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*****************Please note, this is a Sponsored Thread ***************

Just received the Matte White SM8 Case from CASE LABS. Here are some pics and a video of my First Look. I will be posting progress of my build here . I welcome any feedback .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD5S7wTwogA

Here are pics of the case right after I unboxed it. Everything was packed perfectly and cleanly. Though the box was wet, the case was completely unharmed. Packed in thick mil poly plastic and nice thick foam corners.



Here is the configuration and options received with this case:

* Orientation: Standard
* MB Door Style: XL Window
* Cable Side Door: Solid
* Top Cover: Ventilated
* Top Chassis Mount: Drop In Mount with 120.4 Drop In Rad Mount
* Bottom Chassis Mount: 120.4 Rad Mount
* I/O Panel:USB 3.0/HD Audio
* Flex-Bay Covers: Solid
* PCI Back-plate: Hex Mesh

Qty-1 MAC-162 120.3 Flex-Bay Radiator Mount
Qty-1 MAC-107 Caster Kit
Qty-3 MAC-113 120mm Fan Mount Flex Bay
Qty-1 MAC-213 Flex-Bay 5.25 Device Mount - Short Adjustable
Qty-1 MAC-204 Flex-Bay 5.25 Device Mount - Short HD Anti-Vibration
Qty-1 MAC-212 Flex-Bay 5.25 Device Mount - Standard Adjustable

And MAJOR thanks to my Sponsors for this build :




Edited by Ronsanut - 10/9/12 at 9:27pm
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A BIG thank you to CASE LABS for sponsoring the Merlin SM8 case



and Performance PCs for sponsoring the BitFenix Spectre Pro Blue LED fans, BitFenix Alchemy cables, and fan grills in this build.



Here are some pics of the parts going into this build.







Edited by Ronsanut - 10/7/12 at 8:00am
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Accessories and optional Flex Bay mount parts.

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120mm Bay Fan Mounts



120.3 Flex Bay Radiator Mount (Will use in the next build.)



Accessory bracket to mount additional fan brackets and shelves off of in the case.
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Great job! thumb.gif Thank you! smile.gif
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Subbed thumb.gif Cant wait to see this build
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Subbing to this one. smile.gif Ron, you're going to love the Phanteks cooler. I bought some of their 120mm case fans and they are awesome. They move lots of air and they are extremely quiet. I'm look forward to seeing your build log get up and running. drum.gif
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Be careful with your Phanteks cooler. On the one I bought, I couldn't fit in so that the fans blew horizontally because of having a video card in slot 1 on my Asrock board. I could fit in where fans blew vertically, but it still actually touched the video card and applied just a little pressure on it.




This is a BIG cooler. It may have been just how tight on space the AE11 board is, but I ended up switching it out for a smaller cooler.
Edited by cpachris - 10/9/12 at 7:00pm
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