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Work in progress Lian Li PC-V359 W/C Build

mello_newf

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Been working on this off and on with a limited budget for months now. I think I have made enough progress to start posting my work log. :thumb:


Hardware

Case
- Lian Li PC-V359
Motherboard - Asus Maximus VI Gene
CPU - i7 4770 / 4790 (sourcing)
RAM - 4x4GB Mushkin Redline 2133 DDR3
GPUs - SLI Evga GTX 680 SC
HDD - 4TB (sourcing)
SSD - PNY PRO 240GB
PSU - XFX 850W Pro (might change)

Cooling Components

CPU Block - EK Supremacy Nickel / Plexi
GPU Blocks - EK FC-680 + Nickel Plexi / Acetal w/ Plexi parallel sli bridge
RAM Block - EK-RAM Monarch Nickle Plexi 4 Slot w/ EK RAM Modules
Mobo Block - EK M6G Nickle Plexi
Radiators - 2X 240mm X 60mm (1X AlphaCool UT60 - 1X XSPC RX240)
Fans - 3X Noctua NF-F12 3000RPM - 2X ProLima Vortex 12 400-1300RPM
Fittings - Bitspower Shining Silver 7/16 X 5/8 Compression, Extenders, Rotary Adapters, Ball Valve, Air Release
Tube - Promochill White
Pump - D5 W/ Koolance pump base / res combo
Reservoir - Bitspower Z Multi 150


Notes

Dual 120mm Side Panel Fan Mounts
-Can support a slim (30mm thick) style 240 rad with 2x 20-25mm thick fans (both sides)
*exceeding a total thickness of 55mm per rad will cause clearance issues with the back mounted 120mm fan, cpu block, and GPU (depending on board and PCI-E slot spacing having a card on the bottom PCI-E slot with cause clearance issues with the rad, might get away with 25-30mm rad & 15mm fans on that side)*

Flipping the side panels to mount rad under mobo tray requires the following :blarg:
-Remove mobo risers from tray (space with very thin nylon washers)
-Relocate mobo tray supports from front of case towards the center of the tray (add 10mm spacers)
-Drill holes at back side of case 10mm up to attach back side of mobo tray
-Grind/cut 3-4mm up the IO cutout in the back of case
-Remove HDD & Front mounted 120mm fan
-Remove PSU mount, HDD cage magnet, side panel stabilizer x2
-Remove front mount USB / Audio *slightly slimmer rad would avoid this :(
-Extend (cut) back existing PSU cutout to far side of back panel
-Mount PSU in back middle
-Mount HHD/SSD under mobo tray
-Mount pump/Res onto right side panel


Case Layout







Marking The Case For Cutting






Hardware And Water Components










Cut Pieces Of Side & Back Panel (Mobo Tray Still Needs Work)



 

DTI

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How's the build coming. its a nice looking case wish I would of purchased this one
 

mello_newf

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How's the build coming. its a nice looking case wish I would of purchased this one
It's coming along, waiting on some stuff from china that's holding up a few things. Just popped in to post a small update :thumb:
And yeah I dug this case when I first saw it, was hoping it would require a little less modding to get the rads under the mobo tray, but other than that it's been solid and comes apart like a champ.

First up I cleaned the frosting off the GPU, SLI, CPU blocks. CPU was done when I purchased just gave it a polish. Wanted consistency with the clean CSQ RAM & MOBO blocks :biggrin:
Shout out to Lowfat for the awesome guide
LINK








Second, I got the fan controller mounted on the side panel and a quick shot of the back of the case (PSU cables will be a pain, but it's all going to be hiden under the mobo tray)... Ill see what I can do. :blarg:



 

DTI

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Kind of cheated and put the rad outside the case have to pick up more acrylic tube went through
9 feet then gave up need more practice back to flexible tube, but its a nice looking case good luck with mounting those rads on the bottom lots of work
 

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mello_newf

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Thanks bud like the build looking good.

Trying to source a CPU and HHD and I can dive back into this. All the mods are ready just finished the mobo tray (cutting the lips) Expect updates soon
 

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