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st0ned
11-17-2012, 04:01 PM
Hello everyone! I'm here to present a new case mod I'll be doing. This contest came at the right time for me, I was looking around for fully black 100% Aluminium cases when I happen to see it.

The PC-7HX fit all the things I was looking for and the plus side was it was Lian-Li case, all my cases are Lian-Li at the moment and I intend to keep it that way. I've my V2000 project almost finished ( just needs to be wired up ) therefore I'll be moving on to the 7HX as soon as the cases arrive, note the "s".



Sponsors:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Sponsor/SF%20logo.png
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Sponsor/NB_Logo_300dpi_rgb.png


Hardware:

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Gene
CPU: Intel i7 3770k
RAM: Still to be decided
PSU: Still to be decided
GPU: 2x HD7970


Cooling:

Still to be decided. Looking for at least dual-pump a 4x360mm rads.


Gratitude to the following supporters:
- Dave, my best and the hands behind some costum parts I'll be doing and using on this mod.
- Arkangel, a fellow modder and a friend who will be doing some design work and helping me with some ideas.


To start I'll explain my general ideas, I intend to use a custom top and bottom for the case made out of black matte acrylic. The case on the left will be used for the hardware whilst the one on the right will store only cooling equipment.


I'll just leave some renders to give a general idea, once the hardware arrives I'll be taking "real" pictures !


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Case.png

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Case2.png

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Case3.png

st0ned
11-18-2012, 04:00 PM
Just some stuff I've been experimenting with

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/V2/Case5.png

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/V2/Case6.png

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/V2/Case7.png

st0ned
11-19-2012, 03:31 PM
Back render

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Case8.png

I got this FC5 as a RMA replacement from LAMPTRON

http://www.benchx.com/images/Modding/Li%5e2/Lamptron%20FC5/DSCN0773.JPG

k.3nny
11-20-2012, 08:07 AM
Is going to be a BIGGG case :D!

Would love to see the progress of this one :D!

st0ned
11-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Thanks mate good luck for you project too :D !

Well it isn't that big, ~420x473x490 but overall having twice the width will help me storing even better goodies inside !

B-Shot
11-20-2012, 01:36 PM
There is only enough rad for cpu and mb...what you gonna use to cool the gpu's?:confused:

lol jp looks like a bad azz start to a sweet build.

st0ned
11-20-2012, 01:50 PM
Keeping jokes aside I'm open to suggestions for MOAR rads :D

st0ned
11-21-2012, 05:03 AM
What do you guys think of this look ?

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Case9.png

is it to much ? In my opinion I liked the end result

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Case10.png

st0ned
11-23-2012, 04:53 AM
Stripe on or stripe off ?

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Case11.png

Btw sorry for the overwhelming amount of renders, cases are still in transit, should be here monday next week :)

st0ned
11-26-2012, 07:57 AM
The last render

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Case12.png


Both my cases just arrived from the Netherlands, I'll have pictures by the end of the week, sadly I can't do it sooner since I sold some of my photographic gear and the replacement didn't arrived yet.

st0ned
11-28-2012, 03:46 AM
So my cases are finally here !

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00160.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00161.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00162.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00164.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00166.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00167.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00168.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00169.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00174.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00175.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00178.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00180.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Caixa/DSC00182.jpg

st0ned
12-13-2012, 03:14 PM
Time has been running scarcer and scarcer this days! Well bit a bit I'll have this build done on time! But some new stuff just arrived with the compliments of SuperFlower:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Sponsor/SF%20logo.png

My first video!

http://youtu.be/kPdT1bk2a3Q

And now some photos !

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00710.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00711.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00713.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00716.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00718.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00719.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00720.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00723.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00724.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00727.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00728.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00729.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fonte/DSC00730.jpg

k.3nny
12-15-2012, 06:51 AM
Need progresss :D! Parts are cool to look at and void warranty :D

PS, thats just an NZXT hale 90 PSU with other brand on it :P

st0ned
12-15-2012, 10:32 AM
Well Superflower is the OEM for this PSUs so... th NZXT might be this one rebranded :)

EDIT:

I checked the web, nothing to do with NZXT here, for starters this one is Plat vs Gold on the NZXT. The interior also looks different. Maybe it's a rebrand from the golden green 1000W

k.3nny
12-16-2012, 03:06 AM
Well Superflower is the OEM for this PSUs so... th NZXT might be this one rebranded :)

EDIT:

I checked the web, nothing to do with NZXT here, for starters this one is Plat vs Gold on the NZXT. The interior also looks different. Maybe it's a rebrand from the golden green 1000W

ok sorry my fault :)

st0ned
12-17-2012, 03:55 AM
As I sad, bit by bit this will get somewhere :)

This post is sponsored by

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Sponsor/NB_Logo_300dpi_rgb.png a huge thank you for them !


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00737.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00738.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00740.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00742.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00745.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00746.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00747.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00748.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00751.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/Fans/DSC00754.jpg


And this is all for today folks. If all goes well I'll start having my hands dirty !

st0ned
12-29-2012, 04:01 AM
Today it was time I got some work done... As far as I'm concerned I'm pleased with the way it went !



Ready to start


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00819.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00820.JPG.



Read to kill !


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00824.JPG




Starting to disassemble


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00826.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00827.JPG




An unexpected thing... I'll have to think of something to mask this off...


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00830.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00831.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00833.JPG




Removing the MB tray


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00835.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00836.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00837.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00838.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00840.JPG



And then... Lian-li 1 - 0 Drill bit...


