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SPECS:
4770k @ 4.5GHz
Asus GTX980 Strix @ 1.5GHz
Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H
32GB Team Group Elite DDR3
480GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe
Silverstone ST1000-G

COOLING:
EKWB LTX CSQ
EKWB Thermosphere
Laing D5-PWM w/ EKWB CSQ top/body
Coolgate 420 rad
HWLABS SR1 280 rad
Primochill fittings & tubing
mCubed T-Balancer BigNG fan controller

Dec 15, 2014: Completed. Final pics here.
https://www.overclock.net/t/1287144/100-complete-lowfats-big-lian-li/1000_20#post_23281568

Dec 18, 2013: Decided to reboot the build again
. Started of inverted-ATX mod here.
https://www.overclock.net/forum/154-case-mod-work-logs/1287144-lowfat-s-big-lian-li-motm-jan-2015-finished-again-mar-09-2016-a-25.html#post21419600



May 3, 2013: Decided to drop the 2P setup and move to single socket gaming machine
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https://www.overclock.net/t/1287144/lowfats-big-lian-li-inverted-edition/260_20#post_19991790



July 26, 2012:
Start of 2P Z9PE-D8 WS worklog (Click to show)Some of the pics were posted in a previous worklog. But I changed hardware enough I think to start up a new one.
Forgot to take a pic of the case before I started to butcher it. But it is a Lian Li PC-A77F.
http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/pc-a77f/a77f-05.jpg

Originally I was going to do a 2p AMD G34 system. But decided to move to Intel before ever actually using the board. Pic of the old board.


The blocks I bought specifically for it. Won't be using these either now.


Coolgate 420 w/ some BGears adapters. I love those adapters.


The nasty stuff out of the radiator. This is from the 4th or 5th flush. Never saved the gunk from the first 3 or so flushes.


Big pile of sleeving.



Recrimped the Gentle Typhoons for the radiator.


Here is my 'floating' reservoir.




Various radiator/fans/reservoir pics.










Finally reorganized all my modding supplies. Can't believe I used individual baggies for the past few years.




Wanted something unique for my tubing, MDPC-X Grand Bleu it is!





Now to add the coolant I mixed up. Added it to the radiator just for some pics.







This is the colour scheme I was planning on going w/ to match the AMD board. A friend was doing a very similar build so these cables didn't get wasted thankfully.




Checks out a-o-k on my trusty PSU checker.


About here is where I realized I wanted to go w/ Intel and convert this thing in to a gaming machine, not just a server. Going to need more radiators! But space was an issue so I needed something very slim up top. I had a Magicool 2x140mm slim laying around but unfortunately it is the wrong spacing.




So I took out the drill and drilled in to the radiator for new mounts. I slipped up a few times and drilled in to the rad, but thankfully I missed all the important stuff. :gasp:

It fits! Need to find some good black counter sunk screws methinks.


Well I guess it don't fit after all. :sad:


Got my EK blocks and backplates in. No real pics of the blocks yet.








One of Supremes.


And playing around w/ the coolant again.




One of the nekkid GTX680s. This is the Galaxy card. Nice black PCB. My other card, MSI Twin Frozr is a nasty brown. It definitely will be my bottom card.




Only pic I have of the block installed. :haha:


Backplate mounted on one of the cards.


Finally was able to afford the new board. Asus Z9PE-D8 WS.








Cleaned up my older Supreme HF. I guess Ice Dragon Cooling nanofluid leaves a residue on the blocks. Was able to polish it clean though.




Upon further comparision. This made me rather angry. Having to spend another $50 after shipping to get matching screws. :facepalm:


Mmmmm. Shade 19, where have you been my entire life?




Crimped the new 24-pin. DSLR battery had died so I used my iPhone to take the pic. :blush:


Shade 19 + Grand Bleu.






Cut off all the tabs off the sides of the 5.25" bays. They looked awful. I plan get some panels cut to cover up the sides of the bays.


Using my trusty nibbler to make it more cable management friendly. Also tapped a few new holes for cable management clips. Still have a bit to do here as you can see.


Did a few cuts in order to get the radiator to fit.


Yes! xD


Barely fits. Already putting a lot of pressure on the connector.


Test fitting one of the cards.


