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Case Mod - In Progress Lian-Li PC-A05 Quick Mod - Assembled case PICS

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Pashtet, 27 Sep 2009.

  1. Goose360

    Goose360 What's a Dremel?

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    A very clean and simple, yet effective, mod! great work
    I like how you left the Lian Li logo on the front of the psu vent - it looks good
     
  2. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I just had a thought whilst in the bath this morning... I have a be quiet! power supply, and that has a slightly different connectoron the back, more square than a normal kettle plug. So if the A05 comes with that extension to go to the back of the case, it's not going to fit that PSU is it? Does that mean I have to find a way around it?
     
  3. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    You shouldn't have any issue I would have thought, mind posting a picture? Also, you should check out my gaming community Stuart. ;)
     
  4. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Can't seem to find any photos on Google, so I'll have to take some myself.

    Sorry to hijack your thread Pashtet!
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Some of the Cooler Master PSU's use that square kettle plug, it runs at a slightly higher amperage than normal and as far as I know bare connectors are hard to come across. No a standard plug wont fit.
     
  6. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Yeah, the connector seems to be known as 'IEC 320 C19' type plug (16amps), which is supposed to replace the usual 'IEC 320 C13' type plug, which is what most PSUs use and is rated at only 10amps.

    It looks like I can get cables easily with a quick Google search, but to replace the Lian Li C13 extension, I would probably have to think of something a little more intricate. Something involving this probably:

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  7. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    aren't there any adapter that can help you in your trouble, Stuart?
     
  8. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    I did a quick look this morning, but if all else fails, then I'll have to make my own. It's a good job I thought of that problem before I went out and bought the case! I need money first anyway.
     
  9. vin621

    vin621 What's a Dremel?

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    I like it. thanks for sharing it, I've got an idea on my next case mod:)
     
  10. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I know I'm on the wrong side of the pond but here we have male and female sockets both in our rackmount server and netwrork equipment. Some of our expensive server racks have the capability of networking the power supplies over IP. Short cords like male to male are connected from the rack equipment to the actual rack power bars.

    Could you find these plugs on your rackmount stuff? I've had to build several of them here and got the connectors from the rack suppliers.

    john
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That's a good idea John. Now that I think about it, when I did some work experience a few years back working with servers they used the same connector, makes sense really, big servers shouldn't be held back by low amperage.
     
  12. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    That's definatley a good help John! Looking for s simple extension like in the Lian Li is proving to be difficult, so it looks like I need a power cable with C19 connector, preferably with a right-angle connector, and a female socket I can hopefully just solder onto the other end where the wall plug used to be.
     
  13. Pashtet

    Pashtet MonstaMods

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    Lots of pics

    At last, got some pics from my friend of the assembled case!

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  14. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Nice angles! Shame about the cable management though.
     
  15. SSN774

    SSN774 What's a Dremel?

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    Agree. Try to hide cables, I know it`s not easy with HX520 wires, and it`ll be beautiful. Maybe put some sleeving on it. What you think about changing bezels to keep clean look, swamp sunbeam bezel with made by you. Put on DVD alu bezel by Lian-Li it`ll look a lot better than now, Am I right guys? Of course I know, it`s yours project not mine.
     
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  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    A very nice and clean exterior finish, some cable management on the interior is needed though.
     

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