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I guess thats what happens when people want what they want. I wanted, this case, and I got this case. thanks.

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Very excited to see this completed! Loving the desk already.

thanks bud!
 
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I feel like you could have fit all those components in a much smaller case. I guess you're quite fond of the double wide aesthetics?

Before buying one myself I would have been tempted to have the same presumptions - now I could never be able to consider anything else (except maybe an even larger Case Labs case). I've built systems or worked on systems in pretty much every case carried by Newegg and Frys over the past decade... and although I find the finish quality of my Lian-Li TYR PCX-2000 to be a little nicer (read brushed and anodized) I do not find the build quality or usability to be comparable to the CL.

The problem with building a system in anything smaller (speaking only for myself, but I surmise nezff may feel similarly) will inevitably mean another case down the road when 2 GPUs just isn't enough, or 1 CPU isn't enough, or 6 hard drives isn't enough, or 2 360 rads isn't enough. With almost anything else on the market - with the exception of maybe an LD or a MountainMods (which have similar aesthetics anyway IMO) you won't have those options - but with these you do. biggrin.gif
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I wanted the case for future expansion. Something I can grow into. The system I currently have would have fit in a smaller case, but why would I want to do that? I have the storm styker now and can fit everything in it right now, but I cant do push pull, dont have alot of room for water cooling when the times comes etc..

The M8 offers multiple places for rads, push pull,PSU hidden, expandability, and looks very very nice.
 
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Before buying one myself I would have been tempted to have the same presumptions - now I could never be able to consider anything else (except maybe an even larger Case Labs case). I've built systems or worked on systems in pretty much every case carried by Newegg and Frys over the past decade... and although I find the finish quality of my Lian-Li TYR PCX-2000 to be a little nicer (read brushed and anodized) I do not find the build quality or usability to be comparable to the CL.
The problem with building a system in anything smaller (speaking only for myself, but I surmise nezff may feel similarly) will inevitably mean another case down the road when 2 GPUs just isn't enough, or 1 CPU isn't enough, or 6 hard drives isn't enough, or 2 360 rads isn't enough. With almost anything else on the market - with the exception of maybe an LD or a MountainMods (which have similar aesthetics anyway IMO) you won't have those options - but with these you do. biggrin.gif

I'm starting to understand now, the future expandability and comfort of not having to cram within tight spaces allows for easier upgrades down the road, i.e not having to change the whole configuration for adding an extra and/or larger rad. I'm starting to warm up to the idea, there's a ridiculous amount of room in these, to the point where you don't have to worry about a rad being too thick for push pull and whatnot.

I'm not sure why the OP seemingly got offended by my question and even went as far as to request I remove my post by PM. I was simply looking for the reasoning behind the decision. I am just trying to learn and grow and I pick up on a lot of great water cooling tips from these build logs.

I wasn't trying to come off as negative when I asked about the case. I think it's lovely and the desk looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing your progress and forgive me if my post came off as offensive, it was not my intention whatsoever.
Edited by Scorpion667 - 12/20/12 at 8:38am
    
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While Im finalizing the rest of the cabinets top and bottom, I painted some more rings. I thought about trying plasti dip, but couldn't get my hands on any yellow in my town. Used Krylon Fusion yellow.




150 grit lightly to get the shine off, then 180, then 220, then 320, and lastly 400.





Edited by nezff - 12/20/12 at 12:50pm
 
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Always loved Case Labs builds sub'd
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Always loved Case Labs builds sub'd

glad to have you.
 
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I like the cabinets.
Enjoy your M8 build, I know I am so far.
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I like the cabinets.
Enjoy your M8 build, I know I am so far.

thanks bud.
 
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