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Thread: Project: Lian-Li P80 & PA140.3

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    Project: Lian-Li P80 & PA140.3

    Hi
    I'm starting this build to introduce myself and also get some help and advices because it is my first serious WC build.
    1 year ago I bought Tt Kandalf LCS with built-in WC so it was my first water experience and since then I am addicted, forever But those case and WC was literally piece of crap and yesterday I've finally got rid of the last part - I sold the case.

    So new day - new build, let's start.
    Aim of this project is to build clean-looking and dead silent case. Also I'll try to push my CPU as far as possible.

    Hardware list:
    CPU: E8500
    MB: Asus Maximus Extreme
    RAM: 2x 1Gb OCZ Platinum 1600Mhz
    GPU: Gainward 4870x2
    PSU: Antec Signature 850W
    Case: Lian-Li PC-P80
    HDDs: 3x WD 2502ABYS - raid 0.
    I intended to start this build in January, but there were some problems with parts so my CPU, MB and RAM is not high-end at this moment

    WC parts list:
    CPU block: Aquacomputer Cuplex HD
    GPU block: Watercool HEATKILLER GPU-X² 4870-X2 LT
    Pump: Swiftech MCP350
    Radiator: Thermochill PA140.3 with Yate Loons D14SM-12
    Reservoir: EK Multioption Res 150 Rev. 2
    BP barbs, Feser tubing and some misc. parts.

    Today I received the package from PPCs with barbs, reservoir, fans, clamps, drain port, rad and pump brackets so I just need to buy third HDD to complete the list.

    At this moment I sleeved the pump, PSU sleeving is in progress.
    Some pump close-ups:




    Colors for this build are black and blue with some copper accents. Internals of the case are non-painted aluminum and I haven't decided to powdercoat them or not. What do you think?

    All input are usefull
    Last edited by aka_GK; 08-31-2009 at 04:44 AM.

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    have the same case and i'm interested to see your design.

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    Hi aka_GK. This looks like a fun project. Even though your hardware may not be brand new, that's still some good stuff!

    About painting or powder coating the internals - it really does help the overall look and show off your liquid cooling efforts. It's really about how important that part is to you. I don't think it's critical to paint the inside if you're happy with the look of it as is.

    Good Luck with your Sleeving!

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    thanks shazza!

    Yep, it is important for me
    But if I'll decide to powdercoat the case I still don't know which color to choose. I think black is the most suitable but it is rather boring, also black and colored pigments don't have any price difference Any suggestions?

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    I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out Good stuff man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eponymous View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out Good stuff man.
    thanks mate, glad to see you here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_GK View Post
    thanks mate, glad to see you here!
    You won't be disappointed with your Lian Li PC-P80, it's a great case :P

    Are you using one loop with the PA 120.4 on the floor? That would fit really nicely.
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    6x Scythe S-Flex 1200 RPM Fans | 7/16" Primochill Pro Green LRT | 7/16" Primochill Pro Blue LRT | B.P. Silver Shiny 1\2" Barbs | Alphacool Ball Valve / B.P. M-M Rotary fill-port / drain | Bitspower Black Freezer AIX58NS NB/SB (GPU Loop)| Black Freezer MOS AMOSII POM Version (GPU Loop)| Bitspower Black Freezer MOS AMOSIII POM Version (GPU Loop)

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    I am already not, it looks nice
    I am going to use one loop with 140.3 mounted in the front - I hope that would be enough with push-pull fans. If not I will mount another one in the bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_GK View Post
    I am already not, it looks nice
    I am going to use one loop with 140.3 mounted in the front - I hope that would be enough with push-pull fans. If not I will mount another one in the bottom
    Cool, you can use the three 140mm fans on the door to your advantage then

    Check out these for mounting the rad:

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21047

    Or you could use those UN brackets when they come out.
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    6x Scythe S-Flex 1200 RPM Fans | 7/16" Primochill Pro Green LRT | 7/16" Primochill Pro Blue LRT | B.P. Silver Shiny 1\2" Barbs | Alphacool Ball Valve / B.P. M-M Rotary fill-port / drain | Bitspower Black Freezer AIX58NS NB/SB (GPU Loop)| Black Freezer MOS AMOSII POM Version (GPU Loop)| Bitspower Black Freezer MOS AMOSIII POM Version (GPU Loop)

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    Will those 120mm brackets work with the 140mm radiator?

    Also can't wait for the UN brackets.

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    Looking forward to another great P80 build aka_GK


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    Quote Originally Posted by shazza View Post
    Will those 120mm brackets work with the 140mm radiator?

    Also can't wait for the UN brackets.
    Oh well spotted Shazza

    For some reason I read that aka was using a 120.4 not a 140.3.

    I don't think they will fit

    You could maybe make some from Aluminium?
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    Koolance 350AT (CPU Loop) | 2x Koolance VID-NX285 (GPU Loop) | 2x Laing DDC 3.2 / XSPC Acrylic top Rev. 3 | 2x EK Multioption 150 Res Ver. 2 | 2x Thermochill PA 120.3 |
    6x Scythe S-Flex 1200 RPM Fans | 7/16" Primochill Pro Green LRT | 7/16" Primochill Pro Blue LRT | B.P. Silver Shiny 1\2" Barbs | Alphacool Ball Valve / B.P. M-M Rotary fill-port / drain | Bitspower Black Freezer AIX58NS NB/SB (GPU Loop)| Black Freezer MOS AMOSII POM Version (GPU Loop)| Bitspower Black Freezer MOS AMOSIII POM Version (GPU Loop)

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    Thanks Sniipe!

