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Project Apocrypha - Casemods and Hardline - 1700X - 1080ti - Lian Li PC-O9

by Voxels-box

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Date Published

May 9, 2018

Date Built

April 28, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

Description

Edit- Fixed the post formatting for readability

Edit2- The 2nd and 3rd image are new to show the RGB led strip added to the GPU block. I also topped off the res. The led strip was sleeved in silver and I cover the back in silver vinyl.

Concept:

A black and silver PC with purple accents through lighting and the case. I wanted to go all out with the modding and aesthetics. I built this because I wanted to make a lengthy project out of it. /Edit/ the name came from the anime Fate/Apocrypha, but that’s the only thing they share. I just clicked with the name, but the build isn’t themed after the show.

Usecase:

I do 3D modeling, sculpting, and some rendering in Blender/Maya/Zbrush, so the 8 core cpu and 1080ti work well for that. My fiancee also does gaming and regular PC stuff on it, so it works nicely for gaming as well.

Id like to give a huge shoutout and my thanks to Kevin J for the photos, and to Jeff H for doing the 3D printing for me!

Timeline:

4/2017: Started ordering parts

7/2017: Version one complete. Funds ran out from medical bills so I used an air 1050ti temporarily

11/2017: V2 complete. Added the 1080ti, did more mods

1/18: The primochill Vue coolant caused massive damage to the loop. Those issues are documented on LTTs forums

5/18: All mods are complete, and the loop redone. Lots of stuff changed.

Core:

Lian Li PC-O9 with mods

AMD Ryzen 1700X at 3.9ghz

Asus Strix Crosshair VI

Asus Strix 1080ti

Corsair HX750i with custom cables and 3D printed cablecombs

Corsair 32gb RGB Ram 3000mhz

Samsung 960 EVO 500gb w/ EK Nickel Heatsink

PNY 500gb ssd

3x3tb Toshiba HDD in Raid 0

2x2tb Seagate HDD in Raid 1

Aquacomputers Aquaero 6xt with heatsink and custom shroud

Watercooling:

EKWB 1080ti Strix waterblock

EKWB Asus X370 Crosshair Hero VI monoblock

360 EKWB PE radiator

360 Bitspower Leviathan extreme slim radiator

Singularity Computers D5 pump top/cover/reservoir combo

Aquacomputers D5 pump with Aquabus

Aquacomputers Aquaero 6XT

Primochill PETG

Primochill hardline fittings

Primochill Flex tube

misc bitspower, alpha cool and barrow angled fittings

Water in/out temp sensors hidden in shroud

Primochill True UV purple clear

Mods:

Custom auto paint on right side of chassis (done by designsbydaneen)

Painted the middle bar of the case silver

Added a vertical gpu mount using thick aluminum and a pcie bracket from Mountain Mods

Replaced the cable grommets right of the mobo with an aluminum bar to create new holes

Painted the corsair HD120 fan housings silver

Due to paint damage, I sanded all the paint off of the EK 360. Decided that I liked the bare aluminum so I didnt repaint it.

Created a custom shroud to house the aquaero 6xt. The shroud also houses some of the liquid cooling runs (all fittings)

3D modeled and 3D printed a screwless mount for the aquaero. Printed by Jeff H.

Created a cable hiding panel in the rear section

Sleeved the 24 pin, 8 + 8 pin, 8 + 4 pin, fan cables, lighting cables, etc.

Modeled and printed cable combs. Printed by Jeff again.

Added an Aquacomputer inline filter to the front of the case. Had it on hand so I added it. I know its not needed.

Added a new power switch

Replaced the top I/O with a single USB 3.1 Type C port

Replaced the red Lian Li logo LED with an RGB one.

Added lots of RGB and UV stuff

Comments Sorted by:

JCMsergox 4 Builds 21 points 11 months ago

Feature or riot.

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 5 points 11 months ago

Most definitely. There have been a ton of awesome builds lately but his tops them all.

