Project : Monolith

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Welcome to my next build :)

The case is the impressive looking Lian Li PC-X1000 Full-Tower Case.

Early days yet, the case has been ordered and down for powdercoating in a few weeks.

This build will revolve around a simple colour scheme of black with red accents.

THE BASICS:

Asus Maximus II mobo ;
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GSkill Trident Ram;
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A Q9650 chip

An ATi 58** - TBA.

Lian Li PC-X1000 Full-Tower Case - Black‏ - With Matt black powdercoated insides.

Matt Black Bitspower fittings with red tubing

LUND Aluminium Reservoir - Anodised Red

A CNC window cut that features a combination of Dark tint and a Red tint acrylic.

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The idea is to get the acrylic ' flush' with the case panel - As oppose to mounting an acrylic sheet behind the side panel.

This will give it a smoother look.

Changing the front slightly.

Replacing the bezel with the 3.5" insert thing, with a simple nameplate bezel;

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The red is red tint acrylic that will be backlit.


Will post some pics when the powdercoating is done.

Cheers,

Mark
 
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Hmmm, more than one project coming by the looks of it, thats an 800D in there too, lucky sod :D
 
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Excellent stuff - going to be redoing my setup shortly and will be using some Matt Black Bitspower fittings as well. Look forward to seeing them.
 
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Back again :D

First pictorial update :)

Out the box;

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Gives you and idea of how tall she is. This is the 'window panel'.

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Bottom section at the front. This is where a 'fat' 120mm radiator will be cooling the CPU and Northbridge;

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Front part, where the 2 other 140mm fans sit ;

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The 2 x 140mm fans are easily removed, and easily modded for a 280mm radiator if i need it ;

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Few randoms :)

The backplate/pci holding device, this will be anodised red as part of the colour scheme ;

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The 'flat packed' version ! ;

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And a few leftover screws etc......

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So she's all ready for the insides to be powdercoated matt black.

I've started the braiding process, and managed to source some nice parts for the build in the last few weeks.

More piccies to follow, shortly :D

Cheers,

Mark
 
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:) You did a nice restoration & large improvement on purple rain, nice case to be working on here subscribed :).
The window would be easy to do with a dremel and a bit of time cleaning it up as apposed to cnc though, but would need a router to make the window flush with the metal so with that in mind yeah, cnc is a better idea :D should look very nice :cool:.

I'd love to do my own annodising but it just seems too dangerous/hazardous, it'll add a nice touch on this :).
 
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:) You did a nice restoration & large improvement on purple rain, nice case to be working on here subscribed :).
The window would be easy to do with a dremel and a bit of time cleaning it up as apposed to cnc though, but would need a router to make the window flush with the metal so with that in mind yeah, cnc is a better idea :D should look very nice :cool:.

I'd love to do my own annodising but it just seems too dangerous/hazardous, it'll add a nice touch on this :).

How are you anodising? Always fancied it, but not sure hpw to start!

I'm up against time on this build, so the panel cutting , and anodising, is being done by a pro.

Is this what the 140mm fans & compression fitting are for? ;)

Yep, you've been a great help. mate :)

Barring disasters, this is going to Campus Party Europe in Madrid - Mid. April

( Would of been rude to turn down a free trip ;) ).

Cheers,

Mark
 
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