Corsair Obsidian 800D

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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby Izerous » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:45 pm

Have had very little time to actually move stuff over into the new case but I'm almost done. Just need to clean up the wiring in the back so I can actually close the panel. The extension cable included is definitely nice and happened to be exactly the length I needed to reach around properly.

I did encounter 2 new issues, the motherboard mounting panel almost seemed a bit off making it a bit awkward screwing in the video cards into the back panel. It was like the angle was off a touch.

Other thing is that I'm not a fan of the tool less locks in the 5.25 bays and locked everything with a couple screws anyways. If there was proper locks on both sides instead of just the one would have been a lot better.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby Izerous » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:29 pm

Here is a shot of what I tried to do with the single 1x120 rad was working until I went to put the PSU in as mentioned in a previous post. Picture isn't upside down the case is right now.

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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby newdigitalblue » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:02 am

Can't wait to see what your finished product turns out looking like. :D
CASE: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby HELLFIRETOYZ » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:36 am

What are you using to post the radiator higher up like that? From that angle it looks like its sitting above the fan about a few cm's...
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby Izerous » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:59 am

HELLFIRETOYZ: I used a 140 to 120mm fan adapter that I got with the 140mm fans I put in the front of my pc2-901 and attacked it with my dremel to make the rad screws fit. I could have gotten the PSU in with the radiator but then I would have needed to remove the rad to remove or put in the PSU and that defeats the purpose of what I was trying to do.

newdigitalblue : I posted the in progress pictures in the case gallery of the rest of it with the rad in the back near the CPU, as need to think a few things out before I attack them (listed below).


List of planned changes to date.
-Stealth new DVD-burner, haven't found the button I want yet. I plan on putting it up in the top behind the flip down panel with the front USB ports so it needs to be the right size.
-I have figured out how to put a lock on the hot swap drive bays, just need to find the supplies or a way to build it. Putting a lock on the front panel door doesn't do any good and I don't really want a lock exposed on the front. The whole front of the case comes off with very little effort anyways making anything on the front panel useless.
-Need to revisit putting the radiator underneath near the PSU, I'm thinking if it is angled it might work but will take some extra work to mount securely, and still get some decent air flow through it.
-at least locking the one side panel, came up with an idea but like the drive lock need to figure out supplies or how to make it myself.
-Not so much a mod but a repair and the main reason I didn't put the lights in or clean up the wiring properly yet it that one of the cold cathodes hasn't been working and found it has a damaged wire I need to repair.
-Oh and the 2-way mirror but probably going to wait a while before I order one.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby newdigitalblue » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:31 pm

Are you utilizing the non-hotswapable HD Bay on the bottom? It appears that you are but I'm not 100% sure. However would it be easier or give you more room to put the Rad in that compartment as it seems it could give you more airflow and allow for mor adjusting if needed. However I'm only getting that from looking at the pics you posted.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby Izerous » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:31 pm

I have 2x300gig raptors in the bottom 2 bays. They won't work with the hot swap bays as the ports are in the wrong positions. We ordered them for our companies server to find out that issue after they arrived. So i traded my 2x150 raptors and some cash for the 3x300gig raptors since I could use them.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby Izerous » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:30 pm

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There is just enough clearance with the RP-1000 in the top slot to get away with a push pull on a 3x120 rad with 25mm thick fans and a 3x120 shroud.

I used #8? blank stock as I could not find appropriate 4mm stock or machine screws in either size. I haven't trimmed them down yet as I want a bit of room to play with. I haven't secured the middle fan in yet as I need to rethink how I was going to originally do it.

I'll end up swapping the 90' fittings on the rad with either 45', straits or adding the 20mm nozzle couplings and keep the 90's

Now to just get a replacement Corsair Ram cooler that doesn't end up squealing like a banshee in a week or two. I'll now have to take it in for yet another replacement.
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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby thor1182 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:50 pm

Sorry to necro an old post, but I was wondering how the final case turned out. I am getting this case and mulling over if I want to add water cooling to it. Trying to decide if I want to add a second 1 x 120 or 1 x 140 radiator at the bottom as an addition to the 3 x 120 that's going at the top. Thus far the idea is to use all koolance parts for the water cooling.

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Re: Corsair Obsidian 800D

Postby Izerous » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:10 pm

Newest pictures including some with the Crosshair 4 Extreme in place are in the case gallery thread. Although I just picked up a used 4850X2 and I'm kinda excited to play with the lucid stuff now that I have something to play with. I still have not gotten my hands on a larger 2way mirror sheet or found the hardware I want to do the locking system I have in my mind. The shipping and customs make it unpractical unless I can find it locally for a lot of the stuff I want to do.

I'm also picking up an older Koolance system, Koolance PC3 or PC4 series (can't remember which) case arriving tomorrow. I had gotten a friend to buy it a long time ago and he is retiring it. Seems like the perfect candidate to replace the Antec 900 that acts as my current media center case. It is a silver but I think I found someone who will powder coat it for me at close to cost.

Also trying to find time to finish at least the mapping section of the flow calculator I had started. I have been working with flex for ~4+ years but the last few months I have had to pick up SilverLight, C# and even looking at Silver Light for the windows phone 7 platform. Needless to say my hands are pretty full. I haven't even used Visual Studio since I got my Bachelor's Degree until I started working on this current project.

Edit: I don't even know off hand if the Koolance PSU-1200 I have can even supply the amperage needed on the 12V rails to supply a 2x800GTS's and a 4850X2. Have the wattage but might not have the right amperage on the rails.
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