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[Build Log] I'm broke now - Caselabs STH10

post #1 of 27
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So I've finally ordered the caselabs STH10. Some of you may be a bit disappointed considering that my hardware isn't necessarily "on par" with what the case is actually capable of, but I love the amount of freedom that you have with this case. I'll be able to do what I want and have absolutely no restrictions! Not to mention, I find a giant case to be aesthetically pleasing.

Here is a photo of my current setup (though my video card and mobo have been changed):

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I got bored with the Switch 810. It's a fine case - no doubt, but for some reason, it still feels that everything is too compacted! I like roomy and big! Haha, I know, it sound silly and a big waste of money to get an STH10, but I'll never ever have to worry about rad space with this case... EVER!

So here is a list of my components:

CPU: i5-2500k
Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z Z68
RAM: Mushkin (4GB X 2) Blackline
PSU: Seasonic 1000W Platinum
GPU: 2x ASUS GTX 680
Sound: Asus Xonar STX

Cooling

Rads: RX360 + RX240
CPU: XSPC Raystorm
GPU: 2x EK-FC680 GTX
Fans: 7x Scythe GT 1850 RPM
Fan controller: Scythe Kaze Q-12

I still need to find out which fan filter I'll be using; as the STH10 doesn't come with any. I'm open to any suggestions on what filters to get. This is also my first build log, so I'll try to keep a table of contents in this post (I don't have a good camera, BTW) as soon as I get going. The final photos will also be edited into this post.

Oh, by the way, I'm broke now. No wife or girlfriend, though, so I'm good.... yes? ^_^

Stay tuned!


EDIT:

First pics:

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Edited by andom - 6/13/12 at 12:18pm
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post #2 of 27
I don't have any issues with your hardware. I'm more jelly of your case... lol. I had a lot of fun modifying my 800D, but if I had to do it again... I would get a case like yours. BTW... I'm sure you still get nickeled and dimed on additional parts and tools as you do your build.tongue.gif

Have fun and good luck with your build.thumb.gif
    
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These the filters i use.
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My build is still a work in progress. In the pics I'm doing a test of the fans reason for messy cables. But those are the filters i use, and they look great on my case, and doesn't affect airflow hardly at all.
    
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Did you have to use slightly longer screws to mount your rads with those filters?
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Did you have to use slightly longer screws to mount your rads with those filters?

Well the filters come with screws long enough to go through the filter itself, Case, 120mm x 25mm fan, and fan grill. Uses a small washer to tighten. Far as rads go i haven't got them put in my case yet but my rads came with 2 sets of screws. One set for fans and another set for case. The small screws wasn't long enough to go through filter, case, and into the rad so i ordered some longer ones. 6-32 x 3/8" for my rads. Those will allow me to install through the filter, case, and into the rad without problems.

Pic of what the silver screws look like.
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Edited by Rabbs - 5/25/12 at 12:28am
    
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post #6 of 27
Dont fret about the hardware. The STH10 is a godlike case. Never need another case again.

And if it's any consolation, mine has an i7 920 and a single 680 in it at the moment.

I'm gonna follow to see if you come up with a brilliant solution for the fan filters, I've been looking for one myself. I've considered panty hose, but would prefer something more robust. Something that covers the entire side vent opening rather than just the fans themselves.

At any rate, good luck and do enjoy your STH10.

EDIT: as an aside, if you're worried about pump strength--my single mcp655 is more than suffiicient through 4 rads, CPU and GPU block. I only bring it up because it was my chief concern when migrating to such a mammoth chassis.
Edited by itskerby - 5/25/12 at 12:32am
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Awesome thumb.gif love me some STH10.
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Awesome thumb.gif love me some STH10.

Guess my case is just chopped liver tongue.gif
    
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Monsoon CF, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Matte Black ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red DEMCiflex magnetic filter 
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Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
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120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
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For Sale: [FS] HIS R9-290
$275 (USD) or best offer
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Intel Xeon X5680 Intel Xeon X5680 EVGA SR-2 Classified EVGA 580 Classified HC 
GraphicsGraphicsGraphicsRAM
EVGA 580 Classified HC EVGA 580 Classified HC EVGA 580 Classified HC Samsung 30nm 6 x 4GB 
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Crucial 512GB SSD (2) Seagate 4TB Custom Built Chiller MIPS Blocks 
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Alphacool & XSPC Radiators [50] COUGAR Fans w/ Lamptron FC10 Linux Ubuntu 10.10 Crossover 27Q LED-P 
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OCN Ducky Reds LEPA 1600 + Silverstone ST1500 Caselabs STH10 + Pedestal Cybor R.A.T. 7 M.M.O. Gaming Mouse 
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Aldri Fornøyd
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For Sale: [FS] HIS R9-290
$275 (USD) or best offer
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon X5680 Intel Xeon X5680 EVGA SR-2 Classified EVGA 580 Classified HC 
GraphicsGraphicsGraphicsRAM
EVGA 580 Classified HC EVGA 580 Classified HC EVGA 580 Classified HC Samsung 30nm 6 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Crucial 512GB SSD (2) Seagate 4TB Custom Built Chiller MIPS Blocks 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool & XSPC Radiators [50] COUGAR Fans w/ Lamptron FC10 Linux Ubuntu 10.10 Crossover 27Q LED-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
OCN Ducky Reds LEPA 1600 + Silverstone ST1500 Caselabs STH10 + Pedestal Cybor R.A.T. 7 M.M.O. Gaming Mouse 
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From the looks it, the screws that come with those filters will bite into my rad just fine smile.gif Wont have to make a trip to home depot.
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Originally Posted by itskerby View Post

Dont fret about the hardware. The STH10 is a godlike case. Never need another case again.
And if it's any consolation, mine has an i7 920 and a single 680 in it at the moment.
I'm gonna follow to see if you come up with a brilliant solution for the fan filters, I've been looking for one myself. I've considered panty hose, but would prefer something more robust. Something that covers the entire side vent opening rather than just the fans themselves.
At any rate, good luck and do enjoy your STH10.
EDIT: as an aside, if you're worried about pump strength--my single mcp655 is more than suffiicient through 4 rads, CPU and GPU block. I only bring it up because it was my chief concern when migrating to such a mammoth chassis.

Thanks!

I'll also be using a MCP655 (forgot to mention that in the OP) and your experiences gives me a bit of comfort. I just like the fact that if I ever choose to add more rads in order to cool more components, I wouldn't have to buy a new case in order to fit rads. You're right - you will literally never need another case ever again smile.gif
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Intel Core i7-4820k ASUS Rampage IV black edition Zotac GTX 980 Amp! Edition Zotac GTX 980 Amp! Edition 
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Intel Core i7-4820k ASUS Rampage IV black edition Zotac GTX 980 Amp! Edition Zotac GTX 980 Amp! Edition 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum 640GB WD Caviar Black 1 TB WD Caviar Green Samsung 840 Evo 
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Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 480 XSPC RX 360 Swiftech MCP655 x 2 EK GTX 980 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK GTX 980 EK Supremacy Windows 8.1 QNIX QX2710 
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