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Looking stellar man! Curious where did you get that fan bracket?

Also, my bro thanks you for the PSU
Hey again! Glad the PSU helped out. The fan bracket came with the Lian Li case. It is supposed to be a 140mm fan up front. That's why I had to mod it to accommodate for a 120mm fan.
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Don't mind me, just subbing in! Great work though. You just so happen to be using one of my most favorite cases ever! Too bad they are so hard to find! XD
    
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Don't mind me, just subbing in! Great work though. You just so happen to be using one of my most favorite cases ever! Too bad they are so hard to find! XD
Hah thanks! And I know what you mean. It took me about 4 months of daily bumps to find it used. Luckily, OCN pulled through and I got it from a member here.
post #34 of 51
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Chimp Challenge & Extra Parts

Firstly, some parts! Got a bundle from an OCN member which included compression fittings and black tubing.






Also got an MCP355 acetal top. Was hoping for XSPC but EK will do.


And an AX1200. I never noticed how massive it is.


Test fitting some of the parts.


Also mounted the radiator. I had some EK Reservoir Brackets laying around and thought I would see if they could hold up the radiator. Not only do they fit perfectly, they also line up with some pre-drilled holes on the V2010B. Lucky me.






My computer has been down for a week or three but I didn't want to miss out on the Chimpin' so I threw it all together with whatever parts I can find to make it work. Yes that is two reservoir tubes connected together. I had installed the EK top on the MCP355 and didn't want to install the EK res top. So I took off the tube screw in part on the res top and connected my old res tube to the new one. Temporary solution for 10 days. I just wanted to fold.


The AX1200 just laying around.


And more shots.






Let's go OCN! Chimp that challenge!
Edited by Blue Marker - 5/9/11 at 11:04pm
post #35 of 51
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13. Side Panels Cut & Sanded
Update time! With summer coming to an end and a new school year beginning, I figured I should finish up my LiLi before I get bogged down with school work. But before that, I switched up my 480s for 5870s because they wouldn't play nicely with triple monitors. Also, I wanted to try out mining. Difficulty went up though, so now it's a waste of time.


Here they are for now.


Now to the side panels! First up is the radiator opening on the rear panel.






Nothing fancy. Just a hole for the radiator exhaust. I will be purchasing a black mesh panel later. Now to the window!






Sorry, no progress pictures. It totally slipped my mind. A couple things I did learn from this though:
  • I should have drilled the corners with a drill rather than dremeling it to it's current curvature.
  • Cutting from the back of the panel saves the visible paint job! It looks way worse inside because of jerking and slipping.
Well, that was it for now. Next time, hopefully I will have ordered parts and installed them onto the case. And hopefully that next time isn't 6 months from now. Hah.

Edited by Blue Marker - 8/9/11 at 9:09pm
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14. Plexi & First EK Block Installation
So I had some time to install one of my EK 5870 blocks. This is without a precision screwdriver set. Let's just say things were very problematic. Here is the block.


After some blood, sweat, and stripped screws I finally removed the stock cooler.


And I think it's time to purchase a precision screwdriver.


With the block installed.


I also had time that night to install my smoked plexi onto the side panel. Gotta love 4010 tape.


That's it for that day. Just waiting on another 5870 block and a FTW3 block.

Edited by Blue Marker - 10/27/11 at 2:49pm
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Did by chance you go to UEI in San Diego?
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Nope, I do not.
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Nope, I do not.
Reason I ask is they gave us that same cheap kit lol.
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15. Second EK Block
Finally found a FTW3 block after 6 months of looking. When I had no funds, stores had it in stock, then when I decide to buy it, EVERYONE is out of stock. Just my luck I guess. But today, is my lucky day. Here was my setup before I decided to work on my PC.


And the block in question. They even sent me a sweet EK pen. I love PC emblazoned writing utensils.


The 5870 block, FTW3 block, AND a precision screwdriver. Finally got one. Good bye stripped screws.


It was so much easier with that screwdriver. Screws came out without a hitch.






I love the smell of new toys.


Cleaned and ready.


And installed.




I think I'll have to continue with this update on another post because of the image limit. The motherboard is up next!
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