Originally Posted by csimon
Very nice build indeed. I'm researching this for my next build. I've been trying to figure out if an acool 420 80mm monsta would fit in the bottom of the case with only one tier of fans and not the sandwhich configuration. I also have a question about your build. I think I've read every post in this thread but I haven't seen mention of a filtering system for your fan intakes. Is that in the future of your build or are you not really that concerned about dust infiltration?
Like I said before, awesome build and very inspiring. I do believe this is the case for me.
From CL site
- Radiator Clearance (Top/Bottom): 114mm
Everyone starts out by calling the Monsta the 80mm rad, just like the 63mm RX360 is a "60mm". Well, to my surprise, when my 480 Monsta showed, it was actually 86mm. Even Alphacool's specs page
lists it at being 80mm !
Now, whether you can actually fit a 480 with 1 set of 25mm fans into a 114mm space .... do the math. It would appear to be the case - by 3mm.
As for filtering, the problems with fitting a layer of filtering in front of the fans that are attached to the radiator are:
obscures the fan - aesthetic reason
is unremoveable on a front rad mount, unless you want to disassemble the rad from the fans from the rad mount.
Or you can try Hammerforged's method - http://www.overclock.net/t/1351221/sponsored-case-labs-st10-project-hardline/70#post_19562799
As for top fan filtering, you can try Scorpion49's example
http://www.overclock.net/t/1363705/build-log-wintergreen-featuring-amd-fx-8320-asus-sabertooth-990fx-r2-0-and-a-caselabs-sm8-with-dual-480mm-radiators/30#post_19409126Edited by socketus - 4/5/13 at 4:08pm