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a 140.3 with PSU would be tight me thinks.
660mm - 460mm = 200mm (length of the case - length of a 420 rad)
post #132 of 318
i want to know too if a 420 rad with the mounting plate along with a ST1500 psu (its longer than ax1200 psu) fit on one side of the case?

if so its perfect size case for me.
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post #133 of 318
Ok so... I grabbed a junk PSU we use for mock-up and it barley fits with a 140.3 rad. Most standard ATX PSUs are 160mm or 6.3'' long and as long as you didn't get a modular PSU so all the cables came out of one opening to one side it may work. But Im sure most people would want to go with 1000W + PSUs which will not fit unfortunately.

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Edited by Kevin_CL - 7/18/12 at 7:56am
post #134 of 318
Just to keep any confusion down a 1000w + PSU will fit with a 120.3 rad in a 120.4 mount as shown in this lovely pic from Pongo. By the way this is obviously the top of a STH10 but the dimensions are the same.

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post #135 of 318
It looks like the 1000w PSUs won't work with a 420 radiator, but the Corsair 850w will. It is 6.3" long, giving you at least .25" for the modular plugs; more if you turn the radiator the other direction than your picture, so the shorter stub is toward the side of the PSU.
Alphacool UT60 420 (Click to show)
400

See how much closer the back side is to the fan screws than the picture above? I would probably recommend having your barbs to the front if you want extra PSU room.
post #136 of 318
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Originally Posted by Kevin_CL View Post

Just to keep any confusion down a 1000w + PSU will fit with a 120.3 rad in a 120.4 mount as shown in this lovely pic from Pongo. By the way this is obviously the top of a STH10 but the dimensions are the same.
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Ahhh that looks like just what I'm gonna be doing in the SMH! Except instead of a 360 on the other side, it will be a 480. I'm stoked. thumb.gif
post #137 of 318
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It looks like the 1000w PSUs won't work with a 420 radiator, but the Corsair 850w will. It is 6.3" long, giving you at least .25" for the modular plugs; more if you turn the radiator the other direction than your picture, so the shorter stub is toward the side of the PSU. Alphacool UT60 420 (Click to show)
400
See how much closer the back side is to the fan screws than the picture above? I would probably recommend having your barbs to the front if you want extra PSU room.


Ahh your right I should have mounted it the other way. I hadn't had my morning cup of coffee before i took the photo tongue.gif.
post #138 of 318
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Ahhh that looks like just what I'm gonna be doing in the SMH! Except instead of a 360 on the other side, it will be a 480. I'm stoked. thumb.gif

1st M8 order and 1st SMH10 order. thumb.gifcheers.gif
post #139 of 318
Can I recommend that Case Labs consider making a single PSU mount for the back? Since almost all PSUs are 5.9" wide, 3.4" thick, and less than 7.5" long, you can easily fit one sideways along the back side. This plate would include a mesh for the intake fan on the back side plus an IEC 320 C14 inlet with right-angle C14 dongle. Having such a mount would allow people who only want a single PSU to easily fit a 120.4 or 140.3 radiator in the chamber along with the PSU, regardless of PSU wattage.

Ideally, the dongle power plug, when inserted into the psu would be flush with the PSU except for the right-angle cord thickness. Something like this only the female part would be mounted on the back plate (and the cord would be shorter).

Since the inner chamber is 9.7" wide plus about 1.5" between the chamber and cover mesh; with a maximum 7.5" long PSU, you would have about 3.7" of room between the front and back of the PSU for however far the right-angle dongle sticks out and the DC cables coming out the backside. PSUs smaller than maximum size would of course have more play room for the DC cables.
Edited by Electrocutor - 7/18/12 at 10:20am
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Can I recommend that Case Labs consider making a single PSU mount for the back? Since almost all PSUs are 5.9" wide, 3.4" thick, and less than 7.5" long, you can easily fit one sideways along the back side. This plate would include a mesh for the intake fan on the back side plus an IEC 320 C14 inlet with right-angle C14 dongle. Having such a mount would allow people who only want a single PSU to easily fit a 120.4 or 140.3 radiator in the chamber along with the PSU, regardless of PSU wattage.
Ideally, the dongle power plug, when inserted into the psu would be flush with the PSU except for the right-angle cord thickness. Something like this only the female part would be mounted on the back plate (and the cord would be shorter).
Since the inner chamber is 9.7" wide plus about 1.5" between the chamber and cover mesh; with a maximum 7.5" long PSU, you would have about 3.7" of room between the front and back of the PSU for however far the right-angle dongle sticks out and the DC cables coming out the backside. PSUs smaller than maximum size would of course have more play room for the DC cables.

Well I'm definitely not the engineer/designer, but I don't see that being an option. It wouldn't be at all easy to make that an option without making major design changes and adding extra parts to our inventory which would raise cost further. Like Jim said "Every case is a compromise of size, features and cost. That's why we have so many models - there's a better chance of hitting that "sweet spot" that someone is looking for." Besides aside from have a touch of OCD (myself included biggrin.gif) the functionality is rather good and its just a compromise of 140.3 with an standard size PSU or 120.3 with an 1000W + PSU.

Although it sounds like a cool mod if someone is up for the challenge.
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