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  1. #1
    ATX Mental Case
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    Default Lenovo K320 Ice Series 11/28 Lets Make Ice!!!!

    Hello all, This mod came from a concept that I submitted For the lenovo Mod Contest.

    My design was selected as one of the finalist and Lenovo sent me Thier Ideacentre K320 PC to mod to my heart desires. The winner of the contest gets to showcase thier mod at the 2011 CES at Las Vegas.

    I had a few ideas in my head, and I sent them a rough design of a PC encased in ice for my initial entry in the contest.

    K320 Specs

    Blu-ray Disc combo

    The main transformation of this Mod is to replicate the Lenovo K320 chassis into a Liquid acyclic shell to give it the appearance that the K320 was encased in ice.

    Custom mold made from the original chassis to create the Acyclic Ice replica

    Feature as many of the original details from the original chassis, keeping the screw less system as well as the easing to use hard drive enclosures.

    Adding special lighting through out the system to show the performance modes of the fans all throughout the case. Red, Blue, Green

    Adding custom water cooling and reservoir to keep all the components running at optimal overclock while keeping the system cool.

    ATI Eyefinity System with custom Arcylic 3 Monitor Bracket.

    Part List

    Molding & Building materials
    1 x Silmar 41 Clear Polyester Casting Resin (5 Gallons)
    5 x 75-80 RTV Liquid Urethane Mold Rubber 3lb Kit
    2 x 3M Double Strap Dust Mask
    2 x Poly-Ease 2300 Mold Release 12oz
    1 x Disposable Latex Exam Gloves Large
    1 x Disposable Tyvek Coverall Extra Large


    1x XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoirs w/ Blue LED Light - Clear / Silver / Black
    1 x MC-TDX Block for LGA 1156 i3, i5, i7
    1 x LED Lightstrip with Controller and Remote
    3 x LED Lightstrip - 12 inches (30cm)
    2 x DD Fillport Options:Fillport Color: Bright Blue Anodized
    1 x Custom Laing D5 -Bitspower Black Sparkle
    6 x ENERMAX T.B. VEGAS TRIO 120mm
    1 x Mod/Smart Professional System Sleeving Kit - White
    2 x Feser One Non Conductive Cooling Fluid - 1000 ml - UV Clear / Blue
    1 x Black Ice GT Stealth 360 Radiator - Blue
    6 x Feser Tube Active UV Hose - 1/2" ID (3/4"OD) Tubing - Clear / UV Blue
    1 x EK Radeon HD 5970 VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel (EK-FC5970-Nickel)
    1 x EK Radeon HD 5970 VGA Liquid Cooling RAM Backplate - Nickel -

    A Picture of The liquid resin that i will be using

    A few design pics

    With the side panel off

    And the other side

  2. #2
    ATX Mental Case
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    Default Re: Lenovo K320 Ice Series

    Started working hard this weekend on the project after a few setbacks.
    First thing was disassembly of the pc and make a few adjustments.

    1st adjustmnet i wanted to move the power supply & hard drive cage to the bottom of the case to free up the Top for a 240mm radiator.

    Time to start removing some rivots.

    Need to make a few cuts To make room for a 120mm Fan on The bottom & Replace the bottom base with arcylic

    Also Made room toward the top for the dual bay reservoir

    Stayed tuned for more modding !!!

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    ATX Mental Case Yeticorn's Avatar
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    Default Re: Lenovo K320 Ice Series

    Pretty awesome idea, can't wait to see the excecution! /sub

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    ATX Mental Case
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    Default Re: Lenovo K320 Ice Series

    Well I made some good progress over the past week and through the weekend and the frame should be completed this coming week,

    Cut out the power supply support out, so it can be moved to the bottom of the case and re rivoted to the frame.

    I am also moving the Blue-ray and all in one reader to the bottom of the case. teh reason i chose it on teh botton instead of standing up or reaching to reach all of the i/o ports and rom. So i started cutting out the levono tool-less supports

    Made a little room for the hard drives and Cd rom supports on the base

    Need to make a few more cuts to the front panel, cd and hard drive fram supports

    re attaching the Cd-rom and hard drive brackets back together

    A little test fit

    More to come.

    Please go check out all of the neat mods at

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    ATX Mental Case
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    Default Re: Lenovo K320 Ice Series

    A few Items that came in for the k320 The 5 gallons of resin for the case and the molding supplies for the front/rear panels

    The 3 28" monitors for the eyeinfinity setup!!!

    Danger Den Block and Fill ports
    One of the best water cooling company I have ever delt with, they always come through with my special request. Including this Water block with the Custom UV blue plexi.

    Custom Laing D5 - Bitspower Black Sparkle Dress Kit & Top from side winders computers Located here in Indiana took a day to get here .

    XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Reservoir

    Check out all of the pc builds in progress for The Lenovo Mod Building Contest at

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    ATX Mental Case
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    Default Re: Lenovo K320 Ice Series

    Made alot of good progress over the last two days completeing the frame and prepared to add teh Primer.

    I wanted the frame to look as thin as possible so its no impeading the view when looking through the resin, I was pretty please ho wthe skelton looks.

    The hard drive bay and Rom bay was really hard to compact and rebuild. but I kept the screwless features intact.

    A few test fits

    a nice clean look

    A few More items came in today
    The Ek 5970 Waterblock and back plate

    and some awesome BILLET MACHINED ALUMINUM "Diamond Knurl" CASE FEET

    Thanks for looking !!!!

    Also dont forget to go cast a vote at
    I can use all i can get. no registration , click teh mod and vote!!!!

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    baaah. billygoat333's Avatar
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    Default Re: Lenovo K320 Ice Series

    excited to see how this thing pans out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Omega
    ber is id elicous
    Centurion 5 Mod <<--- ON HOLD FOR THE WINTER

  8. #8
    ATX Mental Case
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    Default Re: Lenovo K320 Ice Series

    A nice way to start the 4 day weekend!!!!

    Frame is primed and ready for to be painted metallic

    Ok now to the tricky sticky stuff

    Making a mold of the new front panel to pour the Clear Resin into !!!

    in goes teh molding materal

    Letting all the bubbles rise
    took of the bottom to release the front panel

    The completed Front panel Mold

    A nice icying effect for the resin

    Last but leaset did a little ecting

    A little lighting effect for the side panel

    Thanks for looking !!!!

    Do you want to see this case at CES go cast a vote for it at
    click explore and vote!!!! no registration

  9. #9
    ATX Mental Case
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    Default Re: Lenovo K320 Ice Series

    Aluminum Foil + Resin = ICE ICE Baby

    Front Panel

    Top, Back , Tray

    A few Sneak peeks

    Thanks for Looking !!!

    Dont forget to Head over to The Lenovo Mod Contest And cast a Vote

    Just click Vote for this mod, No registration

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    Why must hard drives fail together? TheMainMan's Avatar
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    Default Re: Lenovo K320 Ice Series

    Neat! Tin foil gives it the perfect ice effect! I'll be looking forward to the rest of this build. Definitely got my vote!

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