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[Worklog] 800D Overhaul (AMD now, back to Intel)

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After about 10 years with AMD I have finally drawn my decision that AMD isn't to my my beliefs to par from a perform to cost ration whereas all my friends with older intels still beat my benchmarks. Please no flaming this is just what I have ran into over the years. As of that this is my current setup.

  • Current
  • Case: Corsair 800D
  • Mobo: ASUS Crosshair V
  • Memory: Corsair Dominator Dual Channel 8GB
  • CPU: AMD 1090T Phenom II X6
  • GPU: XFX 5970 w/ EK Waterblock & Backplate
  • Cooling: CPU (Corsair H70), GPU (Koolance 240 30FPI, Koolance 450S, XSPC Dual Bay Res/Pump, Primochill PC Ice Coolant)

  • Future
  • Case: Corsair 800D
  • Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth X79
  • Memory: 2x Muskin 994069 64GB
  • CPU: i7-3930K
  • GPU: XFX 5970 w/ EK Waterblock & Backplate, XFX 5870 w/ EK Waterblock & Backplate (Picked up from a Friend)
  • Cooling: 1x Koolance 480 30 FPI, 1x 120 30 FPI, Koolance RP 452X2, Koolance CTR-SPD24X2, Koolance CPU-370SI, Koolance MB-ASSTX79, 7x Silverstone AP121 Fans, Durelene 1/2", Mayhem PureH2O

Going to be cutting the top of the case to place a 480 shroud and the radiator to give a little bit more room on the inside, upgrade the side panel from just a window to 2x 140mm intake fans. Not sure how I am going to route the loops just yet possibly this:


Bay Res/Pump > 480 > CPU > Top Mosfet > NB > 120 > 5970 > 5870 > Bay Res/Pump
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Wuhuu Sabertooth X79 wheee.gif

Is it still called the NB? Isnt it just the Chipset in these modern times?
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Subscribe from a fellow 800D owner.

I like your plans thus far.
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post #4 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hagelund View Post

Wuhuu Sabertooth X79 wheee.gif
Is it still called the NB? Isnt it just the Chipset in these modern times?

Sadly your right it is chipset now a days but, my brain loves the old days biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 16
also an 800d owner and just waiting for some income to fund my project!im also doing the same thing to toe top of the case...cant wait to see the final build! subbed!
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Small Update Just got in from my friend in Colorado 5870 and the EK Waterblocks to match, Silverstone AP121 x 5, Silverstone AP141 x4, Koolance 140mm 30FPI Radiator, and Aquacomputer Inline temp sensors x8. Still debating on doing Aquacomputer Aquaero or Koolance TMS-205
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post #7 of 16
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1/2" Barb Fittings
1/2" ID 3/4" OD Durelene Tubing clear (might put flex tubing around to see if color scheme works
Sensors In/Out both Radiators, CPU, Before GPU / After 2nd GPU, Res. Ambient Case
2x 140mm Exhaust fans on side of case.
PSU and 5.25" Covers will be from ColdZero also Midplate

simalar to this but custom message on psu blockoff and sli fitting through to lower part of case and up through the block off so you only see out from res

Side not ColdZero awesome work and craftsmanship plus really awesome customer service

In the works getting custom back plates for the 5970 and 5870

Maybe.jpg 281k .jpg file
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post #9 of 16
Looks good so far but where is your drain plug ?
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Drain plug I'm thinking to be a T split under by the pus left would be drain plug right back to res/pump
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