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Completed lowfat's Big Lian Li.

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If I were really worried about temps I wouldn't be using an LTX for a waterblock. But really I don't think the extra few degrees makes much of a difference.


This FINALLY showed up today. Was supposed to be delivered two days ago. I rather dislike Canada Post, always try to avoid using them whenever possible.
 

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Nice stuff. I thought they said that the Titan/780 blocks weren't compatible with the 780Ti? Glad to see you make it work.
 

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Nice stuff. I thought they said that the Titan/780 blocks weren't compatible with the 780Ti? Glad to see you make it work.
In EK's words they aren't 'safely' compatible. I had to dremel some of the acrylic. If you look at the picture w/ the block, on the far right there are some caps. The top capacitor prevented the block from mounting. I had to dremel the area there to get it to fit. You can ever so slightly see the tool marks. I tried to sand and polish it but there still is a few marks left. I'll have to sand down to 800 grit to fix next time I take the block off.

The GTX780Ti has a few more VRMs than the non-Ti. They don't make proper contact w/ the block. So I had to use a few thicker thermal pads. Took a few hours to figure out the heights and were to place them. But in the end it saves me $150 so it was worth it.

This card is an absolute beast. 1351/3875MHz isn't a problem. I can game/fold/bench at that clockspeed. Although I can't take it any higher w/o issues. Can't wait till Afterburner actually supports it and I can crank the voltage.
 

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Repolished my GPU block and pump today. Forgot to take pics though. The nickel once again has a mirror finish. I had a moment of creativity this morning and this is the outcome....



 

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Good news!

The end result will look awesome i'm sure!!!
I hope so. This really is the first time I've done replacement panels from scratch. Besides a drill I'll be doing it all by hand too. :blarg:

Picked up some 2.25mm thick aluminum locally today.

Marked where to cut for the backplate.


Hmm. Might even attempt to make a clean motherboard tray. Should be just enough.


Cutting w/ the nibbler. This aluminum is twice the thickness of the 'max' size for the nibbler. It works but it definitely is straining on the hands. :(


 

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