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Case Mod - In Progress LiLi Tower......final pictures

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 10 Apr 2011.

  1. kier

    kier -----------------

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    LiLi Tower

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    Hi there, this build is already started begin march, but really wanted to let it see on bit-tech
    It's called the LiLi Tower.
    I've always had a kind of love for the Lian Li cubes
    Not one but two Lian Li PC-V351
    One is new and the other one has some changes already

    First i wanna thank some sponsors of this build

    Mr. Freddy

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    En Mr. Ruud

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    Thanks to these guys my start is going to be a little faster and nicer. Thnx!!!

    The hardware

    - I7 920 D0
    - 6x 2GB Corsair DDR3 1600
    - 2 x EVGA GTX470
    - Antec True Power Quatro-1000
    - 2 x Aqua-computer Aquaero VF
    - Asus Rampage III GENE
    etc.

    Water cooling

    - 2 x Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Black
    - 2 x EK GTX470 waterblock
    - EK Supreme CPU block
    - 2 x EK-Multioption RES X2 - 150 Advanced
    - 2 x Swiftech 355
    - Tygon slang
    - Bitspower Fittingen

    And more.........

    The color is gonna be black and transparent

    Some pics of the LiLi's

    Number 1

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    And number 2

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    Number 2 is a little modded already

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    the top ia gonna be different, not with these fangrills

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    This is the only thing i have from this Lian, but it's not bad. Have some nice ideas for this ;)

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    Number 1 is complete, this one is gonna be the bottum

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    Psu and Hdd's gonna be under the motherboard

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    The first idea was like this...

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    But like this is better

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    On top al the water cooling stuff is gonna be placed

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    2 rads, 2 reservoirs en 2 pumps.

    Last week i did some measuring and drilling the rivets

    Sawn a piece out of the 5,25 bay for the cables from the gpu

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    Gpu in it, already did the sleeving ;)

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    Al of the remaining cables can be put behind the bay

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    And these grilz will be put here with transparent fans with white leds

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    Flipped the HDD bay, so now have space for 2 HDD's and a SSD

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    Placed the motherboard tray, also flipped

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    Nice slots for the cables

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    This space is gonna be sawn out of the top. (formerly the bottom)

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    The back is gonna be like this, but painted black and i need to get/make a plate for the gpu

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    Always nice to get a new motherboard. A sweet little rampage

    The Asus Rampage III Gene

    fat box

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    The motherboard

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    Republic for gamers, for a non gamer ;)

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    6 Slots on a small motherboard, i like it

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    Fill it up, with..............

    the EK-RAM Dominator

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    Shiny

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    installed it

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    Using a EK-Supreme HF

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    And 2 Black Ice GT Stealth 240

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    These are gonna be placed in the top Lian

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    Fits perfectly

    Placed the motherboard in the lowwer Lian

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    Not much space anymore, what is a good thing in this build

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    And my 2 GTX470 in it

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    Everything fits, in the top Lian i have a lot of space for the watercooling

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    Now i needs to decide which reservoir i am gonna place

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    This weekend i had a lot of sawning to do
    Almost nothing is left from the Lian
    The middle of the 2 Lians

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    And the top of the Lian

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    There gonna be 2 Aquaero's VF inside, for this 2 times a slot

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    Put it al together and brainstorming again

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    Made a little mistake, i tought that the aquaero,s where the same
    but the are different versions,

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    So i had to drill the holes for the bolds again more to the left

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    just a little bit different

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    For the front 2 times a slot for the displays

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    Had some Acryl covers for the aquaero, but the aren't the same color. So need to order 1 more

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    The hole cover

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    Made a acryl midplate. This times 2, one for the top and one for the midplate

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    Did some drawning

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    And drilling/sawning time

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    Made holes for the cpu and the Rams and made a slot for the gpu's

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    Removed the tape, needs to be cleaned

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    And needs to straighten some lines, but this is the idea

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    And the BP fillports, a total of 4. @ for the cpu and 2 for the RAM

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    Second Lian on top, and more brainstorming.

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    Coolermaster has givven me some nice stuff for my build
    A nice package with all kind of things

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    80mm fans with white leds

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    A nice psu tester (sometime i blow things up)

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    With upgrade units, for more load

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    Black screws and other stuff

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    A beautifull mouse, the Sentinel

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    And....... the turbine masters

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    which gonna be placed like this.

