Tremeloes htpc - LianLi A01 - 56k warning

Tremeloes

Limp Gawd
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some of you may already have seen my first system, a watercooled Lian Li v350. after i finished that i started a new project. i needed a home cinema pc. the Lian Li A01 was my first chice. i cominated it with a passive watercooling to get it as silent as possible.

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parts
Case: Lian Li A01
MB: Asus P5E-VM hdmi
CPU: Intel Dualcore E5200
Videocard: Onboard Intel Graphics Media Accelerator x3500
Ram: A-Data 2x 1GB mit AC Cooling Freezer
HD: 2,5“ 250GB Seagate Momentus 5400
PSU: 400W NesteQ EECS Modular
TV-Card: Terratec Cinergy S DVB-S
watercooling
Pump: Laing 12v DDC-1T
Radiator: Cape Cora 442 passiv
Tubing: 16/10 mm DangerDen
Fittings:10mm (3/8") G1/4
CPU: Anfi Tec eXFRS 775 exTremFlow RS
NB: Anfi Tec
SB: Anfi Tec
Ram: Heatspreader AC Cooling Freezer
Case: 2x Sharkoon Silent Eagle 80mm
HD: Scythe Quiet Drive










 

lowteckh

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Followed the build on the other thread, forgot to also ask regarding the cable sleeving.
You mentioned that you use 1/8 then 3/8 for the SATA cables, but how does the 1/8 even fit? I hope you meant 1/4 and 3/8 perhaps?
 

lowteckh

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And just double layer 2 same size sleeves on top of each other for the clean look, then finish it with 1 layer of heatshrink? I've noticed that for some cables of mine that I bend a lot, the heatshrink kind of slips off, any suggestions for this? <3

Btw, your PSU fan is blowing out:confused: ?
 

Tremeloes

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And just double layer 2 same size sleeves on top of each other for the clean look, then finish it with 1 layer of heatshrink? I've noticed that for some cables of mine that I bend a lot, the heatshrink kind of slips off, any suggestions for this? <3
first i taped the wires with white tape, than 2 layers of the same size of sleeve. i only used 1 layer of shrink (3:1! not 2:1). the shrink ratio is very important. with 3:1 i can bend my cables without any problems.

Btw, your PSU fan is blowing out:confused: ?
:D finished sleeving about midnight that day, put all back into the psu, made some pics, posted them, went to bed. 3 am a woke up and thought ... "damn, put in the fan the wrong way". changed it 3 am in the morning that night again... :D
 

lowteckh

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Thought it was some unique innovative thing you're trying to pull off with that >.>"

And by 3:1 you mean 3x the diameter of the sleeve..? That's... a lot >.> PPC only has them to 1" heatshrink. E.g. a 3/8" sleeve for SATA requires 1+1/8 inch of shrink:eek:?

Ooo, and what about taping the sleeve to the cable then shrinking on top of it?
 

Tremeloes

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lowteckh;1033200478 And by 3:1 you mean 3x the diameter of the sleeve..? That's... a lot >.> PPC only has them to 1" heatshrink. E.g. a 3/8" sleeve for SATA requires 1+1/8 inch of shrink:eek:? Ooo said:
3:1 is the shrink ratio not the size. for 1/8" sleeve i used 1/4" shrink.
i taped the wires with white tape to geht them completely white so you can´t see through. it is not necessary to to tape the sleeve to the wires before shrinking.
can´t remember the shrink size for sata. just use the smallest size you can get abouve the plug...
 

zero2dash

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Your work = art :)
Awesome job Tremeloes. Your craftsmanship + attention to detail are both phenomenal. ;)
 

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Limp Gawd
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WOAH! I just realized that you sleeved each PSU wire individually! Sure looks cooler than one big wire bundle.
 

JMcQueen

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Just curious as to how you got 3/8 braid over the ends of the SATA cable? I have some 3/8 and it wont go over the SATA head. Looks like 1/2 or 12mm would be needed.
 
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