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EK Lian Li case?

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by anark1, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. anark1

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  2. havabeer

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    I doubt it, I would think that front panel res is a custom EK thing. I think you'd be better off emailing EK and seeing if they're willing to sell that front res on its own.
     
  3. juzz86

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    Barrow

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    They do side ones as well, but they're ^ the front ones. Interesting that EK market it as part of the (Aluminium) Fluid Gaming set - must have alloy in it somewhere?
     
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    well i apologise, i thought it would be some proprietary thing, and at $200 its really not that bad price wise
     
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    No apology necessary big guy :thumbup:, the O11 has spawned some really good parts but it's bloody hard to find.

    I like the look of the Barrow one.

    I think Phanteks do a wall-mount res for some of their cases too.
     
  6. powella

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    I have one of the barrow ones on order... should be here in three weeks... I hope.

    Ap
     
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    They need todo a ITX 011 Dynamic. They'd sell like crazy.
     
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    They did:

    http://www.lian-li.com/pc-q37/

    More a version of the original O11, not the Dynamic.
     
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    Yeh but the dynamic is the better O11 much cheaper too. Q37 is pretty cool. But I'd like to see a better version :p
     
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    If there's enough people on here with that case, maybe we could design one and have it made? I wonder if it would be at least cost neutral compared to the Barrow one for instance. The case is really suited to a 360 res on the front or side...
    I have no experience with acrylic, it can't be that hard - right? :Paranoid:
     
  11. powella

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    So my barrow distribution block arrived... now the fun begins...

    1st step the block doesn’t fit without modifications... there are rivets in the case which prevent the block from seating correctly on the front of the case.

    I had to drill (not sure where my Dremel is due to recent moves) two sections of the block out. It now sits ok...

    Then I have a Corsair lighting controller... so the bitspower wiring needs to be changed over...

    Fun times...

    Looking forward to having most if not all of my ghetto rig looking nice... it’s getting a Pia to move the 480mm rad which isn’t connected to anything... let alone trying to trace the wiring when it hits the fan!

    If you are interested I will post some pics.

    Ap
     
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    Love to see some pics if you get a chance mate.

    I'm actually considering just the distro plate for an external rad desk mod, but am waiting for a whole mess of parts to arrive before I decide on anything.

    Interesting that you had to mod it - is it built just for a certain version of the O11?
     
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    So I’m running the Razer version of the O11D... the mods required are to the bottom of the block... to clear the pop rivets...
     
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    Bit hard to see whether the Razer edition is any different to the original one, but unlikely. Does the manual for the Barrow block mention you need to make room for the rivet heads? Might be worth pinging Barrow to let them know - they may need to sneak a quick revision in if it's a widespread incompatibility.
     
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    I'm personally waiting for the PC-O11 Dynamic Rev2 (or WGX) to build my next water cooling project.
    Hope Barrow make a distro panel for that.
     
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    Ok so today I’ve started...

    From this:
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    To this:
    [​IMG]

    Mods to the distribution block:
    Lower right...
    [​IMG]
    Lower left
    [​IMG]

    Still a WIP... but a bit nearer... I have a 2nd 360mm rad I can put in if I need to...

    Somehow...

    Cheers,
    Ap
     
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    Looking good mate, thanks for the detail on the mods too! I'm sure if you bunged that off to Barrow they'd do a revision to get around it.

    It looks good though. My favourite pump ever in the floor, too :thumbup:
     
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    Hi,

    So the temporary setup has changed a bit:
    [​IMG]

    Following changes:
    • Added in drain
    • Rerouted pump to use lower ports (180 degree bending of the tubing was not easy)
    • Bent one of the cpu tubes to remove a 90 degree fitting
    • Sorted out a removable fill port...
    • Tidied up most of the cables
    • Installed a few more fans
    The back panel is even on:
    [​IMG]

    Finally the front view... with clear coolant... and the front glass on...
    [​IMG]

    On the to do list:
    - use proper coolant... not sure if I will colour it yet... thoughts on clear vs colour?
    - add connections to plug in an external radiator... the single 360 is working hard and summer might be a bit too much for it.
    - add a tap on the drain (it’s currently just a plug).

    Cheers,
    Ap
     
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