Dyson Poindexter· Premium Member
Yep, your build log is what got me wanting another mITX shoebox case! That E130 with the Monsta rad is nuts.Originally Posted by hyp36rmax
This is truth, I had to offset my radiator a few mm to the right for clearance by slotting the fan mounting holes on my SG05.
So it sounds like a 140mm rad encroaches on the GPU still.Like the FT03-MINI, SG13 shares the same internal base structure with SG05 so they are offset the same. In the SG13, we made it easier for user to fit even a 140mm AIO too (with some sacrifices to room for graphics card and drive space).
The SG13 will likely see general availability in Q4 timeframe.
They should have done two versions, like the CM HAF 915F and 915R. I for one want a top mounted 240mm rad and front mount PSU, and there's no reason that should be so difficult.Originally Posted by phantommaggot
Would be nice if they used a front mounted SFX setup similar to my sg10. Then a person could use some bigger air coolers.
With the case being 222mm wide, moving a 140mm fan hole away from the GPU side would have made everyone's life a lot easier. Having a solid mesh front means no ruined aesthetics like the SG05 would have had with an offset fan hole.Originally Posted by phantommaggot
Considering how many people use AIO coolers in the SG05 you'd think silverstone would understand the 140mm rad needs to fit to make people happy -_-
Still looks kinda odd. I'm just hoping I can use something like an MCR140-X without hitting the GPU. Will definitely have to see some build logs before I pull the trigger.Originally Posted by weredawg
Perhaps they're trying to add more rigidity and/or it's a way to accommodate either 120mm or 140mm fan options
Lots of info there. Sounds like you're definitely screwed if you try to use a 140mm rad up there...Originally Posted by weredawg
I think its was their best way of accommodating AIO coolers as they repeatedly mention using those kinds of coolers in this case for best results.
Manual for reference here: https://drive.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://silverstonetek.com/downloads/Manual/case/Multi-SG13-Manual.pdf
I've never seen a rad that allows screws to go all the way through, you'd have to put a fan in between and get creative with a screwdriver. Unfortunately it looks like a custom loop isn't going to be simple so an AIO is your best bet.
Yep, the only two "case fans" you'll have to work with are the front 140mm and whatever the power supply has.Originally Posted by enthrax
Apologies for the noob question but I am planning on building an itx system soon and was planning on getting the node 304 previously until i saw the sg13.
I dont understand how the AIO cooler placement in the front works. With the radiator and fan in that position, will that mean that the exhaust will be in front? or it will serve as an air intake? but if it is the latter, then there is no other place to put another fan to serve as an exaust?
It's not impossible! I'm still waiting to see how things are going to work with a 140mm rad up front. SS makes it sound like a 140mm will move into the GPU area, which I think is a terrible design choice.
Wow, my fears are confirmed with the 140mm holes. Feels like a bad design decision to me, but then again I would think Silverstone knows more about cases than I do! Hopefully the 140mm mount can be modded over so as not to block the GPU.Originally Posted by weredawg
Found a running build log with this case! The only thing missing is the PSU. Looks fantastic already.
Pics are in the first post of this thread: http://global.hkepc.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=2162686&extra=page%3D1&page=1
I wouldn't mess with it. The stuff might dissolve your pump impeller!