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Lian Li Pc-7HX Grafit

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#1
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 portrait mode. :s
 
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#2
Sucess with the mod, it looks nicely so far.

BTW, it is "portrait" and not "patriot" ;). I suppose that hoding the camera in it its normal position leads to landscape oriented photos and flipping the camera (in case of a phone cam that means orienting the phone in landscape) leads to photos in portrait orientation.
 
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That thing looks pretty awesome! Looking forward to the finished product.
 
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Sucess with the mod, it looks nicely so far.

BTW, it is "portrait" and not "patriot" ;). I suppose that hoding the camera in it its normal position leads to landscape oriented photos and flipping the camera (in case of a phone cam that means orienting the phone in landscape) leads to photos in portrait orientation.
Thank U Chevalr I have made the correction? ^^ The problem was with Photobucket for some reason the pictures that I uploaded in portrait changed to landscape. :s
That thing looks pretty awesome! Looking forward to the finished product.
Thank U Jed soon more progress.
 
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Wow, this case gets really bare when everything is off it, looks like great modding potential. Can't wait to see some more progress.
 

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Interesting mod. Sub'd
 
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nice build
but i guess you need more light, flash light from camera at some points ruin the detail
 
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Thank U Chevalr I have made the correction? ^^ The problem was with Photobucket for some reason the pictures that I uploaded in portrait changed to landscape. :s
Ah ok. Well, if PhotoBucket stays giving issues I suggest the image hosting service of TPU itself.
 
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Wow, this case gets really bare when everything is off it, looks like great modding potential. Can't wait to see some more progress.
Well all cases are U just have tohave some imagination. ^^
:D
Interesting mod. Sub'd
Thx
nice build
but i guess you need more light, flash light from camera at some points ruin the detail
Yea I know problem is that I do most of the work at home and when I get home its already dark :s
Ah ok. Well, if PhotoBucket stays giving issues I suggest the image hosting service of TPU itself.
Will keep that in mind thx ^^

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







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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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 :waah:



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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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.









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. :D
 
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Where are you putting the dvd drives?
 
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Subbed! Can't wait for your next update... :toast:
 

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Nice looking case mod! I love it when regular style cases get modded cause it def shows modding skills.
 
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Where are you putting the dvd drives?
Dono maybe yet, maybe I wont use any. :D
Subbed! Can't wait for your next update... :toast:
Thanks Update is on the way ^^
Nice looking case mod! I love it when regular style cases get modded cause it def shows modding skills.
Thank U Brandonwh64 :p

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. :rock:

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. :D





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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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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jesus that looks facking sweet.
 
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Thanks MXPhenom :D

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.





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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Looking good:toast:
 
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Thanks HAmmerON

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. :D
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.

















Big moment filling the loop for the first time. :D







Atm there is still no leak. :D

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

[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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Holy moly, that cable management with the acrylic pieces is awesome!
 
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Looking very good! :toast: