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Why the CaseLabs Magnum M8? So much space, reversed lay-out, double wide, and the accessories..the accessories!

I must admit that when I bought the case I wasn't clearly thinking it through, which means this build will take some time..
As money is tight I must be careful not be caught. And it will take some time before I'm truly finished (if ever).
Main components (as of April 2015)
Case: CaseLabs Magnum M8 with pedestal
MoBo: Asus Maximus VI Hero
CPU: Intel i7-4690K
RAM: 4x 4GB G.Skill TridentX 2400MHz
GPU 1: Asus Matrix R9 280X Platinum ROG
GPU 2: Asus Matrix HD7970 ROG (with Platinum bios)
SSD 1: Samsung Evo 840 250Gb (OS & games)
SSD 2:Samsung Evo 840 250Gb (games)
HDD: Hitachi 2TB (storage)
PSU: Corsair AX760
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX
Speaker: Logitech Z 5500 5.1
Headset: Sennheiser HD6 Mix
Keyboard: CM Storm QuickFire TK (Cherry MX Red)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013
OS: Windows 8.1
Monitor: Iiyama Prolite XB2779QS IPS 27" @ 2560x1440
Fan controller: NZXT Sentry Mix 2
Case fan: Enermax T.B.APOLLISH UCTA12N-R 120mm red LED

Cooling bits
CPU loop
CPU block: EKWB Supremacy, black
Pump: Swiftech MCP35X with EK-DDC Heatsink Housing + Phobya Laing DDC top
Pump fan: Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP14
Reservoir: Swiftech MCP35X-Res v2b
Radiator: Alphacool UT60 360 push
Fans: 3x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP15
Fitting: various Bitspower
Tube: 10-12mm Nanoxia CoolForce PETG HardTube
Liquid: EK-Coolant Blood Red
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GPU loop
GPU block: EKWB Matrix Full Cover x2
Pump: Swiftech MCP35X
Reservoir: Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev2
Radiator 1: Alphacool UT60 240 push
Radiator 2: Alphacool UT60 360 push
Fans: 5x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP15
Fitting: various Bitspower
Tube: 10-12mm Acrylic
Liquid: EK-Coolant Blood Red
old setup on the left, new dual gpu & separate loop setup on the right
I'd like to thank Akira749 and B NEGATIVE.

Updates
Update 1: Mock setup, waiting for parts + Original pix*
Update 2: Small bits and pieces
Update 3: Leak test #1
Update 4: New parts!
Update 5: Goodbye Bitspower QDC, hello Koolance
Update 6: Redone the loop
Update 7: Leak test #2
Update 8: All done...for now
Update 9: New PSU!
Update 10: Added a sound card
Update 11: Pedestal with PSU mount
Update 12: Pedestal mates with M8
Update 13: Added another 360 rad
Update 14: occupy pedestal
Update 15: small bits and things
Update 16: Flushed & ready to leak test
Update 17: Leak test!
Update 18: to be continued..
Update 19: not so much an update more a 'keep-this-thread-alive' kind of post
Update 20: Acrylic build has begun!!!
Update 21: 1st Acrylic loop+leak test
Update 21.2: 2nd loop: KISS
Update 22: Almost Finished
Update 23: FINISHED!
Update 24: Finished v2, now with dual gpu's!

Thank you all for subbing, commenting and/or viewing, it has been fun! thumb.gif

cheers.gif
Edited by SortOfGrim - 4/5/15 at 7:55am
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god!! nice!! http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/62388-asus-z87-maximus-vi-hero-motherboard-review.html
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subbing for my pal grim biggrin.gif trooper buddies, caselab buddies, and hero buddies thumb.gif
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Looking good!!!
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Btw plan on doing any custom sleeving? I lo e a good caselabs build fully sleeved.
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Subbed! Looking great!! thumb.gif I will start my caseLabs build soon biggrin.gif
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Thank you! Good review of an excellent product
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subbing for my pal grim biggrin.gif trooper buddies, caselab buddies, and hero buddies thumb.gif

haha, thanx bro!
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Looking good!!!

Thank you!
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Btw plan on doing any custom sleeving? I lo e a good caselabs build fully sleeved.

I'm really horrible at that, so probably not. I'll use Bitfenix extenders. Besides nobody (me) will see that side anyway biggrin.gif
On second thought I might..but not with this psu. I need all the time in the world to do that. I'll put it on the bucket list thumb.gif
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Subbed! Looking great!! thumb.gif I will start my caseLabs build soon biggrin.gif

Thank you. Build log too?
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And thank you all for subbing!

I'm seriously thinking of buying the pedestal and some other caselab goodies, maybe even another UT60
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Thats 1 mean looking Machine GRIM!~ looking good as hell,keep up the good work! thumb.gif
     
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Looking Good!! biggrin.gif
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Thats 1 mean looking Machine GRIM!~ looking good as hell,keep up the good work! thumb.gif

Thanx! I try , I try
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