HazordouSam 11 points 11 months ago

Well, i wanted to riot but I guess not :(

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 5 points 11 months ago

Lol

(hop aboard the free karma express)

HazordouSam 5 points 11 months ago

RIOT

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

R I O T

JCMsergox 4 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

No riot needed, build is featured.

So much karma...

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

Went and farma dat karma.

Amd-Ryzen-Pro 11 points 11 months ago

1+ for Sneke with legs

Samuel_Gadient 6 points 11 months ago

Can it run the new avengers movie @1080p low settings @60 fps?

Memo1010 1 Build 9 points 11 months ago

no, that would need at least an intel core 2 duo with a gt 220. No way man

Samuel_Gadient 3 points 11 months ago

That’s sad

VexGTFO 3 points 11 months ago

hahah

KurtKurtson 3 Builds 5 points 11 months ago

Feature!!

Russkie69 3 Builds 5 points 11 months ago

15 minutes could save you 15% on your car PC insurance. GEICO get a quote

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I am actually planning on insuring it! Along with my fiancee's engagement ring lol

Russkie69 3 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Congrats both on the fiancee and the feature!

You made an incredibly beautiful PC without going all RGB, which is quite rare these days. I definitely dig the silver-grey and purple theme, those colors compliment each other perfectly and you've done amazing work with the cable management and sleeving.

I also wanted to know if it was it hard to sleeve your own cables or is it just more time consuming?

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you very much! :D The sleeving was both difficult and time consuming, but it was incredibly rewarding and fun! It felt great to look at the cables and know that I made them myself, even if they weren’t perfect. I also really enjoyed learning the process, trying it, and then developing my own techniques to combat the issues I ran into. For instance, with black heat shrink I found it hard to tell when to stop the heat. So I went to frys and managed to find transparent heatshrink, which meant that I could see when the sleeve was melting. I’m actually thinking of making a tutorial video on my experience. While challenging, it was a great experience, and is worth doing if you have the time/patience and don’t mind spending more money to get all the supplies and tools.

pabloroja 1 Build 3 points 11 months ago

WOW, WOW, WOW. That is showcase quality, art gallery-ready, an elevated work of art as well as a functioning computer. Well done amigo. #8)

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you for your kind words! :D

metakortex 3 points 11 months ago

PC Builder uses Arc Reactors instead of case fans. WIN in my book.

Congrats on the feature!

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Hahaha! Thanks!

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

HOLY MOLY

Branaldo 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

I'm jelly! Very gorgeous build.

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you very much!

Polkayman 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Absolutely Beautiful this one needs to be featured for sure!!!!!!

calebzhou138 2 points 11 months ago

feature or error

APhi11_3 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Amazing deal on the 27 inch monitor.

AzuresFlames 2 points 11 months ago

Gimme gimme! U-U

AlexDMV 2 points 11 months ago

Feature incoming

MannyPCs 2 points 11 months ago

This is hardline beautiful.

+1

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Upvote for lizard and sick bends.

And what is the display below the GPU?

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you kindly :) The display is an Aquaero 6XT. It’s mounted in an acrylic shroud with a 3D printed bracket.

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Wow... that’s pretty cool.

SavageVector 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Really good looking build. The glass front is really unusual, and works really well. I'm not sure if I like the top as the inlet (I think that's how you have it set up), but three fans can easily overpower any convection.

The built-in LCD display is sick. I saw you mention that you were still messing around with it; but I think adding a display for flow-rate would be cool. I figure having temps before and after radiator is already a little excessive, so I don't think it would crowd out the screen with excessively useless information.

+1 for lizard.

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you! It is top intake in a pull config, but temps have been great, and the dust hasnt been bad. The software is really powerful, but it is not too well documented, and the UI offers no help for the users. Currently the screen is just cycling through the stats. The water in, water out, shroud ambient, and rear ambient are what Id want to display. I wasnt able to add a flow meter, so sadly thats the one stat I cant display

SavageVector 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Hey, as long is it works.

