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Posted · Original PosterOP

It's... Just... So... Beautiful...

Hey guys what's up so I got a bit of an update, of course I'm now posting these updates first on my website so I guess you can check my profile for that link. Anyways I have started ordering my water cooling parts! First to arrive is the res and wow is it one beauty. Oddly enough it's actually a little short even at 400mm I wish EK made a 450 res but a man can dream. Gallery for that below.

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Mmm so nice. I absolutely can't wait to get this upgrade started. Here it is in the case.

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Ok and I finally got my new bay cover and well it's damaged too so I guess that's what I get for trying to get parts for a case so old.

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Well I should be ordering more stuff soon so I'll post an update then.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Posted · Original PosterOP

nice build and the way you have done that gpu power cable have given me some inspiration for my build

 

Thanks. Glad I could inspire you and I would love to see some pics of your rig if you plan on making a gallery or build log.

 

Following. Interesting build.

Thank you.

Tiny update I received my pump top today(ordered it from the states) and well silly me having to be at work wasn't home to actually receive it so i will have to pick it up tomorrow. Also just ordered a bunch of stuff a little earlier today for my pump, rads, fittings etc which will hopefully arrive middle of next week. A lot of my parts may seem miss matched but it's all that I could really afford right now and all that was available at the place I ordered from(don't want to be paying anymore shipping costs which is over $100 now). However I believe I got all the parts I need looks wise for the main bits that should be permanent even if I upgrade. Meaning this is the stuff for the res, external fill and drain port, rads etc.

I will update tomorrow when I pick up my pump top.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Nice!

I'm still using the Original Cosmos (1000). Compre to the Cosmos S, I find the S to be much lighter. I do like the touch sensor power button, cover for the front i/o ports, and your case has 3x top mount fans, while my only has 2. One thing missing from the Cosmos S is a reset switch. 

There are other Cosmos cases like Pure, ESA, Black Label, II, and SE


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Nice!

I'm still using the Original Cosmos (1000). Compre to the Cosmos S, I find the S to be much lighter. I do like the touch sensor power button, cover for the front i/o ports, and your case has 3x top mount fans, while my only has 2. One thing missing from the Cosmos S is a reset switch. 

There are other Cosmos cases like Pure, ESA, Black Label, II, and SE

Thanks. I don't mind that there's no reset switch as I never really needed one and if I did while doing overclocks I have a little push button one I can attach temporarily to the mobo. That or if you hold your finger on the power switch it will shut the computer off no matter what then I just restart it. While There are other cases like the Cosmos S and the Cosmos II is really nice I don't feel like spending so much money on a new case when mine is still ok.

 

Oh and all my parts have been ordered. Here's the list:

  • EK-Supremacy – Acetal Nickel (Model 2012) x1 (shipped)
  • DazMode STORM D5 VARIO 8-24V Pump w/TACH cable x1 (shipped)
  • Triple DarkSide Radiator – DS360-P x1 (shipped)
  • Triple LP360 Extra Slim Radiator x1 (shipped)
  • DazMode Protector x2 (shipped)
  • 3/8″ID – 5/8″OD Straight Low Compression Fitting – Black Chrome x6 (shipped)
  • 90-degree Swivel Angled for 10mm x 16mm (3/8in x 5/8in) *Black* x7 (shipped)
  • Clear G1/4″ Crystal Stop Fitting III V2 x1 (shipped)
  • 1/2″ (12mm) DarkSide High Density Cable Sleeving – Jet Black 1Ft x10 (shipped)
  • 4+4 EPS 12″ (30cm) HSL DarkSide Single Braid Cable – Red UV x1 (shipped)
  • Compact Fill Port / Drain Port Valve – Nickel x1 (shipped)
  • G1/4″ Crystal Lighting Stop Fitting Module W/ 3PIN Wired LED -WHITE x2 (shipped)
  • G1/4″ 90 Degree G1/4″ Adapter – Black x2 (shipped)
  • Fill/Drain Port Sealing Plug w/ 3/8″ID Tubing Barb – Black Spark x1 (shipped)
  • 8mm Spacer Extender Adapter – G1/4 Male/Female – Matt Black x2 (shipped)
  • 8mm Spacer Extender Adapter – G1/4 Female/Female – Matt Black x1 (shipped)
  • 3/8″ ID Tubing – 90 Degree, Rotary Barb w/ Clamp – BLACK x1 (shipped)
  • Feser Tube UV Hose – 3/8″ ID – 1/2″ OD – BLACK / UV Blue (1′) x1 (shipped)
  • 3/8″” ID Tubing – Barb – Black Chrome x1 (shipped)
  • Replacement O-ring for Standard G1/4. Fittings – BLACK x10 (shipped)
  • PrimoChill PRIMOFLEX™ Advanced LRT™ Onyx Black 3/8 ID 5/8 OD Tubing (10FT) x2 (shipped)
  • Ek Water Blocks EK-RES x3 400 820ML Water Cooling Tube Reservoir X2 G1/4 Extenders X4 G1/4 Plugs x1 (Arrived)
  • EK D5 X-Top Acetal Pump Top CSQ – Laing D5 & Swiftech MCP-650/655 (EK-D5 X-TOP CSQ – Acetal) x1 (Arrived)

