Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 w/OEM Window- Vertical GPU Mod

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by MATRIXSHARK, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. MATRIXSHARK

    MATRIXSHARK Gawd

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    The purpose of this Mod is to showcase the GPU
    This styling and build quality of this classic 2007 case still holds up suprisingly well:

    Cosmos1000-2.jpg
    (stock photo)

    First Mod was to source and purchase the OEM side window. Being out of production for about a decade made this INCREDIBLY difficult.... At this point, it's probably easier to modify the original side panel and add a window yourself. But, I ended up getting very lucky in finding one.

    Cosmos1000-Window.jpg
    (stock photo)


    Now for the location of the Vertical GPU mod:
    vert-gpu-location.jpg
    That dust filter's spot will do nicely. It will allow plenty of room without interfering with the standard expansion slots.

    But before I hack into it, I'll need a donor case to source a bracket from:
    donor-case-bracket.jpg
    You can see my pencil lines sketching out where the cut will go.

    Here it is liberated from it's donor:
    bracket.jpg
    I'll clean up the edges a bit etc.

    Test Fitting it into place with and without a GPU to get an idea of fit:
    bracket-test-fit.jpg
    and
    bracket-test-fit-wGPU.jpg

    That mesh on the case get's dremeled out of course. Then the bracket can be drilled and riveted into place:
    bracket-riveted-in.jpg

    Almost done!! But, I'll need a PCIe riser cable. I got this one off of Amazon for about $26:
    thermaltake-pci-riser-cable.jpg

    GPU goes in:
    GPU-Vertical-1.jpg

    And Lastly, the case cover is put back on:

    STRIX-VERT.jpg
    (ROG STRIX Pictured here)



    Overall, it was a fairly straightforward mod, But one that was both in-expensive and worthwhile.

    Comment below!!
     

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  2. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Without vents in the side panel I doubt this helps with cooling. Did you check temps before and after?
     
  3. MATRIXSHARK

    MATRIXSHARK Gawd

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    Oh, I agree. This is ABSOLUTELY a cosmetic mod. Purely for looks here... But I will say that temps are fine.

    Being 11 years old, the Cosmos 1000 chassis itself is moderate for airflow.

    While I didn't do actual measurements, Temps after the mod are perfectly fine. GPU is 60c (plus or minus a degree or two) at load.