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00841.JPG




Don't forget the original look !


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00842.JPG




Moving forward...


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00845.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00852.JPG




Time to start making some cuts...


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00854.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00855.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00858.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00860.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00861.JPG




And the final look! I want to keep it as OEM as possible


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00867.JPG




Time to make a anodized aluminium sheet out of one of the side panels!


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00869.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00870.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00876.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00900.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00906.JPG




Removing the back side of the case !


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00877.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00879.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00882.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00882.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00883.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00887.JPG




Perfect !


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Fotos/CaseWork%2028-12/DSC00895.JPG







If you want to follow the project in motion, we are at youtube with some videos! See our worklog below:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f77hP4zC6wI

Snelleedie
12-29-2012, 06:54 AM
Looking good cant wait to see more.

k.3nny
12-29-2012, 09:12 AM
nice progress :D!

st0ned
01-18-2013, 05:25 PM
Well this has been a busy busy day. Lot's of exams at my university so I really went till the end of the dead-line :p:


Reinforcing the case structure:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01187.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01188.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01189.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01191.JPG



Some preview of the final look:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01192.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01193.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01194.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01195.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01197.JPG



Time to fill it with hardware !

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01198.JPG



PSU in:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01199.JPG

MB:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01201.JPG

Last minute addition to the MB:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01200.JPG


Random Looks:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01204.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01205.JPG


VGAs Crashing the party:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01206.JPG



"The Dark Side"

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01208.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01209.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01218.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01219.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01220.JPG



Final Radiator & WC hardware look !

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01221.JPG


Packed Up ready to go !

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01222.JPG



Back to the Goodies !

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01224.JPG



And the Final Outcome !

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01229.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01232.JPG

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20116032/Lian-Li/Final/DSC01234.JPG



I hope you liked it ! Sorry for the mess I had little time to clean up afterwards :(

It was a really fun project to build ! And I manage to re-use almost every peace of aluminium I cuted out what was even nicer !

masbuskado
01-20-2013, 01:46 PM
Nice... 2x times the fun... always wanted to do a 3 in 1 case mod... but I don't have too much space now... maybe some day... clean and neat... keep it up! :)

Snelleedie
01-30-2013, 01:32 AM
Hey Miguel,

I was looking at the waterloop of your case. And I cant see how it works. If I need to follow the loop starting from the reservoir your loop looks like followed. Res, Mosfet, GPU, GPU, CPU, Pump, Pump, Rad and then its stops there is no connection between the radiator in the back and the 2 in the front of the case. I also cant spot any other connection on the reservoir. So how does the water come back in the reservoir ?

First I thought It would come from the fillport on top of the bay res but the opening is to close to the front and with the lamptrom fan controller in the way is it not possible.

Also in every loop U need to place Reservoir first and then the pumps the rest wont matter. Else U cant fill up the loop.

Feel free to post some close ups from the loop. I could be wrong.

k.3nny
01-30-2013, 04:53 AM
Wats the bleu thing @ the cpu cooler?

No cpu?

st0ned
01-30-2013, 08:44 AM
It's the indigo xtreme Tim. It has a blue plastic around the CPU part. I am on an iPad so it's difficult for me to post photos, but they are easy to find on google.

EDIT: I just went to Lian-Li Facebook and saw all the comments, now I understand the tone of both the previous posts. Therefore I'll just keep quiete until the end of the contest.

k.3nny
01-30-2013, 09:14 AM
Oke cool :)

Never know the refurbished the Indigo :D

Snelleedie
01-30-2013, 10:26 AM
It's the indigo xtreme Tim. It has a blue plastic around the CPU part. I am on an iPad so it's difficult for me to post photos, but they are easy to find on google.

EDIT: I just went to Lian-Li Facebook and saw all the comments, now I understand the tone of both the previous posts. Therefore I'll just keep quiete until the end of the contest.

No stress Miguel its just a question that I wanted to ask for a few days now. For all I know U drilled a other hole in the res to connect it to the radiator.

Snelleedie
01-30-2013, 10:47 AM
Dubble post :s

k.3nny
01-31-2013, 04:10 AM
Kenneth you will find all the info you need on my build log, albeit due to your attitude and lack of sportsmanship I won't be clarifying any doubts you might still have.

Where are the pics? can u quote me some :)

st0ned
02-01-2013, 02:21 AM
?!? After all your hate comments ? After the "refurbished Indigo Xtreme" what the hell is that anyway ? You can't re-use that kind of TIM...

The circuit goes like this pumps ->Back Rad-> Middle Rad->Front Rad->Res ( 2x 90?C connectors ) -> Mostfet block -> GPU -> CPU -> Pumps

k.3nny
02-01-2013, 03:03 AM
That loop, will never work with a reservoir behind 3 rads and blocks :S, how the hell did u bleed that?

Did u tie the case behind your car and dragged it down the street to get the watter thru the rads?

st0ned
02-01-2013, 03:11 AM
No I used an old mcp-355 with an old EK cylindrical res to fill "all" the loop. Then I just had to take the tube from the aux pump outlet and connect it to the res. As soon as you have all the circuit filled is quiet easy.

k.3nny
02-01-2013, 03:17 AM
That will explain allot :P Thnks :)

Snelleedie
02-01-2013, 03:17 AM
nevemind K.3nny was before me asking the same question.

Snelleedie
02-01-2013, 03:57 AM
Never mind Miguel,

When I saw the pictures I just thought that your water loop was not finished. Thats why I kept asking about and for pictures. sorry for the trouble. :p