Current total for parts including shipping and taxes is $838.39cad

 

I'll probably post the pump top I got today later tonight or tomorrow. Also the ETA on the rest of my parts is for Monday So I would probably expect them Tuesday.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Posted · Original PosterOP

As promised an update with the pump top. I also made a quick build vlog which is currently still uploading and you will have to do some searching for it.

 

This is how FrozenCPU packs their pump tops(top of packaging in box was taken out in the picture) which is acceptable since the top is in its own box as well.

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This is one super pink internal box which oddly I really like the look of.

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Gah! Already got a fingerprint on it.

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I originally planned to put the pump in the 5.25" bays but I think it looks great right here. Also I was planning on painting a piece of plexi to replace the thin bristol board but after placing a clear support piece under the pump and res I think it would look great if I kept it clear and just plasti-dipped the bristol board under the plexi. I would love opinions on doing this vs just painting the plexi itself.

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I'll update whenever I get more work done on the build.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Alright managed to get some work done this weekend. I also got all my parts in order mostly so time to share some pictures and progress. I did make a couple mistakes and stuff which I'll be fixing soon. Also I'm changing the format a bit and not posting high res in progress shots, it makes it easier for me.
Here's all the parts of my latest order and well it's my largest single purchase of computer parts yet:
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My 8 pin extension:
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I like this Darkside extension however it does look very plasticy and while it does look nice it's too shiny and doesn't match my current BitFenix extensions which has a more fabric looking sleeving which I find looks nicer imo.
This DazMode coolant is pretty much straight glycol making it clear and perfect to add dyes like food coloring but I'll be keeping mine clear.s1gp79il.jpg?w=549
Ok so the pump I ordered was the D5 Vario which has speed settings 1-5 and well I got the D5 Strong which is the standard non-variable speed D5 pump so I have to sort this out DazMode(be fair stuff happens) and will update you via a review on how it goes. Regardless I don't really mind having the D5 Strong which is basically the eact same as the Vario at setting 4.5ish which is probably what I would have had the Vario set at anyways will just be a little harder bleading out air not being able to change the rpm on the pump easily.
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These rads though they look very nice and the 360 slim one is actually very slim just slightly thicker than a 25mm fan which is perfect for the space I have which is minimal in the front of my case. Also you can see in the pictures the holes are offset from the channels of the rad meaning if your screws are a little bit too long they won't puncture the channels of your rad making it leak. The screws would simply damage a few fins, still not ideal, but better than having your rad leak.
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This thick rad on the other hand isn't as ease of use as the 360 slim. If you use screws that are too long here there is a small possibility of puncturing the channels of it but there are small metal stoppers to help prevent this. I'm gonna use this rad in the top of the case, I think it will fill it in nicely.

