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So I have wanted to get a proper water cooling case for A LONG time. Finally! I bought the Corsair 800D.

Now that I am familiar with WC and am not deathly afraid of it smile.gif... I would like to do things a bit more proper. Below is what I will be transferring into the new case.

Current set up:

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Outside:

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So I am looking to get some advice on a few things. Mainly getting the best out of the case and WC set up. I currently have the XSPC RX360 kit, plus 2 additional 120mm rads. I would like to swap out the pump/res kit and get the XSPC dual res with MCP655 pump. Now beyond that... what would you guys suggest I do to upgrade/improve things further?

I'd love to do compression fittings, maybe swap out the CPU block... should I keep the same rads? What else would you guys suggest? I think that without including the XSPC dual res, I have about $150-$200 to spend on anything else that I might need. This would probably need to include fans though... not sure on that yet. So suggest! thumb.gif

On a completely unrelevant note : mate you have to show me how you you did your cable management , i;ve got the exact same case and it's one hell of a mess xD
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post #12 of 35
I want to take out that waste of space also(HDD cage). You will need get the rivets out though, that's why mine is still in there.
post #13 of 35
Just did the case mod a day ago and here are some quick tips the video and other forums don't point out.

#1 - You can removed the rivets (from inside the case) with a chisel or screwdriver and a hammer.
The only part you will scratch is the cages itself (which you are taking out anyway)
#2 - You only need to remove the 4 lower rivets and not the 6 (corsair forum 800d mod) (so you don't have to replace them afterwards)
#3 - There are two more rivets inside holding the cage to the midplate you have to knock out
#4 - The cage is hook into place on to the case. Just hammer the hooks down.
post #14 of 35
There is a couple of mods where i have seen a quad radiator at the bottom of the case. Silverstone TJ11 style.
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There is a couple of mods where i have seen a quad radiator at the bottom of the case. Silverstone TJ11 style.
I've seen them as well. They look really good. Only problem with that is you have to relocate the PSU. One mod I saw removed the hotswap hdd bays and put the PSU there.
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I've seen them as well. They look really good. Only problem with that is you have to relocate the PSU. One mod I saw removed the hotswap hdd bays and put the PSU there.

That is different. Most mod had to cut the mid plate and non window side panel (for intake) to stand the PSU vertically. Most of them seem to clear the motherboard.
post #17 of 35
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I think you'd have a hard time fitting both a 240 and 120 down there. I've seen 360 get squeezed down there, but it's pretty tight against the PSU. Modding for a 240 in the bottom is fairly simple though. There are video tutorials on youtube showing how to do it easily and quickly.

I might go this route then. I don't know if I want to start messing with taking rivets out... I know it's probably simple enough, but it might be something I opt for later on. I'll skip it for now though.

I've also seen shots of the quad rad and while it looks awesome, I also noticed that everything is super tight. I'd have to make sure everything I have is of a certain size to be sure it'll fit. I've seen both of the ones mentioned above and the removing of the hot swap bay and putting the PSU there looks the best.

What about fans? Do you guys think I should stick with my cougars with the new set up? I was thinking of trying to get something new, the cougars that are on the rad facing up some times make some noise... which is a bit annoying.
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On a completely unrelevant note : mate you have to show me how you you did your cable management , i;ve got the exact same case and it's one hell of a mess xD

Thanks! I have not done anything special... you just gotta have zip ties and plan where you want things to be hidden before you hook them up. smile.gif
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post #18 of 35
I think your cougars will be fine. I've read that they are actually pretty good radiator fans. Personally, I'm using Gentle Typhoons and love them. Good static pressure and thy're pretty quiet too. I would recommend a fan controller if you don't already have one. Running the fans at a lower rpm can really cut down fan noise
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Im rocking some Yate Loons lol.

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I think your cougars will be fine. I've read that they are actually pretty good radiator fans. Personally, I'm using Gentle Typhoons and love them. Good static pressure and thy're pretty quiet too. I would recommend a fan controller if you don't already have one. Running the fans at a lower rpm can really cut down fan noise

Thankfully they are controllable from my motherboard. So I have them running at around 60% right now... at like 63% they have a tick... which is very noticeable. You're right too, they do push a lot of air. So I guess I won't bother with getting new ones.

Now what about fittings? I'd like to get away from just the plastic clamps, what would you guys suggest I go with? I'm also thinking I will change the color of the tubing and will probably go with something white or black.
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