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Case Mod - In Progress K.3nny's LianLi Pc-7HX Casebuild, acrylic pipes - Voting time :D!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by k.3nny, 20 Nov 2012.

  1. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Love where this is heading :)

    especially liking the roof window :D
     
  2. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder New Member

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    This is going to be one epic build
     
  3. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Doing me great that people are willing to put some effort into reacting on builds, more reactons - more updates, Counts for all buildlogs!:dremel::dremel::dremel:
     
  4. Paslis

    Paslis Active Member

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    Awesome job so far Kenneth. :D Waiting for the next update. :D
     
  5. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Thnks :D! Yes i need some little parts then i can move the hardware and finish it up :)
     
  6. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    update,


    Well, My budget has reached his max point (49 euro) so yeah, All i can do is take the my daily and strip it down so i could do the heart transplant :p also using some other parts :)


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    Also created a new powercable fot the pump and sleeved it :)

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    Because i was so busy i forget to take pictures, i spend around 6 hours today on the setup and case.


    Here some random pics, less text more pics :D


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    Thats it for this update :D!


    Main point was i could re-use 3 pieces of solid tubing, glady saved me 10 euro on a new 2 meter acrylic pipe!


    Budget modding is always fun to do, and see what u can realy achieve with less expensive things



    Costs:

    Case: 110 euro
    Alu sheet / paracord: 25 euro
    Splitted order with a pal HighFlow.nl: 60 euro 20 Euro my costs
    2 liter Demiwater: 4 euro
    Mat black vinyl : Free


    Total 159 euro


    Got 1 euro left, The point was i had some things laying around, could save on those allot :)


    Bye guys!!
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  7. Sam__

    Sam__ Active Member

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    good job on the re-using and a nice job on a budget.
     
  8. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Ty sam!
     
  9. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Making Acrylic tube yourself!

    Time to explain how to make acrylic tubing * my english is not THAT good!!!!


    First of al, search and use object for the bends, i prefer steel, it keeps the heat stuck, and doesnt cool down your acrylic pipe that quick.

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    Always make the tube longer than u need!, the bends can not come out how u want sometimes (weakspots)

    I use a Power suply 7mm thick cord (EU)

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    I prefer a hairdryer, because u cannot overheat the tube and it wont make it to warm so you pull the tube flat.

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    If the tube is hot enough, u cant start bending the pipe, dont pull to hard otherwise u get a flat spot at the end of the pipe.

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    If u are at the point that your tubing is bend and lined up with the fittings u can cut it to size

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    I used a cheapo rotary tool and a dremel atachment (sanding barrel P120)

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    My working situation xD!

    Tape it 7/8mm of the edge, so you know you dont get an ugly spot above your fitting

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    only sand the tube till its frosted! dont use pressure, dont create flatspots, the pipe is sold as 12mm but the exact size is 12.3/12.7! so yes just a little touch all around is enough! finish it up with sandpaper Grid P400 so the rubber ring wil fit nicely!

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    Test the fitting

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    Thats it for this little guide :)

    Further on with this update!

    ready to be cleaned and Filled up :D!

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    After draining the loop, i put fresh and new water in it, Then started to play with Mayhems red Dye!

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    Gonna leave it like that for now, maybe some more or ill thin it up, we will see in the future :)

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    Bye bye:hip:
     
  10. Sam__

    Sam__ Active Member

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    I really like the look of that bent acrylic pipe.
     
  11. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    Yep that pipe looks much better than tubing. nice work and thanx for showing how you did it.
     
  12. Bitwacker

    Bitwacker C# forever

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    Brave to strip a PSU; you must be a ninja
     
  13. elAwesome

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    Thanks for the tutorial!
    I still can't decide whether I should use nickel or acrylic tubing in my next build...
     
  14. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Thnks :D!
    No problem glad to show off the things you can do :)
    Nah, Just Challenge accepted ;) its still running flawless, i had it on prime 95 and furmark for some stresstests :) nothing changed, i think i did a good job
    Acrylic is the way man :D!

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  15. elAwesome

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    Reasons? :p
     
  16. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    no stains :D always perfect sight :p
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Awesome mod Kenny. :)

    Nice result from a hair drier too, thanks for the tut. :D:clap:
     
  18. exexs

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    wooah. I got a similar case (lian li pc-9f) and what you have done is very different from any integration sketch I did :) That is what makes me believe you job is great! ^^
     
  19. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Thnks guys :D!
     
  20. dream1

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    Looks realy cool. Me like the idea of using those plastic tubes :)
     

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