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Lookin good Low. Whats Lian is that?
post #942 of 1227
I remember sleeving was a good way to relax in the evenings when I did that step. I don't bother because it's a nicer look to make all the wires disappear so now I just cut them all to length. Nice job.
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Lookin good Low. Whats Lian is that?

It is a PC-A77F. The last of the good full tower Lian Li's. All of their current lineup has HPTX trays, which IMO ruins them.



I am way to OCD about cable management to just hide wires out of sight. Even wires that will never be visible need to be sleeved and screwed to the chassis. I know if I ever left a wire not done it will end up bothering me a month after completing the build. I'd end up tearing down the entire thing to fix it. Probably a big reason why it is taking me so long to finish. redface.gif

New GPU came late yesterday. Pulled the heatsink off already to see if a Thermosphere will fit. Which it will except that I can't use the bottom facing ports, which might be a deal breaker. I think the PCB is clean enough for this block to look good. Especially after I paint the caps and IO ports on the card black.





Damn this heatpipe is FAT.
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How come you're not going full block on that thing? I assume the blocks aren't available yet?
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How come you're not going full block on that thing? I assume the blocks aren't available yet?

Mostly yes. Waiting on the block will likely put me months behind. And honestly the VRMs on GTX980s shouldn't require active cooling anyway.
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It is a PC-A77F. The last of the good full tower Lian Li's. All of their current lineup has HPTX trays, which IMO ruins them.

Thanks. The more I look at lian cases the mote im starting to like them. I want to move my build into a reverse atx but its hard to justify $5-600.


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How come you're not going full block on that thing? I assume the blocks aren't available yet?
lol Bart! Long time.
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Mostly yes. Waiting on the block will likely put me months behind. And honestly the VRMs on GTX980s shouldn't require active cooling anyway.

What 980 did you pick up? I went back a few pages and couldn't find that info. I know Daz has a few Bitspower 980 blocks in stock, but I have no idea what models they fit, although I'll be finding out shortly since I have the itch to upgrade and destroy my credit line. biggrin.gif

Solonowarion: hey man! Long time!
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What 980 did you pick up? I went back a few pages and couldn't find that info. I know Daz has a few Bitspower 980 blocks in stock, but I have no idea what models they fit, although I'll be finding out shortly since I have the itch to upgrade and destroy my credit line. biggrin.gif

Solonowarion: hey man! Long time!

Asus GTX980 Strix. AFAIK there are no blocks for it yet. I like the Thermosphere and it looks good in the case. Polished the snot out of the stainless steel midplate on the block. Went through at least 5 sheets of 400, 600, 800. Then at least a sheet of 1000, 2000. Then some 3000. Then autosol.

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Hmm, EK has a full cover block listed on the cooling configurator website, but maybe it isn't in retail channels yet. That Bitspower block on Dazmode.com also lists Asus 980s as a supported card, but it doesn't say Strix specifically. Not that I'm trying to force you to upgrade and waste all that work polishing that Thermosphere. tongue.gif
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Bitspower would only fit reference GTX980s. Supposedly the EK full cover will be out tomorrow. I'll stick w/ the Thermosphere though. I upgrade GPUs a lot since I have an obsession about getting the highest PPD per watt in folding@home.Using universals will allow me to change cards much easier. Will only need to do a couple of new acrylic bends instead of spending $150 - $200 CAD on a fullcover every time.
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