Welcome to the White Asylum
Nine months ago I joined the underworld of water cooled rigs after soooo many years of telling me not to play with water and electricity at the same time.
I wanted a case that was out of the ordinary...after some searching and reading I decided that the foundation of my "New Beginning" rig would be a Mountain Mods U2-UFO Extended...then the build start.
After 2 and a half months the project was done! BUT during the build I found that the Mountain Mods case was kinda "funky" with all the separates panels hold by the TON of thumbscrews everywhere!! So what looks like a nice case turns me off in a big way. Since I had invested quite a few bucks in the project and since the system was running like a champion I decided to stick with it.
Then the SM8 prototype came to my eyes...
I thought to myself "This is my answer! But relax you crazy jerk you just finished your build!".
So for the next weeks I followed the birth of the SM8...and then the pre-sale frenzy...and then the first lucky ones with their pornographic pictures of a bare naked SM8 freshly out of his shipping box. Then on a frisky november afternoon I e-mailed Jim to get my shipping quote and it was done....my White Matte SM8 was ordered.
I have to say that THIS IS THE ONE!!! What an outstanding case!
The "Asylum" is for me since I must be put in a psycho ward to start a brand new build even if the other one is only a few months old!
So here it goes! Have fun and enjoy!
Build setup/parts listing :
In Blue are decided (received, ordered or not ordered yet)
In Red are the undicided parts
Case and accessories
- CaseLabs Merlin White Matte SM8 with XL Window
- CaseLabs 120.3 Flex-Bay Rad Mount
- CaseLabs Accessory Mount V&H
- CaseLabs PSU Accessory Mount
- CaseLabs Attachment plate & other mounts
- BitFenix Hydra Pro Fan/LED Controller (custom painted white)
- NZXT HUE RGB LED Controller (custom painted white)
- ASUS Maximus V Formula Motherboard
- Intel i7 3770K CPU
- Mushkin Enhanced Redline Ridgeback 16GB DDR3-2133 RAM
- Corsair AX860i 860W 80PLUS Platinum PSU
- EVGA GTX 670 FTW Signature 2 (2x)
- Samsung 840 SSD 250GB
- Silverstone SST-EC01+ 19 Pin Dual Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (for the other 2 USB 3.0 ports of the SM8)
- Bitfenix Spectre Pro 120mm Red LED Fans (15x)
- Phobya G-Changer 120.4 Radiator
- Phobya G-Changer 120.3 Radiator
- Swiftech MCP35X2 Pump with heatsink
- Bitspower Z-Multi 250 Clear Reservoir
- Bitspower Silver Shining Compression Fittings (straight, 90 and 45) 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD
- PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8"ID x 1/2"OD Clear
- EK ASUS M5F Full Board Motherboard Waterblock - Plexi-Nickel
- EK Supremacy CPU Waterblock - Plexi-Nickel
- EK FC680 GTX+ Full Board GPU Waterblock - Plexi-Nickel (2x)
- EVGA GTX 670 FTW Backplate (2x)
- EK FC Waterblock Bridge DUAL 3-Slot Parallel - Plexi-Nickel
- Mayhems Pastel Red Coolant
- MDPC-X Shade 19
- MDPC-X Color-X
Edited by akira749 - 9/22/13 at 8:57am