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Case Mod - In Progress Acrylian 343B

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by skullen, 20 Jun 2010.

  1. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Not been on for a while so i think its time for another build,this will take a while :)
    The case is a Lian-Li 343B with a bit of acrylic here and there.

    The Beast

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    Bits of acrylic

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    Got my trusty old scroll saw out and did a bit of cutting on some peices

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    Rad and fans in for a test fit (using a duff board and some spare green fans,these will be changed for some blue fans )

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    Rear panel cut out

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    Rear panel taped and ready to be cut

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    And cut

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    Added grills

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    Test fit,seems ok

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    Fitted

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    Also cut the bay bit for the grill

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    And some more pics

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    Thats where i am at the mo.
    Thanks for looking :thumb:

    Ian.
     
  2. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    *Pulls up a seat*

    I'll be watching :)
     
  3. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    A Skullen mod? Oooh.

    Sub'd. :thumb:
     
  4. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Thanks for the replys,much appreciated :thumb:
     
  5. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    A couple of ideas for the front

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    With two of these

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    And a bit of work to do on the tubing,just an idea at the mo

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    Thanks for looking :thumb:
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    An excellent start skullen, I really like your internal plexi dividers, they look great. I like the first option for the front panel personally, the all white looks better then white and black. Although with the black fan grills it may look ok. What about everything white with just the grills and the buttons black instead of including the fan controller knobs as black?
     
  7. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    I prefer the white too. Great start.
    Since everibody is taking a chair I'll take one too ^^.
     
  8. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I assume due to the new rear panel lacking any expansion slots for PCI, PCI-E that this machine will be using integrated video, so on that bases we looking at a huge home server?

    Water cooled server, for silence i would imagine.....
     
  9. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Thanks for the replys,very much appreciated :thumb:

    @ The boy 4rm oz i think im gonna go with the white,black grills and black knobs :thumb:

    @ Fabou white sounds good:thumb:

    @ Burnout21 On board graphics as im not that advanced in attacking a graphics card to add to the w/cooling,CPU and chipset will be w/cooled + 13 fans in total + three to cool the Ram.

    Thanks for looking :thumb:
     
  10. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Sorry for the lack of updates not much done to the case.
    Will be ordering a few bits as i am gonna change the res for another idea.
    Had a play on sketchup with what i hope will be the end design.

    Facia with slats and acrylic

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    Without slats and acrylic

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    Facia will be turned upside down as will the tube,idea is to have two holes at the top one pluged the other for filling,the one,s on the back will have the middle pluged top hole for inlet bottom for outlet.
    I hope it will work as i think it might look ok when finished.

    Thanks for looking :thumb:
     
  11. Daydream85

    Daydream85 What's a Dremel?

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    Nice designs there. Going to be quite the case!
     
  12. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    This looks good man!! I'll be watching!!
     
  13. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Thanks for the replys,much appreciated :thumb:
     
  14. Evenge

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    Cool, one of these big lian li's. I'm watching :cooldude:
     
  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I like the clean look of the inside, have to keep an eye on this one.
     
  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I'm liking the look of the first res fascia.
     
  17. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Thanks for the replys,much appreciated :thumb:
    Small update,not much im afraid.
    Got some of my parts so i thought i would throw them in for a look before they get painted
    The Aquaybay front will be ghanged for the grilled version,will be ordering it soon.

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    Hope to get some more done to the case over the weekend.
    Thanks for looking :thumb:
     
  18. LooZypher

    LooZypher Huh!? What!?

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    I'm very fond oversized cases... This I love :D :rock:
     
  19. Kojak

    Kojak Who loves ya baby

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    Looks like its gonna be great, dude you've got bags of space, that thing could hold two boards never mind one! Nice work skullen :thumb:
     
  20. skullen

    skullen Minimodder

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    Thanks for the replys,much appreciated :thumb:
    Sorry for the lack of updates build is going very slow at the mo
    Treated myself to a new desk for when the beast is finished,nothing posh bit of ikea stuff and some stain

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    Done a bit more on the case,front panel bolted on these will be changed for black ones
    Still gotta do cutouts for grills

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    Top also bolted on bolts will be changed for black ones also

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    Side panel on for test dont look to bad,gotta get the window cut out and filled with clear acrylic

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    Something like this so the window will be flush with the panel,but without the other bits beside it

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    Thats where i am at the mo
    Thanks for looking :thumb:
     

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