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Lian Li TU-100 "Renegade"

by funnytao

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37 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 10, 2015

Date Built

Nov. 9, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

69.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

500 MHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

79.0° C

Description

In order to get rid of the heavy case, I attempted to build a LAN rig myself. I did a lot of searching just for a case that could be both compact and powerful. Finally, I ended up with Lian Li TU-100. It is a pity that they don't sell the orange version with window on the side panel in places other than China, but the silver color still catch my eyes. So, here we start.

I had my idea in September so I was lucky enough to meet the R9 NANO. It is the most powerful card with that size you can find on the market. In order to power it, I had to get a Silverstone SFX 600W, as it was the SFX with the highest watt. I used to settle down with the original case and just an Aerocool Shark fan, but... human would never be satisfied. After I found the temperature of the HDD rose rapidly when gaming, I decided to make a better cooling plan. Therefore, I came to my first PC modding.

Briefly speaking, I opened holes for case fan on the top, bottom and side panel. I also enlarged the space on the front panel to fit dual fans on the Corsair H55 radiator. For better looking, I made a new side panel with clear acrylic and cut the other one with the shape of the "Renegade" from Mass Effect. I also purchased handles, case feet, amazing fan grills from MNPCTECH. They made the case look amazing!

As for the temperature, I used IntelBurn Test and it passed with the max temperature 100, 100, 100 and 91 C. I think I go too compact inside but normally this is not a problem.

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sponix 6 Builds 3 points 41 months ago

Very Nicely done.. Mods are nothing shy of Amazing ..

Thanks for Sharing !!

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thank you. Still figuring how to manage the cables...

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Pic 17 is my favorite!!! I have never seen someone accent the back of the motherboard before. It looks so cool. Well done.

Have you considered some sort of dust filter on the intakes?

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thank you. Well, I did not mean to do so as I just wanted to modify the side panel... but it happened to look fine. Previously, I got a Mass Effect PS3 Vault and took off the N7 armor piece and attached it to the side panel. It was too large for the poor little case so I had to find another way...

As for the dust filter, I thing it will block the air so I do not use them. However, I notice that dust is collected on the radiator. I may use a couple of filters on the intake fans if necessary.

PS1054205 1 point 41 months ago

This is gonna get ft. for sure xD lmao gj on the build

Looks amazing

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks, buddy. I discovered the website last night. It is really an amazing place.

PS1054205 1 point 41 months ago

ive pourerd so many hours into this site, can judging pcs be my profession? :DD

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

It is easy to find reference for my build. And easy to locate a cheaper retailer, too. I wish I had found it earlier...

Eddie0711 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

That looks so sweet, I wish I had the manual dexterity to be able to do something like this! Awesome work!

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks! Well, I did not use the drill tool, rotary tool or jig saw before. Once you get your hand on it, you will know how to do. All you need is to get the tools!

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Great mods...imo braided cables may make it look neater... +1 for the vision and the turbine.

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks! I got the idea from MNPCTECH... Actually, it was from a fan sold together with the grill but I broke it by accident... So I have to make my own. It is easy to get your fan painted with universal chrome and attach a RC plane spinner on it. Just make sure the spinner fits.

MightyAlFred 3 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

sniff Do I smell featuring here? Jokes aside now, that's really beautyful, the mods are so clean it seems just made this way.

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks! This is my first mod. I messed up with it several times. The drill and cut is not accurate but... it is a good start.

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

wow you did an excellent job with this build!!!!!!!!!! +1

those temps under load 69c for the cpu and 61c for the gpu are amazing inside this case! Well worth the mod! :)

this build needs to be featured....

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks! I just copied the data from Open Hardware Monitor during normal daily use. However, I have not tried to game hard on it. Maybe I would update the data when I have time to get my hand on Fallout 4...

JoshKuslock 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Its gonna fly away!

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Ha ha! It weights about 5.5 kg.

JoshKuslock 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

light enough to fly away then haha

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Fly me to the moon! ;)

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

that front fan does remind me of the props from a single engine prop engine planes

Contact!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf_RXTIhacY

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

AMAZING!

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

My friend's lan rig just died after seeing this. DAMN!

Those handles are intense!

Great job man!

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Thanks! I had the similar idea as him. I got the Noctua L9i and returned it to give liquid cooling a try. As for the handles, I bought them just because I needed to open the hole on the top. The original one is easier to lift.

Brandonzhun 3 Builds 1 point 40 months ago
funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

A lot of amazing works there! Really love the vault boy one !

Vergere 7 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Nice build! I really like the front fan, makes it look like a jet engine!

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Thanks! It is easy to make with just three parts - fan, paint and RC plane spinner. Once you have the hold opened, you can make your own!

dreballs 1 point 39 months ago

hey man awesome build! I love that case so much.... I was wondering how your experience with the Silverstone 600W PSU has been? Ive heard that it can be kinda loud and that it sometimes has some sort of whining noise?

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Hi, I don't have any problems with it. The noise of H55 is much more noticeable...

Best_Pork_NA 8 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

really? this build was not featured? those people are fking out of mind.

funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Thank you so much! I have to admit the modding is kind of clumsy in fact. However, the feature build at that time is more fascinating. You can check it here: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/p4LD4D. Again, thank you for your support! ;)

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funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks! Just taken by iPhone.

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funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Well, I don't have much time for gaming recently so I don't achieve any overclock yet... May look at that during Thanksgiving...

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funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks for your comment. I have taken it apart and put it together for several times...

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funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Hi Psycxhe, thanks for your comment.

As for the dust, I just get rid of the filter concerning that it will block the air. I used the fan on the front panel and at the bottom as intake so dust is most likely to be collected there. Especially on the radiator. I may open it every few weeks to clean it with my vacuum. Even you have a filter, you need to open it for cleaning, right? I will just let it collect some dust first.

And the fan, do you mean the fan on the front panel with the spinner? Actually, I bought the fan grill along with a fan having the spinner on it from MNPCTECH earlier. However, one morning, I felt bored and tried to put my finger close to it and... Crashed... The fan they used was an Evercool aluminum fan. It was slightly bigger than the normal 120 fan as it went 122x122 on its size. Now that it was broken, I thought that I would like to replace it with something more powerful. And here it comes the Noctua S-12 painted with universal chrome with an RC plane spinner on it. The spinner can be bought from online RC plane shop, or eBay. MNPCTECH has such a great idea!

p.s. If you want stick the spinner to the fan, make sure it is right on the center. Otherwise, it may look a little funny when it spins... Like a drunk man.

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funnytao submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

;) Maybe I should take the vacuum and walk around with the case everyday. It is easy to get rid of dust before they become an army.

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