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01/23/19

This is my fifth custom PC build for myself since 2006 and by far my favorite and the most I've invested at any point. The build was about a 2 month planning process of researching and choosing the components.

I was really debating another build this soon coming from a 6600k and GTX 1070 that I built October of 2016. However my love of building computers along with wanting something new got the better of me.

I originally completed the build on October 20th 2018 being the day that I received my 9700k that I had pre-ordered from Amazon. To me the 9900k wasn't worth the additional $120+ when I am only using this computer for gaming and not really for any multitasking needs to require the extra threads.

I replaced the case from an Aigo Atlantis to this Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic and decided to post my build. Right now I'm hit with the RGB craze but if I ever get tired of it I can switch everything off or to one color.

I have the CPU, GPU and RAM overclocked without any temp or stability issues. 9700k is running a cool and stable 5ghz across all cores with 1.275 volts and maxing out at 60C while playing games. The RTX 2080 is clocked completely stable at +800 on memory and +90 on core through MSI Afterburner. At a locked 65% fan speed the GPU operates around 2080mhz. Memory is clocked at 3200mhz. It runs everything I can throw at it in 1440p maxed with ease usually over 100 fps depending on game.

03/19/19

Purchased and installed another 16gb of RAM and uploaded some higher quality photos. Also purchased a Corsiar MM800 mouse mat to fully RGB all the things.

10/18/19

Some updates on the setup. New desk and paint for the room. All cables managed and tucked away. Shelving on the walls to follow.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Doesn't that GPU come with a support bracket?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It does but I don't like the way it looks. There is a little bit of sag since the card is massive but unless it gets worse I'll keep the support out of the case.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely agree. The card looks 10x better without the bracket

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

+1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Are all the fans set to exhaust?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The bottom 3 fans are intake with the top and sides as exhaust.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning on uploading brighter more clear pictures tonight. These are some quick shots I took on my phone.

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This case is just too beautiful!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried running cinebench on stock clock for your i7-9700k? If so, what was your benchmark? Only reason why I'm asking is because i have the same cpu and my cinebench benchmark was 1380 which i thought was kinda low. There weren't any thermal issues either.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This is reeaallly close to what I was planning to build but with custom liquid hard line. The same board(ac version), same processor, same ram (white version), an MSI rtx 2080, same case(white version), same fans(white version), same m.2, same power supply(well the 850 version), same thermal paste even. I already have a mechanical Corsair keyboard and Corsair mouse and a Logitech speaker setup. I am even going for 1440p 144+ hz instead of 4k 60 just like you. We have good taste. Are you my long lost twin?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a beast for sure. I spent about 2 months planning and going back and forth on what parts to use. The only thing I compromised on was the video card. After spending 3 months trying to find an MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio for MSRP I just gave up and purchased the 2080 in December. The only thing that I want to add is another 16gb of RAM to fill all the slots for aesthetic reasons. I would have loved to do hard line custom cooling but I just couldn't bring myself to spend that +/- $400 for cooling.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I didn't think the 2080 ti was worth it for that much more and I am definitely getting 32gb ram to fill in the board, ram is getting cheap finally. Build looks great, I am sure it runs fantastic. I can't wait to start mine soon.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Can i ask how you have the fans wired? I am doing the same exact corsair fan setup in a lian li case as you.

I put the RGB fans on the radiator and the 3 black ones at the bottom. Whats confusing me is i thought the fans on the radiator have to be plugged into the AOI unit. The rgb kit has six slots but id have the 3 fans on the side and the 3 non RBG fans on the bottom. Simply put i have two questions.

Can/should i plug the fans on the radiator into the AOI? Can/should i plug the 3 non RGB fans into the corsair lighting unit?

Nice build btw!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The fans on the radiator do not have to be plugged into the AIO, but I do have mine plugged into it so that I can control fan speeds through the iCue app and use the power that comes from the AIO to spin them.

All 6 LL120 fans are plugged into the Corsair lighting unit, but the top 3 are plugged into a 4 pin splitter for power. The non RGB fans at the bottom of my case are plugged into 4 pin fan headers on my motherboard. There is nowhere to plug the 3 non rgb fans into the Corsair lighting unit. That does not accept the 4 pin power headers.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it! Thank you so much!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

did you change the AIO Fans to RGB ones?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I used Corsair LL120 fans on the radiator and used the included radiator fans on the bottom of the case.

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm, I’ve seen a few desk like that. Which one do you have?

  • 19 hours ago
  • 2 points

It's made of 2 IKEA Alex cabinets and their Karlby kitchen island for the top. All together about $400 in total.