Asrock x99 extreme 6
CPU - Intel 5820k (still undecided, if funding allows will go 5960x)
Ram - g.skill ripsaw 32 GB
PSU - EVGA supernova p2 1200 watt
Hard drives - 2 Samsung 850 EVO 1TB drives and a Samsung 256GB m.2 card for the OS
GPU - 2 EVGA 980ti with water blocks

Have not looked too far into water cooling yet, but will post what I do know.

Water Cooling
Radiators - 360 and 2 240's xspc ex model with outer part painted white.
Reservoirs - 2 custom made from skeeper
Pumps - 2 swift tech 655 pumps with custom top. (Can't decide between white or blue pump case)
Fluids - mayhem uv clear with blue dye
Fittings - bits power fittings
Water blocks for CPU and GPU - unknown


IMG_20150518_083932_zpswsy7djnh.jpg

IMG_20150518_084201_zpsqlzjv2ii.jpg

Here are a couple shots of the outside of the case.
Edited by THERIDDLER - 7/5/15 at 2:22pm
post #2 of 108
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I took off the right door and have taken off the dust cover and black chrome hinges. After that I removed the 8 plastic caps on the top and bottom of the door. I do not have pictures of this as i forgot to take some. Under these plastic pieces are metal tabs that hold the metal shell to the plastic interior. Once the 8 top and bottom and 6 on the sides are pulled up I started to slowly peel the metal skin off the plastic piece.

This was very difficult as the tape is very sticky. Between using screw drivers and spatulas I managed to get the skin off with no damage to the metal piece and minor blemishes on the plastic piece from the screw drivers use in the beginning. After the removal of the metal piece I began to remove the double sided tape. Im using isopropyl alcohol and some goo gone to remove it. So far its been an hour and have only removed one level of the tape. I should get it all removed in the next few days.

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post #3 of 108
This will be a great experience for you, and I'm interested to see how it turns out!

By any chance do you have ideas on the insides, component wise?
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Logitech Combo mk520 Seasonic X Series 650W NXT Phantom 410 Logitech Combo mk520 
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post #4 of 108
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Well stopped for the day. Don't want to rush it. Here's what I have so far.
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As far as components I will have to find my list. 5690x? Can't remember the numbeR, crucial ram ddr4 32gb, either 2 980 or a titan x, x99 board probably Asus rampage, haven't decided on psu yet but know I want 1000 watt +, dual samsung 500GB SSD for OS amd games. And 2 tb drive for files, ect.

I've never done water cooling and want to with this build. So once I know what I need ill be ordering g those parts too. Will be replacing all fans just not sure woth what yet.
post #5 of 108
Dang, that is going to be sweet!

If you want, post the parts you are thinking about getting before you get them and OCN can let you know if you are making the right choices (especially when it comes to water-cooling).

Best of luck!thumb.gif
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CoolingOSOSMonitor
NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultamite 64 bit Arch Linux ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" HDMI Widescreen LC... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Combo mk520 Seasonic X Series 650W NXT Phantom 410 Logitech Combo mk520 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti  Samsung  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung  Seagate Barracuda HDD Crucial M4 SSD Corsair H80 
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Samsung  Crucial M4 64GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB ASUS 24x DVD Burner 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultamite 64 bit Arch Linux ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" HDMI Widescreen LC... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Combo mk520 Seasonic X Series 650W NXT Phantom 410 Logitech Combo mk520 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti  Samsung  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung  Seagate Barracuda HDD Crucial M4 SSD Corsair H80 
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Windows 7 Enterprise Seasonic M12II 750w Plexiglass 
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post #6 of 108
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I ordered my SSD and power supply so far. Two samsung 250 gb 850 evo and firepower silencer MKIII 850 watt
post #7 of 108
Subbed, love Cosmos mods!
post #8 of 108
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Well the one door is fully cleaned up. Next week I will draw out the window and cut it out.
IMG_20150522_170531_zpsffc4xlz0.jpg
IMG_20150522_162405_zpsoevvpj8z.jpg

And received my psu and SSD
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post #9 of 108
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Anyone know if you insulate the hollow gaps before putting door back together if it will help cut down on the sound? Or will it cause the internal Temps to rise too much?

I will be water cooling
post #10 of 108
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Well, she's all cleaned up and tape is on. When I get home from work I will be drawing out the window and making my first cuts



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