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  1. Bass Instinct

    Bass Instinct Hey Monkey's I'm finally getting going on a new build. I had a false start on a Corsair 250 D But life got in the way and I'm not sure I'm man enough to do the things I want to do in a Mini ITX case. The Victim of my affection is a Lian li PC-V359. This is a Micro ATX case, but I will be using a Mini ATX board so I will have a little extra room for cooling gear and I like the square proportions, compared to the Mini version of this case. The case I ordered was Black with black Pillars. The Case I got was Black with Red Pillars, I kinda liked that model too so I'm going to go with it. Funny in the Lian li literature the red is more of a fire engine red, but this anodized red is a much better tone of red - Sold. One of the interesting things about this Case is that the top and all four sides slide in and out of the corner pillars to give easy access it opens up a myriad of options for modding. I had a huge sheet of thick Deep Red Acrylic so the first thing i did was make a replacement top window. I know there are a million red and black builds out there, but that's because it looks good, I'll just have to find a way to keep it from being boring. MnpcTech sent me out a set of their beautiful case feet. These feet were made for this case and improved the look over the factory feet, which weren't bad. These may end up getting painted in the end, but I'll wait on that decision until I see how all the colors are blending. I tapped the Case so I could spin the feet on and off easier, but they come with hardware for easy mounting to anything. Ok I admit it, I just like tapping threads whenever possible. My love to thick material is a painful affair when you do your work with basic hand tools. I just like the depth the thick materials add to the look, But there is a price to be paid! I cut out my basic shapes with a Jig Saw and Dremel and then refine the shapes with files and sanding. Not the easiest way to do things, but My setup allows me to watch movies while I'm filling away. My Initial plan for the front was to stack Aluminum on top of the Red Acrylic with the Acrylic just sticking out a little further than the aluminum. Ok planning is not one of my strong suits. What I hadn't anticipated was that my thick stack of materials took away the distinctive angles of the corner pillars sticking out further than the case front. The pillars really make the look of this case, so this wasn't going to work. At this point I am dropping the Acrylic layer and I beveled the edges of the Aluminum to match the angles of the pillars. I had cut the Aluminum wider around the window and now that I removed the lower layer I will have to adapt it to match up better. I started adding some bling to the Aluminum sheet. This is closer than the picture shows, but it was hard to align the camera up perfectly. Not bad considering the tools used to do this with. I really want a Scroll Saw, but I don't want to buy a cheap one that I'll end up hating. So until then I'll just keep doing what I do. I continue to refine this piece. I plan to put lite Acrylic on the inside of the case behind The ROG Logo and Mesh behind the volume bars. I think this piece will be painted in the end. Here is a size comparison between the Lian li case and a 250D. I had originally bought 2 - 250 D cases, I build this straight build in a day, Most of that was hiding wires. I was going to Mod the second case and then transfer the kit, But life got in the way and I never pulled the trigger on the Mod. The New case is more inspiring to me and there aren't 500 of them that have already been Modded. Anyway It is so good to be back into a build, This one is just for the pleasure of Modding, No time limit, no pressure Thanks for checking out the build.
