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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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Thats all for now, MUCH more to come.
 

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Subscribed. I love these threads. Good luck.
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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
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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.
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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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Not much of an update, but did a tiny bit today after work, just basically prepped and cleaned the case, getting it ready for paint. At this point I am not sure if my funds are going to permit a PDC job:(. So I am contemplating my other options. I have a friend who has a friend who does vehicle paint, and he said he can get it sprayed real cheap. So as of right now, I may go that route. Possibly going to be black on the outside, and white inside, white white tubing, black barbs. We'll see..

Anyway, cleaning a DIRTY case..
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Taa Daa!! and she's topless now:p
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Sent the case home with a friend from work tonight. He's gonna take it to one of his paint bays, and do it up real nice for me. I cant wait! I said no hurry, but hopefully I get it by this weekend..
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Hopefully this works, I've not tried an upload from TT before. Anyway little update, got a pic in my email, case is primered ready for paint. Not much to see, but its pretty!
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Haha thx man! The real fun comes next week with the Performance PC purchase. Gonna get some sweet stuff!

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Small update, got the case back from paint this evening, here's how it looks:
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Gonna be making a decent sized order in the next couple days, plan on getting at least all of the LCS parts, and a few other minor items. Still shooting for a new SSD or two, and some MOAR RAM!
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More to come!
 

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Quick pic of some fan grills I did to match the case. Hopefully these will be going on an EK Cool-Stream, we'll see..

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