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Zotty 08-06-2018 04:48 AM

Corsair Obsidian 1000D Build Log/How to Guide
 
http://i.imgur.com/QaRuyIsl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/FLpn3QGl.jpg

Last updated 21/01/2020

Greetings fellow RGBz Addicts :D:

Still waiting on a few parts, but for now I have enough to begin.

Spec list so far is.
  1. Corsair Obsidian 1000d
  2. Asus ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming
  3. Intel i7 8700k
  4. Corsair H115i Platinum
  5. Corsair MP500 M.2 (240gb for system)
  6. Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32gb
  7. Corsair Commander Pro (making 2 with the included 1000D edition Commander Pro)
  8. Corsair LL140mm Fans x 3
  9. Corsair LL120mm Fans x 10
  10. Corsair RM1000i
  11. Corsair PSU Premium Braided Cable Kit in Black
  12. EVGA GTX 1080 SC

For now this build will be cooled using the Corsair H115i Platinum, up in the top of the case.

My plan is to get the main system up and running and looking good, and then add in the ITX system. Same again, get it up and running and looking good (undecided on second system specs yet).

Until the 2nd system is gathered all together, I will vertical mount the main systems GPU, so you guys get to see how it all fits together, along with any pitfalls it may create.

Once the second system is fitted I will then be heading towards a full Custom loop on both systems. It will be my first Custom loop, so you guys that are as wary as I am, of those first steps......... Please follow the adventure :).

Here is my concept install Diagram to give you all an idea of my plan

http://i.imgur.com/bxtWZBzl.png

http://i.imgur.com/E62hA1zl.png

http://i.imgur.com/6jWk57yl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lVZNQall.jpg


My next post in this thread will be the case itself, what it contains, and what it is supplied with. Anyone with an interest in the case and needs information, please do ask. I will try my hardest to get photos up with explanations for any queries that may arise.


Once the case details have been sorted, I will get the Motherboard installed and get the OS on.. oce done I will begin the Front Fan installation, (8xLL120mm) along with the cable arrangement from fans to rear Cable Management Area, and whats needed to travel such a distance.. Extensions for both Fan Power and Fan RGB are going to be needed. 16x cables all in.. Should be fun! :D:

All images can be found in full Resolution here https://imgur.com/a/8WRankh


I you need help with Corsair RGB Ecosystem

Go read this

Corsair RGB Hardware Ecosystem FAQ Thead

Covers most things You need to know on how the system works.

Don't Skim read it.. take Your time.. there is a lot to take in.

Also watch the Corsair How videos for iCUE Setup and Operation

Corsairs iCue How To Guides





Discord Channel for Corsair Case Owners

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 998141)
Have rewired mine in a slightly different Config now

http://i.imgur.com/bxtWZBzl.png

http://i.imgur.com/E62hA1zl.png

What i have found is.. Re' the Pass through... much better to have a RGB Fan LED hub or no more than 4 strips on the Pass through due to power requirements of the chassis lighting's LEDS. the RGB Fan LED Hub is sata powered and as such places no drain on the devices before it (hope that made sense)

when spec'd with 6 strips on the passthrough i found that the last 2 strips wouldnt be as bright as the rest when set to bright white and yellow/orange type colors..


Zotty 08-06-2018 08:28 AM

The Case it's self.

https://i.imgur.com/wHp73QTl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8nxt8Ggl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/uvwivedl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9wRmWrvl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/fT9jyC0l.jpg


Fan Tray Lock

Locked

https://i.imgur.com/KrHbLfIl.jpg

Unlocked

https://i.imgur.com/IFGjMt6l.jpg

Fan Trays

https://i.imgur.com/IiLsxFYl.jpg

The fan Trays can be easily removed by pressing the little levers down while sliding out the trays

https://i.imgur.com/E3zrjnDl.jpg

Rear Doors.

https://i.imgur.com/mJokcgJl.jpg

Which can also be slid off of their hinges in the same way the main glass doors can

https://i.imgur.com/pFzR5Ihl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jss7gEzl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5aMVgGWl.jpg

