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The SM5 has 139mm of clearance from the front of the case to the cable management holes, while the SM8/ST10 has 217mm.
Thanke you. So that means with my curent rig plan (360RAD + 240RAD) i'am better of with a SM8, though i can fit it in the SM5 but it's gonna be tight fit unless i only use 360RAD for CPU& single GPU.. Have to think about it..
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Complete SM5 & ST10 specs will probably be released this weekend smile.gif
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post #862 of 884
Hey guys will the Merlin sm8 fit a e-atx motherboard like the rampage iv extreme. I think it has the same mounts as atx but just a little longer on the right side. Will all the cases that say compatible with XL-ATX fit the rampage iv extreme. I want to use my RIVE with 2 - 360 rads so i am trying to decide which case labs case too choose.

With the extended top and a pedestal would it be easy to fit 2 RX360 rads. I bought the Cosmos 2 but I am really dissappointed with the space inside. I'm struggling to fit my 1 rx360. I want to get rid of the Cosmos and get the sm8 or one of the bigger ones.
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post #863 of 884
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Just the basic SM8 should be able to handle that board and your two 360's (depending on the number of 5.25" bays you need), no pedestal required - but you can always add one of course biggrin.gif
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post #864 of 884
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Just the basic SM8 should be able to handle that board and your two 360's (depending on the number of 5.25" bays you need), no pedestal required - but you can always add one of course biggrin.gif

Ya I don't really use a lot of 5.25" bays. I maybe just need one. I just want to make sure the extended top on the sm8 could fit the rx360 and then when I get the second one I can put it down in the pedestal. I would rather my case be really tall than wide.

I just can't decide which one to get. So for sure I could fit 2 rx360's and the rampage extreme in the sm8 right?
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post #865 of 884
I wonder if it would be smarter to go with a smh10 or a sth10 instead of the sm8 with the extended top and pedestal.

The SMH10 with the entended top would fit a 360 in the bottom and the top right?

So many choices I can't decide. I really just want a single width tower with the most room for rads. Which case would that be?
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I guess I just really want to make sure the merlin sm8 fits the rampage iv extreme. I only want to fit 2 360 rads so I think the sm8 would be a good choice with the extended top and maybe the pedestal later on if I need it.
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post #867 of 884
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No problem with the Rampage board. Here is a shot with a Maximus IV which is a very similar size:



The radiator is a GTX 480 in push-pull. The RX480 is only a few mm thicker and will fit fine (we have one here)
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I guess I just really want to make sure the merlin sm8 fits the rampage iv extreme. I only want to fit 2 360 rads so I think the sm8 would be a good choice with the extended top and maybe the pedestal later on if I need it.

I don't see why it wouldn't, the tray is the same as all the 8 slotters, and plenty have put the R4E in M8's and so on. Jim said the only e-atx boards that won't fit are the 2P ones.
     
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post #869 of 884
Could you get the merlin sm8 in a clear coat only?
How does the frame look unpainted?

The case looks epic to say the least.
post #870 of 884
You can get it in a Grey Primer. http://www.caselabs-store.com/merlin-sm8/

I also am starting this build with a water cooling set up. I may post that here as well. Or check me out on You Tube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNML73arTKI
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