Project: The Cosmopolitan- a competition entry, a scaled world

  • Jo 

On the 22nd of August 2018, the results of this years’  Cooler Master Case Mod World Series 2018 will be pronounced. Among the entries, a case housing some skyscrapers with cooling hardware in it and a subway station are to be found.

What sounds strange to the first-time-reader, is so very much normal to me: it is the second time, I submit a system containing scale models this year.

What started in 2017 with Project: “Maker Theater” in scale 1:87 and was fully build from scratch, this year became a case-mod, and I shrank details inside to 1:160.

While the outside endured a color change from black to chrome, the interior fully has been modified. The mainboard is set close to the right glass-side- panel, the GPU is set upright on the rear side, and a subway runs on the floor compartment -hold on- a subway train? For the second time I want to invite you into a scaled scope of ideas- see and feel the concrete and steel vibe, as one would, who is a citizen of the world: The Cosmopolitan.
The case mod consists, next to the re-build interior of a cable-hiding mainboard-tray, that presents the very PC to the left side. The I/O shield is aligned to the bottom, and the only exit to the rear is an original Cosmos II 25th cable-grommet.
The water-cooling combines the CPU and the GPU, the mainboard, the M.2, and is cooled by two radiators, powered by a double pump-top. That the 360×30 radiator is set into a skyscraper, is as well the idea of the build, as the reservoir in the middle of the second building- active cooling scale models, plus a classic building with a known to the eye advertising screen. The several details are a mixture of Scale model kits, 3D prints and new steel and acryl parts.
The front shows a fully closed 5,25 ” Bay area- instead of this, an infinity display makes well-known city landmarks become a trick to the eye- but make sure, you don´t miss the train while letting the eyes fall into infinity
This Case Mod is a sign of a vital boy inside myself, and plays with the fact, that a cold city ambiance may be our surrounding, but knows the very truth: no matter where we go, we can make new friends within it. Thank you for an awesome Case Mod World Series time 2018!

“It is not about being better than others- it is about bringing the best out of oneself.”

My honest thanks for the massive support are going to all sponsors:
Alphacool, AMD, Cooler Master and Patriot
Special thanks to Viewsonic for giving the chance at all.



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Ryzen 1700X CPU
Hellfire M.2 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe 1.2 480GB
Viper LED 4 x 8 GB DDR4 3000MHz
Ignite 2,5″ SATA III 6Gbps SSD 480GB
Cooler Master
Cosmos II 25th Anniversary Edition
V850 PSU
Masterfan Pro 120 Air Pressure RGB fans & controller
Vertical GPU mounting sled
Eisblock XPX Clear with RGB ring
Eisdecke Chrome double VPP755 pump top and pumps
GPX Eisblock Asus Strix N
Eisblock MBX MSI 01 mainboard cooler
Eiszapfen series chrome fittings for hard tubing
Cape Corp chrome “Metal Top” reservoir with UV lighting
360 x 30 NexXxos X-flow radiator
240 x 30 NexXxos X-flow radiator
Eisflügel flow-indicator
XG 2402 144 Hz Gaming Monitor


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