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Aargh, you're right of course. For one thing it's 31 mm, and secondly it seems to exist for pretty much
most mid-large CL cases except the SMH10/STH10. Sorry about that, it seems I'm going senile.

But maybe CL will make one if you ask them? Couldn't hurt to inquire methinks.

EDIT:
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Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

I'll try and get ahold of someone about the top at CaseLabs.... But I think I have a solution to the lighting! If you know those corner L.E.D sticks that you can mount, I could get one of those and put a matte sheet over it and sand the plastic on the surface, that'd dull the light, and I could possibly even under volt it because I have the ability with the Bitspower X-Station. I'll keep digging though until I find a real solution XD

-Zepp

That actually sounds promising.
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I think I might have found a solution... A while ago, I started to use the Inverterless Cold Cathodes that I found on FrozenCPU, and I always complained how they aren't really bright. I figured that if I can get two 20', one for the top and bottom. Or I could get the 24' corner L.E.D strips, maybe two of them and do the stuff I talked about earlier, put one in the front and one in the back.

Either way, I'll be getting both the cathodes and corner sticks to see which ones gives me the most desirable effects.

-Zepp
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

http://www.caselabs-store.com/st-smh10-top-cover-120mm-ventilated/
Your mind has just been blown. It adds a whole nothing 120mm of space above the fan mounts in the roof.
I'm actually going to be tearing the rig down soon to start on "le sleeving", so I'll be letting someone I know use my motherboard and CPU to test drive an Intel system, he's trying to run dual Titans on a Crosshair V Formula Z with an 8350 rolleyes.gif I have yet to decide on sleeving, I'm thinking of doing it mostly black with one white and one red visible cable. Anybody got thoughts or recommendations about this? Oh, I'll be getting a 290X, another monitor, and a Rampage IV Black Edition wink.gif so there's going to be a lot of pictures coming soon guys.....

-Zepp

*mind mildly fizzes*. I was aware of the top, but it looks freaking hideous! Plus, when I say I have the funds, that doesn't mean I'm going to go bannanas and spend <600 on a case! Gatta look at other options when that kind of dough it being dropped.

Please keep me updated on the sleeving. I'm actually watching one of Lutro0's guides right now, heatshrinkless paracord to be exact. Debating grabbing a silverstone 1000w for fully modular and a little bump in power, plus no double cables! But I'm going to damn miss my bequiet!, this thing has served me beautifully.

+rep for the trouble biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by alpenwasser View Post

If you don't have an SR-2, you will have significantly more space inside the SMH10 than I do (see for example
the Ergo Proxy build). With using an Alphacool XT45 radiator and one side of fans (=> 70 mm total thickness)
I lose the uppermost PCI-E slot (so, the top two PCI-E brackets, as there is one more bracket above the last
PCI-E slot for mounting a dual thickness GPU in the last slot).

However, if you have a M/B with standard ATX height (305 mm), you will gain an additional 40 mm of space
at the top (HPTX is 345 mm high), so fitting a radiator in the top is no problem with a more or less standard-
sized M/B. Also, there is now a 35 mm extended top which would allow you to mount a set of fans on the outside
without having to use the awkward full height 120 mm extended top.


EDIT:
Disregard, for one thing the mid extended tops are 31 mm, not 35, and they don't exist (yet) for the SMH10/STH10,
sorry about that. The rest is still true though.
/EDIT

As for the horizontal dimension: from the Case's front to the SR-2's front edge, I have 270 mm of horizontal space.
If you use a standard ATX-sized board (244 mm wide), you will gain an additional 137 mm (the SR-2 is 381 mm wide).
If you use something like the Rampage IV Extreme (272 mm wide), you will still gain an additional 109 mm in space,
giving you a total of 379 mm in horizontal space between the front and the M/B edge. That is easily enough to mount
a radiator in the front and the PSU in a vertical position behind that radiator, should you wish to do that, freeing
up the bottom compartment for dual 560 goodness.
I'm actually just using standoffs and bolt the PSU directly to the mid plate, but you could use Caselab's PSU
mounting bar
, or alternatively do the same thing I've done, just a bit farther back, behind the front radiator.
It is not offset, for additional height considerations see above. Bottom line is that most M/B's are not as tall as
the SR-2 and you will therefore have more than those 41 mm until the actual M/B begins.

