Ok folks, time to get back in the modding saddle! Having completed all my commissioned obligations for the time being, I thought it would be a good time to start my next personal project. This time I'll be taking on the gargantuan "Ultra Tower", the Cosmos II. I've always wanted to do a hotrod-themed build, and I think the Cosmos II lends itself well to this theme with its sleek, aerodynamic lines, and beefy roll-bar type handles. I'll be playing off these features, moving some things around, and generally wreaking havoc on this poor case, but in the end you'll still be able to distinguish it as a Cosmos II.
The first thing you'll notice is the open-air design. I actually hated to get rid of those cool doors, but I wanted that open engine compartment feel. And with pretty much everything watercooled, there would be no reason to worry about airflow. Next is the watercooling manifold. I spent the most of my design time on this part, as it has to be functional, as well as look like an actual automotive component for fuel delivery. It will accommodate two separate loops: One for the video cards, and one for CPU, memory, and motherboard.
As far as hardware, there are still some items up in the air, but here's a short list of what I have already:
EVGA X79 Dark motherboard
EVGA GTX680 HC x2
Intel i7 3960X CPU
Cooler Master SPH 1050w PSU
Crucial 8x4Gb Ballistix Tactical Memory
Crucial 2x256Gb M4 SSD drives
Koolance Quick Disconnect fittings & pipe adapters
Razer Deathstalker Ultimate Keyboard
Razer Ouroboros Mouse
EK Waterblocks: Supremacy CPU block, Dominator Ram blocks x2, X79 blocks
EK Radiators: 280 dual, 420 triple rad
EK 250mm Reservoir
EK Dual Pump Top
I'll be updating this as I get stuff in.
Ok, I guess that is enough of an intro, I'll be posting my first progress update shortly. Thanks for reading, and I hope you'll be joining me on what promises to be another wild modding ride!