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Unread 2nd January 2011, 10:33 AM
Werner Wischerath Werner Wischerath is offline
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First SFF.Gaming PC Build

I am in the process of building a Lian Li PC Q07 for a SFF All purpose, but gaming capable PC. This will be a project in motion kind of deal-meaning not all the hardware is nailed down or decided on. The case is a definite and is in my posession, as well as an ODD and 500GB 2.5 drive. PSU is on the way. The rest will be decided on as I go.
http://img41.imageshack.us/i/2outofthebox.jpg/

I installed the ODD and the black face will have to go!
http://img830.imageshack.us/i/dsc00404uc.jpg/

Will update after that is fixed. And yes, its upside down(oops) Easy fix once the faceplate issue is handled.
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Unread 3rd January 2011, 07:17 AM
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Ok, I figured out how to hide the ODD. I was originally planning to use the Lian Li ODD bezel for the Q11, but after lookinig at it, I figured it was going to be a lot more work. So instead I did this
http://img534.imageshack.us/i/4opticaldriveopen.jpg/
Thats right-I modded the blank plate that came with the case and made it into the ODD face. Keeps the clean look that I liked so much to start with.
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Unread 3rd January 2011, 07:18 AM
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And giving credit where due, this is where I got the idea from
http://www.d-silence.com/feature.php?id=208

Last edited by Werner Wischerath : 3rd January 2011 at 07:18 AM. Reason: spelling
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Unread 3rd January 2011, 08:45 AM
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I love the ODD cover-up! It makes a huge difference, and looks so much better. Are you still able to access the eject button?
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Unread 3rd January 2011, 10:54 AM
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The cover has enough flex to engage the eject button. Works as smooth as silk. and since the whole cover flexes, I dont have to search for that tiny button, just tap the cover anywhere on the bottom half
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Unread 4th January 2011, 07:47 AM
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Al Right! My PSU finally arrived today. Actually, this is the second as the first one was DOA. I have to give credit to SeaSonic for really jumping in and helping me get another one. The reason for their help is its hard to do RMAs from Iraq. But with help from their Holland, Taiwan, and US offices, another PSU arrived in short order.

No pictures at the moment as I put it in another case to do cooling testing. The PSU is pretty much the only case fan and I wanted to see how effective that would be. In a mATX case, the only exhaust fan disconnected and covered, as well as the open PCI slots being covered, after over 2 hrs of Prime95 the case is still cool and CPU hasnt gone over 53C. The only other fan going is the stock Intel 775 CPU cooler.

Pics coming soon, I promise!
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Unread 5th January 2011, 12:11 PM
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OK, PSU testing is over with.
Here is a picture of the PSU
http://img835.imageshack.us/i/dsc00408fx.jpg/

As you can see it has a lot of wires. A lot of long wires. So first thing, remove unneeded wires.
http://img691.imageshack.us/i/dsc00409lw.jpg/
http://img691.imageshack.us/i/dsc00409lw.jpg/

Now I just have to shrink wrap the ends and close it back up. After I get the motherboard I will then shorten the wires. A case this small doesnt need wires 36 inches long!

Disclaimer-this mod will void your warranty. I am a professional. Do not attempt this at home!
(was that enough humor for now?)
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Unread 6th January 2011, 04:45 AM
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A few more pics on the PSU mods. I may not be able to do all the cables till I get the mobo, but since I do have the HDD and ODD, I figured I could get those wires prepared.
This pic shows the how long the cables are compared to the case.


And heres how tight the HDDs fit together-that isnt going to fly. You cant see it, but the wires are pushing the connectors apart.


The power connectors in the middle of the run are just pressed on-so I removed and moved.
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Unread 6th January 2011, 04:46 AM
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Fits much better now!


Did the same thing for the ODD, except I removed all the other connectors. The ODD is the only accessory on this line.


This is the PSU after the current stage of change. the top two cables are the ones I modded.


And so far no soldering needed!
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Unread 6th January 2011, 10:53 AM
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