Too bad about the software on the LCD; it does seem like a really cool way to display basic information about your PC's function. Too bad about the flow meter, but the temps are more important, anyway. In the future, I hope to see compatibility and software that can display much more info in real-time. The thought of a single-bar graph on a liquid CPU header that gets higher as your CPU usage goes up, and changes color with your CPU's temps, makes my mouth water.

Until then; I said it before and I'll say it again, breathtaking build.

vegaspimp22 3 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

dangit....now I see your gonna give me a run for my money for feature next month, and you might get it with this very nice build, im impressed. Congrats. (That corsair lighting and the node pros are sweet right? There in my build too). Evil Elegance is my build, if you end up checking it out.

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you very much! Ive been following your build on LTT, and actually I just caught up on your thread minutes before I saw your comment haha Thank you for the kind words

MORPHEUS1986 7 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

beautiful looks

HazelRelic 2 points 11 months ago

FEAUTURE this build is amazing a build from god himself everything is perfect props for having the same RAM as me and if you got the money toss a extra 1080ti in that monster overall Great build and GREAT job. And i must say the purple is amazing it looks like a black light.

DataNull 2 points 11 months ago

the cup on your table is the best part of this build tbh

benaccess3 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Really beautiful job man. Not much left to be desired here. +100

squidamint 2 points 11 months ago

It's a PC, and we know how they work, but the art of this design exudes a sense of mystery and sci-fi.

It's okay to confess; aliens in the night brought this to you!

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

The aliens didnt bring it! I AM the alien! lol Thank you for the kind words :D

rayepez 4 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Awesome! This needs to be featured! So clean!

Essemkay 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Mordred is the best saber. Dope build.

Inndee 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

You know you're a try-hard when you hard-line tube the basement/back of the case XD.

Beautiful build. Congrats on the feature.

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you! Haha, I did indeed try hard!

LonghornAlamo2040 2 points 11 months ago

So this is what Lord Gaben uses...

skyrise 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

A true beauty!

TettenMan 7 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

That is a nice build bro

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you!

NickM_Potato 2 points 11 months ago

The best part about the whole build is the lizard, haha. All joking aside, though, this build is sick.

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Is that little screen built in?

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

It’s an Aquaero 6XT, and it handles all the monitoring and fan controls for the system. I’m still setting up the software, but it’s a really neat device!

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Cool, thanks!

FatBoyJD 6 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I like it because it's purple and over-the-top. My only question is: why name it Apocrypha? +1

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Thank you :) I had watched Fate/Apocrypha around the time of the final rebuild, and the name really stuck with me. The build itself isn’t themed for the show, just borrowed the name

xLikeke 1 point 11 months ago

Sick, but why didnt you go with the lian li dynamic version?

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you! I started this build almost a year ago, so the dynamic wasn’t anywhere near release. I really love the dynamic from the reviews, but it wouldn’t have worked because I needed the larger drive capacity of the PC-O9. I have 5 3.5in drives and a 2.5in ssd tucked away in the back. The ability to hide those drives is what convinced me to get the O9 originally

calebzhou138 1 point 11 months ago

Why so much storage?

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I gathered the drives over several years. I retain all my working files for my art, so those can pile up quick. An average blend file is a few hundred mb. I have the 3x3tb drives in Raid 0, and the 2x2tb in raid 1 for backups of the OS and the art drive (the 2.5in ssd) I’ve found that using an SSD for my working files really speeds some things up.

MichealJoeden 1 point 11 months ago

Nice build

customgtp 24 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Wow!!

customgtp 24 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

I can't believe I'm saying this....but I only have one complaint... or suggestion really. An led strip on the gpu water block would or will look really nice! I have them on my 2 builds and it looks really good! Amazing build...top notch high quality system you have!!

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

Youre absolutely right, and I actually have a darkside RGB strip on the way from PPCs! It arrives tomorrow, and itll definitely be going in that exact spot. I had tried to wire my own using the leftover 8inch strip from the front logo, but my soldering iron broke. Thank you!

customgtp 24 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Yeah my bykski wires broke on mine, they break too easy. I replaced it with a uv one and it looked better that the stock one.

