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    Nude nymph hugging tree
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    Clothed nymph hugging tree
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It has been a while since I revisisted my first Lian Li worklog, Princess Lili. You can visit her here and here. Since all people evolve over time, I would like to have my maturity as an enthusiast be reflected in one of my first serious mods. As a reflection of me, I have decided to have Twilight Princes Lili evolve into Gaia, the Greek mythology figure of Mother Earth/Nature.

For this project that I am planning on a Mother Nature theme. The interior of the case will be powder coated metallic fluorescent green and the outside will remain black but will have an brush image of a beautiful naked goddess hugging a tree to cover her parts obviously, with her forest green hair wrapped around the case like vines (I'm thinking like the nymph from The Witcher). On the motherboard side's panel, there will be an airbrushed Earth with the vines around it. The interior will have liquid cooling with bright green water under UV lights as well as green UV sleeving to simulate interior vines.

Components of PC
Case: Lian Li G70-B with windowed side panel
Mobo: Asus Maximus Formula
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
GPU: Sapphire HD4870X2
RAM: OCZ SLI Edition DDR2-800 4GB kit
HDD: 2x Raptors (undecided about raid), 4x Seagate Barracuda ES 7200.10 750GB in raid5
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
PSU: Corsair HX1000

Cooling System
CPU: XSPC Edge
GPU: Danger Den FC-4870-X2
Pump: Swiftech MCP-655 Variable w/ Detroit Thermos custom D5 Top
Radiator: HWLabs Black Ice GTX 480
Reservoir: EK 250
Fans: Scythe S-Flex E

Table of Contents
Update 10/23: Some airbrushing
Update 10/25: Mounting fans on radiator
Update 11/13: Case back from airbrushing
Update 11/22: Panels back from clear coating and possible addition of a radbox
Update 12/17: Case back from powder coating
Update 12/18: Almost final pics of case itself
Update 12/23: Working a bit more on the case
Update 01/27: 95% done with entire work log
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 1/27/09 at 6:39am
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post #2 of 130
You have too much watercooling gear

I'll take a rad off of your hands.
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wow, I was expecting this to be some kind of low-power-consuming project, since it has "green" in the title and all.

kind of awkward having a mother nature theme to a beefy computer that uses lots of power, but oh well, "going green" isn't really going to change much anyway
Subscribed. I can't wait to see how your airbrushing comes out.

and HOLY CRAP another person with an invader zim avatar, YAY, rep to him! (and to op too for a really cool idea)
Edited by Redmist - 9/26/08 at 1:42pm
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Reserved for pics since I am a noob and forgot to do it before Gir crashed my thread. ROFL
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I swear it was an accident.

I did not have sexual relations with that woman.
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haha, gir, why you always getting into trouble? nice OC'n! i can't wait to see another one of your builds!
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Im tempted to try soldering the cables straight to the mobo as a special project. Someone please talke me out of it.
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you mean like from the psu to the mobo? yea... definietly don't do that, if you ever want to upgrade or part out that rig.. you're going to hate yourself for it.
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you mean like from the psu to the mobo? yea... definietly don't do that, if you ever want to upgrade or part out that rig.. you're going to hate yourself for it.
agreed.
if your mobo dies for whatever reason, you'll find yourself buying a new PSU along with a new motherboard.

sorry....but that honestly has got to be one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard.
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Sounds like you have an awesome idea with the case, can't wait to see it start taking shape. Are you doing the airbrushing yourself?

As for soldering the cables to the mobo, don't, as said before, you'll hate yourself when upgrade time comes round again!
    
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