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This build was kind of tough for a first time builder, but powered on first try! The AIO was a struggle to mount onto the CPU, which resulted in me messing up the thermal paste already on the AIO. I turned on the PC anyways thinking that it would be fine, but after seeing horrible CPU temps, I bought thermal paste and reapplied which really helped lower CPU temps. Temps are still kind of high since my ambient temperature is 29°C (Idle temp OC'd at 5.0 GHz is 39°C), but I can live with that. Trying to fit all the cables in the back of my case despite the extra space in the Lian Li-O11 Dynamic was surprisingly difficult. Makes me wonder how everyone else is able to organize their cables in cases with much less space (cable tetris geniuses!).

As the title suggests, I have finally evolved from gaming on a laptop (which has served me pretty faithfully these past 5 years!). Once I saw the difference in gaming from 60Hz to 240Hz, it made me wonder what I've been missing out on all these years...

Overall, I'm really happy with how my first build turned out!

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  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

That is dope first build 10/1........ er wait a sec ...... checking the fine print.... yup sorry 8/10 . check your contract. a 3 pic minimum with a hard suggest of 5

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. I’ll be uploading some more when I get back home from work today!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. Post more pictures.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ll be uploading more pictures when I get back from work!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

9900k 2080 ti not even 1440p???????

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

no hate but im confused

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m currently waiting for the LG 27GL850 to be back in stock. Also, I mostly play games like fortnite and overwatch, so I prefer the higher refresh rate and 1ms response time. I didn’t want to invest in two TN panels, so I decided that I would buy a monitor for 1440p gaming on an IPS Panel with 1ms response time and minimum 144hz refresh rate. Just trying to make sure my monitors are solid for their designated games (and getting better image quality when possible)!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

like this: Acer XV272U Pbmiiprzx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a pretty similar monitor! However the reviews aren't the best, which was why I decided not to get that one.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Was it easy/worth it to swap out the standard AIO fans with the white RGB ones? I've been thinking about doing the same thing, but I'm not sure if it would be worth it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I swapped out the fans before installing the AIO so it was relatively easy to switch out. Also, the fans aren’t pre-installed when you open the box, so it’s just a matter of deciding what fan you want to put on. If you already installed your AIO, then it might be a bit more time consuming, but it shouldn’t be too difficult. I did a push/pull setup with mine (LL120 pull/standard ML120 push) since I had space in my case to do so. Let me know if you have any more questions!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats and great job! Solid and beautiful looking build. Definitely deserves some more pictures!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Hell yeah .. Now thats what I am talking about little brother. Now we can all properly admire and pay homage to that sexy MFer. I like where your heads at soldier. Whats up with the mic?? Your not doing that late night sex talk for money are you? ;) Peace Arak

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Where do you guys hide the PSU?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU is in the back of the case on the bottom right if you look at it from the other side.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi man!

Lovely build. Could you tell me how you hooked up all the fans? Planning to buy the same case and also 9 LL120 fans to put in the case. But I don’t know how I can make all the fans adressable.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! I used commander pro and three 2-way fan splitters (there have been reported issues with using 3+way fan splitters) with 2 RGB Fan hubs (1 included in every LL120 3 set). This diagram is what I used to figure what to connect to what. https://imgur.com/n0CQZ2V Also, my build actually uses 12 fans because I'm doing a push/pull setup on my AIO. Since I had the stock fans in the AIO I used them to push in the back of the radiator. The stock fans are controlled using the AIO, and the 9 you see in the pictures are controlled with the commander pro. The commander pro is for controlling the fan speed, and the RGB Hub is used to control the LEDs. Let me know if you still have questions! I was pretty confused on connecting the fans as well, so I'll be happy to help!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi man!

Thanks for your help! I think I know how I will do it.

Setup; 9 LL120 fans where as my cooler holds 2. 1 Commander pro. 2 RGB Fan Led Hubs (lighting node pro).


Connect 6 fans to controller 1. Connect the other 3 fans to controller 2 or the other way around. Connect the 2 controllers to my commander pro. Connect 6 fans to the commander pro. I can connect 2 fans to my Corsair H100i Platinum and control them like that. Then I have one fan left that I'm not sure about what to do with.

Should I work with a splitter or such?

Also any idea where you can make the scheme as you posted?

Thanks in advance!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! Yeah you can use one 2-way fan splitter to connect 7 fans to your commander pro. I'm not sure about making the scheme I linked. I just found it on Corsair forums searching on google. I hope everything turns out well!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How did u get your graphics card to not interfere with the plastic on the bottom left of the motherboard

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! I just looked at your build and I'm also kind of confused why your graphics card is not fitting properly on the motherboard. Does it not plug in at all due to the plastic on the top pcie slot? I'm also confused how the plastic covering is not interfering with the graphics card on the second pcie slot. Isn't the plastic covering (the "Supreme FX" cover) the same thickness through out?

To answer your question, mine just fit the first time I plugged the graphics card into the mother board. It might be a pain since you already built your pc, but do you think you could try taking a picture of the graphics card on both slots, so I can see the interference (don't worry about the picture if it's too much of a hassle)?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvm I had fixed it. It fits I just had to push a little hard but thanks for trying to help.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad it was able to fit!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

hey your build caught my eye while i was searching around trying to wrap my head around the rgb fan setup for this lian li case. i saw your reply to jabbathefrog on how you configured your fans but im still a little confused. ill be using 9 of the LL120 fans swapping the three on my H150i PRO, the commander pro and two of the corsair fan hubs. where did you use the fan splitter cables? can you maybe break down your setup again for me in laymen terms this is my first build. also i can save some money if i order the fans as singles and the two fan controllers separate rather then buying the 3x packs that come with the lighting node pro. will i be missing anything if i go this route? i dont want to run led strips if that matters.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey. Before I say anything, I would highly recommend using the link I provided JabbaTheFrog: https://imgur.com/n0CQZ2V. So each LL120 fan will have 2 wires sticking out of it. One (for lighting) will be plugged into the RGB Fan LED hub and the other (for fan speed) into the commander pro. You will need 2 RGB Fan LED hubs in order to plugs all the wires for lighting. 9 Fans = 9 Wires for lighting. Since each RGB Fan LED hub has 6 slots, you need 2. Since each 3x pack comes with a RGB Fan LED hub, you don't need fan splitters for these. Now onto why you need the fan splitters. The commander pro only has 6 slots available for the wires controlling fan speed. Now you could buy another commander pro, but I thought it was a waste of money to do that, so I used fan splitters instead. You will need 3 2-way fan splitters (which you plug into the commander pro), so that you have more slots available (9 in your case). You then plug all the fan speed wires into the fan splitter cables and into the 3 remaining slots on the commander pro. As for your last question, as long as you have 2 RGB LED Hubs and 1 Commander Pro (with three 2-way fan splitters), you should be fine. The reason I specify 2-way fan splitters has to do with the voltage required by each fan. Going past 2 involves risk. I hope I was able to answer your question. Let me know if you still need more clarification.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the taking the time man. Much appreciated.