HARDWARE: Intel Core i7-4930K LGA2011 Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB DDR3 Memory Kit 4x4Gb (x2) EVGA GeForce GTX 780ti (dual sli) Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Modular Power Supply Samsung 850 Pro Series 1TB 2.5in SSD Western Digital WD Black WD3003FZEX 3TB (x2) WATER COOLING: EK CoolStream WE 540 Triple Radiator EK CoolStream PE 360 Triple Radiator Bitspower ASUS RAMPAGE IV BLACK Water Block Set - Acrylic / Black Bitspower Nvidia GTX 780 Ti Water Block - Nickel Plated / Clear (x2) Bitspower HDD Acrylic Liquid Cooling Block - Clear (x2) CASE: Lian Li PC-V2120X ____________________________________________ Hi everyone. Been floating around here for some time, bout time i joined the party. This is my latest project with a case I've been meaning to work on for some time now. What's happened to Lian Li mods!? They used to be everywhere and now so rare. Anyway, here's mine and I better get moving before my hardware becomes obsolete . I made most of my purchases around mid last year with the intention of starting a new water-cooled build around that time. Unfortunately, life simply got in the way. This is why I decided to name the build "FAR BEYOND DRIVEN". That and the fact that its one of my favorite Pantera albums of all time . I didn't bother taking any pics of the stock case, I just simply got straight into tearing the thing down and cutting it up. Hope you all enjoy. ____________________________________________ Like most Lian Li cases, the 2120 splits into two parts. Here's the front which will accommodate the 540 (triple 180) radiator. I actually designed everything in Sketchup first, down to the last mm. Then printed out on white adhesive paper to get my measurements spot on. I made my cuts on a tile cutting flat bed and replaced the blade with an aluminum cutting one. Here's the back... The central hub for this build will consist of the following three parts. These three parts, once screwed together will re-route cabling & water tubing in one confined space. The two outer pieces are aluminum. The middle piece is 10mm thick black acrylic. Yellow lines indicate the flow of cabling. And finally everything together. The yellow arrows in the above picture is where the motherboard tray will slide in and out. The six larger holes to the left will re-route the water tubing. Once the design was complete, I sent the dxf files to my local laser cutter. Then got started on the acrylic piece. To get the straightest possible thread tapped, I only slightly clamped the tap. Once the tap made its first few threads and stopped spinning i was able to release it freely and do the rest by hand. Milled out sections for cable routing. Got all three pieces back from the laser cutter and couldn't be happier. I countersunk everything on the backside... Used these temporary screws for the front. I'll maybe use some dome head screws when complete. This is how it bolts underneath the case. There's actually four of these m6 bolts. Finally coming together now. The stock Lian Li slide out mobo tray. Probably the only internal piece I'm gonna use. Except for that back piece. Because I cut open the back of the case, this piece will no longer fit. But i have plans for a much larger and cleaner looking panel. Below is another idea i had to keep everything somewhat functional as well. Having a smaller compartment that you can access at any time for making fan and led connections. The arrows above is where the 24 pin, gpu & cpu power cables will flow out from. All other cables hide internally. Guh! I had the below piece cut with 15mm thick aluminum, when i needed 12mm. Not sure what i was thinking but that extra 3mm does not work. So back to the mill. Got me one of these autonomous farbwerk RGB controllers that I'll be using with the Darkside led strip. Nice and snug. Although, after some test fitting i found that i could no longer put on the back panel of the case. The above whole piece was obstructing the back panel "push in" clips. So i had to notch out some aluminum... Bolt everything back in place... Everything coming together now. I'm still deciding whether to get the case re-anodized or painted. But its most certainly gonna be black. Thanks for checking this out, still plenty to do. Cheers.