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STH10 or SMA8

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Hello everyone, my current PC is going on 5 years old, and was never meant for heavy content creation so it has been struggling with my workloads. So I've decided it is time to build a new PC, but my current case "A cooler master scout I" is very small, and can't accommodate the updated hardware I am going to be using.


I want to do A full custom loop, but I am going to be doing some nice overclocking on both my CPU, and GPU's so I need a very competent cooling system.


The STH10 is a wet dream of mine, mostly because of the shear amount of room for customization, and because of the amount of radiators you can fit into it with ease. I am curious though, just how many radiators can you fit into a STH10? From what I can see in pictures I would think a 480, and 360 up top, and two 480's in the bottom with maybe a 360"?" in the front.

The SMA8 is obviously cheaper, smaller, and more manageable in terms of moving it around, but just how much space do I lose by going with the SMA8 over the STH10?
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I built into a SMA8 and went thru a lot of the same questions you did. With the SMA8 you can go with a 560 and a 240 in the bottom, a 360 up front and a 480mm rad up top. Now running top and front you will have to choose radiators wisely. Let me give you a piece of advice go with the STH10 lol I regret it all the time wishing I had the upper storage room and could have more basement room for pumps and tubing and drain setup.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i9 7900x Asus Rampage VI Apex Asus Strix OC 1080Ti Asus Strix OC 1080Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill TridentZ RGB Samsung 960 PRO M.2  Samsung 850 EVO x2 Raid 0 Custom Water Cooled 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64bit AOC Agon AG352UCG Sentraq S60-X RGB 60% EVGA 1300 G2 
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Caselabs SMA8 Nixeus Revel Logitech G440 Sennheiser GSX1000 
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Because of the PSU being in the top for the STH10, would it be possible to fit two 560's in the bottom while still being able to fit two pumps with workable space? I could live without the 360, and just go down to a 240 if it meant larger/thicker rads in the top.
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