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Mercury S8:

http://www.caselabs-store.com/mercury-s8/

Depends on your rad thickness and fans. Radiators range from ~30mm up to 86mm. Most 120mm fans are 25mm thick.

Ie: alphacool UT60 is 60mm + two sets of fans for push/pull adds another 50mm (25mm + 25mm), so your total thickness is 110mm (not counting screw heads btw).

What do you plan to watercool?

Just a 4770k and 780 ti classy. I was planning on switching out my XSPC RX360 and RX240 for two Alphacool UT 60's to put on the top. Probably just going to run one set up fans, probably in a push, currently running a pull with no issues. But I like having room for options in the future...

Probably could get away with just the M8 running a single fan.
Edited by Roikyou - 3/10/14 at 4:46pm
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You can get by w/ medium thick rads like the XT45s. Rule of thumb for wc: for every cpu/gpu, 120mmx120mmx30mm in rad is a starting point. Keep in mind that more rad will not necessarily mean more cooling (law of diminishing return). But it does look cool and fits with the ocn mantra of overkill (see my rig) biggrin.gif.
post #5253 of 22194
While the Caselabs cases are designed with water cooling in mind I think people overlook the amazing cooling you can get on air. The rig I took to LANOC and SalukiLAN is a Caselabs Mercury S3 with an I 7 4770K and a 290X Tri-X inside. We windowed the GPU side to show off the card and solid paneled the other side. To give the case proper air flow I am using a Water 2.0 Extreme cooler in the front with 4 stock Thermaltake fans. The software for the Extreme is set to Silent mode so the fans are running very slow and super quiet. To this I added dual Fractal Design 140mm fans at the top both as intake and then a single Fractal 140mm at the rear as the sole exhaust.

Under heavy gaming load the 290X is only hitting at 70C and the CPU at 50C, (both at stock) the liquid temp in the cooler has never broke above 30C. The system temp from the motherboard is reading around 44C and all of this with the case being so quiet that even with your ear to it you cannot hear it. The massive positive airflow I have going helps a lot, the rear fan is moving more air out of it than some fans at their highest speeds. In fact just putting my hand over the rear vent area, not the fan I can feel some serious air flow.

For what I want to do, which is show off a video card and keep my system quiet and cool these cases are the best. I know most people think water cooling with these cases and a custom loop. I can tell you a more basic build will excel in this case as well.

post #5254 of 22194
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Sounds like the SM8 is just right for you.

That was one of my considerations, SMA8, SMH10 and TH10. As the SMA8 and SMH10 are close to the same, just different layout.

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That was one of my considerations, SMA8, SMH10 and TH10. As the SMA8 and SMH10 are close to the same, just different layout.

No matter what case you get, you wont regret it, but I tell you this, CaseLabs is very addictive.
all very valid points !
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Tough part is the price is so close between the three, SMA8, SMH10 and TH10, just little more for the TH10 and so much room, dwarf what I have but should never complain about space again...
th10 you wont need another case unless you want tx10 !
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I had five 480mm radiators in my old TH10. Its a great case, not too tall (like the sth10) and not too wide (like a MM). If you want something a bit similar, why not an M8/M10? Has the cube design of the TH10 but in a "smaller" package.

Looking at the dimensions of the M8/M10, they're the same, must be the same as SMA8 and SMH10, different format.

Anyone find they needed the special mounts for the Aquaero 6 that case labs supplies or did it mount with no issues?

no, i have 4 aqaueros and i found if you just loosen the mounts ( the bay mount ) via the 4 faceplate screws you can get them to fit without issue, at least i did, and i am talking with CL to get them to make 2 different mounts for them, 1 for the bays so you dont even need the faceplate/ 5.25 mounts and the other so you can mount them on a vert/horzontal mount !! hoping he will do it, he said it is on his todo list, but if more ppl ask, it may get moved up !
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So are the top covers just open, snap on to the top of the case? So, if you mounted your radiator on top of the case, two 360's, with fans either on top, bottom or both, the extended top just snaps over the top of the radiators?

Light bulb just lit up, if the top does snap on top of it, a drain port on a radiator for filling or draining (harder cause thats the highest point) would be a nice option, maybe a 240 or 360 at a lower point in the case would be another option.
yes, if you have not see it here is a great review @ where he describes the top. i love his reviews as his videos are very thorough
to see the top you want to be ~ 11:00
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Looking at the dimensions of the M8/M10, they're the same, must be the same as SMA8 and SMH10, different format.

Anyone find they needed the special mounts for the Aquaero 6 that case labs supplies or did it mount with no issues?

The mounts are very nice and they do help with mounting the Aquaero because they are not uniform. I have 2 and 1 I had to use this with and the other one I was able to mount with a regular mount.
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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

You can get by w/ medium thick rads like the XT45s. Rule of thumb for wc: for every cpu/gpu, 120mmx120mmx30mm in rad is a starting point. Keep in mind that more rad will not necessarily mean more cooling (law of diminishing return). But it does look cool and fits with the ocn mantra of overkill (see my rig) biggrin.gif.
basic idea is 1+ each component you watercool ( MOBO vrm/ nb/sb, ram, hdds, aquaero ect dont need any added )
Edited by Mega Man - 3/10/14 at 5:24pm
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Can u top mount a sm8 pedestal and still use the top sm8 drop in mount on the main case?
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post #5256 of 22194
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Can u top mount a sm8 pedestal and still use the top sm8 drop in mount on the main case?
You cant.
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But you can mod the botton of the pedestal and use it as a drop in mount.
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Thanks, no need to worry about that kind of layout then.
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post #5259 of 22194
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Just a 4770k and 780 ti classy. I was planning on switching out my XSPC RX360 and RX240 for two Alphacool UT 60's to put on the top. Probably just going to run one set up fans, probably in a push, currently running a pull with no issues. But I like having room for options in the future...

Probably could get away with just the M8 running a single fan.

this is my M8, 2 360's push-pull, with the 85mm extended top.
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this is my M8, 2 360's push-pull, with the 85mm extended top.

That 85mm is big, I would hate to see the 120mm version. Do you have any pictures of the radiators under the top lid/compartment?
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