Review: Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini chassis

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It has been a busy week as we;'re also checking out the Lian Li O11D Mini, a smaller version of the well-known O11D series. We reviewed the regular version over 2.5 years ago, and it earned our “Re...

    Review: Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini chassis
     
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  2. Mpampis

    Mpampis Member Guru

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    PSU compatibility kills it for me. I don't think there's a similarly sized case that can support 3 radiators.
    I want to replace my Define C with something that can take 3 rads. This would be perfect, but since I already have a PSU, I'll probably go for it's bigger brother.
     
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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    I think that word "Mini" is lost on some people. I was like: "Yeah, finally interesting case." And then: "Whatever."
     
  4. karma777police

    karma777police Master Guru

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    This and bigger version of the same case is so fugly. I would never buy this and thermals are not that great anyway.
     

  5. tunejunky

    tunejunky Maha Guru

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    i love this.
    i've been hating on triple slot gpus since 4ever, but this is sweet in that problem is eliminated.
    AND, as an avid loop enthusiast i love that i can have a 360 and a 280 BOTH in push/pull with an ITX (or mATX) mobo AND under $100.

    so mini is relative to your usage. for 16 core/32 thread cpu and RX6800xt/ RTX 3080 on a loop with great thermals this is as small as it gets unless you have a Phanteks, but then that's a 240 plus a separate 120 rad to get the same.
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Just pre-ordered mine for $89. I’ve been waiting for this case for over a year.
     
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  7. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    "great". lets make a mini case that can fit rads in use by less than 50% of users, still have space for
    2 more big rads, an ATX board, and then cripple it by psu.
    if i already have the "limitations" (output/selection), then i rather buy an itx/sff case and really make a mini pc.
     
  8. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Um, there are 750W platinum SFX PSU’s I’m currently using one.
     
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  9. tunejunky

    tunejunky Maha Guru

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    lol i was going to make an age joke, but then i resembled that;)

    seriously though the limitations of SFF PSUs are only if you're running Intel and Nvidia, and top drawer for both for most, even power, users today. meaning anybody running an i5 or greater with an rtx 3080.
    you can have a thoroughly modern team red, with latest iterations, and be in the envelope for a 750 watt plat SFF
     
  10. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Plus the HDD cage can be removed and you can run a second PSU if needed.
     

  11. TDZGamer

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    We need more mATX boards now. Bring them back pls! I want 2 PCI slots :)
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  12. fry178

    fry178 Ancient Guru

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    didnt say there arent any, but selection of good quality units without issues that are fully modular??
    my problem is they waste space on stuff +60% will not use, for drastically reducing what my selection on psu is.

    and i only need/want one rig, so "i5/2060" level is out of the question for me.
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Silverstone, Corsair both have a 750W 80+ platinum and CM has a 800w 80+ Gold (all fully modular but that is not needed on this case). Where are you making a compromise? You could run a 5950x and a 3090 on that.
     
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    The fan config give no justice to this case. Putting 2 intake fans under the gpu will give better gpu thermal result.
     

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