Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Ideas for modding a 800D
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ideas for modding a 800D

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Title changed due to the fact I decided on the 800d and now I need ideas for modding the bottom for a 240 rad.

i have been thinking about replacing my Lian Li PC-A70F for a few days now

It has pretty bad cable management and will require quite a bit of modding to add the extra 240 rad i have laying around.

I have been thinking about the 800D or the TJ07 but im having trouble deciding...

i want a case that can house a top and bottom rad with a side window, have at least 5 - 5.25 bays and good cable management.

My main question is if there are any new cases coming out in the near future that fit my needs.

I tend to go through cases about once a year and I want to try and find something i can hold on to for a while. thanks for any input
Edited by whipple16 - 1/4/11 at 12:25pm
Daily Driver
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k ASUS Hero VIII EVGA GTX 980 TI Corsair Ballistx Sport DDR4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 250GB SSD Custom Water loop Windows 10 enterprise XB270UH 
PowerCase
EVGA G2 750w Thermaltake Core P5 
  hide details  
Reply
Daily Driver
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k ASUS Hero VIII EVGA GTX 980 TI Corsair Ballistx Sport DDR4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 250GB SSD Custom Water loop Windows 10 enterprise XB270UH 
PowerCase
EVGA G2 750w Thermaltake Core P5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 29
The 7/800D has far superior cable management than the TJ07.

The only real advantage of the TJ07 is that it can take a 480 at the bottom without modding, and it looks very sexy. If you just have a 360 and 240, I'd say get the 7/800D for sure. I'd personally get the 700D, as it's just an 800D without a Window and Hotswap bays, at a reduced price.

The 7/800D can even take a 480 up top with a small mod.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k GA-Z77MX-D3H Palit Jetstream 680 4GB 4 X 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (1600MHz/CAS8 @ 1.5v) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB Corsair Force + 2TB RAID0 + 500GB Antec Kühler 620 w/AP-14 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U2711 (2560 x 1440) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch (MX Blues) Corsair HX650 Lian Li PC-U6B Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k GA-Z77MX-D3H Palit Jetstream 680 4GB 4 X 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (1600MHz/CAS8 @ 1.5v) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB Corsair Force + 2TB RAID0 + 500GB Antec Kühler 620 w/AP-14 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U2711 (2560 x 1440) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch (MX Blues) Corsair HX650 Lian Li PC-U6B Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 29
800D gets my vote. 360 up top 240 down below. Epic cable management and a great sleek look.

The only tricky part about the 800D is airflow, once you mod the bottom for a 240 radiator it gets hard to get enough intake. With a 360 up top as exhaust and the 240 down below as exhaust you are left with 1 x 140mm intake and some small ventilation holes. It works pretty well, but if you modded in another intake fan it would work great.
Labor of Love
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 5.0 GHz/1.42v ASUS P8P67 Pro MSI GTX 670 OC 20 GB/1600/7-7-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Vertex SSD Western Digital 1TB None! Ubuntu 12.04/Win8/OSX 10.8.2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" 1440p X-Star OCN Mechanical - MX Browns Seasonic X-560 800D w/RX480 top mounted 
Mouse
Logitech USB Generic 
  hide details  
Reply
Labor of Love
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 5.0 GHz/1.42v ASUS P8P67 Pro MSI GTX 670 OC 20 GB/1600/7-7-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Vertex SSD Western Digital 1TB None! Ubuntu 12.04/Win8/OSX 10.8.2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" 1440p X-Star OCN Mechanical - MX Browns Seasonic X-560 800D w/RX480 top mounted 
Mouse
Logitech USB Generic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 29
800D. Mod the 240 in the place of the HDD bays as an intake, the 360 up top as an exhaust. Did the same thing myself just didn't do the watercooling yet.
The Corsair
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 950 EVGA X58 SLI Classified EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3x2GB G.Skill Trident 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 2 Samsung 103sj Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H70  Corsair SP120 Fans Windows 7 64-Bit ROG Dell Ultrasharp 2410 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc Stealth Corsair HX1000W Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition Razer Mamba 
Mouse PadAudioOther
SteelSeries 9HD Logitech Z-5500 Corsair Vengeance 1100 Communication Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
The Corsair
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 950 EVGA X58 SLI Classified EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3x2GB G.Skill Trident 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 2 Samsung 103sj Spinpoint F3 Corsair H100  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H70  Corsair SP120 Fans Windows 7 64-Bit ROG Dell Ultrasharp 2410 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc Stealth Corsair HX1000W Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition Razer Mamba 
Mouse PadAudioOther
SteelSeries 9HD Logitech Z-5500 Corsair Vengeance 1100 Communication Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oddworld Abe View Post
800D. Mod the 240 in the place of the HDD bays as an intake, the 360 up top as an exhaust. Did the same thing myself just didn't do the watercooling yet.
This, or the ATCS840; 360 fits up top, 240 fits on the bracket behind the hard drive cage. No modding or drive bay removal required.
Deep Blood
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 D0 (Batch # 3901A240) Foxconn X58 Blood Rage (non-GTI) eVGA GeForce GTX670 2GB 6GB Corsair Dominator 1.6GHz TR3X6G1600C8D Rev 3.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD830 128GB / Seagate 640GB+1TB+2TB+4TB Samsung SH-S223Q 22X XTTH | OCZ Freeze | 9G1212H1011 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410f (rev. A02) Code 104 w/O-rings + Vortex doubleshot keycaps Antec HCPP-850 CaseLabs SM8 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 Sharkoon 1337 Asus Xonar DX + Swan D1080MkII08 + MXL Tempo Lifecam Cinema 
  hide details  
Reply
Deep Blood
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 D0 (Batch # 3901A240) Foxconn X58 Blood Rage (non-GTI) eVGA GeForce GTX670 2GB 6GB Corsair Dominator 1.6GHz TR3X6G1600C8D Rev 3.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD830 128GB / Seagate 640GB+1TB+2TB+4TB Samsung SH-S223Q 22X XTTH | OCZ Freeze | 9G1212H1011 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410f (rev. A02) Code 104 w/O-rings + Vortex doubleshot keycaps Antec HCPP-850 CaseLabs SM8 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech G500 Sharkoon 1337 Asus Xonar DX + Swan D1080MkII08 + MXL Tempo Lifecam Cinema 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oddworld Abe View Post
800D. Mod the 240 in the place of the HDD bays as an intake, the 360 up top as an exhaust. Did the same thing myself just didn't do the watercooling yet.
This will result in re-using air and lead to higher temperatures. Radiators are mainly limited by the heat capacity of the air travelling through them and thus by the time the air as reached the 360 radiator at the top it is too warm for any further cooling, making the top radiator useless. That's why stacking radiators is such a bad idea.

