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In case anyone is interested, if you reverse mount the 140.4 radiator mounts and use 10mm 120-to-140 fan adapters with 25mm thick 120mm fans, you can mount two 560 60mm radiators and one 480 45mm radiator in a pull-only configuration. This means that there will be a lot of air going out the front, back, and especially the top of the pedestal. You will also end up with almost 80mm clearance between the fans inside that can be used for plumbing or whatever else.

To accomplish this you must use the castor wheels on the bottom in order to gain 75mm of clearance. 45mm of that space is used by the 480 radiator which is mounted on the bottom-side of the 120.4 bottom radiator mount. The bottom pull fans are in the inside of the pedestal between the side fans and bottom radiator mount. You will have slight air restriction here since the 120mm fans will only have 80mm width of clearance through which to blow, but the effect is not major (the side and bottom fans do not touch, there is about 10mm distance between them).

When reverse mounting the side radiators, the cover snaps require 1-2mm of extra distance to prevent any screws from pushing against the cover mesh, so you'll need to add a small washer there.

Using this method I was able to mount two UT60 560 radiators and one XT45 480 radiator with 12 AP-15s in pull-only. That's almost 120.15 worth of radiator within the pedestal alone without any sandwiching.
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Interesting. Visualizing that setup .... results in a less than concrete image for me.
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This is an old picture, so doesn't include everything, but should help convey the idea. I'll upload a current one when I have a working camera.



A quick paint diagram:

Edited by Electrocutor - 7/10/13 at 12:15pm
post #4 of 8
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I just tested this with using 140mm fans on the sides and it does work, but the bottom and side fans rub each other, so unless you put a thin piece of felt or something between them, it would rattle a lot with any vibration. This would also increase the middle width to a little less than 100mm.
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Pictures to show the maximization of space:


120.15 worth of radiator space in the form of two 560x140x60 and one 480x120x45.



20-25mm of clearance to dust covers after carpet sink.



360 degree castor rotation on the rear and just about that on the front. No noticeable decrease in mobility.
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It occurs to me that the bottom portion of the STH10 and SMH10 are identical to the pedestal, so this applies to cases themselves as well.
post #7 of 8
wow. that is cool and crazy ! Now to see the build that uses this config - great job ;-)
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Maybe I should mention a couple of implied realizations about this setup with no mod'ing required.

SMH10: 120.19 without pedestal or having a radiator in the front.
SMH10: 120.30 with pedestal and without radiator in the front.

STH10: 120.26 without pedestal or having a radiator in the front. *the upper part of the motherboard chamber has a 120.3 mount
Edited by Electrocutor - 8/2/13 at 11:41am
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