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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Dominator (Lian Li A05-B) updated 10/20/08

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by fstr, 29 Jul 2008.

  1. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Excellent work. I love the clean execution and color theme of everything :thumb:
     
  2. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r What's a Dremel?

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    Never heard that expression before, but I found that it means thanks in a dialect, spoken in Namibia :D It's definitely not dutch :hehe:
     
  3. fstr

    fstr What's a rotary tool?

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    I really like working with the aluminum, and experimenting with JB Weld led to more good results. Now if I can just improve my acrylic skills :sigh:
    Thanks for the compliments (and looking through what is now starting to be a substantial number of photos)

    Thanks - did you notice your honeycomb mesh in the rear fan grill? You will be seeing more of that soon...

    I know it's not Dutch - Its a dialect spoken in South Africa and Namibia. Normally I can have simple conversations with Dutch people. I guess the written word is not as easy, although I can understand what I read in Dutch if I read slowly
     
  4. Omen

    Omen What's a Dremel?

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    Very Nice m8!!

    Great attention to detail :rock:
     
  5. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    amazing work.. looks excellent!
     
  6. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    big-bore compression fittings.. :thumb:
    this was only a dream a year ago..
    also, the green acrylic.. Very-cool..
    MS
     
  7. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    I just saw this mod pop up, and had to read it through! Very nice work. I'm amazed that the first pics were on a camera phone, but the later pics are even better... best of all of course is the modding!
    I've never seen that radiator before, I like it. And your mount is fantastic.
    I think your plexi work is great (example: the res holder and especially the tapping. I'd be scared to try and tap that thin a plate.
    The way you integrated the hex mesh with the body of the case is fantastic, and looks especially good after the powder coating.
    All in all :thumb:
     
  8. Teknokid

    Teknokid Minimodder

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    I cant believe Ive missed this.. you get my vote for MOTM!!
     
  9. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Congratz on the MOTM nomination, best of luck.
     
  10. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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    Very cool indeed.
    But the loop, seems.....reversed? Or is it just me?

    Other than that....I am green with envy. ( Pun intended ;-)
     
  11. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Very nice work..
    Sorry, it did not notice your project until it hit the MOTM..
    By the way, I am from Chicago as well. Its a small world..
     
  12. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Your work is top notch. Congrats on the nomination as well, best of luck to you!
     
  13. ZeroG

    ZeroG What's a Dremel?

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    MOTM Nominee

    Baie geluk met MOTM!!!

    Wat maak jy daar in die states? - LOL

    I really like this mod - very clean with good attention to detail.

    Some more pics plz!!:clap:
     
  14. fstr

    fstr What's a rotary tool?

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    Thank you so much for the MOTM nomination, voting and encouragement. I never expected to generate so much excitement with this mod.
    But in the end I am just happy that you all are taking the time to look. And a special thanks to all reading my ramblings and a HUGE thanks to those of you that respond with all manners of encouragement!




    Thanks!

    :thumb:

    It's so much fun working with the fittings. As they say "once you go big bore, you won't go back". No wait, that's not it, but it should be... :naughty:

    The mesh was an experiment and it worked out great. Now I wish I can switch the case around so that I can see it as it will mostly be hidden.
    Thanks for taking the time to write such an encouraging message!

    Thanks for the vote. Now if I can only rig the polls...
    Maybe you can sign up as your sister, mother, uncle etc and vote some more...
    LOL

    Thanks - and the same to you. But it may not matter - we are getting our asses handed to us! I guess I will have to go back and work harder!

    The loop is Pump2 > rad > cpu > res > pump1 > pump2
    LOL - I'm sure you can find some medicine for the "green-ness".
    Thanks!

    Small world indeed - how's your "indoor modding facilities" to keep you going through the winter? I will have to get a space heater for the garage so that I can keep it up.

    Thanks!

    Dankie man - dis die plek om te wees as jy hou van toegang en goedkoop rekenaar komponente!
     
  15. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Yep we really have had our asses handed to us. Oh well, there is always the next mod ;).
     
  16. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    This is really impressive stuff - very well fabricated. Keep up the good work. :thumb:
     
  17. fstr

    fstr What's a rotary tool?

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    Wilco - expect more updates soon!
     
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  18. fstr

    fstr What's a rotary tool?

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    Mini-update. (No pics just boring words!)

    This past weekend I put it all together to do some performance testing. Now I know it is not really part of the work log to talk about this, but I know some of you are interested in the performance (I know I secretly had some concerns). And for me a mod still needs to remain functional otherwise it is pointless.

    Disaster struck almost immediately after I filled the loop - one of the pumps died! So I decided to push on as it is a PITA to drain the loop and figure out the problem. More on this later...

    So let me just cut through all of the boring details and state the following summary - I used Orthos and Real temp for testing. At 100% load on a E8400 @ stock with one pump running @50% (6v) (and keep in mind the loop is getting blocked by the second non-running pump) and rad fan running 4v, the temp never rose above 39C.

    I was shocked to say the least, so I bumped the FSB to run the CPU at 3.6GHz (3 stock) and same voltage. This time the temp rose to 41C

    At this point I decided to stop testing for now to go back and figure out why the pump was broken.

    So I drained the loop. This sucked so I decided that I wil install a drain valve to make it easier in future (check back next week for this).
    As soon as I had the pump removed, I realized that the problem is with a loose wire, not the pump. I could have saved myself a lot of pain if I just checked the fan header plug first. But you live and learn...


    This coming weekend I will work on wiring, the drain valve, and putting it all together again. (and I will have a bunch of pics again!). Until then - happy modding!
     
  19. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Damn mate that really sucks. On well, you can fix it now and get it up and running again.
     
  20. spenc259

    spenc259 in the build stage!!!

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    This is some project mate... love the colour scheme, will be doing something similar colour wise but ill be using orange instead:thumb:

    well done on the MOTM nomination...got my vote...u deserve it just on build quality alone...
     
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