The Glass doors come with a small bag with a single screw in it. one on each door.. once doors are in place you can use the screw in the top hinges each side to stop the doors being easily removed

https://i.imgur.com/XndPHDUl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/b5OrMSfl.jpg

Main System Vertical GPU mount.

https://i.imgur.com/fzARlzXl.jpg

It replaces the horizontal mount by removing the circled Screws. will go into more detail on this in a later post.

https://i.imgur.com/Hvzzr1zl.jpg


Supplied Accessories

https://i.imgur.com/aMlSoBUl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/wGyXpKxl.jpg

ZipTies/10 Corsair Velcro Straps (WINNER!!) and a Sata cable for powering the Case's front IO and Sails Logo without iCue, lights up in white only. will cover this in detail in a later post.

https://i.imgur.com/l3Bu3UEl.jpg

4x PWM Fan extensions/4x Temperature Probes and 2x LED RGB cables, all for use with the Commander Pro.. again. more on this in a later post.

https://i.imgur.com/ae6NA0Ml.jpg

Supplied Screws/Bolts/Stand Off's

https://i.imgur.com/U6bsMWal.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/o2k6VYDl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9fINP9bl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bYu7d1tl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/IoFpMWBl.jpg

Again, feel free to ask questions.. anything specific you need to know?.. just Holla :)

Greybeard 08-06-2018 11:51 AM

Beat mode!!! Looks like its going to be an awesome build. Enjoy the journey :)

solarity 08-06-2018 02:54 PM

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Rvh 08-06-2018 02:58 PM

awesome Zotty, good luck with the build dude!
<3

DevBiker 08-06-2018 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 967280)
Again, feel free to ask questions.. anything specific you need to know?.. just Holla :)

What is the average air speed velocity of an unladen swallow? :confused:

Zotty 08-06-2018 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DevBiker (Post 967373)
What is the average air speed velocity of an unladen swallow? :confused:

https://i1.wp.com/memegenerator.net/...an-swallow.jpg?

cc10101 08-23-2018 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 967272)
Greetings fellow RGBz Addicts :D:

Still waiting on a few parts, but for now I have enough to begin.

Spec list so far is.
  1. Corsair Obsidian 1000d
  2. Asus ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming
  3. Intel i7 8700k
  4. Corsair MP500 M.2 (240gb for system)
  5. Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32gb
  6. Corsair Commander Pro (making 2 with the included 1000D edition Commander Pro)
  7. Corsair LL140mm Fans x 3
  8. Corsair LL120mm Fans x 10
  9. Corsair RM850i (yet to arrive)
  10. Corsair PSU Premium Braided Cable Kit in Black

For now this build will be cooled using an AIO, more than likely the Corsair H115i Pro, up in the top of the case.

My plan is to get the main system up and running and looking good, and then add in the ITX system. Same again, get it up and running and looking good (undecided on second system specs yet).

Until the 2nd system is gathered all together, I will vertical mount the main systems GPU, so you guys get to see how it all fits together, along with any pitfalls it may create.

Once the second system is fitted I will then be heading towards a full Custom loop on both systems. It will be my first Custom loop, so you guys that are as wary as I am, of those first steps......... Please follow the adventure :).

Here is my concept install Diagram to give you all an idea of my plan

http://i.imgur.com/NHRZNsVl.png

http://i.imgur.com/6jWk57yl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lVZNQall.jpg


My next post in this thread will be the case itself, what it contains, and what it is supplied with. Anyone with an interest in the case and needs information, please do ask. I will try my hardest to get photos up with explanations for any queries that may arise.


Once the case details have been sorted, I will get the Motherboard installed and get the OS on.. oce done I will begin the Front Fan installation, (8xLL120mm) along with the cable arrangement from fans to rear Cable Management Area, and whats needed to travel such a distance.. Extensions for both Fan Power and Fan RGB are going to be needed. 16x cables all in.. Should be fun! :D:

All images can be found in full Resolution here https://imgur.com/a/8WRankh

Do you mind if I ask what tool you're using to create your wiring diagram up above? I'd love to start creating some similar diagrams for wiring the fans in my 1000D. Thanks.

