I am stoked! You guys are awesome, also big thank you to my employees working their butts off to facilitate this, lots of challenges on short notice and they're doing wonderful.
There are two h115i coolers, the Pro and the Platinum. They are actually totally different designs from different manufacturers. On phone right now but look up the Gamers Nexus review of the Platinum on YouTube for a comparisonDamn, and I just bought this from Microcenter for $165 a week ago. Nice deal. That’s the RGB Pro one right?
Get well soon!I do not think any cases shipped today, I am still out sick. Will get back to shop tomorrow (when no one is there so I don't get them sick) and get an update.
Sorry for the delay I was optimistic but too many small problems we had to sort out + out sick.
Generally speaking, almost all AIOs of the same size perform extremely similar to each other. The differentiating factor is generally aesthetics and fan speed/noise. In the SMxxx cases, you need to make sure your AIO pump/cpu block does not have the tubes coming directly out of the top, but rather out the sides, so that they can clear the side of the case. Any of the various Asetek designs perform almost identically, and you can always swap out the included fans for Noctua A12s for best performance.What would be the best bang for the buck 240mm AIO cooler for a 3700X on a SM570? Should I also be aware of the RAM height clearances for this case? Mh PSU would be a Corsair SF600 Platinum.
As long as you aren't using those double stacked 32GB RAM modules you should be fine. The clearance for RAM should be the same as the CPU cooler clearance at 55mm. G.skill Trident Z modules are only 44mm tall, for example. The tallest single stack RAM I can think of is Corsair's Dominator Platinums which fit perfectly at 55mm tall.What would be the best bang for the buck 240mm AIO cooler for a 3700X on a SM570? Should I also be aware of the RAM height clearances for this case? Mh PSU would be a Corsair SF600 Platinum.
Just how poor of a fit are the ones with top mounted tubes? The cooler I was expecting to use is the BeQuiet! Silent Loop 280 which has a fairly low profile looking block, but with tubes coming straight out the top. Supposedly they're pretty flexible and are designed with protection against kinking, so I'm hoping I'll be able to smush it in.In the SMxxx cases, you need to make sure your AIO pump/cpu block does not have the tubes coming directly out of the top, but rather out the sides, so that they can clear the side of the case.
I've sent an email to BeQuiet's customer support to see if they could give me the exact height of the CPU block. Hopefully they get back to me soon. If it's not going to fit I need to make the decision to sell it while the Corsair H115i Pro is still on sale on newegg lol.@Bioforce
I would try test fitting it by mounting it on a motherboard, smushing it down with a board and measuring it (be careful not to scratch the motherboard though). I'm hoping we have ~61mm from the motherboard to the glass, but I'm kinda guesstimating. I wonder, is the distance from the motherboard to the glass panel the same as in the SM560? If so, then someone with one could just measure it... I like measuring things.