O11 XL White/Black/Gold build featuring the Master Chief

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O11 XL White/Black/Gold build featuring the Master Chief

Even though they end up looking nice and clean, I wanted to avoid the O11 distro-plate and do something unique. I also wanted to keep the front window. I liked the sleek look of the EK Flat reservoirs so I decided to go with that and have just bottom-up airflow.

In general I like the components to be what is seen, not the lights but use the lights for accent colors. In addition to the fans I also two vertical light strips behind the right and left posts to provide white ambient light.

One challenge was what to do about the reservoir being see-through. I though about just using a frosted glass sticker but first experimented with taping a printed photo and this actually looked better than I ever expected. They key was to use smartphone wallpaper images due to the very narrow aspect ratio. I also put a little bit of black electrical tape to the side of the pump so that the whole bottom of the res is blacked out.

I've since upgraded the GPU to a 4090 but still waiting on the waterblock for it.

Specs in Photo:
Case: O11 XL
GPU: Asus Strix RTX 2080 TI with Phanteks block
CPU: i7-12700k with EK Velocity^2 block
MB: Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Formula
RAM: G.Skill 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5 6000
Fans: 6x Lian Li Uni-Fan 120 SL-Inf
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1000W
Storage: WD Black SN850 2TB
Cables: custom cables from CableMod

Fittings from EK and Bitspower
2x 360 Radiators - corsair 30mm on top, alphacool 45mm on bottom
EK Flat Res with D5
Color(s): Black Gold White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

RTX 4090 - pre waterblock


$ 248.22
Intel - Core i7-12700K
Socket: LGA 1700
Cores: 12
Integrated Graphics: Yes
$ 600.00
ASUS - ROG Maximus Formula
Chipset: Z690
CPU Socket: LGA 1170
Size: E-ATX
$ 117.99
G.Skill - Trident Z5 (6000MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR5
Capacity: 32 GB
$ 749.00
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 Ti
$ 235.99
Western Digital - WD Black SN850
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 2 TB
$ 200.00
Thermaltake - Toughpower
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+
$ 359.50
Lian Li - O11 Dynamic XL (White)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
$ 200.00
CableMod - Full Cable Kit
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModFlex
Color: Black, Red, Silver
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 2,733.52
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