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I wanted to do a white build. I went with a 3000 series CPU a Ryzen 5 3600x. I had to go with the Asus x570 pro motherboard to go with the white concept as well as taking advantage of the PCIe gen 4 capabilities. 32GB Corsair RAM white @3600MHz. I tried overclocking this to 4000 but ran into some crashing so I reverted back. I might mess around with it more later. I selected the 1 TB corsair mp600 M.2 NVMe 4.0 as my main drive which is amazing and a traditional 3TB HDD for my backups. The only issues I ran into was the corsair fans. Do not buy the fans individually or it wont include the lighting rgb hub which you will need! Good luck finding this and buying this separately. Corsair fans have two cables one for power and one for rgb. They also have proprietary plugs which forces you to use their hubs. I also recommend buying the corsair commander pro to plug all the fan power cables into instead of routing them straight to the mobo. The lian li case is amazing and looks awesome in white. Since there's so much space for fans it's a must to fill it with a lot of fans. I would have loved to have gone with an amd gpu but none came in white so I went with the gigabyte 2070 super in white.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Love this build. The inside of this case lit white reminds me of star wars. Just in time for the new game. +1

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build but their is one fan missing

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes, thanks for pointing this out because it was another issue I ran into. The usb case front panel cable had to be plugged into the motherboard at that spot. The cable extends further out to where I couldn't fit another fan.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get a usb extender if you want.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I was seriously just thinking about that lol. I do have an extra fan so you're right I'll just do that then.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

I have almost an identical build, do you mind sharing what USB extender would work for that bottom middle cord thats in the way? Thanks in advance!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very very nice clean build! I love the white theme. With all the fans is it pretty quiet?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I've mostly been putting the fans on quiet mode and it's pretty good. I sit close to my pc so you can definitely hear it but it's not bad. If you crank the fans up to extreme, yeah its loud.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

In my build I have two case fans, and two fans on the cpu cooler and then there is the power supply fan. When I put all fans on max my pc is loud. On normal its pretty quiet. My pc sits next to me on the desk also.

I find it pretty cool, when I got to a play game, the fans crank up and it has a nice sound to it.
I actually thinks it pretty cool.

Again very nice build. I love the white them.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is absolutely sterile. Love it

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Best looking build up here right now in my opinion! I have the same specs in my system. Even the same exact graphics card (black version). Just don't want to invest in all those fans lol. Great build though!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I checked your build out, thats pretty legit. Having those side panels pop out like that must be really nice for access. That's the thing with the lian li case I decided to go with. It looks really nice but looks dumb if you dont fill the space. I originally only purchased 4 extra fans but then decided I have to do it right. Corsiar definitely has some expensive fans.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man I appreciate it. But yeah thats one of the things that sold me on the case.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: After some suggestions I included a 3rd fan on the bottom. Before, the front panel USB was plugged into the mobo at this point and it protruded too far to fit a fan. I decided to unplug it for now and find a usb extension, but keep this in mind if you decide to do something similar.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build! Hoping i can do something similar soon

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, let me know when it's finished!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very pretty! how did you manage the fan header with that many fans? the commander pro has 6 fan headers. i see the 2 radiator fans are connected to CPU_Fan and CPU_Opt. but there's one missing, how did you do that?

and did you have 2 RGB Strobes linked up to the commander pro? one with 6 and one with 3 connected LEDs from the fans?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll try and explain it the best way I can because corsair made it a little complicated. You're right the AIO cpu cooler is hooked up to the motherboard by itself. The Corsair fans are POWERED using the Corsair commander pro. In case you're not aware the Corsair fans have two wires coming from them, one for power and one for the RGB. So 6 fans are powered through the commander pro which is the max the commander pro can power. When you buy the 3 pack fans they will come with the corsair lighting node pro which is for plugging in the RGB wires. I bought two 3 packs so I had two lighting node pros and each one can have 6 rgb wires plugged into them. Each lighting node pro plugs into the commander pro which has two additional ports labeled "LED". I think I had one fan left over that needed power still and the commander pro was filled up so I used one fan header on the mobo. Long story short, if you plan on going with a lot of fans, buy the commander pro and buy the 3 pack fans to get the included lighting node pro dont buy the fans individually. If you want me to draw out a wiring diagram just DM and I'll help you out. I wished someone explained this to me when I was going through it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

As someone who just ordered these fans (I did get the 3packs with the lighting nodes!) I'd be very interested in seeing that.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I would also be very interested in the wiring diagram. Just sent a DM.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the answer! i was already aware of how the nodes and commander pro work. i was just wondering where that 7th fan went if not in the commander pro lol.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks amazing! I'm also planning a similar mostly white build, complete with corsair AIO and fans together with the necessary lighting nodes, however I've got NVIDIA's brand of the 2070S GPU on my list. I'm considering upgrading to Gigabyte's take on it solely because it's white. Would you recommend it? I've never completed a full build before, so I don't know how GPU's with the same card vary per unit.

