The Phanteks NV7 is proving to be among the most popular PC cases around at the moment, thanks to its dual-window design that gives you an uninterrupted view of both the side and front of your PC. Taking full advantage of this fact is Custom PC and Gaming Setup Facebook group member, Javier Perez, who has combined this excellent case with Lian Li’s daisy-chainable SL-Infinity fans to create the ultimate fantastic infinity fan Lian Li and Phanteks PC build.
Custom PC has been celebrating the best PC builds since 2003, and our Facebook group has over 390,000 members. We’ve seen many custom gaming PCs, from case mods to scratch builds. Here we take a gaming setup tour of group member, Javier Perez.
This style of case was pioneered by Lian Li with its O11 Dynamic case but it has quickly been embraced by many manufacturers, with the Phanteks NV7 being among the most popular these days. The advantage of this design is that not only does it show off more of your case thanks to the front and side glass panels but the dual-chamber design allows you to hide all but the most glamorous components of your build.
The disadvantage is that it makes for a huge case, as enough extra room is needed around the central area to hide away the other components. The power supply sits in the top of the case, all the cables are behind the motherboard tray, and enough space is needed at the front for fans to be mounted against the motherboard tray rather than flat against the front of the case.
Assuming you’re happy to accommodate a large case, though, the end result can be a system that looks as stunning as this one from Javier, without needing a great deal of PC modding effort. Stick almost any fan in this case and set the lighting to be the same color and it will look pretty darn good.
That said, Javier’s choice of the stunning Lian Li Uni Fan SL-Infinity fans is ideal. Not only do they look fantastic individually but the fact you can daisy-chain them together without the need for individual wires to each fan makes for an ultra-clean-looking build.
Other nice touches include the illuminated motherboard and graphics card power cables and the illuminated rear of the graphics card, both of which just add enough extra visual interest to ensure that it’s not just the fans that catch your eye.
Of course, another advantage of such a large case with so many amazing-looking fans is that cooling performance should be superb. That’s a fact also helped by the use of a huge Corsair iCue H150i Elite Capellix XT 360mm all-in-one CPU cooler.
The full specs of this system include an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU, an Asus ROG Strix OC GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card, 64GB of Corsair Vengeance Pro SL RGB DDR4 RAM and an Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard. Meanwhile, the full list of fans includes nine 120mm Lian Li Uni Fan SL-Infinity spinners, three 140mm Lian Li Uni Fan SL-Infinity fans (in the base of the case), and three further Corsair fans hidden elsewhere in the case.
It’s quite the high-end system but you don’t have to spend quite so much to get a similar effect. That said, with any case this large you’ll always need to buy a lot of RGB fans to fill it and all that cooling power would just be wasted if you didn’t get some seriously powerful hardware to cool with it – that’s the excuse you can use, anyway.
Thanks to Javier for sharing his PC build with us. For more outstanding custom PCs and gaming setups, check out our massive guide to the best PC builds.
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