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appreciated,
tomorrow we'll have a look at the 3rd black coating and some acrylic paint jobs to do cheers

Edit:
Made the 3rd thin black coat today (dry time was 3 days) and the push-in knobs, PCI Slot screws, PCI blends, HDD holders with normal acrylic black paint without hardener.

black matte finish paint tomorrow...stay tuned
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I finally made the last layer/ coat of transparent matte and I was quite happy with the result, although not perfect of course especially the edges would have to be touched up before final use.

Anyways, did the brackets, case screws and bay holders as well as the original blue push button to release the bays.
I also had the temporary HDD alu heat sink coated with the front blend

I still like the 'Porsche Design' frame look of the original casing that's why i leave it at that at the moment, lets see with the top cover and the legs and handle bars at the end but it should come together nicely.

I think a sleek looking mat finish gives the case a better appearance and sporty look but that's just my taste.

for the acrylic/perspex parts like the push button and inlet, just use acrylic paint pure without hardener or mat finish, the material was to coarse and it did not look good, a bit shiny can't heart either...
















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did some work last night and today, small update

removed the heat sinks on the mobo and removed the yellowish TIM and applied arctic M4 to both chips and re-attached the heat sinks.

I used kind of Q-Tip to remove the sticky part, I also removed the fan and heat sink and added new TIM there as well.










Next on was the CPU, the setup was quite easy and simple and I left stock backplate 1 in as it was. since it was already tested and mentioned in the guide i did

not clean it yet with distilled water but probably have a run through






Then GPU which took a bit longer to disassemble










I rinsed the radiators where the dual rad was okay but the single rad had too much green oxidation and till now i can not remove it, tried, vinegar, sodium

hydroxide and so on, lots of chunk and black and yellow bits coming out, probably have to scrap the single rad and go for the option with the additional triple

rad at the back, lets see

single


dual


thats it for now, cheers
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Subbed! Looking good so far
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cheers, more coming this week, promise ;-)
    
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looks great, i love your case.
The cosmos S is like my dreams (They never come to me )
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thanks guys!
well now since i bought it I discovered some improvements which CM could make for that price they charge, so the next case will be probably the Obsidian 800D, but thats some years ahead now...
Cosmos S all over has some 'big headroom' and with the size of the 'Eiffel Tower' I could fit the dual rad easily, might even think of a triple rad beast there...
another motivation i bought it was the advantage of the huge side fan intake, nice one and should get better airflow and temps on the mobo and gpu pcb...

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I had a look at the dual rad installation today.

4 fans work in push/pull and are configured with the two TFC shrouds as 'intake' blowing air in and pushing air through the rad.

the installation sheet mentions that a shroud makes only sense in push configuration, unfortunately the triple rad on top will be using push/pull but by blowing hot air from inside the case, out, and not cool air from outside in.

therefore it might not be the best solution but i have only two outtakes with two intakes so i think this configuration makes sense for better airflow, but correct me if I am wrong.

Anyways, I did not drill or cut anything on the cage just used rad brackets from UN and it works quite well, to note is that i had to use spacers in the exact same thickness as they were not provided, as I used 4 brackets but would need four spacers for the 4 other screws to mount the fans on the rad.

Added a a piece of cut AKASA sound dampening mat below the rad and might cover the entire bottom area with it at the end to give it a clean finish, further by closing of the second fan guard to the right as I will not be using it with a fan.





I also saw off the plastic handle of the bottom filter guard to make some space and 'clean-look'




moving on, i test installed the mobo to see the space around it, discovered that when removing the ugly stickers a hologram 'void' layer appears, nice ;-)




I was eager to see the modular PSU with its originally black sleeving and i will leave it like it is as i don't want to open the PSU and I am not good in sleeving so i better buy sleeved braids, works great...






I placed the two pumps at the bottom of the case, now, it seems I have two options, either leaving them on the bottom and make a compression fitting link with 90 degree fittings or I separate both pumps and level them at mobo height off but would need to make sort of a 'platform'

One friend mentioned that he connects the pump with the CPU then to the rad, then res and back to pump so there is no aeration issues.


However it does not leave me with much space now and the bottom area looks okay but I am not that experienced, might think about it a bit more and see if a platform does indeed makes up for less aeration issues, any advice? Some work logs I have seen are using the bottom area as well, some use the HDD cage for installing it on middle height, guess its choice of preference.




I also added the gpu and EK block to see the fittings to the res/pump back and the CPU to GPU connection.




If I look down from the opening the side intake fan is close to the GPU block but not touching it, nice cool air coming in there....

Still need to wait for the triple rad and fittings to arrive on next Wednesday, can't wait...

let's have a close look at the lighting and front panels the next days till the rad arrives...
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I'm still sorry for my RIIIE, and 5970, too many problems with both, but it looks really tight, good job~
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