Full disclosure: I was so excited to build in this case that I took zero photos during, so I'll be sure to take off the panels and snap some better interior shots soon.
This is a new chapter to my old build, the Green Grizzly. It was time to downgrade from a full to mid tower, and the Lian Li 011 Dynamic (white) really rose above the pack. Really, it was an upgrade since this new case is beautiful, a dream to build in, and I got back some much needed desk space.
Between my old build linked above and this one, the only changes are:
- Replaced my old MSI 1070 for a ROG Strix 1080 TI
- Swapped out the Phanteks Enthoo Pro for the Lian Li 011 Dynamic
- Added 3 Deepcool RF 120mm RGB fans, unified in a 10-fan hub
The 011 Dynamic is like a mini showroom for your desk. The 2 pieces of tempered glass provide an uninhibited view to the inner workings of your build, and when spending so much on parts why not enjoy how cool and well-designed they are? I do highly recommend either spamming RGB fans or adding some LED strips to the rear of the case if you want to really put the emphasis on your components. The white interior picks up on whatever you're putting down for RGB lighting, so this case was built for light. I personally have been leaning into the black and white aesthetic, although I have some red LED RAM that limits some of my color schemes. Still, the red as an accent to mainly white/black is a nice touch as well.
Let's get into the case a bit more... with my current setup, running just 3x 120mm fans and my Cryorig H7, with CPU at mild use -- Chrome, Discord, Youtube, Spotify mostly -- sits in the 35-45 range, GPU in the 45-55 range (and those fans only spin up at higher temps). I specifically set a fan curve to balance temps and noise, and it's running just as quiet as my old Enthoo Pro did with just 1 200mm intake, the H7, and a 140mm exhaust. This is impressive especially given a case built primarily for water cooling.
Building in this case is so nice because the interior is a limited amount of material but utilized perfectly. The rear, side-oriented PSU position actually made it a lot easier to connect most things to my mobo, and when you have all the panels off (which only takes 2 thumbscrews to do), you can easily access anything while feeding wires through. Grommets and cable slots are positioned everywhere you could need for nice short, direct connections.
Next up for this bad larry are some custom CableMod replacement cables, ESPECIALLY for the two 8-pin connectors that the 1080 TI requires. Running two dual 6+2/8-pin PCIe cables looks atrocious in any case. Only thing I haven't decided on yet.... carbon/red cables, white/black, or all white?