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    Also i had some black aluminium panels, so lets get to work

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    everything measured

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    Drilled the holes

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    And placed on the back

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    mounted on the back

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    And the fans for the radiators are finished

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    Power up

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    The are real quiet, and a lot of air

    And finally my acryl has arrived
    So sawn everything and drilled the holes

    Top left

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    Top right

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    Left

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    Right

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    And placed on each other

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    Turned around

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    On each side there's gonna be brushed aluminium.
    Th original panels i have finished already

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    Left

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    And right

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    That's all for today

    Grtzzz.
     
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  2. Rodhizzle

    Rodhizzle New Member

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    Damn this is awesome.
     
  3. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    A lot going on here... been busy already with a nice phat first post.. nice start.
     
  4. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    I like this. I shall be watching...
     
  5. Dark~3nergy

    Dark~3nergy what was dat sandvich ?

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    nice ! i was close to do something similar when i still had my lian li v-350
     
  6. Marcos_Viegas

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    Really excelente project! :thumb:

    Keep going! :rock:
     
  7. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    I like this, I have one of these cases myself and using 2 for a nice WC build is sweet :D
     
  8. kier

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    Thanks you guys, for the nice respons.
    Like i said before, this project is started at the beginning of march,
    and i have 2 or 3 major updates finished allready.
    Today it's time to post these update,s. Hope you like these to ;)
    After this update, i am almost at the same level of updating as i am today

    Brainstorming about the rads
    First i wanna to make some costum Brackets
    But dont think thats looks nice
    So i did something different, have maked a radiator tray
    Only need to Cut out 2 times a Rectangle for the airflow
    Made slots for the fittings

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    Just like this

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    Slots around the fittings

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    Only need to connect the radiators together

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    Some highflow fittings

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    Looks nice i think

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    And the one on the top

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    The pumps are gonna be like this

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    I did a lot of thinking about the reservoirs, and tried a lot of things

    I have spinbays, EK tubes 150 and EK tubes 250

    Had taken some pics what i had tried

    The spinbays like this

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    The 150mm tubes

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    Or like this

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    The 250mm tubes, but then horizontal

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    Was getting crazy about this problem, but then.............
    Not horizontal or vertical, but in a inclined position

    From the top. Have a lot of space in the middle for the tubes

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    Left side. Pump with a lot of rotary fittings

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    Right side, almost the same as the left. Only the tubes gonna be with a different angle

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    i did some small stuff. I've tested the airflow through the mesh
    It wasn't that good, so i've sawn a piece out of it

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    Needs a paintjob

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    1 rectangle is bigger then the other one, this is because i dont wanted to see the suspension from the rads

    Also i had some Glostrings, nice stuff

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    I hoped they where white, but they are bleu/green, but doesnt matter.
    Had to change my midplate

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    Looks fine in the dark

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    like this

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    This is also coming in a vertical line in the front

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    A nice glow, i think

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    Purchased a FrozenQ reservoir. The blue one

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    2 reservoirs looks good, 3 even better

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    Nice light in it

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    Only i have 2 different colors blue, sow need to brainstorm for that

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    And need to make something for the pumps

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    Also i have sold my 3 GTX470, and get some other nice gpu's

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    Gtx480, really nice cards

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    Nickel blocks on it, looks better with this build

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    Very shinny backplates

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    The hole thing is really havy, so need to make something for this

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    On the corners maked a kind of pilar

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    I am in love with the backplates

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    i had some nice stuff been delivered
    I think it,s the last stuff i need to finish this build, i hope
    So what did i get in:

    Some nice aluminium fans, the NorthQ 120MM 3711WL Silent Tornado

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    And some BP fillporten

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    Zilver plugs BP pluggen

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    BP links

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    Aqua computer powerbooster

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    And 2 bottles of Feser Aqua ultra water

    The fans are coming across the motherboard, pulling fresh air over the board

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    Like this

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    Painted the back black

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    And i have played with the glostrings, i did made it some more blue

    Top vertical line

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    And vertical line under

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    Nice effect on the inside

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    Played with the different light sources, fans with the white led and some other leds

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    Ram cooler also white leds in it

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    Yesterday i did the front
    The 2 push buttons. One for the on switch and one for the eject button
    Sawn a piece of acryl. and maked 2 holes in it

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    Placed the front plate

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    The plex behind the front is gonna be enlighted, so that you have a white ring from the button and one around the button
    Also placed the new acryl front for the aquaero

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    Made the aluminium strips for the 2 aquaero's

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    Placed everything. I think i gonna make some cover for it

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    almost finished the front

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    Dont know if i make the buttons black, or leave them silver

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    That's it for now

    Grtzzz.
     
