CaseLabs STH10 "Slim"

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Hood, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Hood

    Hood Member

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    It's been a while since I did a full rebuild, the Cosmos S has lasted me around 5 years. While its been a good enclosure there are some issues that have finally made me change up to something better, a lot better.

    The build is going along these lines:
    Case: CaseLabs STH10 (single wide ultra high tower)
    2 560 SR1 Radiators
    2 D5 Vario pumps
    Koolance RP-452X2 V 2.0
    Koolance VID-NX590
    EK HF-Plexi/Copper CPU block
    Primochill 3/8 - 5/8 red tubing
    mixture of Enzo shining and Bitspower matte black compression fittings
    Silverstone Stryder 1200W Gold PSU
    8 Gelid 140mm wing fans
    6 Enermax TB silence fans
    Lamptron touch fan controller
    Lamptron FC5 fan controller
    200ft of black and red paracord sleeving
    The motherboard, cpu and video card (Asrock fatal1ty, 2700K and 590GTX) are all going to be replaced later in the year when the new gear comes out.

    There are a couple of things I would like some input on, there is the opportunity to run the rad's n parallel, they are identical in size and will be mounted the same way in the case. there will be 40mm of tubing to either side so the resistance going in/out will be identical.

    here is a picture of my little beast sitting next to a plain old case:

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    To read the assembly instructions or not to read, that is the challenge!
     
  2. nicej

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    Beastmode.
     
  3. Moptimus

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    Manuals are for losers.
     
  4. WishBone17

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    As my good mates grand-dad would say..

    "We Wogs.. wogs dont read shit manual.. f**king!" - picture that in "Borat" accent

    Keen to see this.
     
  5. wazzas

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    One massive case ... looking forward to your build.
     
  6. Hood

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    First two hours spent putting the case together. this is obviously a case aimed solely at men... no instructions included!

    the packaging is about the best i have ever seen, layers and layers of foam and cardboard. 11 kilos of case and 9 kilos of packing.

    the cosmos lived on my desk and didnt look out of place, but this thing is headed for the floor. kinda regretting not ordering casters :mad: its gonna weigh a ton with all the gear in..

    amazingly stiff once the motherboard plate went in, and im really liking the way all the panels just pull off and snap back on.

    PSU and rads are next, got some plumbing to do!

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  7. azalin79

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    So what are you putting in the other half of that case?? lol

    Massive case with potential in equal proportions.

    Envious :D
     
  8. Moptimus

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    You could almost just stick that cosmos straight in there, close it up and call it built.

    How much was the monster? And shipping?
     
  9. Spyfox

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    monster case.

    subbed :thumbup:
     
  10. Hood

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    The rads went in tonight, had a few hurdles though. Originally i was planning on putting the fittings towards the front of the case, turns out they clash with the lowest front air intake fan. The screws that came wit the rad are not long enough to go through the mounting plate as well, should have know better.

    on the bright side, the SLI and Q fitting was exactly the right size to fit between the two rads. There is about 20mm between the back of the case and the Q fitting. if i can find a nice adapter to fit then its going to be a top spot for a drain plug!

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  11. SkItZo666

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    Have one of the rare gloss TH10's here in storage waiting for funds so i can build it etc :p
    Curious on the price of shipping etc on the STH10 as well.
    Also interested to see what you do with this build :D
     
  12. Hood

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    Gloss white is now even more rare seeing they discontinued it and replaced it with matte white!

    Like buying a car, its the accessories where they get you!

    1 x STH10 - BLACK
    1 x ATX Layout - Standard
    1 x Form Factor - XL-ATX
    1 x MB Door - Ventilated XL Window - CLEAR
    1 x Upper Chamber Covers - Ventilated
    1 x Lower Chamber Covers - Ventilated
    1 x Top Cover - Ventilated
    1 x MB Back Plate - Hex Mesh
    1 x Packaging - Flat-Pack/Unassembled
    4 x Fan Mount, Flex-Bay (Color: Black Matte)
    2 x 560 Radiator Side Mount (Color: Black Matte)
    2 x Flex-Bay Device Mount - Standard (Color: Black Matte)

    $479 USD for the case
    $324 USD in shipping (same price as the M8 but its a bigger case = flat packed)
    $142 USD in extra's

    $945 USD at the time was about $900 AUD and by far and away the most i have ever spent on case!

