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Case Mod - In Progress ★ IncredibLi A70F by Tonton Buddy ★ last update 21/07/2011

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Tonton Buddy, 15 Mar 2011.

  1. Tonton Buddy

    Tonton Buddy New Member

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    Hello all, welcome on my....

    [WorkBlog] ★ IncredibLi A70F by Tonton Buddy ★

    Firstly, I create this workblog by pleasure, to show and share my work with you... and next, to improve my English... I'm French and my English isn't perfect. :(

    So... I started my new project with the Lian Li PC-A70F case. This project is my fourth casemod, my three first casemod are visible on Hardware.fr (nickname : le_chacal).

    In this new casemod, i'm going to integrate a dual loop watercooling system, one loop for MOBO and CPU, and one loop for my GPUs (SLI of GTX470).


    Hardware

    CASE : Lian Li PC-A70F
    PSU : CoolerMaster Silent Pro M1000

    MOBO : EVGA P55 FTW200
    CPU : Intel i7 860 (batch L943B692)
    MEMORY : ADATA XPG™ Gaming v2.0 Series DDR3 2133Mhz 2x2Go
    GPU : SLI of EVGA GTX 470
    SSD (os) : ADATA S599 (SandForce SF-1222) 128Go
    HDD (games) : WD Scorpio Black 320Go
    HDD (storage) : ???

    WaterCooling

    RAD : EK CoolStream RAD XTC 420 - EK CoolStream RAD XTC 280
    WB CPU : EK Supreme HF nickel-plexy
    WB GPU : EK FC470 nickel-acetal
    PUMP : Swiftech MCP355 18W + Top Acrylic Bitspower
    RES : XSPC Split
    FITTINGS : TFC - Bitspower
    TUBE : Tygon 13/19
    LIQUID : Feser One UV Red

    Other Stuff

    Grill Bitspower Mesh RADGARD 420mm
    Grill Bitspower Mesh RADGARD 280mm
    Fan ProlimaTech Red Vortex 14 LED Rouge (87 CFM - 18 dBA)
    Fan CoolerMaster SickleFlow 120 LED Rouge (70 CFM - 19 dBA)
    Rheobus Lian Li PT-FN03
    Card holder Lian Li PCI-01R
    Front bezel cover Lian Li C-02B
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    This project is sponsored by :

    http://www.watercooling.fr/
    http://www.bitspower.com.tw/
    http://www.pc-look.com/
    http://www.adata-group.com/

    A big thanks to every sponsors, without you nothing is possible.

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    Now i'm going to post the first photos of my build with some details to show you the beginning of my work.


    * * * Integration of the EK 420 radiator in the top of the case * * *

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    * * * Integration of grills mesh on top * * *

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    It's my dog!! His name is Pop, it's an English Cocker.
    He's a great assistant when i work... except when he steal my tools!! :D

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    The finish look is really nice!!
    As you can see, i realised an home made rheobus including the EVGA Control Panel (ECP).
    I'm going to show you more details of his realisation. ​


    * * * Home made rheobus including the EVGA Control Panel * * *

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    * * * Cover PSU realization * * *

    A big thanks to PC-Look which supplied me the aluminium tray to realize this separation tray between PSU and motherboard tray.​

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  2. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Looking good Tonton :)
     
  3. KidMod-Southpaw

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    Agreed, a very nice start!
     
  4. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don New Member

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    sorry man, i simply HAVE to steal the idea of that PSU cover :) so simple but very nice :D

    looking forward to more awzumness :D
     
  5. Tonton Buddy

    Tonton Buddy New Member

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    Hi! Thanks for your comments.

    @(FIH) The Don : you can steal me the idea, it's not hard to make!! ;)

    I post more photos with more details soon!!




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    This project is sponsored by :

    http://www.watercooling.fr/
    http://www.bitspower.com.tw/
    http://www.pc-look.com/
    http://www.adata-group.com/

    A big thanks to every sponsors, without you nothing is possible.
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  6. H4B4N0S

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    Très joli boulot / really nice ;
     
  7. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Excellent start, I shall be watching.
     
