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Project: LOTUS (case mod)


Always wanted to do a case mod, but never had any ideas of what to do. After talking so some peeps about water cooling we found a bunch of crazy setups with a Cosmos S, instantly I felt inspired to work with that case. I wouldn't be losing any cooling efficiency either since the fan placement for intakes on the Cosmos along with exhaust would make it a great replacement for my Antec.

Now this is just probably going to be a case mod so far. I was originally planning on doing my first water build in this case, but more and more I think about maintenance to keep it running good, plus the fact that I will need more than juts a triple rad I decided to can it.

Here are some concept pics of some ideas I had floating around for paint schemes:










Final Pics (Rev. 1):















Edited by nascasho - 6/1/10 at 1:45am
    
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Little update (6/1/2010):









Edited by nascasho - 6/1/10 at 1:43am
    
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I really like the 2nd concept pic that you have done. This case is one the most beautiful cases and hardest to work on when it comes to cable management. Still cuts you made look good looking forward to see how you progress.
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i like it so far nice design man
btw i like the second to last picture/concept the best
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Looks good, I can say because that's the same paint job as my cosmos s
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alienware View Post
I really like the 2nd concept pic that you have done. This case is one the most beautiful cases and hardest to work on when it comes to cable management. Still cuts you made look good looking forward to see how you progress.


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Originally Posted by Lieutenant_Dan View Post
i like it so far nice design man
btw i like the second to last picture/concept the best
That ended up being my final design surprisingly because it seemed the easiest to do. Gonna dremel out the logo on a clear piece of acrylic.

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Looks good, I can say because that's the same paint job as my cosmos s
Lol, white + black on this case looks epic.
    
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OOpps, forgot to post what will be going in it:

This exact machine... just w/o the case .


And white lighting instead of red like here:
    
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It's a shame you chose not to continue the work log.. I'm sure it'll turn out great, just don't forget about us.
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Very nice sleeve job, also for sure keep on modding and updating I have subbed this post. Hopefully you will continue and the Paint job looks AWESOME +Rep
post #10 of 46
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Getting closer to final. Just waiting on Acrylic panels for the PSU and the white/ red sleeve kit I ordered. Some other things like the panels have to be adjusted a tad bit more, but other than that, it's pretty much done.







    
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