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My buddy got the white variant of this case, and I got jealous because my previous case didn't have tempered glass.. So I decided to rebuilt my system into this case.. The P400 doesn't support a top mount rad, so I made a couple modifications - I made a bracket to offset the radiator closer to the side panel. The ram was barely able to fit, since it's so tall..But I made it work.

I had to space out the 280mm radiator in the front with a couple fans, so I didn't really have a choice of whether I wanted to run push/pull or not. Thankfully I had some extra fans lying around.. But the 1080 doesn't go above 35C under load, so I'm pretty happy about that. :)

EDIT* I'm someone who just isn't a fan of aircoolers. I've built numerous pcs, and the moment i switched to AIOs, I started disregarding the aesthetics of air coolers. That's just preferential, and solely aesthetically. I just love them rads!

A majority of people are pointing out the lack of necessity to run an AIO on the 8400 i5. I completely agree with those statements, wholeheartedly. The cost of the aio would have been better spent on a 8600k with an air cooler - without a doubt. However: I was lucky enough to obtain both of my AIOs second hand, as well as my 8400 i5 - in mint condition. I got a fantastic deal on all of those parts, and do not regret my choices one bit. There's no way that I could get an 8600k and an and cooler for the price I paid for all 3 of those.

As for the mod itself, it was the most simple solution I could think of, without having to modify the case itself. I just got metal brackets.. about 2" long, and attached them to the radiator mounting holes. By doing this I offset the mounting holes by which the radiator attaches to the case, so it was pushed closer to the side panel. Keep in mind, the radiator gets pushed slightly outside of the ventilation up top, this could be a slight limiting factor in terms of cooling. I will post up more pics when I get home later tonight! Frankly I wasn't expecting much response. :)

Thanks for checking it out guys! I appreciate the criticism.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you a cut a whole for your gpu cable?

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes! I'll make it a bit nicer in time with a rubber grommet. I am a fan of having the gpu cables routed from down below like that :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats what I was gonna say. I have the same case and there is no cutout there for the GPU cable there so I suspect they have cut the mesh above the PSU maybe?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering the same thing. It looks better imo

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I think so too :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Spot on!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

:) might have to get out the dremmel and give it a go but I would probably add a rubber grommet too. Could you add some close up pictures if you decide to add a grommet please?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

what is the ''rad'' he was talking about in the ''dual rad''?? is it a pc hardware??

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

"Rad" is short for radiator, it's used for water cooling.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

ohhh thx mate

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Rad is short for radiator which is part of a water cooler. Want more information?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, love the case and parts. But I dont get why you need a 240 RAN on a locked cooler hahaa

+1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It might have been better to go for EKWB's all aluminum water cooling kit instead of 2 240mm rads if you wanted full system water cooling. Also, the 8400 with a z370mobo and a liquid cooler is a little bit pointless the 8600k could easy get 5GHz with your setup.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Everyone's needs are different, and wants are different to. also a Z370 is not pointless for a cough LGA1151v2 CPU. hehe sarcasm in I know, your talking about the price.

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

If he really needed a cool CPU he should have just got a CPU with a low TDP, and if he wanted a performance bump with a liquid CPU cooler he should have paid the extra $50 and got the 8600k. I know that budget b360 boards are not out yet but because you need to get a $100 plus overclockable mobo it doesn't make sense to get a locked CPU.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Technically speaking it would have been an extra 65 bucks ( if I bought the 8400 brand new). :p

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

speaking of 65bucks your TDP is 65W lol

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I take it back i guess Intel has them for sale for $250 now

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I read your edit and that would totally make sense. The only downside is that if you wanted to upgrade the CPU down the line you might have to ditch that good mobo because Intel is not likely to support lga1151 for a lot longer which really sucks! Parts aside the build looks really clean and well put together. It's definitely the way I would have done it, going the extra mile for custom cables, color matching components and good lighting ascetics on what looks like a fixed budget.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Might be an upgrade for the not so distant future :) got a great deal on the cpu and had the aios from an old build :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess you will get your full boost clock speeds at all time which I don't think could be said for the intel stock cooler.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Well said, I agree mate!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Can we get some pics of the mods you made for the top rad? I like this case but its limitations on rad space is steering me elsewhere.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

As soon as I can later tonight! I kind of put a description in an edit up top :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I added a picture from the top of the case! It's not the greatest, but should give you a good idea. I drew in the brackets that I was talking about. Probably could have been done better by a 5 year old, but it gets the idea across. :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi nice build! May I know what case fans are you using? Thanks!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the monitor?

