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post #1 of 7
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I have a couple questions about the STH10. Would it be possible to add a accessory mount on the side opposite the motherboard on the STH10? I have five 3 1/2 inch HDD's that I need to mount. Also if the answer to my first question is no, then would it be possible to mount my hard drives in the upper chamber of the STH10? In addition to the hard drives I will need room for two 480mm and one 360mm radiator. Also, my power supply is 22cm in length so I understand that mounting a 480 and 360 in the lower chamber would be to tight. I also need to allow room for an Aqua computer Aquaero.

Lastly, Does anyone know if Caselabs offer a military discount for active duty or retirees.
Thank you.
post #2 of 7
I'm not sure where exactly you intend to mount the accessory mount, can you show me a pic? There is also the Flex-Bay HDD cage, but this will interfere with the radiator if in the lower or upper chambers.


Go ahead and send an email CS@caselabs about the discount
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Kevin_CL View Post

I'm not sure where exactly you intend to mount the accessory mount, can you show me a pic? There is also the Flex-Bay HDD cage, but this will interfere with the radiator if in the lower or upper chambers.


Go ahead and send an email CS@caselabs about the discount

I went ahead and ordered a STH10 yesterday. Now I'm shopping for the accessories while I wait for the order to process. I have some questions regarding mounting options.

If I install a HDD side mount in the lower chamber with 2 MAC-203's attached, would I have room for my EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 Power Supply? If I used that configuration, I would then add 2 480mm rad mounts in the upper chamber. I would like to keep the flex bays ion the middle chamber as aesthetically clean as possible other then the 360mm rad that I plan on mounting.

Another mounting option I was considering for four of my 3 1/2 inch HDD's. Instead of the HDD side mount in the lower chamber, install a flex bay HDD cage. If I choose to do that, would I have enough room to add 480mm Side mounts.

One last question. Does the case come standard with a reservoir mount or do I need to purchase one?

And lastly, I contacted Caselabs, and they said they only offer discount for active duty. Not retirees. This news surprised me because the company states that they build enclosures for the military. Sad to hear. No love for us retired Veterans.

Thank you.
Edited by jsutter71 - 2/11/16 at 5:04pm
post #4 of 7
Great thanks!

You shouldn't have any issues mounting 2 HDD cages on the side mount with the PSU.

You won't have room for the Flex-Bay HDD cage with the 480s in the upper chamber.

What you might also consider is using the S8 HDD cage and custom mounting it in the case somewhere. The cage is 5" wide, 5.5" tall and 6" deep. There is 217mm of distance between the installed rad mounts in the top chamber, and 1 bank of fans sits out side of this measurement. So if you go with ~40mm thick rads in push or pull, you could mount the cage between the rads. I would have some type of exhaust at the top though to cool the drives.

The res mount is not included. We created that item for the TH10A and made it a standard option. People requested being able to mount that res mount on the STH10 and SMA8 so we just added the holes. That is why it isn't included.
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Kevin_CL View Post

Great thanks!

You shouldn't have any issues mounting 2 HDD cages on the side mount with the PSU.

You won't have room for the Flex-Bay HDD cage with the 480s in the upper chamber.

What you might also consider is using the S8 HDD cage and custom mounting it in the case somewhere. The cage is 5" wide, 5.5" tall and 6" deep. There is 217mm of distance between the installed rad mounts in the top chamber, and 1 bank of fans sits out side of this measurement. So if you go with ~40mm thick rads in push or pull, you could mount the cage between the rads. I would have some type of exhaust at the top though to cool the drives.

The res mount is not included. We created that item for the TH10A and made it a standard option. People requested being able to mount that res mount on the STH10 and SMA8 so we just added the holes. That is why it isn't included.

Thank you. Man I wish I had gotten your response an hour ago. I just dropped another $300 order for accessories. My only issue with what your suggesting is that I am using EK XE series rads that are 60mm thick. When I placed my order I decided to go with a flex bay HDD mount that I plan on installing in the bottom chamber with the power supply and pump. I ordered 2 480mm side mounts and a 480mm drop in mount. I chose a 39mm ventilated top cover when I ordered that case. I have one EK PE 480mm rad that is 38mm thick. If I can work the plumping correctly I'd like to try and mount all 3 Rads in the upper chamber. I'd do push/pull for the side mounting rads and push or pull for the drop in. The side mounted rads are 130mm tall. The upper chamber is listed as 163mm So I'm hoping that wouldn't be to crowded. If it is than I would just use the side mounted rads in the upper chamber, and a 360mm rad in the middle chambers flex bay.
post #6 of 7
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I just got an email from Caselabs stating that I could mount 2 480mm side mounts with the Flex bay HDD mount in the bottom chamber. So that would work in the bottom but not the top chamber?

Hello,

Thank you very much for your order!

Yes, the HDD Side Mount with two HDD Cages will fit in the lower chamber with your installed PSU.

You can mount the 120.4 (480) Radiator Side Mounts in the lower chamber while the Flex-bay HDD Cage Assembly installed in the lower Flex-bay, but you will not be able to mount a 480 radiator to the mount with the HDD Cage installed.

The XL-ATX version of the STH10 will have a mounting location for a single reservoir mount, which will need to be purchased separately HERE.

Best Regards,

KC
Customer Support
post #7 of 7
No problem, sorry I'm not always on here. Mounting 3 rads up top might be a problem, but I've never tired it. One thing to keep in mind is that just because the internal height of the chamber is 163mm doesn't mean the rad height starts at 0mm (bottom of chamber). The mount sits up a little higher so you are going to loose some amount of space there.

The email said you can mount the 120.4 mounts with a cage, but you won't be able to mount a 480 to it. So a 360 might fit or definitely a 240. This is for both the upper and lower chambers.

You know I will say that with what your trying to do, get the case first and then plan. There are so many different ways to build in a STH10, that even personally, I don't think I could perfectly plan out a build just from looking at photos. You may even save money not buying wrong/unneeded accessories. If you need us to modify the order to add or remove something just let us know. Please just keep it to a single change though. To many changes is hard to keep track of.
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