  9. Mosquito

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    This project is looking very nice. The work done so far looks very nice! I'll be keeping an eye on it, that's for sure
     
  10. MilOk

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    pics ? =O
     
  11. kier

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    Don,t know what Pbucket is doing?
    It looks like maintenance :(
     
  12. MilOk

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    i use imageshack.us =)
     
  13. kier

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    I wish i was !!!
    Getting a little bit tired of there problem :(
     
  14. k.3nny

    k.3nny Active Member

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    Hey kier :)

    Welcome to Bit-Tech also :D!

    I got photobucket pro, no problems here :!
     
  15. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Photobucket maintenance problem - not kier's fault. They are scrambling to fix.
     
  16. kier

    kier -----------------

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    Hi k.3nny, thanks.
    Nice to see some Dutch pro modders here ;)

    Yup, 2% of the Pbucket users had this problem
    I was one of them, but they solved this problem very nicely
    +1 for Photobucket :clap:
     
  17. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Pics are back and now I can watch.

    John
     
  18. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    Good to see the LILI tower here! You know, the family :thumb:
     
  19. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    WOW, what a great start! That looks amazing!
     
  20. kier

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    Ahh, more family members ;) nice to know i'm not alone

    Thank you very much :thumb:


    Because my pictures where offline for a while, i'm gonna treat you guys for another major update


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    This time i couldn,t resist to fill the top section of my Lian
    The good thing of this build is that i can fill the both sections separate
    So i can do the leak test without my hardware under it, i had some bad luck with BP rotery,s in the past
    First i had al the tube in place, solid and flexible

    Turned the pumps, only need to make a nice bracket for this

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    These connected with BP links

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    For now connected with Tygon tube

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    Did the same thing on the Other side

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    Only a bit different for the higher placed radiator

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    The FrozenQ res. also connected with BP links

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    Nice in the middle

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    And fill it up

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    And yes, i had a leaking rotery under the reservoir
    not shocking, but need to exchange this
    Also placed some black fillports, just to see the looks of it
    Al the black fittings and fillports are also beeing exchanged by silver
    think it,s a nice effect, seems to be floating

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    Dont forget the links between the gpu's

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    Nice effect also is the illuminated edges from the slots

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    Gonna be silver

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    Placed the wc section on it

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    and the other side with the gpu's also illuminated

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    Using i bright white led

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    Now everything is almost in place, i'am thinking to remove the FrozenQ reservoir.
    It's to much chaos, and to bright i think, so i have changed some big little things
    Removed the FrozenQ, just to get some peace in the upper section
    Instead of this i've made a piece of mirror acryl around the pumps to let it look like
    everything is one piece
    (The Tygon tubes are gonna be changed)

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    Connect the pumps together, just for the looks. Has no function, but looks nice

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    Just need to make a cover for the pumps

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    Around the pumps the mirror acryl, for this i have cut out 2 slots to fit the pumps in

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    Think this is much better with the FozenQ out. Now i made the top cover of the Lian
    Sawn the holes for the fillports and drilled holes

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    Over this there's gonna be a aluminium cover, but i'm thinking about this for the shape
    Also been busy with my Be quiet psu.
    all the way black sleeving and give a little paintjob to the back

    And a little piece of me on the pic ;)

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    Always beautifull Mdpc quality sleev.

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    In the 5.25 bay mch room to put all the cables

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    The curve for the motherboard cables

    De curve van de draadjes naar de mobo voeding

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    Just needs to be shapened

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    Cpu cables true the 3.25 bays

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    For the cables from the gpu's i used flatcable

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    Just like this

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    Like i said before, painted the back of the psu

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    Gonna make a plate, just to get it the same like all the other covers

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    Made the links for the gpu's

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    I am still waiting for silver fillports. When they arrived i can put everything together,
    and connect all the cables to the 2 aquaero's
    But the most cables are covered for now

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    That's it for this time. See you soon ;)
     

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