This is the album to go along with the Build Log and FAQ that I'll be building as I play around with the 7000 series cases. This will be the log of that as well as an FAQ for others seeking to go down this path.
It's going to be an ongoing work in progress - both with the case and with the new features in the forum. The best view, I think, is to order by Caption and then view as a List. Commenting is enabled on the pictures, too.
Feedback and questions are welcome as are your own comments from your own build. Let's see what we can do with this case!
The companion thread is here:
Built a heavily customized PC with decent specs, mainly for casual browsing and spreadsheet work.
Ryzen 3 3300X 3.8~4.3Ghz
Gigabyte GTX 1660 Super Gaming OC (Tri-fan)
ASUS ROG Strix B550-A
2x8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro White 3200Mhz
x2 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro Lighting Kit
Corsair MP400 NVMe SSD 1TB
Corsair RM750X White
Corsair 465X White
Corsair H150i Elite Capellix Cooler
x3 Corsair LL120 White RGB Fans
x5 Corsair ML120 White RGB Fans
24-pin & 8-pin Lian Li Strimer Plus cable
I wanted to go full corsair-white so every component were bought as is except for the GPU (painted them white using plastidip) I also bought this adapter so I can sync the Lian Li Strimer Plus cables with iCUE when I go unicorn mode.
This is a build for my daughter (primarily) to play games in the smallest Corsair case - the 280X. Rather than taking Zotty's approach and doing everything ginormous, this build looks to be small and compact ... but still loaded with RGBz and cooling.
What more does a cute little 12 year old girl need to play Fortnite?
i7-10700k at 5.2GHz all core, 5.0Ghz Bus at 1.4v
Kraken x73 360mm AIO -3xQL 120mm on Front for RGB, 3 ML nonRGB Pros on back for dat static pressure goodness
Asus Rog Strix z490 F-Gaming mobo
4x8GB G.Skill 4000 CL15-16-16-36 at 1.5v
^^ stable at 4000 CL13-13-13-26 at 1.75v (& approved by G.Skill)
EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra with both 500 watt bios for my card, and 520 watt Kingpin bios installed on two jumper positions. Using 500watt as it works best while still on air.
Had RM1000i psu until last week when after 14 months it decided to randomly blow while booting up. Now an EVGA 1000w GQ Gold until I can RMA.
1 Commander Pro - 1 Lighting Node, 1 Lighting Node Pro w/ LED Node, and Nexus iCue Touchscreen Companion
5TB PCIe NVME
2TB SATAIII NVME
2.5TB SATAIII 2.5"
2 x 1TB SATAIII 2.5" SSDs in Raid0 for OS Disk
*Ordered a full EK Vector Waterblock and 360mm PE Rad, along with 3x120mm Noctua 3000rpm fans AND a 400Watt Koolance Liquid Chiller - JUST FOR THE GPU - Until I realized that the EK block is 154.5mm tall (according to their schematics), which is just over 16". My current 3090 is 5.8" tall and I can BARELY get the 3x8pin connections in while still closing the glass case on my Lian Li 011 Dynamic.
Unfortunately, had to cancel that order until I can find a waterblock that fits :(
Currently #45 on Timespy with this CPU and my 3090 on AIR with 500watt bios (20134 points) and hit #7 with this CPU and my old Aorus Waterforce Extreme 2080ti uw/240mm aio, modded with 4 x ML (nonRGB) Pros in Push/Pull (using its stock bios.)