Zotty 08-23-2018 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cc10101 (Post 969886)
Do you mind if I ask what tool you're using to create your wiring diagram up above? I'd love to start creating some similar diagrams for wiring the fans in my 1000D. Thanks.

LOL..MS Paint.. older than School me.. haha

cc10101 08-23-2018 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 969911)
LOL..MS Paint.. older than School me.. haha

That really is old school. :biggrin: It looks great.

For some reason, I thought maybe there was a Corsair utility that included creating wiring diagrams for use with iCUE. Or that iCUE itself had support for such a thing.

I would think such a utility would be pretty useful for iCUE or Link (or whatever) users. Plug all the planned corsair devices into the utility and let it offer up diagrams and options and instructions for connecting everything properly.

Zotty 08-24-2018 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cc10101 (Post 969923)
That really is old school. :biggrin: It looks great.

For some reason, I thought maybe there was a Corsair utility that included creating wiring diagrams for use with iCUE. Or that iCUE itself had support for such a thing.

I would think such a utility would be pretty useful for iCUE or Link (or whatever) users. Plug all the planned corsair devices into the utility and let it offer up diagrams and options and instructions for connecting everything properly.

LOL.. yep... being 49 years old does that to a man lol...


as a utility.. good call.. although. I really dont mind making them up for people or indeed people using mine to make their own...

i did a fair few in my FAQ thread :).

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=173880

cc10101 08-24-2018 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 969965)
LOL.. yep... being 49 years old does that to a man lol...


as a utility.. good call.. although. I really dont mind making them up for people or indeed people using mine to make their own...

i did a fair few in my FAQ thread :).

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=173880

I saw those a few days ago. Really good stuff.

svfusion 08-25-2018 07:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 967376)

Amazing Job with the build! What did you for cable management for the front fans? Did you get RGB extensions or anything?

Zotty 08-25-2018 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by svfusion (Post 970122)
Amazing Job with the build! What did you for cable management for the front fans? Did you get RGB extensions or anything?

not at that stage yet as still waiting on my PSU.. but most certainly i will be needing extensions for both fan power and fan rgb...

svfusion 08-25-2018 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 970161)
not at that stage yet as still waiting on my PSU.. but most certainly i will be needing extensions for both fan power and fan rgb...

Ah, thanks. I can't figure out how to put the PSU in.. lol any tips?

cc10101 08-25-2018 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by svfusion (Post 970171)
Ah, thanks. I can't figure out how to put the PSU in.. lol any tips?

You have to remove the PSU shroud. There's two thumb-screws, one on the back panel and one back in the cable management area.

Edited to add links to images that will help...

The side panel thumbscrew can be seen in the following image (look just to the left of the Commander Pro cable hanging down):

https://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/u...istributor.jpg

And the rear thumbscrew can be seen in this image (to the right of the hole for the PSU):

https://www.ple.com.au//imagelibrary...31902-full.jpg

Zotty 08-26-2018 02:31 AM

pictures showing the thumb screw locations on the shroud

http://i.imgur.com/AtZZoupl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TelztZ9l.jpg

apistodave 09-01-2018 05:52 PM

OK you said you sdidnt mind doing diagrams---I;m going to take you up on that--how would you draw up 18 fans ( 8 front and top, two at the back, all LL and 120mm) with two commander pros and al the LED hubs and node pros as far as the eye can see--add in 8 30mm light strips.

Zotty 09-03-2018 03:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apistodave (Post 971043)
how would you draw up

I Wouldn't dude... you would need more than 2 commander pro's if you went that route.. so it would be double the front set up in my 1000d diagram above ;)

but here is how top and front go... run rears off Mobo?.. i certainly wouldnt run more than 8 suitable fans from a CoPro.. remember.. splitters are not officially supported

https://i.imgur.com/XjbXvSfl.png

Zotty 09-03-2018 04:10 AM

vertical Gpu mount.

http://i.imgur.com/Hvzzr1zl.jpg

Remove the 2 screws.

http://i.imgur.com/fzARlzXl.jpg

replace the horizontal PCiE bracket with the above supplied Vertical mount.

http://i.imgur.com/CFHPTUal.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tTe0A5jl.jpg

now due to access to the screws when mounting the GPU my advice would be fit the bracket to your card first..