  2. Lian Li teasing a new case line today, an open style that can be wall mounted. I'd love to see a desk to drop one of these into for an instant desk PC. Here are the details from their Facebook post: Highlights: Open Air Chassis in Three Sizes: Mini-ITX (PC-O5), Micro-ATX (PC-O6), ATX (PC-O7) Wall Mountable GPU Riser Large Tempered Glass Window HDD Shroud Plentiful Cable Management Space Slim Optical Drive Bay The Micro-ATX and ATX models will have a version that supports water cooling radiators, and are named PC-O6S and PC-O07S, respectively. Both the PC-O6S (pic not included) and PC-O7S support up to a 360mm radiator. Lian Li HQ's post: https://www.facebook.com/LianLiHQ/posts/371846119637089
  3. Jump to final photos! Well, hello! *waves* Hm, what's that? ...Ah, yes. LilyPC. Yeah... See, here's the thing. It was time to move on. The project was simply too big in size. That's it. That's the reason. The thing is she's a kid. Giving her a watercooled setup probably isn't the smartest thing to do, nevermind the simplicity of the loop, etc. She's a kid. So I decided to go a different direction. And I've considered the original project abandoned. So, very much like Hollywood's current film-making process, I've decided to reboot things. I just hope it'll be a different outcome in that it will be a little better than the original. ;) Once upon a time (going on 5 years ago), I had a project I was literally on the doorstep of using a Zotac ION ITX board (brand-new just streeted at the time; circa 2010). It was going to be my next Noire build, as well as being my next HTPC. It was going to be using Lian Li's brand new (at the time) Q-07 chassis. I had the custom powder ready to go. Acrylic done. That project was going to be called "Noire HD". Here's a mockup I did for the project log that never happened: The kicker is, I spent so much pre-design and planning on the project that I designed a custom full-cover waterblock conversion/re-purposing that would replace the stock cooling on the mobo, effectively simultaneously cooling the CPU and the GPU. Nothing new. At least now. 5 years ago it wasn't very common. Fast-forward to today -- it seems like a lot of the waterblock companies have their own version of an ITX block that cools everything on the mobo. Final block, tested working perfectly: Ironically, when asked if I had any new ideas for products, I presented the idea to one of PPC's EK contacts at the time a couple years back who was involved in R&D; he shot the idea down saying it wouldn't work because there wasn't a large call for that kind of thing. He moved on to other things shortly after that. ...EK now make tons of full-cover ITX blocks. :lol: It's a shame I didn't get around to the project, because just before I threw the switch is when I got laid off. And signed a lease the same day (before getting laid off). And found out we had a kid on the way. Etc., etc. Same story that I've already gone into in other (completed) logs. Anyway, Clean-slate. Fast-forward to now, I decided after building a floating desk in Lily's bedroom that the original LilyPC was going to be way too big for it. So I decided to also abandon (abort?) the Noire HD project (which I no longer have a need for a HTPC) and re-design everything for a new ITX LilyPC. I decided I was going to stay with aircooling too, so no waterblocks now. It's for the best. And for ease-of-use and maintenance. Now I'll be able to just give the rig a blast of compressed air with the compressor in the shop and clean out dust, bugs, etc. once in a while instead of draining and rebuilding occasionally. Besides, the ION chip isn't really supposed to get all that hot considering TDP. Although it seems (seemed) to get hot when everyone was buying them. Stock cooling sucks. It's as simple as that. So I have an easy plan to fix that using stuff I had laying about that just happened to work out with it. And with the wonderful help and support from great companies like MNPCTech and ADATA (who have both shown an extraordinary amount of patience with this project), I can make it happen! Now, on to the log proper. Here's the case I will be working on. Lian Li Q-07, ITX form-factor. I had already removed the front pair of USB ports; not necessary. Besides... I don't think Lily knows what USB ports are. :) ...And removed. Now, moving on to the motherboard. Zotac ION-ITX-K board. Stock cooling left much to be desired. :/ So I ripped it off and cleaned all the chewing gum crap they usually