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Old July 17, 2011, 01:34 AM
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Default Modding the 800D for bottom mount 240MM radiator?

As the title states, I have seen quite a few 800D mounted with a 240MM rad on the bottom but I am curious how this is done and if it can be done without considerable modding. I have also heard people say that you need to mount the radiator sideways to avoid feeding the top radiator with the hot air pulled from the bottom radiator.

I am planning on having the top 360MM for my 2 5870s and the bottom 240MM for my third 5870 and my i7 920.

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You basically need to drill out the rivets that support the 2.5 HD cage from the bottom. Pictures are better, so this should give you an idea:

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Much the same as prolab provided, but still will help:
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This is my interpretation :)

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Old July 17, 2011, 09:14 PM
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Thanks guys, that looks exactly what I need. I don't like the idea of cutting a $300 case but I think I will cut the back panel and put two 120MM radiator outlets and have the bottom radiator mounted sideways so it doesn't end up feeding the top radiator with hot air.

Second question is do you think a RS240 would be enough for an i7 920 and a 5870? My current 360MM radiator has my first 5870 at 39C and 2nd one at 47C at the current overclocks (ambient is 21-24C) and I would ideally like to keep the third one in the same range. I am not sure if the RS240 would be capable of that or if I would need the RX240.

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Old July 18, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Unless you use Koolance QD's maintenance is PITA on the bottom radiator. That is just my view.
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Old July 19, 2011, 12:55 AM
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Lots of links on which rivets to drill etc. It doesn't take long at all with a drill and a dremel with a few cut off wheels. A little masking tape helps you mark your lines and keeps you from wrecking any paint. I really meant to make something to hold up the "shelf" since you remove the HDD slots which support it, but I just ended up using a CD jewel case. lol.

Not the prettiest cut job ever, but I covered it with a grille. Old picures, but here they are anyway.




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Old July 23, 2011, 01:33 AM
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^Thanks for the info!
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