    Quote Originally Posted by eponymous View Post
    Check out these for mounting the rad:

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=21047
    I've already picked one I'll drill additional holes in this brackets and it will be fine

    When I placed my order in PPCs UN bracket was not released yet Honestly I am not sure that this rad will fit in my case with UN brackets I'll take pictures and explain this later.

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    I measured everything again, rad width is 143mm, bay width is 147mm. As we can see here thickness of the metal UN rad bracket is made of is nearly 2-2.5mm, so I think it is the deal of 1 millimeter or so. Also there should be place for the screw. I sincerely hope that I am wrong and Dave have foreseen this options.

    Another teaser shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_GK View Post
    I measured everything again, rad width is 143mm, bay width is 147mm. As we can see here thickness of the metal UN rad bracket is made of is nearly 2-2.5mm, so I think it is the deal of 1 millimeter or so. Also there should be place for the screw. I sincerely hope that I am wrong and Dave have foreseen this options.

    Another teaser shot
    Maybe you could just use the side mounting holes that come pre-drilled in Thermochill rads?
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    6x Scythe S-Flex 1200 RPM Fans | 7/16" Primochill Pro Green LRT | 7/16" Primochill Pro Blue LRT | B.P. Silver Shiny 1\2" Barbs | Alphacool Ball Valve / B.P. M-M Rotary fill-port / drain | Bitspower Black Freezer AIX58NS NB/SB (GPU Loop)| Black Freezer MOS AMOSII POM Version (GPU Loop)| Bitspower Black Freezer MOS AMOSIII POM Version (GPU Loop)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eponymous View Post
    Maybe you could just use the side mounting holes that come pre-drilled in Thermochill rads?
    Yeah, it is another possible option, I've already thought about it today thanks for suggestion

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_GK View Post
    Yeah, it is another possible option, I've already thought about it today thanks for suggestion
    Cool
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    6x Scythe S-Flex 1200 RPM Fans | 7/16" Primochill Pro Green LRT | 7/16" Primochill Pro Blue LRT | B.P. Silver Shiny 1\2" Barbs | Alphacool Ball Valve / B.P. M-M Rotary fill-port / drain | Bitspower Black Freezer AIX58NS NB/SB (GPU Loop)| Black Freezer MOS AMOSII POM Version (GPU Loop)| Bitspower Black Freezer MOS AMOSIII POM Version (GPU Loop)

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    I've finished 24-pin so enjoy the photos















    Yesterday when I had finished 24pin I plugged it to the motherboard just to check how it looks and, to my surprise, was not able to get it back from the MB It sat very tightly. So for now it is not plugged, sorry guys

    Need advice:
    I've noticed that cuplex hd is little bit off the overall color scheme What do you think may be I should change it to Heatkiller?
    Last edited by aka_GK; 08-28-2009 at 08:36 AM. Reason: enlarged pics

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    nice sleeving job

    but could you post the pics in a normal size please in case of thumbnails, I like it more to read and watch the pics than clicking on every thumb to watch a pic (like in the startpost )

    keep it up :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dingdong555 View Post
    Killer sleeving job mate, top work!
    thanks a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by Oli4v View Post
    nice sleeving job

    but could you post the pics in a normal size please in case of thumbnails, I like it more to read and watch the pics than clicking on every thumb to watch a pic (like in the startpost )

    keep it up :-)
    Ok, as you like. And thanks

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    Nice photos and nice work - keep going!
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    6x Scythe S-Flex 1200 RPM Fans | 7/16" Primochill Pro Green LRT | 7/16" Primochill Pro Blue LRT | B.P. Silver Shiny 1\2" Barbs | Alphacool Ball Valve / B.P. M-M Rotary fill-port / drain | Bitspower Black Freezer AIX58NS NB/SB (GPU Loop)| Black Freezer MOS AMOSII POM Version (GPU Loop)| Bitspower Black Freezer MOS AMOSIII POM Version (GPU Loop)

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_GK View Post
    thanks a lot


    Ok, as you like. And thanks
    Thank you, the sleeving matches the mobo !
    Duality: Q9550 - P5Q Deluxe - 8GB OCZ - HD5850 - 4,64TB WD - HX650 - X-fi - Aquaero 4 - Lian Li V1000b II Plus @Dual loops watercooling

    Loop 1 => DDC18w w/ EK X-top V2 - EK Supreme HF - EK FC5850 - PA120.3 - Multires 150
    Loop 2 => DDC18w w/ EK X-top V2 - PA120.1 - MIPS mosfet 1&2 - mips NB - Mips Ramfreezer 4 - MIPS SB - Multires 150

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    Top Job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dualbrain View Post
    Top Job!
    Thanks Nils, but I still have to learn a lot - I hope next cables will be much better
    Worklog: Project Black Copper
    Lian Li PC-P80 | Thermochill PA140.3 | Noiseblocker fans | mdpc-x stuff

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