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Will the obsidian 800d be enough?

post #1 of 17
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im going to have two MSI Lightning GeForce GTX 580's in my new rig and was wondering if the obsidian 800d will have good enough airflow to keep the cards cool (30's c at idle and 60's c under load with the ambient temp at 70F). i am water cooling the cpu but dont have enough money to buy two 580 water blocks and add them to my loop so...
post #2 of 17
It's really not considered to be a very good air cooling case but if you ever intend on switching to watercooling then yeah it will be a very good choice.

If you really want the case then you could make it work but your going to need a good few case fans to get lots of air movement through there
post #3 of 17
You could save some money and buy a HAF....but if youre watercooling the 800d is just great and has much more room for rads and tubing.
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post #4 of 17
The 800D is terrible for aircooling. Your cards will suffocate.
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post #5 of 17
Either get a HAF case or get the 800D and watercool ASAP.
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post #6 of 17
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i was looking at the HAF 942 and was considering returning the 320 rad i ordered for a 240 and getting it because i dont know if i will ever go water cooling on the graphics, unless anyone knows of a case tht fits a 320 rad with good airflow $300 or under
post #7 of 17
Agreed.. Get the 800D if you are water cooling, at stock you can barely even feel any airflow from the stock intake in front.

Case looks good though

Edit: My bad I was thinking of the graphite
Edited by ConradTP - 5/4/11 at 6:05pm
post #8 of 17
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well i was going to replace stock fans. but even then its the only intake source so i am a bit worried
post #9 of 17
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also what i just realized is you cant put after market cooling on a MSI Lightning GeForce GTX 580 it has a custom PCB ant it will not fit properly
post #10 of 17
800d and air don't go well I would suggest Silverstone FT02...beautiful case with the best airflow around
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