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Sleek Orange


Hi, another mod from Ikem here. To see my previous case mod, please go here - http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...t=splatterfest

I started out with a Lian Li PC-A05NB.

My envision of the case was for a cleaner case than what I had before. Something not as radical and out of the ordinary. I picked orange and black as the main color scheme, because there are only a handful of cases with that scheme, and I wanted the case to have a personality of its own.

As of today, the case is near completion. I have just contacted a fellow Overclock.net member for some custom pieces that will wrap the project up.

I am very happy with the progress overall.

Hardware:

AMD Phenom II x6 1090t @ 4.3ghz
Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3
Gskill Ripjaws DDR3 1640mhz 8-9-8-22
HIS HD 6870 1gb 1050/1240
Samsung F3 1tb HDD
Corsair HX650W 650watt Modular
Xigmatek Balder
Lite-on BluRay DVD combo ODD
NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller
NZXT Sleeved LED Kit 2m Orange
2 x Xigmatek 140mm XLF-F1453
2 x Xigmatek 120mm XLF-F1253
2 x Xigmatek 120mm XLF-F1283

Added:2/28/11
NZXT Sleeved LED Kit 1m Blue
60gb OCZ Vertex 2
4gb more Gskill DDR3 1600


This is the case that I started with:



NOTE: i dont have a professional camera and the later pictures are with my HTC Incredible. sorry for the bad quality.
Edited by ikem - 2/28/11 at 9:50pm
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This is how the case stands right now:

had the chassis repainted a gloss black w/o metal flake, like it better.









Edited by ikem - 1/23/11 at 8:48pm
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post #4 of 17
looks nice but not a fan of upside-down cases.
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looks good. keep up the good work.
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Wow, never seen an upside down mother board tray like that. Any benefits to that? I know the Raven cases have the rotated motherboard case and it seams that they allow better access to the back panel but I'm not sure what the benefit of this set up.
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also the psu's in the front and the airflow is backwards.

cant wait for this, another member had wc'ed in one of these, looks s good., check out the club,

i assume this is the same as the pc-a04?
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nice work so far subbed for more
    
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
Wow, never seen an upside down mother board tray like that. Any benefits to that? I know the Raven cases have the rotated motherboard case and it seams that they allow better access to the back panel but I'm not sure what the benefit of this set up.
well... u can see the nice side of the gpu haha, also i have the top 140mm fans on intake, so they blow right at the intake of the gpu, helps temps alot.

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Originally Posted by newpc View Post
also the psu's in the front and the airflow is backwards.

cant wait for this, another member had wc'ed in one of these, looks s good., check out the club,

i assume this is the same as the pc-a04?
im thinking, around tax time, to run a full ek setup. move the hdd somewhere and place a 240 down there. I have thought about a 280 up top with the 2x140mm fans, but i dont think i have enough clearance. the fans have .05inch on either side themselves.

also the pc-a04 is limited to matx and has a regular mobo orientation.
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