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Case Mod - In Progress [Project] Lian Li PC-Q11

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by OC Maximus, 18 Oct 2011.

  1. OC Maximus

    OC Maximus New Member

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    Having just about completed my main rig, [Project] Lian Li A05NB, I've decided to build a smaller, low power/low cost machine to act as a Home Server/HTPC. Guess we can call it the main rigs little bro. I've been accumulating parts for the past few weeks and finally put it all together. No project name as of yet since I'm not very creative when it comes to those sorts of things. I'll have to come up with something later, or not. :)

    I'm no artist but more of the practical type, so that's the approach I will be taking throughout this build.


    Welcome to my build log
    [Project] Lian Li PC-Q11


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    Alright, enough of the chit chat. Lets get down to business.


    The Hardwarez:
    Lian Li PC-Q11
    Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge
    Intel 2600k CPU Cooler (don't hate :nono:)
    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    GIGABYTE GA-H67N-USB3-B3 LGA 1155
    GIGABYTE GeForce GT 520 OC
    Silverstone SST-ST45SF 450 Watt
    OCZ Vertex 60Gb SSD
    2x WD Caviar Green 2Tb

    Now lets get this party started :dremel:

    First up, MNPC Tech "Micro" Case Feet. Love the feet but am not very happy with the OEM placement. It looks off, way off. I'll have to remount them further out towards the corners.

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    Here's the hardware test fit. Yep, it all fits and works well. Messy as all heck I know, lol. Well, its a start...

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    B-Magic, Gray and Black sleeving will be used in this build. Gotta love MDPC Sleeving, its surely in a league of its own. :thumb:

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    Alright, that's all for now. Soon as the sleeving arrives I can get back to work tiding things up.


    Thank you viewing,
    OCM :cooldude:
     
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  2. OC Maximus

    OC Maximus New Member

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    Say hello to my little friend [​IMG]

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    PSU De-Stickered

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  3. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    Hello little friend! I'd forgotten they made graphics cards that small! And I've certainly never seen such a small case! Looks like this is going to be an interesting build to follow :)

    I'll be interested to see how you find room to tuck all those cables away, how it is at the moment it looks like you will struggle with your airflow.
     
  4. miahallen

    miahallen Team IRONMODS - World Champions!

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    :grr: <hate>






    :p
     
  5. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    is wirecutters still on shop's shellves?
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Any Lian Li mod = insta-boner



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  7. OC Maximus

    OC Maximus New Member

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    This Giga GTX520 OC is tiny compared to the GTX580 in my main rig. So much smaller in person than internet pictures show. After unboxing I honestly thought I'd made a $59.99 mistake. "No way this tiny card could keep up with 1080p viewing", so I thought.... After a few days of testing, it soars with flying colors. Perfect little card for this HTPC build.
    No worries Mia, have a CPU-360 on hot standby. Not sure which route this project will go at the moment. Right now its a budget minded build ;)
    Yes, your on the right track
    For sure, same here!

    I'll have a few more picture updates this weekend.

    So stay tuned :lol:
     
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  8. OC Maximus

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    Storage Drive #2 prepped.

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    More mesh, I could always use more mesh ;)

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  9. OC Maximus

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    Quicky polish job, one more to go.

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  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    It ain't a real mod until you've voided some warranties. Nice polish job BTW
     
  11. OC Maximus

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    QTF! and thanks


    First attempt at soldering mesh.

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  12. OC Maximus

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    Sleeving from MDPC came in today. Top notch quality I must say.

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    Time to get to sleeving, shortening cables, ect....

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  13. OC Maximus

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    Caps all pretty and clean.

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    Scythe SCKZT-1000 80mm Kozuti CPU Cooler installed.

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  14. mnpctech

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    another awesome build! and great job on the modders mesh! :thumb:
     
  15. OC Maximus

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    Thanks Bill. Not exactly sure where I will incorporate the mesh into this build but I do have some ideas ;)

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    You might ask yourself

    "Self, why is lunatic polishing all these parts?"

    Could it be because he spent too much time at test depth polishing torpedo tubes on watch during his first few years in the Navy?

    or

    Could it be because he's trying to maximize lighting in such a small space by using the reflective properties of polished metal?

    you decide...
     
  16. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Nice lil build there mate :)
     
  17. OC Maximus

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    Thanks coolamasta ;)

    At the moment I'm debating which way to mount the psu for best wire management before I snip anymore wires. I should have time this weekend to finish phase one of this build (air cooled).

    If I do decided to water cool at a later date it will be purely for the fun of it :)
     
  18. OC Maximus

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    AeroCool Shark 140mm Black Edition 140mm Blue LED Case Fan plus a mesh shroud.

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    Shortened CPU 4 pin by 6". Next on the agenda is shortening the 24 pin then sleeving it all.

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    Yeah, wife loves it when I solder in the kitchen, really... :idea:
     
  19. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    hope you're using lead free solder in the kitchen

    nice prolishing job, you sure you didn't work in the officers mess polishing silver all day
     
  20. OC Maximus

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    Just about done with this little project.



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