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Sheet Aluminium to match Lian Li

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by AFK_Matrix, 15 Jun 2006.

  1. AFK_Matrix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

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    Location: Crawley, WEST SUSSEX

    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction to get some Aluminium sheeting to match the Silver Lian Li finish. Want a piece the size of 2 x 5.25 bays. Prefreably in Surrey so I can go have a look at it to make sure it matches the Lian Li.

    Thanks
     
  2. Nitrix

    Corsair Rep

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 299

    Location: UK

    just buy a solid side panel and cut it out ;)
     
  3. jellybeard999

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 7 Feb 2004

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    Location: NE

    it would need to be anodised silver/black ...

    you can get a SIMILAR effect using sandpaper im told, cant find the guide right now...

    google maybe ?
     
  4. Nitrix

    Corsair Rep

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    Location: UK

    yes - i ment a spare Lian li panel........ :rolleyes:
     
  5. jellybeard999

    Sgarrista

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    if that was aimed at me, i was meaning the sheet the original poster mentioned would need anodising :rolleyes: :p
     
  6. Mark A

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 May 2005

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    Location: Lancashire

    Argh i couldn't take a jiggly saw to a Lian li side panel, unless i was making a side window. Hmm if you want to make a side window you could kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

    Mark
     
  7. jellybeard999

    Sgarrista

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    the 5.25" plates arent the same as the case anyway... close, but different..

    id get 2 of the blanking plates, cut/sand all the back off till theyre flush and then use those
     
  8. Day03

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 May 2006

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    If you had a black Lian Li case then I have a piece of original black Lian li 2mm think alumimium lying around.
     
  9. Day03

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 May 2006

    Posts: 398

    other suggestion is to make a side window if you haven't got one and use the cut out bit, that's where my piece is from :)
     
  10. Yewen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    If you purchased a sheet of aluminium it would need to be brushed or you would need to be able to do the brushed effect yourself.

    You can always try contacting Lian Li directly via email.

    Giving details of where a side panel could be purchased would be a competitor. They are not widely available but depends on what panel you want.

    I have a couple from cases when I replaced the panels with windows, if you drop me an email about it I may be able to help.
     
  11. lozza

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Southampton, UK


    What it going to be for? If it's for an LCD type use IE with some kind of hole then you can get double bay plates
     
  12. AFK_Matrix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Dec 2004

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    Location: Crawley, WEST SUSSEX

    Hi Harib0,

    No its not for a LCD. I basically wanted to get an Aquatube Reservoir for my Watercooling but have been told to avoid aluminium like the plague lol. So the Aquatube is out, but I really like there bay mounting with the hole so you can see the Aquatube, and it could also have a light there. So want to basically create my own by getting a dual bay Dangerden res and then make up a front for it similar to an Aquatube. Thus a 2 bay piece of aluminium with a whole in it, some plexi glas and some nice bolts & LEDs etc. Will get in contact with you about the dual bay plates as there not on lian li's website??
     
  13. Nitrix

    Corsair Rep

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: UK

    Humm thats intresting why avoid alu??

    Not being funny buy this is godlike:

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    And if you have a valid reason for not haveing alu then i think i have the solution my friend ;)

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    These tubes are in short supply but there is one UK company i know of that will have some soon - can't metion names for the rules tho ;)