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4d-PC One-011

by 4D-PC

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Thanks for stopping by and having a look! My goal with this build was to leverage the airflow design of this case in conjunction with water cooling to get a clean, quiet and cool running build. I realize this case is designed for air cooling, however one large advantage of this case is its ability to run 9 case fans with a 90-degree card mount. This is not possible in the 011 Dynamic due to the front glass panel and the mounting of the pump on the bottom of the case. The 90-degree card mount really showcases the beauty of the EVGA Hydro copper water block. It also does a great job of covering up ugly wiring at the bottom of the MOBO such as the USB 3.0 header and other front panel interconnects.

Cooling is a full custom water loop with two 360 radiators, a DDC pump, EK CPU block and an EVGA GPU block. The control system for the cooling is an Aqua Computer Quadro. This little device is truly amazing for its ability to control 9 fans, the pump and manage the temp sensors. (not to mention it can control LEDs, however I did not use that feature on this build). The Aqua suite water cooling fan curve and pump curve controller make this system run quiet and efficiently. A huge advantage of the Quadro is that once programmed it is pretty much a set it and forget it device. So, for those who are running multi operating systems it will run perfectly without having to install its software when running a different OS such as Linux.

The top radiator was relocated by drilling out the case to move the radiator back towards the IO panel. This was done for two reasons, the first being that it was necessary to move the radiator back so the top fan on the front of the case would fit, and second to give clearance to one of the hard lines from the top radiator so that it didn't get blocked by the MOBO's IO panel. Moving the radiator required me to make a new bracket and trim up the plastic of the top cover so that it would fit. Also, the top of the case was drilled for fill and drain ports to ease coolant change.

Custom wiring was done to clean up the case and to show off the clean look of black cable sleeves. For the most part all wires are simply modified to remove the bundled inline capacitors from the MOBO side and move them to the power supply side of the wire. Additionally, I rewired the pump, Quadro, and LEDs to run off the same 4 pin Molex-AMP connector stack. I leveraged the power split in the connector so that one Molex could power two items, one that ran on +5v and one that ran on +12v.

If you have any questions please let me know!

Here is the total parts list, sorry for not being able to itemize all parts in the parts list. This build is a touch over 4k in parts.

CPU: I7 8700K Coffee Lake 6 Core/12 thread (4.7 GHz Turbo) Mother board: EVGA Z370 FTW Mother Board GPU: EVGA 1080 TI SC2 Hybrid RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8gb) DDR4 3000 Case: LIAN Li PC-011 AIR Black SECC Mid Tower Storage: Intel 760P M.2 2280 (512gb) Nvme Storage: Samsung 860 Evo (1TB) SSD Storage: WD Blue (1TB) HDD x2 Power Supply: EVGA Super Nova G2 PSU 750 watt Case: LIAN Li 90 -degree GPU bracket kit Fans: 9 EK-Furious Vardar EVO 120BB fans WaterCooling: PETG tubing 16mm Hard tubes WaterCooling: Bitspower fittings including temp sensors WaterCooling: Barrowch Flow Meter OLED WaterCooling: Barrowch Boxfish OLED 200mm Reservoir WaterCooling: EK supremacy EVO-Acetal CPU water block WaterCooling: Aqua computer QUADRO fan and pump controller WaterCooling: EK-XTOP DDC PWM Elite-Acetal Coolant Pump WaterCooling: EK-Coolstream SE 360mm Radiator 28mm thick WaterCooling: EK-Coolstream XE 360mm Radiator 60mm thick WaterCooling: EVGA Hydro Copper Water block for GTX 1080 TI SC2 RGB Lighting: DeepCool RGB360 LEDs case lights Power connectors, Wire, terminals, heat shrink, Sleeve for custom wiring and bits from Phobya, Cable mod, and EK such as y connectors and adaptors.

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CooproxXo1 3 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

I smell a feature

scatterforce 2 points 2 months ago

I second that

aud10_fr3ak 3 points 2 months ago

sniff sniff. i third.

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you all! I really would love a feature.

PersonPerson 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

this is so clean it looks like a render!

