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marcus000
11-19-2008, 11:20 AM
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/LianLiV30001.jpg

Case: Lian Li V300

Hardware:
Foxconn mATX board
2GB DDR2
ATI 3870X2
Zalman 600w PSU

Water Cooling:
DDC Pro & EK Res OR Xirex Res Top
Black Ice Stealth 240mm Rad
XSPC Delta V3 or D-Tek Fuzion V1

Mods:
TBC :up:

marcus000
11-19-2008, 11:22 AM
Case Modding

Got the case out and had a look how to fit the cooling inside it.
Going to put an XSPC RS240 radiator in the front after i've modded the fans to 120mm instead of those 80mm's.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/02.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/03.jpg

First problem I can see is the 2 external 3.5" drive bays.
They're going to fowl on any radiator I try to fit in there so i'm gonna have to zip those off.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/04.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/05.jpg

I got a few other bits & pieces done today whilst I had the jigsaw out.
Cut a piece of aluminum to size which will fasten the bottom of the 5.25" drives together after i've cut out the 3.5" bays.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/07.jpg

Also cut another piece to size, once i've finished with this it'll accept 120mm fans instead of the tiny 80mm fans.
Got this idea from another V300 build I found on the net.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/06.jpg

I've started looking at pump mounting, the Xirex Res top is about 15mm too tall thats that idea down the pan.
Currently looking at mounting an EK 150ml reservoir somewhere and using a normal DDC top instead.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/08.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/09.jpg

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I went out and bought a new pack of Dremel Cut-off Wheels because I couldn't get at the drive bays with a jigsaw.
I've cut the 3.5" bays off the bottom of the 5.25" bays in order to allow me to fit the radiator in the front of the case.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/10.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/11.jpg

marcus000
11-19-2008, 11:23 AM
Foxconn mATX mobo arrived, should look good with the Blue PCB & Blue slots on it! :D

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/12.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/13.jpg

Also got some Blue/Black Silverstone fans to keep everything colour co-ordinated. :)

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/15.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/14.jpg

marcus000
11-19-2008, 11:25 AM
Reserved for more pics. :)

bentleya
11-19-2008, 11:27 AM
Looking Good Marcus :D

RCG_Bex
11-19-2008, 01:56 PM
More pc-modding less photo-chopping :P

~Bex

MomijiTMO
11-19-2008, 02:26 PM
What? I thought you only brought finished builds here D=. Awww I stopped looking at the OCN builds because I would go barking mad waiting for it to be finished.

Sooooooo get a move on :D

hmmisee
11-19-2008, 08:20 PM
Wow those photos are simply stunning!
What camera are you using, How do you make everything black and white except for the ram and other things?
I cant wait till this is finished!

CyberDruid
11-19-2008, 08:26 PM
Must not keep the 08er's waiting Marcus. Hurry. Stop taking pics too...just post up text descriptions.

Tremeloes
11-20-2008, 02:45 AM
looks very nice so far. are you planing something special or will it be the standard watercooling mod for the v300 with good craftsmanship?

lyl
11-20-2008, 08:53 AM
nice pics!

i like the color scheme

marcus000
11-25-2008, 08:57 PM
Wow those photos are simply stunning!
What camera are you using, How do you make everything black and white except for the ram and other things?
I cant wait till this is finished!

Camera is a Fujifilm Finepix S602Z, pics taken in my garage under some lamps. :)
Not bad for a 6mp camera, just needs decent lighting to make it work. ;)

The pic editing is pretty simple, just copy and paste the pics on top of each other, turn one copy to black and white and use the rubber tool on the coloured copy to delete eveything you don't want to show up in colour. :up:


looks very nice so far. are you planing something special or will it be the standard watercooling mod for the v300 with good craftsmanship?

Thanks man, i'm just trying to keep this as clean as possible really.
There's a few things different about this, i'm making new side panels for one and few other bits n pieces like that. :)

Back onto the update, not much but hey! :rofl:

I just got the drive bays back from the powder coaters the other morning, came out perfect as always.
I gave them the mobo tray and a few other bits and pieces whilst I was there as well, should have those back this Friday! :D

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/20.jpg

Also, whilst I was doing some cable braiding last night I decided to grab my fans and braid them blue.

AC Ryan braid sucks ass though, it's really thin & see through stuff so i'm cutting it off and just gonna use my normal thick black stuff.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/18.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/19.jpg

I've also just spent the last hour doing all the CAD drawings for the new side panels and the rear panel, gonna e-mail them to the laser cutters in the morning, need to get to sleep now (it's 6:00am!).

Anyway, let me know what you think, i'm aiming to make the sides look factory finished. :)

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/V300SidePanel2.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/V300SidePanel.jpg

More on Friday! :up:

.Logic
11-26-2008, 02:35 AM
I love it!

Especially those fans ;)

:up:

AllContaminated
11-26-2008, 02:55 AM
:slobber:

twwen2
11-26-2008, 12:34 PM
Hey it's my case's little brother! :D

Looking forward to watching you squeeze everything in there marcus;).

Statts
11-26-2008, 12:47 PM
Subscribed. Will be keeping an eye on this for inspiration for my V350 build!

marcus000
12-25-2008, 05:32 AM
Few updates rolled into 1 here! :D

Mobo tray back from being powder coated Satin Black

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/21.jpg

arty farty shots FTW!

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/22.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/23.jpg


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I kinda like this as a logo, it looks somewhat classy and once it's lit up, should look sweet.

They've gone to be coated satin black with a few other pieces and I need to get some chunky acrylic, 5mm-8mm and then cut a piece to sandwich between the 2 plates together and illuminate it with a couple of blue LEDs.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/24.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/25.jpg

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Couple of new sides lasered from 2mm Aluminium, need to be painted or anodised now. :)

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/27.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/26.jpg

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Logo Plates back from being powder coated satin black, need to get some 8mm acrylic to fit between them now!

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/28.jpg

marcus000
02-10-2009, 01:26 AM
Got pretty much all the parts together for this at last! :D

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/products/Phobya05.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/products/Phobya06.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/products/Phobya09.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/products/Phobya10.jpg

Next up, fitting pr0n! :p

3/8" ID 1/2" OD Feser Compression with the Feser UV Blue Hose.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/30.jpg
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/32.jpg

This is a non-photoshopped picture, see the difference! :)

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w292/marcus000/V300/31.jpg

Pump is being rotated 90 degrees as soon as I get my bracket back from being coated.

Also took deivery of some Arctic Cooling RAM sinks and just ordered 2 more sticks of RAM so nearly there at last! :D

Hennels
02-10-2009, 01:30 AM
Looks very nice mate. Looking forward to more.

BlueAqua
02-10-2009, 04:21 AM
Wow, great pictures and nice work so far.

[XC] Oj101
02-10-2009, 05:49 AM
Completely off topic, but that's some very professional photography. Do you have an album?

marcus000
02-10-2009, 04:21 PM
Completely off topic, but that's some very professional photography. Do you have an album?

Thanks but nope, I only do photography as it comes hand in hand with PC building (or at least it does on this forum :p:)

Camera is only a Fujifilm Finepix S602Z, 6 megapixel jobby and some £30 lamps off eBay.
It's all about lighting. :up:

seba84_2005
02-10-2009, 05:20 PM
marcus very good job :up: Your pics are beautiful :clap:

charles_h
02-10-2009, 09:25 PM
Very nice work Marcus - outstanding photography too! :up:

[XC] Oj101
02-11-2009, 03:23 AM
Equipment is only 33% of photography, the other two thirds is skill ;)