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Hey guys, does anyone know if you can mount a 360 Rad in the front?
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Yes you can, you will need this though;

http://www.caselabs-store.com/120-3-flex-bay-radiator-mount/
post #102 of 753
Thanks bud, would it be possible to put a 480mm RAD up top, 240mm/360mm RAD in the front and a 360mm RAD in the bottom?
Also, i have a seasonic platinum 1000w psu (which is longer than a normal psu) if i was to install a 360mm RAD in the bottom with the psu aswell, but the looks of it, it wouldn't fit but then i thought would i be able to put a psu extender bracket to move back the psu to be able to fit that 360mm rad?
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post #103 of 753
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Thanks bud, would it be possible to put a 480mm RAD up top, 240mm/360mm RAD in the front and a 360mm RAD in the bottom?
Also, i have a seasonic platinum 1000w psu (which is longer than a normal psu) if i was to install a 360mm RAD in the bottom with the psu aswell, but the looks of it, it wouldn't fit but then i thought would i be able to put a psu extender bracket to move back the psu to be able to fit that 360mm rad?

I think you're right. Stock, you won't be able to fit a 360 and a PSU both in the bottom, especially if your PSU is longer than standard to begin with. There would just be no place for your cables. If you have an extender bracket, you can probably make it work - it just depends on how far back you can/are willing to push the PSU. Personally, one of the major reasons I'm attracted to this case is the fact that I can fit everything I need inside without PSUs sticking out or external radiators or a heavy amount of modding. So it's up to you and what you're willing to compromise on. Maybe you should consider the pedestal if you're that desperate for the extra rad space? I think its $160, mounts on the top or bottom, and gives you space for an additional 2x 420 rads. The big brother ST10 will also be released eventually, which might also suit your needs.
    
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post #104 of 753
I have been searching for a case for a while. Seeing that this is basically a modular case and I was looking to move into something like a 810 or the 900D (if rumors are true) I could justify this case.

However this doesn't come with out a few question for JIM.

1. Is there a plate for the PSU on the bottom.
2. Say I only mount a 360 on the bottom or I don't mount anything if I get the 120.4 holes is there a cover for the holes so they are not open.
3. How does the 5in bay system work. Im kind of confused how the mounting of one of the brackets works ( I need 4 bay slots not sure what I would have to add to my order)
4. Cable Management - Are there any slots or pull throughs to put cable ties along the back of the motherboard tray? Do you have to add your own?

Anyone can answer these questions I just thought Jim would be the best to get a answer from.

Thanks for your help.
post #105 of 753
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Originally Posted by Sinai Kyron View Post

Thanks bud, would it be possible to put a 480mm RAD up top, 240mm/360mm RAD in the front and a 360mm RAD in the bottom?
Also, i have a seasonic platinum 1000w psu (which is longer than a normal psu) if i was to install a 360mm RAD in the bottom with the psu aswell, but the looks of it, it wouldn't fit but then i thought would i be able to put a psu extender bracket to move back the psu to be able to fit that 360mm rad?

Yes you would need to use the extender. The PSU extender would need to push it back at minimum 3.5''. Il be taking some more photos later today/tonight which will include radiators fitted inside the case to help with perspective.
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I have been searching for a case for a while. Seeing that this is basically a modular case and I was looking to move into something like a 810 or the 900D (if rumors are true) I could justify this case.
However this doesn't come with out a few question for JIM.
1. Is there a plate for the PSU on the bottom.
2. Say I only mount a 360 on the bottom or I don't mount anything if I get the 120.4 holes is there a cover for the holes so they are not open.
3. How does the 5in bay system work. Im kind of confused how the mounting of one of the brackets works ( I need 4 bay slots not sure what I would have to add to my order)
4. Cable Management - Are there any slots or pull throughs to put cable ties along the back of the motherboard tray? Do you have to add your own?
Anyone can answer these questions I just thought Jim would be the best to get a answer from.
Thanks for your help.