    Last night i spent playing with fans and mounting the skin fitting to go though the floor and connect the radiators with the main compartment.

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  13. Moptimus

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    Wow, that is nice. The options that you would have with the build are amazing. You should be able to get a pair of 240s in with the psus if you wanted as well hey?
    I can't help but think I would be nervous about cutting/drilling that, but for the most part it would just be 2mm al plate - easy enough to replace locally?

    Also, looks like this:


    Click to view full size!
     
  14. WuzzA21

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    This case WILL be in my next build.
     
  15. Hood

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    they make the brackets so you can have 360 + PSU or a 480. there is probably some nutter out there with 4 PSU's and 4 360 rads lol!

    So far only drilling into the small removable plates just 2mm allum. measure twice drill once!
     
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    Woah, there wasn't much of a saving in flat packing, but i suppose there was more weight than in my order

    TH10 - TH10 Case (WHITE) 1 $479.95
    ATX Layout - Standard 1 $0.00
    MB Door - XL Window (CLEAR) 1 $20.00
    PSU Door - Ventilated 1 $0.00
    Top Cover - Ventilated 1 $0.00
    MB Back Plate - Fan Holes 1 $0.00
    HDD Cage Assy - Std 1 $0.00
    I/O Panel - Included 1 $20.00
    MAC-155 - 480 Radiator Side Mount 1 $29.95
    Subtotal $549.90
    Discount $-17.49
    Postage/packing $378.78
    Total: $911.19 USD
    Plus a few other small bits and pieces that i dont remember the cost of :p
    Cost me about $850 after exchange rates etc
    (Purchased it when our dollar was getting about 1.10US)

    Granted the cases are expensive, but the way I see it, is i will never need to buy another case for the rest of my life :cool:

    I have to say though, Jim's customer service is OUTSTANDING. I'll be looking into getting a Merlin or something similar when i build a HTPC.
     
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    lol skitzo :)

    @Hood
    The chassis looks awesome. Are those 560's you mounted at the bottom? I've not seem many cases accommodating 140mm size. 120mm seems much more common. I want one, costs about as much as half my PC though :(
     
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    jeebus thats an expenisve case, but bugger me i love it!:thumbup:
     
  19. Hood

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    Skitz0 it will be a case you can hand down to your children! the TH10 is going to be a lovely build, they are just so nice to work with.

    ex4n, pair of SR1 560's in the bottom :) really cant see the day when more will be required... would have though that will be overkill for some time to come :)
     
  20. Hood

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    Update:

    Wasn't going to move into this case until I was fully ready, the paracord still hasn't come in yet, I figured that wouldn't stop me, just going to look a bit messy for a while. Spent all day Saturday working on this, was a very long day and my computer room looked like a bomb hit it! lol.

    tubing for the radiators
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    Grommet in the fleet to let the fan cable into the main chamber
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    quick disconnect stealthed into the system for easy draining
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    Koolance bay res fitted with the two pumps.
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    Every time i see the motherboard tray out of the case, i think about Rodney Reynolds. "and the motherboard tray IS removable"
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    Lobbed the motherboard into the case. nice sliding rails.
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    nest of cables for the lamptron touch, not too bad, but im thinking cove00r plate
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    Back of the bay res, looks sweet.
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    very craptasitic cable effort.
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    Sata drives installed, there is about 50mm of clearance behind the MB tray. makes like really easy. again more crappy cable management.
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    Upstairs PSU room, currently invaded by spiders!
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    my now VERY messy desk, 30" monitor kinda looks small now.
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    Side off, all connected.
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    i know, cables look pretty bad, but that will change soon :)
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    closer...
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    replaced the old EK HF with a new EK HF, still like the the plexi look and it was cheap, less than $50.
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    Overall im really happy with the result, everything fitted in and bolted together nicely. The STH10 is epic and I would buy it again if i had to make the same decision again

    Thanks for looking!
     

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