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Im have been modding my main rigs Lian Li A05NB for some time now, and it is time for a change. I used to cut corners for budget purposes, but this time, im pulling out the stops. Im going to make this pc my pride and joy.

This will be mainly a video log with some pictures, i dont really like to stop and take pics during modding, so im just going to record everything

This will be a three color, color scheme. White/Orange/Silver

I know that the color of the motherboard will be a problem but once bulldozer comes out, there may be something that will wit the colors. or i can just get a GB OC.

Starting hardware:
AMD Phenom II x6 1090t
Gigabyte GA890XA-UD3
GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 4x2gb
HIS HD 6870 1gb
OCZ Vertex 2 60gb
Corsair HX650W


Cooling:
Noctua D-14
2x Xigmatek XLF-F1453
3x Xigmatek XLF-F1253
2x Xigmatek XLF-F1254 (89 cfm version)
1x ADDO 120mm 90cfm
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller

Final Pics:





























Edited by ikem - 6/17/11 at 8:03am
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Day 1: Tearing down the old rig, and starting to strip the paint off for the powder coaters.

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got done stripping.. took a good 5 hours to get it done well. i wish lian li would have made this piece 3 seperate pieces instead of 1...




here is what im doing to all my Xigmatek XLF fans. also the 140mm didnt have a hole for the led to shine though... i drilled a new hole and they are a little brighter
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Nice! i'll be watching this one.
    
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Subd, looks like this could be interesting

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to all A05n owners, we all know the cable management is a pain in this case...

well im working on a little cover that goes from the bottom 5/25 bay to the floor. im planning on adding cable management fasteners to this plate, in hopes that the wires are not as bunched up as before. it will be painted white to mask the wires, and make for a clean look.

after looking at this picture... i forgot to cut a place for the power/reset buttons to go through


I will be adding some sort of lower fastening to the mask



What do you think?

SSD mounted on the plate? or back in the hotswap?
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for your stripping of the case, did you have to de-rivet anything or was it done by screwdriver only?
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for the case, it has rivets.
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Mount the SSd on the plate cuz it will look sweet!!
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Finished the cable mask, added the bottom piece of angle aluminum. Drilled and tapped for screws to hold everything together



Just enough room so the psu can slip in



Prepped the plate for paint, i also bent about .25 inch so the cables wouldnt cut on the edge of the metal.



As it sits tonight, im resleeving the fans because the old sleeving wasnt the greatest, also with white heat shrink.

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