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I’ve recently bought a Case Labs after seeing some impressive builds on here. I’d been looking at the Mountain Mods, Little Devil and XSPC H2 but as soon as I saw the pictures of the Case Labs on here I knew it had to be a TH10.

It took a while to put my specification together but I had a lot of help from Jim at Case Labs and advice from Rocky on here. I wanted to get it right first time as it costs quite a lot to ship one to the UK. Early on I decided I was going to get the pedestal as well which also increased the shipping cost substantially (and was something I forgot to factor into the costings).

It’s going to take a while to build for a couple of reasons, firstly I’ve recently suffered a vitreous detachment and my eye specialist has told me to avoid lifting and bending over for a couple of months to avoid it becoming a retinal detachment. Secondly I lost my job through ill health early last year so I no longer have an income. I’m selling off many of the parts I bought when I was still earning to fund this build but it's still be a long time to put everything together.

For the moment I’ll be using my existing system as the base for this and add to it over time, probably with Graphic(s) cards being the next big step.

I had planned on using a Lamptron FC2 fan controller but it doesn’t appear to fully meet the 5.25†bay standard and is too large to fit. I’ve put in a couple of NZXT Sentry Mesh instead



I’ll probably be using a single loop setup and will be using an EK 400 Res




I do have a couple of Phobya 150 Res’s from dismantled builds so could use them if I decide to use multiple loops instead or sell them off to raise more funds.

In the meantime I’m sleeving every cable with MDPC Sleeve and replaced most of the screws with button headed allen screws mainly because I think they look better. As you can see from the photo I’ve used MDPC Snap Caps on the 5.25†bay mountings to tidy up the look. I’ll need to paint whichever drive I use in the bay black.

After experimenting with sample tubing I’ve decided to go with Primochill LRT in gloss black and will be using a mixture of TFC and Bitspower silver fittings. I did want to use Bitspower black fittings but can’t afford or justify the cost. I reckon black tubing and silver fittings will look good against the matt black interior.

In addition to the 2 RX480 rads from my current build which will be in the pedestal I’m also using a Black Ice SR480 from yet another dismantled system which is in the side mount you can see in the picture. The idea will be to run all the fans as slowly as possible to have it really quiet. I’m still to decide on the fans I’m going to use but the Noiseblocker PL2s would be my preference. I do have some Scythe AP-14s but they look out of place with the colour scheme but might be a last resort.

I’ll be using a Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 650W PSU initially but will add another one I have spare when I upgrade the Graphics cards.
Edited by Big Elf - 8/17/11 at 5:53am
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post #2 of 33
The build sounds good so far, sorry about the injury and job loss.
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post #3 of 33
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Sh** happens, but thanks for the thoughts.

I've never tried sleeving before and I'm reasonably happy with what I've done so far but I think I'll have to go back and redo a few items.

I've sleeved the Front Panel internal USB cables but the Audio and Firewire have a lot of extra wires and connections I didn't know how to deal with



So I've sleeved extension cables and will hide the others in the back



Side mounted Black Ice SR480 but I'm not happy with the colour of the fans so will eventually replace them




I'm going to use a couple of Swiftech 35X pumps from my current build and I've got an idea for mounting them on a decoupled base plate in the pedestal with Swiftech Heatsinks. Unfortunately they haven't been available in the UK so I had to order them from Jab-Tech. Despite the high shipping costs they'll still work out fractionally cheaper than buying in the UK even if I get charged import VAT. So far I've sleeved the fans I'm going to use on them

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post #4 of 33
Why not just paint the GT's?

Easy to do and probably a lot cheaper than buy a slew of new fans.

Nice plans!
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post #5 of 33
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I've thought about that as a last resort but I've been a bit reluctant as I didn't want to affect the balance of them as these are the older, quieter ones.
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Looking good Steve!
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post #7 of 33
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You're my hero Rocky. Just think, if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be doing this

Thanks... I think.
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nice to see you got 1 will be watching

I see overclock3d will be doing a review on case labs M8 next week
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post #9 of 33
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I knew I'd regret it if I didn't get one.

I'm trying to work out how I might get the skull in the loop



I have no modding skills at all and have no idea how you could drill glass to get the fittings in.
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post #10 of 33
I found this (which you may have seen): Drill-Holes-Through-Glass.

The main thing is to get the proper bit. Since your object is curved, It will need extra care.
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