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#1 Boz

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 22:17

Just ordered new machine for Hackintosh.. I'm kind of excited about it, because I can't wait for the case most of all..

I'll go through building this baby out here and a simple guide for installing OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 8 on it when it gets here early next week.


Specs:
  • ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7-3930K 6-core Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011
  • Corsair Dominator Platinum 32gb DDR3 1600 Quad Channel
  • 2x 512gb SSDs + 128GB Corsair GT SSD cache drive for Bridge/Photoshop
  • 2x 3TB storage HDDs SATA 6gb/s (RAID 1)
  • 2x EVGA GTX 580s Superclocked
  • CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
  • COOLER MASTER COSMOS II RC-1200-KKN1 Full Tower
  • Seasonic PSU 1050W


This case is probably one of the most amazing cases I have seen for a PC and I've been building them for 20 years. The only contender to Cosmos II from Cooler Master was Corsair's 800D or 650D (a bit smaller)



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#2 Fahim S.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 22:21

Wow - what an ugly case....

#3 Luc2k

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 22:27

Nice rig, except for the GPUs. Why 580s?

#4 OP Boz

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 22:36

Nice rig, except for the GPUs. Why 580s?


I already bought them not too long ago, and I really don't game as much on PC so they are plenty powerful for some time to come. Unless DX12 cards come out.

Wow - what an ugly case....


Wonder what you consider a pretty case.. this case is absolutely slick, beautifully designed, masterfully crafted.

#5 Fahim S.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 22:53

Wonder what you consider a pretty case.. this case is absolutely slick, beautifully designed, masterfully crafted.


To be honest, I prefer my cases to be very simple boxes, in a Fractal Design/Lian Li sort of way. This to me has been over-designed to try to differentiate itself. Just my opinion and I am not the one that needs to have it sitting on/under their desk, but hey, that's why you post in a public forum, isn't it?

#6 Kami-

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 22:56

So, let's see this completed!

#7 +Phouchg

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 22:59

This case is heavy as hell, some 20 kilos or so when empty. Probably the heaviest I've had to move around. Also, the most expensive, but hey... very fitting for OS X actually, Cosmos and all.

#8 DigitalManifestations

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 23:01

I like that case. In a weird way. I really love Coolermaster cases. I have the Mystique 632...Not the one with the window or the silver front, the all black one. It' older but to this day I love it and have no desire to replace it. One of the sexiest cases I've seen..And the more I look at this one the more I like it. Not sure if I like it enough to drop nearly 350 dollars on it but hey, at least it's not 400? ;)

#9 OP Boz

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 00:04

So, let's see this completed!


Got notified my order is shipping today. Since they are not working over the weekend I should probably get it by Tuesday and then the fun begins.

Excited every time I get new parts. That feeling of putting stuff together and maxing it out never gets old :)

#10 LUTZIFER

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 00:13

Cool case.

#11 OP Boz

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 21:24

Case arrived today and still waiting for parts.. but HOLY SH** .. this case is UNBELIEVABLE.. it's insanely huge in an awesome way. The build is unreal. This is without a doubt the best case I have ever had the pleasure to buy. The case on the right is Antec 1200 just to give you a sense of size.

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#12 tim_s

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 22:10

Wow! My Gentoo box is in a Antec Twelve Hundred - I thought my Dark Fleet 85 was pretty big -- looking kind-of small now.

#13 OP Boz

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:18

running to Fry's to pick up some quiter fans with green led lights and some UV cables for SATA and a few more thingies. Excited! Building this bitch shortly.

A few photos of all of the parts together...nerd porn

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#14 tim_s

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:56

*slowly* lol

I would be right at it.

#15 mattmatik

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:19

Very nice, Boz. Not feeling the case much but that's just me. Can't wait to see some nude pics :shifty:



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