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[Completed](CM COSMOS Redux) Daddy's weekend project

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PROJECT COMPLETE: SEE POST #2 FOR FINAL PICS OR ENJOY OTHER POSTS IN THREAD FOR PROGRESS PICS

Just did this build about 2 months ago, feeling the itch to change something. Last parts should come in tomorrow.

1. Replace the 12x12 clear window kit with 17"x13" blue UV plexi window
2. Paint Windowed Side Panel Black
3. Redo some of the cable management holes and add extension cables for the 24pin and 8pin power cables.
4. Paint the entire interior of the case black.
5. Add terminal bus blocks for everything operating off 12v.
6. Add two toggle switches to the front of the case for two blue cold cathode tubes and two uv cold cathode tubes.
7. Replace Tuniq Tower fan with Silenx 120.
8. Lapping Q6600 and TT120
9. Drill out more vent holes in the bottom of the HDD cage.
10. Create a plexiglass enclosure for the two back-to-back 120s in the drive bays.

If I have time this weekend (I doubt) I'm going to also paint the Cosmos bars and the back side panel black as well. I kinda want to wait for that cause I'm in the middle of a move and case is on floor atm. In the new place it has a spot on the desk. I don't want to scratch it and have to redo the paint... may wait on this.

Wish me luck !!!
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HERE IS THE FINAL PRODUCT... YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT THE QUICK VIDEO ON MY YOUTUBE PAGE:









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post #3 of 24
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First Day: 03/11/2008

Picture of case before project:


Window Template:


Side Panel in Question... Prepare to get butchered:


F'ing Adhesive.. GRRRRRRRRR


Right here I was thinking "This may have been a bad idea"


Oh yeah


Need...... more......power......


Now for the cleaning:


Preping for template:


Measure twice and cut once:


Cross fingers and pull trigger... do not close eyes ;-p




Grinding down the edges and evening everything out


About two hours of hand sanding


Prep'd and ready for Primer


First coat of Primer is on.



Box of supplies should be in tomorrow. Did another two coats of primer tonight, will do final finished coats tomorrow and cut uv blue plexi to size.
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post #4 of 24
You're killing me!
Good luck
post #5 of 24
So you're running your PC caseless now?
post #6 of 24
thats nice + and i'm here for the ride
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oOo i wanna see this more pictures and updates gogo!
 
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post #8 of 24
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480mm x 4800mm Blue UV Plexi


Got rest of supplies for project


Traced out size of window




Three coats of primer and three coats of base


plexi is cut and ready to go


ready to mount




Applied 4010 adhesive tape


Finished Side Panel Pics






Going to drill, mount and route wires for the two top/front mounted switches which will controll the four cold cathodes tonight.. will start to disassemble the pc tomorrow and prep to paint case tomorrow.

Will post updates soon.
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post #9 of 24
woah, I like the window
Whats that you used as a cutting template for the plexi?
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post #10 of 24
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The Cosmos side panel is two parts, outer panel and inner locking mechanism. If you put a window in the Cosmos, it has to fit inside of that locking mechanism bracket. So I took the panel apart and used it as a template.
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