Description

Merely 4 months after completing my first ever PC, I felt the need to upgrade my system. I was only planning to replace the case and maybe add some fans, since it is difficult to sell used parts like CPU and motherboard. At first I had my eyes on the Thermaltake View 37 ARGB, mainly for its clear top panel. However, after seeing one in person, I decided that it was not smart to buy a case that is mostly acrylic and cheap plastic. After searching on the internet, I was settled with the newly released Lian Li PC011 DW Razer edition.

As for the case, it is very well built. It has plenty of room to work with, numerous tie down spots, and it showcases your lit components like no other and as someone who often has to slide the PC across the table, I really appreciate the solid rubber feet pads(seriously, it would be a big bummer if it came off). Two things to note, however, the case was shown with dark tinted glass, it is just normal glass with black borders. Also the added rgb lighting does require a usb 2.0 header on the motherboard. The amount of cables surreal, honestly I have tried my best to get them together and they still look kinda terrible : (

I noticed the system slows down a lot when I'm moving things between drives and gaming at the same time. I'm not too sure if it is my CPU or ram that is bottlenecking my system.

The motherboard is definitely for a budget build. It has most features you need and it works properly. But I would've gone for a more expensive motherboard if I had more budget.

I bought the 1080 DT at a cheap price, as expected, it doesn't overclock very well. After a few tries I had to give up and leave it at core clock. (oc appears to be stable when doing 15min+ benchmark runs but artifacts show up in games)

I tried the Cooler Master MF120 ARGB fans before I got the Corsair ll120. The mf120 were much cheaper, and it had decent performance. The ll120 were quieter and I liked the software more but you need to make room for 2 seperate hubs(why????). Also I don't think the LL120 looks better, I just think they are two very different looks, so if you are deciding between the two, I would suggest you try the cooler master ones out.

Part Reviews

Case

As for the case, it is very well built. It has plenty of room to work with, numerous tie down spots, and it showcases your lit components like no other and as someone who often has to slide the PC across the table, I really appreciate the solid rubber feet pads(seriously, it would be a big bummer if it came off). Two things to note, however, the case was shown with dark tinted glass, it is just normal glass with black borders. Also the added rgb lighting does require a usb 2.0 header on the motherboard. The amount of cables surreal, honestly I have tried my best to get them together and they still look kinda terrible : (

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

uhh just gonna mention that your case was more expensive than your cpu :P

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I can never get emojis to work on PCPP.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh damn that title was certainly "shocking"...

Get it? Shocking? Get it??? No..... ok then

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

you have all of the lightning emoji's in your build's name, but no MSI Lightning Z cards. Wack. Nice build tho.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

man I dig that case

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Good combo but I would like to mention that an i7 8700k paired with an RTX 2060 would have been a better combo overall. It would have better thermals, faster speeds, and be around the same price as your CPU/GPU combo.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the parts from my first system that I built in August of 2018, at that time 2060 wasn't even announced yet. I got my 1080 for a very cheap price as well.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the dedication towards the attempt at cable management in the photos above. That something very rare to see with O11 builds. The Razer Edition I personally have to and am certainly trying to figure out a lot of things out. Thanks.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been wanting to know the reviews on this WIE9260 wifi/bluetooth card. I believe the product just came out. I might put in an order soon.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

i tried it, its definitely good value, and it is the only one I can find with its antennas attached. Another thing is that the seller will return 50% of its original price if you upload a video review, but I eventually returned it because its Bluetooth connection with a xbox controller wasn't good enough

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

oh dang. thats no good for xbox controllers. i use ps4 controllers on my pc for mame emulators. i might have to look into the bluetooth feature. well, 50% reimbursement sounds good.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How hard was it to get the rgb to sync up between corsair and razer?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

oh very easy. the rgb fans and my corsair keyboard connects to iCue, and the case rgb connects to Razer's software. Razer's software is very easy to use, and it launches when you boot with no issue. The corsair icue, on the other hand, doesn't recognize the hardware if you turn on "auto launch when boot", I usually just manually launch it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know what colours you used for the fans and the razer lighting, like the hex or rgb? Sorry to be a bother just wanted to recreate the aesthetic without a lot of trial and error. no problem at all and I get it if it's difficult to get those, I've had headaches trying to put together the RGB already and I haven't even bought a part yet lol

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I just added a few screen shots of the color combo. Honestly, the whole pc looks a hell of a lot better than the photos can show. I kinda copied the colors off of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdiS2JknPbU&t=579s There is so much potential with this case, I'm gonna start trying new combos.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

let me know if you need anything else

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, thanks so much! looks like it'll be easy to do, thanks for all your help

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Also if you see this, is it possible for me to get a file for the rgb designs you used for the front Razer rgb and the Corsair iQue for the fans?? would be a huge help love the aesthetic

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

is ur gpu temps good in that vertical mount??

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. thanks to the size of the Lian Li case, there is about 3 inches between the GPU and the side glass, and the temps are fine.