Description

Recently completed Intel i9 build. Love the Lian-Li O11 case. Very well thought out and great space for cable management.

Originally tried using a Gigabyte Z390 motherboard. After installing everything, kept getting a DRAM error light on the mobo. Tried resetting the RAM, resetting the cpu, gpu, battery, etc. but no luck. Couldn't clear the error and enter BIOS. As a last resort, tried unplugging everything and switching to an Asus Maximus XI Hero board that I ordered, and viola, booted up the first time. I'm not sure what the exact problem was with the Gigabyte mobo, but you gotta love Amazons return policy.

Went with the side exhaust for purely aesthetic reasons. Top and bottom fans are intake. So far, temps are stable. True test will be when I do the overclocking, will make adjustments as necessary. Hard-line water cooling will be the next future task.

Original motherboard had one USB on the mobo, got an NZXT USB hub (works perfectly and hides away between the PSU and storage cage). Commander Pro tucked neatly under the PSU. I like the RGB controls using that with the icue software.

Cable Mods give it a nice clean look. Perhaps I will use a white cable sleeve on the AIO. Overall, very pleased how everything turned out. Now to put it thru it's paces to see what it can do!

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great space for cable management indeed. Love it +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow didn't realize I could fit the rad behind the fans there, going to re do mine tomorrow, AWESOME build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It was a snug fit getting the rad back there, but I love the way it looks in the case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this! Good inspo for what I'm planning for my first build. Great job!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I'm new to PC builds as well, but they're a lot of fun. Good luck with yours

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

feature?????

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You have done a phenomenal job with this build. Excellent quality, well planned, spacious, and clean. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye and of course powerful components. What's not to like!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Means a lot, coming from someone with your PC building skills (teach me your water cooling ways lol)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, awesome build! May I ask how did the top and bottom fan intake and side exhaust fan configuration work out? Thinking of doing the same.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The fan setup works great. Temps never get too high, even overclocked.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

did you ever find out what was causing the Gig mobo to crash, im starting to pull together what specs i want, and im super tempted to get the gig mobo over the XI cause the price difference isnt a lot

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

unfortunately I never did find out what the problem was. Hopefully it was just a bad mobo out of the bunch. I really wanted it to work as well.. good luck on your build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there anything special that you did with your radiator for it to be able to fit into the backside of the case? I can't seem to screw it in because the top right is blocked by the front panel cables. Teach me your magical ways please!