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post #11 of 81
Beautiful. I love Lian Li
post #12 of 81
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Very nice!

May want to work on some cable management =)
like i said, that is all just temporarily set up like that. still deciding what i have room for up top, where to put the res, and where to cut cable management holes.
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post #13 of 81
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little bit of cable management done. not that it matters, since im probably going to have to take EVERYTHING out of the case when i get ready to mod it for the radiator. and i will DEFINITELY have to take everything out when i add cable management holes. right now im just getting an idea of where i want the holes.

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post #14 of 81
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Safety First!



Used a ruler and the laser cuzout stencil from MNPCtech to draw the fan holes and the screw holes. cut the 120mm fan holes with a 4.5in hole saw from home depot.

Remember to tap a small pilot hole in the center of any hole you drill. it keeps the drill bit from wandering and will make sure your hole is centered where you want it.



And so it begins...



Looking good! the fan holes, i mean...



Take your trusty flat/rounded file and shave off those hazardous metal parts.



TIP: if you hold it at the correct angle, you can get the file to perfectly match up with the curve of the fan hole... like so:



If i were to do this again, i would drill from the inside to the outside. i drilled as if i were drilling through the top while it was on the case. but the cut looks much cleaner on the inside:

outside:



inside:



Installed:





and i lost like 4 degrees! im not even water cooling yet!

slowly but surely guys, sorry its taking so long. i should have my rad by the end of the week, and will have the fillport installed and the tubing running to the pump and everything soon. just waiting on small parts i ordered to arrive. But its definitely going to start taking shape.

hope its at least a little interesting! so far its all pretty generic, but i have some interesting things planned for the loop when i get it installed.
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post #15 of 81
Nice job looks good. Keep them update coming!
    
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post #16 of 81
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Nice job looks good. Keep them update coming!
thank you! best case scenario, i should have everything i need to set up my water cooling by this weekend. i guess we will see how good performance-pcs is at getting returns processed. i have 150 bucks worth of stuff going back for store credit, and i shipped it out on friday. the post office said it should be there on monday. hopefully everything goes smoothly from here on out.

anyone know of a good 360 radiator silicon vibration absorber?

theres not enough room for the individual 120 size ones, since they actually fit over the fan a little bit.
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noice!! my biggest mistake on my mod was not using a template
    
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post #18 of 81
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yeah, a couple of the holes were a little tight to fit the screws in, because they were slightly off from where they should be, but a quick tap with a hammer got them through the fan.
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post #19 of 81
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Sleeved the fans. Even put heat shrink on the top part so you cant see the colorful cables through the top of the case.





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post #20 of 81
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dynamat on the top...



also cut a 140mm hole in the bottom with 120mm AND 140mm screw holes so that i can use the scythe 140mm fan that has the 120mm fan holes. then, i put a lian-li brand 140mm fan filter over it.



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