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Case Mod - In Progress Monolith - Lian Li PC-X1000 mod / Final pictures - 1st June.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mrdbristol, 17 Feb 2010.

  1. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Welcome to my next build :)

    The case is the impressive looking Lian Li PC-X1000 Full-Tower Case.

    Early days yet, the case has been ordered and down for powdercoating in a few weeks.

    This build will revolve around a simple colour scheme of black with red accents.

    THE BASICS:

    Asus Maximus II mobo ;
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    GSkill Trident Ram;
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    A Q9650 chip

    Asus Xonar DX soundcard

    An ATi graphics card, in keeping with the colour scheme.

    Lian Li PC-X1000 Full-Tower Case - Black‏ - With Matt black powdercoated insides.

    Matt Black Bitspower fittings with red tubing

    LUND Aluminium Reservoir - Anodised Red

    A CNC window cut that features a combination of Dark tint and a Red tint acrylic.

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    The idea is to get the acrylic ' flush' with the case panel - As oppose to mounting an acrylic sheet behind the side panel.

    This will give it a smoother look.

    Will post some pics when the powdercoating is done.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
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  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice design, really clean and a nice colour scheme. I will be watching this one.
     
  3. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Cheers oz.

    Bit frustrating having no progress pics to post as yet.

    But powdercoating and cnc milling the window aren't something i can do on my kitchen table !

    Its all in safe hands though, and i will be getting this build started in 2 weeks.:thumb:
     
  4. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Back again :D

    First pictorial update :thumb:

    Out the box;

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    Gives you and idea of how tall she is. This is the 'window panel'.

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    Bottom section at the front. This is where a 'fat' 120mm radiator will be cooling the CPU and Northbridge;

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    Front part, where the 2 other 140mm fans sit ;

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    The 2 x 140mm fans are easily removed, and easily modded for a 280mm radiator if i need it ;

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    Few randoms :)

    The backplate/pci holding device, this will be anodised red as part of the colour scheme ;

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    The 'flat packed' version ! ;

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    And a few leftover screws etc......

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    So she's all ready for the insides to be powdercoated matt black.

    I've started the braiding process, and managed to source some nice parts for the build in the last few weeks.

    More piccies to follow, shortly :D

    Cheers,

    Mark
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That X1000 is gorgeous, I'm jealous. :D
     
  6. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    Can't wait for more!
    Such a sweet case.
     
  7. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    i swear sometimes it would be easier to ship cases as parts to assemble, would make modding so much easier! lol!
     
  8. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX What's a Dremel?

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    Powder coating + huge flat side panel = Risk of potential warp ?
     
  9. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    The side panels are already black, as standard.

    Its just the insides that are being powdercoated.
     
  10. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Got my camera ready! Hopefully going to have lots and lots of pics to sift through when we get back from Madrid!:D
     
  11. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah but oven nonetheless.
     
  12. Colossous

    Colossous Minimodder

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    Looks like its going to be a good one duder :naughty:
     
  13. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Cheers mate :thumb:

    Update time :D

    Starting braiding.

    It seems that, including Purple Rain, i've spent most of the last 6 months braiding cables !

    Anyway, a couple of pics of the 24pin ATX power cable.

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    Close-up, shows the colour in more detail :

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  14. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Onto the fans.

    Phobya Nano-G 14 Silent Waterproof 1000rpm

    Very lucky to pick up 3 of these on a members market, they were the exact ones i was going to use in this build.

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    ^ Note, they are waterproof. I guess Phobya have seen my leak testing methods !

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    The colour is perfect, a darkish red.

    Just need 2 more for the build.
     
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  15. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    The reservoir i'll be using is this beauty made by Lund.

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    But, to tie in with the colour theme i had it anodised a darkish red to match the rest.

    Big thanks to Tom @ ChilledPC for this :)

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    More to follow, soon.

    Thanks for popping in :D

    Mark
     
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  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I presume that's just an aluminum 'sheath' for the res? Looks hot :naughty:

    Where do you source your braiding? It's the closest I've ever seen to (or perhaps even the same as) MDPC-X sleeving.
     
  17. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Yes mate, aluminum outer shell with a clear reservoir inside. No mixed metal contact.

    Braiding, here ;

    http://www.chilledpc.co.uk/shop/index.php?cPath=60_94_172

    ChilledPC.co.uk have their own braid, very dense weave - Superb stuff.

    Cheers.
     
  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    You folks in the UK are pretty lucky. It's a real pain to find half the good stuff (SMD strips, quality sleeving) in most other countries. :/
     
  19. murtoz

    murtoz Busy procrastinating

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    But chilledpc ship worldwide :-D
     
  20. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Oh they do? That's nice. Pretty pricey for the non-RM options though. But they seem pretty proactive and all that - I've bookmarked the site for future purchases.

    Thanks!
     

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