Description

I've been working on this machine since about February of last year. Making a few tweaks here and there, never really being satisfied.

I finally decided to swap cases, and I think it's finally there...maybe... ... ...

Hopefully this will hold me up for a while now, and I won't get the urge to make anymore upgrades, as it's slowly burning a big hole in my wallet...lol

Side Note: (9/21/2019) Just recently gave the EVGA FTW3 1080Ti to my little brother and got the ASUS 2080 Super

The CPU is OC'd to 4.7GHz. It can run at 5.0GHz just fine, but no need for the extra heat for the minimal performance gain; maybe if I decide to de-lid the CPU I will run it at 5.0 GHz.

Use case: Gaming and productivity.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Those last few pictures with that RGB are breathtaking, oh my god.

Awesome build, my friend.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I appreciate it.

I tried making it as clean as I could.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Well ya did an amazing job at that!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't not upvote a PC-O11DW.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, it is a beautiful case.

Your build looks quite nice too. I've been thinking about doing a custom water loop, not AIO...maybe on my next build, we'll see.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

The best case in the world in ATX format

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought so too, that's why I chose it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Can the fan hub in this build control the speed of the fans?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 5 fans connected to the fan hub; the 3 at the bottom and the 2 on the top right, which are controlled through pwm signal based on CPU temps. They can't be controlled individually if that's what you're wondering.

The fan on the GPU radiator is controlled by the GPU, and the 3 on the CPU radiator are controlled by NZXT CAM software.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

i was wondering if the deepcool fan hub can control the speeds of your intake fans. Considering it has a 4-pin connector it might but I heard some fake 4 pin connector fan hubs existing out there. also, the phanteks halos can only be powered by msi or asus mobos right?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It does control the fan speeds using the motherboards pwm signal. It reads the rpm's of fan connector 1 on the hub, and all fans will spin based on that fans speed (same speed for all fans).

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

oh, nice to know. Your build is beautiful btw. performance and beauty can be done after all. ;)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I appreciate it.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to build a 011-DW myself here shortly. What fan orientation (intake/exhaust) have you found to work best with your front rad setup?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I just saw your message. I haven't checked here in a while. I've got the bottom fans as intake, side radiator fans as intake, and the top fans as exhaust. That seems to be working well for me.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the graphics card performance/stability so far? and do you play on regular basis ?

Thanks

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It performs just fine, as expected from a 2080 Super. I'm assuming you're asking because it's vertically mounted; it's plenty far away from the glass to where it doesn't get choked for air.

I haven't had time to play as often as I have wanted to (family first), but when I do, I don't have any issues.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you able to chain the DRGB LEDs with the halos?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't chain them, I used the digital RGB controller hub that Phanteks sells.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

All 9 fit into 1 hub?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, all 9 fit into the single hub (Hub connected to the 5V RGB addressable header). The LED's strips I'm using are connected to the regular 12V RGB header on the motherboard.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is nearly exactly what I planned on having mine look like

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm sure you will love the end result.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Just finished it on Monday and I can’t agree more

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool! Do you have any pics of the build? I didn't see any.

EDIT: Never mind, I see the pics...looks good!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build!

Just out of interest, why did you purchase the extra anti vibration mounts?

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

It wasn't really for vibration dampening purposes, though it might help a bit; it was more for aesthetics.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Are they not the same as the ones that come with the Chromax fans?

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

They are, but the fan didn't come with enough of the same color to match all 8 corners... If I remember correctly it only comes with 4 of each color.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah that makes sense, cheers for the info

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what did you do with the front panel 3.0 usb connector? Does your mobo have the header for it at the bottom?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the connector is on the right vertical edge of the mobo. It's behind the GPU, so you can see it unless you look from the front of the case.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the name of the vertical bracket you installed? Did you have to mod the case?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to update the parts list, but it's there now. It's the CableMod vertical gpu bracket.

Yes I had to modify the case by drilling new fan holes for the bottom fans to push them towards the front of the case. I also had to cut slots into the Phanteks Halos on the two fans closest to the rear of the case, but if you don't use the Halos, then that step can be skipped.

If you don't use fans at the bottom you won't have to modify the case...or, you can use only two fans, leaving the rear most fan space empty.