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love the mod so far. Just fyi I submitted to http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/

It is well worth being on that website. Do you have it up and running yet?
Hey, thanks TikiMan.

Yeah. It's been up and running since before my last photo shoot. Typing on it as we speak.

The MDPC nomination is certainly flattering, and I thank you. I don't think rig is quite in that class though.

Maybe the next one.
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http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/sys...-edelweiss.htm

I really have no words. Like the OP has a NICEEEEEEE rig but that ----^ is ART!!! SEX AND ARTT!!!
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Hehe. Yeah.

Pretty much every rig on Million Dollar PC is in a whole different league.
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Hey, thanks TikiMan.

Yeah. It's been up and running since before my last photo shoot. Typing on it as we speak.

The MDPC nomination is certainly flattering, and I thank you. I don't think rig is quite in that class though.

Maybe the next one.
Lol, ur comp is def in that league I would say. This mod is legit. Did you ever take any pics with everything lit up? Maybe I missed them in the bajillion pages of comments...
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[QUOTE=Warfarin88;5148288]EDIT:

I've been getting a lot of sleeving PM's, so here is a canned response that covers much of the questions:



END EDIT

One of the first things I did was sleeve just about every cable I could find. I've experimented with various kits before, but was never really satisfied with the end product. Finally, I located This stuff, which proved to have the level of quality I was looking for. It's techflex "clean cut" and it has a much tighter weave than the standard PET, and is infinitely easier to work with.

I'm going to start this post with a thank you to this makeshift tool I made with my rotary tool and a cut off disc. It started out as out an old flat head screw driver bit. This little bugger made sleeving the 6, 8 and 24 pin cables a breeze:

......

can you show how you made that tool please
    
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Originally Posted by Warfarin88 View Post
EDIT:

I've been getting a lot of sleeving PM's, so here is a canned response that covers much of the questions:



END EDIT

One of the first things I did was sleeve just about every cable I could find. I've experimented with various kits before, but was never really satisfied with the end product. Finally, I located This stuff, which proved to have the level of quality I was looking for. It's techflex "clean cut" and it has a much tighter weave than the standard PET, and is infinitely easier to work with.

I'm going to start this post with a thank you to this makeshift tool I made with my rotary tool and a cut off disc. It started out as out an old flat head screw driver bit. This little bugger made sleeving the 6, 8 and 24 pin cables a breeze:

......

can you show how you made that tool please
I can show you how I tried to make one, but haven't finished (dang riffler files and gremlins!), but his was the inspiration! (Thanks for finding that pic, I'd forgotten who made it. (sry warf! )) I think his method of using an old flat head drill bit provides a stronger tool than the one I used.

+rep for saying please!
Edited by ModMinded - 7/26/09 at 8:51pm
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Is that blood on the shank? hahaha no doubt! I knew sleeving was a PITA, but dayamn!!
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this might be a dumb question, but what memory cooler is that? is it the corsair one?
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Hey folks

That tool is made with a flathead screwdriver bit for stock, a standard dremel type rotary tool with a reinforced cut off wheel, a small flat needle file, and a lot of trial and error. The gap between the prongs is just about exactly the same width as cut of disc. It wasn't easy to make, but I did manage to get it right on my first try, so I guess its not too tough.

Couple of tips: Clamp the bit down to a work surface with something metal. I melted a plastic clamp making that one. Keep a cup of water near by too, to help cool it off for handling and test fitting.

Biggest tip: Buy one of these and save yourself the hassle. I lost my little bit for a time at one point, and picked one of those up. It worked better than my little tool I made.

For the record, I believe that is rust on the shank.

And yes Squeeker, that's a modded Corsair memory cooler. This is where I got mine. Here or here are good places to find fans for them. (I used the UV orange (non LED) Ace ones, under volted with my fan controller).

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Hey Warfarin88!

I just came across this post looking for other people with the Lian Li A70b, and I was wondering if I could get you to help me with it?

I tried looking for private messaging but it appears this forums doesn't have it.

Basically, I stripped my case down about a month ago to paint it. Well, I've finally gotten around to painting everything black and I began to re-assemble. I've taken many cases apart, but I've run into a roadblock with the HDD cage and the video card adapter stand that connects to it and the bottom of the 5.25 drive bay. I can't figure out how they are connected to each other. Most pictures I find seem to point out that the rail (the one for holding long video cards) connects to the bottom of the 5.25 drive bay fine... but mine doesn't. I seem to remember some small piece between the two, and I think I've got it, but I can't figure out which way it is supposed to go.

Could you take some up close shots from a few different angles of your HDD cage and how it all connects/is screwed in? I know it's a big favor to ask, but you still have this case and seem to check this forum somewhat frequently.
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