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I started water cooling in May of 2010, since that time I saw many pictures of what proper water cooled rigs should look like [thanks to OCN and XS!]. My current rig is hideous to look and late last summer I went on a quest to start my own "dream" build which I plan to detail here.

The case. I fell in love with the Lian Li V1000 from the start, it had everything I was looking for in a case - brushed aluminum, reverse ATX, curved lines, no plastic and I really like the hole pattern design.

Here's what I have so far:
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I have a build using one of those cases. I was too lazy to paint it black though, someday...
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post #3 of 27
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Yeah, it's powdercoated matte black. Sorry for all the dust, that will be gone before it's done. redface.gif


I'd like to cover the midplate, should I go with acrylic or modder's mesh? Or leave it as is?
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I think the mesh would match with the case. I love the blue color and how everything matches. I have brown black and red PCBs in my rig lol. It looks good.
post #5 of 27
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Thanks. I think you're right, should match the exterior.

Here's my pumps for the external loop, these are going outside with the radiators I already have [dual GTX360's]:
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Idiotic? Yes. Overkill? Definitely. But you must admit they are awesome! biggrin.gif
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my two mcp350's are loud enough themselves, I can't even imagine what three would sound like
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post #7 of 27
You, there's a way to get 600mm worth of rad inside the case.

Why 3 pumps btw?
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I have my radiators externally (ie. outside in the backyard) on purpose. A) I get better temperatures, especially at night and the winter. B) My room stays cooler. C) I currently have 6 Delta VHE's which are running at 100%. I cannot imagine having them running inside my room.

As for the pumps. I have over 70 foot of tubing between the radiators and my PC, add elbows, QDC, etc. What I learned from my current watercooled system is that my flow is too low; that's why I invested heavily in pumps this time around.
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post

You, there's a way to get 600mm worth of rad inside the case.

It will also butcher up the case.
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post #10 of 27
You sound like my grandma. This case is already full of holes, what's a few more lol.

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