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Minor Update...
Well it helps when you have a case that the build is going to be house in.
Just arrived so couple teaser pics tongue.gif

driver delivered on his way home thumb.gif
How nice of him biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Wait a moment .. thats an S3 .. where's the S8 ?!?
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Been waiting for your case to arrive to see what awesomeness will follow....thumb.gif
I knew this case would have so many options available - so I didn't set a plan for the build yet.
But man is it fun to muck around with....
I've been having heaps of fun playing mechano for the last few hours.
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Wait a moment .. thats an S3 .. where's the S8 ?!?

Same manual - Mercury series construction booklet.

Now that I tried a few different things out.....
I've realized that what I really want I can't make happen without some re-fabrication of the CaseLabs panels.
It's just an idea still....
But I'm thinking Tech Station height chassis on the ped with the clear top window.
The top drop in mount can be made to fit at the right height with a few new holes drilled in appropriate places and top cover will be able to clip on.
It's the side covers which would pose the biggest challenge.

Don't hold me to this - as still bouncing ideas around - but I do like this one.


Fly out for 2 weeks work on Sat - I'll try and sort out the opening post before I go
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Originally Posted by fast_fate View Post

I knew this case would have so many options available - so I didn't set a plan for the build yet.
But man is it fun to muck around with....
I've been having heaps of fun playing mechano for the last few hours.
Same manual - Mercury series construction booklet.

Now that I tried a few different things out.....
I've realized that what I really want I can't make happen without some re-fabrication of the CaseLabs panels.
It's just an idea still....
But I'm thinking Tech Station height chassis on the ped with the clear top window.
The top drop in mount can be made to fit at the right height with a few new holes drilled in appropriate places and top cover will be able to clip on.
It's the side covers which would pose the biggest challenge.

Don't hold me to this - as still bouncing ideas around - but I do like this one. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Fly out for 2 weeks work on Sat - I'll try and sort out the opening post before I go
Oh man that's sweet! I really like it. Would be a bit tight for GPU-bridge but otherwise it's really slick!
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The S8S (S8 Short) is not a viable option for me anymore redface.gif
While I was willing to attempt shortening the side covers to match the Tech Station height
what I failed to notice earlier tongue.gif is that the Tech Station front cover is not as wide as the normal S8 front cover.
Which means that the side covers are not wide enough for the "depth" of the chassis.
So I won't be basing the build around the Tech Station chassis anymore.
as I want this as a case not an open test bench,
so going to configure using the normal S8 panels with the ped biggrin.gif

The tech bench panels will most likely get used to reconfigure and finish the half completed test bench I started.
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Hey Guys n' Gals,
Probably last update for a couple weeks as a fly out to work in the morning.....
so I thought I better make this a juicy one biggrin.gif

Top Rads installed - Alphacool UT60 whites
NoiseBlocker B12-3 1900 rpm E-Loops up top as intake to max cooling performance.
Waiting on some shrouds to fit between the rads and more B12-3 pulling fans under the rads.



Chassis intake and exhaust fans fitted - Phobya 1600rpm red E-Loops. (one more to fit at front)




and what may be the scoop of the day.....
fitting of 280 rad in the HDD side of the mid chamber section.
This leaves room at the front of the mid chamber where I will mount the reservoir which after hole cut wiil go through into the top chamber wink.gif





excuse the dusty 280 rad - was testing the fit and just kept going with it.
Promise to sort out the first few posts with details and index when I get back.

One more for good luck, C ya all when I get back biggrin.gif

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that is fan-effin-tastic! i knew u was gonna bring the heat... but dang
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Love those "bloody" looking fans. They look sweet with the white case!
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Subbed. Already looking great! The white really pops!
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Looking really good! Out of pure curiosity, why do you have 10 intake fans and only 1 exhaust fan?
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Subbed, for sure. thumb.gif
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