Description

Had this idea for a gold/black 50th anniversary build as soon as I saw the 5700 XT Anniversary Edition. Built for combo gaming/productivity.

First, I got all of the parts that weren't the CPU, GPU, and motherboard. I got the X570 motherboard on 7/7 at Microcenter, but was too late for a 3900X. I also ordered my GPU from AMD. After I missed the 2nd shipment of 3900X's in my area, I drove 9 hours round trip to grab one from the next closest Microcenter.

Finally, I started to put it together. All went well until I tried to put in my radiator in the vertical radiator spot. It didn't fit because of a knob on the radiator, so I had to get a hacksaw and cut my case so the knob would fit. I have more info about this in my review of the radiator.

Lastly, I put in my GPU with the included CoolerMaster PCIE riser cable, but it wouldn't work with PCIE 4.0, and my motherboard didn't include an option to revert to PCIE 3.0. After a long time of keeping my card in the horizontal position waiting for a BIOS update to include the option, I finally just spent $36 on a PCIE 4.0 compatible riser cable.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Everything about this cooler is great. 360mm with good fans, flow indicator in the pump/water block, and it's refillable for if/when coolant evaporates. People say "true" closed loop AIO's don't evaporate, but I've had multiple friends that have had to change out AIO's that were supposedly top of the line after 5 years, so this will be nice as I don't want to have to upgrade anything for at least that amount of time.

PC-O11 Dynamic WARNING: It doesn't actually fit in the side radiator mounting spot normally, which is where I have mine. I had to buy a hack saw and cut part of the bottom of that area because the radiator has a knob that sticks out. If you want to get this for a PC-O11 Dynamic, be ready to mount it on the top of the case, or be ready with a hacksaw. https://imgur.com/a/zmaZJWK

Motherboard

It's a pretty good board overall, but the ARGB isn't working correctly. From what I can tell, it is a software issue, and I was never able to fix it while I was trying, but I stopped trying to fix it because I liked the orange color from the RGB controller that was included with my fans, AIO cooler, and LED strips.

Also, the latch that locks items in the PCIE slots broke on the top half, which is the only part of the latch that I can reach when a graphics card is installed horizontally. Thankfully it broke when I was switching from mounting it horizontally to mounting it vertically.

My final complaint is that there is no option in the BIOS to switch to PCIE 3.0. Had to spend $36 on a PCIE 4.0 compatible riser cable because of the lack of features in the BIOS.

Other than that its a pretty good motherboard. Probably not worth the price, but if you need Aura sync you have no choice!

Case

I've built 5 PCs so far, some much bigger than the PC-O11, some much smaller. This was by far the best case I have ever built in. As someone with larger hands, it is hard to get into small spaces to manipulate small parts sometimes. I never had that problem with the PC-O11. There is always a way to get to where you need to comfortably, whether that is through the front panel, or either side panel. Not only is it great to build in though, it is also one of the best looking cases I've ever built with too! This really is the best case overall, as long as you are at least using an AIO for your CPU.

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 11 points

mods this has been up for ten minutes already why isn't it featured!!

Outstanding build OP +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol this is featured now. This is actually amazing build

  • 4 months ago
  • 6 points

What rgb code did you use to get that gold?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I used the goldenrod code from rapid tables for the motherboard and ram: https://www.rapidtables.com/web/color/Gold_Color.html [rgb(218,165,32)]

But for the fans it is actually on the default orange color on the controller that came with them. I'm having some issues with the ARGB connector on my motherboard, so I don't have full addressability(?) right now, but I actually ended up liking this setup more anyway so I don't really care anymore lol

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow. From now on this is how i imagine my dream setup. Really unique...

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Any idea why the gpu led it white for the 50th anniversary version and not gold?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

He might have custom RX 5700 XT think he painted it his GPU.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at this build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/mZTBD3

He has the 50th anniversary gpu and the led is white!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It is just white I guess. A little disappointing to be honest but it is still hands down the ******* sexiest card I've ever owned

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

What are your GPU temps?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I usually get to 90c during the more intense gaming sessions, but it takes a bit to get up there.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! Too bad you didn't use the Ryzen 7 2700X Anniversary Edition. +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I almost wanted to, but you don't even see the actual part so getting the AE addition felt kinda pointless

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

that's a very nice mousepad btw

where'd you get it?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

IEM Chicago 2018!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

From an aesthetics point of view, the love & hate relationship with the 011 case always goes in the positive when you get it to look this good, with a fine selection of complimenting parts and a single luxury colour scheme.

+1

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Totally forgot about this post. Thanks for all the compliments! Reddit didn't go quite as planned so its nice to get some recognition for the work I put into this build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Love your build, I had fun with my similar setup, different case/cooler/memory, I'm so glad I was looking at AMD reddit day of release to hop onto that 3900x from newegg early morning of 7/7

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely Flawless!

