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[Case Mod] Lian Li PC-7H Grafit
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Default [Case Mod] Lian Li PC-7H Grafit - 12-02-2012, 21:03 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

Time for a small mod named Grafit.

Last week I have picked up a Lian Li PC-7HX in the local hardware store. I didn't had much choice because it had to be this one.
With this case I want to enter in the Lian Li Case Mod Competition. I know that the end of the competition is in less then 2 months. ^^

So lets start!







Fitting the 420 Rad in the front of the case.





Removed the alu that is in the way. To make room for the radiator.













By lowering the radiator in to the hole the top of the case fitted back on it.



Placed some hardware in the case to check out how much space I have left for all the rest.



I picked up some new parts from IT-Service this weekend.



Corsair fans are really well designed.



Working on this piece of plexi when this is ready I will post a new Update.

For some reason some of the pictures that needed to be in Landscape are in Patriot mode. :s
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 22:45 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

Update.

Removed the MBtray and replaced it with a plexi version.



Used the Original MB tray for all the dimensions.



Drilled holes taped wire and placed the standoff on it.



Making the opening for the PCI cards












Tray in the case







Using a HDD case from the Cosmos 2
   
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Default 12-06-2012, 22:45 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen







Saw 3 pieces of alu to make new fronts for the HDD











First front is ready the rest will follow later this weekend.

Till next Update. ^^
   
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Default 12-08-2012, 11:10 | posts: 165 | Location: North Carolina

OMG!!!

So precise, so well-thought out, so .... so.... PERFECT.

Can't wait for your next update!!
   
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Default 12-11-2012, 22:06 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

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OMG!!!

So precise, so well-thought out, so .... so.... PERFECT.

Can't wait for your next update!!
Thanks Man

Small Update

Dismantle my TJ07 this weekend with pain in my hard. I will be needing all the hardware for this build.

Drainage ^^





After the draining I cleaned the pc and prep it to put it back in to the box till the buyer comes and pic it up.





By By



Back to the Lian Li case.

Cutted the top plated in to pieces. And filled up the holes with some 2K filler.







Reshaping the side panels









Total picture.







That was it again I am waiting for some pieces before I can continue with the body and cable management. Hope u all like it so far.

Cya next time
   
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Default 12-12-2012, 06:39 | posts: 165 | Location: North Carolina

Excellent update! I'm glued to this thread!
   
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Default 12-13-2012, 21:51 | posts: 97 | Location: Finland

very nice! Will u make it in time for the competition? Let me know when we can start voting
   
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Default 12-16-2012, 23:44 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

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Excellent update! I'm glued to this thread!
Thanks tktk Update is on the way
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very nice! Will u make it in time for the competition? Let me know when we can start voting
Well Ace I hope that I make it. There are still someparts that have to arrive at the webshop before the send it to me. :p
I got 1 more month to go the cases need to be finished by 18 jan 2013.

Update!!

Did a small mod on the heat-sinks of the MB. Because the theme color for this build will be red. I was obligated to change the color of it.

Removed the heat-sink from theMB





Filled a small cup with D-stop and placed the pieces that where colored in the cup for 10 minutes.





Cleaned the product with water. As u can see there are still some blue spots on it. These are the places where the glue was so U wont see a thing of it when the are back in place.







   
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Default 12-16-2012, 23:45 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

This way I don't have to sand the pieces and I keep the brushed effect on the parts.






The HDD case is finished to but I am not convinced by it.



Had to come up with a new idea for the HDD. Started with some plexi to create a new HDD bay.









Short movie of how u place the HDD in place

Case Mod Lian Li PC-7HX Grafit (HDD Cage) - YouTube

Did the wires already for the HDD and found a spot for the AC poweradjust 2





That was it again if the mail service do there job good I will have a very nice suprice before Xmess is here.

Cya next Time.
   
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Default 12-17-2012, 02:54 | posts: 4,304 | Location: MI, USA

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Filled a small cup with D-stop and placed the pieces that where colored in the cup for 10 minutes.


That's brilliant, I never thought of that before. I always have hated how Gigabyte will throw blue on something and kind of ruin its look.
   
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Default 12-25-2012, 22:04 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

Thanks scoter man1

Update!!!!

The update was suppose to be posted before Xmess. But do lak of time with the holidays I only had time to post it today. Time to get a move on.

