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I'm looking around for my next case and considering the STH10.
The product page states that the STH10 "doesn't support a 560mm rad without modding in the top compartiment".

Could a CL rep elaborate?
I'm looking to got dual 560mm rads, one in the top one in the bottom (and mounting my PSU in the bottom as well).

Thx,
-Xio
   
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The upper compartment is smaller that the lower one, so the standard 560 mount won't fit. It is possible to drill new mounting holes for it. I have seen that done several times.

The STH10 is a pretty flexible design, so you can still get two 560's in the case without modifications by putting them in the lower compartment and the PSU in the upper one.
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The upper compartment is smaller that the lower one, so the standard 560 mount won't fit. It is possible to drill new mounting holes for it. I have seen that done several times.

The STH10 is a pretty flexible design, so you can still get two 560's in the case without modifications by putting them in the lower compartment and the PSU in the upper one.

My first question is: why on earth is the top compartiment smaller?! One of the main selling points of this case is the fact that you can fit a 560 rad in the bottom. The top looks (nearly) symmetrical compared to the bottom, yet it can't house that rad without modifications?
Is this a design flaw? (In which case, when can we expect the STH10V2? rolleyes.gif ) Or is this on purpose? If so, why?

As for mounting 2 in the lower compartiment: the main purpose of my next build would be near-absolute silence and (near) sandwiching 2 rads isn't good for temperatures.
If I'm paying close to a grand for a case and overpriced accessories ($30 for a radiator mount, really?), I expect it to work without further modification.
   
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There will be no STH10V2 and no, it's not a design "flaw". The original design was for 480 radiators in both chambers (same as the TH10). At the time of design, 560's still weren't much more than a novelty, but the lower chamber was bumped out to allow for them. Size constraints prevented us from doing the same to the upper chamber. Would we do things differently today? Maybe. The STH10 is over 4 years old now. Hindsight is always 20/20.
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Seems like a very odd decision...
   
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