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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?

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  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

As a fellow PC-O11 owner, I’m always on the lookout for similar builds. It was nice reading your description to see your experience working with this case. It seems like we both built around the case. If you have a moment, check out my build and let me know what you think: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/WYBbt6 p.s. don’t mind the center intake fan, I flipped it :p

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually, your build was one that I looked at several times for inspiration while planning mine! I really like it, and that has been my go-to reference for those white/black cables that I'm considering -- you also inspired me to go with the Deepcool RF fans ($30 for a 3 pack) instead of the Corsairs which it seems like everyone uses (with good reason, but too pricy for me rn)

Like I said in my post, this case is ideal for a black and white setup and yours is a great example of it, especially with the extra LEDs you have on the MOBO and the RAM, and the backplate on the GPU as well.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

can you do a push pull rad configuration on the side with this case? rad from the back and fans up front and also back of rad as push pull intake

will this fit with 120 25 mm thick fans

with E-ATX mobo

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

thats a sweet case. im waiting on some doe to build a rig with that case myself

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dZPpsZ

will post it as soon as its finished

i might even add liquid cooling custom copper loop later on too custom cables too

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Why would you pair a 9900k and a 2060 when you could have a 2070 or 2080 and a 9600kf or k

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

im not gonna be playing too many high end games, so 2060 is cheeep might even change it to 1660 ti

also 9600k? is that the i5?. if so i want that hyper threading i believe the new i5s have no hyper threading.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

i5's have never had hyperthreading

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

therefore i9

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

well i7 used to have hyperthreading insert this meme here

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm excited for you! You're gonna love building in this case.

One thing I'd mention because I see you have a ton of fans in there -- I bought 6x 120mm fans for this build, and I didn't add more than those 3 intakes yet. My temps have been great, even with a fan curve to reduce noise. I used this thing for about ~12 hours yesterday for anything from web browsing to playing Crackdown 3 at max settings, 100-120FPS. My CPU didn't get over 64c and my GPU didn't get much hotter than that either.

So basically, I'd say take your time with the fans -- don't order or unbox more than you need at once. Unless aesthetically you just want to go all in, then have at it. But you may save some money by slowly adding to the fans, because so far 3 side intake have been plenty on mine. Especially if you're thinking watercooled loop later.

P.s. see Amarko who also commented on my build, his build uses that same TridentZ Royal RAM in this case if you wanna see it in action!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

that was the plan from the start? i will get 3 fans first and one of them will be the industrial version to test out. eventually i will put all the fans in for aesthetics.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll be sure to take off the panels and snap some better interior shots soon

Thank you.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not know you could put an air cooler on this case? Can the hyper 212 fit?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You sure can, it's designed for water cooling but still works very well as airflow.

I can't speak to the hyper 212, but my Cryorig H7 is about 1cm away from the side panel. So as long as the 212 doesn't protrude much more than the H7 it should fit.