Description

Second build, finally convinced a friend to join PCMR with me. His only demand was RGB, more specifically, blue. I had proposed a build using PCPP, he was on board, so we went to Micro Center and purchased everything.

Being that cosmetics were a priority, I recommended the Lian-Li case because of the double glass panels. I had always liked the way this case looked in photos, and it definitely does not disappoint. Very easy to remove all panels, sturdy construction, easy cable management.

We went the Ryzen route because of my personal experience with the i5-8600k. The slight sacrifice in FPS was worth it for the ability to multi-task, I run into issues running multiple programs while gaming in 1440p.

Asus ROG motherboard and GPU was just the best deal offered, which is why we chose those specific products. My only recommendation on the GPU was an RTX2060, reason being that benchmarks prove it to be =/+ a 1070Ti.

RAM choice was heavily weighed by RGB, the ability to sync with Aura, and the fact that I use it myself.

860 Evo SSD, because SSD. PSU, because 80+ Gold. Corsair AIO and LL120, because cosmetics.

(FYI: We do plan to add additional fans in the near future, although thermals are more than reasonable.)

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  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

I love the name!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

O11 Dynamic best case IMO. but couldn't you also just keep the AIO fans and just use them as intake from the top where they won't be seen?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes we still have the AIO fans, don't know if we will use them or swap for AF fans. The design of the case is to intake from the bottom and exhaust through the top, has magnetic dust filters everywhere.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning a different fan layout in my build with the o11 Dynamic with intakes from top and bottom and exhaust through the sides

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Also an option! It has surprisingly well temps even with minimal fans at the moment. CPU sits in the 50s and GPU in the 60s under load.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I would install some intakes on the top

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The idea is to intake through bottom, exhaust through top. There's close to an inch of clearance under the case and magnetic dust filters all around.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw yes, The Lian Li O11 seem to be one of the most popular cases I see showcased on here especially with a Blue or white LED/RGB configuration. Don't get me wrong your build is great!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yes, definitely an attractive case.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm fighting with myself trying to decide if I want to go with the Lian Li O11 or the Thermaltake View 71 tempered Glass case......decision decision

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't know about the Thermaltake, but the Lian Li was easy to build in and looks great

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this case. 3 fan radiator looks great in it, pretty much a necessity to make the case look right, but overkill for this and most builds, so probably blowing enough air out to keep the system cool. I would still hook up the sock rad fans blowing out the top for some more air flow until other fans are purchased (more RGB?). Good choice of components, how do you like the RTX2060?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, overkill but a necessity of the case! The upside to a 360mm is low fan speeds and fantastic cooling. I do plan to atleast add 3 exhaust fans up top, not sure which fans. As far as the 2060 goes, it's not my pc and I havnt played much on it yet. He plays on a 34" ultra wide 1440p 100hz, so we should be over the 100hz mark. I'll be tinkering over the next few days, possibly exploring a slight overclock on the GPU. We shall see!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Stuff glows off the inside of this case so well, right?

It currently looks like both dans and radiator are in the main chamber. Did you try doing the radiator in the side chamber and fans on the inside?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the white interior definitely shows off color. The only thing I found kinda weird was the slight tint on the glass panels, it's not bad though. Correct on the fans and radiator being inside, I did not try to mount the radiator on the back side. Although it looks nice with the Corsair logo on the side of the rad. All in all the case was nice to build in, and definetly looks very nice. I really like how the PSU is on the back rather than the bottom.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

duude! if the computer i want to upgrade to was made real this is what it'd look like for sure only difference would be a r7 1700x or the r7 2700x but still this what'd look like. loove it you did a very nice build

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Definetly go second gen Ryzen, if I remember correctly from what little bit of research I did thermals were improved. We went with the 2600x vs 2700x because of price, both viable options.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

bet..thx for the reply :)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is amazing, I love the case. +1!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yes it's a nice case, no major complaints really

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome builds, it looks amazing. May seem like a stupid question but are the fans that come on the AIO rgb and is there any sort of controller with them, and how good are they at cooling it in this case?

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

No these are not the original radiator fans. The original fans are optimized for air pressure to where as these LL120s are for air flow, however they still get the job done. Especially being that the radiator is a 360mm, and yes the LL120s come with a control box and are software controlled. Cooling is fine, even without additional case fans at the moment.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Soooooo clean!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, still have some fans to add in the future when my buddy decides to do so. Should clean up the top open area a little, in my opinion

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Was this all RGB or just blue led? Also how many fan headers does the board have?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB, just have it set to blue. Not sure on the headers, built for a friend and have not seen it since.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the performance? I'm looking to upgrade to basically the same specs and just curious about how well this system handles things.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I built it for a friend and have not played around with it much. I have used cpu.userbenchmark because its simple, scored like 102/100/88 or something in that ballpark (base clock speeds). In comparison my personal build scores 120/116/94 with overclocks. I would imagine with some tinkering the scores would be similar, I will probably edge him with "gaming" and he will win "workstation". We both play 1440p 100+ fps

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

yo bro nice name and looks great, except i would get a blue fan instead of a white one, or a case with a blue led stripes in it, for example NZXT H500i, its just a recommendation tho

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That is gorgeos!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! My friend has changed up the colors, look really cool now.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 14 months ago
  • -2 points

Can you tell me how much fps will I get in CSGO AT 16:10 strech Resolution :- 1240x960 Vedio settings as follows:- Shadow - High Model and texture - medium Shader quality -high And rest everything at low With 2xMSSA +FXAA enabled Multicore rendering enabled And rest everything disabled. Please can you tell the fps with these settings in csgo.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Well over 300

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

All of them, it shows all of the fps.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you trying to say. I cant understand it.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

At the moment it is exhausting through the AIO and nothing more. The design of the case is to intake through the bottom and exhaust through the top.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You can very much intake through the side panel (which is what I do in a water cooling setup). But the GPU will certainly suffer without additional intake on the bottom. If you did ever try this I'd be curious of the results.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I did in my build. Side intake through the AIO’s radiator. Intake from bottom and exhaust at the top https://pcpartpicker.com/b/cpnH99

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