Received my 1st package from Nate (Editor22) E22 - Welcome to our website! . Thank U Nate for the great service in this short time.

Custom made top res/window.





And a lovely Cherry MX key chain HL.



Some extra pins for the powercables.





Extra colour sample for future mods.



On Xmess evening I received a lovely gift from my GF.





Installed on the MB







Removed the top of the case.



Drilled some holes and taped wire in them to mount the res.





Didn't had much time these days with all the Family dinners and visits to work on the case. Now that it is all past and over I can continue my work.

Cya next week for a Update.
   
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Default 12-25-2012, 22:41 | posts: 455 | Location: Xylanthia

Keep it up, m8..... Lovely.....rig
   
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Default 12-26-2012, 11:50 | posts: 1,547 | Location: Australia mate!

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Default 12-27-2012, 21:04 | posts: 5,831 | Location: BC, Canada

looks super cool.. great job!
   
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Default 12-27-2012, 22:25 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

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Keep it up, m8..... Lovely.....rig
Thank U ^^
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Thank U

Small update!

Started with the side panels and top of the case.

2 layers of Primer



2 layers of colour







I am not sure what to do now I might leave the panels like this without the blank lak. Love how the colour looks now so ...
   
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Default 12-28-2012, 00:27 | posts: 1,887 | Location: Dominican Republic

Nice build, looking foward to see it finished!
   
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Default 12-29-2012, 16:56 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

Thank U TirolokoRD here are some extra pictures

few pictures of how the case look atm. There is still some stuff that need to be made. Before I can paint the frame of the case. Also need to make new front for the case.









   
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Default 01-06-2013, 19:06 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

Update

Still a lot of small thing to do before the case will be ready. To make sure that all the cables are next to each other I used some heatshrink that I cut to small pieces of 3 mm. And glued together with this as result.





Next step was to add extra details to the top res. Used the same alu bars as on the sidepanel.







Painted the frame of the case.

Primer layer





Finished it with light beige color.







Cleaned up the mounting bracket for the mobo tray.





Installed tray and light switch.



   
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Default 01-06-2013, 19:07 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

Picture of how it stand now at my place.



The last piece that had to be created was the front panel for the case. Used a old side panel from a antec case as donor part.



Glued the 2 pieces together with 2k





There are still a few thing that need to be made before the case is finished.

Cya with the next Update.
   
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Default 01-06-2013, 21:04 | posts: 97 | Location: Finland

keep up the good work alain! not many days left now
   
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Default 01-13-2013, 14:41 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

Thank U Ace

Update !!!!

4 days left before the case needs to be finished.

Continued my work on the front. Filled the edges up with 2K filler And sanded it all smooth. Had to repeat this proces several time before it was ready.







Primer



Colour on it.





Next step was to finish the top/res. Started to sand it 240 Grid and ended 2000Grid. After that I polished the top/res with Commandant nr4 to give it a clean bling bling finish.
Before



After



After spending few hour on the top/res. I started with the pump mount. My first idea to attach it on the mobo tray. But with the weight and vibrations I changed my mind. Made the mount from a Aluminum L profile.







When all the pieces where finished I could finally start with installing all the pieces.







   
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Default 01-13-2013, 14:41 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen









Big moment filling the loop for the first time.







Atm there is still no leak.

Made a short movie of the res with all the rest enjoy

[video=youtube;W4OZIU7y6kw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4OZIU7y6kw[/video]

Next up was cable management. I asked Nate to add some 8x8mm plexi bars with the top/res.



After some filing and sanding I made this cable holder. Will do the same for all the rest of the power cables.









That is it again. Still a few thing to do before ready.
Cya next time!
   
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Default 01-13-2013, 16:20 | posts: 10 | Location: uk

this is so clean great job m8
and that top res looks fab hope you have painted it I think this style of res will have some custom modders licking the lips and saying a what one
how much did this set you back ?
   
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Damn it looks good..
Great job!
   
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Default 01-14-2013, 13:16 | posts: 73 | Location: Antwerpen

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this is so clean great job m8
and that top res looks fab hope you have painted it I think this style of res will have some custom modders licking the lips and saying a what one
how much did this set you back ?
Thanks mate, the res was around 60£ to 70£ was made with Nate from E22
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Damn it looks good..
Great job!
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