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Darlene thats sick, love the white multiports. Wish my 360gtx was a multiport


I have the new SR2 multiports ordered for the S8 build, the X9 build in the pic has the new GTXs, but they are not multiport . . . . that's why I have the fans stacked instead of push-pull, so the fittings can face upwards to make it easy to fill and bleed.

The multiports were not yet available when I bought the rads for the X9.

D.
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Quick question regarding the CaseLabs TH10A. I'm about to place my order so I can get it in white, but I have a question I'm hoping someone can answer. The TH10A has an option when ordering to get a single or double reservoir mount. This is my first CL case so I'm not that familiar with it, yet. Looking at the pictures, the reservoir mount is a plate screwed flush onto the middle tray. Does this come off and allow you to mount the reservoir behind it or does the mounting plate come off and allow you to reattach where you can sit something on top of the tray?

I'm curious to know how it works exactly. If it attaches like a tray and let's you mount something on top of the tray, does it allow enough room for a pump with the Bitspower D5 Mod Top Upgrade Kit 250 or is there not enough room between the mounting tray and the top of the case?
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The mount attaches to the frame. It is raised enough for screw heads to fit behind it

It is a plate you can drill into it and not the frame. It is easier and cheaper to replace

http://i.imgur.com/ofdsUP3h.jpg pic of where it should be ( but isn't )

http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server4100/df4bb/products/452/images/2053/TH10_Res_Mount_single__48836.1416435250.500.750.jpg?c=2
Edited by Mega Man - 10/16/15 at 9:26pm
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Originally Posted by Mega Man View Post

The mount attaches to the frame. It is raised enough for screw heads to fit behind it

It is a plate you can drill into it and not the frame. It is easier and cheaper to replace

http://i.imgur.com/ofdsUP3h.jpg pic of where it should be ( but isn't )

http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server4100/df4bb/products/452/images/2053/TH10_Res_Mount_single__48836.1416435250.500.750.jpg?c=2

Thanks for the info. I saw a picture of a case which had a bracket attached to the middle chassis and made a shelf looking thing that the pump from the Bitspower D5 Top Upgrade Kit was mounted to, but that didn't seem like it left enough space for the pump/res combo. I've attached a picture of the single pump kit and another, which is a dual pump configuration. Using a 250 reservoir, the entire thing is approximately 380mm tall, but it has multiple configuration options, like mounting the pumps to the side, which would reduce the overall height.


The case I have on order has plenty of room for radiators too, and I was considering adding a 2nd pump and reservoir to run a 2nd loop. This question probably belongs in a different thread, but I see that you have dual reservoirs, which means you probably have 2 separate loops. Does splitting the components into 2 separate loops really help cool the components better than having everything in 1 loop? I'm just trying to think of more thing I can fill my new case with. 😊
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Hey guys,

Hoping you youngsters with more working brain cells than me, might have some memory of S8 builds / build logs, where the builder added a midplate in front of the mobo tray.

I jumped on the "11 Days of White" sale, and ordered a new white S8.

I want to set it up similarly to how I did my Core X9 build. . . . shown below to give an idea what I'm thinking about

The S8 is a lot shorter, so there isn't room for the horizontal pumps and res layout, but there should be room for something uniquely Diva.

Going to be running two 280's up top, and a 240 in the top 6 flex bays, all new SR2 multiports, (white of course).


Feedback is appreciated,

Darlene




I know that the Salive8 build had a custom panel in that location that had LED strips under it etc.





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The mount attaches to the frame. It is raised enough for screw heads to fit behind it

It is a plate you can drill into it and not the frame. It is easier and cheaper to replace

http://i.imgur.com/ofdsUP3h.jpg pic of where it should be ( but isn't )

http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/server4100/df4bb/products/452/images/2053/TH10_Res_Mount_single__48836.1416435250.500.750.jpg?c=2

Thanks for the info. I saw a picture of a case which had a bracket attached to the middle chassis and made a shelf looking thing that the pump from the Bitspower D5 Top Upgrade Kit was mounted to, but that didn't seem like it left enough space for the pump/res combo. I've attached a picture of the single pump kit and another, which is a dual pump configuration. Using a 250 reservoir, the entire thing is approximately 380mm tall, but it has multiple configuration options, like mounting the pumps to the side, which would reduce the overall height.