slather all over board's chips. I also began installing standoffs for a old Thermalright cooler I had that looked like it might fit. It did. :) Shot of both the CPU and the GPU chips.... ....and new cooler installed on the GPU chip. :) Closeup of the almost non-existent clearance for the bracket holding the cooler on... I also installed a passive cooler on the CPU using thermal adhesive. The board seems to run flawlessly with a fan somewhat pointed in the coolers' general direction, which is great because I don't plan on putting a fan directly on the cooler. I'm going to have a pair of 120mm fans in the case; one intake and one side exhaust. The air should simply run through the case, through the coolers, and out the side. Temps should be more than acceptable, and certainly lower than the stock cooling offers by far. Alright, back to the case now. Some of the mods I'm going to do to this case involves removing the PCI bracket area, since I won't be needing it at all. I'll also need to drill out the rivets that hold the ATX PSU frame on. Not needed as I'm using a Pico-ITX PSU and power brick to power this lil' thing. I'm going to be removing the stock feet on the case, since they kinda...well...suck. Replacing them with MNPCTech's mini feet of course! Let's do some drilling! If you're a modder, you most likely relate with this... :lol: Let's drill out those rivets now. I'm also going to remove the 3.5" HDD bracket since I won't be using that either... ...And removed. No matter how much experience you have with rotary tools, etc. you should always mask off your work-area. Just need to remove this little tab. It doesn't even need to be perfect as it's getting covered over anyway. ...And done. Masking off the front of the case so I can start marking out the holes I'll need to drill on the case. A good trick for fans is to mark out the four mounting holes and using a ruler, you draw lines criss-cross and the intersecting middle will give you the center of the fan's opening. ...and done. I went ahead and clamped down the entire chassis on my table-vise, since it's small enough. Drilling out the smaller holes and getting ready for the large one... Holesaws are very dangerous; use with caution and proper protection. I like to use eyewear, hearing protection, and condoms. Drilling.... Go slow; let the saw do it's job. ...And done. Just need to clean up the edge with a file or rotary tool sanding drum. Drilled out the 16mm hole for the new power switch and dropped in a dead test switch for checking. Looks fine! Alright, that's it for this log update. I'll be back with more in due time. Toodles!
  4. Lian Li is showing more pics of their new desk PC cases. DK01 will be able to house a single system while the DK02 model can support a dual system set-up. No word on pricing yet but knowing Lian Li the quality will be high. I really wish they would have gone with some different leg options. Time to get the hacksaw out :) Lian Li HQ annouced details on their DK-01X and DK-02X Aluminum Computer Desks today. 22 May 2014, Keelung, Taiwan - Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces the release of two desk chassis – the single-system DK-01X and the dual-system DK-02X. Constructed of aluminum and combining the symbiotic relationship of desks and computer cases, these all-black hybrid chassis allow DIY builders to build a full computer inside a desk and show off their hardware creations through tempered glass desktops. Desk Chassis The DK-01X and DK-02X feature a lockable sliding door to make installations and upgrades easy. The adjustable/removable keyboard tray makes typing and mousing comfortable, and the side mounted pocket with headphone rack allows users to easily store unused accessories. The DK-01X support motherboards up to HPTX. The DK-02X supports motherboards up to HPTX for its workhorse-oriented system side, and mini-ITX motherboards on the gaming-oriented side. Flexible Cooling Options From air to water cooling, the DK-01X and DK-02X are ready to take on the latest cooling hardware. Both desk chassis support 360mm radiators on the side, and also have removable brackets on the front – the DK-01X has one 360mm bracket while the DK-02X has two 240mm brackets. Storage Options The DK-01X has 10 individually removable hard drives bays, while the DK-02X has 8 HDD bays for the smaller system and 9 HDDs for the larger workhorse-oriented system. This storage setup gives builders flexibility to use the space as they see fit, such