Lian Li, Coolmaster and Stealth Mods!

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Post by Henry »

Unit: MX211; MX 212; MX204
Case: Lian Li PC60
Difficulty: Easy

*Added Rx LEDs to the front of the case, so when ever data from LCDC is sent to the LCD, the LED will light up, one for each LCD :D
*Added some CCFLs to the side, Yellow and Blue, Matrix Orbital colours
*Connected the front two and the back fan to the High Power GPOs on the MX 212 USB LCD, so now through LCDC the fans get turned on and off depending on the case temperature...

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Post by GKM »

My new MX202
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my Lian Li

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MO rocks looks great!!!!!

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My MX2/Cooler Master HTPC

Post by Cliff Watson »

My objective when starting this HTPC project was to integrate as many audio/video components as possible into a small case that actually looks like a consumer A/V component and has most functions controlled by a single remote controller.

The MX2 HTPC will function as a HDTV receiver/tuner, HDTV PVR (record to hard drive and D-VHS tape recorder), audio preamp, satellite radio receiver, DVD player, CD player, and APE file player.

Unit: MX212 (the new MX2 USB version w/baybus and 4 temp inputs)

Software: LCDC (came with MX2)

The bundled LCDC software comes complete with most (if not all) currently available 2x20 screens and was very easy to install and with a few (very few) edits my MX2 HTPC was fully operations.

Case: Cooler Master ATC-613B ATX Case with 350W PS

The Cooler Master ATC-613B is a custom manufactured HTPC Low Profile Case that uses a 350W propriety power supply. This ultra-light all aluminum black case features drop down doors that hide two 5.25" bays, one 3.5" bay and Front USB/Firewire connectors.



Difficulty: Easy (for the MX2) and fairly easy for the other modifications (with Dremel tool and metal nibbler.

The MX212 comes with a USB cable connected to the back to which I added an internal USB connector (included with ATC-613B Case). The MX212 is the latest design from MO and has 4 WOL (Wake On LAN) connectors for DS18S20 digital temp sensors (not included) and 3 cooling fan connectors that can control the fan speed based on several options in the LCDC control software. For example a target temperature can be set for the CPU or any other temp sensor and the controller will increase or decrease fan speed to maintain that temp. In addition to the CPU cooling fan, the 613B case has a loud (4500RPM) 60mm rear exhaust fan that I connected to the MX2 Baybus and set the target CPU temperature (from MBM5) at 45 degrees C. The baybus fan controller keeps the CPU temp at 45 degrees with the rear fan speed reduced to as low as 30%. Under heavy load like decoding High Definition TV video the fan will be increased to 90
Best Regards, Cliff

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Post by CMW »

Unit: MX222
Case: Lian-Li PC6010 (with aquarium)
Software: LCDC
Difficulty: Easy Peasy

Not a lot to say really, nothing that isn't really straight forward, its far from finished but then they never are :D
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Post by Henry »

My brand spanking new SAL-9000. Barton 2500XP+, 1gig PC2700 Micron DDR, 2x 80gig WD SE RAID 1 Drives, 1x 120gig WD SE Drive, GeForce 4 4200, DVD, CD-ROM, DELL 21" Trinitron Monitor

Unit: MX202
Case: Lian Li PC65
Difficulty: Easy
Other: Front fans controlled togeter, top fan and rear fan controlled by the LCD. Each fan has a temp probe by it and the MX2 acts as a digital baybus.

Other Accessories

*Internal USB Cable
*3 Temperature Probes
*2 Fan Extension Cables
*1 4 pin to 3 Pin Converter
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Post by turricann »

This is my lian li modded case the lcd is a glk 12232-25 wbl

OOps forgot to turn back light on :o

will take another with it on :)
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Post by Johnny »

Unit: MX222 twice! :D
Case: Lian-Li PC 60 USB
Difficulty: medium
Other: I added LEDs to a 3.5" bay to indicate data transfer Tx/Rx and temp of CPU using three coloured Leds (red for green and blue) I made probes myself rather than pre-made as i wanted to be able to slip the probe between the zif socket and cpu (with thinner wire) to attach it underneath giving the most accurate temps as possible.

edit update:
Mods added this time are led case feet (controled by MX222), UV Sata cables, completely resheathed PSU cables in UV reactive blue braid and UV blue reactive Molex plugs, 2 more UV CCFLs (12 in total) and another blue CCFL and a new LED mouse mat (selectable 8 colour)

2 Matrix orbital MX222 displays
led display, 4 dallas one wire temp probes.

AMD Athlon XP2500+ (Mobile)
2.763ghz (12 x 228fsb)
WACC (AMD) Kit CPU and GPU cooler
Asetek waterchill secondary radiator
ABit NF7-S 2.0 (hardm3nu bios)
Corsair Twin 1 GB PC3200 (XMS) Platinum
Radeon 9800XT 256MB
Maxtor 120 GB SATA, IBM Deskstar 120 GB SATA
Lian Li PC60 Aluminium case
12 cold cathode tubes (6 UV, 2 Blue, 2 green)
2 Matrix orbital MX222 displays
led display, 4 dallas one wire temp probes.

A couple of new images,

Customised MX222 startup display with the WACC logo ;-)
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Post by Dgephri »

MX6 series
stealthed behind clear red acrylic
attaced to the DVD and the whole thing comes out with the tray

GPOs control 2 system fans, a secondary LED pulser, and the side panel Dome LEDS.

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Post by greg »

firstly I need to big up Troy at Matrix Orbital for helping me out with this.. and as promised here are a few snaps..

my imon vfd died - in fact with the vfd plugged in the machine wouldn't even post!
I decided to go for something a bit more interesting, and after talking to try went for the VK204-25-USB

First up a slight case mod was in order...


and its in...


it might be a bit tight getting the usb cable in with the power supply in place though...


I have ordered a smaller psu (sfx) but it is going to be at best a week before that arrives..
looks like I have plenty of time to get OCD with cable management..
i'll update soon.. in the meantime if anyone has a good windows media centre plugin for lcdc or lcdsmartie handy please let me know.. I seem to keep running into dead links...
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Re: Lian Li, Coolmaster and Stealth Mods!

Post by greg »

even with the sfx psu this was quite a squeeze...
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