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And around 70mm of space at the top for a long 30-40mm rad and a set of fans.
7cm is still quite a large difference.
I don't think another we need space for another radiator.
Assuming the bottom compartment can fit 480+240 radiators, this is enough even for a triple GPU system. And you can also mount a 120 at the exhaust fan and a 240 in the drive bays if you really need more rads.
Besides, it's not just the case becoming larger. Top of a case with top mounted radiator with all the grills and holes never looks quite as neat/classy as solid uncut metal.
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We will have an extended top cover and pedestal for Merlin. That should provide a fairly wide range of cooling options. At least one case will have native support for a 480. The pedestals will also support HDD racks.
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7cm is still quite a large difference.
I don't think another we need space for another radiator.
Assuming the bottom compartment can fit 480+240 radiators, this is enough even for a triple GPU system. And you can also mount a 120 at the exhaust fan and a 240 in the drive bays if you really need more rads.
Besides, it's not just the case becoming larger. Top of a case with top mounted radiator with all the grills and holes never looks quite as neat/classy as solid uncut metal.

i'd rather have a top mounted rad in a push/pull before i ever had to resort to putting a 120 on the exhaust fan or mounting 2 in the bottom. Sure it would look nicer if the extended top was uncut but still perferable then some of the other options or at least that's how i'd rather build it. 480 on top with the exteneded option for push/pull and 480 on bottom in it's own compartment would be my ideal case.
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What you need is STH10, then...
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yeah i'm looking at that, it's taller then i'd like though as i'd get the 120mm extended top so i could run push/pull.
post #126 of 884
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yeah i'm looking at that, it's taller then i'd like though as i'd get the 120mm extended top so i could run push/pull.

As long as you're running nothing else in the top compartment i.e. no 5 1/4 bays or psus, you should be able to run a 560 with push pull and shrouds top mounted in an STH10 without needing an extended top, I think you only need the extended top if you're planning to put other stuff in the compartment or if you want to run rads mounted to the side and the top. Might be wrong though.
     
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Jumping in here...

The top compartment can run 480's max, but the bottom compartment can take 560's. I intend to put my PSU's in the upper compartment and a pair of 560's in the bottom when I do my next build. That puts the center of gravity a little lower which is preferred with a really tall case.We are designing a caster platform that will provide more stability.
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Jumping in here...
The top compartment can run 480's max, but the bottom compartment can take 560's. I intend to put my PSU's in the upper compartment and a pair of 560's in the bottom when I do my next build. That puts the center of gravity a little lower which is preferred with a really tall case.We are designing a caster platform that will provide more stability.

Ah that makes sense. So what's limiting the top compartment from running 560's? Are the two compartments not identical?
     
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post #129 of 884
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No they're not. The upper one is about an inch short than the lower one. Even so, we're pushing 32" in height and really wanted to limit the shipping carton to 36" to keep shipping costs under control. It is possible to put two 480's and a 560 on top (with the extended cover).
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Cool thanks for the clarification Jim - I really want to get one of these for the wife's computer. Not sure she'd appreciate the size though. Gotta finish the TX10 first!
     
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