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Case Mod - In Progress Big Lian Li. 100% Complete. FINAL PICS.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by lowfat, 14 Jan 2014.

  1. Nikozii

    Nikozii What's a Dremel?

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    This.. :jawdrop:

    Was that block like this before polishing?

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    I got that block. I've been wondering should I polish it or not. But if it comes like that I must do it!
    Also, where you took those thumb nuts? My block camed with ugly ones. :D
     
  2. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Yes that is what the block looked like before. I spent a lot of time wetsanding and polishing the top. I also have polished the nickel as well. The thumb screws are originally from a Supreme HF. They were originally silver but I have plasti-dipped them black.

    Then yesterday morning I 'finished' w/ the cabling.
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    I nibbled myself a false floor and the frontside 5.25" bay cover.

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  3. Nikozii

    Nikozii What's a Dremel?

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    Oh, nice. I must polish mine as well now. :D
    Did you polish bottom of acryl too? Or is it "clean" already?

    You got awesome cable management too. This build is so clean. :)
     
  4. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    I polished everywhere. I wet sanded till all machine marks were removed. Then polished. That way it looks clear as glass.
     
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  5. Nikozii

    Nikozii What's a Dremel?

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    Yep. Awesome, thanks! :thumb:

    I'll try with 600 - 800 - 1000 - 1200 papers. Maybe 2000.
     
  6. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    I would only personally do 1000, 1500, and 2000. Anything lower and you'll likely sand off the circles.
     
  7. Nikozii

    Nikozii What's a Dremel?

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    Okay. Big thanks for you again! :)
     
  8. lowfat

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    Nibbled a new 5.25" side cover. This one is a bit larger to fit the radiator a bit better. Also mounted the false floor properly.

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    Then I mounted the front radiator.
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    A few pics w/ the hardware reinstalled.

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    The last few days I have been attempting to use the Monsoon mandrels. It hasn't been going so good. I went through 8 feet doing this single run and it still isn't right. It is 2-3 degrees off. :(

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  9. lowfat

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    First draft of the acrylic done. I will redo a few bends after I buy more tubing.

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  10. lowfat

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    Have to fill down these standoffs at some point to flush them.

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    A few macros of some brass filings. :eyebrow:

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    Mounted the pump properly. Also shows off the paint job on the Koolance pump body. Will need to give it a touch up before final product. Looks much better than the stock black nickel IMO.

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    View from the backside of the radiator.

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    Got bored. :yawn:

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    Finished sleeving the fan controller and power/reset cables.

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  11. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    That is a gorgeous build, Sir! This just inspire me to do something with my goodOl' PC-V1200.
    I keep a very close eye on this.
     
  12. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Thanks. The PC-V1200 is an awesome case. One of my all time favorites
    Dyed my radiator fans.
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    Finished sleeving the top rad fans. Then reinstalled the system back in the case.
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    Was able to power on the system last night. Had a few issues at first but after resolving them she works great.
     
  13. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Drained the water and refilled the loop w/ the blue coolant.

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  14. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Looking very minimalistic and clean. Top notch! :thumb:
     
  15. Nikozii

    Nikozii What's a Dremel?

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    Blue coolant fits really good on this build!

    I think this would look awesome with fully black case. But this is looking good as well. :)


    Have you think about some cover on front rad? Or painting it again? There seems to be couple pretty big scratch.
     
  16. lowfat

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    Thanks. :D

    The case will be powder coated black once I finish doing all the necessary modification.

    Likewise the radiators, pump body, reservoir body will all get touchup paint jobs when I take the system apart.
     
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    Your cable management makes me want to cry with envy
     
  18. Nikozii

    Nikozii What's a Dremel?

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    Oh, that sounds amazing. Looking forward on it! :)
     
  19. lowfat

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    Decided I don't like how loud the DDC is in this system. So I ordered a PWM D5 w/ EK top and casing. They arrived today.

    Tomorrow I'll polish this up. It is so much bigger than the DDC top. It should look rather good when cleared.
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    And the pump casing. I already did a 5 minute polish w/ some Autosol.
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    I polished & sanded up a couple of EK Supreme HFs. Don't think I'll use either of them for this build since I would like my blocks to match.

    The polished one w/ a bunch of various Mayhems coolants I have mixed up.
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    And then one that I frosted.

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  20. saxovtsmike

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    are you gonno "frost" the GPU block too ?
     

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