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My current setup is pretty old (last updated in 2009) and is running fine on air, I want to move to watercooling.. I dont have any modding experience

Setup that needs watercooling:
Case - Corsair 800D
CPU - Intel QX9650 extreme
VC - 2x Nvidia GTX 285 FTW

Note - Nothing is OC'ed right now, I'm planning to do some OC'ing once I have a WC setup running

Can I use just one 360 rad at the top of 800D to cool the above components ? How much modding is needed if I have to install a 240 rad at the bottom ?

I was thinking of either a xspc rx 360 or thermochill 360 (15mm)

Please advice
post #2 of 8
go for the xspc rad if you can, it is a much better rad. If you can go with the rx model, but if not, then go for the RS. Go look around the forums for people with modded 800Ds and 700Ds, and it should give you an idea on how to put a 240 rad in the bottom of the case.
But a thick 360 will cool that stuff just fine, a normal 360 should do ok too, but you won't see the epic temps of watercooling the way you would without the two video cards in the loop.
post #3 of 8
A rx360 + 240 would cool that nicely. If you don't mind a rad outside the case I would suggest putting the 240 off the back with a rad box. If you want it all internal then I think people usually remove the HDD bays and put it in the front.
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I am a fan of the XSPC 360. The 800d has plenty of room for it in either a push or pull config. If you want both then you'll most likely have to buy a shroud for the top.

But for the 240 on the bottom..It's a fairly simple install. Just takes a bit of time.

But honestly you will probably be able to get away with just a 360 in push in a single loop. If all you are cooling is cpu and gpu. Going with the 360 now doesn't really cost that much more and will give you room to grow. That way later you won't say "man I wish I would have..."
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go for the xspc rad if you can, it is a much better rad. If you can go with the rx model, but if not, then go for the RS. Go look around the forums for people with modded 800Ds and 700Ds, and it should give you an idea on how to put a 240 rad in the bottom of the case.
But a thick 360 will cool that stuff just fine, a normal 360 should do ok too, but you won't see the epic temps of watercooling the way you would without the two video cards in the loop.

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A rx360 + 240 would cool that nicely. If you don't mind a rad outside the case I would suggest putting the 240 off the back with a rad box. If you want it all internal then I think people usually remove the HDD bays and put it in the front.
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I am a fan of the XSPC 360. The 800d has plenty of room for it in either a push or pull config. If you want both then you'll most likely have to buy a shroud for the top.

But for the 240 on the bottom..It's a fairly simple install. Just takes a bit of time.

But honestly you will probably be able to get away with just a 360 in push in a single loop. If all you are cooling is cpu and gpu. Going with the 360 now doesn't really cost that much more and will give you room to grow. That way later you won't say "man I wish I would have..."
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Check my Sig water ocing for noobs for guidence
Thanks all - for the kind suggestions, I will get a xspc 360 rad and cool cpu and gpu's as planned, If I dont like the temp's I will get a SR-1 240 at the bottom

Juggalo - You have provided wealth of info in that page - very nice info for newbies like me

repped ya all
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Thanks all - for the kind suggestions, I will get a xspc 360 rad and cool cpu and gpu's as planned, If I dont like the temp's I will get a SR-1 240 at the bottom

Juggalo - You have provided wealth of info in that page - very nice info for newbies like me

repped ya all
he is our resident water expert, he is a great guy and always helping out the noobs learn the basics.

I would say just start with a rasa kit and go from there. great place to start.
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If you get a 360 kit then go with that, otherwise you should really think long and hard about putting a 480 in the 800D.
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