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Wow man, that is so cool. I don't know how I missed this one but I'll be watching for sure!
She's supposed to be missed. She's a sleeper.

Thanks pj. Welcome to my madness.
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WOW. Those panels look really good
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whoa! now look at that beauty! i gotta say... you have honestly put her up there in ranks of soldam to me... geez what thought and execution that went into it... whew! i'm astounded.

EDIT: heck.. you don't even really need the side panel anymore with that look. geebus..
Edited by nafljhy - 2/8/09 at 5:06pm
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Dood ! Omg ! I said it before but it bears repeating, Your approach to this project with the attention to detail, your choice to use original lian li alumimum, the fit and finish quality, this work reminds me of myself with Blue Light, the paint job had to be perfect or close to it and I used top quality paints and supplies, etc etc.

I like to see projects sparing no expense on quality of work and choice of materials to produce pure win. The sleeving is very nice it kinda makes it the attraction too. I like the choice of the M3 and M4 nuts everywhere they produce a clean an pro look. Mod on!
Edited by Lambent Darkness 7 - 2/8/09 at 5:01pm
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Man, that's awesome

I can't believe this is the inside, can't wait to see the outside

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WOW. Those panels look really good
ppracer. a man of few words, but he always has the nicest things to say.

Thank you.

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whoa! now look at that beauty! i gotta say... you have honestly put her up there in ranks of soldam to me... geez what thought and execution that went into it... whew! i'm astounded.

EDIT: heck.. you don't even really need the side panel anymore with that look. geebus..
Soldam? lol. I think you've lost your mind. Thank you though.

As far as the side panel... rofl. I really expected to get at least one "WHAT? NO WINDOW??"

Hey. I know what's in there, and its only three thumb screws away whenever I want to look, right?

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Dood ! Omg ! I said it before but it bears repeating, Your approach to this project with the attention to detail, your choice to use original lian li alumimum, the fit and finish quality, this work reminds me of myself with Blue Light, the paint job had to be perfect or close to it and I used top quality paints and supplies, etc etc.

I like to see projects sparing no expense on quality of work and choice of materials to produce pure win. The sleeving is very nice it kinda makes it the attraction too. I like the choice of the M3 and M4 nuts everywhere they produce a clean an pro look. Mod on!
Wow. Nice comments Lambent. Thank you!

I plan to sleeve my tubing too. Compression fittings plus sleeved tube. I love that look. Gotta have it. Trying to sort how much all the fittings are going to cost though. I would love to do hard pass-throughs at the interior panels, just for looks. We'll see.

For what its worth, there it actually method to my M3 and M4 nuts. For the most part, if I think I might want to get at it from time to time, its an M3. That way, its interchangeable with a Lian Li thumbscrew if I think I'll need it. If I don't expect to have to undo it but once in a blue moon, I went for strength, and used one of the M4's.

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In other news, I started doing a close-enough-to-scale-for-government-work sketch-up of the case frame to help me sort component placement and tube routing.

I decided max I would want to go would be 4 dual rads in this case. That way, all of them could be insured cool outside air for breathing. If I went for a triple or quad in the center column, it would have to push warmed air into the lower rad's chamber. That's no good. Still, four 2X120mm rads all breathing outside air isn't half bad for a 100% internal system in a standard full tower.

One thing of note, while mocking up the case in 3D, I discovered that I couldn't actually run a rad on the center column without re-doing the plates that the side rads mount on. Clearance issues. The good news is, those are just flat plates, so it's an easy fix if I ever decide I want to go that way.

Just in case anyone's still reading... anyone have any commentary on putting my pump up topside? I read that can make bleeding a bear, but I *think* I can still manage to get a small res in front of it to help.

Thoughts?

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Man, that's awesome

I can't believe this is the inside, can't wait to see the outside

You snuck one in on me. Thank you Shiryu.

The outside will be, by design, fairly nondescript. I do have that 4 bay area in my 5.25's to play around with though. I'm still pondering what I'm going to do there. LCD of some sort seems a natural, but I don't want to do anything flashy.
Edited by Warfarin88 - 2/8/09 at 5:46pm
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9x120?

That fan controller is sweet!
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9x120?

That fan controller is sweet!
hehe. Thanks nate.

I don't plan on putting that many in there to start, that's just the potential.

Technically there's room for 10 if I shoehorned a quad in the center column. 8X120 is probably as high as I would want to go though. See the ramble above.
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that really is amazing.. 4x 240 rads is just jaw dropping amount of rads in one case.. let alone all internal.

EDIT: hmm.. then you would have to mod your side panels for the fans... can't wait to see what you have instore for that.
Edited by nafljhy - 2/8/09 at 5:55pm
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every single update is a joy to experience. thank you for including the OCN community in this, it's truly a pleasure to read.
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