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    [Project] Lian Li PC-Q11

    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







    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 )
    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


    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.




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




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




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


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    I will follow this. I'm building right now my main rig in the white version of this case.

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    This case looks nice, i wanna see this project finished.

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    What...no water? Looking forward to more pics.

    I almost got one of these to replace the PC−Q07 I have for my portable MP3 server build, but then I realized that when I finally finish and unveil it, it'd look far more impressive in the smaller case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterlogged View Post
    What...no water? Looking forward to more pics.
    I do have a CPU-360 and a MCP355 sitting on a shelf all alone. Hmm... We'll see what happens

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    Say hello to my little friend




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    Storage Drive #2 prepped.





    More mesh, I could always use more mesh


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    Quicky polish job.





    First attempt at soldering mesh.


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    so shiny!!

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






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


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    looking great can't wait for future updates
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    I do like the ITX systems

    I finished off a nice little ITX system, but went for the Q09FB case.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...ld.&highlight=

    Be careful of your air flow as heat does build up in such a small case, fit the best fans you can get.
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    Thanks and thanks for the advice

    Caps all pretty and clean.





    Scythe SCKZT-1000 80mm Kozuti CPU Cooler installed.




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    another excellent project

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKrader View Post
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    another excellent project
    Thanks buddy, I'm having so much fun throughout this little build. Its all in the details



    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...

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    hehe i just wish i had the money to fuel my project as fast as some of you guys do

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKrader View Post
    hehe i just wish i had the money to fuel my project as fast as some of you guys do
    Hmmm, join the club. Everybody wishes they had more money to spend on computers. (Unless ur in the top 1%, I guess, but then u prolly have somebody build ur computer for u.)

    However, even more scarce than money is TIME. I never seem to have enough time to spend on my computer hobby. I needs moar time!

    @OCMaximus: I'm loving it so far. And I love the SFF. Anyway, here are my comments:

    1. I love that German guy's sleeving too, so ur preaching to the choir with me. But, I have to break from u guys on the stickers and the capacitors, as I don't see the reason to strip it all off frankly. But it's a personal choice, so i'm not being critical of ur work. It's just not my thing.
    2. I really like the polished metal though. Super nice look. U have inspired me to see what I can polish in my rig!
    Last edited by eth0s; 12-05-2011 at 06:41 PM. Reason: I was told to edit this post

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    heretic? lol, no way...

    Its all personal preference.

    Why put big mud tires on a street truck if your not going off road?

    Personal preference.

    I'm with you on not being critical, its your opinion as we are all entitled to one.

    I like the clean look, like my satin black shaved 2004 Ram. That's my preference. A clean, functional minimalist look is what I'm going for here.

    Thank you for your comments

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





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





    Yeah, wife loves it when I solder in the kitchen, really...

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    nice.. subs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hallaor View Post
    nice.. subs...
    Thanks hallaor.

    Just about done with this little project.







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    This is classy!

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    Great project - nicely done. Polishing of the hard drives and case innards is a great touch.

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    Thank you shazza


    All done








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