This is the first time that I've had my work featured on bit-tech, and I'm very happy to showcase my latest mod to you all.
There is a saying in casemod circles that a casemod is never done. I’m sure you will think so too, while reading this worklog. This is really a casemod that continues to grow - literally! This is the final product:
And this is how it came to pass...
The story of the Extreme Lian Li starts back in 2002, when I came upon a case mod by Tom Versteeg, during a local Home Computer Club computer exchange. That man had built one sweet case mod. Back then, I was totally unaware of the phenomenon of case modding. Inspired, I started looking around on the internet, finding new ideas and tips and tricks. I decided to give modding a whirl, and I bought a Lian Li PC70 to make my first case mod.
The first thing I used was some showerhose to sleeve up my system cables, a la Orac3. I also made some chrome junction boxes. I was also inspired by the 2Fast, 2Furious case mod by Neander.
Starting with a chrome theme for the interior, I polished up the drive bays for a little extra bling. I also had the casings for the PSU and the CD-ROM professionally chromed.
Not a bad job, eh?
These are the junction boxes, all set for drilling, wiring and polishing. On the right, the finished articles!
Getting the wiring together was a bit of a nightmare - there was a lot of it! However, with some shower hose cunningness, I think the job came together pretty well.
I glued some tear-drop foil to the inside of the case to give a little bit of an industrial feel. With the first phase done - and the main PC70 interior now decked out shinily - it was time to move on and 'grow' the case a little more.