That is all for now.
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Did a bit more work on it so far today.<br><br>
Brought out the trusty Plasti-Dip to do my slot covers. I love this stuff so much. Shame it is so expensive in Canada.<br><img alt="plastidipping.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/plastidipping.jpg"><br><br>
The two videocards w/ blocks installed.<br><img alt="GTX680s.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/GTX680s.jpg"><br><br>
Back side of the CPU almost looks like a tiny city. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://smiliesftw.com" target="_blank"><img alt="hmm.png" class="bbcode_img" src="http://smiliesftw.com/x/hmm.png"></a><br><img alt="tinycity.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/tinycity.jpg"><br><br>
The pumps. Swiftech MCP35X w/ EK top and Koolance bottoms.<br><img alt="pumps.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/pumps.jpg"><br><br>
My headphone card. Creative Titanium HD. I want to buy another soundcard for analog 5.1 but last one I tried had compatibly issues w/ the Titanium HD. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://smiliesftw.com" target="_blank"><img alt="frown.gif" class="bbcode_img" src="http://smiliesftw.com/x/frown.gif"></a><br><img alt="TitaniumHD1.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/TitaniumHD1.jpg"><br><br>
My main SSD, ioXtreme. Probably should have cleaned it off first. Didn't realize it was so dirty. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://smiliesftw.com" target="_blank"><img alt="embarasseddance.gif" class="bbcode_img" src="http://smiliesftw.com/x/embarasseddance.gif"></a><br><img alt="ioXtreme2.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/ioXtreme2.jpg"><br><br><img alt="ioXtreme1.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/ioXtreme1.jpg"><br><br>
Test fitting the front radiator. Drilled the drain line. Unfortunately it is exactly where the front case feet are positioned. Going to have to move them up a bit. Hopefully it won't look goofy afterwards.<br><img alt="frontradtest1.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/frontradtest1.jpg"><br><br><img alt="drain1.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/drain1.jpg"><br><br><img alt="drain2.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/drain2.jpg"><br><br>
I wasn't planning on installing the pump like this, but it worked out fantastically. Using the square to make sure it is straight before marking the holes to drill. Ended up using my videocard SLI fitting, going to have to buy another one ASAP now. Didn't realize the second pic was out of focus before taking. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://smiliesftw.com" target="_blank"><img alt="r3es9w4yrz7vplaj5wk2.gif" class="bbcode_img" src="http://smiliesftw.com/x/r3es9w4yrz7vplaj5wk2.gif"></a><br><img alt="pumptest1.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/pumptest1.jpg"><br><br><img alt="pumptest2.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/pumptest2.jpg"><br><br>
Some cable management holes drilled.<br><img alt="cablemangement1.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/cablemangement1.jpg"><br><br>
That is all for now. <a class="bbcode_url" href="http://smiliesftw.com" target="_blank"><img alt="eek5r2.gif" class="bbcode_img" src="http://smiliesftw.com/x/eek5r2.gif"></a>
 

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I like your photography skills <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br>
You should try making your own 140 to 120 adapter,a flat one so that the 24pin connector isn't bent that much<br><br>
Of course I subbed <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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I like your photography skills <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br>
You should try making your own 140 to 120 adapter,a flat one so that the 24pin connector isn't bent that much<br>
Of course I subbed <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></div>
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I was thinking about this the other night. But I don't think I have the skills to pull it off and still look good. I'd rather not do something than do it half a$$'d <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif">.
 

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Subd for 2p awesomeness.<br><br>
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This is going to be beastly! I'm keeping an eye on this one-
 

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Nibbled the rest of the edges off the motherboard tray so fit cables back there more easily.<br><img alt="tray2.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/tray2.jpg"><br><br><img alt="tray1.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/tray1.jpg"><br><br>
Tapped some holes for the pump wire cable management.<br><img alt="pumpcables1.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/pumpcables1.jpg"><br><br>
Then cut and crimped them down to length.<br><img alt="pumpcables2.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/pumpcables2.jpg"><br><br><img alt="pumpcables.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/pumpcables.jpg"><br><br>
Made an extension for one of the pump pwm/rpm cables. I wasn't able to find actual 4-pin female connectors but this works well enough.<br><img alt="extension.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/extension.jpg"><br><br>
Crimped and sleeved one of the 8-pin EPS cables.<br><img alt="8pin.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/8pin.jpg"><br><br><img alt="8pin2.jpg" class="bbcode_img" src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/tulcakelume/PCA77F/8pin2.jpg"><br><br>
Weekend is over so won't likely get much done for a few days. <img alt="frown.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/frown.gif">
 

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Lookin good.<br><br>
This makes me so anxious to get started on my A71F.<br><br>
I like your pump placement.
 

