[Case Mod] Lian Li PC-7H Grafit

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  1. Alain-s

    Alain-s Member Guru

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    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!

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    Fitting the 420 Rad in the front of the case.

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

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

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

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

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    Corsair fans are really well designed.

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

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  2. Alain-s

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    Update.

    Removed the MBtray and replaced it with a plexi version.

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    Used the Original MB tray for all the dimensions.

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    Drilled holes taped wire and placed the standoff on it.

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    Making the opening for the PCI cards

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    Tray in the case

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    Using a HDD case from the Cosmos 2
     
  3. Alain-s

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

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

    Till next Update. ^^
     
  4. tktk104

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    OMG!!!

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

    Can't wait for your next update!!
     

  5. Alain-s

    Alain-s Member Guru

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    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 ^^

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    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.

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    Back to the Lian Li case.

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

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    Reshaping the side panels

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    Total picture.

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    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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    Excellent update! I'm glued to this thread! :)
     
  7. Ace_finland

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    very nice! Will u make it in time for the competition? Let me know when we can start voting :)
     
  8. Alain-s

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    Thanks tktk Update is on the way :D
    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

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

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    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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  9. Alain-s

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

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

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

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    Short movie of how u place the HDD in place

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

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    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. :D
     
  10. scoter man1

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    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.
     

  11. Alain-s

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    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.

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    And a lovely Cherry MX key chain HL.

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    Some extra pins for the powercables.

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    Extra colour sample for future mods.

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

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    Installed on the MB

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    Removed the top of the case.

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

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    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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    :)Keep it up, m8..... Lovely.....rig :)
     
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    looks super cool.. great job!
     
  15. Alain-s

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    Thank U ^^
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    Thank U

    Small update!

    Started with the side panels and top of the case.

    2 layers of Primer

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    2 layers of colour

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    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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    Nice build, looking foward to see it finished!
     
  17. Alain-s

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    Thank U TirolokoRD here are some extra pictures :D

    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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  18. Alain-s

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    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.

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

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    Painted the frame of the case.

    Primer layer

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    Finished it with light beige color.

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    Cleaned up the mounting bracket for the mobo tray.

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    Installed tray and light switch.

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  19. Alain-s

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    Picture of how it stand now at my place.

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    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.

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    Glued the 2 pieces together with 2k

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

    Cya with the next Update.
     
  20. Ace_finland

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    keep up the good work alain! not many days left now :)
     

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