Description

Coming from an i5-7600K and a GTX1070 (1080p 60hz) this is a huge step up.

Parts that I kept from my old build: - 500GB SSD - 2TB HDD - 650W 80 Plus Gold PSU

I've built this basically for gaming and aesthetics, I know I could've saved some money getting rid of all the rgb nonsense but I just love it. I think it's a really nice way to customize your computer the way you want and you can always change the color scheme if you get bored of it.

I might add three more fans (or an AIO, the Wraith Prism gets the job done but it can be pretty loud) and another 2tb SSD for storing games, since my HDD feels really slow for games now.

Update: - New 2TB SSD. - New fan layout: x3 LL120 top intake, x3 LL120 side exhaust, x3 LL120 bottom intake.

Part Reviews

CPU

What can I say? This beast can handle any game in 1440p with the usual applications running in the background without any hassle. After adjusting the fan curve, the Wraith Prism is quiet enough even while gaming.

Motherboard

It lacks a usb type-c connector for the front but it's okay.

Storage

I bought this sdd to store all my games because my hdd started to feel really slow doing simple tasks like copying or unziping something. This ssd just flies.

I don't need an nvme but it's not that expensive and I didn't want to deal with more cables, also the m.2 port seems kinda wasted with sata.

Video Card

It has no zero RPM mode for the fans and it can get noisy with the default fan curve, but it's an overall great card for the price I bought it (nearly MSRP).

Case

This case is just gorgeous and really good for cable management, or, better yet, hiding the cables without much hassle.

Monitor

The colors are just amazing and the ips glow is non existent, I wish it had better contrast but it's not really that bad since I'm used to a basic TN panel so I can live with that, but it's something to have in mind if you already have a good panel. The freesync works perfectly with nvidia cards as you would expect having the G-Sync compatible certification, no flickering or any other issues. I got a VA freesync monitor before this one but I returned it because it had severe flickering at low fps.

Custom

They do what they are meant to do without any issues.

Custom

The monitor stands today are huge and take up a lot of space. This solves the problem and gives more freedom to place the monitor.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build there! I am quite surprised with the total price of that system so congratz on that. I would personally not suggest an aio for the 3700x, you could easily get your hands on a dark rock pro 4 or one of the new noctuas and call it a day, which won't have to touch it for years.

definitely get intake fans on the bottom, have side and bottom as intake and top exhaust, thats generally the best setup for 011, nice build there, really like it!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The ll corsair side intake looks ugly thats y he put them as exhaust purely for aesthetics.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, that's the main reason. The AIO is also for aesthetic purposes (and noise reduction, for aesthetic only the Wraith Prism is fancy enough).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I would go with a nzxt kraken series aio if u want the nice A E S T H E T I C, but for pure functionality, go with what KeremJames said.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build but this is not the xl its the smaller one. How are your cpu and gpu temperatures?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's the mid-tower version. I think the name is wrong in partpicker or something. But what's linked it's what I bought.

Temps could be better with better airflow, but they are not that bad so I prefer aesthetics.

CPU: 40-50ºC idle/normal usage, 60-70ºC while gaming GPU: 40ºC idle, close to cpu while gaming

Somethimes they can get past 70ºC but never beyond 75-ish.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Take a look at something like the Noctua NH-U12S Chromax. It would cool better and be quieter than the stock cooler. Right now the case is working on passive intake and that's fine. If you got 3 more fans I imagine you would have to totally rest your set-up and I'm not sure the improvement would be worth the cost. Not to mention the hit on looks, but that's subjective.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If I get 3 more fans the idea is to have top and bottom as intake and keep side as exhaust, I know it's against natural airflow direction but from what I've seen temps are still good and that would be the best layout to keep aesthetics. But that would only make sense if I put an AIO on the side to get rid of the wraith prism noise, since temps are not really an issue right now.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I figured you goal was here on looks. As for "natural air flow" we use fans, nothing natural about that lol. The last two SFF builds I did exhaust out the bottom and work fine. I'm not a big fan of AIOs thus why I suggested the Cooler I did (but I do understand why people like them). The U12S plus 3 fans would be cheaper than a single 360mm AIO. Plus you don't end up with three fans you have to hide or replace because they don't match.

That said it's just my opinion and one of the things I like is we all think just a little different so we get little variations with these PCs.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues with the PMW splitter cables? Are you able to control all 3 fans connected to the cable as a single PMW or do they run at 100% fan speed at all times? I was just looking at this cable for this case as well and would love your feedback on them.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

They work just fine. All 3 fans share the same rpm but you can regulate it with a fan curve in the bios without issues.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the Lian li dynamic case, too. Looks great with rbg. I put 3 120mm hd Corsair at the top and bottom as intake. The hd back bracket is clear compared to the ll fans. I also put a H150i 360mm on the side as exhaust with three 120mm LL fans. The temps aren’t that bad. Idle cpu is 35-37 degrees and 70 for gaming. I have an i7 7700k so they run hot anyway. Gpu stays at 29-30 degrees I’ll and no higher than 60 for benchmarks and stress test and gaming. Great build sir!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm thinking about replacing the fans of a H150i but that's a lot of money just for aesthetics. I hope there's a good deal in black friday xD

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Also us corsair icue software for lights and fan curve to make the pc very quiet.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

now you're making me consider the black version

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the white version too but everything I have is black, even the psu cables xD

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

All exhaust fans? temps good or bad??

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Kinda blows my mind how you managed to spend 2500$ and not get a 2080ti... you gotta get your priorities right man lol.