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post #1581 of 2032
Caselabs, send TTL a case to review.
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post #1582 of 2032
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Tom has been very good about reviewing our cases, but he's a very busy guy with a million things to look at, so we just have to wait and see... smile.gif You have to wait for a request to be made, you don't just send something wink.gif
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post #1583 of 2032
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Originally Posted by WiLd FyeR View Post

Caselabs, send TTL a case to review.

There's lots of other reviewers out there too. Hardware Cancucks, specifically DMitry makes some insanely good reviews. As Kevin said, we get requests and work with reputable reviewers when we can.
post #1584 of 2032
Ya Dmitry is great with cases and his camera work.
post #1585 of 2032
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Caselabs, send TTL a case to review.
Go tell TTL to ask for a review case!
post #1586 of 2032
I'll review one, but only in the custom colors I want!!!

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Thanks - T
post #1587 of 2032
TTLC reviews are cool but I never have two hours to watch them. So I scrub to the good parts most times.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 3/28/14 at 5:46am
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post #1588 of 2032
Received my S8 a couple of days ago, here are my thoughts:

Very nice packaging, I'll have to reuse this plastic somehow smile.gif. The case blew me away fully assembled, my case is a work of art now wink.gif.

Some OCD issues and questions I have if anyone can answer:

1. That pack of 50 countersink screws, I think I only used like 37 or so, does I miss anything?

2. The storage rubber gromits I over tightened and it was pretty tight going in, I guess that does'nt really matter though.

3. I don't really like how the PSU is just supported by the frame only, my only real gripe, I rigged some rubber feet for the now.

4. The top right screw holes didn't align, so I used some pressure and popped out the counter sink, I was able to use some hemostats to hold it in place enough to get a small bite on it but I'm going to have to find a washer later in order to fix this permanently.

5. I had to apply some moderate force to get the 2 motherboard screws on the left side in, guess that was the I/O shield's problem. Could that be from a misaligned frame? Should I worry of it breaking off?

6. Lastly, I must be dense but is the best way to mount fans to the case, obviously radiator holes don't support normal sized fan screws, I saw a picture of someone using those little rubber countersinks with small screws?, and normal sized fit on the rear fan hole, I have some of those noctua screwless mounts but I don't like them.Thanks

Wow, kinda got away from myself, I am just using fans for current build on air until my next major upgrade where I plan to add at least 1 radiator.
post #1589 of 2032
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Originally Posted by scorpscarx View Post

Received my S8 a couple of days ago, here are my thoughts:

Very nice packaging, I'll have to reuse this plastic somehow smile.gif. The case blew me away fully assembled, my case is a work of art now wink.gif.

Some OCD issues and questions I have if anyone can answer:

1. That pack of 50 countersink screws, I think I only used like 37 or so, does I miss anything?

2. The storage rubber gromits I over tightened and it was pretty tight going in, I guess that does'nt really matter though.

3. I don't really like how the PSU is just supported by the frame only, my only real gripe, I rigged some rubber feet for the now.

4. The top right screw holes didn't align, so I used some pressure and popped out the counter sink, I was able to use some hemostats to hold it in place enough to get a small bite on it but I'm going to have to find a washer later in order to fix this permanently.

5. I had to apply some moderate force to get the 2 motherboard screws on the left side in, guess that was the I/O shield's problem. Could that be from a misaligned frame? Should I worry of it breaking off?

6. Lastly, I must be dense but is the best way to mount fans to the case, obviously radiator holes don't support normal sized fan screws, I saw a picture of someone using those little rubber countersinks with small screws?, and normal sized fit on the rear fan hole, I have some of those noctua screwless mounts but I don't like them.Thanks

Wow, kinda got away from myself, I am just using fans for current build on air until my next major upgrade where I plan to add at least 1 radiator.

Great, thank you! To the points you raised:

(1) We usually ship extra screws, so I would be concerned.

(2) Not sure which grommets these are. The only problem with over-tightening is that they become less effective fro vibration damping.

(3) We've been mounting PSU's that way for quite awhile. People are conditioned to seeing them mounted differently because other cases don't have the structural to mount them that way without damaging the case.

(4) Not sure about the alignment issue. That's pretty uncommon. One problem with an assembly that is screwed together is that the sequence of installing and tightening the screws matters. That's why the original cases were riveted, but the benefits of being able to break down the cases won out. If you haven't already, you might try loosening all the screws a bit and allowing the frame to relax, so you can get the last screws into place and then retighten the assembly.

(5) The position of the MB standoffs is controlled to +/- .005". While it's not impossible for it to have a problem, the culprit is much more likely to be the I/O shield (don't know which MB you have, but ASUS is notorious for problems).

(6) The mounting holes are a bit of a compromise. There are more optimized for screws which can be quite small (M3). I typically use screws and nuts (either 6-32 or 8-32) on my builds (fan screws always tear things up a bit). 1.25" usually work well.
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post #1590 of 2032
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Originally Posted by scorpscarx View Post

Received my S8 a couple of days ago, here are my thoughts:

Very nice packaging, I'll have to reuse this plastic somehow smile.gif. The case blew me away fully assembled, my case is a work of art now wink.gif.

Some OCD issues and questions I have if anyone can answer:

1. That pack of 50 countersink screws, I think I only used like 37 or so, does I miss anything?

2. The storage rubber gromits I over tightened and it was pretty tight going in, I guess that does'nt really matter though.

3. I don't really like how the PSU is just supported by the frame only, my only real gripe, I rigged some rubber feet for the now.

4. The top right screw holes didn't align, so I used some pressure and popped out the counter sink, I was able to use some hemostats to hold it in place enough to get a small bite on it but I'm going to have to find a washer later in order to fix this permanently.

5. I had to apply some moderate force to get the 2 motherboard screws on the left side in, guess that was the I/O shield's problem. Could that be from a misaligned frame? Should I worry of it breaking off?

6. Lastly, I must be dense but is the best way to mount fans to the case, obviously radiator holes don't support normal sized fan screws, I saw a picture of someone using those little rubber countersinks with small screws?, and normal sized fit on the rear fan hole, I have some of those noctua screwless mounts but I don't like them.Thanks

Wow, kinda got away from myself, I am just using fans for current build on air until my next major upgrade where I plan to add at least 1 radiator.

1) This is normal to have some left

2) It's okay. They tend to be a little hard to put in place.

3) With a 2.3mm (2.7mm with paint) thick frame you don't have to worry about that....this is no flimsy chinese case. biggrin.gif

For 4 and 5 I think Jim, Kevin or Jason (XNine) will be the better judge for it.

6) I think the screw holes on the radiatior mount are big enough to use standard fan screw but I could be wrong here since I never tried it.
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