Originally Posted by sunfish31831
I have a few questions regarding the pedestal with the PSU mounts. If I were to put my PSU in the pedestal how would I route the cables to the main case? Is there a new bottom plate that has a hole for the cables to go behind the motherboard like the routing on the STH10? Or would I have to cut my own in either the case floor behind the motherboard or the fan covers on the floor of the case? Also can you fit a 140.2 rad and a long PSU (AX1200) on the same side and still have room for cables?
Thanks in advance!
That's a good first question. From what I've seen from pictures, the SM8 pedestal has no 'top' floor, so I'd imagine that you'd have to run the cables thru the fan cover hole or holes.
Looking at the STH10, there are 2 holes below the mobo tray, on the floor plate - not sure how any cabling could be run behind the mobo ... without using the right panel's grommets to get behind the mobo.
As for the fitting of a 280 rad and that long PSU - most 280 rads are around 320mm in length. That PSU is 185mm in length. The case depth is 568mm, so take off 10 - 15mm for internal depth, leaves 50 - 55mm - 2 inches of space, just enuf to stuff that PSU's cabling. Whether the fan covers are aligned to take advantage of that 2" leftover space, I dunno.
Mebbe someone will pop up with an answer and proof. For the time being, here's the CL SM8 picture with a 240 rad and an AX 1200 psu installed. I think that's a 240 rad, looks to be a gap of about 2" between it and the PSU. Hmmm ...