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Looking good! Similar to my case, A70F. smile.gif
Ill be using the ame rad guard too. Be patient and take your time, best not to rush wink.gif Especially with such a nice case as the Lian Li

Thanks! The only differ between A70 and A71 is the door on the A71, isn't it? The rad guard is extremely easy to configure. A tip, the top panel of the LiLi is exactly 22cm, and the rad guard is exactly 14 cm - easy to allign the cutouts. Are you also planning to have a res in the top? Good luck with your build! smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif
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Yah, I think the door is the only difference, mine was cheaper haha.
Thanks for the tip.

I plan to have my res in the center mounted off the 5.25" bay. See part of my work log to get an idea how Im doing so. The pump at the bottom
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What happened to this thread? I really liked where it was going!!! And all the pictures looked so nice with everything sitting on the brushed aluminum side panel
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Revival time!

I am really, really, sorry! Somehow I forgot, in my urge to get this baby finished, to post to OCN! Dang, I hope you guise wont put my head on a pike!


There we go!


Anyway, since there was almost 6 months or more waiting for this, here are the final update, and the final shots of the build. No fancy photosession, tho.

Barbs and adapters fitted









Tight fit for the radiator with push/pull.








Completed!
Top and outside;




Inside, please excuse the cluuster**** of cables.







Future upgrade plans are however somewhat changed. I think I will drop P67 and wait for socket 1356, whatever chipset that will be. (Input, anyone? ) same waterloop will be used, but probably with a different reservior such as the Bitspower DDC combo top or something similar. The loop will also (if available) be accompanied by a motherbard block.

Also, for the GPU's i was planning to wait for the 7000-series. I will buy two Coolgate 280mm rads and put them up front - the idea is to mount them in parralel so the temps will be even and much better in terms of heat dissapation. However, I am not sure if i can manage to achieve push pull with six fans - but that would be super-awesome!


Well, that's really all I have. Again, sorry for the incredibly prolonged update.

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That looks awesome! The A71F used to be my dream case, until I laid eyes on the V2120X, which is the case I have now (check my build log). Nevertheless, it's still one of my favorite cases.

Are you still planning on sleeving your PSU with MDPC-X? If you do, you should also cut some cable management holes into the motherboard tray and anodize the interior black. Some LED's and a laser-cut side window wouldn't hurt, either.
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That looks awesome! The A71F used to be my dream case, until I laid eyes on the V2120X, which is the case I have now (check my build log). Nevertheless, it's still one of my favorite cases.

Are you still planning on sleeving your PSU with MDPC-X? If you do, you should also cut some cable management holes into the motherboard tray and anodize the interior black. Some LED's and a laser-cut side window wouldn't hurt, either.
Thanks! A71F is a nice case indeed, but I do have to agree that the V-series from LianLi is absolutely stunning! Wonder what you could use all that space for, eh? I could though imagine them to be a PITA to mod properly because of the mesh and rounded curves. Also I just bought myself a A05NB for a descent LAN case. I guess a worklog for that will pop up sometime over christmas.

Yes, PSU will probably be sleeved with MDPC-X, however I think I will switch the current Corsair TX unit with a Corsair AX-series, Seasonic X-series or a Silverstone Strider series over 1000 watt. Most likely the Silverstone because it is all-black.

Yes, I agree on the cutouts for managament on the motherboardtray. Not sure how I will do it, I got some plans that may, or may not work. Paint an allthat, Not sure about. We'll see!

Regarding the window i think I will buy a aftermarket Lian Li windowed sidepanel (Linky) for the ease of it.

About lights in the case, thats a thing that I havent even thought about because I cant stand them at night time. Maybe a on/off swithc will do?

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