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    Project: Lian Li A01 - HTPC - Watercooled - final pics/page 5

    Hi there!

    currently i´m building a little htpc which will replace several single components like music, tv, vcr...
    basis for this build is the Lian Li A01. some people call it the ugliest Lian Li case ever but i like it:




    Hardware:
    MB: Asus P5E-VM hdmi
    Cpu: e2180
    Video Card: Onboard
    TV card: ???
    PSU: NesteQ 400W
    HD: 2,5" with a Scythe Quiet Drive

    cooling:
    the important parts of this case will be watercooled
    pump: Laing 12V
    reservoir: OC Labs
    radi: Cape Cora passive
    tubing: feser 13/10 mm
    cpu, nb, sb: AnFi Tec cooler

    first of all i removed everything from the case i will not use later like hd and dvd cage. after that i painted the mb tray white (i want to have i nice black and white contrast for the wohle case).




    i thought this would be a nice idea ... but i changed it later again.


    the water cooling parts arrived from AquaTuning:
    my fittings:




    pump Laing 12V:




    OC Labs reservoir for Laing:




    both together:




    lets go on with the Cape Core 442:





    i will only use two fans for venting the case. if i really need both i´ll see later.
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    at this point i sent my MB to AnFi Tec Germany. it is a little company which produces verry nice watercooler and in my opinion the most beautyfull 775 cpu cooler which you can find at the moment. but you will see them later.
    in the time i had no mb i was walking arround the case and after a few days i noticed that the white mb tray is not really beautyfull. so what could i do? exactly - i stripped down the case and painted it black.

    stripped down


    after 4 layers of black paint


    i´m so glad i did it. it looks so much better in black (in my opinion)

    still waiting for my mb i had time for other things. first i sleeved the laing and the case

    wasn´t easy to find a good white sleeve....

    next i painted the front connectors:
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    after a few weeks i got my mb back - and the coolers for nb,sb and cpu. damn, they are looking hot. but decide for yourself.

    the Cpu Cooler is delivered in a can. not a new but still a funny idea


    and here it is




    and that´s what it looks like on my mb:

    i love it

    first time all together in my case and a first test tubing:



    next step was to mount the radi at the side panel.

    it fits but it´s really heavy. i have a little problem with the balance of the case. i hope the psu will give the necessary counter balance.

    now i had time for cable management and some sleeving....


    it hurt but i had to make some holes into the case.


    now you can see how the tubes will run


    the case fans in their position:


    the first problem appeared. i mounted the radi a little bit to low. the tube folded. so i had to attach the radi 2 cm higher. fortunately i stuck the radi with double sided tape. it was easily to remove. after mounting it 2cm higher i got a nice radius for the tubes.


    i painted the slot covers black:
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    worked a little bit on my cablemanagement.

    front:


    back:

    only the Atx cable is still missing.


    a little preview for the final tubing...










    next parts arrived:

    Nesteq E2CS 400w














    Scythe Quiet Drive 2,5"









    edit2:















    that´s all i think.

    next step will be sleeving the psu
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    super passive cooling. nice pics

    I'd say you dont need the fans...
    just watching

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    HI tremeloes, happy to see you here.

    I love your lian li v350 and this one is going to be awesome again, MDPC for sure.

    Just one thing I don't like is the motherboard because of multiple color, you should have go with DFI JR lanparty but for the rest it's really amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimeus View Post

    Just one thing I don't like is the motherboard because of multiple color, you should have go with DFI JR lanparty but for the rest it's really amazing.
    as i started this project the asus p5e-vm hdmi was the only black board with hdmi available. and that orange and yellow you got on that dfi .... hmmm, no, to screaming for me.
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    Looking very good, what camera you using?



    sorry 4 my english.
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    Subscribed!

    I see we live in the same town. Will you mentor me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcaddict View Post
    Looking very good, what camera you using?



    sorry 4 my english.
    Gorgeous set-up..i wanna know the cam/lens combo too

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    Looks very celan and smooth my friend. And those pictures are the complementary thing. Perfect
    vuuuu


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    wow very nice

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    @pcaddict, berk
    thanks, i´m using an eos 20d. but the cam isn´t that important - light ist important.

    @dsecrieru
    you are from Frankfurt/Main too?

    @emir, evil-98
    thanks. i do my best...


    mini update:
    sleeved one psu cable







    that´s what you will see later:



    i´m a "couch sleever":

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    Great to have you here Tremeloes!

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    you have put white heatshrink on the end of the cables?
    If not, are the wires white? Thats really nice, I hate that every sleeving shows up a bit of color cables...
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    Very clean and nice pictures indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junimrox View Post
    you have put white heatshrink on the end of the cables?
    If not, are the wires white? Thats really nice, I hate that every sleeving shows up a bit of color cables...
    you´re right. i put white heatschrink on the end of the cabls.

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    thx.
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    great build !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tremeloes View Post
    @dsecrieru
    you are from Frankfurt/Main too?
    I live and work here for over 6 years now .

    Awesome work, never seen white sleeving until now.

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    hehe, perhaps we have met already. if you go to Museumsuferfest this weekend just wear a shirt with "it´s me - dsecrieru from XS" and i´ll find you.
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    i never thought that a small htpc case would look that good! great build mate!

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    Great build log!

    Amazing photos!!!

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    thanks.

    i will order sleeve and tubes next week so i hope i will have new pics soon for you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tremeloes View Post
    hehe, perhaps we have met already. if you go to Museumsuferfest this weekend just wear a shirt with "it´s me - dsecrieru from XS" and i´ll find you.
    Cleaned the house today and going to a bbq tomorrow. Looks like I'll miss it this year...

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    prepared my psu for sleeving:

    first 10m tape are gone...

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