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Old 06-03-2010, 09:41 PM
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Default Modding my new Corsair Obsidian 800D case....

Today I got off work to find that UPS had delivered my Corsair Obsidian 800D case.



So I opened the box up to find a new case that needed to be modded tonight.

The tools that you will need to remove the lower hard drive cage and make room for a dual 120mm rad down there. You will need the following tools to accomplish this mod: a drill, 1/8 drill bit, a Dremel (Rotary Tool), and a dremel part # 116, a Rivet Gun/Tool, and two 1/8" rivets.



I then followed the instructions found here:

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81698

The end results:







I will be ordering the following parts:


http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-RX360-T...r-pr-4384.html

http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-RX240-D...r-pr-4383.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25562

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/62...19&id=Pxwti4CW
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:42 PM
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Just order an XSPC RX240 rad and an A.C. Ryan RadGrillz HEXX 2X120 Black grill for the rad.

Corsair 1000HX power supply is to be delivered by UPS today.

Once radiator and grill get here I will use the Dremel equiped with a cut off blade to cut the bottom of the case to mount the XSPC 2X120 rad.

Was going to order XSPC RX360 rad but performance-pcs was out of stock.

Not worried about getting that rad since that should pretty much be bolt up.

Next on list is to order is XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25mm Reservoir and another Laing DDC's.

I am contemplating on using an unused Danger Den fillport from my last build. I would drill case and mount it on top of the case in the front. Then run a line to XSPS Dual reservoir to fill and drain the system. Another advantage would be future maintenance of draining and filling the system without disturbing components much.

What are your thoughts on this?

Will be reusing a Laing DDC that I already have.

I have plenty of Tygon R3603 tubing already.

Then will order 6GB of Corsair Dominator memory, i7-930, and Windows 7 64.

I still need to make a decision on which motherboard I will be using. I am torn between the ASUS Rampage Extreme III and the EVGA 760 Classified. I am leaning more towards ASUS since that is all that I have ever used and have had great results with. With EVGA releasing board with USB 3 and SATA 6, I'm sure they will be releasing a Classified version down the road.

I plan on overclocking and just using two video cars which also I need to make a decision on.

Once I make up my mind on motherboard and video cards, I plan on ordering EK Supreme HF block, EK-FB RE3 (ASUS) or EK-FB X58 (EVGA) full board blocks and the EK full board blocks for whatever vid cards I go with.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:43 PM
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Has XSPC made any changes to the XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for Dual Laing DDC to fit in the drive bays of this case without having to bend or grind of the tabs?

The reason I am asking is I am contemplating on doing the above pic of equipping my case with the DD fillport and using a Polypropylene "Y" fitting at the end to form a t-line to my dual Laing DDC pumps instead of using the XSPC dual reservoir.

What are your thought on this?
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:43 PM
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Update:

Power supply received:



XSPC RX240 Extreme Performance Radiator:



Measure twice, cut once:







End result:



A.C. Ryan RadGrillz™ HEXX 2x120 Aluminium - Black & Radiator installed:



Spent a 45 minutes to find the right hardware to mount radiator and radgrillz.

Pic of some AOC Evercool EC12025m12CA 120mm fans I had lying around that I purchased like 5 years ago from Danger Den.



Contemplating on using these but the delimia is I only have 4 of these fans.

I have 2 Sanyo Denki San Ace fans that I can equip this radiator with. I am looking for a uniform look and will be going with PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -3/8in. ID X 5/8in. OD or PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing -3/8in. ID X 1/2in. OD.

What tubing and fans would you go with?

I ordered a XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for Dual Laing DDC and another Danger Den/Laing DDC 3.25 -12V 18 Watt Version today.

Still contemplating on doing this install:

Attached below is a link to a guy who installed a fill port with a 1 inch hole saw:

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/s...d.php?t=639546







What are your thoughts on this?
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Looks great so far! Good job with the modding, can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:37 PM
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What Res are you going to use?? I thought about putting a fill port in my case, but I couldn't get it in with all the bays full. Looks good dude. You make me want to start all over! I will wait till corsair come out with a new case...

Here is mine..
http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=87339


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Old 06-04-2010, 08:19 PM
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Well ordered my XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for Dual Laing DDC from Sidewinders yesterday and got it today when I got off work at 4pm. Also received my XSPC 360 rad and another pump. So without further a due, look what I have accomplished so far:







Who needs instructions?









XSPC 360 Rad mounted:





The XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir for Dual Laing DDC does not fit in this case. It requires a bit of modding. You have 2 options. You can bend the ears of the 5.25" bay or you could choose the option that I did. I chose to use a cut off wheel on the dremel and shaved a few millimeters off of those ears. Took me less than a minute to do and the results worked out.



Apparently I was over consumed in my install of my Danger Den Derlin fillport that I inadvertently forgotten to take pictures of me masking off case with tape and measuring. Then I drilled a pilot hole and followed with 1" hole saw bit. Here is the result:



I removed the front USB panel to drill:





Here is the end result so far:





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Old 06-05-2010, 01:02 AM
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Looks good! I like the RES. I had to cut to get my EK spin RES in too... I couldn't do a fill port on mine because of the OC STATION from ASUS.
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Top 5.25 bay will be occupied by this:

EVGA Control Panel for X58 Classified Motherboards

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...20-%20Hardware

I will be taking the original bay cover and figure out a way to mount it. Probably will require some more dremeling.

I will put a dvd burner in the bay below the reservoir.

On the last 5.25 bay I will put a fan controller. Probably this one:

Scythe KM03-BK KAZE MASTER PRO 5.25in. 6- Channel Fan Controller - Black
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/sckmkamapro5.html

Next purchase I will be making will be the EVGA Classified 3-way 760 Motherboard, EK-FB Classified waterblock for the motherboard, i7-930, and memory.

I am looking at the following for my memory:

CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMG6GX3M3A2000C8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145255

CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMG6GX3M3A1600C7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145269

CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMT6GX3M3A1866C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145292

Other Memory

Looking for the best memory that would yield me the best overclock.

Which memory would you purchase and why?

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Old 06-22-2010, 10:16 AM
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To remove the Tygon R-3603 I took a wet towel and rubbed the lettering off.

I ordered this memory:

CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMT6GX3M3A2000C8

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145318

Waiting on parts to finish the fillport, EK-Supreme HF (Full Nickel), and install the other pump in the XSPC Dual Bay reservoir.

Then just a matter of time before the EVGA 470s and EK waterblocks are ordered. Also need to get Windows Vista 7 bit.

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Does the routing of the tubing in the bottom tray look better in the above pic:



I used a 45 degree bitspower rotary fitting.
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Good Morning:

Just some questions:

I am currently building a new system with the 800D case. How did you minimize the wiring for the three exhaust fans at the top of the case? Also, from the photos, it looks like your PSU is the Corsair HX1000. How many modular cables are you using for all of the connections?

Any and all information is appreciated.

Thank you.

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For the wiring on the fans they were sleeved and I placed the fans in the proper orientation with the wiring facing the rubber grommets. I then just pushed the wiring through the grommets. I am in fact utilizing the Corsair HX1000. I am utilizing two additional pci express modular cables for my dual sli cards that will be implemented soon. This is due to the fact I believe the evga 480s use two modular cables each. I am using all but one of the peripheral cables.
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