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post #1 of 141 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 07:07 PM - Thread Starter
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Well I was started getting the urge for a new PC and my Scout (Awesome Wicked) only being a little over a year old, I thought well I'll just build a new case for my parts. I'm still toying with the idea of turning my Scout in to a HTPC so I will not be cutting holes on the MB tray yet, but I have come up with a pretty good walk around for that, if it turns out the way I'm hoping. This is why I'll not be sleeving cables at this moment. I will not bet upgrading to SB so its on, I hope I can take having to use my laptop until this is finished tongue.gif

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Case - Lian Li A70F
Rad - XSPC RX360
CPU Block - XSPC Rasa
Pump & Res - EK-Reservoir/Pump Combo DCP 4.0
CPU - Core i5 [email protected]
Video Card - PowerColor 5870 LCS
Motherboard - Asus Maximus III Formula
RAM - 4GB OCZ Reaper 1600MHz
Power Supply - Cooler Master 850 SilentPro
Hard Drive - 2x1TB WD Black Caviar (raid0)

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Got some work done on it today.
Here it is all torn down.
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Made the cut to mount the rad up top, note to self don't eat pizza before handling this case. blushsmiley.gif
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And some pics of the parts.
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Good luck! I love Lian li mods smile.gif
I have the same case

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this case is a dream to water cool. have fun, and check out my build log for some inspiration! (its nothing special though)

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this case is a dream to water cool. have fun, and check out my build log for some inspiration! (its nothing special though)

I did and I'm real glad I did. My next update you'll see I stole an idea from your build to get me out of a pinch. thumb.gif
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Ran in to my first road blocks. First you can't use the mounting hardware that comes with the pump if you use the res combo with it. As you can see below that the mount is suppose to push into the little holes on the front and back of the pump and the res covers the ones on the front. At first I thought I'll just cut out some of the bracket but this won't work because the hole used to secure it are covered by the res.
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The second problem is this pump is much heavier and deeper than I thought it would be. The plan was to mount it on the false floor but the thin acrylic I bought would bow under the weight of it. I thought about mounting it under floor and having the res come through it but this would make it a pain to get to anything, because the false floor and coves for the bays and top are going to be one sold piece of acrylic. This would force me to drain the loop any time I needed to get in there. So after some toying around I have come up with a way to make a stand for it mounting it to the MB tray. This is going to force me to change my plans to cover the MB tray and the way I was going to run my wires. I should be able to work around this problem but I'll cover that later. Here is where I'm going to mount the pump. I'm hoping to make it look as if it floating in the air, we'll see if I can pull that off.
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this case is a dream to water cool. have fun, and check out my build log for some inspiration! (its nothing special though)

I did and I'm real glad I did. My next update you'll see I stole an idea from your build to get me out of a pinch. thumb.gif

OK I lied, but you'll see when I post it.
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cool, didnt know you started a log. big meaty rad, please keep me informed about the scythe typhoons been thinking of adding those, way down the road. Its just there expensive, to pile on a radiator.

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AMD THREAD-RIPPER 1950X TR4
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Sapphire Pulse 5700xt
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Well after pricing some parts out, I can't justify going to SB at this time. So I'll will be building this up for my current hardware. This will make things easier now that I'm not going to have to mod around not knowing if I will keep what I have. I'm hoping I'll be able to get the pump mount fabbed up today. Once I get that done I can start tearing down my Scout sad-smiley-002.gif
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cool, didnt know you started a log. big meaty rad, please keep me informed about the scythe typhoons been thinking of adding those, way down the road. Its just there expensive, to pile on a radiator.

They are worth every penny. The only way they could improve them is to make them PWM on the GT-15. If you want a quiet and don't want to mess with fan control get the GT-14's.
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