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Ok here's the CPU block and yes I do now have the backplates it's supposed to come with so I got that resolved with DazMode. Not to mention this will match the pump top and the res nicely.
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Fittings, wonderful wonderful fittings.
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I think I bought everything I needed and yes they don't match but I don't have the money to get all matching ones but I would love to get proper fittings someday to make the build look really nice but that will come at a later date.
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Now to my big but little mod. This took me pretty much all Sunday and well I think it turned out alright. This is what my front panel looked like when I removed the I/O pcb and well it's pretty empty. I need to resolve this and make use of this space on the case.
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Well let's take it apart:
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It really pained me to do this but I don't think this case would be around much longer anyways so I had to do this.
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Well the last pic looked pretty dirty and I cleaned it up a bit plus cus some space in part that I need to hold the power button.
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The power button:
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While I was at it I marked the spot on the case that i will eventually need to cut as well.
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The HDD light is something I still wanted to keep as well so I needed to keep the plastic part for the LED but get rid of the others for the front I/O.
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More cuts and installed the LED holder.
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Now to fill in that rectangle I cut out of my case.
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Yup that'll work and now it's painted and waiting to dry on top of my running PC.
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So while I waited for that part to dry I needed to do some more work on other things. This took me about an hour -.- but I think in the end it will be worth it. I bought 2 white LED plugs and well they don't fit into the bottom of the EK res because EK thought it would be a great idea to recess the ports on the bottom but not make the recessed part big enough for even some normal plugs. So what I had to do is file down the sides of the LED plugs I got because they wouldn't fit into the res to seal with the O-ring. This is what I ended up with which is pretty much perfect for what I need. The plug still sticks out a little bit so that I can grip onto it with pliers and tighten it properly. Also it provides something i can someone use to make sure the bottom of the res doesn't slide around. Reason I'm doing this is that I want light coming up from the bottom of the res to light up the EK plexi baffle. Not sure how this will actually look but we'll see. Worse come to worse I'll just not run LEDs to the plugs.
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After I delt with the res plugs I started to reassemble the front panel and this is what the underside looks like. But really it doesn't look like that touch sensitive button should even work it's almost like magic.
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And here it is I did make a bit of a mistake which I'll have to fix later with some plasti-dip. As you can see on the power button that's lit up it seems that I've scratched some of the black plastic off on the inside and you can see the marks lit up now :( so I'll do that when I cut the spot open in the metal part of the case.
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So  that's it for now I tried it out and it seems I'll have to get a T fitting and another red LED plug for the fill port because it actually looks really nice to have a light coming through that fill port since I have a crystal stopper in it. I'll get a red one to match the power button. Hopefully I'll be able to get the water cooling set up next time I do an update so we'll see how it goes and I'll also post an update when I receive word about the pump which if I can I'll probably keep the Strong and not bother getting it swapped and just get the $6-$7 difference refunded as store credit. I could use that to get my T fitting and maybe LEDs for the inside of the case.
 
P.S. yes I will clean off all those horrible fingerprints on the front panel.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Fantastic work here dude. I love seeing a silk purse being made from a sow's ear :D

 

I love Cougar fans too, they're gorgeous :)


Area 51 2014. Intel 5820k@ 4.4ghz. MSI X99.16gb Quad channel ram. AMD Fury X.Asus RAIDR.OCZ ARC 480gb SSD. Velociraptor 600gb. 2tb WD.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Fantastic work here dude. I love seeing a silk purse being made from a sow's ear :D

 

I love Cougar fans too, they're gorgeous :)

 

Thank you very much. I agree with the cougar fans and I wish they came in a few more colors but oh well if I ever need to do a Halloween build someday I know what fans I'm gonna get. :P


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is a big update I have it already all formatted on my site but to make it more digestible here I'm going to release it in parts over the next couple days. Hope you like it.
 