Keep in mind though that all of this is of course only valid for a reverse ATX layout. If you use a standard ATX
layout, you will most likely need to respect those 41 mm more stringently. Also, I have not taken into consideration
things like pump placement (although if you use ~60 mm thick radiators in the bottom with just one side of fans
you could probably fit a D5 between the two radiators, but I don't have the build assembled at the moment and
can't take measurements right now), reservoir placement and general build aesthetics. But these are more or less
the options which come to mind.

If you have more questions don't hesitate to ask. smile.gif


@zepp: I like the idea of a window in the top. thumb.gif

Dude, that was immensely helpful, thank you! It answered a ton of questions I didn't even know I had. Darned if this case isn't becoming more and more attractive... But with all of these options it'll be coming in for over twice the price of the 900d. But... so many options for CL...

Good news on the info, means I definitely would put two 560s down there and a 480 up top, probably leaving the front for PSU and my Pump/Res. Could you give me some more details/possibly pictures as to how you mounted the PSU? I'm not very experienced as the technical terms of machinery.

Very well earned +rep thumb.gif
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Check out alpenwasser's Helios buiild - you can see exactly how he has fastened his psu, ingenious !
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Check out alpenwasser's Helios buiild - you can see exactly how he has fastened his psu, ingenious !

Good link, have some rep! I had seen that earlier, but for some reason dismissed it as something super advanced/machined. I'll drop him a question as to how he made such a bracket, because that would serve me perfectly.

FYI, 290X reviews just went up. $550 card that beats my 780s mad.gif and just loses to or ties to a $1000 Titan thumb.gif
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I saw some reviews... I typically watch TTL stuff first, and from what I'm getting, the card is hot but more quiet than the previous 7970. I'm not sure if I should get some deltas to blow over the cards, or just strap an H60 or something to the damn things.

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I saw some reviews... I typically watch TTL stuff first, and from what I'm getting, the card is hot but more quiet than the previous 7970. I'm not sure if I should get some deltas to blow over the cards, or just strap an H60 or something to the damn things.

-Zepp

No h60s please! tongue.gif Vrm will melt...these are no Nvidia cards.

I think a fullcover wc block would make them clock way higher than those review samples, since the new powertune algo chooses clocks based on temp headroom.
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No h60s please! tongue.gif Vrm will melt...these are no Nvidia cards.

I think a fullcover wc block would make them clock way higher than those review samples, since the new powertune algo chooses clocks based on temp headroom.

Well I'd put a fan over the VRM's along with some beefy heatsinks and so forth, but the core would be with an H60. biggrin.gif

Anyways, since the cards are not at $659 or whatever a lot of people were saying, looks like I'll be getting two of them soon wink.gif

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Zepp, darn you! I'm now starting to consider the SMH10... But I AM a tad confused as to how you're fitting that much. I know the bottom will hold two 560s, but then where will you mount the PSU? Perhaps inside the main compartment in the front, using a vertical mounting bar (saw this in the HELIOS build)? So that would free up the bottom for two 560s. But I'm still left wondering how you're fitting the monsta in the room, the CL website only gives it 41mm of radiator room in the roof... Is it offset? Otherwise how will it fit up there without conflicting with the motherboard?

Decisions decisions... I freaking love my Switch, but it's starting to look so cramped right about now!

You could actually put a slim 480 in the top, and get the like 35mm extended top for the SMH10.

