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The problem with CL cases is - it can be about needs, but usually turns into "wants" - and most people's reaction is to FILL IT UP !

I don't see any standard top listing on the CL site. If you order the normal SM8, you can add the drop in mount, apparently for no charge.

The top is $60 - the 480 drop-in mount is $20 - the 240 flex bay rad mount is $40 - the XL window is $15 - the USB 3.0 panel is $25 - short adj. mount is $7

Really, with the X version, you are paying $70 more for the 240 mount, the window, the USB, the bracket, and the top = roughly $147, but their text shows a $157 value.

I'd say identify your components the best you can, and then order accordingly. If you really want to stuff it with 2 480 rads, you can do that in a normal SM8, but then buy the psu bar mount.

Here's a case of what you can do with the ST10
It looks like Hammerforged is going to use his psu bar mount for his psu, and to mount 2 pumps and res on plates attached to the psu bar mount.
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The problem with CL cases is - it can be about needs, but usually turns into "wants" - and most people's reaction is to FILL IT UP !

I don't see any standard top listing on the CL site. If you order the normal SM8, you can add the drop in mount, apparently for no charge.

The top is $60 - the 480 drop-in mount is $20 - the 240 flex bay rad mount is $40 - the XL window is $15 - the USB 3.0 panel is $25 - short adj. mount is $7

Really, with the X version, you are paying $70 more for the 240 mount, the window, the USB, the bracket, and the top = roughly $147, but their text shows a $157 value.

I'd say identify your components the best you can, and then order accordingly. If you really want to stuff it with 2 480 rads, you can do that in a normal SM8, but then buy the psu bar mount.

Here's a case of what you can do with the ST10
It looks like Hammerforged is going to use his psu bar mount for his psu, and to mount 2 pumps and res on plates attached to the psu bar mount.

Thanks for your response! Yes I've done the math as well and the savings is great! The thing is that I want a 360 grill in the front and holes, instead of mesh, in the back. If I do that I'm spending around $35 more but without a 120mm top. I guess I just have to figure out my priorities.headscratch.gif
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I will update the logs and such tomorrow. Been busy and tired as heck.. My twin girls are slowly killing me haha
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If that's the only source of your tiredness, thats a GOOD KIND of tiredness ! wink.gif
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I forgot about dakkadakka and his SM5 build log !

http://www.overclock.net/t/1357048/build-log-sm5#post_19226282
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Here is my SM8, it's about half done, the build log will be named "The Avatar State". Still buying the watercooling parts from my signature rig list.




Edited by Neo Zuko - 2/14/13 at 9:53am
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Wow, 36 seconds ago, who else is a nightbird wink.gif 2 vertical mounts, are those zip ties ? Looking good ! Ima gonna send you the money to buy a decent cam biggrin.gif ..... !!!

So whend you get it ? tell ! tell ! build log ! build log ! build log ! build log !

I don't think I've seen such an explosion of new case buying since the Switch and the Prodigy intros. I've only been around that long on OCN, but wow, go for it ! ! Merlin calls wink.gif

hehe, cross posts. bound to happen. Just checked your rig build, man ! that's quite the list, are we gonna see all those rads going into the Merlin ? Good stuff thumb.gif
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I'll be doing a build log soon. The vertical mounts are for mounting modular artwork and for the GPU cables (perhaps other cables too). The plan is for 3 big rads.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 2/14/13 at 9:59am
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I will be using it as a ripped Blu-Ray jukebox for my Panasonic Plasma HDTV and as my main rig. I can't wait to finish it.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 2/14/13 at 9:59am
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