Hello and thanks for checking out my project log. I'm ChurchofVirus, strange name perhaps but don't read into it, you can call me Church or CoV as well. This is a project I just recently finished, and I'd like to share my trials and tribulations with you. This is my first time posting in this forum, but I have been a long time reader.
This idea came to me shortly after I finished my last mod. I've named this mod 'Girls! Girls! Girls!', stripper themed case. Stripper you ask? Well you read it correct. My inspiration for this mod had actually developed from those hardworking dancing girls who bring entertainment to men and women worldwide. A tribute perhaps? After the idea came to me I began searching for a case that not only caught my eye and had an amount of features that I could make use of, but I also wanted a case that would allow me to add more flash and wow than my last. I avoided the Cosmos S model since it seemed to lack some of the extra features that that 1000 model had that I could use.
My major focuses for alterations to this case will be a 'thinning' of the guts as well as two ambitious door mods. The left side will feature a window for all the viewing pleasures for the hardware and also will include a silhouette of a stripper. The right side will have a mock 'live girls neon sign'. Fancy lighting and new grills. The paint scheme will be bronze and sparkle purple, for the flash. I don't want to give away too much, so now you have a vague idea of what I'll be doing. I hope you enjoy seeing what I created.
2/11/09 - Mini-Update I: Goodies
2/13/09 - Update II: Cosmetics
2/13/09 - Update III: Metal Finish Work
2/15/09 - Update IV: Paint I
2/17/09 - Update V: Paint II
2/20/09 - Update VI: Cosmetics II
2/22/09 - Mini-Update II: Mini-Update II
2/22/09 - Mini-Update II Part II - Hardware
2/25/09 - Mini-Update III - Mini-Update III
3/1/09 - Update VII: Let there be Light.. some of it anyways.
3/4/09 - Update VIII: Curves
3/6/09 - Mini-Update IV - Mini-Update IV
3/10/09 - Finale - Finale
Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 - An Overview and Dissection
Just for reference and to show off an already pretty stylish case, I bring you the 'stock' Cosmos 1000.
Ooooo, check out that box on this one..
The case also came with this little tool kit. ^^
Dust is ftl.
So as you can see already, this case is a pretty solid one. Well built and with plenty of handy features.. Now sadly I have lost the pictures I took of the case dismantling.. but I pulled these together to give at least an idea. The case really gets down to barebones. Tons of removeable pieces. I have also popped all the rivets so I could do the work needed to be done easier..
Pile o' Stuff
You might notice some cuts in the pictures above, I'll get to those on my next update. So what we have so far is a dismantled case ready to be manhandled. So next update I'll have the work on the cuts and prep before paint. Until the next time.