I have a serious case of the hots for the Case Labs S8.
I am busy figuring what can fit where in this case and need some help with sizes. Case Labs lists the exterior dimensions on their site. The Mo-Ra3 420 Pro 9 X 140mm will fit on an exterior side panel. Depending on the orientation of the ports I have either 0.02" clearance or a ton of room, If I go with Mo-RA3 360 Pro 9 X 120mm I have enough room to mount this in the top panel; but...
Could / would somebody please provide the depth of a side panel and load bearing (structural) supports dimensions from where the side panel attaches to the case to the edge of the MB tray? (how thick is that side panel and what space is available beyond that)?
The Mo-Ra3 420 Pro 9 X 140mm radiators seems to be the answer to radiator placement if it will fit and remain functional if the IO ports are compatible. The pro allows for push pull configuration. If I were to go with push pull in either the base Pro configurations or for the push only configuration of the LT (one side fan mounting only) I shall end up with a heavily modified side panel.
The Mo-RA3 360 Pro 9 X 120mm dimensions offer the possibility of being top mounted. The 36mm Case Labs extended top is a gimme with with some trimming it should fit on the top. Without dimensions for how the frame sticks into the main case area I a stumped.
The Mo-RA3 360 Pro 9 X 120mm tested second best behind the Mo-Ra3 420 Pro 9 X 140mm, I am trying to figure out which will fit best: A few degrees C is the trade off. I can live with a wee bit more noise vs. cooling improvement too.
Dimensions:Watercool MO-RA3 420 PRO] 9 x 140mm Extreme Radiator - Black Powder Coat (25120)
Width 16.93” or 430mm
Depth 19.72” or 475.5mm
Height 2.56” or 65mm; or the,Watercool MO-RA3 360 PRO 9 X 120 Extreme Radiator - Black Powder Coat (25020)
Width 15.08” or 383mm
Depth 16.36” or 415.5mm
Height 2.56” or 65mm; and,S8 exterior dimensions
Width 14.54” or 369mm
Depth 19.03” or 483mm
Height 18.74” or 476mm
Top mount, if I can avoid heavily modifying the case's main supports is my first choice based on personal preference; seems like the way to go.
And / but the cooling improvement of a modified side panel is seductive.
I've thrown a lot of words at this. What I am asking for is additional information to decide if second best will fit in the top well enough to not require heavy case modification of structural supports vs. side mounting the first choice?
No matter what I am cutting up either a side panel or the the drop in (2X 360MM drop ins) and possible the main support members of the frame for my second choice.
Sorry if this seems jumbled. Just to many measurements running through my head.