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I would like to switch to the STH10 from my current Danger Den DW Tower 29, but I need to resolve some issues first.

I understand that the STH10 can fit 2x 560 rads in the bottom, but no 560s radiators up top. If I were to choose the STH10 and SMH10 Top Cover - 120mm Ventilated would it be possible to get a 560 mount to place a 560 rad (black ice gtx series) there?

I also saw this build that allowed for 2x 560 rads up top, but had to remove the top section floor.


Would it be possible to use the MAC-169 560 mount in the top section?
 
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Okay so....

Putting 560s in the upper chamber of a STH10 has been a very popular wish/misconception. I think that I may have a "simple" mod that will work, without taking away from the structural integrity of the case. The upper chamber does have the volume to accommodate 560s the major problem is the mount wont work up there. The mount sits below the clips, which in turn, forces the 560 into the mid-plate. I THINK its possible to drill holes in the in the front and rear chassis to push the rad higher up into the chamber. Holes like this.



Again, I want to stress that I have not tried this. I did a quick mock-up and it looks like it should work but until someone tries it for real, it is still just an idea.
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Originally Posted by Kevin_CL View Post

Okay so....

Putting 560s in the upper chamber of a STH10 has been a very popular wish/misconception. I think that I may have a "simple" mod that will work, without taking away from the structural integrity of the case. The upper chamber does have the volume to accommodate 560s the major problem is the mount wont work up there. The mount sits below the clips, which in turn, forces the 560 into the mid-plate. I THINK its possible to drill holes in the in the front and rear chassis to push the rad higher up into the chamber. Holes like this.



Again, I want to stress that I have not tried this. I did a quick mock-up and it looks like it should work but until someone tries it for real, it is still just an idea.

interesting. In the case of the 120mm vented top cover would it be possible to mount a 560 to that (horizontally with the fans pushing in). Ideally I'd be able to fit 2x 560s in the bottom, 1x 560 on the top ventilated cover part, 1x 480 and 1x 240 up top
Edited by fat_italian_stallion - 9/19/13 at 8:19am
 
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interesting. In the case of the 120mm vented top cover would it be possible to mount a 560 to that (horizontally with the fans pushing in).

You mean like this. I know its a SMH10 and a 480, I'm just talking about the placement/orientation

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interesting. In the case of the 120mm vented top cover would it be possible to mount a 560 to that (horizontally with the fans pushing in). Ideally I'd be able to fit 2x 560s in the bottom, 1x 560 on the top ventilated cover part, 1x 480 and 1x 240 up top

It is going to be very crowded with all of that plus a PSU in the top chamber, if you can do it all. One 560 and a 360 with a PSU, or 480, and a 360 would work with one psu. Two 360s with a dual psu. I am not a big fan of drop in mount on the sth10.
If you want additional cooling, get a pedestal instead, and it will give you even more flexibility with additional rads.
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Originally Posted by Kevin_CL View Post

You mean like this. I know its a SMH10 and a 480, I'm just talking about the placement/orientation


Exactly like that. Push/pull doesnt matter. Could just do push if necessary
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It is going to be very crowded with all of that plus a PSU in the top chamber, if you can do it all. One 560 and a 360 with a PSU, or 480, and a 360 would work with one psu. Two 360s with a dual psu. I am not a big fan of drop in mount on the sth10.
If you want additional cooling, get a pedestal instead, and it will give you even more flexibility with additional rads.

I have to use 560s bc I have ~$600 worth of noise blocker pk3 fans and quite a few 560 rads
 
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In that case you will definitely need to add least one pedestal if you want to house all these 560s, or you would be hard pressed to find an elegant solution for your psu/or dual psu. Either way, a high class problem to have from a cooling perspective thumb.gif
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