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Mercury S8S, rotate top 180? (36mm vent / window)

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When I bought the S8S with the 36mm vent / window top, I was assuming it could be rotated 180 degrees. Not sure why I thought it would be possible, but it would be nice to have the ventilation directly over my four gtx 970's. While it will rotate and snap into place, it is shifted backwards by a quarter inch or so. Any thoughts on how to make this work better? Not a huge deal, just curious.

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mike
post #2 of 6
Hi Mike,

Sorry, but there is no good way to do this. I would suggest just water cooling them (if you aren't already) and mount a single 120mm fan at the front.
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When I bought the S8S with the 36mm vent / window top, I was assuming it could be rotated 180 degrees. Not sure why I thought it would be possible, but it would be nice to have the ventilation directly over my four gtx 970's. While it will rotate and snap into place, it is shifted backwards by a quarter inch or so. Any thoughts on how to make this work better? Not a huge deal, just curious.

Thanks
mike

Hey Mike,

Do your fans and or radiator block your rear 120mm exhaust, even partially? I mounted a high air flow 38mm fan as intake left front on my S8S and with right rear exhaust you should get a nice Cross-Flow of cold air over your video cards.

I could not see any way to mount a rad even a slim rad up top on an S8S without blocking the rear exhaust, even with the extended top, but if you did indeed find a way, more power buddy. I was only going by pics of course when making the decision to go full top window and 2x240mm rads mounted elsewhere in the S8S.

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I don't as of yet have anything mounted topside on the rear exhaust side of the case. Thats what I want to test next... having the top rotated back to its factory position, moving the top fans over there of course and the window back over the gpu's. Probably work as well as before. I just liked the idea of the top exhaust directly over the gpu's. I also like the idea of getting a high air flow 38mm fan for the front. Never tried one of those before.

I really want to water cool my gpu's. I purchased a pedestal with that in mind (also because color choices are to be temporarily halted). Alas, I cant come to grips with spending $500+ for blocks on four GTX 970's. Would that be a crazy investment for those cards?

I'm learning as I go smile.gif
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Mike,

As long as you have some fresh cold air directly feeding those 970s from the outside, doesn't necessarily have to be a 38mm high rpm fan. I'm using four of them in the upper chamber of my S8S, two mounted on the 240mm flexbay radiator I'm using are necessary to achieve the best performance for that specific type and brand of 60mm thick radiator.

But the other two 38mm fans I'm using as unobstructed clean air intake and rear exhaust could easily be replaced with extremely efficient 25mm fans at medium rpm and still cool the graphics area just as well. (I just think the 38mm fans look so bad-ass) smile.gif

Positioning of the fans is paramount, left front and right rear will create a natural cross-flow of cold air over your graphics cards, the cold air has no choice but to flow into your PCIe/graphics area on your motherboard and then is directed (pulled by the rear fan) from left to right and front to rear, there are no other options for the air to take. At least no other options in my S8S set up since the top is solid acrylic offering no air flow.

I also have a minor bit of warm flow off the radiator but that should be pulled to the rear without any change in direction mixing with the warm graphics card air and exhausted out the chassis rear.

Let me know your radiator placement and chassis airflow planned thus far. This stuff is not rocket science, it's only hydrodynamics and thermodynamics, and you're in good hands. smile.gif



     
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Can always hang the fan off the back too. Question though.. Is there enough too for a 140 up front with an adaptor?
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