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Project is incomplete!
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Project "Dark" Desire

The following is brought to you by an impulse buy of a "RocketFish" Lian Li PC-A71B case. The name came from the DFI Lanparty "Dark" X38-T2RS motherboard. Hope you enjoy.

Hardware:

Dual RocketFish aka Lian Li PC-A71B
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 L726B
DFI Lanparty "Dark" X38-T2RS
2x1GB Crucial Ballistix Traces
BFG 8800GT OC GPU
Antec True Power 650W
3x WD 160GB Re's in RAID 0

Cooling:

Loop #1 CPU
D-Tek Fuzion CPU Block
HW Labs Black Ice 480 GTX Radiator
Custom Built Reservoir Link
Liang D5 Vario Pump
3/4" OD ClearFlex 60 Tubing
4x Scythe Ultra Kaze 133cfm Fans

Loop #2 GPU
D-Tek Fuzion GPU Block
Swiftech MCR-320 Radiator
Liang D5 Vario Pump
Iandh 8800GT Sinks
Custom Built Reservoir
3/4" OD ClearFlex 60 Tubing
6x Scythe Slipstream Fans

Case Cooling
8x Scythe SlipStream Fans
2x Sunbeam Rheobus Fan Controllers

Misc. Supplies

UV CCFL's
White LED Light Rods
3x Black Wire Sleeving Kits
AC Ryan Radgrillz (2)120x3, (2)120x1(Custom 120x4's)

The Case


The case.


It's HUGE!

The Radiator

First thing I started on was the radiator. It's a MCR-320 with Scythe Ultra Kaze 133CFM fans.


It fits!


Barely...


AC Ryan 3x120 Radgillz.

The HDD Cages


Original


Time for some drilling.. I had to move the cages in by about 1.5"


Finished.. Now the hdd's can be installed with the plugs being in the back.

Center Divider


Side panel from a mac g5 ready to get cannibalized for the cause.


Leveling..


Some more...


The bolts holding it in place.


The divider mounted up.


Another shot. I will most likely polish it out, so more on this soon.

The Darkness











The D-tek


I decided to make a black plexi cover for the block, so it would match better. I also o-ringed it.




The o-ring in question. These were a bit big on the OD, but work just fine. Zero bypass now!

More to come soon.
 

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Awesome...

Can't wait to see the WC system in there.
 

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Oooo, me likey. Subscribed, fo sho.
 

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Out of curiosity, did the motherboard come with a fan for the northbridge HS? Or did you buy you own? Do you know what size it is?
No fan. I add an old one myself.
 

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What size was it?
I think it's a 40mm.. It's a bit small tho.
 

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^Sum0n3

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Ask and ye shall receive. It's total rape tho...
Yeah that is a bit much and it probably doesn't come close to a thermalright. Cool looking though.
 

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I am watching this closely since I've got the same case and similar aspirations.
 

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Thanks guys, glad everyone is enjoying it. I'll have some sort of update tonight. It all depends on what the UPS guy brings me.. I'm also thinking about just painting the divider, as polishing would be a pain; or maybe a rough sanding would do.

ice_owl, it does look cool but we will see how it performs. I still have not fired this board up.
 

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Looks very clean. Love the case.
 

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That is looking Uber , ufkin HUGE case that is ehh..
Can't wait to see more ,subscribed.....

Kudos!
 

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so size fitting wise, why was the MCR320 close? Was it because of the 5.25 bays?
 

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so size fitting wise, why was the MCR320 close? Was it because of the 5.25 bays?
The problem was not front to back, as a 480 gtx would clear length wise. It was the clearance between the fans and the motherboard. There is only about 1/4" between the two. So if you would go with a thicker rad, then you can't fit shrouds. It would be one or the other.
 

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got ya, that was my line of thinking, so you could go with a 25mm shroud and probably get a little bit of that space back then.
 
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