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SMA8 question:
Do I need radiator mounts to install fans in flex bays?
If so, will 140.4 flex rad mount interfere with thicker push/pull 140.4 rad in the bottom compartment?
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Each flexbay rad mount takes up certain slots. Using this info, it will tell you what you can fit. Though, w/ the SMA8, you may run into clearance issues w/ the top and bottom-side mounts. Some ppl go w/ a medium rad in the middle to clear the top and bottom (ie 240 280)

CL doesn't make a 560 mount but you can use the 280 or 420 mount to set it up. But here are the specs for the bay mounts:

120 - 3x bays
240 - 6x
360 - 9x
480 - 12x

140 - 4x
280 - 7x
420 - 11x
560 - 15-16x (my guesstimate).


The SMA8 has 13 bays, so a 560 is a no go. You will need to step up the STH10 or the TX10 for the 560 mounted to the front.

I couldnt' wait for the 420 mount last year. It was still a wip and i went with some XSPC 140 radiator brackets (2x kits) and a piece of wood as a spacer attached to the center panel.

You can go w/ just fans if you want to. It should clear as the front fans sit inside the mount and you don't rad a rad that will interfere.
post #13563 of 22275
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

Each flexbay rad mount takes up certain slots. Using this info, it will tell you what you can fit. Though, w/ the SMA8, you may run into clearance issues w/ the top and bottom-side mounts. Some ppl go w/ a medium rad in the middle to clear the top and bottom (ie 240 280)

CL doesn't make a 560 mount but you can use the 280 or 420 mount to set it up. But here are the specs for the bay mounts:

120 - 3x bays
240 - 6x
360 - 9x
480 - 12x

140 - 4x
280 - 7x
420 - 11x
560 - 15-16x (my guesstimate).


The SMA8 has 13 bays, so a 560 is a no go. You will need to step up the STH10 or the TX10 for the 560 mounted to the front.

I couldnt' wait for the 420 mount last year. It was still a wip and i went with some XSPC 140 radiator brackets (2x kits) and a piece of wood as a spacer attached to the center panel.

You can go w/ just fans if you want to. It should clear as the front fans sit inside the mount and you don't rad a rad that will interfere.


Sorry, I didnt speak too precisely. Why do you say they dont make 560 mounts? There are mounts for bottom, and I can choose to pick 560 rad flex bay mount.

What I mean:
I want to get 560 and 280 rads in the bottom comparment ("Pedestal"). I dont want any radiators in the front (flex bays) - I want fans there only. Im simply curious if those fans wont interfere with side radiators.
post #13564 of 22275
Flexbay is the front covers (opticall disk drive bay), there's no 560mm (140.4) but you can improvise using the 420 (140.3). If you plan to install just the fans in the flexbay, you can go w/ a 420 mount (three 140mm fans).

There's ~30mm of from the front chassis panel, to the back of the flexbay rad mount. There's a bit of space w/ a 560 @ the bottom. I don't have my sth10 anymore, but I had two 560 (ut60s) rads down there.

Also, a pedestal is an add-on. Im sure you're referring to the "bottom chamber" ?


Using Derick's build:
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Oh lawd!! I just noticed that for the whole time I was thinking its 140.4 instead of 120.4. Thanks for pointing that out!

Edit:
How Im supposed to get front like that? Should I order SMA8 with solid covers and a separate 120.3 rad mount?

Edited by Anateus - 6/22/15 at 11:52am
post #13566 of 22275
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Originally Posted by Anateus View Post

Sorry, I didnt speak too precisely. Why do you say they dont make 560 mounts? There are mounts for bottom, and I can choose to pick 560 rad flex bay mount.

What I mean:
I want to get 560 and 280 rads in the bottom comparment ("Pedestal"). I dont want any radiators in the front (flex bays) - I want fans there only. Im simply curious if those fans wont interfere with side radiators.

I see no reason why they wouldn't fit, At least 120 x 4 fans, The clearance in the lower bay would be fine.

Trying to find the pic for you

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post #13567 of 22275
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Originally Posted by TheCautiousOne View Post

I see no reason why they wouldn't fit, At least 120 x 4 fans, The clearance in the lower bay would be fine.

Trying to find the pic for you

TCO

I saw 120.4 somwhere, I just want some flex bays to be covered with solid plate.
post #13568 of 22275
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Originally Posted by TheCautiousOne View Post

I see no reason why they wouldn't fit, At least 120 x 4 fans, The clearance in the lower bay would be fine.

Trying to find the pic for you

TCO

I don't mean to step on any toes here but will this pic help? It shows the clearance from the flex bay fan mount to the end of the radiator in the bottom compartment (SMA8). The rad inlet/outlet is at the other end of course. I don't think it would clear if the inlet/outlet was at the front of the case.

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I don't mean to step on any toes here but will this pic help? It shows the clearance from the flex bay fan mount to the end of the radiator in the bottom compartment (SMA8). The rad inlet/outlet is at the other end of course. I don't think it would clear if the inlet/outlet was at the front of the case.


I have a 560 sr1 down there with ports facing front and still clear the fan/flex bay mount. Remember you have some mm (7-10 mm) to play around with how you mount the rad on the side mount for the bottom chamber.
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