So I've had this PC up and running for almost a year, but recently I have started to get serious about it. For the last year I had Intels water cooler by asetek and it was lovely and quite with a nice Intel logo etc. etc. Long story short I'm finally doing watercooling I had an idea of fitting a 560 Rad into the top of the 800D, so i set to Google to see if it had been done before. There is a great build log on XtremeSystems by Church http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?261898-Lazylog-Nigredo-(Obsidian-800D-560-280) I liked what I saw, but wanted to mount the whole rad internally. This was going to be a slow build, but it has taken on a momentum of its own. The 560 is on its way from PCCG and the GPU block just arrived from performance-pcs, but otherwise the rest of the water gear is already mounted. System Specs: Intel 3930K Core i7 LGA2011 CPU ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Mobo 16Gb Corsair Vengance 1600MHz DDR3 RAM 2x ASUS R9 290X 4Gb w/ EK FC waterblock Crossfire Intel 520 series 240Gb SSD RAID 10 data array. Corsair AX1200i PSU Dell u3014 30" LCD Logitech Z5500D Speakers, Corsair K95 KB, G700 Mouse Aquaero 5 LT, PowerAdjust 2 Watercooling rig: Aquacomputer D5 pump w/ USB control Aqualis 400ml pro xt res with nano coating and D5 pump base Bitspower Compression Fittings EK Supremacy CPU waterblock EK FC 290X Waterblocks EK FC Serial Bridge 8x BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 140mm fans 2x HWLabs Black Ice GTX 560mm Rads Phobya 560 RadGrill HEXX So obviously there are a few obstacles to slipping a 560 rad in the top of an 800D. Firstly there are the Drive bays, then the power button & front I/O, then the top metal of the case. After some careful consideration I decided to go without the rarely used DVD drive and just map a network drive to another one in the house. That may change in the future, but it will require a lot more fu to get it to fit in the case well than I currently have. I also took a look at the rest of the front I/O and wondered if I ever really used them.. The answer is no because of the G110 keyboard providing headphone and mic jacks, the 27" Dell providing USB 3.0 and when it comes to the power button I can work with not having that there. Enter the Red Vandal switch that will replace the corsair logo in the base of the front bezel. The next issue is how to remove the logo without damaging the metal... Current system pic: Older iterations EDIT: Old System pic! with EVGA GTX 680. Put this in so you can see I eventually abandon the iPhone pics.. EDIT: FLiR was only taken after the 680's were sold. So with the front I/O gone and no need for the optical drive bays (I wont be using drive mounted fan controllers) I set to work... The white / clear tubing will be replaced with black as soon as I can spare the $$ for another order. I will also try to get better quality pics soon as well. Once the 560 is in im going to see if there is space for the 140mm rad where the optical drive bays were.