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Old 13-01-17, 10:56 PM
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Project Arcturus by PEXON

Welcome
this transmission
from a fallen star
otherwise known as Arcturus




CASE:- Lian Li PC-V1000L
MOTHERBOARD:- MSI Z270 Gaming M5
CPU:- i5 6600K (7700K TBA)
GPU:- SLI MSI GTX 980Ti 6G GAMING or MSI GTX 1070 FE
RAM:- Crucial 16GB Sport DDR4
SSD #1:- Intel 600P M.2
SSD #2:- Crucial MX300 525GB
HDD:- Samsung M8 500GB 2.5"
PSU:- Silverstone Strider 750W or SuperFlower LEADEX Titanium 750W


Hello! Time for another build log. Off the back of my Overwatch build, I was itching to start a new build, something a little different this time, no theme really, just a nice, clean and sleek build; only one chassis brand to help me achieve this... Lian Li. My first big project was a Lian Li and I have been wanting to build in one for a while, the PC-V1000L caught my eye and got the creative juices flowing.

Lets get the case out of the box.









inb4 it looks like a Macintosh



Easy LAN access with those wheels!



Original plan was to go for MDPC-X Platinum Grey and Shade 19, but I am still unsure as the idea is to keep it clean and simple; however, it may need some colour later on down the line

First up, sleeving those USB 3.0 front panel headers







Light is bad on the following photos (sorry)! I ordered some aluminium angle and some plexi to mock up a lightbox/ midplate and mother board tray cover





I have some more pictures to add this weekend, just waiting for them to upload on imgur!

Happy weekend! See you soon.

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Old 14-01-17, 05:59 AM
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Looks nice and promising Waiting for more
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Old 14-01-17, 06:18 AM
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Oh goody another build to follow
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Old 14-01-17, 10:55 AM
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One to keep an eye on. Plenty of lovely sleeving to be seen too I'm sure
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Old 14-01-17, 01:05 PM
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I do love the style of these Lian Li boxes, but they're just so damn expensive. Looking forward to seeing what you're going to do with this.
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Old 14-01-17, 02:13 PM
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Cheers guys!

I have some interesting plans for the sleeving, hopefully another update tonight Obviously with us being an official MDPC-X supplier, there will be an abundance of sexy grey sleeving. The Shade 19 fits the motherboard heatsinks almost to perfection, the Platinum Grey will be a nice contrast with the case as its not 100% identical, a little darker, but still fits the overall look very well indeed.

The case is gorgeous Sheroo! The build quality is as good as ever with Lian Li, every rivet and bent panel is perfection. They are pricey, but I wanted to go back to my roots that started out my sleeving adventure and I thought it would be like a right of passage Lots of room for activities in there for sure; the lightbox/ mid plate and the right side of the motherboard will allow me to get a hefty front mount rad in and do some nice work with the 24 pin and SATA cables
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Old 14-01-17, 02:27 PM
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Oooo, very nice. Consider me Subbed.

Love the old-school Mac-like aesthetic.
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As promised, here is another update

I order a sheet of 6mm thick aluminium for the midplate, but when I picked this up from Overclockers on Friday afternoon and installed it in the case, it wont work, its way to thick...



I went with the M5 as the dark grey heatsinks and reasonable sleek visuals will suit the build better than most of the new Z270 boards from any vendor, so many RGBs. The XPower board would have been great, but 350 for a Z270 is a little too much for me, maybe if I was going X99, but hey.









I will be reusing some Crucial RAM from a previous build, the white heatsinks will add some nice contrast to the black/ anthracite mobo



I think I will remove the stickers once the boards been tested etc



Next up, some drilling. I wanted to create a nice clean look for the cables, namely the 24 pin as I am still undecided on the SATA cables, or if I should go all M2 SSDs or go for an external NAS.... Anyway, I used a cable comb as a guide and drilled through the plexi mobo tray and case with a 3.5mm drill bit, luckily there wasn't any chipping of the plexi, I took it nice and slow.



NOTE:- SLEEVING COLOUR is not the final product, just some spare wires I had ready sleeved







It needs some filing to neaten up a little (but I cant find my round jewelers files). With that said, I am really happy with the result using an old Makita 240v drill lol



I realllly like Vanilla sands, it was my original idea to go with Plat grey and VS, but I don't think I can make it work.

Anyway, cheers for looking!
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Old 16-01-17, 09:12 AM
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oh wow, where'd you find that Li Li? that's still one of my all-time favourite cases.

This build's gonna be mega!
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It was the last one Overclockers had in stock

Another update tonight, got some sexy sleeving work on the 24 pin and 8 pin CPU cables
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