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My setup is complete!!!! wheee.gif


Do you realize that you may be a little bit insane? Or should I say "mad"?

JK, very nice!
post #5422 of 22267
Hey guys, just wanted to thank Caselabs and share how awesome they were today. My white S5 came with a few small cosmetic flaws. The extended top had a pretty decent ding in it on the front face at the right corner. A nice little "pit" in the metal about big enough to rest a small pea in, which looked particularly bothersome since it's a white case, so it casts a shadow in that spot. The front panel up in the top right (right up near where the other ding is), you could see where the top right mounting stud was "tacked on" because it basically looked like that stud was tweaked and it subsequently tweaked the front of the panel and made a minor "bump" on the front panel that you could see slightly and feel if you run your finger over it. Aside from that there was also a light scrape in the upper right corner of the front panel, but on the side/edge. All pretty minor, although the main ding in the extended top was pretty noticeable for sure.

Anyway, I figured it was just some normal finish flaws and I wasn't even sure if they'd do anything about it, but I contacted them and was responded to by Kevin in very short time. He apologized and asked for pics and the next morning I already had another email saying it was definitely shipping damage and that he would file a claim and take care of me. It didn't even cross my mind that it might be shipping damage for some reason. Anyway, he said they would get the replacement parts out by Monday, and to my surprise, they already shipped the exact same day. In two emails and very little time, the pieces have already been shipped.

I know they're so busy that they probably don't even want people hyping them up anymore, but I just have so say that the service was outstanding. They are truly hard working, awesome guys. With these things fixed, this case is perfection. Still need to get that build log of mine started, but I shall link it here soon. Thanks for the outstanding case and outstanding service. As sad as I was to get rid of my Enthoo Primo, which I still think is probably the best full tower in it's it's price range, I am so happy with my S5.
post #5423 of 22267
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Hey sounds good! Let me know if you have any questions regarding the side radiator, since I am the inheritor of Shadow_Foxx's Mercury S3. I ended up using a 35mm rad, so I had to move over my PSU all the way to the right side in order to accommodate having my fans in the PSU area instead of the HDD bay. I'll be making a build log soon, but I have already completed my transition from a Bitfenix Prodigy to the Mercury S3.



Hey, I'm interested in this design as well as I have an S5 with a 280 ST30 in the roof and a 240 ST30 in the front (both in push pull) and while it more than plenty cool enough for a single 780 and 4770k, I'm looking to add a second 780 I'm thinking I may be running a little hot with my current config. I'll try it out, as maybe that will be enough cooling capacity to keep my CPU and dual GPU's cool enough and not have to run my fans very high, but I'm thinking I may need to look at other options. I'd rather not go the pedestal route, though I might (just don't want the added size), so there's really not much else to do but add a third rad in the HDD chamber. I'm not sure what you mean about having to move your PSU over, though. Is the "wall" that separates those two compartments removed or something? Otherwise, I don't understand how or why the PSU could be moved. Or are you saying you put some holes in that wall and fans on the other side of it next to the PSU to blow air into that chamber where the rad is? Or?

There's pretty decent venting for that HDD chamber at the front and back of the case, so I'm thinking I could let those vents either feed air to fans that would exhaust out the side panel where the rad is up against, or else I could let the fans intake from that side panel and let those vents work as passive exhaust, which should work very well. I currently have a full window side panel there, though, so i'd either need to drill intake vent holes (very careful with a drill press and a jig that would allow for perfectly spaced rows of holes so that it looked like the plexi was drilled by CNC) or otherwise I'd have to talk to CL about get a half window, half vented side panel made.
post #5424 of 22267
This may take a while to explain, but I'll add some pictures for clarification. Note that the PSU pictured is just for fitting purposes and any scratches on the rads were before I painted them.

So with the S3, the only way to fit a radiator and a set of fans on the HDD bay is to have a 30mm-thick rad and 25mm-thick fans. Shadow_Foxx used a 30mm-thick rad, while my XSPC EX240 is sadly 35mm thick. In order to make things fit, I had to place my fans on the other side of the bay, which is where the PSU resides (see Picture1). Due to the thickness of the fans, the PSU had to be moved in order to even mount the PSU (see Picture2), which required the drilling of a few holes at the rear panel. Now due to the fans being on the PSU side, I couldn't place my SSD as it would rest on top of the fan's frame and the motherboard tray would be raised up a few mm (see Picture3 and 4). To solve this, I ended up using some double-sided tape to mount my SSD under my HDD (see Picture5).

Since the S5 is a lot wider than the S3, I don't think you would encounter any of these issues if you decided to have a side-mounted radiator on there. As for your side panel, they already have replacement panels that you can buy: http://www.caselabs-store.com/s5-standard-window-door-with-ventilation/ The price does hurt a bit, so I'm holding off on buying one for my S3 until I save up some cash. The rear and front vents do provide adequate air to the side, but it's not as optimal as having the ventilated side panel.

Here are the pictures:





    
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post #5425 of 22267
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Hey sounds good! Let me know if you have any questions regarding the side radiator, since I am the inheritor of Shadow_Foxx's Mercury S3. I ended up using a 35mm rad, so I had to move over my PSU all the way to the right side in order to accommodate having my fans in the PSU area instead of the HDD bay. I'll be making a build log soon, but I have already completed my transition from a Bitfenix Prodigy to the Mercury S3.

Thanks! Once I get my hands on the case I might just take you up on that offer! I guess you owning the case now explains why i never heard back from Shadow_Foxx. I had asked him for some advice on tube routing, and the order of the loop details with that extra radiator. Never did hear back from him, but I think I've figured out what i'm going to do though. I'm going to try to get away with a 30mm slim rad down there with a set of 25mm fans. I believe the HDD bay is 57mm's wide (according to the caselabs store website).

I'm setting myself up for super overkill here, because unlike his/yours I'm still doing the radiator on the top too. 3 radiators for 1 GPU and 1 of those Impact full mobo blocks, I should be able to run the fans at incredibly low speed. I think (and hope) the DCP 4.0 pump that i bought can push through all of that by inself without bogging down.

Added: Also, I bought the left side door with the standard window with ventilation, so that the radiator gets more than 1-2mm's of "breathing" room. I would like to keep it all housed in the HDD bay. I'll cut holes for the rad, and 2 smaller holes for the in/out ports of the radiator.
Edited by Krulani - 3/15/14 at 10:34am
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post #5426 of 22267
yes finally!

Soon I can finish (yeah right) my rig!
post #5427 of 22267
Wermad..... that monitor setup is absolutely sick. You must show some video of it in action.
post #5428 of 22267
The GPU shroud gets its first lick of paint.







And the face plate kindly cut for me by PARVUM.
Painting acrylic is a joyous thing,the finish comes out really good.



This S3 is going to look so slick.......
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post #5429 of 22267
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The GPU shroud gets its first lick of paint.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






And the face plate kindly cut for me by PARVUM.
Painting acrylic is a joyous thing,the finish comes out really good.


This S3 is going to look so slick.......

Just beautiful! Excellent work!
post #5430 of 22267
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Originally Posted by ADragg View Post

Do you realize that you may be a little bit insane? Or should I say "mad"?

JK, very nice!

Thanks tongue.gif
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Wermad..... that monitor setup is absolutely sick. You must show some video of it in action.

Will do, just got get my video editor installed (power director). Lots of folks have asked me for some video of the 5x1 array in action.
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