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So I've got a full water cooled build and currently use a modded TJ07 but my tube routing is pretty sub optimal and everything is pretty cramped.
I'm seriously considering the M8 as an upgrade to migrate my build into and need some advice.

My Build is:

CPU: i7-2600k with EK Full Nickel Supreme HF
Mainboard: Asus Maximus IV P67
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance
PSU: Corsair AX1200
GPU:2 x 1.5GB EVGA GTX580 Hydrocopper 2 SLI
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3
HDD: 4 x WD 1TB Caviar Black
Optical Drive: LG Blue Ray
Res: Koolance RP452X2
Fan Controller: Aquaero 5 XT
Rad's: Currently 1 x RX480 and 1 x GTS360 with GT AP15 Fans

What I want:

More room!!!!
Seperate the Power, HDD's and the main hardware for better cooling. Maybe change to 2 x GTX360 for the hydrocopper's and the GTS360 for the cpu.

Currently the unit sits on the floor and sucks in a frightening amount of dust. My grills are constantly grey and get alot of dust inside so maybe fan filters as well that can be easily changed.

Also want to mount the rads for the best cooling so unsure if it's better to go pedestal or roof extension.

So what advice can you guys give on what to buy. I've already been advised to get 2 x HDD Cage (thinking MAC-102) and also need the caster kit.
I was recommended the SSD bay mount (MAC-124) though I do have 2 x OCZ drive bay mounts that came with my drive (Will these work as well?)

My end goal is to have:

- Better air flow
- More space to work in and expand
- Better routing for my water cooling
- Way way less dust!
- Better cooling overall for the case interior.

Be grateful for any advice on what other parts to get etc.

Cheers.
Nephilim
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K Asus P67 Maximus IV 2 x EVGA GTX580 Hydrocopper 2 SLI 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Black LGCH10LS20 Blue Ray Windows 7 Home x64 LG W2261VP 
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Razor Lycosa Mirror Edition Corsair AX1200 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech G9 
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Nephilim
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i7-2600K Asus P67 Maximus IV 2 x EVGA GTX580 Hydrocopper 2 SLI 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 HDD: 1TB WD Caviar Black LGCH10LS20 Blue Ray Windows 7 Home x64 LG W2261VP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Lycosa Mirror Edition Corsair AX1200 Silverstone TJ07 Logitech G9 
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I personally think two 360 rads is plenty for you which can be mounted in the PSU side, thats what I plan to do.

You can mount those ssd's in the flex bays on the mobo side, I just put mine on the floor of the other side.

If you looking for extra space you would probably go for the pedestal, but perhaps start with the case you might be happy with that to begin with

Good luck
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256gb Crucial M4 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Dell U2412M 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
256gb Crucial M4 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 Dell U2412M 
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