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lowfat July 27, 2012 02:04 PM

lowfat's Big Lian Li. Inverted Edition
 
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...A77F/logo2.jpg


Dec 18, 2013: Decided to reboot the build again :rolleyes:. Started of inverted-ATX mod here.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...tml#post749140



May 3, 2013: Decided to drop the 2P setup and move to single socket gaming machine :o.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...tml#post709272



July 26, 2012:

Finally got the majority of my hardware so I think it is a good time for a build log.

Forgot to take a pic of the case before I started to butcher it. But it is a Lian Li PC-A77F.
Lian-Li Global

Originally I was going to do a 2p AMD G34 system. But decided to move to Intel before ever actually using the board. Pic of the old board.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...A77F/board.jpg

The blocks I bought specifically for it. Won't be using these either now.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...cksmounted.jpg

Coolgate 420 w/ some BGears adapters. I love those adapters.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../radiator1.jpg

The nasty stuff out of the radiator. This is from the 4th or 5th flush. Never saved the gunk from the first 3 or so flushes.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...CA77F/yuk2.jpg

Big pile of sleeving.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...77F/sleeve.jpg


Recrimped the Gentle Typhoons for the radiator.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...A77F/Fans1.jpg

Here is my 'floating' reservoir.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...voirmount3.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...voirmount2.jpg

Various radiator/fans/reservoir pics.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...iatorclose.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../radiator2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ancabling1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...adiator2-1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/IMG_1243.jpg

Finally reorganized all my modding supplies. Can't believe I used individual baggies for the past few years.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../Supplies1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../Supplies2.jpg

Wanted something unique for my tubing, MDPC-X Grand Bleu it is! :clap:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...orsleeved2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...orsleeved1.jpg

Now to add the coolant I mixed up. Added it to the radiator just for some pics. :whistle:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...A77F/Blue2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...A77F/Blue1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...A77F/Blue3.jpg

This is the colour scheme I was planning on going w/ to match the AMD board. A friend was doing a very similar build so these cables didn't get wasted thankfully.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...77F/24pin1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...77F/24pin2.jpg

Checks out a-o-k on my trusty PSU checker.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../PSUtester.jpg

About here is where I realized I wanted to go w/ Intel and convert this thing in to a gaming machine, not just a server. Going to need more radiators! But space was an issue so I needed something very slim up top. I had a Magicool 2x140mm slim laying around but unfortunately it is the wrong spacing.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/spacing1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/spacing2.jpg

So I took out the drill and drilled in to the radiator for new mounts. I slipped up a few times and drilled in to the rad, but thankfully I missed all the important stuff. :gasp:

It fits! Need to find some good black counter sunk screws methinks.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...edradiator.jpg

Well I guess it don't fit after all. :sad:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...notfitting.jpg

Got my EK blocks and backplates in. No real pics of the blocks yet.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...backplate1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...backplate2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...backplate4.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...backplate3.jpg

One of Supremes.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../SupremeHF.jpg

And playing around w/ the coolant again.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...SupremeHF2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/IMG_1706.jpg

One of the nekkid GTX680s. This is the Galaxy card. Nice black PCB. My other card, MSI Twin Frozr is a nasty brown. It definitely will be my bottom card.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/IMG_1750.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/IMG_1744.jpg

Only pic I have of the block installed. :haha:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/IMG_1780.jpg

Backplate mounted on one of the cards.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...680mounted.jpg

Finally was able to afford the new board. Asus Z9PE-D8 WS.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...Z9PE-D8WS1.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...Z9PE-D8WS2.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/IMG_1892.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/IMG_1898.jpg

Cleaned up my older Supreme HF. I guess Ice Dragon Cooling nanofluid leaves a residue on the blocks. Was able to polish it clean though.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...02/Stained.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...02/Cleaned.jpg

Upon further comparision. This made me rather angry. Having to spend another $50 after shipping to get matching screws. :facepalm:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../damnyouek.jpg

Mmmmm. Shade 19, where have you been my entire life?
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ackshade19.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...shade19ftw.jpg

Crimped the new 24-pin. DSLR battery had died so I used my iPhone to take the pic. :blush:
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...7F/crimped.jpg

Shade 19 + Grand Bleu.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/new24pin.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/_MG_1933.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/_MG_1923.jpg

Cut off all the tabs off the sides of the 5.25" bays. They looked awful. I plan get some panels cut to cover up the sides of the bays.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/_MG_1967.jpg

Using my trusty nibbler to make it more cable management friendly. Also tapped a few new holes for cable management clips. Still have a bit to do here as you can see.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/_MG_1968.jpg

Did a few cuts in order to get the radiator to fit.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/_MG_1959.jpg

Yes! xD
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/_MG_1965.jpg

Barely fits. Already putting a lot of pressure on the connector.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/_MG_1960.jpg

Test fitting one of the cards.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...F/_MG_1966.jpg

That is all for now. :canadianwave:

lowfat July 27, 2012 02:10 PM

Reserved for completion pics.

Spikemaul July 27, 2012 02:25 PM

Simply Amazing!!! I really wish you would start selling custom sleeved extensions as they are absolutely stunning.

ZZLEE July 27, 2012 02:29 PM

Your builds are all great.

Monster Build :thumb:

Soullessone21 July 27, 2012 02:33 PM

POWER CHUB!!! that's just awesome great work.

SKYMTL July 27, 2012 03:09 PM

I have to ask: what kind of camera + lens combo are you using?

Xeven July 27, 2012 03:24 PM

Very nice lowfat, looking forward to seeing the whole thing completed. :thumb:

SKYMTL: I think he's using a Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S18-55mm IS II.

lowfat July 27, 2012 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xeven (Post 644930)

SKYMTL: I think he's using a Canon EOS Rebel T3i + EF-S18-55mm IS II.


http://smiliesftw.com/x/werd.gif

Using the kit lens w/ my T3i.

great_big_abyss July 27, 2012 03:50 PM

I love looking at all your builds. Simply gorgeous.

Shadowmeph July 27, 2012 04:05 PM

Man that waterblock looks like it is actually against the PSU hehe. nice work so far.


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