Originally Posted by DapperDan795
You think I would be better suited using Alphacool ST30's since they are they are the same dimensions as the H100i GTX? The XSPC ones I linked earlier are 35.5mm thick. Plan I was thinking was those rads, cpu block, gpu block and a bay res/pump.
Thanks for the side notes too. I agree about their previous build quality. Have owned a few CM cases and they were stout. I really like how the SSD pockets can hide the branding if used up front. Never was a fan of showing them off. Of course I could just move them behind the mobo. The window glazing I saw in another review as well. I wonder if that will be addressed? The only led's I currently have are from my Corsair SP120 fans.
The window glazing is actually a feature to reduce scratching and sun-damage over time, from what I understand. The be quiet! Silent base 800 window also has the same type of glazing, which causes LED smudge.
The SSD pockets are versatile in that you can choose to show your SSD by running on top, or you can hide them. Heck, you can even run two SSD's per sled. Very nice system. I like that you can eliminate all of the HDD cages from the main chamber and still have two cages for HDD's and two SSD's, which is enough for most enthusiasts. (I personally run 2x 250GB SSD's in RAID0 and a single large HDD in my rig)
I like ST30's, great radiators. I was actually going to request two of them for a project in the MasterCase 5 using CM reservoir and blocks.
I gotta applaud CM. They, unlike Antec, actually paid attention to what enthusiasts wanted. While it seems to be a case largely borrowed from what NZXT and Phanteks have been doing, CM did some nice things of their own and created a very nice case. Meanwhile, Antec released this huge, overpriced monster called the S10 that I am about to publish a review of. I doubt they'll be sending me anything for a while after it publishes.