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Well I bought Merlin SM8 drop in mount... what's wrong with it? Or rather what is he improving?
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post #552 of 753
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Originally Posted by Neo Zuko View Post

Well I bought Merlin SM8 drop in mount... what's wrong with it? Or rather what is he improving?
Not sure what he is going to do. Have to wait and see, I guess.
post #553 of 753
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Originally Posted by Neo Zuko View Post

Well I bought Merlin SM8 drop in mount... what's wrong with it? Or rather what is he improving?
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

Not sure what he is going to do. Have to wait and see, I guess.

The drop-in mount on the case is not being redesigned. The Merlin Pedestal currently does not have drop-in style rad mounting. Due to its compact size installing 480s P/P can be a bit difficult (thanks Mandrix) so we are converting the Pedestal to drop-in rad mounting to make things much easier. If anyone hasn't noticed the Merlin Pedestal has also been made unavailable for purchase until we finish the redesign.
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Oh ok, I thought it was already drop in for the side pedestal mounts. Guess I don't really understand it. I will buy the new one though.

Since you are redesigning it, are you addressing the slight gap that you mentioned before when the pedestal is used in the top mounted position with the SM8 top on top of that? This is my intended configuration for my spring watercooling build, I'm sure you will be done by then with the redesign. You said before you might create a special part to fix that small gap.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 12/1/12 at 10:07pm
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Sorry if I confused things by saying "redesigning" the drop in mounts. I meant redesign pedestal mounts AS drop in. redface.gif
Anyway looking forward to the changes. smile.gif

I know what I mean to say, but sometimes it just doesn't make it from brain to fingers.
I'll shut up now. biggrin.gif
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Im in between a merlin and a M8. If i get the merlin, I will have to get another psu because my current seasonic doesnt go with my new color scheme. The m8 will hide it. I can do push pull in either which is great. Im not water cooling currently. The merlin has three fans with two opticals still open, the m8 three fans with only one optical. I would essentially want to get a fan controller and keep my bluray burner, unless i go with a external drive.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Im in between a merlin and a M8. If i get the merlin, I will have to get another psu because my current seasonic doesnt go with my new color scheme. The m8 will hide it. I can do push pull in either which is great. Im not water cooling currently. The merlin has three fans with two opticals still open, the m8 three fans with only one optical. I would essentially want to get a fan controller and keep my bluray burner, unless i go with a external drive.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

build log for SM8 in my sig. might help. My case comes this week so you should have a better idea as the weekend approaches. Couple of other folks have build logs as well.
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build log for SM8 in my sig. might help. My case comes this week so you should have a better idea as the weekend approaches. Couple of other folks have build logs as well.

subbed earlier today. wink.gif
 
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I went with SM8 because it was going to take up less space on top of the desk. I also am not a fan of the short and stubby double wides. However I love the larger double wides.
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Option for 560mm radiator at top or bottom would be nice.
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