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Thanks for stopping in.

I couldn't agree with you more. Improvements are on the way, I just have some more structural work I want to finish up before I start sorting where I'm going to be tucking wires.





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Thank you.

And yeah. I'd read over and over how nice Lian Li cases were. I had no idea.

It probably sounds cheesy, but this case has honestly inspired me to push the limits of my abilities. I somehow feel compelled to do right by it.
and i have to say that your doing it so much justice.
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lalala...























I drew inspiration from Petra's CES A900. The aluminum still needs some more finish work (sanding). I'm holding off until I get it fitted in the case, and wrap any last minute adjustments that might be needed.

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Is it odd that I feel a deep sense of satisfaction from viewing work that I had nothing to do with?

I duuno... but I feel it.

Go, Warf!
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oh!! U make my day... that's a beauty

is it fit well inside the case??? just wonderin'
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Is it odd that I feel a deep sense of satisfaction from viewing work that I had nothing to do with?

I duuno... but I feel it.

Go, Warf!
Man you can coin a phrase. Syrillian, I thank you.

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oh!! U make my day... that's a beauty

is it fit well inside the case??? just wonderin'
Thanks!

The individual pieces all fit. Sides went on. All that good stuff. I haven't actually had the assembled product in there yet though. So, I dunno.

I hope so?

I'll need to tear down the rig to get it in there. Well, I wouldn't HAVE to, but I'll need to drill where it will bolt to the factory chassis. So I might as well gut it.

I'll post pics when I get it squared away.
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man.. you amaze me everytime! i'm at a loss of words of how perfect this fits your case and your style.

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Thanks guy.

If you haven't guessed, this is the part where I'm probably going to need some advice. Watercooling, not my bag.

I have some questions about part placement and what not, but I'm going to wait until I have my new gadget installed so I can better illustrate the spaces I have to work with via pictures.

Rigs going down now. When I return, I shall come bearing pixels!
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How on earth have I managed to miss this one? Your improvising and ingenuity is nothing but amazing and I cannot do anything but share Syrillians satisfaction watching this.

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Thank you kimosabi.

Well, I got my rad chassis mounted up. I'm assembling photographs of it installed now, but I'll seguay with some shots of miscellaneous stuff I had to do to facilitate the job.

First, I had to remove the system to keep it away from errant metal shavings.

Back on the desk:



While I had the tray out, I corrected the only (factory) problem I've experienced with this case. For some reason, the standoff height seems a hair too short. Cards are tough to get over their mount rail, and the rear I/O panel is just a hair off. I added some 1/16 black nylon spacers to help out (its tough to see, I'm talking about the one between the standoff and the tray):



Figured while I had it apart, I'd show you how I mounted the top cover panel. I used installed four M3 captive nuts into the removable factory cross bar; and then just screwed Lian Li standoffs in place with the same spacers I used for the mobo:





The alignment with the top frame came out perfect, and there is just enough room for the side panel hooks that tie into the case's top to slide by without rubbing:



Another minor tweak I needed to do for clearance issues with the new rad rack assembly. I swapped out the cheesy plastic A70 feet for the screw in ones off of the A16:



more pics incoming.
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... and, here it is installed:



it's tied in with six thumbscrews up front:



and two M4 hex nuts from underneath to anchor the back corners:







I actually surprised myself. It only took a minimum of filing to get it sitting properly. In then end, it drops in like it was meant to be there:







I don't have any imminent plans for the triple, but it is nice to know there's room for it if I wanted it. I figured as long as I was going to make fan mounts there, I might as well configure them to hold a rad in the future. There's actually room for a quad there in the middle; if I drop the fan bracket off the hard drive rack.
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