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Project Plex...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by axelh, 9 Apr 2007.

  1. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    Ok, ready for my second mod after a lame first mod. This time I am going to mod a Lian Li PC-65B! I called it Plex simply because it was the first thing that popped up in my head so I might change it later on, suggestions?

    The hardware I will be using is:

    - DFI Lanparty UT NF4 Ultra-D (939)
    - AMD 3500+ Winchester
    - PQI Memory 1GB
    - POV X800XL
    - OCZ 450W PSU
    - Nec DVD Burner

    And of course other things like fans, CCFL's and so on...

    Well, shall we start with some pics?

    The case from the front. A really nice and clean case - Lian Li quality!
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    Window panel. I will try to remove the sticker or change the window if necessary.
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    The back. I have big plans here so wait and see:)
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    The other panel. The Sticker is really nice so I think it will stay on.
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    The front which I also have big plans for. Wait and see.
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    Panel removed.
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    Behind door number 1! You can see that the aluminum really likes greasy fingers. Not much to do here but I have some ideas.
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    The window panel taken off.
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    The inside with some finger marks too.
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    Some cables from the fans, power, reset and LED's.
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    Some sunbeam fans installed. They will most likely be replaced by some A.C.Ryan fans.
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    The motherboard tray. Very practical!
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    Without the motherboard tray.
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    From the back.
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    continues next post.
     
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  2. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    The Hard drive rack removed. Some plans are ready for this.
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    The speaker under the Hard drive rack will most likely be removed.
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    Four of these screws removes the front from the small carbon things :eyebrow: which mounts to the case.
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    The front removed.
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    Inside the front. Not much to do here.
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    The Nec drive I will be using.
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    All the drive bay covers. Big plans for these. Hint: PLEXI!
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    Starting to look empty.
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    The 3.5 rack removed. Mounts with 3 thumbscrews, really easy.
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    From the side.
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    The usb ports removed.
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    The fan speed switch.
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    Some cables.
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    The sunbeam fans and filter removed.
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    This is as far I got today. Need some new drill bits to disassemble the rest.
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    From the back.
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    All the cables I've removed from the case.
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    That's it for today.

    No wait, a little teaser?

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    Axel
     
  3. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE 10.04.07

    I had some spare time today so I removed the sticker from the window panel. The window is still wet in the pic.
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    The remains.
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    I'm also ordering a lot of modding stuff from a danish webstore. They don't ship to Norway so it will be shipped to my uncle in Denmark and then to me. Pretty practical:)

    Axel
     
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  4. JAxen

    JAxen What's a Dremel?

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    looks nice.. will be lookin for updates in here ;D
     
  5. Neji

    Neji What's a Dremel?

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    Not sure what the nekid woman has to do with the look but good luck with the mod, mate.
     
  6. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE 11.04.07

    I'm going to mount a A.C.Ryan 120mm grill on top of the case. I'm also going to make a uv green plexi plate which I will mount between the grill and fan.
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    Printed a template of the grill from the net.
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    The whole top is masked. I made sure that the dvd burner and PSU would fit underneath.
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    The template is taped on and ready for cutting. Unfortunately I couldn't cut it today.
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    Decided to remove the sticker on the back as I have other plans for the panel - big plans.
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    The panel will of course be cleaned later on.
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    My door got the naked lady instead.
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    Axel
     
  7. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    Lookin good! Cant wait to see more. The 65B is a fun case to mod.
    If you want any ideas or help with modding your case check out my PC-65B. Link in my sig.
     
  8. Fozzy

    Fozzy What's a Dremel?

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    If you haven't made any cuts yet I suggest you allow space for a double radiator if you decide later in the future.
     
  9. sunny_man

    sunny_man What's a Dremel?

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    Looking nice! The green plexi, I think will look nice with the black case (if you intend to keep that colour).
     
  10. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks man! I am following your mod and it is looking good.

    I'm not going to use a radiator. It is just going to be a fan there, but thanks anyway.

    Thanks a lot! Green is the color scheme so I will use a lot of it.

    Axel
     
  11. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE 14.04.07

    I went out and bought 4mm drill bits and files today.
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    Ready to drill out the rivets in the case.
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    The top is taken of.
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    And here it is:)
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    Then the drive bay.
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    That is everything that can be taken apart. The rest is one piece.
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    Everything in my bed.
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    I won't be needing this speaker.
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    And it's out.
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    comments?

    Axel
     
  12. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE 19.04.07

    I have some plans for the motherboard tray so I disassembled it for easier access.
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    Used the bed as my workspace.
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    The plan is to have another fan on the motherboard tray.
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    Masked up and ready to draw fan holes with an old fan.
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    The holes are drawn.
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    And then drilled.
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    Filing for a perfect result.
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    Test fit.
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    Perfect!
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    Then I made a template for the fan hole and taped it on.
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    This is how far I got with one cutting disc.
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    Finished.
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    Some filing.
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    Pretty identical.
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    Looking for some c-strip in my mod box.
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    Not exactly c-strip, but it's usable.
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    The result! I am really pleased with this.
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    Axel
     
  13. itsjustacompaq

    itsjustacompaq Minimodder

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    looks good man, keep it up!
     
  14. Bas van der Werff

    Bas van der Werff What's a Dremel?

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    :thumb: looking good :D
     
  15. Mr-IK

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    Really nice so far :)
     
  16. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks guys...Keeps me motivated :thumb:

    Axel
     
  17. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Good job with the extra fan hole! Hard to say which one is self made.

    Also I personally like green, so looking forward seeing all those fans'n'stuff in the case :)
     
  18. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks man...

    I have some time this weekend so I will probably get some work done and I also plan to order some stuff...

    Axel
     
  19. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE 22.04.07

    I have been real busy this weekend because of a project for my art class at school. I had to finish my candle holder. What do you think?
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    BUT, I managed to order some goods for the project. Some bolts, nuts and green carbon fibre vinyl. Normal carbon fibre vinyl is also on the order list.
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    As soon as the goods are here there will be an update.

    Axel
     
  20. axelh

    axelh What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE 27.04.07

    I received the bolts and nuts which I ordered last weekend.
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    Button head M4.
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    Allen head M4.
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    Nuts M4.
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    Dome nuts M4.
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    As I am going to use bolts instead of the original rivets on the window panel I started to drill out the rivets.
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    Everything disassembled.
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    I also had to make the holes m4 so I drilled all the holes with a 4mm drill bit. My pants after :thumb:
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    Then I masked up everything so that it won't get scratched before I receive the plexi which I am going to use on the panel. I plan to use green uv plexi between the bolts and the panel.
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    Axel
     

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