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Lian-Li PC-Q37 rebuild

by EdInk

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Details

Date Published

Oct. 12, 2017

Date Built

Oct. 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.91GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

43.0° C

Description

Thought to share a rebuild of my Lian-li Mini ITX build.

Got a deal on a used i7-7700K and Z270i motherboard and wanted a monoblock build just for the aesthetics while keeping the SFX form factor.

So here it is guys, my first attempt at multiple corners using PETG for the easier working of bends. Plan to redo in acrylic sometime over the Xmas when I get some spare time.

Bottom radiator has modified mounting points.

Thanks for viewing.

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Sonprep 2 points 2 months ago

lol look at all of those applications :) nice build tho

Crazycatman 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Nice Build! Also the C920 has a nice picture and video quality too! I use it also! +1

SlackPackSam 2 points 2 months ago

I am very happy you posted an update, this is by far, one of, if not THE best build on this site.

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Thanks pal

jcowell 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Wicked build!

customgtp 17 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

This is Tubetacular +1

Beautiful monitor too

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Thanks . You've done some awesome builds too.

Indrasil 2 points 2 months ago

So glad I've sold you this mobo! You've got yourself one of the best SFF builds I've ever seen.

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks man. I see you were hunting around for an SFX case for watercooling.

Vicepter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

How much did you pay for the used 7700k?

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Paid £220 but traded my 6700K for £190. Picked up motherboard for £120 sold Z170i for £90

Vicepter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Nice

nbgrissom 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

How much clearance do you have from the side panel and the 1080 waterblock?

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

0 (zero)mm. Thumbscrews tightened just enough to hold it in place without pressure on the block/motherboard. But I tend to leave the side open. I like caressing her insides

jsoutherland89 4 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Stunning. This build is downright amazing. Bravo on that loop!

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you

Ahsen 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Damn beautiful

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

You have a nice PC you have no fan on the radiator on the one that is all the way down this does not affect the temperature

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

During gaming sessions GPU temp peaks at 43C, CPU max temp is 55C, PCH 58C.

DominicBoccella 1 point 2 months ago

NICE

maverickvii 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Gorgeous build, so clean. Don't know the case very well, did you have to mod it to pass your tubing to the res or did it come ready for custom loop?

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks. yes, I had to mod case.

AngryAce 1 point 1 month ago

Bottom radiator has no fans pushing air though it?

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

passive cooling

Drgoku 1 point 1 month ago

Very nice build. Does the xspc tank reservoir and d5 pump fit in the back compartment with the side panel closed? I see the tank reservoir is 75mm wide but the sfx psu is 63.5mm. Is there enough clearance? I am thinking of getting this case but was not sure if a d5 pump would fit in the back with panel closed. Otherwise will have to go for ddc pump.

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

It's a snug fit but it closes without issues as the compartment measures just under 76mm. The power supply is about 10mm from the mid wall.

CdrNicholas 1 point 20 days ago

I’ve seen plenty of builds but I have never drooled over any of them as much as this.

Bought this case because of that and plan to make a loop, wondering if you have any tips or general insight? I’ve only ever done one basic open loop before but interested in PETG tubing for those perfect angles.

Cheers, this thing is a work of art.

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

I really appreciate your feedback, thank you.

If I had to do one thing different it is to keep the sleeved cables as short as possible, interferes with the pump/res combo.

Be ready for the unexpected if you are plan on modifying the case, had to drill new mount holes for the bottom radiator.

Do you plan on mounting pump/res in back or front compartment?

CdrNicholas 1 point 19 days ago

Of course, thanks for your response!

I dont think I'll be having the pump/res in the back, nor a passive radiator on the bottom. I think for sake of convenience I'll have the pump/res similar to how RyanEl has it here.

Did the passive radiator on the bottom make enough of a difference with your temperatures to be worth it? That is something I could try to do after I finish the first revision.

EdInk submitter 11 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

The passive rad was mainly to execute the loop design tbh but if memory serves me right the coolant temps dropped by 1-2C.

My loop design is having another revision lol. I designed a plexiblock which will replace the front glass.

RyanEl design is very neat.

CdrNicholas 2 points 16 days ago

Looking forward to seeing the next rebuild. Might be a bit before I can get my case, vendor said its coming out of Taiwan and apparently this case is (understandably so) very popular.

Thanks for your insight! I'll be sure to tag you or something once I've got mine completed. ;)