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post #3351 of 8654
What kind of hole saw is needed for putting a hole through the front of the case, not the front panel but the front of the chassis. I know someone here has done it and I would like to do the same. I'm going to be installing a 120mm fan so I already know I need a 4-1/2 inch saw but what material would do the job? Bi-Metal?
post #3352 of 8654
Good grief! That's a BIG hole in thin sheetmetal. I would think stamping would be a production method, not drilling.

However, to answer you question, I used a Dremel to freehand a nice hole recently plexi.

You could just put some blue masking tape on there, use an old fan housing or whatever to draw the hole outline and freehand it carefully with a carbide bit. Use eye protection of course, but a fairly easy task.

I recently changed the side window on a cheapo box... did it just that way.

http://i.imgur.com/1lQYe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DQhhr.jpg

Whole cheapo builds link in my sig... click on name.


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quick question to the owners of the 800d...
i will be getting this case by the end of the month, however i wont be able to mod the bottom to accept a 240 radiator until i get the proper templates. i have an mcr 320 swifty, ill be putting some high speed yate loons on them. about the 240 swiftech rad, is there enough space for push pull or is it unadvisable to set it up that way. anyways with that said, will my 360 radiator surfice in the mean time to cool my sig rig?
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finally decided to get the 650D since NE is giving some nice discount on it are the hard drive cages on the 650D removable?
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finally decided to get the 650D since NE is giving some nice discount on it are the hard drive cages on the 650D removable?
Yes, both are removable. You can also mount one down on the bottom closer to the PSU.
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Yes, both are removable. You can also mount one down on the bottom closer to the PSU.
awesome, thanks i have no experience building on obsidian cases but i think this will be my new fave case since i am moving to wc when i get funds.
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awesome, thanks i have no experience building on obsidian cases but i think this will be my new fave case since i am moving to wc when i get funds.
Nice. I am in the same boat - maybe the next full revamp of my system will be a WC setup. It is nice to know the case is versatile enough to fit some nice sized rads with little/no mods, but also has above average air flow for air cooling.

Good luck with your build
post #3358 of 8654
Finally got around to taking pictures of the new revision. I added a second GTX470 with an EK 470 full cover block, an RX240, and switched out the mcp655 with dual mcp350's from bmaverick. I also added the UV cathode and put CM R4's on the 480 rad





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quick question to the owners of the 800d...
i will be getting this case by the end of the month, however i wont be able to mod the bottom to accept a 240 radiator until i get the proper templates. i have an mcr 320 swifty, ill be putting some high speed yate loons on them. about the 240 swiftech rad, is there enough space for push pull or is it unadvisable to set it up that way. anyways with that said, will my 360 radiator surfice in the mean time to cool my sig rig?
Anyone?
And to add to my questions.
I've seen ppl mount there bottom 240 Radiators standing on it's side, and mounting the fans/Rad to the 120mm mounting bracket in the area.
Is there enough space to mount a swfitech radiator there in that orientation.
This would leave just taking out the HDD storage area, thus not needing to cut the bottom panel.
Thanks for all your time..
And epic builds guys keep up the good work.
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Anyone?
And to add to my questions.
I've seen ppl mount there bottom 240 Radiators standing on it's side, and mounting the fans/Rad to the 120mm mounting bracket in the area.
Is there enough space to mount a swfitech radiator there in that orientation.
This would leave just taking out the HDD storage area, thus not needing to cut the bottom panel.
Thanks for all your time..
And epic builds guys keep up the good work.
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I have an rx240 in the bottom in mine and there is more that enough room for push/pull.
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