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Hey all (: Haven't been active like at all on this page but I've been a pc enthusiast since around 2007 around when Crysis launched.. Over the years I've built MANY machines and have had a LOT of fun with hardware and pc gaming.. Literally haven't touched a console since the day I started gaming on a pc.

One of my biggest inspirations ever for building pc's would be Maxishine.. Absolutely no questions asked.. I remember watching his videos on YouTube back in the day and watching him perform benches with Crysis back when it literally destroyed anything you could throw at it. And I just can't describe the feelings I got from watching the videos he posted.. I was just so deeply intrigued.

Anyways I always always always wanted to make an open loop rig because of him and finally.. Nearly 9 years later I'm making it happen.

Specs I've chosen (So far.. Might change things up a little on the way.)

PC components
-i7 5930k
-Nvidia GTX 980 Ti
-Gigabyte x99 gaming 5
-Samsung 512gb m.2 950 pro
-Corsair modular 850w PSU (from previous builds)
-(memory unknown for now)

Loop components
-RAD 1 (Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm) FRONT
-RAD 2 (240 or 280 slim radiator *haven't decided yet*) TOP
-PUMP (Swiftech *haven't decided yet*)
-RES (Undecided)
-FITTINGS (Undecided)
-COOLANT (Mayhems *Undecided*)
-EK blocks for GPU, CPU, north bridge, and south bridge.

Will fill in the blanks later!!!


And of course I picked up the Lian Li obsession from Maxishine... Sooooo.. Here you have it!!!!

The case for the build will be the Lian Li PC-V1000LB!!!





I will keep you all updated through the process!!
Edited by TheeRaccoon - 2/10/16 at 11:59pm
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Here we are many months later. I supposed the inactivity of this post kept me from replying with updates. Either way.. Here are some updates for you all! (:

Here are the current specs of the project!!

-Case: Modded Lian Li PC-V1000LB (Tinted side panel window mod)
-Fan controller: Aqua Computer Aquaero 5 Pro (For open loop later)
-Motherboard: ASUS Rampage V 10th edition
-CPU: i7 5930K chillin at stock clock
-CPU Cooler: Asetek 360mm radiator sealed loop
-Memory: 4x8GB 32GB Avexir Core Series DDR4 2400MHz
-GPU: Nvidia GTX 660
-PSU: Corsair HX850i fully modular platinum rated
-Storage: 512GB Intel 600P SSD6 M.2
-Fans: 120mm Thermaltake Riing12's
-No name UV green sleeving kit
-No name UV led strips (Work incredibly well and LAST)

Here are some pictures for you all (: Keep in mind this PC isn't done and the GTX 1080 won't be here till mid next week.



Edited by TheeRaccoon - 2/12/17 at 12:09am
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post #3 of 13
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I will be posting more updates shortly!!
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post #4 of 13
Love the retro pc biggrin.gif

Why didn't you get a windowed 1000 series case and buy a separate side panel (sell for about 50 bucks) to have "your" window made in?

Reason I ask is because the windowed cases always come in all-black anodized parts (inside and out, including hdd rack and everything).

Did it that way with my first mod. (Because anodising or powder coating cost several kidneys here)

Love the colour scheme.. my next htpc will go the same way.
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Thanks!!! If you're curious at all.. Yes the retro is actually retro (;

Specs of retro pc.

-Case: PC POWER & COOLING Deluxe Full Tower
-Motherboard: ASUS P3B-F
-CPU: Pentium 3 @ 600MHz
-Memory: 2x128mb @ 100MHz
-Primary Video Card: ATi Rage 128
-3D Accelerator: Quantum3D Obsidian2 x-24 (2 Voodoo2's in sli on a single card)
-Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live!
-IDE Controller: Promise Ultra133 tx2
-Storage: 80gb
-PSU: Antec EarthWatts 380W
-Fans: 3 80mm Noctua fans
-Random old compaq network card
-Random optical drives

And for the Lian Li.. with the window.. The optional windowed panel for this case is quite lame.. It's a very small window...
On top of that the UV is extremely bright and can be extremely distracting when you're trying to immerse yourself in a game so that's why I went with a tinted piece of acrylic.

I got the laser cutting done for a box of doughnuts and then the cost of the acrylic so it was very inexpensive. (;
Edited by TheeRaccoon - 11/14/16 at 8:42am
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post #6 of 13
Sure, but the case is silver on the inside, no?

Getting a windowed case means you get an all black one for nearly the same price.

Ditch the window and get a side wall to cut your own
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True! I wanted the bare aluminum interior. I'm honestly not huge on the all black interior, I've had a lot of cases like that and it just eats up every bit of lighting that you have. This system looks great with the bare interior.. It does however have the interior top and bottom black, which looks amazing.

The bare interior was one of the main reasons I went with this case. I was possibly going to go with the PC‑A75 but it had the all black interior.
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post #8 of 13
Aah.. i always wondered why they bothered selling them blank.. didn't think that people might like it that way biggrin.gif

I wand the hardware to stand out as much as possible, so I prefer the blackness.
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UPDATES!! (:

-EK-Supremacy EVO X99 - Nickel Plexi waterblock
-Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 360mm radiator
-x6 EK-ACF Compression Fitting 13/19mm (1/2 x 3/4") - Black Nickel
-x2 EK-AF Angled 90 G1/4 Fitting - Black Nickel
-PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD - Crystal Clear
-Mayhems X1 UV Green Concentrate
-Pump Cable
Allure Premium Neon UV Green Sleeving
Black Heatshrink
-Koolance Reservoir Top with Fill Port (80mm OD)
-Koolance Adjustable Reservoir Bracket
-Koolance Pump Nozzle & Reservoir Base Rev. 2.1 for PMP-450/S - Acetal
-Koolance Reservoir Thread Adapter, Acetal (60mm to 80mm)
-Koolance Reservoir Body, 80x200mm (WxL), 770ml



Edited by TheeRaccoon - 12/19/16 at 1:52am
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A few more updates on the machine! Got my i7 5930K running at 4.6GHz on 1.26V (:
added STRIX GTX 1070 video card and another one is in the mail right now so I'll have two in SLI by the end of this week!

Here are a few recent pics (:





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