The build is getting there I finally got myself a custom water cooled CPU. Yea yea I know there's still a lot to do and what I have is overkill for just a CPU but oh man the results are so worth it. I still need to do things which I think i may make a check list at the end of this big update.
First up is that I needed pass-through ports for my res so I put my res in the approximate spot and started cutting luckily it sat right over the old fan vent so no dremel needed.
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Originally I cut it very very tight and I'm not sure why since I will have something to cover it anyways.
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So after that I decided to pull out my ageing H100 rad and plop the new top Darkside top rad I planned to use which I hopped would fit.
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Here you can also see me test fitting the fill port clearance with a short piece of tubing to make sure it would clear the cut in the case I made and not hit the top bar brace.
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Well it fits now the question is if the res will fit under it with the fill port fitting I have on top of it as well.
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Huge fin spacing on this rad which I considered running passively which I may still do.
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Very ghetto but effective stealthing of my D5 pump. I use run of the mill electrical tape and put it around the housing as I didn't want to spend another ~$30 to get an EK housing for the pump and Daz doesn't carry them anyways, so electrical tape it is!
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Now I bought 10ft of 12mm black sleeving but I really could've just got 1 foot(I plan on experimenting with the remainder). I used it to sleeve a small portion of the 3 wires and again Electrical tape to the rescue. I have heatshrink at work but that would require me to go out and go back to work again after coming home so I just use tape which looks ok and isn't in an obviously visible spot anyways.
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Well I decided to put fans in anyways which the only ones I had 3 of are my blue BitFenix ones. I simply pulled out the LED bridge in them and they get hidden pretty nice since they're a very dark blue.
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Next part of the update coming tomorrow some time probably after work.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Next part of the update. So I had to find a way to make the res more secure. I know I will never be shipping this thing to anyone else but I do think I would like to take it to a lan event someday which means I would have to transport it in a car and having a res just sitting there with no support wouldn't go over too well I don't think even if I drove as carefully as possible. So onto the adventure of finding a way to secure the res without having it right on the motherboard tray like a lot of people tend to do with these types of side clamp brackets. So it just so happens while I was going through the scrap metal at work I found some that would work nicely and oddly enough was only 2mm short of being the perfect size so good enough. This is a piece I cut off as they were about 6 feet long and I think someone else took the rest anyways.

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Here is the semi final result. I won't paint them yet, I'll wait until I paint the whole case. They are cut to the proper size though and work like a charm.

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That doesn't look too bad even without being painted.

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Time to remove that stock mount from the Sabertooth. That thermal spread isn't too bad either could've been better though.

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Pretty sure this is how you do it, I didn't read the instructions :/ but anyways I put the backplate with rubber isolator on and posts with washers to hold it in. Then proceeded to put the block on tightening in an X pattern. pretty simple stuff but I guess if people haven't done this before I can understand it being a little daunting. Anyways got it all mounted and the board back in place, meaning time to add one thing to that list of stuff to do; make CPU cutout.

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Mmmm sexy.

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It's hard to tell in this picture but the plexi bottom is there I was lining up the holes to cut out on it. I realized this after running some of my tubing that I would eventually have to do that.

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This is where I tried to make the holes as tight as possible since this is the visible part of the bottom plate. I didn't use any measuring tools I just kinda eye balled it and it just so happened to work.

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Still not sure if I will keep the plexi clear and have a black underside what i might end up doing and what i wish is what I did for the front panel in the first place is paint the underside only and have the unpainted side up I think that would solve my trapped dirt issue with many of the later pics. I'll have to do that when I take it apart again to paint the entire case. I still think it looks pretty nice though.

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Here's my drain port on the under side of the case.

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Ok next update will be coming eventually this week.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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wow! this is so awesome! i wish i had this much patience...


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Posted · Original PosterOP

wow! this is so awesome! i wish i had this much patience...

Thank you. It may not look like it but patience is something I lack while doing this. Doing the build progress updates actually take longer for me to do.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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I'll take that 7950 off your hands for free. ;) Looks pretty nice for being ghetto.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is nice!

First Cosmos build that has caught my interest. :P

Thank you, this was my goal for this build, to attract attention to such an old case that basically no longer exists. You didn't say Cosmos S so I guess you mean all the Cosmos cases and if that's the case then it just makes me even more elated.

 

I'll take that 7950 off your hands for free. ;) Looks pretty nice for being ghetto.

Haha maybe in a few years or I might sell it cheap in 2015 depending on my financial situation. Thanks it looks ghetto now because I'm still only about 50% through the build i hope to make it look really really clean once done.

 

Looking nice. Very clean.

Thank you.

 

 

 

I promise to post an update some time tomorrow, work and life has been crazy lately.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Thank you, this was my goal for this build, to attract attention to such an old case that basically no longer exists. You didn't say Cosmos S so I guess you mean all the Cosmos cases and if that's the case then it just makes me even more elated.

