Project Apocrypha - Modded and Watercooled PC-O9

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Weston Bahr
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Project Apocrypha - Modded and Watercooled PC-O9

Hey! This is my first post on here, the first of many! You may have seen this build on LTT, PCP, or elsewhere, but this log will have the whole story eventually!

Once I finish organizing them, Im going to add a ton of photos from the build process. Lots of modding, sleeving, Vue cleanup, and watercooling progress photos. Ill likely log them as a sort of backlog of them.


A black, purple, and silver PC with purple accents. I wanted to go all out with the modding and aesthetics. This led to mod after mod, rebuild after rebuild, and lets just say, quite the budget overture. It took nearly a year and three iterations (for various reasons), but its done for now, and I loved the entire experience. There were setbacks, several hardware failures, and lots of late nights, but I learned so much. I watercooled for the first time, 3D printed for the first time, learned to use new power tools, and this build is what got me started on my journey towards becoming a modder, cable sleever, and PC enthusiast.

The name was inspired by 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.


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!


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.


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

4tb Seagate HDD

Aquacomputers Aquaero 6xt with heatsink and custom shroud


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

Aquacompters Inline filter, two Splitty9s

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

**Miscellanious and tools used**

Mod One Sleeved Sata cables x7
Darkside RGB strips x3
Darkside UV strip x1
Corsair Commander Pro
Corsair RGB strips x1 (Gave 3x and the node to a buddy after getting the commander)

Dremel 3000 with lots of cutoff disks
Skil Saw
Orbital sander
files, sandpaper, clamps, etc
Hand drill
Step bits


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
Color(s): Black Purple Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build


This build participated in 1 contest.


$ 195.00
AMD - Ryzen 7 (1700X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
ASUS - Maximus VIII Formula
Chipset: Z170
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
$ 429.00
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Interface: PCIe x16
$ 119.00
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
$ 243.40
Corsair - HX750i
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
$ 151.19
Lian Li - PC-O9WX
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 78.00
$ 277.69
$ 364.81
Dell - UltraSharp (U2718Q)
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Corsair - K70 RGB
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
$ 69.99
Logitech - MX Master 2S (Gray)
Interface: Wireless
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