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Hey Caselabs!

Ill be ordering the SMH10 along with some accessories soon as I can verify a few things.

1. On the SMH10 page, for window color it says none or clear. Does it matter which one I pick as I want the window.

2. I will be mounting a 480 radiator that holds (4) 120mm fans per side in the lower compartment. In order to mount this is SKU: MAC-210 the right plate I need?

3. I would like to mount a 360 rad next to the 480 in the lower compartment, will this work with enough room for the psu to fit?

4. If the 360 will fit, what plate do I need ? If not, then I will mount a 240, what plate will I need for a 240 ?

5. I will be installing a fan controller in the top bay, is SKU: MAC-158 the right plate?

6. On the SMH10 page, on top cover it says ventilated or 120mm ventilated, I dont know if its referring to the inside top or the top that comes off.

7. I will be removing the plate that separates the lower compartment from the motherboard with a piece of acrylic, do you offer an attachment piece for a mod like this or possibly just a bare plate without fan mounts ?

Thanks!
Edited by pcmonky - 7/3/13 at 4:30pm
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I'll take a stab at the easy ones, I'm sure that Jim will catch up and answer your other points. Its common for CL devotees/owners to try and answer.

1. the field above Window is MB door - that's where you select ventilated, solid, or xl or xxl window - then on Window color, you pick Clear.

2. Mac-210 is for the SMH10, you are correct !

3. Most 360 rads are 400mm in length - standard psu is 160mm in length (190mm to 200mm for the bigger models)- exterior case depth is 675, so shave off approx. 12-15mm for interior depth of 660mm or so.
400 + 160 = 560 from 660 which leaves 100mm or 4" or so, which is plenty of room for your psu's cabling. Also, take into account the port ends of rads ... tubing ... and the actual layout of the MAC-210 side mount. - Best answered by Jim.

4. Hmm, there's not a 360 side mount rad listed for the SMH10 - this is a Jim answer.

5. MAC-158 is the short bracket for fan controllers. Be aware that some fan controller devices have some mount alignment issues, but can be fixed. The 158 has slots for just this fix.

6. Extended top is the name of the removeable top that has ventilation ... in its top. The top that comes off.

7. The only bottom mount I can find is the MAC-209, but its for the differently sized MH10 and SH10. The SMH and STH 10 cases share a depth of 675mm & a width of 286mm; while the MH & TH 10 depth # is 662mm, while being 381mm wide. - Another Jim answer.


Hey and btw, welcome to CL ownership, and the SMH10, there's a slight surge of people popping up with posts about purchasing the SMH10, which is great ! Need more SMH10 build logs biggrin.gif
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Thanks for jumping in! biggrin.gif

Let me try to cover the remaining questions:

(3) Generally, yes a PSU and a 360 will fit. Ultimately it depends on the radiator design to a large degree. Most are reasonably compact, but a few extend out quite a ways past the fan mounts. There is enough room to have a 60mm 480 in push/pull on the far side without interfering with the PSU.

(4) The 480 mount would be used for the 360. There isn't a specific 360 mount for the STH10.

(5) The MAC-213 is the adjustable version of the short mount. The MAC-158 has fixed mounting holes which make it easier to use if the bay device uses standard mounting specs.

(6) The 120mm dimension refers to the amount of clearance the cover has from the top of the frame to the inside of the cover. For example if you wanted a 60mm thick radiator in P/P above the frame you would need 60mm + 25mm + 25mm (2 fans) for a total of 110mm which would easily fit under the 120mm cover.

(7) No we don't but may consider it sometime in the future. The plate provides structural rigidity to the case and support for the MB tray, so you'll need to take that into consideration if you intend to replace it.

Thanks! smile.gif
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Thanks guys!

3 more questions I forgot.

1. What is the difference between SKU: MAC-155 and SKU: MAC-210? I can see the difference but what is the extra space at the end of MAC-210 for?


2. I will be mounting (4) 120mm x 120mm x 25mm fans on the ventilated bay covers. It can hold 4 fans in the front right ? Is SKU: MAC-113 what I need?


3. If I order the case with ventilated covers on the front, do I still need to order MAC-113 or are there plates that attach to the existing ventilated covers?
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(1) The MAC-210 mount is designed specifically for the SMH10 & STH10 and will not interfere with a PSU in the same bay (so you can also use a 240/360 there). The MAC-155 will work (it's deeper), but you give up using a PSU in the same bay. It's good if you want to use 38mm fans, but it does cut down the interior space between the radiators.

(2) Yes the MAC-113 mounts will work fine for that.

(3) Yes you would. The ventilated covers are just that - bay covers with ventilation holes. They can't be used to mount fans.

Hope that helps smile.gif
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Just ordered it!

Thanks Jim thumb.gif
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Great!! biggrin.gif Welcome to the family wave2.gif
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