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This will be my first CaseLabs product, along with my first build log, so join me for the ride.

Currently Subject to changes because I'm still waiting on the case & still ordering parts, if you have any ideas for my build feel free to share them with me.

Hardware Specs:
CaseLabs Mercury S8 Case
Asus Crosshair V Formula Motherboard
AMD FX-8350
Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB (4 x 4GB)
XFX 7870 x2 in Crossfire (Dual Fan Editions) may swap out for one Visiontek Cryovenom & down the road possibly add a 2nd or even a 3rd.
Corsair Pro Series AX1200 Watt Modular PSU
Intel 520 Series 60GB (Startup/Programs)
Western Digital 320GB (Itunes/Media)
Western Digital 1TB (Steam/Orgin/Misc. Games)

Water cooling Specs:
1 (120.1) Alphacool NexXxos Monsta
2 (120.2) Alphacool NexXxos Monsta
Corsair SP120 Performance Edition Fans
Lamptron CW611 (Fan/Pump/Flow) controller
Koolance PMP-500
Koolance CPU-380A Processor WaterBlock
Koolance UV-Blue (Possibly changing out for UV-Red since I've decided to sleeve everything with MDPC sleeving)
Misc. Koolance Comrpression fittings & Quick Disconnects (13mm x 16mm)/(1/2in x 5/8in)
post #2 of 68
sup fellow s8 owner. waiting for mine to be shipped as well. i don't think ive ever seen anyone with a koolance 380A in their loop, so that will be nice to see. im assuming you're going full windows on your s8? because you can fill a lot of rads in it depending on what configuration u choose.
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Originally Posted by Killa Cam View Post

sup fellow s8 owner. waiting for mine to be shipped as well. i don't think ive ever seen anyone with a koolance 380A in their loop, so that will be nice to see. im assuming you're going full windows on your s8? because you can fill a lot of rads in it depending on what configuration u choose.

Yeah, i was going to go with a clear EK but i liked the look of the koolance block better for some reason. & i chose a full top window, an XL window for the left side & a full cover for the right since my S8 will sit up against a wall. Didn't want to be looking directly at the wall. I'm super pumped for this build. Moving from a Lian-Li PC-1020V which had minimal water cooling & rad support internally.
post #4 of 68
Waiting on my S8 to ship at this stage also.
Can't wait to see what you do with yours and chime in with comments now and then.
Oh the wait tongue.gif
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Waiting on my S8 to ship at this stage also.
Can't wait to see what you do with yours and chime in with comments now and then.
Oh the wait tongue.gif

I look forward to your comments. This should be a fun build. So much room & so many different avail. configurations.
FYI - Case shipped today 😁
post #6 of 68
Looking forward to seeing what you do with this build! thumb.gif

Out of curiosity, why the 240s and 120 rads? Why not do dual 360s and save the tubing runs?
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post #7 of 68
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Looking forward to seeing what you do with this build! thumb.gif

Out of curiosity, why the 240s and 120 rads? Why not do dual 360s and save the tubing runs?

Wanted a full top window & Room for a fan controller/Optical Drive so (2) 120.1 for exhaust top/bottom & (2) 120.2 for front intake. Those are the plans as of right now, i might change my mind again when it actually gets here. lol
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Gotcha...I went with the windowed front and dual 360 drop in mounts...looking forward to seeing how your build goes! thumb.gif
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Gotcha...I went with the windowed front and dual 360 drop in mounts...looking forward to seeing how your build goes! thumb.gif

Have you started a log yet tht i can sub to? If not post a link when you do. I'm still tempted by (2) 120.3 drop in I'm hopeful for some taller ventilated tops, mayb a 120mm would be wonderful, enough for push/pull monstas with fans under top & the other fans in case.
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Haven't gotten mine in yet...It will be a couple weeks before I start my log as XNine and I are working out the logistics to get together and do an unboxing video in my shop. Build will be 4770k, MPower MAX AC mobo, 2x 780 Lightnings, Avexir Blitz 1.1 2666 RAM...will be called "MPowered" biggrin.gif
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