BeQuiet 801 AirFlow Edition

Light1984

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I really fell in love with the looks of the BeQuiet windowed 801 and I especially like how the side panels attach and detach. Only problems I have with the case are the lack of color options (need a white case for that storm trooper look) and the restricted air flow. I know they are going for quiet operation, but there's no reason you can't have air flow and silence. This will be my first build in about 6 years, so maybe this is normal now, but BeQuiet was willing to sell me parts out of their higher end Dark Base. I thought that was pretty interesting so I upgraded the fan controller and IO panel. I will keep this thread updated as I ready this case for ryzen 4000 and Nvidia RTX 3000. Please feel free to leave any constructive criticism.

Mods so far:
  • Switched out fan controller to Dark Base pwm controller with LED headers
  • Switched IO panel to Dark Base unit which includes USB C and the correct header to operate the pwm fan controller
  • Cut vent in top panel for Nemesis NLX420 radiator.
  • Custom Button 3D printed for side panel release mechanism
  • Designed custom grill for top panel, laser cut.
  • Prepping for paint

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Light1984

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Custom top vent cover is cut. A little warping from the heat of the laser, but should sit down nicely once installed.
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Light1984

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Custom button for release mechanism sent off to shapeways. This button was needed to clear the radiator...Maybe should have gone with a 360 instead of trying to stuff a 420 in there, lol.
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Nobu

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Custom button for release mechanism sent off to shapeways. This button was needed to clear the radiator...Maybe should have gone with a 360 instead of trying to stuff a 420 in there, lol.
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Don't feel too bad...didn't realize the inwin 301 only supported 240 rads until after it shipped–it was an antek case I was looking at which supported a 280, but I got reeled in by the pretty colors and sidepanel latch. Going to try to make it work anyway. lol
 

Light1984

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It'll be worth it, something cool about making it work with something not originally intended.
 

Light1984

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Custom grill mocked up. Fits well, but there is a little warping causing some gaps in-between the screws, will need to tack weld or epoxy I think.
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Light1984

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Radiator in, fans attached, fan grill installed, 3D printed buttons installed. Everything fits (barely) and functions as intended 🤘

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