as freeing up more room for water cooling. Comfort for Your Viewing Pleasure Both desk chassis have a height of 805mm (31.7”), but can be raised to 835mm (32.9”) to provide more leg room. On the back, up to 3 monitor mounts can be installed for multiple display setups. Hardware Compatibility CPU coolers up to 180mm (7”) in height and power supplies up to 280mm (11”) in length are supported. VGA cards up to 410mm (16.5”) inside the DK-01X and DK-02X. Connectivity For both the DK-01X and the DK-02X, the I/O panel is located at the front side of the sliding drawer. The DK-01X front I/O includes four USB 3.0 ports and HD audio connections, while the DK-02X sports two sets of these same connections for both systems. Also, located on the front sliding drawer of the DK-01X and DK-02X is a slim optical drive bay, which can house an SSD. Price and Availability The DK-01X and DK-02X will be available in the US at the end of July for the suggested retail prices of $989 and $1189 respectively. Video Overview of the DK-01X and DK-02X: Product Dimensions: Width: DK-01X: 900mm (35.4”) DK-02X: 1200mm (47.2”) Height: DK-01X/DK-02X: 805mm (31.7”) – can be raised to 835 (32.9”) Depth: DK-01X/DK-02X: 600mm (23.6”) Adjustable/removable keyboard shelf: (WxHxD) 800 x 65 x 240mm (31.5 x 2.5 x 9.4”) Product Information and Detailed Specifications: DK-01X – http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/dk-01/ DK-02X – http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/dk-02/
  5. Lian Li is showing off some new cases at CeBIT 2014. The PC-Q36 and PC-V359 are boxy mITX and mATX cases featuring a smoked acrylic ceiling, 240mm rad support, sliding panels and or course aluminum construction. Prepare yourself, both of these cases are external drive bay-less. No info on pricing or avalibility from Lian Li's facebook page. Check out a full image gallery and specs here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.290155827806119.1073741838.100644210090616&type=1
  6. For those of you that have followed the trend when it comes to desk integrated PCs, Lian-Li's DK01 prototype has received some updates since it was first revealed. You can go to their Blog posting link below to see more photos and post additional feedback directly back to Lian-Li: http://www.lian-li.com/lianliblog/dk01-desk-chassis-update/ Some of the cooler updates: It's all black, comes in two widths, has 360mm radiator support and individually removable hard drive bays. Another feature you'll notice (when you look at the additional photos) is that the motherboard chassis area is on drawer slides so you can pull it out and service it. They are working towards a finalized version at some point and it should be interesting to see how this finally ends up. At this rate, I'm actually thinking this could be a pretty darn cool setup to take and mod further (because that's what we do right?) Enjoy
  7. Lian Li will be dropping their PC-Q33 mITX chassis soon. Check out the hinged cover! Short graphics cards may be a mitigating factor for some enthusiasts but the unique design and all aluminum case will certainly draw people in. Link: http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q33/
  8. Lian Li and Micro Center have signed a distribution agreement. Here's an article from TechPowerUp on it. http://www.techpowerup.com/191599/lian-li-and-micro-center-sign-distribution-agreement.html Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, today announces that it has signed a distribution agreement with Micro Center, technology retailer focused on knowledgeable computer users. Micro Center will be carrying the latest Lian Li cases and accessories as well as older popular models. Micro Center will also be the first US vendor to carry the PC-A79 full tower and M-ATX PC-V360 chassis. Distribution begins at the end of September 2013. Micro Center operates twenty-two large stores in major markets in the USA. Founded in 1979 in Columbus, OH, Micro Center is a destination retailer designed to satisfy the dedicated computer user. Uniquely focused on computers and computer-related products, Micro Center offers more computer and computer-related items (more than 30,000 in stock) than any other retailer. Micro Center is deeply passionate about providing product expertise and exceptional customer service.
  9. Monolith

    Hi, in a few days I'll going to mod the Lian Li pc71 case, old stuff huh, but old and good. Now I'm in SketchUp and trying to do my best. Sketch pics soon.
