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On a lighter note, I just put through an order with Performance PCs to make use of their thanksgiving holiday discount for a bunch of watercooling equipment, which means my SM8 purchase is only a few paychecks away!
    
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Bruce,
Enough with this. You had to know that demanding a free case for in order to become a self-appointed evangelist in the future was not likely to happen and it didn’t. That should have been the end of it. Sending me a stream of incoherent, profanity laden emails certainly didn’t help your cause, nor your threats of “blackmail” by making negative post threats such as the one you did. Furthermore, I already explained to that what you wanted was both unethical and illegal.
I don’t know what issues are going on in your life right now, so I hold nothing against you, but please get some help for whatever it is. When you do, we’d love to see you again. But until then, please move on.
Thank you,
Jim

Wow that's quite something. I guess he lived up to his name then lachen.gif I guess you get all types on the interwebs!

Props to CL for handling it in a mature fashion.
     
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Question for caselabs:

I have the SM8 and was trying to put a lamptron FC4 fan controller in the top bay. I mounted the controller on 2 plates and tried to pop it in but it wouldn't fit. With the controller mounted on the plates the pegs in the cases wouldn't line up with the holes in the plates. Not sure if that makes sense. What I had to up doing is mounting the controller with one plate to get it to fit.

Is this normal? I did mount it on full plates though it is a "short" device. Don't think that should make a difference.
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Question for caselabs:
I have the SM8 and was trying to put a lamptron FC4 fan controller in the top bay. I mounted the controller on 2 plates and tried to pop it in but it wouldn't fit. With the controller mounted on the plates the pegs in the cases wouldn't line up with the holes in the plates. Not sure if that makes sense. What I had to up doing is mounting the controller with one plate to get it to fit.
Is this normal? I did mount it on full plates though it is a "short" device. Don't think that should make a difference.

The standard (MAC-125) and short (MAC-158) have the same mounting points; one is simply shorter than the other. Lamptron seems to be having ongoing issues with some of their subcontractors having mounting holes in the wrong place. Depending on how bad it is, you can try drilling the clearance holes for the pins oversize and see if it gives you enough play. Out of curiosity, is it a horizontal or vertical misalignment?
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The standard (MAC-125) and short (MAC-158) have the same mounting points; one is simply shorter than the other. Lamptron seems to be having ongoing issues with some of their subcontractors having mounting holes in the wrong place. Depending on how bad it is, you can try drilling the clearance holes for the pins oversize and see if it gives you enough play. Out of curiosity, is it a horizontal or vertical misalignment?

It's horizontal.

One thing I noticed was if I take a plate and mount it in the bay the edge overhangs or "sticks out" slightly blocking a small portion of the slot. I can take a picture of this when I get a free minute if it'd help. Again, maybe it's this way by design?
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It's horizontal.
One thing I noticed was if I take a plate and mount it in the bay the edge overhangs or "sticks out" slightly blocking a small portion of the slot. I can take a picture of this when I get a free minute if it'd help. Again, maybe it's this way by design?
You perceive that it is impinging on the space but that is just the way they are made, and the fault lies most likely not with the case or mounts but with the device you are trying to mount. If you have to, just slot the holes in the mounts a little.
Some devices just aren't made with "good fit" in mind, whether through manufacturing necessity or sloppy design.
I keep a needle file set handy for little "tweaks" like that.
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You perceive that it is impinging on the space but that is just the way they are made, and the fault lies most likely not with the case or mounts but with the device you are trying to mount. If you have to, just slot the holes in the mounts a little.
Some devices just aren't made with "good fit" in mind, whether through manufacturing necessity or sloppy design.
I keep a needle file set handy for little "tweaks" like that.

I figured that was the case. Just thought I'd ask. It works fine as it is using 1 plate for now. It's a light weight device.
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Hi,

I'm about to order my SM8 but I still need a little info...

With a 480 rad fitted on the top can someone tell me the depth I have in the front of the case...so I will know if I can fit a fan controller.

Thanks folks!
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You'll need to mount your fan controller below the 480. It pretty much takes up the entire space.
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