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Ok, so I drilled a side fan in the case, well my roommate did and he did ok. Better with machinery than I am. I am getting a grill from mnpctech to cover up the imperfections. But it cools my sli nicely.

Now, what I need help with is the second photo, I put the nzxt lights in there to make it look nicer with out too many over powering fan leds. It looks great except i don't know where to put the damn pci switch it comes with. Any suggestions would be great. Not really all too technical but any help would be awesome. Thanks.


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Originally Posted by draterrojam;13324552 
Any suggestions would be great. Not really all too technical but any help would be awesome. Thanks.


Drive bays?
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Drive bays?

I tried cutting a hole in one of the drive bays but its a pci slot. It looks pretty terrible that way.

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Originally Posted by draterrojam;13324987 
I tried cutting a hole in one of the drive bays but its a pci slot. It looks pretty terrible that way.

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Remove the PCIE slot cover (the screws) and stick it in one the the drive bays or behind the other side panel tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by draterrojam;13324552 
Any suggestions would be great. Not really all too technical but any help would be awesome. Thanks.

Why cant you put it in a pci slot as designed?

Or

There is a slot at the bottom on the front of the case between the feet. You could somehow mount it there. I actually squeezed the IR receiver for the media center remote near there, you can kind of see it in the left side of the picture
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Originally Posted by morencyam;13325224 
Why cant you put it in a pci slot as designed?

Or

There is a slot at the bottom on the front of the case between the feet. You could somehow mount it there. I actually squeezed the IR receiver for the media center remote near there, you can kind of see it in the left side of the picture


There are several reasons I don't want to put it in the pci slot.
1. no room, all but one is taken up, and I don't want it hanging over my graphics cards.
2. I tried to put it in and it is REAL close to the motherboard. In fact I think it might be touching something but I don't want to take my chances. Why they didn't just put it in the middle of the pci slot is beyond me.
3. I don't want the lights to be showing. Given the length of the cord there would be a few of the bulbs showing which would kinda look bad.

Here is what I did. My only concern now is, if some of the metal things are touching the steel case could it short out or something.

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p.s. when i remove the pci cover it all the bottom connecters were touching the case, so I took the screws off and screwed it through the case, through the pci slot and into the module. (if that makes sense).
Edited by draterrojam - 4/29/11 at 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge;13076185 
Thanks for the video, Tex. To be honest, we never intended for the fans to be mounted on the outside of the case, and in the 18 months we've been selling it now, yours is the first complaint I've heard about this, so it's not exactly common. The inside of the 800D/700D has a ton of room for fan mounting, even in push-pull, so we just never hear about people trying to do this and having issues. (cut)

Howdy CorsairGeorge,

Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. In an extremely overclocked system where one is overclocking near 5GHz and also trying to cool down a couple of hot video cards, one radiator does not cut it.

The problem is getting 6 120x38mm 135 CFM fans in a push/pull setup. There simply isn't enough clearance from "my" motherboard to do that. That indentation is the problem both from a clearance and top fan mounting perspective.

Another problem is I can't mount 140mm fans on a 140mm radiator in there either. Neither can I mount a 120x3 Monster thick radiator in push/pull configuration. One would think a hole pattern to support BOTH 120/140mm setups would be a nobrainer on a top-of-line case such as the 800D; or at least a way to mount on top... LIAN Li and many many others keep the tops flat, so why not Corsair too? See no practical reason why the future 900D case can't be that way... and I have many other suggestions about a 900D as well! Just ask! LOL!

Anyway, I have ordered a second radiator to mount externally beause there is 1) no room anywhere in "my" system to mount another effectively internally and 2) because it's the only way I can cool this monster! LOL!

I'm pointing out details that likely won't affect 99% of users out there, only extreme overclockers. (this is overclock.net the home of extremers!)

Thanks for responding and I will take pictures and post when this project is done...

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PS: Maybe the 980x/990x will drop to a sane price level once AMD's new stuff comes out! (I hope I hope I hope.... lol)
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Ok, so I drilled a side fan in the case, well my roommate did and he did ok. Better with machinery than I am. I am getting a grill from mnpctech to cover up the imperfections. But it cools my sli nicely.

Now, what I need help with is the second photo, I put the nzxt lights in there to make it look nicer with out too many over powering fan leds. It looks great except i don't know where to put the damn pci switch it comes with. Any suggestions would be great. Not really all too technical but any help would be awesome. Thanks.


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I would finish off that edge with some C-strip edge tape. Check out my 2010' and 2011' builds in my sig, it'd look really sharp.
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Hey all! I finally have some (crappy) pics of my new 650D build! Same sig rig as before, but I upgraded from an Antec 902. The build was a breeze, the case is easy to work in. A lot of options with HDD bays and cable management, so that was a huge upgrade from the 902. I had 0 issues with fan noise etc, however I did install the fan pack when I built it to avoid any potential issues.
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I am still toying with ideas for more airflow to my GPUs. I left the top bay open for a bit more airflow to them, but my temps in gaming get a bit toasty (silly x58 sabertooth pciex16 slots being so close). Using CCC for GPU fan control is fine, my case just sounds like it will take off when I blast them at ~45%. I have zip tied a 120mm to the open slot above my HDD bay to blow directly on the GPUs. We will see how that goes

Either way - Loving the case! Not to mention I got lucky with an open box deal on Newegg as the new part numbers came out. It completes my nerd cave nicely.
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Very nice!!! I bet it took many hours to get it so pretty...

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