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Old April 11, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Here guys is what I have been working on the past few days. Loved the look of all the Corsair Obsidian 800D setups here, so I decided to do one myself. Loved the all-black interior. Was going to wait until later on, but with the Chimp Challenge coming up I wanted to get this done now.

List of parts. Most water parts purchased at Dazmode. Included all parts that some folks might wonder would work in a setup like this.
  • SR1 Black Ice 360 rad, 6 fans (25mm top and 20mm bottom)
  • Heatkiller 3.0 with backplate
  • Swiftech MCP 655-B Pump, with EK D5 X-Top rev.2
  • EK Multioption tube reservoir, basic
  • 1/2in ID tubing
Rig parts:
  • Asus Rampage III Formula
  • i7 970@4.0Ghz
  • 6GB Mushkin Redlines
  • 2 x Evga GTX 460 1GB
  • Corsair AX1200 watt PSU
  • X-Fi Titanium
  • Hauppauge 2250 PVR
  • Corsair 800D, stock fans
  • OCZ Vertex 2 240GB, and Vertex 120G, and WD Black 1GB
  • LG Blu-ray rw
All these parts weighed 63lbs when complete. I have not handled anything this big and bulky since Perineum's mom stopped by.

This is the finished product. Sorry about the pictures it was done quickly on my phone:




This is a few notes I took for others looking at this build with similar parts as myself:

I needed a place to put the MCP655 pump. Thankfully, the EK Top allowed me some options as to where the outlet would be from stock. I decided to take the small cover off the bottom hard drive tray, and use the unused space for the pump. I used double-sided tape to secure it to the bottom for now, as I could not attach it to the cage in a manner I felt was secure:



Another look from the from of the case with front bezel off:



The above picture shows how I could access the speed controller of the pump if I wish.

Next, I had to attach the reservoir. I decided I would use one of the E-ATX motherboard mounting holes to attach the res. Here is the hole I used, as there was plenty of clearance from the motherboard:




Then, I used a couple of EK reservoir mounting kits (Dazmode purchase again) like these:




Then I put two of the together so that it attached to the reservoir like this:




Then I mounted it like this:



I used the PCI-slot thumbscrew that came with the case (ie. normally used to secure a video card) that fit into the motherboard mounting hole perfectly. Black, and comes with the case. I would like to add a small nut at the back when I find one though.

This is a closer look at how the reservoir and pump looked when done:



Besides the crappy picture quality, seemed to work pretty well.

I was really impressed with all the space at the back of the case, behind the motherboard tray. Below, you will see that I was able to fit a power splitter that I was able to attach a molex power cable, and 6 radiator fans. I was able to close the case with this installed:



I attached the above power splitter with double-sided tape.

Here is a look at the rat's nest of cables when I was done the build...I was not too careful here to be honest:



Here is how it looked with the back on (a tight fit but no problems, except a bad picture):



Those are the only things I could tell anyone that might interest those looking to do a build with this case. Options for the pump, and lots of room behind the tray. Would fit a 360mm rad in a push-pull no problem.

A few more pics to finish up...love this case, and very good quality!














Great case and I love the all-black!

Temps, Comparison to the ATCS 840:

So far, compare to my Cooler master ATCS 840 this rig was just in, my temps are equal for the cpu (~50c folding), and my northbridge temps are 10c lower (not sure why yet...~55c for the 800D, 65c for the ATCS...will have to watch this as I thought the ATCS was better for air movement). temps for the GTX 460s are the same as the ATCS (~35c idle, 60c load).
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Old April 11, 2011, 10:25 PM
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Nice! Welcome to the 800D club chris!

I might try that setup with your pump when i re-do my setup sometime this summer.

Although, i might drill a hole on the case to secure another screw on your reservoir bracket. Personally, im not too keen on having one screw to secure your reservoir especially with a bracket like that.
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Old April 12, 2011, 12:01 AM
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All these parts weighed 63lbs when complete. I have not handled anything this big and bulky since Perineum's mom stopped by.
pffft. My mom would toss that thing around like.... well... like she tosses you around.
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Old April 12, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Where'd you get the fan splitter? It's a sunbeam one right? I've only seen it sold on Jab-Tech which is an american site :l
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Old April 12, 2011, 01:25 AM
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pffft. My mom would toss that thing around like.... well... like she tosses you around.
Yeah she's a tosser alright..
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Old April 12, 2011, 02:52 AM
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What fans did you use for your radiators?
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Old April 12, 2011, 01:54 PM
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Although, i might drill a hole on the case to secure another screw on your reservoir bracket. Personally, im not too keen on having one screw to secure your reservoir especially with a bracket like that.
Yeah I am thinking the same thing. Didn't want to start drilling holes right away, and scratch up the interior. I'll either add a nut on the back, or get a sensible drill bit that will allow me to drill a hole in there for another screw.

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Where'd you get the fan splitter? It's a sunbeam one right? I've only seen it sold on Jab-Tech which is an american site :l
Yep its a Sunbeam splitter. I bought it from kruzn4evr here on HWC, and I believe he got it from Performance PCs.

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What fans did you use for your radiators?
They are Scythe fans, but not sure the exact models.
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Nice setup!

I'm guessing the computer does more than just folding?
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Old April 12, 2011, 02:49 PM
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Nice setup!

I'm guessing the computer does more than just folding?
Haha yep. Acts as a media server much of the time, and some light video work and the odd game. I game much less than I used to though. This rig is my baby though for sure.
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Looks good Chris! They certainly are a beast of a case.
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