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Well, I just took the plunge and bought a M8 direct from CaseLabs. Great case overall, and it is the price for which I am willing to pay for quality.

Will be using this thread to chronicle my build including a few reserved posts.

PeteJM

Case
CaseLabs Magnum M8
  • (Color: Black Matte, ATX Layout: Standard, MB Side Door: XL Window (20.00), MB Door Window: Clear, PSU Side Door: Ventilated, PSU Door Window: None, Top Cover: Standard Ventilated, I/O Panel: None, PCI Backplate: Hex Mesh, HDD Cage Type: Flex-Bay (MAC-102))

Hardware

CPU = AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+
MOBO = GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX
RAM= CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
PSU = ENERMAX MAXREVO 1350W
SSD = Crucial M4 256 GB SSD

Control & Fans

1x Aquacomputer aquaero 5 PRO USB

2x Aquacomputer poweradjust 2 Ultra

1x Aquacomputer Flow sensor

3x Aquacomputer inline temperature sensor

1x Aquacomputer Threaded In/Outer Temp Sensor

12x Nano-G 12 Silent Waterproof 1500rpm Multioption( 120x120x25mm )

Pumpy Filly Bits & Radiators

Laing DDC-pump 12V DDC-1T Plus X2

XSPC Premium Laing Dual DDC Clear Acrylic Top

XSPC RX360 Extreme Performance Radiator X2

EK-BAY SPIN Reservoir - Acetal

Water Blocks

CPU BLOCK = EK-Supreme HF High Flow - Copper/Acetal

I really wish they made this block in Copper/Acetyl but I will be using the EK-FB GA 990FXA UD7 for the motherboard block on my Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7

Fittings ETC

The TIM i will be using is Phobya HeGrease Extreme
I will be using ALL Bitspower Fittings. Very popular and reliable company. Superior quality is what I am about. I currently have these sitting in my parts bin.

Bitspower G 1/4" Matte Black Rotary 45 Degree 1/2" Barb Fitting x 2
Bitspower Premium G1/4" High Flow 1/2" Fitting (Black Matte) x 14
Tygon 3603 1/2" ID (3/4" OD) Clear Tubing (Have a spool of 50 FT)
Primochill Metal Resuable Hose Clamp [19mm, 3/4" OD] - Black x 20
Edited by PeteJM - 12/7/11 at 4:50pm
post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 
Reserved!
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Reserved x 2!
post #4 of 21
Should be very interesting
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Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4,5GHz - 1.296 volts MSI P67A-GD55 Asus Strix Geforce GTX 970 4GB Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 2x4GB 1333... 
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Toshiba HDKPC08 3TB Samsung 840 Evo 120GB 
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Corsair Hydro Series H60 Windows 8.1 Professional x64 BenQ G2420HD 24" 1920x1080 IBM Model M2 French Canadian Layout '93 
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Toshiba HDKPC08 3TB Samsung 840 Evo 120GB 
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Corsair Hydro Series H60 Windows 8.1 Professional x64 BenQ G2420HD 24" 1920x1080 IBM Model M2 French Canadian Layout '93 
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Looking forward to it! Thank you!!
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Samsung PCI M.2 (512GB) Seagate Enterprise HDD (4TB x 8) LG Blu-ray EK Blocks, Pumps and rervoirs 
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Noctua NH-D9L Low Profile CPU Cooler Gelid Solutions WING 12 UV 120mm Case Fan (2X) Windows 10 Pro ACER Curved 34" Ultrawide 21:9 
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Silverstone 600 SFX GOLD Modular PSU CaseLabs Bullet BH4 (Lime) MOD-ONE Black Double-G Case Feet Darkside UV LED Case Lighting 
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Intel I7-4770K ASUS Maximus VI Impact EVGA Titan GSkill 16 GB DDR3-1600 
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Samsung PCI M.2 (512GB) Seagate Enterprise HDD (4TB x 8) LG Blu-ray EK Blocks, Pumps and rervoirs 
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Hardware Labs GTX 480 Hardware Labs GTX 560 Dell U3011 30" IPS Display x 2 EVGA 1600 Watt 
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CaseLabs SMA8 LSI RAID Controller Software: Solidworks, Cinema4D, Octane Render, ... 
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Intel I7-4770K ASUS Maximus VI Impact EVGA Titan GSkill 16 GB DDR3-1600 
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post #6 of 21
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Small Update to the build as of 9/21/11...

