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Snagged a PC-v800 on eBay for a stellar price, I feel this case fits my needs a bit better than the pc-v351. The Plan is to mount a swiftech dual 120mm rad internally while still using my H50 block/pump. I want this case to maintain the clean lines and OEM look as I would like for it to blend into my other home entertainment equipment. Please feel free to comment, criticize, or question anything I am doing. Excuse the bad pictures but my DSLR doesnt venture out into my dusty workshop. Oh, and thanks for looking!

Here is the case in its stock form, it is one of my favorite Lian Li designs along with the v1000, v1200 and so on. My only gripe is the fact that you can see the bright silver aluminum through the black meshing, I think if it is painted black it will camouflage this a little better.









This is what I will be using to paint the interior of the case. This paint is tough as nails and has a fantastic satin finish when dry.



Cutting the motherboard try for cable management.







Painting progress.....












Cutting the side panel to hold the dual rad.....








Poor lil' Nidec had to be sacrificed!!
FOR THE CAUSE!




After cuts..




Test fans mounted for fit.





Thats all for now, The rest of what I need should be in later in the week, various things from frozencpu and sidewinder as well as countersink rivets....

Thanks for looking!



J
Edited by R1GG5 - 4/22/11 at 8:51pm
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Got my goodies in today and started reassembling the case as well as test fitting the hardware. Bout to pull a all nighter for IBM so I don't have time to post pics tonight but a large update is coming tomorrow.
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Okay, started to re-assemble the case and do some test fitting of my hardware, ran into some large issues that may be a setback, but I will do some more investigating tomorrow... anyway heres the update

Goodies Arrived....



more stuff to paint....grrr






Fan grills test fit... pretty much exactly what I wanted, follows the OEM Lian Li look.





rivet rivet rivet rivet rivet rivet....












And my clutter now...




Fitment issues : Will have to downgrade to 20mm thick 120mm fans to get the mobo to fit, period.
The bottom barb on the rad runs into one of my mosfets kinking the tube so Im going to try an angle barb and see how that works

Biggest issue is PSU fitment...My PSU does not allow for my HD6870 to fit, Im lacking about an inch of room, I have been looking and this may mean me custom fabbing a PSU case that will fit...we will see how that goes.

The HDD cage has been painted and Im about to do the touchup on the case where I drilled the 120mm fan holes.
Edited by R1GG5 - 4/22/11 at 8:40pm
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Excuse the bad pictures but my DSLR doesnt venture out into my dusty workshop. Oh, and thanks for looking!
Why do people bother to apologize for crappy pics? Learn to use your camera! Oh, and the MP doesnt matter either...!

Sony DSC-S60 4.2MP from around 2004 (?!)

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Why do people bother to apologize for crappy pics? Learn to use your camera! Oh, and the MP doesnt matter either...!

Sony DSC-S60 4.2MP from around 2004 (?!)

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Hey bro...how bout I'm using my phone. I own my own photography business I know how to use a camera and I'm not going to take a $2000 camera setup is my dusty garage. If you have some constructive criticism that pertains to what I'm doing then say it, if not then post whore somewhere else.
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Hey im not your bro in any sense. I wasnt talking about you personally, i was talking in general (plenty of posts where people blame bad pics on mega pixels) and just demonstrating how simple it is to get decent pics with hardly any money invested. I didnt criticize your pics, just the 'excuse' that so many people put out there. I really dont care if your pics are good or not, cause the subject matter is the mod, not the camera.

But, since you threw the "oh, im using my crappy cell phone to take pics, sorry for the quality" excuse, heres two i took with my 3.2mp HTC Touch Pro





And i would think you would value your picture taking a bit more if you really owned your own photog business, cause every pic you take is a business card. Based on your pics so far and your attitude over NOTHING, id never hire you if you had $12,000 invested in a studio.
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I don't normally feed the trolls, but I will entertain this one. When I am done I will take some nice pics, but as of now I think the pics I am taking suffice to show what I am doing. This site has nothing to do with my business and my work outside this side speaks for itself. Seeing as how I am not trying to solicit business here it doesn't matter if my worklog pictures quality impresses you or not. As for my attitude, you haven't really seen an attitude, but don't crap my thread with "you don't know how to use a camera" because you are barking up the wrong tree "pal" But if you would like to see what I do when I actually give a sh** I will be happy to post.
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I don't normally feed the trolls, but I will entertain this one. When I am done I will take some nice pics, but as of now I think the pics I am taking suffice to show what I am doing. This site has nothing to do with my business and my work outside this side speaks for itself. Seeing as how I am not trying to solicit business here it doesn't matter if my worklog pictures quality impresses you or not. As for my attitude, you haven't really seen an attitude, but don't crap my thread with "you don't know how to use a camera" because you are barking up the wrong tree "pal" But if you would like to see what I do when I actually give a sh** I will be happy to post.
Feeding trolls is like feeding stray cats. Expect them back. Lol, I wouldn't bring a $2k camera in the garage either.

OT: Mod is awesome. I look forward to more pics, no matter the quality.
    
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