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Here a couple pictures of my setup I built back in January. Definitely the best water cooling friendly case I have used.

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Edited by raidflex - 6/16/15 at 1:07pm
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Originally Posted by glnn_23 View Post

Have finished the build and running with the 2 rads in the roof. Have the 36mm top off though, as I need a grill of some sort as standard has this 1 side only.

Having a drop in 360 is nice but having 2, though not exactly drop in is way better.

I used 20mmx3mm Al plate/sheet for the sides and 2 x 50mmx3mm plate/sheet for the centre. Then across the top of the centre plate I ran Al C channel for strength. This actually is a weak spot on the S5 as the drop in mount sags with the weight of the rad. Mine has no flex.

The plates use the standard holes. They are shaped to get maximum exposure to the fans. 2 plates are required up the centre to allow the fans to sit flush to the rad.

The photo during building show the clearance for a TitanX and EK block







Would be nice for case labs to offer some sort of option like this I think and perhaps an S8 could squeeze in 2 x 420 rad in the roof this way too.

So awesome. Looking forward to more pictures and seeing it all buttoned up! I may just have to finally pull the trigger on watercooling!
post #1263 of 1271
Hey guys

I'm planning a water cooling build in this case, but I really don't want to use the pedestal as I want it to be as small as possible. Anyways, onto my question.

Could I fit a 120.3 radiator in the drop in mount with a 140.2 or 120.2 on the front and still have room left to build? Also, I remember seeing some people mounting the reservoir to the front radiator and while that seems like the best option for me (using this reservoir.), but I really have no idea how that works.

Just for some additional info, I'll be doing a dual GPU and CPU loop, so I may be going overkill on the surface area of the radiators.

One final question... I already emailed Caselabs about this, but I thought I would ask here as well. Is it in any way possible to get Audio jacks on the front IO panel? That's the only thing missing from this case in my opinion.

Thanks in advance.
post #1264 of 1271
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Originally Posted by xWinston View Post

Hey guys

I'm planning a water cooling build in this case, but I really don't want to use the pedestal as I want it to be as small as possible. Anyways, onto my question.

Could I fit a 120.3 radiator in the drop in mount with a 140.2 or 120.2 on the front and still have room left to build? Also, I remember seeing some people mounting the reservoir to the front radiator and while that seems like the best option for me (using this reservoir.), but I really have no idea how that works.

Just for some additional info, I'll be doing a dual GPU and CPU loop, so I may be going overkill on the surface area of the radiators.

One final question... I already emailed Caselabs about this, but I thought I would ask here as well. Is it in any way possible to get Audio jacks on the front IO panel? That's the only thing missing from this case in my opinion.

Thanks in advance.

I don't think 280 rad wouldn't fit with 360 up top.


They gonna do a rework around when I mentioned the usb 3.0 with audio/mic jack in the Nova series thread.
post #1265 of 1271
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Originally Posted by xWinston View Post

Hey guys

I'm planning a water cooling build in this case, but I really don't want to use the pedestal as I want it to be as small as possible. Anyways, onto my question.

Could I fit a 120.3 radiator in the drop in mount with a 140.2 or 120.2 on the front and still have room left to build? Also, I remember seeing some people mounting the reservoir to the front radiator and while that seems like the best option for me (using this reservoir.), but I really have no idea how that works.

Just for some additional info, I'll be doing a dual GPU and CPU loop, so I may be going overkill on the surface area of the radiators.

One final question... I already emailed Caselabs about this, but I thought I would ask here as well. Is it in any way possible to get Audio jacks on the front IO panel? That's the only thing missing from this case in my opinion.

Thanks in advance.

I have a 360 in push on the top and a 240 in push/pull on the front of my S5. Rads are 40mm thick and the fitment is quite tight but I managed to squeeze an Aquaero 6 too. biggrin.gif

Also, I did put an hefty big DDC pump/res combo from Koolance inside. The res tube diameter is 80mm! But it fits thumb.gif

Here's a few pictures of the rads setup and also the pump/res. If you want a bit more pictures, just check my build log : Alexstrasza’s Shrine





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It's bad because people in Europe can't buy S5 for 300e... example.
This case no competition in Europe.
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Do you guys think it would be possible to install a Fury X radiator in the rear fan bay with a motherboard installed into the case?

Also, is it possible to flip over the 240mm drop-in fan mount so the two fan bays are oriented towards the front of the case vs. the rear?

My goal is to put the Fury X rad on exhaust out the rear, then use a 2x120 CLC rad as intake at the front, likely with top fans on intake as well to create positive pressure. Would this physically fit in the s5?
Edited by Thracks - 11/13/15 at 9:32am
post #1268 of 1271
I don't know if the fury x"s radiator will be able to fit in the back, the rad does look a bit bigger than a regular radiator, so it may not be small enough, I would ask again in the CaseLabs Owners Club. Other than that, I don't see why that would be a problem. You could also probably put the radiator and fan on the top of the case, my main concern is that I'm not sure if the tubing is long enough.

Yes, you can flip the drop in mount, no problems whatsoever.

Yeah I see what you're trying to to. Again, my worries are that the tubing isn't long enough. I am 99.9% sure the tubing from the fury x will be long enough to reach the rear fan mount from the frost PCIE slot in the motherboard, 400mm long tubing seems long enough, but then again, I've never really tried that so I don't know.

I also don't know if the AIO cooler mounted in the front flex bays will reach to the Cpu.

Again, I would really ask again in the Caselabs owners club. http://www.overclock.net/t/940461/official-case-labs-owners-club/16830#post_24604263 I have an s5 but I haven't tried to fit a 120 in the back, not tried to run an AIO cooler from the front to the Cpu, sorry.
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Just to get some clarity I should be able to Fit an Alphacool UT 60 360MM up top with the extension lid as a push and an Alphacool Monsta 240mm in the front?  Would it also be possible to order a black S5 chassis with white panels?

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Just to get some clarity I should be able to Fit an Alphacool UT 60 360MM up top with the extension lid as a push and an Alphacool Monsta 240mm in the front?  Would it also be possible to order a black S5 chassis with white panels?

Yeah you can cram the 360 on the top, I would double check the clearance between the GPU you choose and the bottom fans, though.

And yes on the 240 as well. Not sure about the white and black, though. Just to be 100% sure double check in the Caselabs Owners club, those folks may have experience with those rads.
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