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Old January 27, 2009, 06:46 PM
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Nice work k3nnny
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Old January 27, 2009, 09:56 PM
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So I finally upgraded my PC after about 3 years of no real change. My former system was an AMD S939 3800+ X2, Asus A8v Deluxe Mobo, 2GB DDR400, ATI X800 All in Wonder AGP card. I replaced it with a new Intel Core i7 920, Asus P6T Deluxe X58 Mobo, 6GB DDR3-10666 OCZ XMP RAM, Asus ATI 4870 1GB Dark Knight PCI-E video and a couple of new SATA DVD-RW to replace my old IDE ones.

When I got it all i wasn't happy with how tight the graphics card was in my very nice Lian Li PC-68 mid tower case so I decided to get a new case even though I loved my PC-68. I just got my new Lian Li V1010B today and have everything installed.

I've still got a few upgraded to complete but I'll do those later. I plan on replaced some of my HDD. I currently have a 320GB SATAII for my OS and another 320GB SATAII for storage. Along with two 200GB SATA drives and a 320GB IDE HDD I use for temp storage when working on various projects. I play on keeping the 320GB SATAII for my OS and using my other 320GB SATAII for my temp storage and replacing my other three drives (720GB total) with a single 1.5TB SATAII HDD. I also plan on replacing my extremely old Creative Labs Audigy X-Gamer card from 7 or 8 years ago with a new PCI-E card. Still trying to decide on with one to get but I'm leaning towards the AzuenTech Forte. Finally I plan on adding a Blu-Ray writer, a second GPU in Crossfire, and an additional 6GB of memory for 12GB total, that that won't be until late 2009 at best.

I'd also like to get some black Lian-Li aluminum bezels to hide the DVD-RW drives but I'm not sure if the ones I've seen are compatible with my new case, I don't think they are.

Anyway here are some shots of my new PC tower, please give me your opinions. I think I did a pretty darn good job with the cable management so I didn't restrict any airflow.







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Old January 27, 2009, 10:13 PM
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I recognize that beautiful case I am running the next size up...ahhh lian li is there any case you make that does not look beautiful.....hmm well ok there are a few on the edge.
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Old January 27, 2009, 11:29 PM
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haha ide ribbon ftw! Other than that, the cable management is pretty good
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Old January 28, 2009, 09:41 AM
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yeah Ribbon cable heh to think its been years since I've had a drive like that.

Replace the stock cooling with a Thermalright TRUE 1366RT or a Noctua U12P SE1366

Overall looks pretty good consider the amount of drives you have in there, I guess there isn't much option of routing cables behind the motherboard?

Like that Kenny nice and clean on the inside, judging from the back someone was busy with a dremel. Great job! Its sad to think there was time when it was the opposite of what is today.

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Old January 28, 2009, 03:24 PM
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Not the best pics but what the heck.

Don't mind the ide cable,It's the only drive i have at the moment

Also forgot to slap my other 9800gt in there after i did some tidying up.


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Old January 28, 2009, 05:25 PM
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We love the the old IDE cables very nostalgic heck at least its rounded.

How's the vanquisher on the chip what are your temps like?

I had the same cooler in my old AMD rig wasn't anything spectacular did the job until I got my TRUE 120 eXteme.

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Old January 28, 2009, 07:24 PM
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Nice shumaway- I forwarded your post to a friend today who just build a 690 rig as an example of great cable management.
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Old January 28, 2009, 08:08 PM
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I got in my bitspower elbow fittings (for GPU and rad) and couldn't resist a few more pics. I m very impressed with the quality of these elbow swivel fittings- after paying almost 14 bucks a piece for DD delrin elbow joints with no fittings, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well built these were and nice looking too.





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Old January 28, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Babrbarossa, is it wrong if your rig gave me a little bit of a chubby?
That blue tubing looks AMAZING, and your rig is very clean. Now where did you say you lived....Might have to uh, drop by. If your PC goes missing it wasn't me.
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