Updated: Jul 25, 2018
wanted to take the Cooler Master C700P Cosmos to the next level while tossing in plenty of my own Envious Mods styling. I will feature a bunch of mods and fine detail work that's all done by me and by hand. I've wanted to mod a Cosmos since my early years of modding and this is a great opportunity to do one.
If you have any questions or need help with your own mods; feel free to comment and I'll help you out.
Let The Modding Begin!
My Sponsors: • Cooler Master • Nvidia (GeForce Garage) • MSI • TeamGroup
• CableMod • Swiftech • XS-PC • TitanRig
•Processor: i5 8600K
•Motherboard: MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
•Ram & SSD: TeamGroup T-force RGB DDR4 32gb, TeamGroup L5 lite 240gb SSD
•Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX1080ti FE
•Case: Cooler Master C700P Cosmos
•Power Supply: 850watt Cooler Master
•Fans: 6 X Cooler Master MasterFan Pro RGB 120mm fans with controller
•Cables, leds & thumbscrews: CableMod Pro Series cables & digital leds
Watercooling: (provided by Swiftech & TitanRig) •CPU: Swiftech Apogee SKF •GPU: Komodo waterblock •Pump: Swiftech MCP655-Series •Radiators: 1 X 360mm & 3 X 120mn XSPC white EX radiators •Reservoir: XSPC Photon 270 •Tubing: PETG 14mm •Fittings: 14mm black chrome XSPC •Adaptors: a mixture of black chrome Swiftech an XSPC adaptors •Coolant: XSPC EC6 UV green
Hardware & Watercooling Unboxing:
I started out by unboxing all of the hardware and water cooling. I really like the look of the components being used in this build as they all complement each other very well. I did some minor modifications to the pump even though it won't be seen. I use countersunk washers and silver vinyl behind the swiftech logo on the side brackets. I think this gives it a much more finished look.
Starting to Mod The C700P:
The first thing I wanted to do was paint the inner structure on the top grill. The main reason I did this was to give it a slightly different look. I used an aluminum colored paint and it came out looking great. The next part I wanted to work on was making several acrylic pieces that would mount to the top grill. I ended up eating up and shaping the ends of each side so that they wrapped around the contour the stock grill. I also decided to hand-make a Cooler Master badge for the top portion.
Installing Some of the Hardware:
Making The Side Panels:
Next up I wanted to work on the side panels. This plays a big role in the overall look at the case. I really wanted to give it a sharp angular look and I played around with many different ideas for these panels but ultimately settled with the ones pictured below. To start out I used cardboard and hard stock to make templates which allowed me to try out different ideas quickly.
I then use the templates to cut black acrylic Pieces by hand. After they were all rough cut it was a matter of using hand files to make everything perfectly straight and then sanding it using 220 Grit. Once I had all the file marks removed I started working my way towards 1200 grit sandpaper and then hand polished the edges. At this time I also installed some of the hardware. As you can tell I decided to rotate the motherboard. This orientation is called Chimney.
Installing The Cooler Master 120mm MasterFan Pro RGB Fans:
I decided to use the Cooler Master MasterFan 120 mm fans for this build. I really like the way they look and I've heard some of the effects are pretty cool also. I took this opportunity to use six of them. 3 in the front and 3 up top. I mounted them before the radiators just so I can figure out the exact layout I wanted.
I did a lot of little details inside the C700P VOID Case mod. I made an acrylic cover for the m.2 slot, color changed the tops of the power capacitors on the motherboard and matched the badging throughout the build. These mods give it a clean and cohesive look.
Cooler Master Acrylic & Vinyl Badge:
I made a custom Cooler Master badge for the top of the case using acrylic and vinyl. Getting the shape of the acrylic and the size of the vinyl just right took a few tries. It was well worth it though.
Rear Window: Nvidia GTX 1080ti
The layout of the inside of the VOID case mod was centered around a rear window for the GTX1080ti GPU. With such a awesome GPU wrapped in a Swiftech Komodo block it had to have its own featured window. Cooler Master sent a rear accessory kit that I modded to fit the GPUS window.
Acrylic & Aluminum Interior Cover:
I decided to make a multilayered acrylic cover that goes behind where the reservoir will be. I also added expanded aluminum that can be seen throughout the build.
Custom Loop Install:
Now that I have the major portions of the build completed I've laid out what the path will be for my custom Hardline Loop. I decided to keep the tubing going around the outer edges primarily and then use a 45 degree angle from the CPU block. It looks very simple and clean but it took quite a bit of figuring out to get just right. I ended up redoing the entire loop three times before I got settled on this setup. I'm extremely happy with the end result and I'm glad I stuck with it.
Modding a ViewSonic XG 2402 Monitor:
I was selected to be a part of the new Catagory of the Case Mod World Series, "Monitor Mods." Once the ViewSonic XG 2402 arrived I quickly put dimesnions into Sketchup so that I could play around with different designs. This is my 1st time modding a monitor so I really wanted to do something special. It has to match the VOID C700P case mod so right off I knew the accent color had to change. I will change the red accents to either white or green.
Monitor Base (stand) Design: After trying out a ton of different ideas I decided I wanted to add more depth to the monitors base plate. I designed vertical acrylic pieces that are boxed in which accomplishes the depth I wanted. I also designed cover plates to go under the vertical support that holds the monitor itself. I want to add more to this section but I haven't decided exactly what I'll do.
Adhering Acrylic Pieces: It took quite a while to adhere all of these pieces due to the amount of them as well as the fact that they have to be perfectly spaced and aligned several different directions. I ended up making a jig out of scrap pieces of acrylic which helped to make this a little easier.