Originally Posted by Case Labs
i think the consensus of opinion for people who have seen both feel that our build quality is higher, but both are a big step up from the consumer cases that are out there, so you come out ahead either way
Keep in mind that the SM8 will take 99% of the "EATX" boards out there. The only ones that won't fit are the dual CPU variants, which are still pretty rare (and are easily handled with our "H" series cases).
Well build quality on CL & LD is fantastic and they are a huge step up from the other consumer brand pc cases, there is no douth about that. Btw am not using the EATX MB, it takes up to much space for nothing, ATX MB FTW
Originally Posted by akira749
I don't know if you're in America or Europe but if you're in America an LD PC-V7 will cost you 500$ + 10$ for PCI slot covers.
An SM5 will cost you 350$ and an SM8 + XL Window 395$...add a radiator mount (to match the LD PC-V7 config) for 35$....so 385$ or 430$.
Shipping cost will go around the same amount that you have for a CL
Like I said if you live in Europe then it's another story
I live in Europe and LD in the neighborhud and the price for PC-V7 (EATX) for my country is without VAT so it costs 430$ + 45$ for sipping and 10$ for the PCI cover equals 485$ in total on the other side the SM8 (EATX) will cost me 435$ with xl window, usb 3.0 and ventilated flex bay + 126$ for shipping epuals 561$ and the SM5 will cost me about 500$ or so for the mATX so that way am going with LD and not CL.I'am sad for not geting the CL but also happy that am geting the LD.