markburv
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Re: Aurora R8, Sandwich the OEM radiator with Corsair ML 120 Pro (no RGB, no LEDs)

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@r72019 No sir, suprising huh?

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r72019
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Re: Aurora R8, Sandwich the OEM radiator with Corsair ML 120 Pro (no RGB, no LEDs)

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Yea, Nice! I also refrained from cutting the bezel. Now that you have the cosmos coming you will have a much bigger project to focus on soon.  😀


markburv
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Yeah maybe, just gonna do a minimalist transfer to start off with.

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@GTS81  For Z390 motherboard, any of the higher end Asus/ MSI/ Gigabyte would serve you well. I bought an MSI MEG ACE Z390 this time last year at a great price and it has lasted me to this very day.

Trouble finding stock on the ACE, I decided on this one based on your advice and availability, thanks:

Z390 AORUS ULTRA (rev. 1.0)Z390 AORUS ULTRA (rev. 1.0)

Has quite a few good nobs and dials for my C700P.

I still was wondering if I needed cable extensions for the OEM PSU 🤔

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hpereze
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Re: Aurora R8, Sandwich the OEM radiator with Corsair ML 120 Pro (no RGB, no LEDs)

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@markburv 

Have a question for you

When you tested the temperature differences before and after with the top front fan after removing the HDD cage (you reported 100 to 82 after installation) what new fans, if any, did you already install? Was it solely just adding the new top front fan while using stock fans or did you replace the rad and bottom front fan as well?

Reason I ask is because I think I'll finally add said front top fan sometime next week but wondering what temp differences I'm looking to get if any

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markburv
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Hi @hpereze 

Just the bottom front fan to make room for the GPU.

I installed in this order:

  • Bottom front fan to 15mm
  • GPU Timespy 100°
  • Moved HDD,  Added 2.5" SDD, Added Upper front fan without front bezel 82°
  • Added filters, Repasted CPU, Added NVMe SSD 75°
  • Repasted CPU, Added NVMe SSD 75°
  • Changed cooling to push/pull ML120 Pros, Repasted CPU
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hpereze
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@markburv 

Thanks for the info! Let's see what results I get once the new fan here here later this week

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@hpereze 

Any news?

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AMurderOfCrows
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Re: Aurora R8, Sandwich the OEM radiator with Corsair ML 120 Pro (no RGB, no LEDs)

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i apologize for the possible double post. this has got to be one of the most confusing forum setups i've ever seen.

really awesome that this was done. got some questions though.

 

when i first glanced at this, i thought all that was required to swap out a 3080 into an R8 was

  1. 850+ power supply
  2. Lower intake fan swap
  3. Possibly a fan filter to go with swap
  4. an EVGA RTX 3080 XC3

After reading through this whole thread, it seems like a lot more was involved than what i was thinking.

i use all the drive cages in my unit, including the upper one behind the upper intake fan. While i know i should just get bigger drives and replace the smaller ones, i don't currently feel like i have that as a viable option.

 

I'd like to know 2 things:

  1. What is the best order to do all these mods in?
  2. What mods are absolutely required for safely getting the 3080 in the case and operational?

thank you!

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