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is the 800d bad for air cooling?

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i am looking at a corsair 800d. i have heard that it's airflow is not great and my 6950 runs at 80'c+ in my current case with the side panel off. would the 800d be able to keep my cpu and gpu cool enough?
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post #2 of 10
It has decent cooling but if i were you - i would get one of the coolermaster HAF cases.
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post #3 of 10
Yeah a HAF woud be better for air cooling but i like the look of the Corsair myself
post #4 of 10
the corsair isnt bad if your willing to replace all the fans, but there are better air cooled cases out there
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post #5 of 10
bad for air cooling.....but great for liquid cooling
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post #6 of 10
Short answer: Yes

The layout of the 800D leaves a lot to be desire, especially for overclocking on air. If you want to run water the case is excellent and looks are beastly.
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post #7 of 10
When I was using my 800d for air cooling I made it work by adding performance 140mm fans to the bottom level and replacing the one that sits on the divider. I used a piece of clear plastic (from the packaging of an AP-13) to curve the air into the intake of the GPU. I set the rear-top fan to be an intake for the CPU and all three top fans were exhaust. Temps were fine.
post #8 of 10
Right i'm going to say this once as i keep seeing it happen all the time on this forum.

The 800d is crap for aircooling and im a big Corsair fan

and a HAF is not the answer to every case! I keep seeing people suggest get a HAF every other post.. well to be honest HAF's imo look crap.. I personally do not like Cool Masters build quality..
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post #9 of 10
It is not ever going to match up to air cooling monsters like the Haf but if your willing to swap fans around and make a little effort its a perfectly reasonable air cooling case and it looks sweet.

personally I only used it air cooled for about a week (while my pump was rma'ed) and the temps were 1 or 2 c higher than my previous haf, but i had replaced all the fans in it with some nice quality high airflow ones.

If i was to use one long term for air I would most likely mod the side panel to add either 2 140mm or a single 200m fan over the graphics cards, very little effort and would shift a ton of air.
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