[Build Log] Arctic Water

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by B NEGATIVE, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE Active Member

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    Another month and another build,this time for an OC3D member,Omega Stalker.
    This build is based around the massive CosmosII from Coolermaster,a very well appointed beast of a case!

    The theme running thru this is a white/black/copper colour scheme with some icy touches...

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    These are coming out for 2 240 Koolance rads...

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    Looks about right for 2 large bays....

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    Magoo approves this post!

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    And the mandatory Cosmos 'bird of prey' pose.

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    Leta make a start on the cooling..

    Omega got a great deal on some Koolance rads and decided he wants to go with those,these 240 rads have a neat party trick!

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    Prep and primered.

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    These will be white. Thanks Koolance for making my life easier.

    Now,you cant leave the 360 on its own,it need some love too!

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    Just waiting for Paints 4 u to get the white paint then i can do the rads,finish them off and turn my attention to the outside of the case.

    Large window cutouts to do,lots of interior paneling out and more tasty things....
     
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    Today i get on with the paint triage and the dis-assembly.
    Not hard to do but you must be careful,the tab plastics are thin and wont take abuse..

    Lets start by getting those doors off,nicely made and with the best hinges i have seen on a case.

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    Clear out the endless drive bays from the now rad bay.

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    Magoo surveys the scrap for potential morsels...

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    Greedy boy....

    Top panel.

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    Separated for painting..

    The usual sharp edges from the fold tabs made me a few choice expletives a few times

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    And the now exposed 360 rad mounts.

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    Surgery performed and parts stacked up for prep.

    Magoo is making pointed reminders about dinner in the background....

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    Oooge fan!

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    So now its paint prep time,the more effort i put in now,the better the result!

    I wont bore you with all the prep photo's when im done,you must of seen that kind of thing endlessly now....
     
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    OmegaStalker sent down the pump top he is using,a dual loop EK D5 top.


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    As you can see,this one is crop circle free....and better for it...
     

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    What is this? 2mm Copper? Shiny copper? Luuuurvely copper....

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    This is going to be for the front panel and pump tops,plus any detailing that i want to pick out...
     
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    Take one plain looking EK dual top..

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    Add copper and a whole lot of manual metal working...

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    This piece needs to be hit with a bench buffer before it goes on,i have seen one at a good price so that will be my next purchase for the 'lab'
    There will be a matching piece for the pump side too,should look good when its done.
     
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    Its been a bit busy recently but today I made a start on the back plate for the pumps.
    Its roughed out,I need to take some fine files to it to finish it off.

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    Round the corners and finalize the shape then off to the buffer!
     
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    Small progress....

    Knocked the copper back with 1600 W/D ready for some bench polishing (when the bloody thing arrives)

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    Holding off the final profiling of the corners until i have some pumps in.

    Brightens up an otherwise ordinary pump top....wishing for a drill press too i think,would of made the hole drilling much easier than the trusty 18v cordless...
     
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    Great Pictures! :D I'm loving this thread! Impressive work!! :D
     
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    Some progress.

    Fans and rads painted and soon to be fitted,got some 240 rad stands coming so i can clear out the bottom bay.
    I could of got a pair of 360 rads in the space under there!

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    Top 360 in,this will have a mesh cover over the rad face or may make a rad guard out of copper sheet....Time took get hammer out!

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    Top panel painted.

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    Does that dog come with the case if so were can i buy it?.
     
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    I dont own Magoo,Magoo owns me...

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    He be Gangsta Yo.
     
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    Sorry about the wait,I have been waiting for forever for my sheet metal bender.

    Thankfully it arrived today so i got on with the shrouds and rad mounts

    Lower bay has been cleared of all the excess junk so i can get to work.

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    In the bay.

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    The PSU end of the shroud will be detailed with a plexi window to show off the PSU

    You can see the midplate is in,the pump mount is cut and ready to fit and the first of the rad mounts in the lower bay is done.
    I will be getting the rad mount on the other side finished and the shroud for the drive bays done.

    Once all the metal work has been done then i will move on to finishing the paint work.
     
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    Just loving your work as ever- top quality, fantastic attention to detail and for me best of all, plain and simple.

    Looking orward as ever to seeing t'updates for this and your other ongoing mods- you sure is one busy fella
     

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    Thanks Mate!

    And for the other side...

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    Cant do one side and not the other,this is a double sided case design so it has to look good front and back.
     
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    A little teaser....

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    Awesome work Mister Negative.
     
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    looking good.........
     
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    Good to see you here Hukkel.

    Thanks man!

    Omega Stalker has settled on what he wants 'under the bonnet' as it where.

    3770k and a Z77 Sabertooth,this is the second one I have used as they just look and perform great!
    A good choice all round from what i see!

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    Just need to breadboard it all for problems before i mod the armour and ram.

    Initially there was a 3570 going in but Omega found a 3770k in his price bracket and jumped on it fast,wise move i think.
     

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