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Hello guys,

My SM8 is on it's way!
I have the drop in mount 120x4, the flex bay mount 120x3. And the 31mm top.
My question is can I use 2x 360 120x3 monsta's rads one top and one front and still have room enough to install one DVD drive in the top or second slot? Don't care witch slot just want the DVD drive in my rig.
If anybody has done this setup and can confirm this will work so I can start ordering what I need to get this going please reply.

Thank you
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Edited by Lourad - 10/12/13 at 5:59pm
post #2 of 3
Well, I can tell you that a standard rom drive is 170mm in length, which will reach to the end of that first fan cutout's screws.

So it might work with the 360's ports facing to the rear, but that's not accounting for the space that the sata power and data connectors/cabling will take.

These are not Monsta rads, but this is an SM8 with dual 360 rads top and front. I can't imagine there being enough room for the connectors/cables.



This is snef's icy blue angel build

ps. I can't tell from this angle if a rom drive would fit at bottom. you might check out his build log

actually, its not gonna fit in the bottom, coz there's no bay panel - the 360 will take it all up. But there's 2 single panels up top - considering how you run your tubing, etc, there might be room in the 2nd bay ... but now it becomes dependent on fan setup - single set of fans on top of the case ... might allow it. If only the Monsta rad is in the top, that's 85mm of vertical space, and in snef's build, he's using 35.5mm thick rad with 2 x 25mm fansets - that's 85mm.

Hmm .... the problem here is with the SM8, there is only 11 single panels, where the st10 has 14 .. and the rads have - depending on how you place them - those port heads that look to extend above the bottom of that 2nd top panel in snef's build pic.

Didn't mean to lead you on, but it really does take careful measuring, and I haven't been able to find a pic of an SM8 with dual monsta 360s and a rom drive.
Edited by socketus - 10/14/13 at 3:49pm
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post #3 of 3
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Thanks Socketus, that pick gives a pretty good idea of what I am looking at.
If I turn around both rads the ports will be out of the way, also looking at the bottom of the front rad it looks to line up well with 360 rad flex bay.
So it should give me the room needed with that part on top next to the 2nd rom bay.

you are the man, Thank You
+one for the much needed help
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