 

 

Yes, I mean all cosmos cases, I'm not a big fan of their looks :P


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Yes, I mean all cosmos cases, I'm not a big fan of their looks :P

Awesome and I can understand what you mean there's some incredible builds out there that I'm not fond of the look of their case. Thanks once again.

 

Aaaand onto the update, real life strikes again so I'm a little behind and I'm actually posting this on my lunch break at work. 

Here's an example of the trapped dust issue. This is also when I started filling my loop and bleeding it for some reason it's very blue in all my pictures and videos but it mostly white when seen in person not to mention the bubbles don't help with the color either.

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The night time glow, I expect this to dim as the bubble dissipate because those bubbles will be bending light in all directions making it look brighter than usual. I'll update later with pics once all the bubbles get out of the res.

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All in all my tower is still pretty light only weighs 60lbs totally easy for lan events!

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Well that's all, I hope you like it there's things I still need to do mainly: cut out a path for tubes to CPU block, fix bottom plexi plate, redo paint on front panel(easy cus of plasti-dip hooray), CPU cutout, paint the case etc etc. So there's still work to be done meaning this build is far from being done but at least it's mostly done. It'll be several months until I can afford to get other upgrades(water cooled GPU for example) and stuff but I hope to get enough funds and time together to get the case painted in the next few months along with the other minor modifications. I'll grab some more glamour shots eventually.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Great job!  Question: is all that light in your res from just the 2 5mm LEDs in the base of the res?  If so it does a better job than I anticipated.  Just about to order some similar parts myself and was hoping to light my res up.  Had to join this forum just to ask you!

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Great job!  Question: is all that light in your res from just the 2 5mm LEDs in the base of the res?  If so it does a better job than I anticipated.  Just about to order some similar parts myself and was hoping to light my res up.  Had to join this forum just to ask you!

Sorry for the late reply, was away this weekend. It looks a lot brighter than it is in person because of the camera and because of the all the bubbles. I took another quick picture which closer represents how bright it looks which is more of a glow than being super bright. Of course if regular 5mm LEDs aren't bright enough you could get your hands on some brighter 2W leds and wire those up instead.

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Until looking at the build I had absolutely no idea whether or not it was safe to plasti-dip pcb. 

Yes perfectly safe so long as you give it ample time to dry and don't put it on too thick since it is an insulator and can raise temps of the PCB and it's components.


Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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Wowie this is an old thread. I hope I don't get in trouble for resurecting it but technically it is still the same build just with no updates for 4 years 😑 all I can say is that life happens and you can't always work on what you want. Well here's a little preview on what's going on with this project. Also I want to try and be more active on the LTT forums once again.

 

 

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Check out my profile for more links! Personal rig build log: Project: Cosmos Sv2 Spare pc build log: Project: HD4890 Revival, Specs:

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Main PC Cosmos Sv2:

  • CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1090T
  • Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX rev1.0
  • RAM: 16GB Patriot Sector 5 @ 1337MHz
  • GPU: XFX HD 7950 1Ghz Core, 1.35Ghz Mem
  • Case: Modded Cosmos S (Cosmos Sv2)
  • Storage: 2x HyperX 3K 120GB SSD raid 0, 2x WD Red 2TB raid 1, WD Green 1.5TB, WB Black 300GB
  • PSU: Corsair HX850
  • Display(s): 2x Asus 23"
  • Cooling: Custom Loop: 360 thick rad, 360 thin rad, EK res/pump top/block(cpu only)
  • Keyboard: Logitech G110
  • Mouse: Corsair M95
  • Sound: Oboard with Logitech something or other 5.1 speakers and Corsair Headset
  • OS: Win 7 Ultimate
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.

Spare PC HD4890 Revival:

  • CPU:TBD
  • Motherboard:TBD
  • RAM:TBD
  • GPU: XFX HD4890
  • Case:TBD
  • Storage:TBD
  • PSU:TBD
  • Display(s):TBD
  • Cooling:TBD
  • Keyboard:TBD
  • Mouse:TBD
  • Sound:TBD
  • OS:TBD
  • PC Part Picker URL: My stuff is so old part picker doesn't list most of it.
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That is quite the jump in performance, wow. This is gonna turn out great.

 

I, too, am gonna try to be more active here.


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