The case I have on order has plenty of room for radiators too, and I was considering adding a 2nd pump and reservoir to run a 2nd loop. This question probably belongs in a different thread, but I see that you have dual reservoirs, which means you probably have 2 separate loops. Does splitting the components into 2 separate loops really help cool the components better than having everything in 1 loop? I'm just trying to think of more thing I can fill my new case with. 😊

I do not I got it from Google ( the pics )

But not really. Most people do it for looks.
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OK, So I've been thru about every S8 build I can find on the net . . . . no small feat to be sure . . . biggrin.gif


One thing I have not seen yet, and I sooooo want to do, is to add a front window where the upper 6 flex bays are.

That would give me windows on the right and left which would be awesome with some kind of lighted midplate.

I was originally going to put a 240 in the upper 6 flex bays, but that's such old news and been done a million times, and I can put it in the lower HDD area if I want to change where I put the HDDs anyway, . . . . or just leave it out completely.

Two 280 SR2s up top is more than sufficient for a CPU and one, or even two, GPU(s)


Having 2 windows would let me use 2 D5s with 300mm res tubes that would extend up thru the midplate and up thru the top drop in panel in front of the 280 rads and plumb up just fine above the drop in rad panel and under the 36mm, extended top.

Can anyone with an S8 with the front window, post some pics of the inner side of the outer front panel that has the window attached, please . . . . I'd appreciate it immensely.


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 10/17/15 at 10:32am
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Darlene that sounds really cool, imo I really don't like the S8 front window look, I think the mesh/grill looks way nicer but I think dual front windows could look really clean! What material did you plan to use for the window? I wanna re-do the acrylic window on my s5
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Darlene that sounds really cool, imo I really don't like the S8 front window look, I think the mesh/grill looks way nicer but I think dual front windows could look really clean! What material did you plan to use for the window? I wanna re-do the acrylic window on my s5


Won't be able to know for sure until I have the case in hand and get to try some options, . . . .

But initially, I'll be trying to use a single piece of1/8" glass cut to fit the overall space behind the front panel, to be both windows, and use the original mounting holes for the stock one on the left to hold the larger window glass in place.

Smaller holes and cuts in glass are not too difficult with the right tools.

May have to use a little bit of "Z" strip on the right side, if the glass doesn't sit flat against the front panel, since there's no mounting points on the right side.

D.
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OK, So I've been thru about every S8 build I can find on the net . . . . no small feat to be sure . . . biggrin.gif


One thing I have not seen yet, and I sooooo want to do, is to add a front window where the upper 6 flex bays are.

That would give me windows on the right and left which would be awesome with some kind of lighted midplate.

I was originally going to put a 240 in the upper 6 flex bays, but that's such old news and been done a million times, and I can put it in the lower HDD area if I want to change where I put the HDDs anyway, . . . . or just leave it out completely.

Two 280 SR2s up top is more than sufficient for a CPU and one, or even two, GPU(s)


Having 2 windows would let me use 2 D5s with 300mm res tubes that would extend up thru the midplate and up thru the top drop in panel in front of the 280 rads and plumb up just fine above the drop in rad panel and under the 36mm, extended top.

Can anyone with an S8 with the front window, post some pics of the inner side of the outer front panel that has the window attached, please . . . . I'd appreciate it immensely.


Darlene

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Won't be able to know for sure until I have the case in hand and get to try some options, . . . .

But initially, I'll be trying to use a single piece of1/8" glass cut to fit the overall space behind the front panel, to be both windows, and use the original mounting holes for the stock one on the left to hold the larger window glass in place.

Smaller holes and cuts in glass are not too difficult with the right tools.

May have to use a little bit of "Z" strip on the right side, if the glass doesn't sit flat against the front panel, since there's no mounting points on the right side.

D.


I'm looking forward to a build log on this one as it sounds like it's going to be very interesting thumb.gif
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