Originally Posted by stren
Also Werds your thread has a white case and a black case, are they both mh10's?
Mine would be the Black case- if you are talking about the white case that is Juggalo's TH10 which I was using as a comparison when respond to another poster (as you will notice the extra room)
Originally Posted by stren
So the extra height of the TH10 let's you do push pull + shroud up top and possibly something small at the bottom, but the MH10 just let's you do rad + pull at the top and very little at the bottom?
This answer is based SOLELY on the layout of my MH10 which has an inverted ATX setup and therefore provides me a different set of options
You have the basic idea. With a thinner rad I could do internally a radiator plus fans in Push AND Pull with a shroud up top and a thin radiator at bottom with fans in push or pull but be REAAAAALLY stretching it too close to RAM or CPU or VRM sinks in terms of space.
With a thicker radiator I would NOT be able to do a thick radiator at bottom and depending on my choice of motherboard and or if I was going SLI/Crossfire water cooled gpu's I may or may not be able to do a thick radiator with push pull internally. BUT you would still be able to do a radiator with one set of fans and shrouds internally using a thick radiator up top. (notice the space I have up top - before I mounted the radiators in the extended top I had space to mount the radiators and fans underneath without hiding any of my motherboard so probably had room for shrouds internally too
Also if you note from my build log - that I was able to mock it up to do so, but decided I wanted more internal space and purchased the extended top and moved the radiators up there,now most other people who use the extended top use that extra space for fans to do push and pull in their M8/M10's.
With an extended top I would easily be able to do push pull with a THICK radiator at top and shrouds, a thinner radiator at bottom with only push or pull fans.
And that ONLY discusses the options on the motherboard side, as you would still have options on the PSU side to mount radiators up top, on the bottom or if you don't want to mount at one of the two aforementioned points you can get a radiator mount bar and mount it on the side panel.
Again My current MH10 has qty2 XSPC RX480's and will have fans mounted internally in push configuration where the blue tape up top currently is. This leaves ALOT of space still - I just preferred it that way.
with a push pull config I would lose the bottom slot or two of an ATX motherboard (again this only works because I have an inverted motherboard setup) and I would have to had put the second set of fans inside the extended top.
Any way you slice it this case provides waaaaaaaaay too many options for how to attack an all internal WC setup - and in doing so I do not have to sacrifice my radiator choices unless I want to go extreme like Pope did for example.
Remember the only difference between an M8 and an M10 is that the M10 supports more pcie-e slots. The only difference between and M10 and an MH10 is that the M10 supports only 360 radiators and the MH10 is capable of supporting 480 radiators and an SR-2.
Note Pope's build log he plopped 4 radiators internally http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...tors-will.html
So with careful planning you could probably pull off 4 480 radiators internally, it would be a tight squeeze but not many other cases out there that could make such a claim without being much larger or not having the same fit and finish and accessories choices IMO
Again - the space is there it is all in how you wish to use it. I also found the inverted motherboard option provides more room for traditional roof mounting of radiators.Edited by werds - 4/30/11 at 5:57pm