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Well I'd just ruin my case if I tried to do to it what I'd want Syrillian to do, so I'd rather let him do it. Or maybe DarthBeavis. Bah, make it both.
Patience and the right tools can make an amateur seem like a pro.
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Hi there. I'm so glad I found this thread. I'm building a new rig soon and am having a hell of time finding a case. I was originally sold on the antec p183 but that won't house larger video cards. So I thought about the p193 but that can't use high end cpu coolers because of stupid side fan.

Then i discovered the corsair 800d. Problem solved right? Maybe not. Even with the h50 installed with the rear fan blowing in there's like no airflow in that thing. My videocards would choke. I'm not experienced with watercooling and don't feel comfortable with anything more technical than the h50. I don't think there's a way to adequately cool my system without blowing a ton of money on fans. Your thoughts?

Enter the 840. . . Great looking case, don't like the interior, and I HATE aluminum (noise). The big concern though is negative airflow. What's the ideal setup for this case? Would you advise disconnecting both top fans? Could I use the h50 and turn the rear fan to an intake? I'll likely add a bottom intake fan, but will adding two onto the hard drive cage do anything for air intake?

My specs are below, your advice is welcome. Should I still consider the 800d? How about anything from antec?
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Patience and the right tools can make an amateur seem like a pro.
Patience with a complicated project? Me? Naw dude. Last time I tried that it was back in '04 when I was trying to mod an LED into a Kensington Pilot Mouse Optical (and I made sure the power draw was in line with the mouse's specs and the USB spec), back when that was complicated for me, and I ended up killing it because the iron was too hot.

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Enter the 840. . . Great looking case, don't like the interior, and I HATE aluminum (noise). The big concern though is negative airflow. What's the ideal setup for this case? Would you advise disconnecting both top fans? Could I use the h50 and turn the rear fan to an intake? I'll likely add a bottom intake fan, but will adding two onto the hard drive cage do anything for air intake?
Actually, aluminum isn't that bad for noise, but if you're really sensitive to the issue, you can always buy sound-proofing materials for the side panels. I would also look into getting rubber washers for the top fans' screws, since they WILL vibrate and cause a resonance issue; very low frequency, though, so if you're playing a game or watching a movie you won't notice it.

Making it look better is a matter of how much you can spend on modifying and/or painting it.

Airflow? It's a simple matter, tbh; leave the forward fan disconnected and add fans behind the hard drive cage and in the bottom position; if that doesn't do the trick, then go ahead and reverse the rear fan so it's drawing air in, however you'll want an air filter for that position if you do this.

Going to the 800D, you can actually get some nice airflow out of it for not a lot of money; grab 3 of these, they're rebranded, low speed, ball-bearing Yates, and put the forward 2 as exhaust, and the rear-top as intake, and get a Zalman ZM-F3 for the rear (as cheap as Yates and available almost everywhere), using it as intake and undervolting as necessary; relocate the stock Corsair fan that was there to the bottom 2-drive cage, which has a fan mount (though now that I think about it, I'm not sure if that fan would fit there).
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I'll be plasti-dipping the inside of my ATCS 840 when the weather here in Ohio is reliable enough for it to be able to spray outside. I shall attempt to de-rivet and disassemble as far as possible to get a nice black, sound reducing vibration killing coat.

Along with my awesome windowed side panel and a few other things. I hope to replace the top blue LEDs with red.
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Sounds like we're doing the exact same mods, Drazhar Just finished painting my 840 black and modded the mobo tray. Got a side panel window from FrozenCPU and now I'm lookin' around for some good gigantic red LED fans.
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Sounds like we're doing the exact same mods, Drazhar Just finished painting my 840 black and modded the mobo tray. Got a side panel window from FrozenCPU and now I'm lookin' around for some good gigantic red LED fans.
What did you do to the mobo tray exactly? I was contemplating enlarging the hole for the CPU cooler backplate since it won't fit my EVGA E760 motherboard, but wasn't sure about the possibility of compromising the stability of its construction.
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I'll be plasti-dipping the inside of my ATCS 840 when the weather here in Ohio is reliable enough for it to be able to spray outside. I shall attempt to de-rivet and disassemble as far as possible to get a nice black, sound reducing vibration killing coat.

Along with my awesome windowed side panel and a few other things. I hope to replace the top blue LEDs with red.
I read somewhere that those sound dampening sprays can inhibit the absorption of heat, thus increasing the internal temperature. How true is this?
Come to think of it, an all aluminum chassis wouldn't really absorb much heat. Yet another reason I love steel construction. Oh well.

So confusing. I don't know which case to look at anymore.
    
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I read somewhere that those sound dampening sprays can inhibit the absorption of heat, thus increasing the internal temperature. How true is this?
Come to think of it, an all aluminum chassis wouldn't really absorb much heat. Yet another reason I love steel construction. Oh well.

So confusing. I don't know which case to look at anymore.
From another thread on here about plasti-dip, it didn't seem to have any impact at all on internal temps in both a steel and an all aluminum case.

This case is wonderful, that's for sure. It's a blank slate for modding, it's an understated stylish monolith. It fits almost everything I wanted from a case, except it doesn't have 8 or more expansion slots and doesn't have an all black interior.

Corsair 800D is a nice case, but it's too heavy and costs too much for what it is.
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post #1029 of 4392
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What did you do to the mobo tray exactly? I was contemplating enlarging the hole for the CPU cooler backplate since it won't fit my EVGA E760 motherboard, but wasn't sure about the possibility of compromising the stability of its construction.
I added a second oblong hole to run the PCI-E connectors and SATA cables through. It looks just like the one for the 24 pin connector, and is right below it.

I've also been contemplating adding holes for the fpanel connectors, but I may not bother.
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I added a second oblong hole to run the PCI-E connectors and SATA cables through. It looks just like the one for the 24 pin connector, and is right below it.

I've also been contemplating adding holes for the fpanel connectors, but I may not bother.
I take it then that the backplate hole is aligned well for the E758?
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