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.