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The cage fits Scott, but you need another piece to mount the cage onto. It's that piece I'm missing, and would rather not have, since I'll lose a 360 rad if I do it that way.
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OH OK have not studied the M8 that much but i am going tomorrow to pick one up. with extended top and 1 pedestal. buying it from a guy for less than cost of 900D
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The one thing that I missed is that the left side of the case, where the 5.25 bays are, is quite a bit wider than the right side. The right side only has 120mm mounts, which are a lot more narrow than a 5.25" wide bay. So if you want to flip one of the HDD cages from side to side, you need an extra mounting bracket, AND you need to rotate the cage 90 degrees. Still very do-able, but once you mount 2 HDD cages on one side, you lose rad space, as there are 3 HDD cage mount points, top / center / bottom. Using any 2 will interfere with either the top or bottom 360 mount on that side. This is all very workable though. I just wish the HDD cages were as modular as the rest of the case. If you could tailor it so you could have individual HDD mounts, that would be perfect. But of course, I'm sure there are downfalls to that approach too (more parts, more chance of vibration, etc).

I'll work around this somehow. This tube res is too sexy to take back. biggrin.gif
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post #734 of 1540
looks good man... my rig still ghettoed out. the sli fittings i bought were too short. meh ill get some more longer ones so atm it is tube city in there....

only thing i dont like atm is the led on the swiftech logo on one block is much brighter then the used block i bought..... gonna have to be fixed. besides that i am loving it. never seen my cards even close to 50 deg atm they are.... 30-35c min/max over the last 28 hours ...... and that is everything... vrms core.... everything.... loving these blocks !~

btw i have some pc porn if you all want to see it i can post it np


side note. i love these swiftech fittings. went in with almost no hitch. only hitch i had was my failure to buy the correct sized sli fittings. Video cards installed with water block! really the lower light is on... you just cant see it..... (Click to show)

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post #735 of 1540
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The one thing that I missed is that the left side of the case, where the 5.25 bays are, is quite a bit wider than the right side. The right side only has 120mm mounts, which are a lot more narrow than a 5.25" wide bay. So if you want to flip one of the HDD cages from side to side, you need an extra mounting bracket, AND you need to rotate the cage 90 degrees. Still very do-able, but once you mount 2 HDD cages on one side, you lose rad space, as there are 3 HDD cage mount points, top / center / bottom. Using any 2 will interfere with either the top or bottom 360 mount on that side. This is all very workable though. I just wish the HDD cages were as modular as the rest of the case. If you could tailor it so you could have individual HDD mounts, that would be perfect. But of course, I'm sure there are downfalls to that approach too (more parts, more chance of vibration, etc).

I'll work around this somehow. This tube res is too sexy to take back. biggrin.gif

You could use the 5.25" mounts and adapters to mount 2 drives per adapter. or 4 SSD's.. just an idea.
post #736 of 1540
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I'm trying to keep all the hard drives on the back side of the case, for cable cleanliness and all that. Cable management is NOT one of my skills. biggrin.gif
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I'm trying to keep all the hard drives on the back side of the case, for cable cleanliness and all that. Cable management is NOT one of my skills. biggrin.gif

Tell me about it I tried today to make a fan cable!! OH that was fun with my old eye site. took me about 1.5 hours to put on 6 crimps and put them in the connectors... I hope practice makes perfect because I will being doing a lot of practice as i want to make and sleeve all the cables in my build including the SATA data cables. I have done this before when i was younger but I had better eye site and hands did not shake so much!!! Wife says I drink to much is why hands shake and I cant see and i tell her it is from being married...
post #738 of 1540
Come on Bart! Where's the updates!? biggrin.gif
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Come on Bart! Where's the updates!? biggrin.gif

I 2nd that!!! unless there was some wine involved. or any type of adult beverage.. cheers.gif
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I 2nd that!!! unless there was some wine involved. or any type of adult beverage.. cheers.gif

You know, a morgans spiced and coke would go down well right now... 4.15 in the afternoon... waiting for work to finish at 5. Yeah it would do goood
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