I built this PC to replace my old build that was damaged in a brownout. Typically my PC builds are pretty tame aesthetically. I usually opt for cost efficient cases with very few, if any, aesthetic features. I was planning to go the same route with this rebuild until I saw the Lian Li 011-Dynamic. At that point i was pretty set on making my new rig into a showpiece.
An ASUS 2070 is shown in the prebuild picture, but I ended up returning it in favor of the EVGA XC Ultra 2070 after reading how many issues people were having with the ASUS cards.
Can't say enough about the EVGA PowerLink. My GPU power cables were pinched between the GPU socket and the tempered glass side panel. This added more stress on the GPU and the cables themselves. The PowerLink solved that problem easily and doesn't look out of place at all. In fact I think it makes the GPU power cable look even cleaner.
Runs and cools great.
Knocking a star off because the installation instructions were woefully incomplete. Any experienced PC build should be able to get through it without too much of an issue. However, for anyone who may be building their first PC this would have been a bit confusing.
Not too many boards left out there with accent colors to match you system. This one does not disappoint. Tons of RGB options as well.
*The lower RBG light is mostly covered by any typical graphics card, just as an FYI.
Great RAM, and the best RGB RAM you can find. The RGB is so customizable, and with 4 Sticks it creates a nice lighting display in your case.
Great price, and super Fast. Easy to install as I would expect from any M.2.
This card is fantastic! It runs everything I throw at it with ease, and outside of benchmarking, I can't seem to heat it up. It sits between 65C-70C playing mostly Overwatch, Apex, Fortnite and CS:GO.
This case is near perfection. It was easy to build in, it has plenty of space. The power supply compartment gives you so mo much space to route cables and mount drives. You can hide nearly anything back there.
The only slight knock on this case is the lower fan mounting. If you populate all 3 of the fan slots at the bottom of the case, they start to really crowd your headers at the bottom of your motherboard. This wont be a problem for all boards, but for me I wasn't able to plug in my USB 3.0 Header without an additional low profile connector.
Great PSU with perfect White/Black theme.
The stock cables for this PSU are quite stiff. I had trouble with the bend radius on a few spots in my case. For instance the GPU power cables were being smashed into the side glass panel of my case, because the included cables are so stiff.
With the CommanderPRO these are super customizable. They can run silent and still move air quite well.
FYI The light right is on the intake side, so in my case and fan setup, I end up seeing the back side of most of my fans. It's a more subtle lighting effect, but sweet nonetheless.
The PoweLink is a lifesaver. My GPU was too close to the side of my case, causing the power cables to pinch and torque the GPU. Installing this solved my problem, and improved the looks of my rig.
Essential for controlling your fan setup in a rig with a bunch of Corsair fans. It can be a bit tricky understanding how to install your fans and nodes, but the iCue software picks everything up seamlessly once you've attached everything.
This support is a lifesaver. My GPU was sagging so much I was afraid to move my rig at all with it installed. This brace installed in under five minutes and supports the GPU perfectly. Highly recommend this for any of the larger GPUs these days.