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Yeah, i thought about a psu cover, but would be tough to get the paint to match exactly. Im picky.
So what do you think of the trooper?
thank you guys very very much. This is a tough decision mainly because I feel if I order the wrong one, I will have buyer's remorse big time.


No worries on matching the paint, here is the black paint code from CaseLabs: Cardinal T241-BK59. That number came directly from Jim (from CaseLabs), and I have the white paint code too if you wanted white instead of black. Let me know if you want it. thumb.gif


As far as what you said about the M8 being more for water cooling, the SM8 has just as good water cooling potential in my opinion. You can add a pedestal that can fit 2 480/420 rads, and it can fit a 480 AND a 360 natively, which honestly, is as much as you need for a OC'd CPU and SLI setup to get decent temps and be pretty silent. As I said before, I think the major differences between the M8 and SM8 have a lot to do with personal preference on styling, and whether or not you want a double wide or not. They can both do mostly the same thing for you in the end in terms of water cooling and what type of components they can fit, give or take a few things here and there of course. biggrin.gif


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Edited by Addiction - 12/2/12 at 11:37am
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Hey would ya look at that. Paint number for case labs smile.gif

Looks like the Caselabs are winning the poll no contest. No interest in Little Devil?
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I wanted the M8 for the loooongest time before the SM8 came along. The thing about the SM8 for me is, I can still run my beast water cooling loop in it, but at the same time it's what most closely resembles a traditional case in their line, and I could actually sit it on my desk and look inside it at anytime to admire the work inside.
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I wanted the M8 for the loooongest time before the SM8 came along. The thing about the SM8 for me is, I can still run my beast water cooling loop in it, but at the same time it's what most closely resembles a traditional case in their line, and I could actually sit it on my desk and look inside it at anytime to admire the work inside.

Well said Mike. I completely agree with everything you said. I too prefer the traditional style over the cube style.
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I wanted the M8 for the loooongest time before the SM8 came along. The thing about the SM8 for me is, I can still run my beast water cooling loop in it, but at the same time it's what most closely resembles a traditional case in their line, and I could actually sit it on my desk and look inside it at anytime to admire the work inside.

100% agree, and that is the reason I am going the SM8 route myself too. The M8 is amazing in its own right, but it definitely doesn't look like a traditional styled case, such as the SM8.
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Oh, by the way, NewHighScore. I LOVE your build bro, it is absolutely stunning, and I almost did the EXACT same color scheme/mobo etc. I ended up going with the G1 Sniper 3 EATX in the end though, for more sata ports/3 Way SLI. Either way, outstanding build sir! drool.gif

Now the big question is, should I do a build log for my caselabs SM8/G1 Sniper 3 build???
Edited by Addiction - 12/2/12 at 11:46am
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bro just saw your PM, sorry was over at a friend. anyway, i vote for the SM8 because as i mentioned above, for me the M series arent but a metal cube which you can fit some watercooling in. from what i understood, the trooper=the black stryker, so i dont see a sense there, for modding' sake you can paint your stryker. would be cheaper than a nw case lol, but yeah i vote for the SM8.
 
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Well.. I don't see what's wrong with doing watercooling on the SM8.

Yeah, didnt really mean that you COULDNT do it in the sm8. Just more room to hide pumps etc... in the m8

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I like the M8. Plenty of room. I'm a huge fan of wide cases. Can you get a pedestal for it.
Don't get me wrong the sm8 is nice. But that wide case. Mmm.

No top for the sm8 i see, but you can put the pedestal on top, but too large imho.

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Here are the tops for the M8

Edited by nezff - 12/2/12 at 12:09pm
 
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No top for the sm8 i see, but you can put the pedestal on top, but too large imho. *Snip* (Click to show)
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Here are the tops for the M8 *Snip* (Click to show)

You can get a top for the SM8, it is 60mm tall. It is one of the options as you are building it in the CaseLabs store, and you can buy it independently later on as well, as you can with any of CaseLabs accessories. thumb.gif

That SM8 picture is actually the top by the way, the pedestal is larger, and it has slots for bay drives and side ventilation.
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You can get a top for the SM8, it is 60mm tall. It is one of the options as you are building it in the CaseLabs store, and you can buy it independently later on as well, as you can with any of CaseLabs accessories. thumb.gif
That SM8 picture is actually the top by the way, the pedestal is larger, and it has slots for bay drives and side ventilation.

yeah, think your right.

That top just looked bigger than 60mm because the one that goes on the m8 is 64mm.
 
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