  10. Source: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ncase-m1-prototype-a-mini-itx-case NCase, a crowdfunded mITX chassis developed by members of the enthusiast community, in conjuction with manufacturering from Lian Li, has made it into production. For those unaware of NCase, please visit their thread on [H]. http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1717132
  11. Well, my full tower watercooled build has stalled out a bit. In the mean time I wasn't going to do anything else, but the other day I saw a Lian Li PC-Q07B on newegg as the shell shocker for $30 and figured the family could use a new machine. And a SFF build would be perfect. So I picked up the case. It got here a few days later and let me tell you going from a full tower to an ITX chassis is crazy. the lack of space is quite a challenge, but it's one that I look forward to overcoming. Here are a couple of quick pics of the case. Now, some of you may notice the lack of places to put a fan on the top, side, and front. Thats because this case was really meant for silent or near silent system's with passive cooling. The side panel you see with the holes is actually meant for the intake fan on the PSU. Well I think we need to change that. Because for some reason that I'm not sure about my family needs something a little more powerful than passive cooling can support. So I think I need to add some fans. So the plans call for a 120mm fan on the front, top, and a 120mmx12mm fan on the bottom to cool a GPU. This is where I want to give a quick shout out to MNPCTECH. They have some of the coolest and very high quality modding parts. Most of you have seen a couple of their recent builds on here that are currently ongoing (Rebel Alliance, and FrozenCPU Tech Station) and the quality of the parts is as good as the work they do on their builds. Thanks again Bill for doing what you do, and for the help. Here's the care package that I ordered from them. Got a pair of 120mm Nautilus fan grills for the top and front. A set of micro case feet. A set of the most comfortable safety glasses I've ever worn (safety first when cutting on stuff). And a bag of rotary tool cutting discs. Went ahead and did a quick test fit of the largest PSU that the chassis supports at 140mm long To make sure a 120mm fan would fit. Had to borrow one from my brother since I don't have any laying around. Here's a standard ATX PSU installed in the chassis. And a quick test fit to verify the fan will clear. Went ahead and taped the front, top and bottom of the case of so that in the next couple days I can get the holes marked and cut/drilled. Top: Front: Also removed the bottom hard drive brackets to fit the 120mm x 12mm fan in the bottom: Didn't have time to do mark or cut things last night. Hoping to get to them by the end of the weekend and atleast be able to power up the fans and see how things work. Front and top fans by the way are Prolimatech 120mm red LED fans. Here's a couple pic's outside of the case. And with a grill installed: Also got the main piece of hardware for this build yesterday. Got a quick teaser. Ok I'm no good at keeping secrets. Hoping to make progress soon. Thanks for looking.
  12. Hello guys, I will share here the phase two of this project of mine. The case will be to mine brother (15yo daily gamer) to have some fan and so he can make some videos. The phase 1 of it, with only 4 hard non stoping hours of work grant me a 2nd place at a Modding Contest last year at April 2011 in Leiria at Portugal. General photo of it: Now i'd start phase 2, we're things will get a little more extreme, Some ideas and decisions: # Board ECS Z77H2-AX Golden Board for this project! # Convert to inverted ATX # Grill and metal sheets with copper finish (paiting or anod) # Restyle the internal black acrylic to the new layout # Do golden backplates (that cooper color) for memory and GPU As you can see the project with suffer some changes, hardware some of it will go for AVAREZA project, and this one will be to mine little brother as him personal computer. As i can let the project finish with just a phase 1, i will work with mine brother to achive a look he like and mount there the Z77 board for all he needs. Suppper dubbber ubber RAW sketches from SketchUP: Orange=copper, black=aluminium and brown=mate acrylic Not a deep draw, just a sketch with no chamfer or fillet, and working on the pump + rad + reservoir in middle air. What do you think? Unboxing of Z77 here: Photos of day 3, when i try some layouts and place of cooling. I will wait for inversion to comfirm the places of everything, mainly after tube routing. What do you think of the cooling this way? I will use Phobya Nano-G 12 Silent 1500rpm, in a total of 5, i like that red and was the first ones i tried on the phase 1 and love them. Will import to this project mine ZM-MFC1 Plus too. Then i start with the modification to inverted ATX. First step taking out things that was not more necessary and save them, It was necessary to cut and fill on 2 zones, up and down to make it possible to slide the MB module. Not if to fill and paint till perfection, The dust from having the case stoped and without side panels at the moda'a'foca man cave, The place where the cut and happen, next to mine Square1 to film everything! Global look of the beast! With the modification i can still use the same screws at the back of the case, so more points for Lian Li to make it happen :D/> Do it look good?