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Hello, just wanted to share the pictures of me hacking up my Lian Li Q25B I saw serveral people do this on other forums, and 1 or 2 people doing it here, and I thought I would share my experience to help others do a better job.

It looks like to get the harddrive cage out requires removing of the rivets, only 1 of the rivet location is good enough to be drilled out. The other rivets I ended up just cutting with a wirecutter and then busting one out.

I BENT THE CASE at the top by a little bit... sucks... but nobody can hardly tell, and the top part on the inside is all scatched up from me praying out the rest of the rivets on the HDD cage, but not external damage.

The bottom harddrive holder, i have 2 SSD's and 2 regular HDD's that are stacked using http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S8B8J6/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and I took those rubber things off, so it would be cleaner. the HHD cage on the bottom had to also be removed to install the 2 HHD's to fit.

The Corsair H90 also was installed kinda sideways because up and down made it too big for the HDD's to fit.

Only 2 spinning fan's in my case, a 120mm top fan and a 140mm intake fan with a radiator. The PSU is fanless and theres also an extender on it from where I was using a HDD cage before and it would not fit without a Lian Li PSU extender.

GPU is also fanless running a Radeon 6670 HD Fanless and its teamed up with my 6550D, and it becomes the 6690D2 Crossfirex/dual graphics... I had trouble running it before because my CPU was overheating so much during heavy DX11 gameplay.. but now its perfect... the temp of the CPU is always like 3C lower then ambient temp now.









Edited by Vash the Stampede - 3/28/13 at 7:42pm
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Why not mount the radiatiorwith the tubing going on the side of the PCIe slot, that would look better in my opinion
     
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The proper way to do this is by removing all rivets on the side of the case. There are 5 rivets on the one side and 7 on the other. Then the entire interior slides right out. Then you unrivet the drive cage and front fan holder. Then you'll need to revivet the top piece and front fan holder. Really shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to do.
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Originally Posted by Pedroc1999 View Post

Why not mount the radiatiorwith the tubing going on the side of the PCIe slot, that would look better in my opinion

i came close to doing that, because I could have used a 120mm radiator instead of a 140mm radiator, BUT i did some measurements before I bought the 140mm radiator, and it looks all of these closed loop water cooling kits are a bit too big for it to fit down there with a videocard installed.

ALTHO if i didn't have have a videocard iam pretty sure it would have fit.. but yeah your right.. i think if i was go without a videocard and just run the APU by itself, i could have used a smaller water cooling kit and it would have worked out without having to take out that big HDD cage.
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The proper way to do this is by removing all rivets on the side of the case. There are 5 rivets on the one side and 7 on the other. Then the entire interior slides right out. Then you unrivet the drive cage and front fan holder. Then you'll need to revivet the top piece and front fan holder. Really shouldn't take more than 10 minutes to do.

yeah i noticed that before i started doing it, but i didn't have a rivet gun or anything, and i figured i wouldn't need it to look nice on the inside anyways.


overall.. i am really happy with everything.. i learned alot... and i know next time I will do it the right way for sure!!! I just didn't realize how easily bendable the case was.. but i learned my lesson.
Edited by Vash the Stampede - 3/29/13 at 10:02am
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