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I think this is the first time I've seen an actual panel on that case in this log tongue.gif
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Those CABLES. Looks great!

Thanks. It really isn't hard to do w/ some patience and not being afraid to do a cable over if need be. The important parts are having the sleeving at tight as humanly possible. Tight sleeved cables can be trained to hold a position forever. Pair that w/ tight retention bars and really the cables will do anything.
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I think this is the first time I've seen an actual panel on that case in this log tongue.gif

Hey I've had the front on for at least a month biggrin.gif.
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Hi

What colour are you thinking of painting the case ? Black ?

I like what you've done so far, keep it up. I like the case you are using, i was set on a CaseLabs SM8 case, but now i'm considering this Lian Li also, they are similar in size with this one being thinner. What do you think of the CL SM8 as compared to this one ? The only thing is i can't find this one for sale, i think because it's a 2010 model, there are only newer models in my country.

Do you think a 480mm radiator in the top and a 240mm in the bottom is doable in this case ? The dimensions seem to allow it.
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Really comes down to personal taste IMO. I honestly do not like Case Labs design at all. There is too much empty interior space. Impossible to do really great cable management. But if you don't OCD like me they seem to be fantastic cases. In terms of quality Lian Li isn't near as good.

You would need to modify the top a lot but it does have the physical space to hold a 480mm.
Edited by lowfat - 10/11/13 at 8:15am
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i very well may have passed it while scrolling through your thred, but would you mind posting/and or linking me to a guide to how your bent your tubes? i have never had any luck bending acrylic (i tend to kink it, cause it to bubble from too much heat, or get it too thin)
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i very well may have passed it while scrolling through your thred, but would you mind posting/and or linking me to a guide to how your bent your tubes? i have never had any luck bending acrylic (i tend to kink it, cause it to bubble from too much heat, or get it too thin)

If you haven't watched this yet it would be a good place to start. Make sure you use something round to do your bends, never free hand them. Always use the same thing too. I myself use an empty roll of medical tape. Monsoon will be releasing some mandrel bending tools in the near future which will help considerably.



Purchased a 4770K to see if it clocks better than my 4670K. Before I ever powered it on I delidded it. Then lapped the IHS to a mirror finish. Pulled apart my EK CPU waterblock to clean it while I had it out. And to my surprise I noticed that the nickel plating had started to wear off underneath the o-ring.

















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Just took 11ty new pics. Ditched the pastel coolant for the good ol' transparent stuff. Started to get a little overboard w/ macroing.















































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haha... welll i see someone likes playing with macro tongue.gif

and i have tried that meathod in the past and i heat up teh tube too much... i guess prctice makes perfect, so ill keep trying tongue.gif... ty for the link to the video btw smile.gif
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haha... welll i see someone likes playing with macro tongue.gif

and i have tried that meathod in the past and i heat up teh tube too much... i guess prctice makes perfect, so ill keep trying tongue.gif... ty for the link to the video btw smile.gif

You have to keep the tubing moving and rotarting when you heat it. Never let it sit in the one spot ever. Heat up a section about 10 cm or so. You should notice that the tubing starts to bend on its own w/ gravity. Heat it up a few seconds more then bend. Bend slowly over the tool you are using for the mandrel bending. You may need to reheat it to finish the bend. If you hump up there is a good chance you'll need to scrap the tubing. You can't reheat the tubing after a failed bend. It will look like poop. tongue.gif
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