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360 rad in a 650D. Yes you can do it! Update!!! Painted and man it looks good!!!

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So i did a little modding to my corsair 650D a couple of months ago. But it wasn't enough. I wanting to add another gpu and ram block into the loop and knew i would need more then what i had in radiators to cool it. I really dont want to buy another case. The corsair 650 is the perfect size for my desk area and the 800D is just too big. So what did i do you ask? Improvised thumb.gif

I removed all my components and started working on how to fit that guy up in the top without making look like..crap.

This is the top at the start of the project

I purchased two pieces of aluminum from Lowes and cut to length using my jigsaw

I made sure i sanded the areas of each piece down to bare metal and cleaned it real well, then i used this great stuff. JB Weld it dries in 6 mins and cures in 4 hours.

Time to start masking off so i can draw the template for the 360 radiator


I waited 4 hours before i did any cutting with my dremel and jigsaw. I also used c clamps to hold it together since that mesh was a little b**** and didnt want to cut right...

After I made sure it was cut right I did a little bondo work to fill in the gaps

Then I did some secret dremel work to the hot swap bay underneath.( Cut out alot but wanted to leave what i could to save to slider top so I wouldn't have a hole there) Test fitted a 240 rad i had handy to make sure i wouldnt have any problems with what was left of the hot swap bay


So $30.00 from lowes for sandpaper, small can of bondo, JB weld, and a 3 foot piece of aluminum. Not bad...

Took me all of 5 hours to do this.Next weekend i will add a 240 to the bottom.
Ordered 360 rad now that i know it will fit! biggrin.gif
Edited by rmcknight36 - 5/13/13 at 3:03am
post #2 of 35
Cool man, nice Job.
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Great job! Now just slap some paint on it.....thumb.gif
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Great job! Now just slap some paint on it.....thumb.gif
I am as soon as i am done with the bottom rad mod smile.gif
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Nice job. Looks very clean thumb.gif
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nice job!

Got me thinking about cutting up mine now. lol
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This is a good job!thumb.gif
    
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nice job!

Got me thinking about cutting up mine now. lol
Took me almost as much time to tear the build down as the mod wha-smiley.png
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Took me almost as much time to tear the build down as the mod wha-smiley.png

so about 2hrs worth of work.... lol
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I dont know why corsair did not do this from the start. Well they probably got to let something left for next version lol.
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