Also, how's the HDD? Might get a Barracuda or FireCuda instead of an SSD.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I really wanted to go with a Radeon 5700XT but like in your situation there wasn't one in white. So I decided to spend the extra $100 and went with the Gigabyte 2070Super solely for the white color. I'm glad I did because it ties everything together. You can do some research on the different manufacturers that use the same 2070 super chipset. From what I gather how they handle heat, fans, and whether theres a factory OC are the biggest differences. The one by gigabyte is a solid card that so far has proven itself. As far as the HDD theres really nothing to it. You can go with any HDD really but if it is your only storage I wouldn't recommend it. Go with a SSD or an NVMe M.2 drive for your OS. Your PC will load 1000x times faster and overall will be super fast beyond what a HDD can do. I only purchased the HDD just for my backups.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build mate. How is the fan noise or the general overall noise of the PC?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot, the fan noise is noticeable but nothing too crazy. I usually have them all in quiet mode which is nice and whenever I'm on the PC I usually have my headphones on. If you crank up the fans to extreme it will sound like a jet next to you no doubt.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the response. I'm trying to build something for my recording studio hence why I was asking.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

i seriously love this build and soon ill be building one almost identical to it but i was wondering if there was a fan that wasn't listed in the full price breakdown since it looks like you have 7 fans but only 6 were listed. Also i was wondering if you think that the fan controller is really necessary, will it be a mess of cables if i don't have one? Aaaaaaaand i was wondering if you really need 32 gb of ram or if you only got it so it would look more full. :) id really appreciate the feedback.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah good catch, I originally purchased my fans individually and needed the lighting node that came with the 3pack. If you buy two 3packs and buy one fan individually you will be ok. The fan controllers are a must. Not only will you not have enough fan headers on your motherboard to support 9 fans but you wont be able to use the RGB functionality. Plus you will have all your wires hidden in the back. You dont have to get 32GB thats just what I decided to get. You can do two 16GB sticks or any combination really.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks for the reply!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Love it!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Ryan!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey there awesome build - working on a build myself in this case,

Do you mind if I ask - what is your intake / exhaust setup ?

Thanks!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Joe I appreciate it. Currently I have the top fans as exhaust and the rest intakes. I haven't done any positive/negative pressure tests but temp wise everything is pretty cool.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very cool. But where is the power supply? I don't see it in your case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This case houses the power supply behind the motherboard.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks for clarifying.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Planning on buying the 3 pack of fans as well with a single fan for a total of 4. Would the commander pro be necessary to hook up all 4? Been looking into this myself and still quite unsure.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Depending on your motherboard that you're going with, there should be enough fan headers to support 4 fans but double check. The 3 pack will come with the lighting node to control the RGB feature. Longevity, if you decide to get more fans down the road then the commander pro will need to be purchased.

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic Build! So I have a few recommendations as my build will be nearly identical (GMTA). See my build list here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zQTyFG For the fans, I will be using two commander pros and two Corsair RGB hubs, then send the two RGB HUBs over to one of both of the commander pros (I haven't decided that part yet.) Also, I'm going to be putting the AIO in the front/side with the radiator on the inside of the case. That way the third fan on the bottom will line up with the other two. (My OCD really kicks in here). I'll still have the same fan configuration as yours (push/pull) but all of the fans will line up this way. The 2070 White Super has been out of stock for awhile now, so I think I'm just going to go with the ASUS ROG 5700XT and paint it white. What are your thoughts?

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Sounds good, I just purchased a 2nd white 2070 super on Amazon; it wasn't out of stock for me. I would not paint a GPU only because you can never get the paint job perfect; that's just me though.

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Well, when I say it's out of stock I mean that it's out of stock (new) for MSRP. There is a listing where someone is selling a new one for $790...ridiculous! There is another used one on sale for just around MSRP ($495). Are you in the US?

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm in the US and I just checked on amazon it is unavailable. I did return that 2nd 2070 super in white to Amazon maybe it will show up soon. I wanted to see performance with two 2070 supers in SLI NVLINK but it's not worth it. I also sold my primary 2070 super white on ebay (hindsight I could have sold it to you) and I purchased a 2080ti.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Which 2080ti did you get? I saw at CES that ASUS is coming out with an all-white ROG Strix 2080ti. I'd love to get the Galax 2080ti HOF Edition, but I don't have deep enough pockets to justify it at this time.

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

I saw the ASUS one and I tried to find it everywhere but they only manufactured a small amount. I could only find them in the UK, even then when I put the order in for one they refunded my money. I went with the Gigabyte Aorus Extreme. It is a black card but honestly doesnt look bad in the all white build. When the ASUS one comes more available I'll probably switch back to the white card. I did look into the Galax one but I really didn't know much about that manufacturer so I stayed with a name I recognized. It could be a good name for all I know but I wasn't sure. I will say this, the 2070 super is a card that handled everything I threw at it. I really liked that card. Only reason I switched to the 2080ti is me just wanting the top card. Nothing to do with the 2070 super not performing.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man I enjoyed putting this together.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I just uploaded a picture of the back side panel for you.

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