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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Fitseries3, Mar 31, 2008.

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    a friend of mine just picked up a Rocketfish case... the Lian Li PC-A71. im gonna do SOMETHING to it to make it nice for him. i need some ideas though.

    it's gonna be all air cooled.

    im open to mods, painting, etc.

    i plan on sleeving everything too.

    i've got it stripped down and ready to work on...

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    this case is HUGE! it's the same size as my TJ07. my other rigs are in my sig.
     

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    If it's of any help

    Here's what I did without any cutting or modding:
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    Nice! im gonna hide all the cables in this one.
     
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    hows that case on cooling?
     
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    All my temps idle inmid 30's on all stock air. CPU on load gets to max 48C, and 40's acrossed the board. GPU loads at around 79C.
     
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    im thinking about taking the HDD trays out of the bottom as well as the FDD carrier.
     
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    take out the hdd bays and use the fdd bay for a hdd. That would be good if going watercooling.
     
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    there is gonna be 4 hard drives and 1 dvd drive.
     
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    Well as you can see the trouble spot with the case is down by the power supply. Very hard to get proper cable management if you have long power cables.

    EDIT: And trust me you will need long cables with this case. 4 hdd's, your best off leaving as is tbh best you can get. There is very limited space between the backside panel behind the motherboard and the tray.
     
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    i'll try and run the cables behind the tray and motherboard. i need to get him a different PSU because the cables on the enermax are too short for this case. anyone want to trade?
     
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    i think ill grab a lian li or chieftec case
     
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    cool, cool.

    any suggestions on mine though? that's what this thread is for.
     
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    if possible add more exhaust fans, and also maybe a window, hows the performance of the fans, because you maybe able to find 120x38 (90 CFM 18dba) fans
     
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    i dont want a window or lights in this at all. i may use the silenX 120x38mm fans yes. that was part of my plan.
     
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    perhaps change the cpu cooling, unless if that breaks the budget
     
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    i havent even told you what's going in the case yet. as far as you know i might be putting a water system in there.
     
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    4 hdd's and possible watercool hmmmm ....

    Hey do me a favor and try and turn one of the hdd bays 90 degrees clockwise and be able to fasten it down. Because that would be a mod worth working out to see if it works.
     
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    it would work.... but after looking at it... im thinking to put the other under the 5 1/4" bays without the floppy carrier.
     
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    any more ideas?
     
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    If you feel like taking the holesaw to it, it could use a top 120MM exhaust fan. ;)
     
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    Im pretty sure we are gonna do water on this build. im thinking to put a MCR-320-QP up top.

    im already finding a few problems. more in a bit.
     
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    make holes in mobo tray for W/M, polish interior (nice aluminum ;) ) , remove HDD and floppy drive carriers, use 120mm fans

    lots of room for W/C in there! what would be going in it f going W/C?

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    Thats the problem intel, the right side panel is so close to the mobo tray that you cant put any wires back there.
     
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