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I love the look of that motherboard, guessing the work of plasti-dip? The heatsinks look especially nice.

The IO ports and the trim piece on the mosfet heatsink were done in Pro-Grip, which is similar to Plasti-Dip but a bit better IMO. It is also only available in Canada as far as I know. I'd prefer to use the mosfet heatsink w/o the trim piece but the dumbasses @ Gigabyte used a superglue like substance and I haven't been able to clean the residue off underneath the trim piece.
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The IO ports and the trim piece on the mosfet heatsink were done in Pro-Grip, which is similar to Plasti-Dip but a bit better IMO. It is also only available in Canada as far as I know. I'd prefer to use the mosfet heatsink w/o the trim piece but the dumbasses @ Gigabyte used a superglue like substance and I haven't been able to clean the residue off underneath the trim piece.
Ah, alright. Thinking about picking up some plasti-dip for my case, but debating the worthiness on going that far with a flimsy Source 210.
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Ah, alright. Thinking about picking up some plasti-dip for my case, but debating the worthiness on going that far with a flimsy Source 210.

I wouldn't plasti-dip the case but you can definitely do other things w/ it. It is completely removable so if it is a motherboard or whatever you could peel it off if you ever needed to warranty it. I've gone through at least 10 cans of Plasti-Dip and ProGrip over the last few years. Which sucks as in Canada it is 3x the price as it is in the US.
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very, very sexy
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welcome to the upside sown Lian Li club.

did you state what grits you used to polish the CSQ?

I need to polish the Supremacy VGA uni blocks and a bridge.
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welcome to the upside sown Lian Li club.

did you state what grits you used to polish the CSQ?

I need to polish the Supremacy VGA uni blocks and a bridge.

thumb.gif But this isn't my first inverted Lian Li. I had a PC-V1000 about 10 years ago. Then a PC-A05B about 5 years ago.
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I really wish I had another block so I could make a video of the polishing. I've got asked like 50 times how to do it. tongue.gif

Wet sand w/ 1000 grit, then 2000 grit. Spend enough time here. There should be no machine marks when you are done sanding. Then use a polish like Megiar's PlastX.



A few better pics of how the system sits now.







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looking good.

well my blocks came in the mail and just tried it. came out great. thanks for the help @lowfat
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looking good.

well my blocks came in the mail and just tried it. came out great. thanks for the help @lowfat
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Did you open the block up and polish the inside as well? You could also polish inside the tube part by throwing some polish in a cloth stick it in and rotate.


I've been working on the cable management floor plan this afternoon. Seriously boring but it needs to get done. Making sure I won't be drilling unnessessary holes. As well trying to make sure all the holes drilled are in a straight line if possible.



O and my modding koozie. tongue.gif
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I think I may steal the grand bleu + black sleeving from my Stacker and use it for this build instead. The colour scheme looks way better. redface.gif
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Edited by lowfat - 10/19/14 at 3:40pm
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dude.... this stuff looks GREAT. and oddly enough it seems as though we keep getting similar ideas for our builds haha
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@DaveLT I got the new nibblers today. They are much better than my older DB23s. Except for one important thing, it isn't possible to use them on 2mm thick aluminum. The mouth just isn't thick enough. However neither of them is honestly supposed to be used w/ anything larger than 1.2mm. tongue.gif

@Striker36 Thanks. I do think we have similar tastes and build styles.


A few pics of the new and old nibblers. Plus the Bessey snips I also bought.





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