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Project: invalid LI - Update 4-03 - COMPLETE for now...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by invalid, 7 Mar 2005.

  1. invalid

    invalid What's a Dremel?

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    Hey all welcome to my ongoing worklog for my project invalid li. The name of course comes from my name, invalid and lian li since this case is a v1000b.

    My goal here is a clean case with an over all black and silver (chrome) theme. The case itself is obviously black and the elements added will mostly be chrome/silver. I will also be on a industrial theme with bolts and such giving a heavy duty feeling.

    Over the window will be acrylic with rounded edges mounted on the outside with silver machine screws. The rubber molding on the window now will be there as I want the window slightly raised and that molding will keep it air tight.

    Here are the plans for the rest.

    The TOP:
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    92mm fan hole with metal ring from MNPCTECH (As seen on hellbound)
    2 chrome covered handles again from MNPCTECH (helping the heavy duty industrial theme)
    two chrome hinges connected to the side door (door will have hydrolic lift)

    SIDE:
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    window on outside as explained above.
    invalid logo on window in chrome metal attached via screws.
    chrome pull out handle on bottom to lift door off catch.

    I will be receiving my first set of things today.
     
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  2. invalid

    invalid What's a Dremel?

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    Small update:

    I installed the window side recessed ring handle.

    Starting the main circle cut. I realized after making my marks my measurements were off. So ignore that the cut is off of the lines.
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    Final result with the handle in place

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    Just waiting now on the screws. The ones I bought don't match well.

    To be continued...
     
  3. invalid

    invalid What's a Dremel?

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    Small update just stopped home and my package from mnpctech arrived. (UPS left it outside in the rain!)

    Quick pics of the ring in action before being mounted. I had a precut hole in the top for a fan before and its almost a perfect fit already. Just a bit more cutting and it will be exact.


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    I love this thing! Cannot wait to come home tonight to install it and the handles!
     
  4. NoCoolOnesLeft

    NoCoolOnesLeft What's a Dremel?

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    that looks very nice! :hip:
     
  5. unrealhippie

    unrealhippie What's a Dremel?

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    slick!

    Keep us updated!
     
  6. G4m3R_X3r0

    G4m3R_X3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    Hey where did you get all the stuff for the fan hole! I was going to use that on the top of my LAN-RIG
     
  7. invalid

    invalid What's a Dremel?

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    mnpctech.com. But its not on his site yet to order. Should be soon though.
     
  8. GigantoR

    GigantoR What's a Dremel?

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    Looks great man, Bill makes good stuff. Wish I had cash to get at some of it ;).
     
  9. invalid

    invalid What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone know a good place to get custom designs in aluminum for a good cost? SO far I only know of customwatercuts.
     
  10. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    iirc mnpctech.com does them with water jetting. If you drop him a mail he should clarify that ;)
     
  11. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    He does, and the prices aren't too frightening.
     
  12. Derelict

    Derelict What's a Dremel?

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    Looking sweet so far, can't wait to see more! :rock:
     
  13. mondriaan

    mondriaan What's a Dremel?

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    looking good, keep up the good work. :thumb: :thumb:

    Love mnpctech's work as well.
     
  14. invalid

    invalid What's a Dremel?

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    update update

    Update Time

    The top is complete. Will continue with the rest tomorrow.


    First I had to switch all my parts to the new spare case
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    I disassembled the v1000 even removing the fans. The front intake fan will get some work later. Blowhole in a v1000 anyone?
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    Here is a glimpse of the old switch and new one I will install. Ring lit.
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    Measuring begins!
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    Measure twice. Hell, three times!
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    And when you do, you get good results.
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    Thats it for today. Got to watch my dvr recordings of survivor and apprentice now. More work tomorrow. :thumb:
     
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  15. GigantoR

    GigantoR What's a Dremel?

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    I really like the iron cross on the front man. Gives the whole black and chrome theme a badass look to it.
     
  16. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Looking very nice, the black and chrome makes for great contrast!
     
  17. G4m3R_X3r0

    G4m3R_X3r0 What's a Dremel?

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    I soo want a Chrome Ring for my case!! Those are sweet!! How much did it cost you???
     
  18. invalid

    invalid What's a Dremel?

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    29.99. Well worth it. :thumb:
     
  19. n0ll4k

    n0ll4k What's a Dremel?

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    sweet

    the iron cross looks very nice
     
  20. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    damn that looks nice! i love the bling on the top ! it would be fun if you added a spinner inside the circle on the top! :D :hehe:
     

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