Originally Posted by degenn
Curious what is making you think the STH10 is too small for your build?
For what I'm putting into it, I hate having a cramped build, a single tower is where the limit lies with that. This is many the reason why I see people leave their 900D's and go Case labs.
This will be my first water cooling build and since I'm already in love w/ the cube design for the benefits it brings and looking to move away from my single tower.
4x 480 RADs as well as a possibly 360 RAD on the front.
You can't really fit any more in a TH10 or MH10 (definitely not in an MH10) than you can fit in an STH10. I think the STH10 might actually be bigger (more room) than the TH10 and therefore the MH10 aswell.
This ^ confused be somewhat, as from my understanding the double wide was as close as you could get to having 2 towers fused. If having double the space is less...then this defeats the purpose of the double wide I guess..
The SMH10 might also be worth a look, it is basically a shorter STH10, without the structural top pedestal portion -- a good option for those who think the STH10 is a little too tall.
I was looking @ that initially but it barely first in the board and I wouldn't have room for everything else to fit comfortably, hence why I notioned @ the MH10 w/ a pedestal to host the pump/RAD's out of the view. TH10 somewhat does the same. Though I think the big thing I was looking @ here was for my them which was to showcase anime/retro gaming inside w/ PVC figures so having Rad's on the bottom would hinder that THOUGH I could ulimately sacrifice that w/ the MH10 sticking 2x 480's in the pedestal and 2x 480's on the ceiling, and an additional 480 on the floor of the PSU side. Leaving the motherboard area free to put up my theme.
Though w/ the TH10, I'd have 2 on the ceiling, 1 on the PSU floor, and maybe a 360 against the front as opposed to blocking the view but at that point I'd probably add another 480 on the bottom, and MOD something to go above to place something on. I keep revisualizing it as I go.
No matter which way you go though, you will be in heaven with a CaseLabs case. Cannot recommend them enough, and their customer service is just incredible.
I understand where you're coming from and greatly appreciate the advice, the main issue I'm having is the cost, as if I make a bad decision that I regret then yeah, it sucks.
When you're pumping over 5k into a new system, you wanna make sure you have the right stuff lol, and 5k+ def gives a reason to be picky lol.
Originally Posted by Arm3nian
This. STH10 is as godly as the TH10. They are the two most popular cases in the lineup I think. With the fat cases, your rads should be able to breathe more, because the rads are technically in the main case, as the skinny but tall cases have somewhat isolated areas for the rads. This said, the hot air from the rads is also isolated from the main components. STH10 would be my choice if I couldn't have the TH10 (unless I got a free TX10 refrigerator
I'll search up more build logs on the TH10 I guess, though the STH10 looks surpisingly like the 900D, though I wouldn't be surprised if that's where corsair got the idea from, granted the 900 may be shorter. That and before anyone kills me, I'm aware theres a huge diff in quality and modularity
Again I greatly appreciate the input, and it's definitely help me put things into perspective, whether by taking in the feedback or responding and defending what I"m attempting to do , either way puts the picture in a more clearer view.