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spacing for radiators in m8/m10 and t10

post #1 of 12
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hey guys, been researching what Im going to want to order here when I get the finances. (should have a job soon as I am a temp right now...wooohoo! FINALLY)

anyways. I was planning to go with the Nexxxos UT60, XT45, or maybe be a little ambitious with the Monsta 80. But most likely will go with the UT60 as I want it to be as cool as possible and I was planning to run med-low speed on the fans as I want it quiet but as high of an OC that I can manage. I was also debating of doing UT60 or two for videocards(560 Ti right now but plan to add another later on for 2way SLI) and maybe doing two XT45 for the CPU/mobo/possibly ram. Videocards tend to be the hottest part in the computer so I figured the XT45 should be enough for just the CPU but I may go with the UT60 there also.

So, I am planning a dual loop obviously.

I am thinking the T10 would be better just for the extra clearance above and below the mobo but I wasnt sure how much room there was in the m8/m10. I was originally intending not to do the pedastal or the extended top as well but if needed I would rather go with the extended top as they were a little more affordable.

Thanks,
Bryan

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post #2 of 12
I hope this helps

M8:
Radiator Clearance Above the MB Tray: 100mm
Radiator Clearance Below the MB Tray: 52mm

M10:
Radiator Clearance Above the MB Tray: 59mm
Radiator Clearance Below the MB Tray: 52mm

T10:
Radiator Clearance Above the MB Tray: 173mm
Radiator Clearance Below the MB Tray: 90mm

The dimensions on the extended tops (64mm and 85mm) are clearances from the top of the case to the inside roof of the top.
Example: If you have any case and install a 64mm top you will have exactly 64mm from the top of the case the inside roof of the top.
post #3 of 12
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hmmm....so correct me if I am wrong but if I was goign withthe T10 I could get the UT60 on the bottom but it would have to be a push only configuration as the space will be so tight unless I got some really thin fans....

The top is pretty much perfect otherwise

and if I can only get a push only at the bottom I may be better performance if I go with the Monsta 80mm rad......
post #4 of 12
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i just realized that the other options is to get the reverse mobo version and put the 80 on top and the ut60 on bottom both with push/pull
post #5 of 12
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hmmm....so correct me if I am wrong but if I was goign withthe T10 I could get the UT60 on the bottom but it would have to be a push only configuration as the space will be so tight unless I got some really thin fans....
The top is pretty much perfect otherwise
and if I can only get a push only at the bottom I may be better performance if I go with the Monsta 80mm rad......

You could place the UT60 or the 80 on the bottom of the PSU side push/pull

448

448

This is a T10 Chassis with a 60mm Black Ice rad "push pull" on the bottom on the PSU side. The Black ice rad is only slightly wider than the alhpacool and there is just enough clearance so that is doesn't interfere with the MB back plate. With some of the wider rads people have made mods to the MB tray to make it fit.
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i just realized that the other options is to get the reverse mobo version and put the 80 on top and the ut60 on bottom both with push/pull

The reverse option does not change the clearances above/below the MB tray
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448

LOL didn't mean to double up on the photos this was the other one
post #7 of 12
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oh boy that is tight.

Sorry, I knew that havign it reverse doesnt change the spacing. In my brain I was thinking about the path for the hosing from the rads and I wanted a short route from the 80 to the videocards and 60 to cpu/mobo

I should have expained that.

With how much space I am plannign to use up with the radiators Im starting to think I should just do a single loop and go:

Monsta 360>GPU>UT60>CPU>MOBO>Res>Pump(x2?)>Monsta 360 again
post #8 of 12
That sounds like that should work pretty well thumb.gif

Also keep in mind you don't have to mount the rads on either top or the bottom. You could mount it horizontally in either one of the PSU bays.

Can't wait to see what you come up with! biggrin.gif
Edited by Kevin_CL - 5/9/12 at 4:03pm
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
OK, i still havent full decided what I am goign to do yet but I have decided on a t10 case. However, now I am thinking of only the UT60 or the XSPC RX since I want a quiet OC so low rpm fans is what I really want.

Now, I found another question to ask.

If I get the side rad mount to put above the PSU on the psu side it would be blowing directly on the back of the motherboard as far as I can tell. Would this give me any benefit at all as far as system temps?

Also, is it better for a single or dual loop in one of these cases?

I was thinking I could go to the GPUs with one loop and then the other would cover the cpu, mobo, and possibly ram OR I could GPUS to rad to cpu, mobo, ram and then back into the rads so if you look at it starting with the PSU side top it would go Rad(top) to rad(side) to Res to pump(x2?) to rad to GPU to rad to cpu to mobo to ram(or some combo of this) and then back through the loop again....
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by madbrayniak View Post

OK, i still havent full decided what I am goign to do yet but I have decided on a t10 case. However, now I am thinking of only the UT60 or the XSPC RX since I want a quiet OC so low rpm fans is what I really want.
Now, I found another question to ask.

If I get the side rad mount to put above the PSU on the psu side it would be blowing directly on the back of the motherboard as far as I can tell. Would this give me any benefit at all as far as system temps?

Not likely, especially if you leave the tray cover plate on.
Quote:
Also, is it better for a single or dual loop in one of these cases? was thinking I could go to the GPUs with one loop and then the other would cover the cpu, mobo, and possibly ram OR I could GPUS to rad to cpu, mobo, ram and then back into the rads so if you look at it starting with the PSU side top it would go Rad(top) to rad(side) to Res to pump(x2?) to rad to GPU to rad to cpu to mobo to ram(or some combo of this) and then back through the loop again....

The big advantage to our cases is that there isn't "one best way" to do things (like most cases). I think most people would recommend a single loop because it's easier to set up and temps are almost the same.
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