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Thread Starter 
Woohoo white coloroption is back. Thank you! So I am finally getting a SMA8 and have a few last questions.

  1. In the bottom chamber I want to Install a 560mm radiator and a 280mm one next to the power supply. Do I need to order 2 of the "140.4 (560) Radiator Side Mount - Single Wide Magnum Cases"?
  2. If those 2 radiators are installed in the bottom chamber, can a 420mm radiator be installed to the Front over them?
  3. After the front radiator is the case ist the enough room to go for a 480mm radiator under the top or is there just enough space for a 360mm one?
  4. Is there a convenient way to install a 140mm fan based radiator to the top, eg a 420?

Hope you get my Idea. Or to make ist short, what is the best way to max out radiator surface with 140mm fans preferred.

Thank you for the support!
post #2 of 8
We are excited too!! Looking forward to your order : )

1. Yes
2. No, but you can squeeze a fan mount if the barb end of the rad is towards the rear
3. It may be possible that if you mount a 480 in the bottom, and shift it towards the rear with the off-set mount, it will have enough clearance to mount a 360 in the front. As a recommendation I feel it is a better use of space (and cleaner) to mount a 560 in the bottom, not a 480 with a rad in the front.
4. Unfortunately no unless you want to modify the top of the case with a dremel or similar.
post #3 of 8
So you can really push this case to the limit and I cant wait to have mine finished off, as you can see below I have the SMA8 but its got the following in it
560mm alphacool 80mm Rad with push pull fans
360mm EK XE 60mm Rad with push pull fans behind it and in front of the PSU
480mm EK PE 40mm Rad in the top with push pull fans as I have the 35mm high top cover you can get for the SMA8
360mm EK XE 60mm Rad with push pull in the front as well

if you compare the EK CE 420 and the XE 360 they are very close in length (460mm vs 400m) the trouble is that you just cant fit the 420 in and still have the PSU fit
with a 360 your limited to PSU's of a max length of 170mm as you still need to plug the cables into it


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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you both for your helpfull answers!

So I going for just a 280mm Radiator inthe front. And therefore a 480/560 in the Top.

That leads to a new Questions:

a) Can I order a spare part of the top plate, that I have to modify with the dremel for the 560mm radiator?

b) And is it possible to cut out an opening and place a "140.4 (560) Radiator Side Mount - Single Wide Magnum Cases" in the top?

This would be much more convenient than drilling all the screw holes.

@ TheScarecow: Awesome Build. Do you have a build-log or something else with more pictures of it?
post #5 of 8
Sorry for borrowing the thread, but I have a similar question and I didn't not think it was appropriate to start a new thread.

If I go with a 560 (140.4) and a 280 (140.2) radiator in the lower chamber, what maximum size radiators could I then possible fit in the front and top of the SMA8? I might have made a mistake ordering my SMA8 with a 140.3 radiator mount for the flex-bay.
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by M-oll View Post

Sorry for borrowing the thread, but I have a similar question and I didn't not think it was appropriate to start a new thread.

If I go with a 560 (140.4) and a 280 (140.2) radiator in the lower chamber, what maximum size radiators could I then possible fit in the front and top of the SMA8? I might have made a mistake ordering my SMA8 with a 140.3 radiator mount for the flex-bay.

First off - Welcome to OCN! cheers.gif

In answer to your question, the 140.3 mount will not fit with the 140.4 in the bottom chamber. You can with use either a 140.2 or a 120.3.

If you did order the 140.3 Flex-Bay mount - check with customer service. I'm sure they will be able to help you out thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Jim-CL View Post

First off - Welcome to OCN! cheers.gif

In answer to your question, the 140.3 mount will not fit with the 140.4 in the bottom chamber. You can with use either a 140.2 or a 120.3.

If you did order the 140.3 Flex-Bay mount - check with customer service. I'm sure they will be able to help you out thumb.gif

Thank you for the welcome and for the fast reply. thumbsupsmiley.png

Rats! Then I'll go with a either a 140.2 or 120.3 in the front. And maximum radiator size was 120.3 in the top if I go with a 140.2 or 120.3 in the front?

I'll contact customer support and see if I still can change my order. Otherwise it's just a lesson learned to check these kinds of things before I order.

Again, thanks for the help! smile.gif
post #8 of 8
As long as you don't get too crazy biggrin.gif you should be ok with a radiator in front and a 480 on top. The SMA8 loves to snack on radiators tongue.gif
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