Congrats on being able to find the 5700 XT Anniversary Edition!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get them on AMD.com

Just make sure to turn off your ad blocker to see the buy now button.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Love this build and congrats on the feature! That orange and gold is menacing—just like AMD is to Intel, I suppose.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm just gonna leave this here.

Great build, absolutely stunning.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

vman411gamer = A PC builder that has achieved the impossible. The visually tacky Ram called the G.Skill Trident Z Royal in Gold color looks excellent in this build.

Great job. A+.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Wonderful build, looks outstanding and congrats on the feature!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish that GPU light be gold color or something... Why AMD!

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

That is a VERY nice build. Very nice indeed.

In fact I think you just convinced me that a black dynamic would be preferable to a white.

Thanks for sharing.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If black is any part of your color scheme, the black PC-O11 is definitely the way to go.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

YES! Exactly what I was looking for! Lian-Li case with ASUS build. Awesome build!! You don't buy this case if you don't consider aesthetic side of it, which you did fantastic job. Also, thanks for the head's up for that knob. Found out I don't have a lot of choices if I want all the rgb devices to be synced with one software and this is one of them.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

AMD build with Intel mousepad lmao. Jkjk great build tho one of my favorites on this website +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, you're getting 48C on the cpu under full load? Am I reading it wrong?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Under gaming load according to hwinfo. Haven't done any stress tests on the CPU at this point and the productivity work I do on it doesn't last long so there aren't really any sustained loads related to that either. Plus a 360mm AIO.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build! i also wanted the lian-li or the corsair 680x something but ended up trying to save some $$ :-(

do aio need liquid top-up or replacement by 5 years? i thought they were sealed? i hope no horror stories of leakages for aio

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

They are sealed but it can still evaporate. I've had multiple friends have to completely replace their AIO by year 5 at the latest because their temps were a lot higher than they were originally, even with a new thermal paste application. I think it's safe to say those AIOs water evaporated a decent amount, despite being completely 'closed loop.' I much rather prefer the ability to open up and top up the system to keep it going for at least that long.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

ahhh, thanks. i better keep an eye out for the temp in 3-5 years. although i imagine 5 years is too long without getting the itch to upgrade hehe

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature and nice job on the build! I’m not necessarily a huge fan of gold rgb but I think you’ve done it in a tasteful way without going over the top and it makes sense for the AMD 50 sentiment.

Maybe you should’ve gotten the MSI X570 ACE with gold accents? Haha

Nice work!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell yea I got the feature! Yea I couldn't really justify buying that lol. Also, my ram is compatible with Aura sync only so I was kinda locked into Asus. Thanks for all the compliments!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol yeah they're pricey. I closed my eyes and hit purchase when I got the X570 creation. I've got the Trident Z RGBs (not royal) and they work with MSI's software too though, not just Aura sync!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

might be a cool idea to watercool the graphics card but paint the waterblock gold and black. overall a very cool build and its unfortunate that the 5700 xt anniversary edition gets that hot.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If I ever do anything like that it will definitely have to be altered to fit with the aesthetic. I spent a good amount of money making the rest of the system fit perfectly with that graphics card.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great man! Odd question but what desk do you have? Looking for a new one to go with my new build and that looks spacious! Really want to get my tower off the floor.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you tell me the name of that laptop stand in the fourth picture?? It looks neat and I've never seen one like that before.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for the link and congrats on your build being featured.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You chose that CPU cooler because it says Cougar, right?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I chose it because it was cheaper than other 360mm radiators and it has a flow indicator. The name of the company was just a cherry on top lol

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have questions about the mouse pad.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not the 50th Gen 2700X and the Radeon VII

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh that's hot 🔥😂 But seriously tho Cougar is such an underrated brand

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Love the overall theme and the gold color lights illuminating from the fans. AMD would be proud.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I'm making a PC with similar specs but with a monotone theme (but can do some RGB!)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh this is GORGEOUS. Just gotta find a way to solve that kinda wicked sag on the GPU. Is it snugged up as far as it will go against the screws in the PCIe slots?

Also, what are your GPU temps like? Have you run into any issues there with the stock AMD blower?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Love the color scheme to match the special edition 5700xt. Why am I not surprised at having to use DDU with a Radeon :p. When will AMD just add the 'clean install option to their driver installer?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That. Is. Beautiful.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks expensively beautiful! I like the gold touch makes you look like a millionaire bro

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What Laptop are you using? And at what you have connected it?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a System76 Kudu Pro Linux laptop from about 5 years ago and I have it connected to my main monitor for dual screening.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you able to get the RAM to run at xmp profile? Also, could you please share the timings?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM is running 3600mHz with 16-16-16-36 timings with no issues.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello :) what is your pch(chipset temp) ? My temp idle 60c

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If that is listed as the Motherboard temp in HWiNFO64, I am idling at 36c

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So beautiful! Can you add pictures of what it looks like in the dark?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take some pics tonight!

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Lmao, an intel laptop and mousepad. Had a laugh there ngl. But damn this build is amazing! You did an amazing job with this and it radiates with gold. What a great way to commemorate 50 years!

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