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Old 13-05-09, 05:55 PM
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New case, need some advice.

Hello again OC3D!

Yep it's that time again and this time it's a big one.

Today I went and ordered a new Lian Li A70A (Silver) along with the side panel kit.

Currently recycling parts from my old project Ov3rkill, which includes:
  • Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Blue
  • EK Wave 775 Waterblock
  • Alpha cool 380mm compensating reservervoir (50mm diameter)
  • Laing DCC with blue plexi top.
  • XSPC 20x4 LCD (Silver)
  • Crappy unmarked OEM PSU (Plexi)
  • Intel Core2Duo E6600
  • 4GB GEIL Performance RAM
  • 3x500GB WD HDDs

I'm having a new PSU (OCZ Mod XStream PRO 500W PSU)

Some new tubing and some other little accessories.

Oh and a 5 SATA drive hot swap backplane (3x5½) which i'll respray silver just for added coolness.

BUT all that aside!

Somehow the holders for the reservoir have snapped and only a few places carry them (3 to be precise) but I don't want to pay £3 for a pair and shipping on top.

I've though about using U Bolts but they wouldn't give a very secure fit, can anybody else think of other ways to mount the res. The res is 50mm in diameter and is not very heavy so plastic would do the job since the originals were made of plexi.

To give you an idea here are the originals: LINK

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Old 13-05-09, 06:08 PM
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It might be a little bit too much on the cheap side and depending on the placement it might look a bit odd, but how about Zip ties? They will surely give you a snug fit as long as you tighten them well.
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Old 13-05-09, 06:18 PM
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Aye I thought about that but I thought it might be a bit... tacky

lol Im usually the first one to use el' cheapo solutions but I want this case to look nice lol.

Im hoping later on to mod it with a Mirrors Edge theme.

Powder coated white with clear tubing, dark red dye and ME's Logo on the right side panel
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Old 13-05-09, 06:37 PM
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http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.js...LAID=266881358

Any good?

or maybe

http://www.fishfurfeather.com/fff-pi...mm-p-3632.html

Just google 50mm pipe clips .
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Old 13-05-09, 06:50 PM
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Ham you're a Diamond!

I searched B&Q earlier but alas my searches turned up water butts.

I was looking for 50mm clamps.

Also has/does anybody own one of the above said cases?
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Old 13-05-09, 09:41 PM
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Worked with a fair few of them matey, the new year compo I gave one away

see:

Arora 2009

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Old 13-05-09, 11:47 PM
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hears my suggestion:

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case
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Old 13-05-09, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by name='medic13'
hears my suggestion:

Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Black Case
but he's already ordered a Lian Li A70 and window panel...

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Old 14-05-09, 12:12 AM
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but he's already ordered a Lian Li A70 and window panel...

I don't think he read all of his post. :sleep:
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Old 14-05-09, 07:38 AM
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lol@medic13, looks like you need some sleep mate

I went for this case because it seemed to have the most space for the price.

I thinking of putting a Black Ice GT Stealth 360 in the roof with 6x Scythe Kaze Juyni 1900 RPM in push/pull, making a custom pump mount to prevent vibration on the bottom of the case.

I also need to find somewhere to mount my 37cm reservior.
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