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post #11 of 27
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i was really feeling the sm8 was more appropriate for my needs and it would leave more money to do add ons and whatnot
essentially just for now i want to throw all those components i listed into this case. now what options should i select in the pulls downs that would work best?
cause on some of the options im completely clueless
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by seross69 View Post

Also be careful once you get into the world of the case lab builds your build might grow and grow.. very nice parts list also. but I would consider custom cooling over the corsair H100i since it is not much better than top end air cooling and more noise!

yea ill def do custom cooling but the h100i is what ive been using for a while and i plan to get some more use out of.
i have to do some more saving before i can do a custom loop and i also have to do a lot of research on custom loops as well haha
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lust View Post

i was really feeling the sm8 was more appropriate for my needs and it would leave more money to do add ons and whatnot
essentially just for now i want to throw all those components i listed into this case. now what options should i select in the pulls downs that would work best?
cause on some of the options im completely clueless

Ok I will try and help best I can..

Case color up to you really

Orientation -- I think you want standard - the reverse has the motherboard mounted with the CPU at the bottom and the GPU at top.

MB Door Style -- with this you can choose a door that is solid, ventilated or has a window in it. this is personal choice and cant help u here ( personally if I was not getting a window I would get ventilated)

Cable side Door -- I would get ventilated

Top Cover -- I would get the ventilated ones and as far as standard or the 31 and 120mm this adds that much to the height but what I like is you can hide the rad and fans under this and not be visable when you look at M/B. with the 120 you can put a 60mm rad and 2 25mm fans here.. the 31mm allows you to do push pull on a rad with the top fans hidden and the rad and bottom fans showing above motherboard.

Top Chasis Mount - I would get the 120.4 drop in mount. you can mount a 120, 240, 360 or 480 rad to this.

Bottom Chasis Mount - I would get the 120.4

PCI backplate -- I would get the Hex Mesh.. the other is for 40mm fans

Power and reset Switch -- you want the standard sleeved

I/O panel - I would get the USB 3.0

Flex bay covers - I like the ventilated better than the solid. they are the bay covers you see on the front of the case..

hope this helps and anyother questions let me know and I can direct you to pictures if needed..
post #14 of 27
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thanks for all the help. youve cleared up a lot of things.

now i was just curious about the window. in your opinion which size do you think is best? also how dark is the gray window? i kinda like the smoked out look
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lust View Post

thanks for all the help. youve cleared up a lot of things.

now i was just curious about the window. in your opinion which size do you think is best? also how dark is the gray window? i kinda like the smoked out look

email case labs this or post it in their forum. they will answer with in 12 hours if not sooner in forum and I know they are still in it now.. so might get answer and pictures from them tonight!!
post #16 of 27
Case labs are great, but unnecessary unless you plan to do a high end loop. 500 dollar case for an h100 is a waste. Go with the 760 or 750d or maybe the switch you could look at the 900d for a couple hundred less as well.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by yanks8981 View Post

Case labs are great, but unnecessary unless you plan to do a high end loop. 500 dollar case for an h100 is a waste. Go with the 760 or 750d or maybe the switch you could look at the 900d for a couple hundred less as well.

why in the world would he get one of these over priced cases when he can have the best most customizable case you can have?? it is his money so how can you say he is wasting it?? he wanted the best so i showed this to him.
post #18 of 27
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and just another concern was the cable routing, i noticed they had no gromits to keep the cables clean. is there a better way to run cable? and is the cable management on these good?
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Lust View Post

and just another concern was the cable routing, i noticed they had no gromits to keep the cables clean. is there a better way to run cable? and is the cable management on these good?

yes they are grommets see below pictures from their web site






You can run the cables behind the motherbard tray to hide them and do cable management. there is enough room here to mount a hard drive.

You can also see the drive cages that come with it so you can mount 2 HDD's and 2 SSD's here... this are on the back side near the wires for the switches...
post #20 of 27
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the only thing i have to nitpick about is that the grommets dont conceal as the ones that are on the corsair cases. i wish theyd have that option :/
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