Hello,

1. There is a PSU support bracket which comes with the case.
2. Yes the case comes with covers for all fan holes
3. You would be referring to the Flex-Bay System. The Flex-bays are a series of 5.25'' bays that are not limited to 5.25'' devices. This is a link to our accessory guide and on page 7 there is a picture of how 5.25'' devices are mounted. Also we are in the process of a Merlin owners manual which will better explain the case features. http://caselabs.net/MAGNUM%20Case%20Owner%27s%20Manual.pdf
4. Yes there are tie-down points along the back side of the chassis divider next to all of the cable mgt. holes
post #107 of 753
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Hello,
1. There is a PSU support bracket which comes with the case.
2. Yes the case comes with covers for all fan holes
3. You would be referring to the Flex-Bay System. The Flex-bays are a series of 5.25'' bays that are not limited to 5.25'' devices. This is a link to our accessory guide and on page 7 there is a picture of how 5.25'' devices are mounted. Also we are in the process of a Merlin owners manual which will better explain the case features. http://caselabs.net/MAGNUM%20Case%20Owner%27s%20Manual.pdf
4. Yes there are tie-down points along the back side of the chassis divider next to all of the cable mgt. holes


Thanks for the quick response. Are there flex-bay series bays that are included with the purchase of the case? Also how long are you planning to support each case style. I am looking into this case for future proofing so I don't have to continue to buy a case every other upgrade (or feel like I have the need to). This case looks like it would fit all of my needs for the foreseeable future.
Edited by freitz - 9/12/12 at 8:11am
post #108 of 753
Your welcome! Sorry I should have explained more. All of our cases have the Flex-Bay System, and we don't see that changing anytime soon. The case comes with 4 sets of standard Flex-Bay device mounts (MAC-125). These are general purpose mounts for all 5.25'' devices. The other available mounts are for special fitment, a cleaner look or for vibration dampening. A basic overview of the the system is this: the Flex-Bays are the series of any number bays on the front of the case (11 in the SM8). Flex-Bay device mounts are what attach devices inside the Flex-Bay. Because the Flex-Bay area is a large open space the Flex-Bay device mounts can be moved anywhere up or down the open area.

This picture shows how the standard Flex-Bay device mount (MAC-125) is attached to a standard 5.25'' drive and is placed inside the Flex-Bay area using a M8 case




These are just some examples of how you can configure the Flex-Bay area, again using a M8 case





FYI the area on the right of this case is the HDD bays not available on the the SM8

This is a picture of the Flex-Bays on a SM8 with out any bay covers or devices (Again the Flex-Bay area is the large open space in the front of the case.) Its up to you to decide what and where devices are mounted, including fan and radiators.



I hope this explains the Flex-Bays better thumb.gif
post #109 of 753
Also on the fan mounts for the flex bay system are they the same as the radiator mounts? For example if I just bought the bought 2x of the 120mm fan mounts can they be used as radiator mounts. and vise versa if I buy one of the 240mm rad mounts can is be a fan mount?

Seems straight forward I hope I worded that right.

Also I noticed the top cover doesn't have side vents. how are the radiators in the top suppose to be positioned.

Thanks again for answering my questions. Im sure others have the same questions as I. Your SM8 appeals to a new market of people given it compact size.
Edited by freitz - 9/12/12 at 10:02am
post #110 of 753
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Also on the fan mounts for the flex bay system are they the same as the radiator mounts? For example if I just bought the bought 2x of the 120mm fan mounts can they be used as radiator mounts. and vise versa if I buy one of the 240mm rad mounts can is be a fan mount?
Seems straight forward I hope I worded that right.
Also I noticed the top cover doesn't have side vents. how are the radiators in the top suppose to be positioned.
Thanks again for answering my questions. Im sure others have the same questions as I. Your SM8 appeals to a new market of people given it compact size.

Due to the spacing needed for the radiators, no you can not use the fan mounts as rad mounts. The 240 Flex-Bay (FB) rad mount uses 7 bays as where 2 FB fan mounts use 6 bays.

I am taking photos today of rads mounted in the case for a better understanding of how they are to be mounted.

No problem glad to help! biggrin.gif We completely agree with you that's why we are going to be introducing a Merlin owners manual and videos to better explain what makes these cases to unique.
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