I've re-thought my original cooling plan - I now think the best way to do it is to configure both the 360 and the 240 as intake, and have the rear 140 exhausting. Air will be exhausted from the 240mm radiator through the 140mm HD bay fan, and the air from the 360 radiator will be exhausted out the rear 140 as well as the ventilation holes above the rear fan.
Labor of Love
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 5.0 GHz/1.42v ASUS P8P67 Pro MSI GTX 670 OC 20 GB/1600/7-7-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Vertex SSD Western Digital 1TB None! Ubuntu 12.04/Win8/OSX 10.8.2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" 1440p X-Star OCN Mechanical - MX Browns Seasonic X-560 800D w/RX480 top mounted 
Mouse
Logitech USB Generic 
  hide details  
Reply
Labor of Love
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 5.0 GHz/1.42v ASUS P8P67 Pro MSI GTX 670 OC 20 GB/1600/7-7-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Vertex SSD Western Digital 1TB None! Ubuntu 12.04/Win8/OSX 10.8.2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" 1440p X-Star OCN Mechanical - MX Browns Seasonic X-560 800D w/RX480 top mounted 
Mouse
Logitech USB Generic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 
so my suspicion as the 800D being my best option has been confirmed.

Charlie- that sounds like a good idea to have both rad as a intake i'll just have to remember to not put papers next to or on top of my case

also i have never really been a fan of cooler master cases. I almost got a HAF X before my lian li but talked my self out of it.

the only descent case that is going to be released soon is the TJ11 from what i hear and im not a fan of the 90 degree tray and the expected price tag. thanks guys hopefully micro center had a 800D sale soon

I also really like the hotsway bays, even though i dont swap drives to often i like to have a slimmed down os drive for benching and the way the sata and power connects looks really clean.
Edited by whipple16 - 1/3/11 at 4:11pm
Daily Driver
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k ASUS Hero VIII EVGA GTX 980 TI Corsair Ballistx Sport DDR4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 250GB SSD Custom Water loop Windows 10 enterprise XB270UH 
PowerCase
EVGA G2 750w Thermaltake Core P5 
  hide details  
Reply
Daily Driver
(10 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k ASUS Hero VIII EVGA GTX 980 TI Corsair Ballistx Sport DDR4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 250GB SSD Custom Water loop Windows 10 enterprise XB270UH 
PowerCase
EVGA G2 750w Thermaltake Core P5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
This will result in re-using air and lead to higher temperatures. Radiators are mainly limited by the heat capacity of the air travelling through them and thus by the time the air as reached the 360 radiator at the top it is too warm for any further cooling, making the top radiator useless. That's why stacking radiators is such a bad idea.

I've re-thought my original cooling plan - I now think the best way to do it is to configure both the 360 and the 240 as intake, and have the rear 140 exhausting. Air will be exhausted from the 240mm radiator through the 140mm HD bay fan, and the air from the 360 radiator will be exhausted out the rear 140 as well as the ventilation holes above the rear fan.
HAF X. 240 on bottom. 360 on Top
post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by whipple16 View Post
also i have never really been a fan of cooler master cases. I almost got a HAF X before my lian li but talked my self out of it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dihartnell View Post
HAF X. 240 on bottom. 360 on Top
Please read the entire thread before posting.
Labor of Love
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 5.0 GHz/1.42v ASUS P8P67 Pro MSI GTX 670 OC 20 GB/1600/7-7-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Vertex SSD Western Digital 1TB None! Ubuntu 12.04/Win8/OSX 10.8.2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" 1440p X-Star OCN Mechanical - MX Browns Seasonic X-560 800D w/RX480 top mounted 
Mouse
Logitech USB Generic 
  hide details  
Reply
Labor of Love
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 5.0 GHz/1.42v ASUS P8P67 Pro MSI GTX 670 OC 20 GB/1600/7-7-7-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
120GB Vertex SSD Western Digital 1TB None! Ubuntu 12.04/Win8/OSX 10.8.2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" 1440p X-Star OCN Mechanical - MX Browns Seasonic X-560 800D w/RX480 top mounted 
Mouse
Logitech USB Generic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Please read the entire thread before posting.
I did. that comment was posted while I was typing...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Ideas for modding a 800D