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Merlin SM8
XL Left Window, Vented Right Window, 3x Flex Bay Drive Cages.

Server Spec:
i5 2500K (stock)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 + Gelid Wing 12
Lamptron FC8
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3R
Corsair 16GB Vengeance (stock)
Corsair 750AX
LSI MegaRaid 9265 8i
2x 4TB WD Enterprise (span)
4x 2TB WD Black (Raid 5)
2x 74GB WD Velociraptors (Raid 0)
1x Crucial M4 240GB
Server 2003 Enterprise SP2 (Server 2008 someday)
no keyboard, mouse or monitor.





I'm not a big fan of reviews, don't get me wrong, those are important and they have helped me in making a "buy or don't buy" decisions in the past. The thing that reviews never mention is this.. What happens after say 6 months to a year? do you still stand by your original review?

In the forums, you only hear complaints, questions or issues. How about a praise? Those are hard and few in between and every company, Caselab is no exception, deserves credit for the effort and work they put into pleasing a specific crowd.

Rather then speaking from a "I just got my CL case" point of view, I speak from having a Caselab M10 + Pedestal for over a year now point of view.. Do I change my original comment in regards to how much I love my case and what a absolute marvelous case it is? Absolutely not, after all the changes I have made to it, the paint has not come off, except for those couple places where my screw driver slipped and drove right into it, I don't think even Kryptonian metal can withstand that. The entire case is made from high quality material from top to bottom, including the paint, Caselab has made a effort to make sure everything is of exceptional quality, it's hard to work with this formula and at the same time, introducing a product that won't break the bank. I don't like making 10 pages of text just to describe a product, but I'll just say Caselabs has done me good and I have never regretted buying one.

Even with the best product in the world, the product is only as good as its after sales support, Caselabs in this area is also phenomenal, If you are wondering those "what ifs" after you buy your product, you can well expect Caselabs will answer your email at a reasonable time period, unlike some companies that work with the "we got your money already, here is the finger" model.. or those that don't even reply to their emails..

Thank You Jim, and the folks at Caselabs for making this happen.

so without further due, I'd like to show a few pictures of my old build and my newly arrives Caselabs SM8.. AKA: server gets a new home (chassis).




















and the new SM8. smile.gif




































and my old server home. Its a outdated picture, but the chassis is still the same. smile.gif


Next Update: have to install fans, custom length wiring to FC8 controller, then move all the equipment over.
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i love case labs cases! subbed biggrin.gif
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Kryptonian metal .... nerd biggrin.gif Did that one willingly, didn't ya tongue.gif

Did you re-install the koolance reservoirs or are those old photos?

And +1 on the CL comment.

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Curious to see what goes where - so what's up with the "old" CL case ? can there ever be such a thing ? I can't imagine a CL case NOT ever being in use.
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Curious to see what goes where - so what's up with the "old" CL case ? can there ever be such a thing ? I can't imagine a CL case NOT ever being in use.
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nope, old caselab stays in old case labs, the new caselabs has replaced a old Xigmatek Elysium (I think that was the model) that was housing my server equipment.
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Soooo after a bit of hiatus, came back and had a stack of work on my desk a mile high, then got addicted to Diablo3 for a while when I found out they increased the level cap from 60 to Paragon 100, then I got really busy with my new rig for the past couple weeks (not this one, another one), I have way too much to do and just not enough time to do it. WANT TO BUY: 2 extra Sundays a week, PM me for pricing.

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The server has been done for a while, just haven't had time to clean it up, wiring and stuff, manage to get that done in the past couple days, I don't have any pictures of before the mess and after the mess tho, these will have to do. There is a treat at the end too..

So this is what my office looks like, it's a mess and I promise I'm going to clean it up and move some of the stuff to storage, I mean it.. I said that a year ago. Mainrig: the big box on top, Server: the little box on bottom.


Here's a front shot of it, I'm using some filters inside from PPC, link is below.


OK Gear Steel Mesh 120mm Fan Filter

Here's a couple of shots of it inside my Caselabs M10 + Pedestal.




Glory SHOT !!!

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Gelid Wing 12 / Lamptron FC8 / NZXT Sleeved LED kit
Cooler Master Hyper 212.
no Mouse, Keyboard or Monitor.


I really wish I ordered longer LSI fanout cables, so I can run them in the back of board area and then to the drives. (on my TO DO List)

NOW for the treat that I have been working on, upgrading my workstation.
Intel 3930K
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 1866mhz DDR3
MSI Big Bang X Power II
Geforce Titan Tri SLI
Currently just sitting on a test bench






GLORY SHOT


I am just stress testing stuff right now, making sure I don't need to RMA anything, Aquacomputer Nickel blocks for the GPU, XSPC block for the MB, Koolance 380i for the CPU, it's just pure virtual S.E.X. baby... thumb.gif
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Nice comeback from the woods ... or office or ... ! Nice touch, those mesh filters. Still, if they're attached to the flexbay with fans-rad-fans attached, the only way to clean the filters is to blow with a vac, correct ?

That last set of shots, PURE SMEXY ! bring it on thumb.gif
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