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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 12:05 AM - Thread Starter
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I have been wanting to do something different with my pc for some time now. Upgrades, as far as, mobo/proc/ram/gpu have crossed my mind, but, I don't feel the need to do that, as I am running everything I play/do, just fine. So, this is where I stand, Lets give my Lian Li a Makeover!

This makeover will entail new tubing, barbs, blocks, pump, rad, res, and a complete powder coat job(if my contact pulls through for me, if not, I will pursue other options.) Possibly a few minor hardware upgrades. I'm aiming for class, and elegance, not flashy and flamboyant. I plan on putting my utmost concentration in this build. I hope it turns out well.

Current Hardware:
Case: Lian Li PC-A05B
CPU: Intel Core i7 950
Mobo: Asus Rampage GeneII
RAM: 3x2GB Gskill Trident (subject to change)
HDD: WD Black 1Tb (most likely going to add an SSD to the mix 128/256gb)
GPU: Gigabyte GTX480

Future H20 Items:
Rad: EK Cool Streams 240 & 120
Pump: EK DCP 4.0 w/4.0 Res
CPU Block: EK Supreme HF Acrylic
Mobo Block: EK NB/SB 5
Res: EK Black Bay Spin

MOST RECENT PIC:
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Enough with that, here is what we are working with:
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The job for today, case disassembly, and putting the components on my tech bench, as this PC is used daily.

Here is how it went:
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Setting up the tech bench, this is where it all will rest for the time being:
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Leak testing:
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Fast forward |>>|>>|
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Thats all for now, MUCH more to come.

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wow...
I haven't seen you in a bit.
Did you make the tech bench if so do you have a build log of it?
I want to try and either build one or buy one, one that can hold some radiators..
Anyways, looks like it's gonna be a fun build/make-over.

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Thanks Guys!

I built the tech bench from scratch. If I remember, its is .5'' birtch stained cherry. Here is the log: Against the Grain. It originally started as an AMD build.
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I hope my current work, turns out as nice as that redface.gif

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I'm having trouble with the colors I want. So far I'm stuck between all white chassis and outside with orange tubing/accessories. Or black outside white chassis and white tubing and accessoires, any help, thoughts, ideas?

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White and orange sounds the best. Not burnt orange though. That's the color of the devil/longhorns. tongue.gif

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Yeah, I'm thinking that's the route I'm going to take, as long as my PDC guys will go for it. If not, and I end up having to paint it on my own, will will be just air brushing it white.

Anyway, got some awesome stuff today, from an even more awesome friend of mine!! Pics incoming!

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YAYA!!! GOODIES!!!

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Some EK LOVE!
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Man these are SCHEKSY!!
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Last but not least, a new vandal switch!
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oh, this is making me excited!

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Thanks man, I'm hoping for something nice in the end. Still contemplating colors though. Decisions..

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