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Just started a build log - hope there's more build coming, coz I'm running outta logs tongue.gif


http://www.overclock.net/t/1343085/build-log-treaded-screws-st10-merlin-w-c-build
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For those of you out there wondering what the ST10 looks like in white, here it is...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Came in the mail a few days ago. It's an amazing case just as others have said. Build quality is second to none and it's suprisingly light although that will soon change ha. Anyways, I can't wait to start building into it, but i need about another $500 worth of water cooling components. Unfortunately it'll be a few more weeks before i make the switch from my switch 810 to caselabs:thumb:
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Ah I knew one would turn up. Thanks for posting the pics!
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kevin, do you have any pics of this case with the reverse motherboard option?
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Ok - now I'm starting to size and place the 2 x 480 rads into this case, I've got a problem with the # of flex bays in the ST10. Specs say 14, but I thought that the bigger bays are 3 flex bays - so wouldn't that add upto 18 bays ? with 4 triple bay panels, and 2 more single bay panels ? NM !! I can't do math !

AX480 is 40mm tall, the SR1-480 is 54mm tall. With a 120.4 flexbay rad mount - specced to use upto 12 bays, that would either leave me 2 bays or 6 bays. Either way, a top mounted rad with p/p fanset would take up 2 1/2 to 3 full single bays, depending on which rad goes up top. I measured 675mm for internal height, take away 90mm for top rad+p/p fan mount, leaves about 585mm for a vertical rad - the AX being 526mm and the SR1 being 517mm long. Hmm, those numbers tell me I won't have any real-world bays to use, with 60 to 70mm left over. Guess that answers the # of bays question.

I have yet to place both rads with fans mounted into the case at the same time, so apart from the pix that Kevin posted with 60mm and 80mm rad, I don't have a clue as to what it will look like.

2nd note: I'm seeing how the Silverstone filters won't be removeable from a rad mount without disassembling the rad, then the fans from the mount.
Unless I'm missing something, the filters are best used with a fan only in a flexbay mount.

ADD: I got a look at what its gonna look like with 2 slim 480s in it. Its gonna come down to that PSU mount with my X-1250 at 190mm. I'll be able to use a rom bay for a fan controller & 1 3-bay, looks like.
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This ST10 is definitely best case for now for my taste. SM8 and ST10.
ST10 maybe is better because holder for PSU. I love PSU on that place and used on that.
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The SM8 and ST10 (even the SM5) have the same PSU mounting options.
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Just went through this whole thread and now I can't decide between the ST10 and the SM8. Can someone give me reasons why I should get one over the other? Right now I'm liking the taller look.
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Just went through this whole thread and now I can't decide between the ST10 and the SM8. Can someone give me reasons why I should get one over the other? Right now I'm liking the taller look.

The cases themselves are almost identical. I think your decision should be based on what you want to put in it. These are the major differences,

ST10
1. XL-ATX (10 slot)
2. 14 Flex-Bays
3. Up to 80mm thick rads in P/P

SM8
1. ATX (8 slot)
2. 11 Flex-Bays
3. Up to 60mm thick rads in P/P
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Originally Posted by Kevin_CL View Post

The cases themselves are almost identical. I think your decision should be based on what you want to put in it. These are the major differences,
ST10
1. XL-ATX (10 slot)
2. 14 Flex-Bays
3. Up to 80mm thick rads in P/P
SM8
1. ATX (8 slot)
2. 11 Flex-Bays
3. Up to 60mm thick rads in P/P

Thanks Kevin! Does using a regular ATX mobo on the ST10 look awkward at all? Is saying that I like the way the ST10 looks over the SM8 a good reason to choose the ST10. I just want to know what regrets, except for the price difference, I would have purchasing the ST10 over the SM8 if I never took advantage of its larger size.
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