Originally Posted by cpachris
Appreciate the kind words. It's not expensive to do your own cables at all. Wire is cheap, pins are cheap, and sleeving can be cheap depending on the brand. Give it a try!
Got em' today. Will be leaving memtest going tonight. I'm crossing my fingers also. I just don't feel comfortable doing much with the build until I know my memory is solid and stable.
Working the connections from the ped to the main case....is challenging. Post tips if you come up with some methods that are useful
I don't know if I have anything useful for you, I have the 120.4 fan holes/blanks in the bottom of my case, I drilled a 7/8" hole in one of the blanks and inserted a grommet and ran the wiring from the pedestal into the case. Pretty much the only way I could figure out to do it on my rig.
I had wanted to bring the wiring up by the back side door, but that would have meant notching out the top lip on the ped.For this reason alone (wiring) if I had designed the SM8 I would have sacrificed a little area in the main case to widen the area behind the mobo tray/hdd mounting area, or made some sort of pass-through on the edge of the pedestal. IF it would not have compromised structural integrity.
The Case Labs folks are coming up with a new design for drop in radiator mounts for the SM8 ped and asked if I would test it out. Of course, I said I would. Have no idea how much/little they are going to change the pedestal design, but it should be interesting and I'm more than willing to help out.
Good luck with the ram! I had one experience with Corsair RMA and their process is pretty streamlined compared to others.