MicroKiller7 2 points 2 months ago

Very similar to GCF no rob build btw very nice

MrThreePik 12 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Pretty much

PersonPerson 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

you say that some of the parts arent included - im worried to know how much the whole build was

Brandonr757 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I'd estimate $3000 or so

Brandonr757 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Beautiful build.

Grime720 1 point 2 months ago

was your concept of the loop from GGF Events 'ZERO RGB Time-lapse build - Lian Li PC-O11 AIR' build'.

It looks phenomenal

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

Hello,

Yes, I originally saw the GGF zero RBG build and really liked the concept. I wanted to do some back lighting to bring out the detail in the build as opposed to Zero RGB. Technically it has RGB, its just set to a solid color. When I turn on red it looks like it might belong to Darth Vader :)

Majekdor 1 point 2 months ago

Well I mean this is just annoyingly perfect. Great build man

ORACLEpcb 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Very LOVELY!~!!!

DrLitch 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Extremely neat and tidy, clean and precise. Would not be surprised to see this featured at some point in future.

naz1511 1 point 2 months ago

Such a beaut! sometimes less is more right?

Can you share me your experience with the quadro? I am currently contemplating that vs a corsair commander pro. I need to control at least 4 fan channels, but the good thing about the commander pro is that in itself has 2 more usb headers which is a bonus for me since my mobo only has one (for a node pro).

Thanks for sharing your build.

Edit: spelling

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Hello,

Thats a tough call, they are both really nice products. Also there are no additional usb headers on the Quadro. I find the Aqua suite software more intuitive, but your mileage may vary. I would recommend you review the power stage of either controller. The Quadro is extremely robust in terms of total power output. Not to mention its physically smaller and it can easily run over 9 fans.

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Hello,

I would recommend the Quadro, it works very well, has alot of power over head and the software is pretty easy to use. The hardest thing for me was getting one in the US. They seemed to be sold out everywhere when I was trying to get one. The hardware and software work very well together. BTW I am running 9 fans and a DDC pump on this device. It does not have a USB header. I hope that helps!

naz1511 1 point 1 month ago

Hi,

I went on and ordered the quadro last week because it just went in stock at ppcs, super stoked. Just came in the mail as i typed this. I cant wait to try it. I did watch singularitycomputers and how they set up the aquaero, pretty awesome featureset if one were to really adjust anything and everything WC. Thanks for the advice!

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

No problem, love to hear how it works out for you. Ill tell you a couple tricks I learned is to use the 4 pin power and stack it with a pass through for clean wiring. Basically you have a +5v a +12v and two grounds which allows you to run two accessories off one molex. Like a RBG header and some other lighting in my case. it makes for one less molex and cleaner wiring. The other thing is that of the four channels, each channel has enough power to run 3 or 4 fans. But more importantly one header can run most DDC pumps. I ran my DDC off one of the four channels and it doesn't come close to pulling the max power output of the quadro.

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I really like the design of it. +1

Burgrboy15 1 point 2 months ago

this is the cleanest pc ive ever seen

Sir_Killedalot 1 point 2 months ago

Beautiful build. Definitely feature worthy.

Simulint 4 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Sick build!

iKoniKModz 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

This is almost identical to the GGF Events build a few months ago .... Nice replica though!!!!

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Yep thats what the client wanted. I prefer the loop config I ran though over a straight GPU to CPU loop. Its a really clean config so why not!

iKoniKModz 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

It looks hella good though!

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you!

CAS5BO 1 point 1 month ago

Jesus that's a big rad

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

60mm think 360 rad on the top and a 25mm slim line 360 in the back. :)

CAS5BO 1 point 1 month ago

btw how fast is the 760p and also congrats on the feature

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

So operationally its great, no issues. I have used mostly Samsung just to be safe, but it looked like a fast drive. For seat of the pants operation it seemed as fast as the Samsungs. However sadly I never took the time to bench mark it. That system is with its new owner and they love it. I will probably get that system back in a year to clean out the water cooling so I will be interested to see how the drive holds up.

CAS5BO 1 point 1 month ago

oh ok thanks

havertysfurniture 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

tremendous build!

4D-PC submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 days ago

Thank you!