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Case Mod - In Progress Project 'Grudge'

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dark Sun, 4 Aug 2009.

  1. Dark Sun

    Dark Sun New Member

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    Welcome to Project Grudge.

    After approximately 6 months work on and off I am proud to unveil Project 'Grudge'. I have taken my time with the build so far to ensure high quality and to avoid any costly mistakes.

    'Grudge' will be used primarily for gaming, music and movies.

    The project should be finished in the next two weeks.

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    The case is a Lian Li PC-A05B. I have powder coated the internals.

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    I have cut 2X120mm fans into the top of the case.

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    I used a Bitspower fan grill and secured the fans with hex bolts and nuts.

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    The stock PCI slot covers have been replaced with custom ones.

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    The top 2X120mm Yate Loon fans. This will ensure cool air reaches the graphics card.

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    The stock power and reset switch have been replaced with white LED vandal switches.

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    The stock case feet have been replaced with some billet machined aluminium ones.

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    Here is the rear case fan with the brain drain fan grill.

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    I plan on hiding all the cables behind the motherboard. So far I have wired the switches and four case fans.
     
  2. Sni9er

    Sni9er Ermmmm 42 ???

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    looks very black... i like it ! your not basing it on the film are you (the grudge) as i wont ever look in this thread again due to fear .. lol

    but yes i love it.. look forward to seeing more

    you replacing those white molex's with black ones ?

    love and metal

    luke
     
  3. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice work, very clean and simple, just the way I like em :thumb:.
     
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  4. Dark Sun

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    I can safely say it is not based on the film 'the grudge'. Project 'Grudge' was a U.S government project during the 1950s. I remember hearing about it on the X Files and thought it was a cool sounding name.

    I don't plan on replacing the white molex connectors because once the side panel is on I wont be able to see them and I don't plan on taking it off again unless there is a problem!
     
  5. Mark_Hardware

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    Looks nice. Clean. I love powdercoating, you just can't beat that finish!
     
  6. Dark Sun

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    The PSU arrived today.

    It is a Coolermaster Silent Pro M 700w.

    I just though I would give my initial impressions to help anyone who is thinking about getting one of these.

    The packaging is pretty basic but I wasn't expecting anything amazing given the PSU is under £90. The packaging did its job.

    The PSU itself looks absolutely awesome. The PSU has a matt black finish and looks very high quality and doesn't leave any fingerprints after handling. The construction is as solid as a rock. It looks pretty understated compared to many PSU's out there but I like the look and it fits my theme. The performance is good according to the reviews.

    Next I will braid the exposed power cables. I will post more pics over the coming days when hopefully it will be installed.

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  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Yeah CM make some rock solid PSUs, I used one in my brothers rig and haven't had a problem with it since the PC was built about 2 years ago.
     
  8. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    nice psu mate solid as!
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    You didn't get silicone pads with the PSU? That's one of the coolest add-ons, IMO.
     
  10. ry@n

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    Looking nice and stealthy, it's nice to see your taking your time and the cable management looks great.
     
  11. Dark Sun

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    I removed the large side sticker with a heat gun. It came off pretty easily after heating the sticker on a low heat for around a minute.


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  12. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    All black is always good :thumb:
     
  13. Sni9er

    Sni9er Ermmmm 42 ???

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    those vibrations springs are removable (where panel locks to chassis) you could spray them with hamerite/other spray, and then spray with greese or PTFE (so it doesn't grind the paint off-on the case)
     
  14. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    PSU looks much better without the sticker :thumb:.
     
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    ima guess all black sleeving?
     
  16. Dark Sun

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    All the components arrived this week. I'd planned on installing everything this week, however the cpu cooler was severely damaged and needs to be replaced.

    At the moment I'm running the rig outside of the case using the stock cooler because I wanted to test all the hardware worked.

    A replacement cooler should arrive on Monday. I'm hoping everything will be in the case within the next week.

    I'm sending a few bits off to Chilled PC to be powdercoated as well.

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    Here is the motherboard.

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  17. Picarro

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    I have always wanted to do a pc like this. Totally clean, w/o any of those random lights and wierd stickers.
     
  18. badje

    badje boni

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    I really like that heatsink on the mobo, looks pretty cool imo.
    Lian Li's are always great.
     
  19. Mark_Hardware

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    Thats a sweetass mobo! I like the placement of the headers, and the sata connectors. Though I only see 6? anyway lot of nice gear man I'm jealous!!!
     
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    everything looks beast to me, i love the all black :D, shoulld be a powerful machine
     

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