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post #2021 of 2032
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Originally Posted by AllGamer View Post

so the Top 2x 360 radiator, will simply become the bottom radiators, and will become intake to suck in cold air, and the hot air will go upwards,
which actually might be a good idea, since I've been figuring out the best way for air flow.


If the very bottom have the 2 upside down 360 rads sucking in cold air, the front fans and rear fans will move them away before it reaches the motherboard and video card components
not to mention the PSU becomes another good hot air exit exhaust as well, the PSU will be situated in the classical old style case location, where it has always been used as a hot air exhaust.

Any remaining hot air that does manage to escape the case fans + PSU, will be take cared of by the upper Rads (Upside down Pedestal)


I think you're not understanding what I said. To flip the case this way, you'll still need to build up from the bottom plate, reversing everything else except the top frame and cover. This means the top radmount etc stays up top - it does not become the new baseplate; if you're thinking you can now mount 2 rads in the floor, then sorry, it's not built like that. The holes pointing downwards will be the PSU vent, the 140mm in front of it, and the 240mm mount below where the drive cages used to be. To use the top plate and radmount as the base will require mods to mount the clips for the top cover on the bottom, plus what will you do for feet/casters etc? There is very little room left around the edge of the top frame to go adding these without interfering with the radmount, plus the top won't have the structural strength to hold the weight of the case the way the full baseplate does.

Your best approach here is still to place rads/pumps in the ped at the bottom, with the flipped case above then hang the mb upside-down with everything of consequence beneath it. It's not as easy as just setting the built-up case on it's head!
post #2022 of 2032
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The other thing I found interesting is the stuff you found about the "lock in" for the panel connections to use it for the top / bottom case, that is exactly what I was trying to figure out, how to prevent the top and bottom from splitting apart in case I need to lift it up for cleaning or whatever.

The middle hole in the set of 5 (the feet hole) can be used with the screws for the feet to screw the case and pedestal together. Once those puppies go in, no need to worry about the case and ped being separated.
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And your observation of CLAMPED id on the spot, for me I find even the S8 is clamped.
Clamped? Do you mean cramped? Did I mis-type something? biggrin.gif
post #2023 of 2032
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So to place the ped on top, then the case below upside-down - why? You comment about have the mb upside-down to prevent potential water damage, then place all the water in the rads etc above the mb? Having the ped at the bottom will allow you to have the mb above all possible water leak points unless you place an extra rad in the midchassis. Plus you can place the pump in the center of the ped without it being upstairs as well. Also, you'll have to run your lines up right through the flexbay area compromising what you could place there...


Sorry but if I just don't understand why go to such lengths just to undo it all by placing the ped up top wth.gif

biggrin.gif sorry don't worry about it, yes it's a lot of ideas that are still in motion.
I even lose myself sometimes tongue.gif

but you are right the main goal was to have the mobo upside down above the Other stuff.



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Here's an idea that I never gave much extra thought to, but maybe an option for you ??

Using the pedestal as the mobo mounting area (ped on top of chassis).
which of course leaves the main chassis for everything else.
A lot of of extra issues are of course incurred with this variation, BUT could be interesting biggrin.gif

That is also a very interesting idea that is worth exploring.

it might work biggrin.gif
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post #2024 of 2032
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I think you're not understanding what I said. To flip the case this way, you'll still need to build up from the bottom plate, reversing everything else except the top frame and cover. This means the top radmount etc stays up top - it does not become the new baseplate; if you're thinking you can now mount 2 rads in the floor, then sorry, it's not built like that. The holes pointing downwards will be the PSU vent, the 140mm in front of it, and the 240mm mount below where the drive cages used to be. To use the top plate and radmount as the base will require mods to mount the clips for the top cover on the bottom, plus what will you do for feet/casters etc? There is very little room left around the edge of the top frame to go adding these without interfering with the radmount, plus the top won't have the structural strength to hold the weight of the case the way the full baseplate does.

Your best approach here is still to place rads/pumps in the ped at the bottom, with the flipped case above then hang the mb upside-down with everything of consequence beneath it. It's not as easy as just setting the built-up case on it's head!

ahh.. i get it now, yes, i was thinking pretty much flip the whole thing upside down,
but... indeed that is an important point the structural strength, I was actually pondering about that,

after writing the above I kept thinking if the main unit can actually hold all that weight on its "head"
but doing it the way you suggested should work alright.

I guess the only way to find out is when all the parts comes in, and I start assembling everything, then i can try all that we discussed to see if all that can come to be as we theorized biggrin.gif
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post #2025 of 2032
Does anyone have pictures of the Horizontal Accessory Mounts (Pricing Varies) in use?

I'm trying to figure out how it looks like in an S8

Also I can't seem to find the Vertical version of it.... I'll have to guess there is no vertical version for the S8 confused.gif
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Aaanndd, I got my case in Friday. Here it is compared to an older Cooler Master Storm Scout case. (Current computer is in a Rosewill Line M case)

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Aaanndd, I got my case in Friday. Here it is compared to an older Cooler Master Storm Scout case. (Current computer is in a Rosewill Line M case)

Now you're in a different league altogether!

Enjoy that splendid case, and keep us posted on the build!cheers.gif
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5775C ASUS Maximus VII Hero Titan Xp GSkill DDR3-2133 16GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Air until the loop upgrade Win10 Pro Acer Predator XB271HU 
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Ducky One TKL UK/ISO Custom EVGA SuperNOVA 1200P2 CaseLabs S8 White 
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I'm thinking about transferring my stuff out of the crowded Line M mid-ATX case and into the Mercury S8 (currently a ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac motherboard)
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And I have my Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 6 motherboard with an Intel Core i5 6600K (looking to possibly overclock to 4.0 - 4.5GHz).

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Got a note from CaseLabs letting me know my case delivery has been postponed a week or two, so it's looking like early next month! Take heart any who might be waiting, it'll come.

I thought it was a nice touch sending the notice. Too many vendors just let you twist or force you to ankle-bite for information. Definitely appreciated. Plus, now I know I can start ordering parts. Got lucky and found a couple 1080 Sea Hawk EK X's, and they're on the way. Stoked to start building 😀
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