Got an email today saying my case is shipped and will be here tomorrow!!! But the arrival is Medley FL... Wait, I dont live in FL!!! How could this be, caselabs is sending my case to the wrong person... But there is 2 emails, one with another tracking number, and that one is coming to me... But not tomorrow Sad.
post #7 of 21
Well, something went wrong I know we had a small overnight shipment going to Florida, but I don't know why that tracking number would be sent to you We won't have automated shipping for another few days, so all the shipping information is still done by hand. If I had to guess, I would say it's a mistake on our end, but I'll have wait until I get back in the office to know for sure.

I apologize for the confusion.
Zeus (X99)
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Green Hornet
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7-5930K EVGA X99 Classified EVGA SC GTX980Ti x 3 Crucial Ballistix 2400 MHz DDR4 (64GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung PCI M.2 (512GB) Seagate Enterprise HDD (4TB x 8) LG Blu-ray EK Blocks, Pumps and rervoirs 
CoolingCoolingMonitorPower
Hardware Labs GTX 480 Hardware Labs GTX 560 Dell U3011 30" IPS Display x 2 EVGA 1600 Watt 
CaseOtherOther
CaseLabs SMA8 LSI RAID Controller Software: Solidworks, Cinema4D, Octane Render, ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7-6700K ASUS Maximus Gene VIII mATX Gigabyte GeForce GTX1070 Mini Crucual Ballistix 2400MHz DDR (64 GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung V-NAND 950 Pro SSD - 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD (RAID 1) Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD (RAID 1) Seagate 2TB Enterprise HDD 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noctua NH-D9L Low Profile CPU Cooler Gelid Solutions WING 12 UV 120mm Case Fan (2X) Windows 10 Pro ACER Curved 34" Ultrawide 21:9 
PowerCaseOtherOther
Silverstone 600 SFX GOLD Modular PSU CaseLabs Bullet BH4 (Lime) MOD-ONE Black Double-G Case Feet Darkside UV LED Case Lighting 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7-4770K ASUS Maximus VI Impact EVGA Titan GSkill 16 GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung SSD 512MB 840 x 2 (RAID 0) EK Blocks, 280 x 60mm (2)  Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit CaseLabs Mercury S3 & Pedestal 
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Zeus (X99)
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Green Hornet
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7-5930K EVGA X99 Classified EVGA SC GTX980Ti x 3 Crucial Ballistix 2400 MHz DDR4 (64GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung PCI M.2 (512GB) Seagate Enterprise HDD (4TB x 8) LG Blu-ray EK Blocks, Pumps and rervoirs 
CoolingCoolingMonitorPower
Hardware Labs GTX 480 Hardware Labs GTX 560 Dell U3011 30" IPS Display x 2 EVGA 1600 Watt 
CaseOtherOther
CaseLabs SMA8 LSI RAID Controller Software: Solidworks, Cinema4D, Octane Render, ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7-6700K ASUS Maximus Gene VIII mATX Gigabyte GeForce GTX1070 Mini Crucual Ballistix 2400MHz DDR (64 GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung V-NAND 950 Pro SSD - 256GB Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD (RAID 1) Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD (RAID 1) Seagate 2TB Enterprise HDD 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noctua NH-D9L Low Profile CPU Cooler Gelid Solutions WING 12 UV 120mm Case Fan (2X) Windows 10 Pro ACER Curved 34" Ultrawide 21:9 
PowerCaseOtherOther
Silverstone 600 SFX GOLD Modular PSU CaseLabs Bullet BH4 (Lime) MOD-ONE Black Double-G Case Feet Darkside UV LED Case Lighting 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7-4770K ASUS Maximus VI Impact EVGA Titan GSkill 16 GB DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung SSD 512MB 840 x 2 (RAID 0) EK Blocks, 280 x 60mm (2)  Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit CaseLabs Mercury S3 & Pedestal 
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Well, something went wrong I know we had a small overnight shipment going to Florida, but I don't know why that tracking number would be sent to you We won't have automated shipping for another few days, so all the shipping information is still done by hand. If I had to guess, I would say it's a mistake on our end, but I'll have wait until I get back in the office to know for sure.

I apologize for the confusion.
Happens,

No worries, once again. CaseLabs makes an awesome product so I am not worried at all

Thanks again Jim for making an awesome company.
post #9 of 21
Nice to see another M8 build. Will love to see how this unfolds
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post #10 of 21
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Well, great news. The M8 Came in today, and after a bit of peeling, and assembling she is all together and looking quite good.

More pictures when I get home
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