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Can The Mercury S3 be stacked onto another S3?

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Okay, so I'm a bit of an enthusiast, and I'm wondering if I could possibly stack an S3 onto another, essentially making a dual system. So could it work stock, or would I have to mod it/buy parts off the site?
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Okay, so I'm a bit of an enthusiast, and I'm wondering if I could possibly stack an S3 onto another, essentially making a dual system. So could it work stock, or would I have to mod it/buy parts off the site?

Of course you can. Although I would design the top of the bottom S3 to match and feed cables and tubing to the bottom of the top S3.

Did that make any sense? biggrin.gif

     
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Gotcha, but to clarify, I was wondering if I could mount them together, not just stack, such as the easy release clips.
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As long as the spatial relationship of the side and front covers of the two cases top and bottom do not leave a very large air gap I don’t see why you couldn’t fasten them together with some sort of hardware, there are so many attachment points in the bottom panel of the S3 for the wheels and rubber feet etc it wouldn’t be very difficult.

Also if you have access to a workshop grinder or dremel grinder, could always keep the rubber feet attached to the upper case and remove just enough material so the alignment of the two cases is aesthetically ideal, so even if not physically attached they would appear as one unit.

(Removing the top cover of the lower S3 of course)



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post #5 of 9
Stacking? You mean a S3-D? Sounds kinda like a smaller S5-D...






All you need to do is purchase a S3 pedestal top chassis and switch it out with the top chassis on your lower case. I used the bolts for the case feet to attach them together. If I had to do it again, I'd also consider ordering a pedestal bottom chassis as well; without the centre panel installed you would have an open center between the cases! thinking.gif
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Stacking? You mean a S3-D? Sounds kinda like a smaller S5-D...






All you need to do is purchase a S3 pedestal top chassis and switch it out with the top chassis on your lower case. I used the bolts for the case feet to attach them together. If I had to do it again, I'd also consider ordering a pedestal bottom chassis as well; without the centre panel installed you would have an open center between the cases! thinking.gif

Good Job, Mercury Man, you're my hero. biggrin.gif
     
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guys, anyone successfully do this cleanly? I want to do the same thing and use two server mITX motherboards on it.
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See the pic above - there will be a small gap (about 3mm) between the cases due to the way the side panels are made, but the chassis are bolted tight together. Otherwise it's just like bolting to a pedestal. thumb.gif
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See the pic above - there will be a small gap (about 3mm) between the cases due to the way the side panels are made, but the chassis are bolted tight together. Otherwise it's just like bolting to a pedestal. thumb.gif
oh I get it, the top chassis part for the top pedestal matches directly with the 2nd s3 that I'm stacking. thanks! wish they would make covers all around that's long enough to go on both smile.gif that works perfectly though.
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