Finally got caught up in reading 1300+ posts since December! Very happy to look over all the build pictures and advice that was posted in the last few months.
Originally Posted by jmng14 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Just got my caselabs s5 a few days ago! Thinking of mounting a 35mm 360 rad at the side where you'll usually mount your SSD/HDD like this. How should i go about doing that? Would the drop in side mount work?
I'm not sure if anyone else has done a side-mounted rad without the pedestal, but the mod was done by the original owner Shadow_Foxx and Bill Owen from Mnpctech.
Here is the build log with the mod: Linky
Facebook video of the case after the mod: Linky
I apologize in advance if the pictures look grainy, they were only taken with my phone.
What it looks like now:
The HDD/SSD compartment has plenty of room to fit the XSPC EX240 + a set of GTs in push:
This is what the inside looks like:
The fans do stick out a little, but with the ventilated window, there is about 1cm or 1/4" of space between the fan blades and the vents.
Problems I had with a 35.5mm-thick XSPC EX240 with 25mm GTs:
The case blocks the left fan from aligning to the fan holes, so it was necessary to dremel parts of the mid-plate and bottom frame. Not a pretty job since I didn't bother to file it, but no one is going to see it anyway.
Edit: Since you are rocking the S5, you may not run into the same problem as your case is a bit wider than my S3. Upon reading your build log, I'm not sure if putting the radiator on the inside will work out as well. I did try it previously when I was using the non-ventilated window, but I had to scoot over my PSU to the edge, which meant drilling new holes. You will also lose being able to mount 1 drive on the stealth mount.
Photos of when I did this:Edited by Kokin - 3/10/15 at 4:28pm