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[Build Log] [Lian Li A05NB] Enter The Void

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Hey OCN. I’ve been a long time lurker but it’s time for me to finally buck up and finish my build.
I started off with a HAF 912 but got bored with it extremely quickly so I decided to mod it. Needless to say it didn’t work out and I cut it up beyond repair…
So with a fresh new outlook on things I decided to nab an original Lian Li A05NB before they switched to the FN version. The reason I chose the A05nb is because it has a very slick yet unique design. On the outside is a nice brushed aluminum finish and the inside consists of study high grade aluminum with a reversed mobo tray. Now normally this would be the cause of many heat problems, specifically GPU, but with a bit of clever cutting and drilling it shouldn’t be an issue.

Hardware:
Case: Lian Li A05NB
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
Motherboard: ASUS P67 Deluxe
RAM: 32GB Mushkin Redline 9-9-9-27 @ 1866
Video Card: EVGA 670 4Gb [Reference]
PSU: Corsair AX850
Hard Drives: 3x Crucial M4 64GB RAID0 - 1TB WD Black
Fans: Gentle Typhoon AP-15
Disk Drive: Lolz

Water Cooling:
CPU: EK Plexi Copper
GPU: EK 670 Full cover Plexi Nickel-EN
RAM: Bitspower Quad Block
Rad: RS240 + 2x RX120s
Pump: Laing D5
Res: XSPC Dual Bay
Edited by Whole Wheat - 4/16/13 at 12:47pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 2600k [5Ghz] Asus® - P8P67 Deluxe MSI® - GTX460 Hawk SLI [1000Mhz] G.SkillC - RipjawsX 2x2Gb [1600Mhz 7-7-7-21] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Crucial SSD, 2x 1TB RAID0, 1TB Backup Windows 7 - Ultimate 64Bits Benq-23.6" 1920X1080 120Hz+LG-17"1280x1024 60hz Logitech® - G15 [Modded] 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair® - AX850W [Moddular] Lian Li A05NB Logitech® - G500 
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Intel® Core™ i7 2600k [5Ghz] Asus® - P8P67 Deluxe MSI® - GTX460 Hawk SLI [1000Mhz] G.SkillC - RipjawsX 2x2Gb [1600Mhz 7-7-7-21] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Crucial SSD, 2x 1TB RAID0, 1TB Backup Windows 7 - Ultimate 64Bits Benq-23.6" 1920X1080 120Hz+LG-17"1280x1024 60hz Logitech® - G15 [Modded] 
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Corsair® - AX850W [Moddular] Lian Li A05NB Logitech® - G500 
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Here are a few concepts i came up with wile brainstorming how I'm going to get optimum cooling to my 460 Hawks.
<<This has since been replaced in favor of a WC'd 670

The reason i chose the 670 was becasue of its small form factor. Resulting in more space to add other goodies. I know alot of people feel the 4GB version of the 670 is a waste but I play heavily modded games and right now I'm pushing about 3GB playing Skyrim at 1920x1080
Edited by Whole Wheat - 2/6/13 at 3:33pm
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Intel® Core™ i7 2600k [5Ghz] Asus® - P8P67 Deluxe MSI® - GTX460 Hawk SLI [1000Mhz] G.SkillC - RipjawsX 2x2Gb [1600Mhz 7-7-7-21] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Crucial SSD, 2x 1TB RAID0, 1TB Backup Windows 7 - Ultimate 64Bits Benq-23.6" 1920X1080 120Hz+LG-17"1280x1024 60hz Logitech® - G15 [Modded] 
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Corsair® - AX850W [Moddular] Lian Li A05NB Logitech® - G500 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Crucial SSD, 2x 1TB RAID0, 1TB Backup Windows 7 - Ultimate 64Bits Benq-23.6" 1920X1080 120Hz+LG-17"1280x1024 60hz Logitech® - G15 [Modded] 
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Im installing 2 Thermal sensors in my rig. One detecting water temperature. The other, detecting internal case temps.
In order to view the temps I purchased 2x White XSPC Mini LCD Displays. They will be installed into the 5.25 bays, and the cutting begins..

My res is going to be an XSPC dual bay with a D5 pump.
Im going to run the tubes through a modified 3.5" bezel just to clean things up a bit.


I have 3 Crucial M4s al measuring in at 9.5mm Tall. I have about 8mm of clearance behind the mobo.
My plan is to reduce the size of each drive to 7mm.

To the left of the circuit board is a cut up anti static bag to eliminate any potential connection of the board to the metal backing. 
Thats better. Now two more to go! thumb.gif
Edited by Whole Wheat - 2/6/13 at 4:44pm
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Intel® Core™ i7 2600k [5Ghz] Asus® - P8P67 Deluxe MSI® - GTX460 Hawk SLI [1000Mhz] G.SkillC - RipjawsX 2x2Gb [1600Mhz 7-7-7-21] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Crucial SSD, 2x 1TB RAID0, 1TB Backup Windows 7 - Ultimate 64Bits Benq-23.6" 1920X1080 120Hz+LG-17"1280x1024 60hz Logitech® - G15 [Modded] 
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Corsair® - AX850W [Moddular] Lian Li A05NB Logitech® - G500 
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Intel® Core™ i7 2600k [5Ghz] Asus® - P8P67 Deluxe MSI® - GTX460 Hawk SLI [1000Mhz] G.SkillC - RipjawsX 2x2Gb [1600Mhz 7-7-7-21] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Crucial SSD, 2x 1TB RAID0, 1TB Backup Windows 7 - Ultimate 64Bits Benq-23.6" 1920X1080 120Hz+LG-17"1280x1024 60hz Logitech® - G15 [Modded] 
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Intel® Core™ i7 2600k [5Ghz] Asus® - P8P67 Deluxe MSI® - GTX460 Hawk SLI [1000Mhz] G.SkillC - RipjawsX 2x2Gb [1600Mhz 7-7-7-21] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Crucial SSD, 2x 1TB RAID0, 1TB Backup Windows 7 - Ultimate 64Bits Benq-23.6" 1920X1080 120Hz+LG-17"1280x1024 60hz Logitech® - G15 [Modded] 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair® - AX850W [Moddular] Lian Li A05NB Logitech® - G500 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i7 2600k [5Ghz] Asus® - P8P67 Deluxe MSI® - GTX460 Hawk SLI [1000Mhz] G.SkillC - RipjawsX 2x2Gb [1600Mhz 7-7-7-21] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB Crucial SSD, 2x 1TB RAID0, 1TB Backup Windows 7 - Ultimate 64Bits Benq-23.6" 1920X1080 120Hz+LG-17"1280x1024 60hz Logitech® - G15 [Modded] 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair® - AX850W [Moddular] Lian Li A05NB Logitech® - G500 
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