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kyle_L August 13, 2011 11:05 PM

Carbon Lian Li
 
i started with a 2 lian li v1000 cases, one had a modded and damaged interior when i got it, the other had a tripple rad grill and fill port drilled on the top, so i decided to put the 2 together, the inside and bottom from one and the front from the other. i will still have the other case but it will be sold off to fund the next project.

hardware consists of:
2600k @3.8
Gigabyte Z68x-UD4-B3
Noctua NH-D14 no fans
Corsair Vengence 1600 4x4GB
zalman 850watt sleaved powersupply
Dazmode Sleeving kit.
Dazmode White cable extentions
4x 120mm Fractal design 1000rpm fans.
1x64gb kingston ssd, mayby 2
1tb WD black Sata3
Asus 6970 Direct CU II
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so now on to the case. i wanted something that was not as common and what everyone else had done with these cases, so i started wrapping it in carbon fibre film.

case all disassembled
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1707/img7021bl.jpg
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/8641/img7022pm.jpg

both side panels done

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/3275/img7037g.jpg
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5874/img7038d.jpg

motherboard tray and bottom divider

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/707/img7040hf.jpg

front covers

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/707/img7040hf.jpg

cables from Dazmode

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6894/img7043u.jpg

quick shot of the outside

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/4868/img7044gr.jpg
http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/4408/img7045t.jpg
http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/1233/img7046b.jpg

Hand pained every edge and rivet

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4492/img7053vs.jpg

quick teaser shot while i mark out a hole i forgot to drill for the 8pin motherboard connector

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/3294/img7057c.jpg
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/3472/img7058r.jpg
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5918/img7059e.jpg

case is done.

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/54/img7063p.jpg
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/6183/img7064i.jpg
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8004/img7065u.jpg

case all lit up

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1453/img7069v.jpg

Kommie986 August 14, 2011 02:30 PM

Do a green and white horizontal stripes on the outside and a green inside.

Toyoracer August 14, 2011 06:25 PM

Silver or light gray with green

kyle_L August 14, 2011 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toyoracer (Post 541022)
Silver or light gray with green

if i could get a silver one it would be nice.

what do you guys think about a full acrylic panel for this case. shouldn't be to hard to do.

kyle_L August 17, 2011 10:34 AM

i have been thinking and if i had the money for water cooling i would be bolting my 2 lian-li v-1000's together and making an really nice cube case, but since i'm doing this on a budget of couch change and piggy bank money that wont be happening anytime soon. What do you guys think about a clear side panel, and not having the center piece of metal in there. i was also thinking of taking the HDD rack out of my r3 and putting int in here for lots of hdd space. anyone got any other ideas that i might be ably to make happen.

kyle_L August 20, 2011 12:01 AM

woho, found a guy willing to do a little trading for the paint on this case. im going to clean up his computer an install a couple upgrades and i get a custom painted inside, any color under the sun i want, also any kind of finish.

ilya August 20, 2011 12:25 AM

It's got wheels right? I say go for a race car theme.

kyle_L August 20, 2011 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilya (Post 542492)
It's got wheels right? I say go for a race car theme.

i could always bolt it to the top of my 80mph rc car.

kyle_L January 27, 2012 10:52 PM

well after looking at the case every day since it arrived and looking at the other one every time i go into the computer room i have finally decided what im going to do with this case. being that this one has a 3x120mm rad cut in the top along with a fill port i going to be taking this case and my other one and putting them together to put the best parts of them together, this one will be painted all white inside, along with white cables and a posible a clear plexi-glass side panel.

kyle_L February 3, 2012 02:59 AM

well i have been a little busy moving my cousin but had a few hours today to work on the case. i marked out some of the cuts i will be making, and the rest done need to be marked out, i have one problem that i dont know how to fix, that dam hole in the middle of the case. i will start to disasemble both cases over the weekend and get everything ready to be sandblasted and preped for powder coating, final color will be white on the outside and black on the inside. if getting it painted over powder coating is cheap then i will go that way but i wont know for a week or 2, i would also like to find somewhere to cut a custom window into the side panel i would like to do some intricate work but dont have a cnc.

a small hole will also be cut into the middle panel for the 8 pin motherboard connector.

rough idea for cpu back plate cut out, might make it bigger on the right depending on my motherboard.
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/204/img6982nef.jpg

a small hole to help hide the front io cables.
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3655/img6984vo.jpg

and lastly a nice hole to rought all the power cables through.
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/42/img6987t.jpg


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