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Originally Posted by madbrayniak View Post

EASY! tell her it is the last case you will ever need!
Just make sure to leave out the fact that you may want to get a pedastal and any other accessories later down the line....and if the form factor ever changes you will just have to buy a new tray to slide in!
Thats how I am going to handle it atleast!

Noooo! Tell her it comes with the pedestal! wink.gif
post #52 of 753
Good to hear that you can get all flex bays ventilated for $10!
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post #53 of 753
Wow!!!!!

my precious...........drool.gif

i will order one for my next project......white case, red rad, red bitspower fitting with white tubing.......wubsmiley.gif.

possible to have a shiiping quote to Canada, New Brunswick, Monton?

thanks
Edited by snef - 9/7/12 at 11:15am
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Thanks! smile.gif As long as I'm alive it will - you can bet the farm on that! biggrin.gif

If my iPhone would cost a hundred or two more to be made in the USA, I'd pay for it. I like having a job, why would I take another American's job away?
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One of the available upgrades for Merlin is all ventilated Flex-bay covers for $10.00

Winning. Now I'm sold.
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Thanks for pointing out those omissions redface.gif The colors are the same as our other cases: black or white matte. The radiator side mounts are intended to be used with the pedestal. I added that to the description.
Is there any plan to offer gloss white in the near future??
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Thanks! smile.gif As long as I'm alive it will - you can bet the farm on that! biggrin.gif
You sir are the man!!! Been looking around for a while for a case made in the USA. thumb.gif
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Thanks! smile.gif on the gloss white, I'm afraid not, per this press release.
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Any update on the pre-order/shipping dates? I've now rationalized buying this case and am getting trigger happy.
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The 650D and SM8 are very different cases - it's sort of an apples vs. oranges kind of thing. They serve different audiences. A buyer for one is not likely to be seriously considering the other. The 650D may very well serve your needs, so for you, it might be the best decision- only you can make that call. BTW Amazon will be charging sales tax in the coming months wink.gif


I get the extreme market you are designing the SM8 for, the guys that want that extra nth degree of performance and flexibility for those always wanting to tweak out just a little more thermal efficacy, run a higher o/c and either maintaining the same acoustic profile or lower it a few more decibels.

Think that is why I keep mentioning the 650D, not so much as competition, but for an improved solution for those already owning a 650D and wanting to push or improve their rigs even further toward that bleeding edge. My current set-up is a perfect example of that type of user, I have a new M5E mobo and 3770K CPU my temps are pretty good for a closed loop and noise is extremely low. Running a simple 4.2GHz/2133MHz o/c and could not be happier. BUT, if I want to run an even more responsive overclock on a regular basis, even a simple level up of 4.4GHz or 4.6 GHz, my low idle temps while working just fly out the window. The solution being a true water loop, but then my chassis will not accommodate the thickness of a radiator needed for low noise/low fan rpm/ low airflow thru the rad. For that I need a larger radiator, a thicker radiator with low FPI around 8 to 10. So from a 240mmX25mm H100 radiator to a 360mm or 480mmX63mm radiator I should be able to maintain or lower my current CPU thermals. Looking around, no other chassis can do this and look so amazing, something I want to have sitting on my desk while I work except the SM8. Expensive, yes, but so is a Ducati, and worth every penny as an upgrade from a 650D, at least to some bleeding edge users.

My current CPU idle temps below @4.2Ghz/2133Mhz Vcore 1.282, speed step and hyper-threading enabled. I hope to improve upon these with the SM8 while increasing the overclock.

The ten dollar ventilated Flex-Bay upgrade from the factory makes the SM8 an instabuy!biggrin.gif


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Any update on the pre-order/shipping dates? I've now rationalized buying this case and am getting trigger happy.

Later today... wink.gif I'll post an announcement thumb.gif
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