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Yep painted myself, was my first and only, so far, time painting anything. Was really nervous but I'm really happy with how it came out. The hole is for a 240 rad I mounted there and needed air to go through
post #4962 of 8654
Great job on the paint man!! thumb.gif Even more impressive on the first try! Dumb question, but I'm guessing by the pics that it's UV reactive paint? What paint did you use?
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yep UV reactive so the paint and tubes glow with my UV cathodes smile.gif I used rustoleum flourescent yellow
post #4964 of 8654
Joining the club. It's been awhile since I built a computer, but I chose the 550D after eyeing it for most of 2012.

The innards


The finished product
post #4965 of 8654
Quick question! I am looking at getting this case and would be moving from a HAF-922 that is pretty cramped and no ideally set up right now.

I would like for the most part to just transfer everything over, will I be able to fit everything in a similar style to how I have it set up now? Obviously the 360 rad would be inside, What about the two other 120mm rads? Will they fit in the same spots? I've seen that those intakes are 140mm, not sure if it has holes for 120mm though.

What it's like right now inside:



Older pic of the outside:

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Originally Posted by Derko1 View Post

Quick question! I am looking at getting this case and would be moving from a HAF-922 that is pretty cramped and no ideally set up right now.
I would like for the most part to just transfer everything over, will I be able to fit everything in a similar style to how I have it set up now? Obviously the 360 rad would be inside, What about the two other 120mm rads? Will they fit in the same spots? I've seen that those intakes are 140mm, not sure if it has holes for 120mm though.
What it's like right now inside: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Older pic of the outside:
I think you could make it work almost identical to that. The rear fan has 140mm and 120mm mounts. And I do think there would be enough space between the HDD cage and the PSU to fit the other 120mm radiator.
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hello everybody i have a question . i just won a corsair 800d (community choice awards) i was thinking about a nice fm2 built ,i hsvr heard thst this case has airflow problems and is not that good for aircooling ,so my question is this should i watercool or am i gonna be ok on air ?
post #4968 of 8654
Ideally, this is a watercooling case. But there are ways to improve airflow if you are staying on air. I turned my rear fan around to be intake and added a 120mm intake fan in the middle three 5.25" bays. Adding another intake fan in front of the PSU as intake, along with the 140mm midpanel fan blowing into the main chamber, could also help too. Then have the three 120mm on the roof as exhaust. That should provide decent airflow. I was only on air for a short time before I could gather all my watercooling gear. I was had a minor overclock at the time, only had the stock cpu cooler, and never had any problems with high temps.
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hello everybody i have a question . i just won a corsair 800d (community choice awards) i was thinking about a nice fm2 built ,i hsvr heard thst this case has airflow problems and is not that good for aircooling ,so my question is this should i watercool or am i gonna be ok on air ?

Hey Andi


Congrats on winning the case thumb.gif


Corsair 800D is hell of a case. I also owned one for 6 months but sold it yesterday and switched to a Corsair 500R.

 

MY GPU temp dropped around 15 degrees and my CPU dropped around 10.

 

Corsair 800D is indeed a mediocre case when talking about airflow.

 

Everything else is exceptional though.

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thanks for the quick response thats good to know that i can stay on air ......thanks again
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