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Old 07-01-20, 01:06 PM
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@Warchild, I wholeheartedly agree, the consumer market has been flooded by way to many cases which embody form over function (many created by some so called reputable brands) be it at very over inflated prices; fortunately as @Bartacus has stated the PC-O11 Dynamic in its vanilla form isn’t one of them.

My decision to mod the case was to purely identify it as being mine in the first instance (I love the case to bits) and secondly to add the same functionality as provided by it’s sibling the PC-O11 Air; basically giving me something different from the norm and providing the best of both worlds.

I did something similar a while ago with a Silverstone PS07, I love the case layout but thought it rather plain looking in it's stock form; I wanted a unique look - below is what I created.









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Old 26-01-20, 09:27 PM
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The wee beast at night with the new addition, a DREVO BladeMaster TE with Gateron Blacks - it arrived today


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It arrived last Wednesday (before the lock down announced last night here in the United Kingdom) - I've not had a chance to post the pics up before now owing to work commitments (my profession has been designated that of a Key Worker).

Direct from Caseking Germany I present...








When time permits and when I can justify to myself doing so, I'll post up temperature test results for before and after installation.
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Old 08-07-20, 04:43 PM
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And now for an O11 Air spin off...

Like @Bartacus I have an affection for the Lian Li O11 series of cases, I also own an O11 Air and having some time on my hands this morning I decided to start work on a spin off project; basically my existing hardware will move home for the purposes of satisfying my curiosity with a new cooling arrangement


First things first, one of the few things I dislike about the O11 series is THIS, that plate is so tacky IMHO.




A simple but effective fix, apply an acrylic plate to cover it.



Sorted!


Next up, I've decided to go with dual 140mm fans in the front this time around, I've dispensed with the stock mesh in favour of some 140mm Silverstone mesh filters for less restrictive filtered airflow.








And lastly, an acrylic panel to blank off the side fan mounts and provide a nice clean look.





That should do for now
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Old 09-07-20, 05:58 PM
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I've decided to supplement my existing onboard storage (a 500Gb Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe and a 500Gb 960 EVO NVMe) with a pair of Crucial MX500 1TB SATA SSD's I had kicking about, they're still a good rock solid drive IMO even now.




I'll be mounting these on the two floor mounts of the O11, I couldn't mount them without dressing them up a little first however...




Enter a pair of custom UV printed matt black acrylic covers
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Old 13-07-20, 01:27 PM
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So, by installing two 140mm fans (as opposed to three 120mm's) and doing away with the restrictive stock mesh I've created a another problem for myself.



An open invitation for dust bunnies to invade through the non mesh covered gaps.


Simple solution





Duct tape


Reinstall the front panel and you don't even know it's there




The mounting and test fitting of the SSD's on the floor of the case -



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Old 16-07-20, 06:06 PM
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This will be the last post before the migration, so, now you see what I hope will be the jewel in the crown in the form of an Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 280 CLC installed - yes it will be an all Arctic Cooling affair on this occasion.

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Duct tape cheesecake! Oh the horrid things I've done in cases where you can't see them
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Duct tape cheesecake! Oh the horrid things I've done in cases where you can't see them
Well that's precisely the point, it won't be seen lol, it seems that peeps these days are reluctant to think outside the box and resort to the ghetto modding of old these days.

The internal blanking panel was essential, the nameplate was an eye sore so warranted covering and the duct tape simply gets replaced each time on a cleaning cycle - sorted
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This morning (before it became to hot, I mean it's like 28°C here just now) was the tear down and clean up; here is a pictorial of the key components being used.


First up, my Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master motherboard complete with Ryzen 9 3900x CPU -





I pre-ordered both for launch day and have never regretted doing so, the Aorus Master for me represented Gigabytes return to The Major League.


I'm upgrading to 32Gb (2x16Gb kits) of Patriot Viper Steel DDR4 PC4-32000C19 4000Mhz DDR4 (PVS416G400C9K) -



Ludicrously overclockable Samsung B Die and offers phenominal bang per buck.


My prized Founders Edition Nvidia 2080 -





I reflashed this with an EVGA BIOS which allows the implemention of a custom fan curve and unlocks a higher power limit - it runs at 1645MHz boosting to 2100MHz, the memory is running at an effective 15800MHz with just a 105% Power Limit.


And last but by no means least my ever faithful EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3 PSU.



It's served me well and never missed a beat
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