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Case Mod - In Progress Dual Loop Phase Cooled Lian Li By RetroGamer1990 - **UPDATE 04/02/2010 Video**

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by retrogamer1990, 22 Mar 2009.

  1. retrogamer1990

    retrogamer1990 What does 'Stock' Mean?

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    okay, time for a small update, but its mostly just your vote that is required on what i should do next !!

    Theres been no updates for a while due to exams and such, but thats all out of the way now :D
    Okay, so first off i lapped the 920, knocked about 5 degrees average off each core :)
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    stupidly fine sandpaper:
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    also I got the quad SLI going with an 8800GT for physx :D
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    Also got a scythe himuro for the hard drive and a white fan to make it look a little better. heres how she looks at the moment:

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    Northbridge temp. gonna replace the thermal paste with some MX2 and see if that helps.
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    heres where you guys come in (well, the ones that bother to read all this ;) )
    got some money saved, what should i do next? please help me choose!

    Order the phase cooler (about £320)
    Get the case mods done (powder coat, lasercutting, etc.)
    Buy an SSD.

    can only really do one of these this month as they are all expensiiiiiivvvve.

    thanks for looking, and stay tuned :D
     
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  2. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looks great together, really nice tech.
     
  3. LT.BEECH

    LT.BEECH Member

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    just read the tred and it looks ace. good look with the build. go with the modding.:thumb::thumb::rock::rock:

    oh and the bord looks absolutly sexy.
     
  4. retrogamer1990

    retrogamer1990 What does 'Stock' Mean?

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    thanks dudes!
     
  5. Sushi Warrior

    Sushi Warrior New Member

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    I'd get the phase cooler. You should see what exactly you will need to fit it then cut and powder coat. Then mods, then SSD.
     
  6. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    loooks good together mate good work
     
  7. SkiDave

    SkiDave Active Member

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    +1 for the phase cooler...

    Nice hardware by the way!
     
  8. mod4fun

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    Great mod, curious what the final temps will be.
     
  9. retrogamer1990

    retrogamer1990 What does 'Stock' Mean?

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    Major Update!! :D

    Received new case today! I know this whole project was built around a V2x00 but this PC343 came up and it has been professionally modded by marcus at WCUK (it was his rig!) and it was at the right price, and it is exactly what I wanted looks wise, so I jumped at the chance.

    heres the case:
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    and heres how it looks with my hardware & fans installed :D

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    its a big-un sat on my desk
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    I just noticed the i7 sticker is upside down :p ah well i'll be getting rid of that damn cooler soon. LittleDevil is building my SS as we speak :D:D:D
     
  10. SkiDave

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    :jawdrop: That looks sooooo awesome!
     
  11. retrogamer1990

    retrogamer1990 What does 'Stock' Mean?

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    thanks dave :thumb:
     
  12. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    QFT
     
  13. badje

    badje boni

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    Nice, you can NEVER have to much gfx power :D
     
  14. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Love the paint on the case, white and black is an awesome combo, very nice buy.
     
  15. retrogamer1990

    retrogamer1990 What does 'Stock' Mean?

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    right small update before the big one in the next week or so ;)

    LittleDevil is working on my phase unit all the way over in slovenia, and I have to give him credit, I must have been the most akward customer, constantly changing my mind and whatnot, so big thanks to you if you're reading this for being so understanding :p

    anyways, here are pics of the compressor (painted white)
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    And heres the compressor and condenser mounted:

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    Looking hot! (or cool, hehe)

    Also I've ditched the i7 920 and found a 950 which is a proven 5.2ghz chip, so hopefully we shall see some utterly epic benchmark scores :D

    stay tuned! thanks for looking!
     
  16. Guest-23315

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    I had an LD unit for a few weeks two years ago, fantastic little units :thumb:

    ( I think my condenser was a little bigger though)

    Oh, are you getting a controller with yours?
     
  17. retrogamer1990

    retrogamer1990 What does 'Stock' Mean?

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    yeah, its not yet finished, just progress pics ;)
     
  18. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looking really good, can't wait for more pics.
     
  19. retrogamer1990

    retrogamer1990 What does 'Stock' Mean?

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    i just pray to the gods of mod it fits without too much hassle
     
  20. SNiiPE_DoGG

    SNiiPE_DoGG Engineering The Extreme

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    Hey Retro, cant believe I missed this completely until now - looks great :thumb: :D
     

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