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post #1731 of 2032
Yup.

Sucks.

I don't think I can install my three radiators the way I want to because of that little issue!





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post #1732 of 2032
Quick fact check if someone has the time please:

From the pics it looks like on the front flex bay side a 240mm rad will fit with room for a dual bay res and possibly an optical drive? I was thinking of doing a 360mm on the bottom and 240 on the front. Really digging the top window option. Also the stealth area for SSD and HDD is genius.
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post #1733 of 2032
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Quick fact check if someone has the time please:

From the pics it looks like on the front flex bay side a 240mm rad will fit with room for a dual bay res and possibly an optical drive? I was thinking of doing a 360mm on the bottom and 240 on the front. Really digging the top window option. Also the stealth area for SSD and HDD is genius.

It will depend a little bit on the design of the radiator itself but it should work. You would probably need to put the radiator in the top 6 bays with the barbs at the top (extending past the top of the Flex-Bays) followed by the bay res and BD-ROM. The BD-ROM could be compromised if you can't get the necessary plumbing to the bay-res and need to move it down a slot.
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post #1734 of 2032
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It will depend a little bit on the design of the radiator itself but it should work. You would probably need to put the radiator in the top 6 bays with the barbs at the top (extending past the top of the Flex-Bays) followed by the bay res and BD-ROM. The BD-ROM could be compromised if you can't get the necessary plumbing to the bay-res and need to move it down a slot.

Hmmmm, well i could always just do 2 x 240's up top and fill the flex bays with fans, bay res and optical. Optical isn't a huge deal but I really want a dual bay res. Thanks for the reply! Also, how do the side panels come off on these?
Edited by DapperDan795 - 5/6/14 at 2:38pm
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post #1735 of 2032
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It will depend a little bit on the design of the radiator itself but it should work. You would probably need to put the radiator in the top 6 bays with the barbs at the top (extending past the top of the Flex-Bays) followed by the bay res and BD-ROM. The BD-ROM could be compromised if you can't get the necessary plumbing to the bay-res and need to move it down a slot.

Hmmmm, well i could always just do 2 x 240's up top and fill the flex bays with fans, bay res and optical. Optical isn't a huge deal but I really want a dual bay res. Thanks for the reply! Also, how do the side panels come off on these?

They just pop off. Each panel has four pegs that mount into the mechanism to hold the panel on.
post #1736 of 2032
One more question,

Is the Mac-383 120.2 flex mount the same option as the $24 one when doing the build out in the S8 options? In the build out options one of the choices for flex bay is a 120.2 with ventilation but it's cheaper than the Mac-383 stand alone.
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post #1737 of 2032
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One more question,

Is the Mac-383 120.2 flex mount the same option as the $24 one when doing the build out in the S8 options? In the build out options one of the choices for flex bay is a 120.2 with ventilation but it's cheaper than the Mac-383 stand alone.

I'm pretty sure it's the same radiator mount. The reason it's being cheaper as an option during the build of your case is probably because in this situation, they don't send you the 2 triple flex-bay cover that would usually go where the radiator mount go....so CL saves a bit there.

But it's only what i'm thinking nothing official here wink.gif
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S8 Order Status Changed ---> SHIPPED

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post #1739 of 2032
How essential is the reinforcing strip which is on the underside of the S8 extended top?

I assume it is to add stiffness or to prevent bowing if a weight is put on top of the case. I am considering removing or modifying it in order to be able to put a DEMCiflex custom filter on the inside of the top but wondered what the function of the strip was first.
post #1740 of 2032
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The stiffener servers 2 roles: (1) as you noted for additional strength if something is put on top of the cover and (2) to help keep it more flat. The ventilation holes create stresses in the material that vary from heat to heat. Our tooling is designed to correct for it, but it's never perfect because of the variability of the material. The stiffener helps to take out any "crown" that might exist.
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