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Hi All, took delivery of this case today and I gotta' tell ya I'm impressed. First off FedEx didn't kick the crap outta the carton and I've cross docked a lotta' van loads and know what can happen. The packaging was second to none, pieces wrapped in heavy plastic bags which in turn were closed with tape that didn't destroy the plastic, just zipped right off. Each part had its own screws attached to it, none of this throwin' all the screws into a bag and letting the customer figure it out. Took as long to unwrap the pieces as it did puttin' it together which some may consider a hassle, but if it keeps parts well protected hey, its a hassle I can live with. Window door comes with original brown paper protective covering on both sides of the window which is perfect to leave on until you finish your build. Powder coating is perfect, no fades, scratches, ridges or bumps. The nylon inserts on the MB glides are great, keeps a nice tight fit with no wobble. For my set up I purchased 3 X 120mm Flex-Bay Fan Mounts for the front and removing the Solid Drive Bay Covers and installing the fan mounts was easy breezy. Looking at the top and bottom chassis parts its easy to see how adding an Extended Top or Pedestal would make for epic rad room, not that this case doesn't have enough already. Includin' taking pics and general dickin' around it took about 3 hours to assemble but you could get it down to half that without workin' up a sweat. Overall I'm tickled pink with this case, the packing, fit and finish are excellent, assembly was easy enough and the folks at Caselabs answered any questions I had. If you're worried 'bout shellin' out your hard earned money on this case, don't be, you won't be sorry you did.

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I'm like you, I was so impressed with my first case, I am about to order another one! thumb.gif
Make sure you post some pictures!
     
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Hi All, took delivery of this case today and I gotta' tell ya I'm impressed...

Thank you!! biggrin.gif
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Thank you!! biggrin.gif

You Sir, are quite welcome. I swapped over the hardware yesterday to get a better idea of what it would look like. I'm in the midst of ordering a new tube res and pump top and as anyone can see, there's more than enough room in the SM8. One simple thing I forgot to consider was the fact you need straight connectors on your HDD and SSD SATA cables. I had to washer up the mounts for the HDD to bring the drive out far enough from the partition to get it up and running. Just moved the SSD to the outermost mount holes to get the 90 degree connectors to fit. I'll get new cables today. This case is so easy to work with. No regrets here whatsoever!

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Hey all...I've bought these parts to replace the Dual Bay Res loop I have now:

 

G1/4" Matt Black Aqua-Pipe I Fitting
Water Tank Z-CAP - Three Port End Cap
XSPC RX 480 Rad
Bitspower S/Dual D5 Top Upgrade Kit 250
Bitspower Dual D5 Mod Top
Bitspower D5 Pump Mod Kit
Bitspower 480 Rad Gasket
Razor SLI Flow Bridge - 3-slot

 

I'd like to throw out a huge Thank You to the guys over on Daz's forum including but not limited to snef, Hooded, gdesmo, jrees bungwirez, scaccima and Daz for all their help. Thanks doods...beers on me!!

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would love to see pics of it now with those new parts installed. smile.gif
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would love to see pics of it now with those new parts installed. smile.gif

check out his other thread

http://www.overclock.net/t/1391673/gears-sm8-build#post_20072162
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