Originally Posted by madbrayniak
yea what i meant is a loop for each CPU plus a gpu loop so 3 total.
It seems to me like the STH10 is a better value in some ways than the TH10 cause of the separate heat zones built into the case. However, how many radiators can the TH10 take without pedestals? One thing i did notice is that the HDD cage in the STH10 has no fan....is that going to make much of a difference? I have always had a fan on my hard drives.
the MH10 can also go to HPTX so that might be worth it too with a pedestal.....
I am just trying to figure out what would be the best way to go as I am mainly wanting it for a gaming rig with an awesome water cooled loop.....
Personally the TH10 looks like a better option than the MH10 but the height advantage may be good to have with the MH10 to not be a a towering monster with a pedestal.....
however, it may also be impressive to have that STH10 sitting next to my desk with it being a massively tall tower.....at least I wouldn't have to bend over to put in a disk....haha. And have a single wide case that is that tall is better than a double wide that tall....just cause of limited room. and i dont think it would have a need for more than 4 radiators anyways.
However, can the STH10 only take XL-ATX and HPTX? the form factor on the first page doesnt say anything about ATX style but all the other cases accept mATX-XL ATX or HPTX.....
You can put hard drives in the front flex bays of the STH10 if you want to (i.e. the same as the TH10). Hard drives don't necessarily need a fan depending on how much airflow you have. If you're running enough intake into the motherboard chamber it will exhaust through the grill by the hard drives. Hard drives last longest around 45C, running a fan and having vibrations and lowering the temperature beyond this can be a bad idea. A lot depends on how many drives and the type.
Yes you can run 3 loops you'll have a good amount of space for pumps and res's in either case. The STH10 could fit 4x560's plus a front mounted 480 (maybe a 560 not sure). The TH10 without pedestal can fit 2x480's top and bottom, a radiator side mounted (even a mora 140.9/180.4/120.9 although you may lose one of the top mount rads) and a radiator front mounted in the flex bay (not sure how big it can be though, I doubt it's more than a 480 though, possibly only a 360).
TH10 max radiator surface area assuming 3x480's + 140.9 + 360 front mounted, i.e. total area = 392400mm^2
STH10 radiator area (let's assume 560.5) = 392000
So it's a wash really on that front.
The STH10 will take all the other form factors too.