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

Can anyone tell me if the p400 Tp (this exact case) has a power led + and -. I’ve been looking around inside the case for the cord and am unable to find it. My motherboard says I have a problem with the little wires down there and I would appreciate any help I can get to fix those little wires. Btw my mobo is the asus b350 for Ryzen.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

"the i5-8400 is same speed and performance and better than a i7-7700k"

Wait what? That's exactly false. 6 cores, no hyper-threading vs 4 cores with hyper-threading. 4ghz max turbo vs unlocked cpu... The 7700k will destroy the 8400's single-core performance. Gaming is by far the greatest example as cpu-demanding titles would thrive on the 7700k's typical 4.8 to 5ghz+ single-core performance when overclocked. Binned 7700k's can even reach 5.4ghz on liquid.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry that's not what it says not OC. stock and turbolocked at 4.4 to 4.5. And the 8400 has 6cores and 6 threads. the i7 is still at only 4 cores. Most benchmarks prove it to be the same, in most games. 6cores at 4ghz or 4cores at 4.5ghz. and yes your right, a application will sometimes use 1 or 2 cores, meaning that the i7-7700k wins right away with a higher Frquency! but still..

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I see your point, but I invite you to take a look at Intel's ARK: Intel's database for all of their CPUs.

https://ark.intel.com/products/126687/Intel-Core-i5-8400-Processor-9M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz

i5-8400 CPU: Base 2.8ghz, Max Turbo: 4.0ghz. The 8400 is locked, you can't OC it. 25% is a massive difference between 4ghz/core and 5ghz/core...

Am i missing something?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Not everyone has the ability to get a perfect 24/7 5.002Ghz Overclock on any i7-7700k. Temps, ok then you delid and watercolor. Can't overclock it, then get a Z270 or whatever board that has oc. And yes you should know about rendering too! more cores is helpful, but a core is better than a thread in my own honest opinion. Say you have 8c/16t at 3.7ghz. Say a i7-9700k, that would be a reasonable CPU. but say a i5-10thgen like a i5-1040 (I'm comparing a old gen with a new gen like we are right now) it has 8c/8t BUT it is 4.1ghz turbo. but then you have to consider prices. prices vs performance is where the 8400 kills a 7700k. Don't get me wrong I have a i7-7700k. But from my point of view if someone such as Linus would be generous enough to test all the same CPU and ram and GPU and drive, on a 3 different motherboards, I bet it would be very noticeable differences, speaking of it, why has nobody done that?!

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

"the i5-8400 is same speed and performance and better than a i7-7700k"

This quote above is the statement I'm debating, nothing else.

We can discuss price ratios, comparisons, benchmarks, or whatever else another time. My point is, and the fact remains that, your statement is false - an i5-8400 is specifically not the same speed and performance or even better than an i7-7700k.

I just don't understand why you'd believe that?

  • One can be overclocked, the other can't.
  • One has a base clock speed of 2.8ghz, the other has 4.2ghz.
  • One is capped at 4ghz, the other is uncapped.
  • One has 6 cores/6 threads, the other has 4 cores/8 threads.
  • One has a 65w TDP, the other is at 91w TDP.
  • One is listed at ~199$ USD, the other ~339$ USD

The simple fact remains that the vast majority of programs benefits dramatically more from single-core performance than they do from multi-core. In that light, and as Intel's prices would suggest, the 7700k is a higher tier processor.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

Same though here too. A dual fan radiator is rather overkill for $100. The money would have been better spent on an i5-8600K + a Cryorig H7 or something similarly decent air cooler.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

In watercooled my Pentium G4600. You can watercool any CPU technically. There is reason to and not to but, yeah, it would make sense someone would say that. it's just in case you get a K or X CPU too, then you would already have a cooler, and there is no reason to get another cooler, thus you are wasting to of money doing so.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes >:)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe he plans on upgrading