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Ouch lol
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Subbed. That attention to details is epic.
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One of the cleanest and most meticulous builds I have seen.

Your build brings my next build ( aaprox. 3-4 years down the road) to another level.

After seeing all these custom builds, my next case will be a modified lian li although I'm quite happy with my caselabs SMH10 biggrin.gif

Keep the pics coming thumb.gif
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Subbed. That attention to details is epic.
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Thanks.
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One of the cleanest and most meticulous builds I have seen.

Your build brings my next build ( aaprox. 3-4 years down the road) to another level.

After seeing all these custom builds, my next case will be a modified lian li although I'm quite happy with my caselabs SMH10 biggrin.gif

Keep the pics coming thumb.gif

Although I am personally not a fan of Case Labs designs what reason would you choice a Lian Li? Honestly they have very few cases these days that I find attractive. They generally take a lot of work to look good. You will also be severely disappointed with the build quality coming from Case Labs.

I nibbled one of the other shrouds. Mockup of it installed in the case.
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Although I am personally not a fan of Case Labs designs what reason would you choice a Lian Li? Honestly they have very few cases these days that I find attractive. They generally take a lot of work to look good. You will also be severely disappointed with the build quality coming from Case Labs.

I would choose Lian Li because after a lot of modification, custom paint, they CAN look amazing.

I thought this was a lian li case no? What case are you using for this build?

If not lian li, I have always loved the fractal design cases as well.
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I would choose Lian Li because after a lot of modification, custom paint, they CAN look amazing.

I thought this was a lian li case no? What case are you using for this build?

If not lian li, I have always loved the fractal design cases as well.

Yes it is a Lian Li but this one is one of the few ones I like. The newer versions I do not like quite so much. The only real reason I like Lian Li is because they have bare metal aluminum interiors. Modding aluminum is so easy.

Love my Fractal Define R4. Best stock powdercoating I have seen on a case. It wouldnt be modding friendly though since it uses steel.

Took a few more pics of my GPU block. tongue.gif









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I have to agree I often find their cases to be hit/miss when it comes to appearances. I'm pretty fond of my pc-q08, and I'm sure to do some modding on it eventually (full water loop perhaps?) but it looks pretty good as it is.

Still waiting on my new side panel screws though...
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Great work and pictures.
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I have to agree I often find their cases to be hit/miss when it comes to appearances. I'm pretty fond of my pc-q08, and I'm sure to do some modding on it eventually (full water loop perhaps?) but it looks pretty good as it is.

Still waiting on my new side panel screws though...
I like a lot of their ITX cases. But their new full towers have a whole lot to be desired.
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Great work and pictures.

Thanks for the comment. biggrin.gif



Cut the backside shroud. Mockup of it in place.

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So my goal was too have the case ready for powdercoating today. However I have misjudged how much work I had remaining redface.gif. I am truly getting very close though. New goal is after the long weekend.

The first shroud I cut to cover up the radiator mounting screws and the nasty stock aluminum ended up not looking right so I ended up cutting a new one that just covers the entire piece of aluminum (minus where the 5.25" covers snap in to place). Also have started working on flush mounting all the screws. All the screw heads for the cable management have been cut off. All of the scews have also been cut down to length. Used my cordless dremel which I must say is one of my favourite tools I have. I still need to make two more cable management retention bars as I was not happy w/ the way a few of the wires went. Still have to cut down all the standoffs as they are all slightly too long.







The filler I will be using to cover all the cut down standoffs and cable management screws. This stuff was extremely pricey in Canada but it was the only stuff I could find that will hold up @ 350F.


My pump top was the only acrylic I still had not polished and left the coating on the outside. It makes a huge difference.






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