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[Worklog] Lian-Li PC-A05NB - 20th December 2012: 90% Completed

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Hello all OCNers,

OCN has inspired me to build my dream PC. Sorry for my bad English but I will try my best to post my worklog here.

*Note: Please click on any pictures for full view.

1. The case
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Wait.. its not a CM Silencio 550..

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Its a Lian-Li PC-A05NB.. OCN has made me fall in love with this case. Bought a used unit from a friend..

1.1. Case Mod - Cutting & Painting
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Strip down..

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Mod 1 - Motherboard tray opening cutout. Using a dremel.

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Mod 2 - Interior painting

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Primer Undercoat done..

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Pearl White done.. Next - will spray paint the 5.25" Tray and Motherboard / PCI-E bracket with Pearl Black..

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Spraying the 5.25" Tray and PCI-E Bracket with Pearl Black..

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Interior case painting completed.

1.2. Cutting Top Fan Holes
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1.2.1. Painting the Top Panel
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1.2.2. Top panel fans mounting completed
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2. The Fans - Painting
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Masking the Noctua NF-P14 FLX..

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Undercoat the fan blade done.
* Its really hard to spray this fan because the blade cannot be remove. Anyway, I have to do it because I just love Noctua fans and they have to blend into my theme.

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Red fan blade done.. Next - to spray the fan frame with Pearl Black..

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Fans painting job - 2 of 6 completed

3. Cable Management - Sleeving

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4. Side Panel Mod

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ongoing.. stay tuned and thanks for viewing..
Edited by Aliff - 7/27/12 at 1:59am
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Reserved..
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nice cutting skill
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nice cutting skill
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Thanks bro.. worklog has been updated with the case and fan spraying jobs..
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can you help me cut holes on my a05?? 2x120mm blow hole.. biggrin.gif

nice job.. subscribed...
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can you help me cut holes on my a05?? 2x120mm blow hole.. biggrin.gif
nice job.. subscribed...

hahaha chaics u r here too
LOL
post #8 of 66
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can you help me cut holes on my a05?? 2x120mm blow hole.. biggrin.gif
nice job.. subscribed...

No problemo bro.. just send it over here.. biggrin.gif
Thanks for subscribe.. thumb.gif

BTW.. just finished 1 of the fans today. I tried it on to see how it fits into my color scheme..
th_2011-11-29144916.jpg
and it looks great.. thumb.gif
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Samsung 830 SSD Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bits Samsung Series 5000 40" FHD LED TV Logitech K340 
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Originally Posted by irienaoki View Post

hahaha chaics u r here too
LOL
yup.. err.. u are here too ba.. hehe..biggrin.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aliff View Post

No problemo bro.. just send it over here.. biggrin.gif
Thanks for subscribe.. thumb.gif
BTW.. just finished 1 of the fans today. I tried it on to see how it fits into my color scheme..
and it looks great.. thumb.gif

for free? that would be nice.. tongue.gif
anyway, nice painting on the case and fans.. cant wait to see the final result with everything in...
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Cutting 2 x 140mm Fan Holes.. using dremel
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1 done.. 1 to go. Hope my neighbours can stand the sound of the dremel..
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