Subtle i7 Re-Build

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June 7th 2009
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Superb (7.8)
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Key Features:
High Rated Intel CPU NVIDIA Graphics Water-cooled
System Specs:
  • Lian Li PC-V1110, ASUS P6T Deluxe V2, Corsair TX-850 850W, i7 920 D0, XFX GTX275, Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB, OCZ Vertex SSD 60GB, Western Digital Green 500GB WD5000AACS, Swiftech Apogee GTZ, Swiftech MCP655-B, EK-Multioption Reservoir 100, Thermochill PA120.2 Radiator
Performed Mods:
Removed Swiftech MCR220-QP Radiator and Swiftech Res to improve cooling capacity and also decrease tubing lengths. Modified and repositioned rad bracket to mount the Thermochill rad, modified top of EK res to enable mouting through middle case partition via the port fill. Removed bottom drive cages, mounted radiator with custom bracket, installed radiator exhaust in side panel, moded drive cage to fit inside 5.25" bays, general cable management.
Improved cooling capacity and overall neatness due to large tubing lengths initially appearing cluttered.
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15 Comments on Subtle i7 Re-Build

#1
MRCL
I'll vote 8/10 as soon as I can. VERY clean, just a few minor details that could be better, but thats personal taste. Its a super build man!
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#2
Dia01
MRCL
I'll vote 8/10 as soon as I can. VERY clean, just a few minor details that could be better, but thats personal taste. Its a super build man!
Thanks mate. Curiously, what are the minor details as I have tried to complete as clean as possible build. The wire management could be improved I know but there is no room behind the mobo tray to loom cables due to the side panel being hard up against.
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#3
MRCL
Its really minor. The pink SATA cable, a clear one does not draw all atention to it. Same with the black zip tie on the tubing. A blue one would fit in more nicely.
And the fan grills look a little... stock.

But yes, personal taste, its still a killer build. I'm sure you put in a lot of work.
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#4
Dia01
MRCL
Its really minor. The pink SATA cable, a clear one does not draw all atention to it. Same with the black zip tie on the tubing. A blue one would fit in more nicely.
And the fan grills look a little... stock.

But yes, personal taste, its still a killer build. I'm sure you put in a lot of work.
All valid points,thanks ;)
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#5
daragez
very nice!...nice build man!...
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#6
_jM
Subtle it is! Very nice.. good to see a nice clean rig.. great hardware too :D

Tip: I would try and shorten your loop.. would help alot with the 240mm rad your using.. either way still a nice little beauty!
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#7
ty_ger
_jM
Subtle it is! Very nice.. good to see a nice clean rig.. great hardware too :D

Tip: I would try and shorten your loop.. would help alot with the 240mm rad your using.. either way still a nice little beauty!
Very well done!

The only way I can see that you could shorten the loop would be by rotating the radiator 180 degrees so that the fittings are right next to the pump and reservoir.
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#8
Dia01
ty_ger
Very well done!

The only way I can see that you could shorten the loop would be by rotating the radiator 180 degrees so that the fittings are right next to the pump and reservoir.
You're correct. There is not too much room to work with behind the PSU, I was lucky to get the res in behind there let alone rotating the rad, there is absolutely no play, she is tight because of the PSU cables, if I had chosen a modular PSU, maybe.
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#9
tzitzibp
nice to see that you follow good advice and improve your rig!

9/10
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#10
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
10! this is pro! The use of an ek res is clever indeed. Made it looked compact and tidy
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#11
pentastar111
You have got a really great rig there. 9/10....I really like this machine.
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#12
dr.rooke84
I voted 5/10 because:

it would look better with a window on the side and im not to keen on intel anymore
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#13
t77snapshot
dr.rooke84
I voted 5/10 because:

it would look better with a window on the side
I will admit I like window cases myself, but "sleepers" can be sick as well. Innocent on the outside and a beast on the inside! Very nice case man, looks great 8/10
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#14
Dia01
t77snapshot
I will admit I like window cases myself, but "sleepers" can be sick as well. Innocent on the outside and a beast on the inside! Very nice case man, looks great 8/10
Exactly, that was the aim, no flashy lights, no windows etc.
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