Description

Since 2020 is around the corner, I figured it's about time I build myself a PC. The main use of the PC is for AAA gaming, photo editing, and some 3D modeling in Solidworks (my side, side hobby, if time permits it).

It took me some time to gather all the parts because I was adamant in building it in the Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic case. I fell in love with the case when I was browsing for cases online but there wasn't any in stock both online and locally until fairly recently. I'm glad I was patient enough to wait for this case to be available because THIS CASE ROCKS. From general looks to cable management space, this case is truly epic.

The temps are quite good, if I say so myself. The CPU and GPU idle temps are around 27-30°C and load temps are about 72-75°C while playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, and Need for Speed Heat on a 1440p @ 165hz (LG 32GK850G) display. I should probably learn to tweak some settings to achieve even better temps.

There was a minimal sag on my GPU but I found a really good bracket on Amazon.ca for around 30 CAD. Does its job very well thus far.

Something that really annoyed me was the fact that my motherboard's USB 3.0 header is all the way at the bottom of the board. The case USB 3.0 cable is too short to be connected to the header. Even if the length suffice, I wouldn't be able to connect it anyway because my intake fans sit really close to the header. Luckily, I found myself a USB 3.0 header low profile connector from modDIY.com. Only then I could finally connect the header to the cable without stressing any components.

All in all, I'm quite happy with the PC I built. Had to watch tons of videos online to get this thing assembled and running.

Thanks for checking out my build!

Part Reviews

CPU

Not really the best "bang for your buck" kinda CPU but it is supposedly the best one for gaming. Works wonderfully so far. Temps are quite good under load, but then again, my ambient room temperature is fairly low and I have a 360mm rad cooling it.

CPU Cooler

A very nice-looking AIO and three great-performing static pressure AER P fans. Does a good job keeping my loaded i9-9900K below 75°C.

Motherboard

Great motherboard. Has every feature a gamer might need. RGB is in all the right places. A pity the ROG logo is covered when a GPU is installed.

Memory

Fast and beautiful. Clocked it to its advertised speed of 3200Mhz using Intel XMP profile with no problem whatsoever.

Storage

Fast. Just.. fast. Serves the boot and program drive on my build.

Storage

Great for my gaming SSD. It's insane how cheap a 1TB drive has gotten.

Storage

Works very well. I was going to use this as my game drive but it ended up being my data drive instead.

Video Card

This beast runs my game well and stays fairly cool while doing it as well. Very hefty and sags a teeny tiny bit. Had to buy a support bracket in order to level it.

Case

I would give this case six stars out of five if I could. It's just that good in terms of looks and space management.

Power Supply

Provides power with stability. Definitely not a time bomb. It's so unbelievable silent. Fantastic job, EVGA.

Case Fan

Performs fairly well. RGB looks pretty as well. Gets a bit loud at high RPM but that's what I bought my headphones for.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Beautiful build! And those temps are really good. You could adjust your fan speed curve but with the 9900k, 75C is very good. Have you overclocked your CPU at all? The push/pull arrangement on your 360 rad is a really nice touch. So many fans! Would love to see it powered up.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I haven't overclocked my CPU at all. Hopefully soon though. I had just finished the build last weekend and haven't been able to spend much time with it at all due to work and family.

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

black and white theme looks prominent with nyc pics, loved it

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Question: Do small hurricanes ever form inside your case?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Slich build. +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Slick*

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

"Looking Cool, Joker!"

Love the black and white color scheme. +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I notice that we have the same Funko Pop.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Feature?

Great build! +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build, I would have probably gone Ryzen for its better versatility but if you're mainly gaming it's perfect.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The main use for it will be gaming, though I do quite a bit of photo editing on Lightroom on the side as well for my other hobby. In retrospect, I would have gone for a Ryzen build as well...

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, great photos, and phenomenal description. Love the word choice, and conciseness.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice!! +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool pc!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

One of the cleanest builds I've seen in the O11D, awesome job!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice awesome a question how did you hook the fans up are they all going to one fan header ?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

oh lordy...that's...just amazing. +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Your lucky you can even use that case, mine came and we had to send it back because we didn't have the space. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

congrats on the feature! looks SO great! +1!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! I haven’t gone to PC Part Picker for two months and just now found out that it got featured!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, but I don't agree with your processer choice. The Ryzen 9 3900x/3950x both have more cores and the same if not better gaming performance, less power draw, and less heat.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

9900k is still better in gaming

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

not by much. not by much at all. Watch Linus Tech Tips' review.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

:) this makes me happy and jealous

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

He is accending to the higher relm of the pc master race.

Me yelling: TAKE ME WITH YOU!!

His response: It is not your time.

Me: Stupid college tuition.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

What games do you play?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Great post!

Great build!

Congrats on the feature!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Been busy with work and didn’t even realize that my post is on the Featured page =D.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Love this build!! Thank you for sharing. It's very similar to the build I'm looking to do, so I've taken some inspiration from your set-up!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazingly clean build!! I was wondering what the fan setup intake and exhaust looks like!!

I imagine with the radiator on the side with 6 fans, you have top intake. Bottom intake and side AIO exhaust??

I was also thinking it may be top exhaust and side amd bottom are intake

Thank you

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The intake fans are the three fans at the bottom. Exhaust fans are the side (radiator) and the top. I’m thinking of switching the top fans as intake fans to create more positive case pressure but we’ll see =).

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am building one similar and have decided after much thought. Top bottom intake. Side exhaust.

6 fans on intake. 6 on exhaust for a balanced airflow.

I'd be curious your experience if you did the same. I am broke and just barely am able to get my parts. Slowly..

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Also. Do you have your radiator on the inner chamber?, or the outer

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

one more question!! how to you connect all 12 fans? DaisyChain? Splitters? Hubs?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

did you use a 3rd party fan hub or the hub that came in the box with the fans?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just the hub that came with the fan packs.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for inspiring my build:) not as clean as yours though https://pcpartpicker.com/b/7cZRsY

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

this build inspires me xd xd

  • 3 months ago
  • -2 points

Shintel

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