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well here are my son's thoughts on ThermalTake wink.gif
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Quoting your son for truth!
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post #13403 of 22183
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^^^^Display models can get pretty beat up. i got a 400R dirty cheap a while ago but it was pretty beatup. If you have your heart set on a cl, just save until you can get one. Make sure you take into account the options you'll be adding and shipping. You can always look for a used CL unit. Saw an S8 not too long ago in the ocn market.











Finally! Rad mounts arrive! I can finally fit all these rads lying all over the place and fit the ton of fans i have boxed up. I'm crossing my fingers ups delivers the last rad tomorrow. Still got a bunch of fans to sleeve frown.gif
Im going to go later tonight and see it. If it's really bad, I'll pass on it. I want a caselabs now, but that's $750, not including the 480 rad and probably a second D5 pump. I have the money, but it's a lot to spend lol.
    
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I'm now the proud owner of an impressively constructed Case Labs Mercury S8 pedestal smile.gif

5/5 stars on: packaging, painting, hardware (lots of extra screws), assembly, bends, taps, tabs, rad mounts, two tone paint job ...

The price tag is large but the quality actually does justify the premium. My lady was impressed as well. Would buy again!
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I'm now the proud owner of an impressively constructed Case Labs Mercury S8 pedestal smile.gif

5/5 stars on: packaging, painting, hardware (lots of extra screws), assembly, bends, taps, tabs, rad mounts, two tone paint job ...

The price tag is large but the quality actually does justify the premium. My lady was impressed as well. Would buy again!
yay! grats!
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OK, got the rest of the fans in...here is my Merc S5 fitted with a Magicool Hexa720 radiator...Still have some cleanup to do but man it works well.

Cutting the top using the Hexa720 cover as a template, cutting was a bear and jigsaw worked best.



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Not sure what to do about the top cover, it fits fine but is only vented for a 360. Suggestions? I don't mind the look without it but I'd have to do something about the orange on the Cougar fans.

When I first built the system I had the loop running what I considered backwards as in the pump to front rad back to 'out' of gpu block to top rad to cpu to res which kept the loop cleaner. It worked fine but is very satisfying to have it flowing in the 'correct' direction now. Fans on top are a little tight but all on and secured, I am able to lower the fan rpms to nearly silent and still maintain less than a 10C delta. It creates a ton of airflow in the case and does a great job getting the heat up and out of the case, still need a small fan on the Titan X backplate tho and only a slim 120mm fan will fit in the rear spot due to the rad inlet tubing. Minor issues but all in all a simpler and more robust loop now. Now what to do with all that extra space in front...aquaero maybe?
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OK, got the rest of the fans in...here is my Merc S5 fitted with a Magicool Hexa720 radiator...Still have some cleanup to do but man it works well.

Cutting the top using the Hexa720 cover as a template, cutting was a bear and jigsaw worked best.



Top


Side


Rad


Not sure what to do about the top cover, it fits fine but is only vented for a 360. Suggestions? I don't mind the look without it but I'd have to do something about the orange on the Cougar fans.

When I first built the system I had the loop running what I considered backwards as in the pump to front rad back to 'out' of gpu block to top rad to cpu to res which kept the loop cleaner. It worked fine but is very satisfying to have it flowing in the 'correct' direction now. Fans on top are a little tight but all on and secured, I am able to lower the fan rpms to nearly silent and still maintain less than a 10C delta. It creates a ton of airflow in the case and does a great job getting the heat up and out of the case, still need a small fan on the Titan X backplate tho and only a slim 120mm fan will fit in the rear spot due to the rad inlet tubing. Minor issues but all in all a simpler and more robust loop now. Now what to do with all that extra space in front...aquaero maybe?

Looks good!

Aluminum is a sticky material to cut, it loads up the cutting tool preventing an easy cut... You could use some WD-40, or any penetrating oil, to lubricate the blade to keep it from getting built up with chips... Did a lot of machining of aluminum in my day...
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post #13408 of 22183
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Im going to go later tonight and see it. If it's really bad, I'll pass on it. I want a caselabs now, but that's $750, not including the 480 rad and probably a second D5 pump. I have the money, but it's a lot to spend lol.

Yes it is a lot, but its the best spent 750 USD ever!
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With the SMA8, what do you guys think is best radiator wise in the bottom compartment? My plan is an RX480 on the main side, and an RX360 or RX240 on the PSU side. I don't know about the RX360 yet because of compatibility, so I may knock off the RX480, and do with the RX360 on the main side and RX240 on the PSU side.

Anyways, regarding the heat and using both intakes. Would that be okay? Or leave the rad on the main said intake, and the PSU side rad as exhaust? I'm just worried about the rad pushing all the hot air into the other rad as exhaust, and depleting the purpose of the rad.
    
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With the SMA8, what do you guys think is best radiator wise in the bottom compartment? My plan is an RX480 on the main side, and an RX360 or RX240 on the PSU side. I don't know about the RX360 yet because of compatibility, so I may knock off the RX480, and do with the RX360 on the main side and RX240 on the PSU side.

Anyways, regarding the heat and using both intakes. Would that be okay? Or leave the rad on the main said intake, and the PSU side rad as exhaust? I'm just worried about the rad pushing all the hot air into the other rad as exhaust, and depleting the purpose of the rad.

For the best result have all the rad fans as intake... makes no sense to draw hot air from the inside of case through the rads.

Drawing cooler outside air through the rads will cool your components better. Use the rear fan as exhaust. If you have some dead air spots in the case (between the GPU's for example) you could always add a fan to move that...
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