Description

My 2nd computer build needed after a laptop at work malfunctions.

Originally to buy a 350D Corsair case as I loved my 750D but wanted something smaller for work, but was really blown away by this case after watching a hardware Canucks review of the PC08 (as well as the price unfortunately).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3twm9BQ6f1M

Love all the different colors you can utilize, it's like a different case each day and it is relatively small, smaller than my 750D at least.

Bought another spinQ cpu cooler just because it looks so cool and took the 120 Vegas fan from my 750D as I would always turn it off as it was going to give me a seizure. With this case it's not too bad and I put the selector button outsided the case so I can turn off the light show if needed. Was thinking about adding a thermaltake lighted ring fan on the front three fans but so far the internal lighting seems to be sufficient.

Using an M.2 SSD for the first time and a standard Samsung SSD for the second drive so this machine will be fairly fast on boot up and any disk work really.

Did not put any fans on the top of the case, I will see if I want to go that route later.

Did not appear on the parts list, I am using a skylake ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII RANGER LGA 1151 ATX Intel Motherboard with DDR 4 memory Avexir Core.

Building this case isn't nearly as simple as a Corsair case, no caddy for my SSD drive so I had to improvise ...but this was a labor of love. ....an art piece.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

so you work at place that's cool with this much flash?!? no way i'd get away with this at my job (though they gave me a beefy Xeon and 32gb ram for cad and stuff....). sweet look though, Lian-Li's are great. Nice touch with spinQ as well, +1 for uniqueness

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

My thoughts exactly! haha

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

beautiful heatsink. love the build dude. hope you like the case as much as i do. i have my own pc08 build. check it out on my profile got a few pictures.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

what is the exhaust fan called

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Kind of an interesting fan, half of the blades are mirrored, it is the Enermax T.B. Vegas Single Blue LED Cooling UCTVS12P-BL

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Pure LED awesomeness :D

+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Dat cpu cooler

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great, and I about fell out of my chair when I saw the towers price. lol

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Yea I know, price is insane. I have to say though that the aluminum casing is really smooth and well cut, very light and sturdy if it wasn't for the glass panels.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

In the end you get what you pay for. A high price comes with quality. :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya... its actually glass... :( I hate easy to scratch plexiglass

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool case and very cool air cooler. IMO you don't need water cooling for an i7. And you don't need direct airflow over your cpu. You will have enough airflow with that case. Besides only the the top end water coolers out perform air coolers. For example your air cooler is probably better than something like an h60 water cooler from corsair.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

that cpu cooler looks like it came straight off of iron mans chest bruh !!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a sweet build... I want to do something similar but I don't know if the case can hold all the hard drives I want in it... need to do more research but GREAT STUFF!!!!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

i beleive it holds up to 8 (2ssd out of the 8)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah thanks... I was so nosey I found the case from your description and started fiddling with it and I now have the ideal build. Only problem is some of the parts only seem to be US and may be a struggle to get in the UK (i.e the fan).

SUPER BUILD THOUGH and thank you!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah i had built this thing before linus and hardware cunucks. i guess we were all on the same page that month haha

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the most baller air cooler I've ever seen. Nicely done!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Aren't those three front fans pretty pointless without a radiator? Seems like they are providing airflow to the PSU and HDDs.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the three fans suck up air from the side of the case, but yes it does not blow on the cpu chamber. For my needs, (don't even have a graphics card), I wasn't too concerned. One of the reasons I decided not to go with an I7. Great looking case but functionality for cooling is not the best. You do however have an option of adding two fans to the top of the case which would blow down on the cpu chamber and have their own dust filter.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it's a fairly expensive case. If not going for watercooled overclocking why not get a more suitable one with less fans making less pointless noise?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Aesthetics. Why drive a nice car or live in a fancy house?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I. Want. That. Case.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. Beautiful pictures. Beautiful description. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that air cooler, may I suggest you remove the stickers on stock fan? Use goo gone is some residue remains.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of like the effect the stickers make when spinning as they are kind of off center. Call me crazy.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes sense, didn't think of that.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

That cpu heatsink demands to be in a windowed case. looks so cool! Very nice build dude! Im gonna get that lian li case next month, is there any reason to wory about its size?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's a really nice size. My Corsair 750D is much bigger so for myself went down in size for this one.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there,

Forgive me for this stupid question I am about to ask.

Are the different lights coming from the Power Supply or seperate LEDs?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

They are from separate LEDs. There is a control box that you can plug in three different strips. That control box gets its power from the power supply. The control box has three knobs that can modulate the red green and blue to give any color you want. Those knobs are located at the back of the case.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the most bad-assness looking builds. I'm sold on that heat sink. It just looks like it wants to kick my ***. So cool looking with that case. Great build. Thanks for sharing!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I just picked this case up for 210 from NewEgg new

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How does that m.2 ssd fit? Just wondering if I should get this or a full sized m.2...

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

They make it very easy. If you look at my motherboard it is a white rectangle at the bottom right with a screw on the left that keeps it secured. The M.2 inserts to the right on the board laying flat. If I had gotten a longer M.2 , it would have screwed in a little further to the left.

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

PERFECT name for your build, bruh!

+1

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I was able to get the case by not buying a 6700k. =)

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, not much gaming at the moment so didn't see the need to get an expensive CPU, plus I didn't want to get into watercooling so didn't want to have problems with an I7 overheating in this rather restrictive case.

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