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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:05   #1
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Here we go, this is going to be my first proper build/modification that I have spend some good money on. Sure it isn't the highest of end systems out there, but it is fine for a good ol' Counter Strike: Source session and some film making.

So here we go, here is the case:





Changing the front fan to an Apache Black, will do the same for the back when Overclockers UK have more stock which should hopefully be soon.

I have also removed the hard drive cage as I am going to be using Intel SSD's.







I have a Blu-Ray drive to install, so here it is, plus a Lian Li modification kit to make it match the front of the case nicely.









Here comes the lovely Gigabyte z68 UD4, can you guess I am going for a black theme here? - Will be worth it as the side panel will eventually have a window.





Motherboard not fitted in yet, finding it hard to align the stand off screws with it.





So here we are so far, more to come, got some Intel SSD's and WD Black Hard Drive to put in and obviously the other bits too. Will update when more has been done!

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:07   #2
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Nice gotta be the best looking motherboard gigabyte have done yet

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:07   #3
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Looks like a lovely case, I was thinking of this for a build aswell, but was unsure on the front mounted PSU. Let us know how you get on with it.

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:08   #4
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Looking good, just use a crow bar to position the motherboard

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:10   #5
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wooo I love the a05nb

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:10   #6
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Looking good, just use a crow bar to position the motherboard
Yeah, I am too scared of breaking it.

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:14   #7
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That motherboard is actually beautiful.

What are you planning to do to make the build look pretty? Any spraying, braiding or anything like that?
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:14   #8
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The case looks stunning, I love Lian Li's!

Nice motherboard by the way. Z68's look very impressive from what i've seen so far.

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:16   #9
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Very stylish! I think everyone agrees that is a nice looking mobo! Seems like this is going to be a nice build,

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:20   #10
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It's gonna be nice and sleek I can tell!
The case doesn't have a side window though. It would be a shame to hide the beauty of the internals, esp. with that motherboard!


I pushed your mum onto my stack.
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:29   #11
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This is one of the babies that is going in there.

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:34   #12
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Nice Lucky you haha

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:36   #13
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Looking good mate, I like the plain and simple cases like that.
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 18:43   #14
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Very nice looking build, I love the clean lines of the case.

On a completely random note, your username - I've been reading it in my head as "five you bee", just realised it should be read as "sub".

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 19:02   #15
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Very nice looking build, I love the clean lines of the case.

On a completely random note, your username - I've been reading it in my head as "five you bee", just realised it should be read as "sub".
Oh yeah! I've been reading it the same haha

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 19:23   #16
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Looks great so far, I love that style.

The UD4 is very sexy

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 19:30   #17
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The IO shield may need changing, not really the dark theme is it.



Backplate... Not sure what to do with the sticky part on the back side, might try and take that off and remove the stickiness off with thermal paste cleaner.



IC Diamond with a nice little cooler fitted, nice match to the case I think. Just need another Apache Black, one for the fan and one for the back of the case.






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Old 4th Jul 2011, 19:44   #18
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welcome to the intel elmcrest elite!

superb hardware choices too

gigabyte board looking sleek in there too. looking forward to seeing this in the flesh 5UB
always been a massive fan of this case

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Is the front fan set to exhaust and the rear fan an intake?
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 19:57   #20
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welcome to the intel elmcrest elite!

superb hardware choices too

gigabyte board looking sleek in there too. looking forward to seeing this in the flesh 5UB
always been a massive fan of this case
Thank you matey. I will make sure I bring it to the HQ in towards the end of the build.

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Is the front fan set to exhaust and the rear fan an intake?
Sure is.

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 20:00   #21
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Got the board in and screwed down then

What CPU are you using, I'm probably being daft and missed it!

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Got the board in and screwed down then

What CPU are you using, I'm probably being daft and missed it!
Yeah, I think I have missed a couple of screws, but will sort that soon. Having a break now and will do some more tomorrow evening.

The processor is the i5 2500k.

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 20:06   #23
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Nice to see someone else using the A05, I've had one for a few years now and it's cracking

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Yeah, I think I have missed a couple of screws, but will sort that soon. Having a break now and will do some more tomorrow evening.

The processor is the i5 2500k.
In the past I kept the screws loose, which allowed slight movement of the motherboard and allowed to get the other screws in, also I found the metal clips on the rear I/O ports push the board back which was annoying

Nice CPU

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Subbed to the thread, I really like the idea of what your doing 5UB.

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 21:05   #26
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What do you guys think I should do to the backplate?

Right I have peeled it off, and the sticky bit is still on the backplate, so I will rub some thermal remover on it to take it off.

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Old 4th Jul 2011, 21:12   #27
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Spray the backplate black. Looking very nice, the motherboard looks fantastic. Normally im not keen on the bare aluminium internals on Lian Li's, but in this its a nice contrast with the board and the apache blacks.

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Black motherboards look seriously nice and I agree with setter in regards to spraying it black. I'd probably also spray the aluminium internals black as well depending on what sort of lighting your considering inside it (cathodes? LEDs?)
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Old 4th Jul 2011, 21:25   #29
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That motherboard looks sleek. and would love to buy one of those Intel SSD's , if only the wallet permitted
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Thank you everyone for the feedback and comments.

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