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Case Mod - Complete Project: L3p L4n - Mod Of The Year 2012 Nominee.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, 26 Jun 2011.

  1. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    My vacation has started and didn't do anything on the case yet :)
    I did practise some.

    From the start i had the idea to make the fan/rad guard just like the S21T's little brother.

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    I'm already walking with that idea for 2 weeks now how to do that.
    The case is 5mm thick, brushed and black anodized aluminium.
    So i guess i can't restore the smallest scratch.
    Today i just tried to make such a fan hole in a piece of 6mm thick aluminium.


    First had to do some shopping again. (The dremel virus even got me before i started working with it)

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    piece of 6mm thick garbage measured out.

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    Still no idea how or what, but i've got to do it with these tools.

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    Forget about a dremel in 6mm alu :p so lets prepare for the jigsaw.

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    Only had a bad quality metalsaw, the woodsaw worked better :/

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    After sawing, the dremel works out fine.

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    Grinding the edges from the Bitspower radguard. (Starting to love the dremel :) )

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    Bending the edges a little more.

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    Tapped the radguard in it's place, in the case itself i will use kit / black glue to hold it in it's place even better.

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    Painted it black for the picture.
    In this picture the guard needed a few more taps.

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    And this is how i want it .... X 3 :)
    Next time further on with how i will fasten the rads/fans.

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  2. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Lookin' really good!
     
  3. Gentleman_Dingo

    Gentleman_Dingo What's a Dremel?

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    that mesh is looking sweet. It's giving me ideas of my own. Looking forward to how you're attaching them.
     
  4. Shael

    Shael What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice work on getting the mesh to fit so well, its not an easy thing to do :thumb: keep up the work :)
     
  5. -Jv-

    -Jv- What's a Dremel?

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    I love the look of those 'flush sitting' mesh covers ! Awesome idea and execution. Like usual. Keep on modding L3p !
     
  6. modd1uk

    modd1uk Multimodder

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    Awesome progress. That case is lush...hefty price tag though OOFT !
     
  7. BaronStoke

    BaronStoke What's a Dremel?

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    I've followed the L3P D3SK with interest and follow this one too, to see what it becomes. :thumb:
     
  8. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks a lot guys!

    Been busy yesterday with the mod-attic again (Wife's ... :p )

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    Also been thinking all day how to fix the radiators to the case on the inside without being able to see it on the outside.

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    Going to use Velcro around the radiators and going to support them with a few layers of 5mm thick rubbertape.

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  9. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Daaaym thats a close fit:D
     
  10. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Wise doing a test run on some material rather than the expensive case :D looks like you got it spot on :clap:, nicely done I think I'd have to have a couple of beers to go cut the actual case :hehe:.

    What will you be doing about the silver edge the cutting will leave behind, I'd expect even if it's flush it will still show even if it's a faint line.

    Edit, well you already painted the test piece so you could sand the edges so they are raw & you'll get to see if it's bad or not.

    If it is bad then when everything is done you could mask everything up & then paint the edges.
     
  11. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    You're the first who asks that about the silver edge Waynio, we also think the same about that beer :clap:
    I was planning to sand it with different grit sizes so it will look brushed like the rest of the case.
    After that im going to try to paint it with one of the 6 different kinds of black revell i bought.
    I'm still nervous about the hole thing :dremel:
     
  12. awok3N

    awok3N Who dares wins.

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    tighter than a ticks ass, looking good brah
     
  13. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    haha you dont say so:D Its only now i realise how thich the case actual is :rock:

    To cut a hole in a lian li case, or any others is no problem, but with this kinda thickness i would keep the dremel steady :dremel:

    GL, and i am sure you will do just great!:clap:
     
  14. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Thanks m8!
    That's why i made the example, going to use the jigsaw and the just use the dremel to scour? it till it has the right size.
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Just in case you didn't know but you probably do :D also make sure to use low tack masking tape & some good padding on the nice panel to prevent the jigsaw scuffing it up & it should stay in mint condition then :) it'd be a nightmare to muck this up :eeek:.
     
  16. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Already fixed that from work a while ago, it's very "slippery" tape. Also going to tape the jigsaw itself :)

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  17. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Update.

    First of all the nice package from
    www.highflow.nl
    The footprint on the box did scare the **** out of me but nothing was damaged :)

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    Because i replaced the PSU fan, i needed another fan, also one to replace the fan blades

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    Going for Feser Red, liked the colour more. Also some Red Dye to make it darker.

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    Some extension cables from Cubitek

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    And ... a cpu lapping kit ;)

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    Thanks for the nice discount Freddy, this wouldn't be possible without you!

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    Got me some new sawing blades for the 5mm aluminium.

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    And assembled the fans to the rads.

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    Finally could use the black M3 allen bolts.

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    Want to change this somehow

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    I think i'll use Bitspower mesh there too.

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    Fast sketch-up for the radiator placement :)

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    And the case almost completely disassembled.

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    Hope i'll ever get it working again :p

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    And taped it with extra smooth tape. (I'll cry if I'll scratch it :p )

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    Still need to think of something for it.

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    Blood red acrylic it'll be

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    Even Origen AE works with a black marker when they damage something :)

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    Back to the fanholes.
    Pre-drilling first.
    Don't mind the drill's brand ;)

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    Also taped the jigsaw.

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    Ready to go.

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    And the first hole is there.

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    Two to go.

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    And the third!

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    Now finish the nice round edges.
    Wanted to use the dremel, but got myself my file again, needs to be as straight as possible.

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    More tomorrow!
     
  18. KiiYzOo

    KiiYzOo What's a Dremel?

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  19. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Great succes! Very naajs:D

    Glad you didn´t mess up buddy:D
     
  20. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    look awsome dude :D! GJ!
     

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