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I added that LED strip in. The pictures are updated if you want to see

customgtp 24 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Yes definitely!! Looks great

customgtp 24 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Congrats!!

DRogGTX 1 point 11 months ago

+1 for the lizard.

Lord_Ballyhoo 1 point 11 months ago

Is that a Skink or a gecko?

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

They are both leopard geckos. The 2 year old is Vega, and the 4 month old is named Lyra.

OscarGolf 1 point 11 months ago

why the 1700x? why not go with intel for this budget

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I wanted more cores/threads, since intel didn’t have a mainstream 8 core, plus the value was great. In retrospect, I would have used a 1950X if I had known that the budget would become as big as it did.

2dave7270 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Nice build, but how're the thermals in this? Wanted to know because I wanted to use this case in a future build. Also plus respect

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you! I haven’t done much formal thermal testing, but temps have seemingly been good so far. The case ambient is usually about 26.5C, and I have yet to see the fluid temp rise about 30C. The Cpu fluctuates but I think the top temp I saw was about 42C. I don’t remember the GPU temps. I’ll be doing some more formal benchmarks soon

DBKLYN83 1 point 11 months ago

Nice Build. Curious what desk is that you are using?

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks! It’s a semi custom mahogany desk that I originally bought at a random furniture overstock store in Sacramento CA. It originally had a hutch, but I eventually removed all but the top and used IKEA legs to make a monitor riser.

droem 1 point 11 months ago

What is that system status screen in the case? Where did you find it? Great build, I love the colors. +1

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Its an Aquaero 6xt from Aquacomputers. Its a screen, but its main abilities are fan, pump, and other WC part controls. It has some software for creating all the fan/pump curves and stuff. Thank you!

droem 1 point 11 months ago

Huh, is that the only one on the market, because I seen them in YouTube videos but with colored and customizable screens.

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Some people use small screens that use an hdmi connection, and build that into their PCs. This is a different type of device, as it is more than a screen. On the other side is molex power, four 4pin pwm headers, usb, “Aquabus” to the pump, led controls, and more.

Svenzorz 1 point 11 months ago

meh, you could have gotten an RGB lizard for like $30 more....

lol jk build is sick!

eeem1214 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

i cant tell if its blue or purple

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

All the lights, fluid, and right side paint are purple. The fluid is Primochill UV purple, and for some reason it turns blue when lit, even without UVs

Flyrobot27 1 point 11 months ago

Amazing Build! One small question: why didn't you go for zen+ (ryzen 2000)?

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I explained more in another response, but I bought the Cpu mid last year. I didn’t want to upgrade just yet

westwandaguys 1 point 11 months ago

nice

felohany 1 point 11 months ago

i'm just wondering how u got that 4k monitor for 168 bucks

joshsc7 1 point 9 months ago

Nice build!! how are you finding the dell monitor so far?

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you! Ive been enjoying it so far! My fiancee has been using it for gaming with no issues, and I use it for Blender and other 3D programs. I am happy with it!

joshsc7 1 point 9 months ago

Fantastic that’s exactly what I’m planning to use the monitor for! Thanks

baliukas 1 Build 0 points 11 months ago

such a budget cpu and monitors for that beutiful build

xLikeke 1 point 11 months ago

Its not really budgeting he just got some good deals on them.

baliukas 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Ok, not budget, mid range... but for that build extra 100 $ to cpu and couple houndreds for monitor its not a big deal.

xLikeke 1 point 11 months ago

thats called a good deal

Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

As xLikeke said, I got lucky with some Craigslist postings and managed to talk down the prices. I sold a second LG ultrawide to buy that Dell 4K, so it actually ended up being a net cost of about $40 Thanks!

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Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

That would be very fun! Thank you!

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Voxels-box submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I bought the processor mid last year, and didn’t feel the need to upgrade