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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by BlankThis;13608823 
Steve are you sure there is room for the H50+25mm fan?

I was looking at doing a build like this with the H50 and I wasn't sure if it would clear everything.

Ha you were right the 25mm fan was too thick by about 1-2mm. It's really just the screw that's the problem. Hopefully the two 12mm fans will work... I'll make them fit.
WALL-E (Mini ITX)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i5 2400 Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 Ti 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB 2.5" 7200RPM 24" Dell S2409W Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX (650W) 
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Lian Li PC-Q08B 
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Intel Core-i5 2400 Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 Ti 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 
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320GB 2.5" 7200RPM 24" Dell S2409W Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX (650W) 
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Lian Li PC-Q08B 
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post #22 of 31
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Alright, all finished! It looks great, should I start a new thread with the finished project or just keep posting here?
WALL-E (Mini ITX)
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Intel Core-i5 2400 Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 Ti 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 
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320GB 2.5" 7200RPM 24" Dell S2409W Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX (650W) 
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Lian Li PC-Q08B 
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Intel Core-i5 2400 Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 Ti 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB 2.5" 7200RPM 24" Dell S2409W Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX (650W) 
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Lian Li PC-Q08B 
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post #23 of 31
Keep posting here. We are all subscribed etc. Let's see it!
Test Chamber ITX
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Dream Rig (AMD)
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Dream Rig (Intel)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600 Gigabyte H77N-wifi Radeon HD 7750 16GB Corsair DDR3 1600 CL 10 (@1333 CL 8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Corsair Force 3 180gb Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2x in RAID1 Lubuntu / Win 8.1 / CentOS 6.4 -- Xen 4.3 FSP 80+ Micro-ATX 450w 
Case
Fractal Node 304 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB AMD FirePro W5000 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM x2 RAID 1 Corsair Force Series GT 120GB x2 RAID 0 NZXT Kraken X60 
PowerCaseOther
SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Lian-Li PC-100 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case RaspberryPi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3930k ASrock X79 EXTREME4-M SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB  AMD FirePro W5000 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 2x Corsair Force Series 3 180GB RAID 0 2x Western Digital Red 2TB RAID 1 Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 
PowerCaseOther
SeaSonic 660W 80 PLUS Platinum Silverstone TJ08B-E Integrated RaspberryPi 
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Dream Rig (AMD)
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Dream Rig (Intel)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600 Gigabyte H77N-wifi Radeon HD 7750 16GB Corsair DDR3 1600 CL 10 (@1333 CL 8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Corsair Force 3 180gb Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2x in RAID1 Lubuntu / Win 8.1 / CentOS 6.4 -- Xen 4.3 FSP 80+ Micro-ATX 450w 
Case
Fractal Node 304 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB AMD FirePro W5000 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM x2 RAID 1 Corsair Force Series GT 120GB x2 RAID 0 NZXT Kraken X60 
PowerCaseOther
SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Lian-Li PC-100 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case RaspberryPi 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3930k ASrock X79 EXTREME4-M SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB  AMD FirePro W5000 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 2x Corsair Force Series 3 180GB RAID 0 2x Western Digital Red 2TB RAID 1 Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 
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SeaSonic 660W 80 PLUS Platinum Silverstone TJ08B-E Integrated RaspberryPi 
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post #24 of 31
Might as well keep posting here. Just change the log to finished and ask mod to move it for you.
post #25 of 31
Thread Starter 
Everything is finished and looking pretty good. I was a little bummed to find that the 120mmx25mm fan didn't quite fit, but it turns out two 120mmx12mm fans from Scythe in push/pull fit perfectly and give me about the same temperatures.

This case is remarkable. Lian Li did an awesome job with the design. You quickly forget how small the case actually, everything just fits so well. When you take out the hard drive bays like I did there's more than enough room for routing cables with room leftover for airflow from the front fan. My only complaint is the placement of the PSU. While I understand the sacrifices they made for space, it doesn't make a lot of sense that the heaviest, most awkward component is intended to be put in last. Despite this, it's still a five-star case. The finish if fantastic and the subtle design is nearly impossible to find from other manufacturers (there isn't even a Lian Li badge to be found on the exterior).

Well here it is. Everything is running great. CPU idles at ~30c and approaches 40 under load (in game). I haven't checked them temp using Prime 95 because frankly I'm not worried about it, temperatures are great. I haven't checked the temps of the GPU yet but so far there's no out of the ordinary fan noise or heat.

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These fans are super thin. Though they're actually about 12.3mm not 12...

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Push/Pull fun.

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Finished interior (notice the painted CD Drive bracket). The cables are separated so that there's an open channel for airflow behind the front fan.


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Here's a comical comparison of my old LanCool PC-K62 and the new case. According to benchmarks that I've been seeing, performance should be pretty comparable outside of multithreaded applications.

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All closed up, I'll need to paint those four screws black this weekend.

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Last one, hope this inspires you to build a small form factor PC. I'm not sure I can go back to a mid tower at this point...unless it's by Lian Li... or Corsair.
WALL-E (Mini ITX)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i5 2400 Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 Ti 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB 2.5" 7200RPM 24" Dell S2409W Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX (650W) 
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Lian Li PC-Q08B 
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WALL-E (Mini ITX)
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Intel Core-i5 2400 Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 Ti 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB 2.5" 7200RPM 24" Dell S2409W Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX (650W) 
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Lian Li PC-Q08B 
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post #26 of 31
Sexy. Great work smile.gif
2010 MBP 15"
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INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
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INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
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post #27 of 31
Nice, only I dont like big cases such as the q08... Try the Q07 thumb.gif
    
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit BenQ G2222HDL + Hanns-G HQ191D Sapphire FirePSU 625w 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit BenQ G2222HDL + Hanns-G HQ191D Sapphire FirePSU 625w 
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post #28 of 31
Sick, nice build i'm doing something pretty similar at the moment, Im hoping the fan on the Antec Kuhler will fit but i've ordered two of the same fans as you just in case! smile.gif

Cheers for taking the time to do a log!
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by will1990;13906166 
Sick, nice build i'm doing something pretty similar at the moment, Im hoping the fan on the Antec Kuhler will fit but i've ordered two of the same fans as you just in case! smile.gif

Cheers for taking the time to do a log!

I hope you have fun! I would suggest using rubber gromets or washers wherever you mount a fan if you're using an all metal case like this Lian Li. Mine vibrates a little at the moment and some rubber insolation should really smooth things over. Good luck!
WALL-E (Mini ITX)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i5 2400 Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 Ti 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB 2.5" 7200RPM 24" Dell S2409W Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX (650W) 
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Lian Li PC-Q08B 
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WALL-E (Mini ITX)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core-i5 2400 Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 Ti 8GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB 2.5" 7200RPM 24" Dell S2409W Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX (650W) 
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Lian Li PC-Q08B 
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post #30 of 31
The h50 is designed too use outside air for the rad.Do you think you would get better temps if you switched the fans around?
My System
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I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
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I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
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