I will be using the Cooler Master Riser Cable my self

http://i.imgur.com/Rigxtvdl.jpg

I got mine for around 20 from a Reputable UK online store...

more to come on this

Zotty 09-03-2018 04:17 AM

So.. Gpu is in... all in its a very simple process to fit and mount the GPU vertically. as i said.. fit bracket to GPU first and of course the riser cable into your chosen PCiE slot.

I also advise you get all the other work in that area done before you mount the GPU as access to things like usb headers etc can become limited



http://i.imgur.com/DZFeVPel.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/btOkVYZl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kmJzxh8l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KwLMf1Tl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qcbPj8Ll.jpg

apistodave 09-03-2018 12:47 PM

Why not just chain the Copro's and then wire up the fans in sequence-1-6, 7-12 and 13-18 with 3 lighting hubs?

Zotty 09-03-2018 01:37 PM

that would be three copros dude.. you requested 2 lol....

apistodave 09-03-2018 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 971305)
that would be three copros dude.. you requested 2 lol....

HAH cant help my self--I just bought a third!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ever notice how a build grows on you and gets bigger and bigger, and then eventually say 3-4 years you get disgusted throw it all out and go with the new chipset?????

Zotty 09-03-2018 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apistodave (Post 971309)
HAH cant help my self--I just bought a third!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ever notice how a build grows on you and gets bigger and bigger, and then eventually say 3-4 years you get disgusted throw it all out and go with the new chipset?????

lol.. I know that feeling lol... but i do try to sit it out a bit longer lol.. just come from a 4790k to the i7 8700k lol.. but yeah.. well over 2k on Corsair stuff in last 18 months

apistodave 09-03-2018 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 971312)
lol.. I know that feeling lol... but i do try to sit it out a bit longer lol.. just come from a 4790k to the i7 8700k lol.. but yeah.. well over 2k on Corsair stuff in last 18 months

Yeah me too actually, I am moving up from an Asus extreme 3. and the very first 17 core 920. almost 15 years old!. So now just daisy chain the three CoPros and wire lights in sequence on the hubs 1-6---1-6--1-6 Sure will make it easier. The 8 light strips through the node pro- which usb is on a CoPro show up as a group of fans --so separate MObo USb for them.

Zotty 09-03-2018 02:38 PM

you know you can chain 6 strips from the 1000d's case lighting?.....

Zotty 09-03-2018 02:41 PM

they plug in here

http://i.imgur.com/hANkZEY.jpg

apistodave 09-03-2018 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 971321)
you know you can chain 6 strips from the 1000d's case lighting?.....

Now that I didn't know! I'll give a go--then take the last and use a commander pro Led plug

Zotty 09-03-2018 03:31 PM

i have it set up that way my self.. works a treat... in iCue in the 1000D tab you get chassis lighting tab (controls logo and front IO) and the normal 2 lighting channel tabs. channel 1 would be your daisy chained strips

Zotty 09-03-2018 03:33 PM

to add... 6 strips... or 6 corsair RGB Fans via the Corsair RGB Fan LED hub ;)...

apistodave 09-03-2018 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 971326)
to add... 6 strips... or 6 corsair RGB Fans via the Corsair RGB Fan LED hub ;)...

I gotta tell you Zotty, I am in awe of this Corsair outfit. Nobody else has come up with a plan to make so many different products work together. Brilliant strategy, buy one, get hooked and then buy the rest--I already have their 360 AIO on my list. Thermaltake has a few products that work together but not nearly as many! I of course, will be making some changes the end of the week and try some of yuour hookups, it's the one area where the company falls down, their instructions are abysmal. I think this forum is taking the plave of them.

Zotty 09-04-2018 12:27 AM

I agree dude.. it's why I do what i do here :)

cc10101 09-04-2018 06:37 PM

Hey, @Zotty; I think I've read that you eventually wanted to use an H150i AIO in your build. And I've read somewhere on the forum that the H150i tubing would reach okay when installed at the front of the Obsidian 1000D case.