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Nice pictures. Keep em coming.<img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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Looks good so far, subbed <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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This project is gonna be beast <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Can you give me more info on on PSU checkers? Specifically is there one you would recommend? Thanks <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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<img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Looks good
 

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so im thinking of upping up my case modding a bit, and with all these 2p builds.... why not <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
what do you think I will need to power a Z9PE-D8 with E5-2620's<br><br>
also this will be going into another Lian Li <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
BUT you dont always need water to be cool <img alt="coolsmiley03.png" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/coolsmiley03.png">
 

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what is your cooler? it looks like mayhems pastel, but wanted to be sure.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Shadow_Foxx</strong> <a href="/t/1287144/lowfats-big-lian-li-16-core-sb-e-gtx680-sli/0_20#post_17831010"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
This project is gonna be beast <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Can you give me more info on on PSU checkers? Specifically is there one you would recommend? Thanks <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></div>
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Most of them tend to look the same. I don't doubt they are all made by the same chinese company. I bought mine from eBay for around $25 shipped if I remember correctly.<br><div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/1287144/lowfats-big-lian-li-16-core-sb-e-gtx680-sli/0_20#post_17831468" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ikem</strong> <a href="/t/1287144/lowfats-big-lian-li-16-core-sb-e-gtx680-sli/0_20#post_17831468"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
so im thinking of upping up my case modding a bit, and with all these 2p builds.... why not <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br>
what do you think I will need to power a Z9PE-D8 with E5-2620's<br>
also this will be going into another Lian Li <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br>
BUT you dont always need water to be cool <img alt="coolsmiley03.png" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/coolsmiley03.png"></div>
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I plan on running everything off a 750W Silverstone, but I can exchange it out for a 1000W if I run in to troubles. If you aren't going to be throwing many videocards on it, it won't pull all that much power.<br><div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/1287144/lowfats-big-lian-li-16-core-sb-e-gtx680-sli/0_20#post_17832776" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>barkinos98</strong> <a href="/t/1287144/lowfats-big-lian-li-16-core-sb-e-gtx680-sli/0_20#post_17832776"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
what is your cooler? it looks like mayhems pastel, but wanted to be sure.</div>
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It is a mix of distilled, Ice Dragon Cooling nanofluid, and a seriously large amount of Mayhems deep blue.
 

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I love your builds your FT-02 build has made me want to do so many things but my pockets just cant afford it <img alt="mad.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/mad.gif"> I am glad that I will be able to follow along on this build <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"> Subbed <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>lowfat</strong> <a href="/t/1287144/lowfats-big-lian-li-16-core-sb-e-gtx680-sli/0_100#post_17833688"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
It is a mix of distilled, Ice Dragon Cooling nanofluid, and a seriously large amount of Mayhems deep blue.</div>
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thanks, very nice build+awesome coolant <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif">
 

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Was sleeving the pumps when I realized the wires were to small to do properly. Soldered on some 20 awg wire instead of the 22. First pump went well enough.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217113/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2217113" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217113/flags/LL" style="; width: 1000px; height: 667px"></a><br><br>
Second pump unfortunately did not go well at all. Upon pulling it out I noticed the soldermask was missing in parts and the trace was lifting up and broken. Not sure how it was still working (maybe it wasn't?).<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217114/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2217114" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217114/flags/LL" style="; width: 1000px; height: 667px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217115/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2217115" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217115/flags/LL" style="; width: 973px; height: 1000px"></a><br><br>
Cleaned up up and tried to repair the PCB but it would just short out. <img alt="frown.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/frown.gif"><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217116/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2217116" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217116/flags/LL" style="; width: 1000px; height: 667px"></a><br><br>
Now I don't really need two pumps, so I could drop down to a single pump w/ no affect on performance. I'd just lose the redundancy. I also have replacement PCBs I could install, but I'd lose PWM which is important to me as I like my quiet I can make the pumps run.<br><br>
And I'll throw in a few pics of my crimper and stripper.<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217117/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2217117" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217117/flags/LL" style="; width: 1000px; height: 667px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217118/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2217118" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2217118/flags/LL" style="; width: 1000px; height: 667px"></a>
 

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Great work as usual. I am breaking my build down and going with a different color theme. I was considering sleeving without heatshrink, but with over 200 + wires, I think I will just replace the red with blue and maybe add a few shade 19.
 
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