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Clean and smooth setup....

R U sure isn't not from factory

fantastic
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Clean and smooth setup....

R U sure isn't not from factory

fantastic
Very, very nice!
Yea, all the parts in there look like they are custom from the factory.
I don't think that I have see a cleaner build than this! It makes me look at my Rocketfish with the AC Ryan Triple rad grill in shame.
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Clean and smooth setup....

R U sure isn't not from factory

fantastic
I'm sure I built it, but that is definitely the highest compliment you can pay me on this effort. Thank you!

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Very, very nice!
Yea, all the parts in there look like they are custom from the factory.
I don't think that I have see a cleaner build than this! It makes me look at my Rocketfish with the AC Ryan Triple rad grill in shame.
Thank you very much!

You know. There is a reason you see the rad grills. They're simple, they work well, and they look damn good.

My goal here is something different though. I want the outside of this too look modified to a trained eye; but for the most part as unassuming and as "factory" as possible. For this, the rad grill just doesn't work. My plan for side ventilation is to drill 1/8 inch holes in the factory Lian Li spacing, much like you see on a number of their cases for PCI airflow. The CFM potential won't be ideal, but again, I think it will help achieve my overall desired end-state...

A "sleeper".

As for the weekend, I'm working on a frame for the lower section to facilitate a false floor, and then I need to fabricate the rest of the interior cover panels. That should just about do in the last of my donor case's hopes of ever holding a computer again.
post #94 of 605
man.. what do you mean its like its meant to be there... it is meant to be there.

the cuts, the angles, every small detail... its well thought out and looks factory.

it definitely is a sleeper. gonna kick some arse!
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it definitely is a sleeper. gonna kick some arse!


Fo Sure!!!
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Cheers fellas.

I got the framework for the false floor done. I used bits of the A16 chassis, mostly so it would go away, and partly so I could use some of its existing threaded inserts to mount the falsie panel:



as you can see, I offset it to allow for the motherboard tray. The top of it should end up about a quarter inch shy of the bottom of the motherboard.

Here's a couple different angles:





I didn't tie it into the rad rack because I want the inner face cover plate for that to extend down to floor for cosmetic reasons. I can't really explain it, I'll have to show you. For that, I need to start hacking up some more innocent brushed aluminum Lian Li panels.
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mmm~ yummy. hacked aluminum.
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post #98 of 605
woah...

that is all
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hey, who sprang this wooden blank into my pants?

oh, wait...






dude, seriously, thats yummy and delicious!!
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post #100 of 605
This is project is pure excellence, the painstaking attention to detail, the fabrication quality, its inspiring . Very well done so far Sir Warf ..
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