It does, kind-of, reach. But I have to say that, having gotten it up and running that way, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to anybody. I think it would either make more sense up top (requiring purchase of a 8 fan bracket from Corsair, although there is restricted airflow up there, so maybe not a great idea either), or just forgo the H150i and go with a custom loop where you can have tubing as long as you need.

As I said, I got it working, but it was VERY close and is putting way more stress on both the H150i tubes, on the CPU bracket, on the DIMM module closest to the immediate right of the CPU chip. It was really hard to install due to the length of tubing - it kept rotating the AIO's bracket such that it unattached from the cooler (from the heatsink/pump, I mean).

The tubes are stretched very tight (which is what's putting slight sideways pressure on the DIMM module). I have 4 LL120s attached to the fan bracket in the front, with the H150i installed as follows (viewed from within the case):

o o
x o
x o
x o

(If looking at it from the front of the case, it would be a mirror image, as follows):

o o
o x
o x
o x

The 'x's being where the AIO fans are. I have the AIO fans (the ML120s) installed on the backside to pull from the radiator. So it's set up as push-pull using the LL's on the front-side.

It's possible, of course, to install the radiator on the opposite side, but that is pretty much equally as tight (I tested by sliding the fan tray over).

My use of the H150i was always going to be temporary. I'm going to overclock a bit, record some benchmarks, then delid the i9-7940x, then overclock some more and benchmark. Then I'm going to do a custom waterloop, overclock some more and benchmark some more.

So ultimately, the H150i will get yanked and used to replace an AIO I have in an older build. I was always planning this, but even if I weren't, I would not keep the H150i as currently configured for very long because the tubing is just too stretched for my comfort level.

Hope this helps.

Zotty 09-05-2018 01:50 AM

Hi buddy,,, if i moved my h150i (its in my 570x atm) over i would mount it up top.. but tbh.. got the h115i pro in at the moment and all is well.. its going to be custom looped eventually any ways ;)

you know they also do a 4x120mm fan tray? ;) :)


thanks for the info though dude :)

cc10101 09-05-2018 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zotty (Post 971553)
Hi buddy,,, if i moved my h150i (its in my 570x atm) over i would mount it up top.. but tbh.. got the h115i pro in at the moment and all is well.. its going to be custom looped eventually any ways ;)

you know they also do a 4x120mm fan tray? ;) :)


thanks for the info though dude :)

If I were doing it again, I might have used the h115i up top as well since, like you, I'm doing a custom loop once the dust clears anyway and it would be a better fit. I went with the h150i because of the Silicon Lottery QVL requirements for my processor.

Zotty 09-05-2018 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cc10101 (Post 971589)
If I were doing it again, I might have used the h115i up top as well since, like you, I'm doing a custom loop once the dust clears anyway and it would be a better fit. I went with the h150i because of the Silicon Lottery QVL requirements for my processor.

H150i was the natural choice for the 570x imho.. soon as it came out I got one and i felt it completed the 570x package..

The 1000D is very forgiving if you head up top with the AIO option.. can still slide the upper tray out most of the way if you do your fan cabling with a bit of thought and still look tidy. would be really helpfull for need to clean the fans moments..... will be covered in here fairly soon ;)..

apistodave 09-05-2018 02:51 PM

I bought the 8 spot fan bracket for the top of my case and put the AIO up there, So far temps are fine. I think the size of the case tends to smooth out any bumps, if you make the inside nice and clean.

apistodave 09-07-2018 05:29 PM

OK Zotty, I've got the third CoPro installed--I now have all lights--and your solution, connect to chassis has worked for the last string of lights<I've got all the lights working but the CoPros don't show up on the CoPro dash and I cant make changes to them, they seem to be stuck on default off to watch a couple DoPro vids on U-tube

Zotty 09-08-2018 01:41 AM

Hi buddy... the Copro's don't appear in iCue?,, or the extra strips you added to the chassis lighting?


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