It’s not unusual for us to get requests for builds on the channel or here on the site. In fact, it’s a daily occurrence. Sometimes these will be pretty broad and easy to please, while other times they’ll be oddly specific. So niche I’m not really sure where people get the ideas and combinations from at times!
But above all else, one request has super seeded any other in its prevalence amongst comments, emails or otherwise. A build inside of the Lian 11 O11D.
Now we can’t satisfy everyone, so apologies if you were looking for a slightly different O11D build than the one we’ve put together. We have tried our best, though, and in my opinion created an awesome little build for high end gaming in 2021!
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
At the beating heart of our build, is AMDs Ryzen 7 5800X. The class leading CPU cements AMDs dominant stance in the CPU market – as the crown well and truly transfers away from Intel in the world of desktop gaming chips.
With 8 cores, 16 threads and a fast boost clock speed of 4.7GHz out of the box, you can’t go wrong! A sneaky price bump does make these chips a tad more expensive than last gen, which allows until to flank the sides on a ‘value’ pedestal.
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X63
Cooling a Ryzen 7 processor is an important, and hot task. The 5800X is a fairly efficient chip, but with a TDP 40W higher than it’s lower power Ryzen 5 5600X sibling, you will need a decent cooling solution.
The NZXT Kraken does the job nicely indeed, with 2 140mm fans, an infinite mirror CPU pump design and quiet fans that keep this system as a silent member of your gaming setup!
GPU: MSI Suprim X RTX 3080
When it came to the GPU for this build, it made sense to go high end. The O11D Mini we chose is a little more expensive than equivalent options on the market, while a Ryzen 7 is hardly a budget oriented chip.
That’s where the MSI Suprim X RTX 3080 comes in. With stacks of power for 1440p and 4K gaming, some great frame rates and an awesome cooler design you can’t go wrong.
The trickiest bit in fact, is actually trying to buy one. You can read our full review here, if you’d like to learn more about this awesome 3080 cooler design!
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RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB
For the memory in this build Corsair provide the goods, in the form of a 32GB kit of Vengeance RGB Pro! It’s a fast 3600MHz, dual channel kit with some nice RGB up top and a white heat spreader that looks awesome.
All around it is a solid choice, and 32GB is the perfect capacity for a build featuring an 3080.
SSD/Storage: Seagate Firecuda 510 1TB
Storage in this system is covered off by a 1TB SSD from Seagate. The Firecuda 510 series is an awesomely fast NVMe drive. With plenty of capacity options available and some great reviews you can’t go far wrong!
Keep scrolling for the rest of the components, but remember: we’ve uploaded a video version of this build below!
Motherboard: MSI B550 Tomahawk
When it comes to the motherboard, keep it simple and you can save some easy cash! The MSI B550 Tomahawk is cheaper, but more up to date than a competing X570 design, but retains support for Gen 4 SSDs, plenty of RAM and upto a Ryzen 9 CPU.
We love this board at GeekaWhat HQ, simply put: it has never let us down.
Case: Lian LI O11D Mini
The moment has arrived…. Lian Li’s O11D Mini is here. The (slightly) smaller version of the full size O11 Dynamic case it looks fantastic, with plenty of features to satisfy the aesthetic driven gamer.
Despite it’s ‘mini’ name, it still supports 360mm radiators, full size ATX motherboards, on-show radiator mounts and really long GPUs. The only thing ‘mini’ about it is the power supply support, which drops down to the smaller SFX form factor. This does make the case much thinner, but that is about it!
THE MOMENT HAS FINALLY ARRIVED! It’s time to check out our first ever lian-li o11D chassis!
PSU: Cooler Master V850 SFX
Power in this system is provided by an ever reliable unit from Cooler Master. As alluded to above, you will need a smaller, SFX form factor power supply in this case, which is unusual.
It shouldn’t raise any alarm bells, though. With 850W of 80+_ Gold rated power, and a fully modular interface it works well for our system today.
Performance & Benchmarking
Awesome stuff – we’ve covered off all the parts in our system and its now time to run some games, about 15 to be precise, to see what kind of performance figures we’re able to achieve! At 1440p high settings the numbers the numbers looked good, while 1080p is an ever better story – predictable.
Games tested include: Apex Legends, COD Cold War, COD Warzone, Control, CS:GO, Cyberpunk 2077, Death Stranding, Fortnite, GTA V, Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, Watch Dogs: Legion & Overwatch!
|GTA V||119 FPS|
|Apex Legends||140 FPS|
|Watch Dogs Legion||96 FPS|
|COD Black Ops Cold War||83 FPS|
|Cyberpunk 2077||61 FPS|
|Death Stranding||70 FPS|
|Rainbow Six Siege||221 FPS|
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Performance aside, one super important factor with any build is how it looks …right?! This build is a bit of a stunner if I do say so myself, and below is a gallery of some of the awesome stills we pulled from this system – take a look!