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Fair warning, this is the first machine I have built in about 20 years...I am only 34. My dad owned a computer store when I was a kid (still does) but I built a ton of machines then.

The build process was extremely smooth. It's nice to see everything labeled on the motherboard now instead of having to search the manual to see what was on it. The Lian-Li case is extremely well built and great for showing off a clean build. As such I spent extra time on cable management to ensure that the build both what you see and what you don't is extremely clean. I am a bit OCD about cable management.

This machine will be used for video / photo editing and gaming.

The processor has been overclocked to 5.0 GHz and being cooled by NZXT's Kraken X62 280mm AIO. I have a stable OC of 5.1 as well but natively run the processor at 5.0 just because

The GPU has been overclocked to 2100MHz and is cooled by NZXT's X72 360mm

RAM running at native speed of 3200 thanks to XMP profile on MB. Overclocking RAM...is hard. So I gave up

The X72 is being used to pull extra air into the case more so than anything. Due to a last minute case change it had to be built this way. Which is fine as the X62 does a more than adequate job at cooling the processor.

Challenges: Aorus Ultra DIMM 1 / 2 bad - had to be replaced 1 weird issue where certain fans are reading at a higher RPM than they are actually spinning (insert shrug here)

The cable holes on the Lian-Li don't line up very well with where the cables are (Motherboard, GPU for example) and force the cables to be not straight. At least it is consistent in this manner as the GPU and MB cables are both at an angle so it looks "uniform"

Due to the increased power requirements closer to 600 / 625 watts of the system it makes it difficult to get a UPS that doesn't beep with the power draw. Need a larger more capable device

Success': Lian Li PC-O11 is massive internally which is slightly deceptive when looking from the outside. The spaces for cables is awesome even if not managed properly. The glass is also awesome as previously mentioned for displaying pretty builds like mine. Easy to install the AIO's due to spacing

Side note: Noctua needs to make a 92mm fan in black. Good news is due to NZXT graphics card AIO shroud it is mostly hidden.

Anyhow, let me know what your thoughts on my build are. I don't think I did too bad for the first time in 20 years.

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Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build. Can you tell me what those power cables to the mobo and gfx card are?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Here is the link for the cable extensions: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074LJY8XS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

EDIT** I did have to ""modify" one of the cable guards to fit the graphics card as it is a weird 7 cable that was not provided. Some snips resolved that issue.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

isss it just me or does that GPU look really thin

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The actual GPU is really thin

That is the PCB + backplate

Rest of a GPU is literally just heatsink

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Or is that NZXT thing the gpu

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The gpu is the thin thing you're referring to, and the nzxt thing is the gpu cooler

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU is indeed super thin. It does not have the heatsink on it. It was removed to put the G12 cooler adapter on it.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I notice the NZXT Cooler on the GPU... I've never seen anyone replace a cooler before.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I did some research about overclocking and saw that some suggested a liquid AIO and figured it can't hurt. In this case, lower temps mean more power.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build. What kind of temps are you getting on the 2080?

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man. Playing PUBG on optimized settings (not ultra) I want to say I get under 50. When I stress the graphics card I have not seen temps above 55 after ten minutes.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, this is with the graphics card running at 2100 MHz and not the stock 1800

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

After testing for the past week, the GPU sits on idle around 30 degrees and doesn't move unless something demanding is requested of it.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man. Was wondering, when you attached the G12 onto the GPU, did you leave the thermal pads on the VRAMs? I plan on doing something similar. Except, using a G12 on a 2080ti.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

hey man, i did indeed keep the thermal pads on the GPU. The only thing I took off was the heatsink on the card. I left everything else on. One note is...try both brackets. The one that was supposed to fit the NVidia did not fit and I had to use the other. Just do a dry run with the brackets and leave all four loose or you might have issues lining up the screw holes on the bracket to the AIO.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I was very surprised at how hard it was to find items without RGB built in. It was honestly challenging.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep it polite or don't comment on this site.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Phillip :)

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