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[Build Log] Industrial Revolution - Lian Li PC-Z70 w/copper piping & 90deg rotated mobo

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Hello OCN.

Here we go. I've amassed enough funds to build this non-stop, with updates coming every Sunday as I can only do meaningful work on the weekends. I've been inspired by LowFat to adopt a used Lian Li case off ebay and get this show on the road.

The case: the beautifully monolithic Lian Li PC-Z70 full-tower case. With three 5.25 slots and minimal air flow perforations this is ideal. Should be adding a front window, which I won't decide on till the end.

The Idea: I want to keep that shiny polished aluminum feel for everything on the inside. That also means I am going to chrome (or nickel-) plate the copper tubing, and the fittings should also be nickel plated to maintain the same color. Besides the bright aluminum look, some black accents and clean white LED's. The end product will be subtle, understated and minimalist




Mock layout showing 90 degree motherboard. I will NOT be cutting the top of the case.






To Do list & Purchase List
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Updates / Quick Links
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to be updated with individual post links

Parts List
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Case: Lian Li PC-z70 (with QA sticker from 2011)
Radiators: Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper Triple 120mm Radiator
Radiators: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper Slim Profile Dual 120mm Radiator
Motherboard EVGA Z68 EATX DDR3 2133 Intel - LGA 1155 160-SB-E689-KR
CPU Intel i5-2500k
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified
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Fans
120mm Cougar Vortex PWM

Tool List
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to be updated with links and photos

Edited by Simplynicko - 3/30/14 at 11:53am
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I'm in smile.gif
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Windows 8.1 Corsair AX860 Parvum Systems Customized S2.0 Ensourced Custom Sleeved Cables 
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post #3 of 19
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Purchased on Ebay on 02/24/14




removed those stickers with a heat gun (heat gun model in 1st post)

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post #4 of 19
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Stripped down, rivets out and mock layout








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post #5 of 19
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I've had these old Alphacool radiators, need to make sure they work (they do)
They will be stripped down, painted black




Edited by Simplynicko - 3/30/14 at 12:46pm
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post #6 of 19
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THIS IS AWESOME!!!!




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post #7 of 19
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ok thats it for today. whew
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post #8 of 19
Can't wait to see some more. Great job!
post #9 of 19
Mmmh, Lian Li... you have my interest. smile.gif
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Modded a Lian Li myself this year...







...therefore I am compelled to SUB-A-DUB-DUB! Snorkle.gif
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