This is literally just a migration from the Deepsea Challenger(https://pcpartpicker.com/b/cLD2FT) into a new case with new fans and an updated radiator.
The following is the design logic behind this new layout:
- 1-I spent thousands hiding plumbing in my house, I don't see why I shouldn't do the same for my build.
- 2-The amount of fan mounts that this case can afford is pretty obscene so when you start stacking fully RGB fans into all of them, it can became slightly ludicrous with all the flaming rings and lit spinners.
- 3-I want things to be as square and angular as possible.
- 4-Clean and spacious
- 5-Phobya 360mm radiator grills - a great solution to create safety zones, usable surface area(as you can see) and breaking up all the circular lines caused by the LED fans.
- 6-Enermax RGB fans x 6 - nice and subtle side lighting, no light on the fans and i got all six of them for only about 60USD.
- 7-NZXT AER RBG 120mm x 3 - I understand that these guys are one of the first addressable RGB fans to hit the market and that it has alot of issues like mono-directional mounting and average performance but it has several things going for it:
- a-It has the aesthetic advantage of having a fairly unique and angular LED ring
- b-its a perfectly functional EOL product so they're pretty cheap now
- 8-Black grommets and a white surface is pretty unforgiving when it comes to laying out your cable runs so I actually used more of the smaller bare cut outs because they are so much more hidden than the grommets.
- 9-The pump and res is mounted in the secondary PSU slot that the Lian-Li PC-O11 dynamic has.
- 10-Yes, I am using an ITX board in this, it actually just so happens to open up alot of space to fit 2.5" SSDs and other misc items(like stickers).
- 11-I intend to do something about the Silver brand badge in the future, most likely be wrapping it up in a floral print.
- 12-The cable management tie points are not that well designed, if it were not for the cable shroud, cable management on this thing will be super rough.
- 13-The panel mounting system is super elegant, flush and simple. The problem is that if you dont have the top side lid on, its very easy for the other panels to slip out during handling.
- 14-The back exhaust slits, outside of a pair of mounting points for a reservoir, is pretty much completely useless but I understand they widened it for the AIR model.
- 15-Back I/O is hard to access because of how much of it is sunken into the chassis.
- 16-Wished that front corner pillar had a much slimmer bezel.
Thank you for reading all this and sorry for the camera phone photos, any feedback is welcome and I will try my best to answer any questions.