Black Glass

by Mark S Posted on: 11/28/2022

Build Description

This was completed in July 2021. I wanted to create my first hard line tubing build, and wanted to try to make rgb look good. So I went with a minimalist color palette to let the rgb shine, among the black, nickel, and clear components. I also wanted to try a vertical gpu mount, which lead me down the path of creating 3d printed parts as the stuck mount was unappealing to me. I also have included my fiber 10gbit nic behind the gpu, another factor that influenced my vertical bracket design. Lian Li provides the 3d model for my case freely, which made the prototyping phase much faster. In hindsight I wish I had incorporated a modification to the top cover plate to allow greater airflow, the system can get quite toasty with a few games like Cyberpunk. I work from home and game on the same pc, so I don't have any channel or such to promote. Since I am limited to a few photos here without context, I would like to share the forum link where I have my full build log you can check out for additional photos https://hardforum.com/threads/project-black-glass.2015333/

Favorite Feature

My favorite feature is the integrated rear io/pcie slot led lighting I incorporated in the 3d printed parts, that I can turn on and off with a button on the back. Comes in very handy for setting back up when I go somewhere with my pc, or when I connect my vr headset.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Vermeer 3.4GHz 16-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Vermeer 3.4GHz 16-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included
Qty: 1 $799.99
ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $429.99
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Triple-Fan 24GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Triple-Fan 24GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $1,889.99
G. Skill F4-3800C14D-32GTZN
Qty: 1 $424.99
2x16GB, Timings 14-16-16-36
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $249.99
Seasonic FOCUS PX-850 80+ Platinum PSU
Qty: 1 $152.99
 EK-Quantum Magnitude D-RGB - AM4 Nickel + Plexi
EK-Quantum Magnitude D-RGB - AM4 Nickel + Plexi
Qty: 1 $209.99
 EK-Quantum Vector FTW3 RTX 3080/3090 Backplate - Black
EK-Quantum Vector FTW3 RTX 3080/3090 Backplate - Black
Qty: 1 $45.99
 EK-Quantum Vector FTW3 RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB - Nickel + Plexi
EK-Quantum Vector FTW3 RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB - Nickel + Plexi
Qty: 1 $184.99
WD BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD 2TB
Qty: 1 $424.99
Bitspower 1/2&quote; (13 mm) x 5/8&quote; (16 mm) PETG Link Rigid Tubing 1 m. - Clear
Bitspower 1/2"e; (13 mm) x 5/8"e; (16 mm) PETG Link Rigid Tubing 1 m. - Clear
Qty: 4 $7.99
 Bitspower G1/4" Black Sparkle Advanced Multi-Link For OD 16MM
Bitspower G1/4" Black Sparkle Advanced Multi-Link For OD 16MM
Qty: 16 $9.50
EK-CryoFuel Clear Premix 1000 mL
Qty: 1 $16.99
Bitspower G 1/4&quote; Mini Valve - Matte Black
Bitspower G 1/4"e; Mini Valve - Matte Black
Qty: 1 $24.99
Bitspower G 1/4&quote; Rotary Extender - Black
Bitspower G 1/4"e; Rotary Extender - Black
Qty: 1 $9.99
Bitspower G 1/4&quote; Temperature Sensor Plug Fitting with O-Ring - Black Sparkle
Bitspower G 1/4"e; Temperature Sensor Plug Fitting with O-Ring - Black Sparkle
Qty: 1 $8.99
 Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS Radiator
Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS Radiator
Qty: 2 $79.25
Swiftech MCP35X 12V DC Pump for 1/4&quote; Tubing
Swiftech MCP35X 12V DC Pump for 1/4"e; Tubing
Qty: 1 $89.99
Mellanox MCX311A-XCAT CX311A ConnectX-3 10GbE SFP+
Qty: 1 $39.95
Lian Li O11D Distribution Plate G1
Lian Li O11D Distribution Plate G1
Qty: 1 $199.99
 UNI FAN SL120 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan
UNI FAN SL120 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan
Qty: 3 $29.99
 UNI FAN SL120 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan w/ Controller - 3 Pack Black
UNI FAN SL120 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan w/ Controller - 3 Pack Black
Qty: 1 $99.99