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BenQ XL2420TE Logitech G710+ Silverstone Strider Evolution 1000W (Sleeved by... CaseLabs SMH10, XL Window, standard ventilated ... 
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Razer Ouroborus  Akasa Venom XXL Schiit Asgard 2 (soon to be happening) (X6) Silverstone 120mm Magnetic Fan Filters 
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(X4) Silverstone 140mm Magnetic Fan Filters Vintage Soviet Ushanka Over Monitor, For Good Luck 
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FX-8350 Asus Crosshair V Forumula-Z MSI R7970-2pmd3gd5/oc (water cooled) Corsair Dominator Platinum 
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WD Black  Windows 7 Home Premium  Samsung Syncmaster S20B350H Razer Anansi 
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EVGA Supernova NEX750G Cooler Master HAF-X (Modded) Logitech G700 Cheap one 
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Sound Blaster Zxr (when it comes out) CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee HD (Black) X2 120mm Bitfenix Specter PWM Red L.E.D Fans (o... X2 200mm Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D Fans 
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Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D 230mm Fan X2 Thermal-Star gauge style thermometers w/ cus... 10ft DangerDen Dream Flex 1/2 X 3/4 in Red UV T... GPU Block: Swiftech Komodo R7970 Full Cover 
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Phobya 400mm Extreme (Dual 200mm) Radiator Alphacool UT60 120mm Radiator Alphacool XT45 120mm Radiator Swiftech MCP35X PWM Pump (Black) 
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FrozenQ 250mm Blood Red Liquid Fusion Reservoir Drainage Loop (AlphaCool matte black T-block, d... Too many Bitspower Black 1/2 X 3/4 Compression ... 
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"D'yer Mak'er"
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Stronger, Stiffer, Cleaner.
EK Waterblocks R9-290X Reinforcement Bracket
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Intel 3930K (4.411GHz @ 1.35V) Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) 
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Corsair Dominator GT 16GB Kit @ 1604MHz (9-9-9-24) Asus Raidr 240GB PCI-E SSD Samsung EVO 250GB Samsung EVO 250GB 
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(X3) NoiseBlocker BlackSIlentPro PL-2 @ 5V Bitspower 45* Single Rotary Adapter (Matte Blac... (X3) Bitspower Chrome Stop Plug (W/ Black O-Ring) (X2) EK Monarch (Nickle Base, Clean Acetal Top) 
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Bitspower Mini Valve (Matte Black) (X4) NoiseBlocker eLoop B12-2 @ 7V (X3) NoiseBlocker/Phobya eLoop Black "Silent Ed... (X4) NoiseBLocker BlackSilentPro PK-2 @ 7V 
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(X1) NoiseBlock eLoop B12-PS Bitspower X-Station (White) (X3) ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 5... Bitspower Acrylic Pump Top 
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ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 3 3-Pins) (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Nickle/Acrylic (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Reinforcement Brackets (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Backplates 
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HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 360MM  HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 560MM  BItspower Black Mod Kit XSPC D5 Vario 
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Bitspower 150mm Reservoir (Acrylic base, clear ... (X14) Bitspower X47 Acrylic Fittings (Matte Bla... (X3) Bitspower Dual Rotary Snake Fittings (Matt... (X4) Bitspower 90* Angled Fittings (Matte Black) 
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(X2) Bitspower Enhanced Dual 45* Multi-Link Ada... (X3) Bitspower Enhanced Dual 90* Multi-Link Ada... Bitspower Pressure Equalizer Stop Plug (Matte B... Windows 8.1 + Full Office Suite 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420TE Logitech G710+ Silverstone Strider Evolution 1000W (Sleeved by... CaseLabs SMH10, XL Window, standard ventilated ... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Ouroborus  Akasa Venom XXL Schiit Asgard 2 (soon to be happening) (X6) Silverstone 120mm Magnetic Fan Filters 
OtherOther
(X4) Silverstone 140mm Magnetic Fan Filters Vintage Soviet Ushanka Over Monitor, For Good Luck 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 Asus Crosshair V Forumula-Z MSI R7970-2pmd3gd5/oc (water cooled) Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Black  Windows 7 Home Premium  Samsung Syncmaster S20B350H Razer Anansi 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova NEX750G Cooler Master HAF-X (Modded) Logitech G700 Cheap one 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Sound Blaster Zxr (when it comes out) CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee HD (Black) X2 120mm Bitfenix Specter PWM Red L.E.D Fans (o... X2 200mm Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D Fans 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D 230mm Fan X2 Thermal-Star gauge style thermometers w/ cus... 10ft DangerDen Dream Flex 1/2 X 3/4 in Red UV T... GPU Block: Swiftech Komodo R7970 Full Cover 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phobya 400mm Extreme (Dual 200mm) Radiator Alphacool UT60 120mm Radiator Alphacool XT45 120mm Radiator Swiftech MCP35X PWM Pump (Black) 
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FrozenQ 250mm Blood Red Liquid Fusion Reservoir Drainage Loop (AlphaCool matte black T-block, d... Too many Bitspower Black 1/2 X 3/4 Compression ... 
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