  8. Mattmc91

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    Looks brilliant so far, keep up the good work :)
     
  9. Tonton Buddy

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    Thanks a lot!!! :D

    Yesterday I finished to fix the separation tray (or PSU cover as you want) between motherboard tray and PSU.

    Now I'm going to realize SDD/HDD support on this PSU cover as on the image below.

    I'm going to use only 2.5" HDD in my casemod to realize a nice HDD cluster, also including SSD.

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    http://www.bitspower.com.tw/
    http://www.pc-look.com/
    http://www.adata-group.com/

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  10. Tonton Buddy

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    Hello,

    I finished to add photos with details in my first post concerning the beginning of my work (radiator and mesh grills integration in the top of the case, home made rheobus, PSU cover...), and i shall add some comments later.

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    I also replaced the top fix' of motherboard tray by an home made fix' to improve look, original fix was in front of the motherboard tray and i didn't like it. :yawn:

    So i realized a new fix' with an aluminim profile in L... :dremel:


    * * * Motherboard top fix' replacement * * *

    Here is the original fix' (see red arrows) in front of the motherboard tray.​

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    And after a little bit of work, here is the new fix behind motherboard tray.​

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    Place this new fix' behind mobo' tray created a space between new fix' and spacer, so for didn't use washer, I stamped aluminium profile. :thumb:

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    Later, I think I shall replace actual screws by TF screws for improve look.​





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    http://www.watercooling.fr/
    http://www.bitspower.com.tw/
    http://www.pc-look.com/
    http://www.adata-group.com/

    A big thanks to every sponsors, without you nothing is possible.
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    Yesterday I began to realize supports for my SSD and HDD, for this I used aluminium profile in L and some silentblocks for kill vibrations.

    He shall be fixed below the PSU cover and i shall cut a windows on the PSU cover to show SSD.


    * * * SSD/HDD support realization * * *

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    http://www.pc-look.com/
    http://www.adata-group.com/

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  12. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Wow, really like the top grill. Looks really sleek / like stock. Also like the fan controllers and the post board thing in the support. Really looking clean, looking forward to seeing more.
     
  13. Tonton Buddy

    Tonton Buddy New Member

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    Hello,

    How are you?!

    This week I fixed HDD support on the PSU cover, I have yet to improve some details but here one photos of my work.

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    http://www.bitspower.com.tw/
    http://www.pc-look.com/
    http://www.adata-group.com/

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  14. Shadow703793

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    Why is that pic in B&W?

    Anyways, the HDD cage looks nice.
     
  15. Tonton Buddy

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    Because there was a lot of reflection on the aluminium tray, the pic in color was not nice.

    Soon I shall receive an Adata SSD, I shall put him at the place of the WD HDD. :D

    I want try to cover the PSU cover with 3M Di-Noc CARBON FIBER FILM, and the rest of the case will be painted in mat black.
     
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  16. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Very nice work, nice and clean looking:thumb:
     
  17. that_du^de

    that_du^de give your head a wobble

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    looking very good and clean m8.in the last pic is that a dent next to the right side of the hdd on the top of the psu cover or just the light?
     
  18. silent1313

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    Tonton Buddy great work! I really like the fan rheos mounted inside the case on that piece of aluminum. speaking of aluminum, how do you bend your aluminum plates and L- stock to 90 degree angles? All the aluminum I have tried to bend starts cracking just past 45 degrees, maybe I have got the wrong grade or something, anyway great craftsmanship.
     
  19. Tonton Buddy

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    hello,

    i have some difficulty to answer you because all my posts must be approuved by moderators... it's boring... and i don't know why... :(

    @that_du^de : yes there are a very very little dent, light and reflections increase it.
    i have yet to work on my PSU cover to improve finish look and reduce this de

    @silent1313 : thx a lot :).
    to realise my 90° bend, i used my vice, 2 aluminium pieces in L and an hammer. i thightened aluminium profil in L in the vice betwen 2 aluminium pieces, i bended slowly and hited it with hammer on the bend to realize a perfect 90° bend. i hope you understand my english explanation because i'm french and my english isn't perfect.

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    http://www.adata-group.com/

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  20. KidMod-Southpaw

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    Nice set of updates, a wonderful piece of work!
     

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