• bjpc

The Cosmopolitan

Updated: Jul 23, 2018

Be welcome to the worklog of project: The Cosmopolitan

I am very happy to attend for the second time this year and will submit to the Tower Mod Category as a change.

The theme of the build will be big-city- like, I will add several scale models again, but going a bit smaller than before: While last years Maker Theater was scaled 1:87, now the details are scaled 1:160.

Inspired by the fantastic Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Case, it will endure internal work-overs, of course. I will use both glass-panelled sides to display the system. The metal tone of the case consequently will be kept.

I hope to meet you in the forum, and wish everybody lots of fun and a flwaless time of building.

Next to Cooler Master, I am also proud to name Alphacool, AMD and Patriot as my sponsors for this project.

"The Cosmopolitan" will consist of the following parts:

Cooler Master:

Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition

V850 PSU

Masterfan Pro 120 Air Pressure RGB Fans & Controller

Vertical GPU mounting sledge


Eisblock XPX Clear with RGB ring

Eisdecke Chrome Double VPP755 Pump Top and pumps

Eisblock GPX Clear Fullblock GPU cooler

Eiszapfen series chrome fittings for Hardtubing

Cape Corp Chrome Metal Top Reservoir with UV Lighting

360 x 30 NexXxos X-flow radiator

so far


Ryzen 1700X CPU


Hellfire M.2 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe 1.2 480GB

Viper 2x 8 GB DDR4 3400MHz

Viper LED 2x 8 GB DDR4 3000MHz

Ignite 2,5" SATA III 6Gbps SSD 480GB

My start has been to build the first city building:

and to paint and weather it by airbrush:

Now some more details on the roof are to be added:

The next step will be to add the windows layers inside and add some lighting:

Now it shows that the building is dedicated, and will stand below the CPU, later on, in the build.

By the way, I would like to show some impression of the very (newly located) place, the modding is done by me:

The next part to build will be a "housing" for the Alphacool NexXxos X-Flow 360x30 radiator, aired by 3 Cooler Master Masterfan PRO 120 RGB fans. The best thing about the radiator is the turn from bottom to top in means of IN and Out, this allows easy routing inside the case and of course a perfect self de- airing. The fans will be plugged together by a Cooler Master 1 to 3 Splitter- cable to use one port in the following controller, only.

For this, I need to print some extra parts... Maybe you can already guess, who is reminescenced by this building:

While waiting for the parts- print to be finished, it was the moment to put a hand on the COSMOS 2 25th Anniversary Case....sigh...of course this was not the humble way to treat a birthday child, but, well... by character, it will be back...I promise!!!

Today, I will focus again on the "Cooler Master Building"- to modify it, some clean, straight cut-option was needed in the first....

a very good moment to get an tool/ machinery update- this tiny circular saw is perfect for acrylics and plastics, I immediately found out :)

After having the visible cuts done, the interior needed to be cut out, to give space to the radiator with fans:

The nice thing about this detailing is the dry-time of the cement...so you can hop from piece to piece...at the moment a familiar-to-some detail is under construction....can you guess what it will show in the end? :)

So, here is the reminescene to the fantastic CMWS of 2017 :) :

which looked like this, last year:

But back to the "Cooler Master Building": With the needed parts printed, I now can put it together. The task of putting a rad with fans into it in the first was,how to bring the air into it and out of it. For that the additional "logo" panels are "closed" with window- anti-insect-net, and more entries and outlets will be done. To be able to revise and dedust that shell, it will be two halfs stuck together in the end...so far the plan, however :)

Then I mounted the logo....

Today I recieved RAM, a SSD and a M.2 by my new sponsor Patriot- now "The Cosmopolitan" hardware-setup is perfect. Thank you to California and Rotterdam! :)

The radiator housing now was enduring the last construction steps- the bottom stand was added, and the Alphacool NexXxos X-flow 360x30 radiator was fixed to the shell by bulkhead connectors. The top now is held together by a union ring. Inside the housing, the visible front corners have been covered by mirrowing edges, which bring an additional nice look, when fans are lit up.