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PhazeS8 - Another Case Labs S8 Build! - Black and Gunmetal 2-tone!

post #1 of 24
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It's time for me to start my build...

As far as I know, this is the first CL S8 two-tone black and gunmetal build out there, I'm extremely hesitant to post this due to my terrible photo skills, along with my lack of a decent camera. So I'll apologize in advance for my crappy photos and my messy work area. I hope this will give some ideas of what the colors look like though, and hopefully I can get some good tips from the pros on these board. Onto the parts list!

Main PC Parts

  • CaseLabs S8 2-tone Black (exterior panels/drive cage/drop-in radiator mount) and Gunmetal Gunmetal interior/flex-bay panels/I/O panel)
  • Asus RIVBE
  • Intel I7 3930K
  • 16 GB G.Skill 4x4 2133 kit
  • 2x EVGA 780 Classified
  • EVGA 1000 P2 platinum PSU
  • 2x Samsung EVO 840 256 GB SSD's
  • 2x Western Digital Caviar Black 1.0 TB drives


Cooling Parts
  • 2x Alphacool NexXx0s xt45 360 radiators
  • Alphacool NexXxos xt 45 240 radiator
  • Alphacool NexXxos XP3 CPU block
  • Alphacool D5 655 pump
  • 2x EKWB Nickle/Acetal EVGA 780 Classy waterblocks
  • 2x EKWB EVGA 780 Classy backplates
  • EKWB 240 ml X3 reservoir
  • EKWB D5 X3 White Top
  • PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing in black and white
  • Monsoon 45 and 90 degree fittings
  • Monsoon compression fittings in black and white
  • 8x Bitfenix Spectre Pro red/black 120mm fans (push fans on radiators)
  • Bitfenix Spectre Pro 140mm fan exhausting


Cabling supplies
  • LutroO Telios Sleeving
  • EVGA custom red PSU cable kit
  • Monoprice.com SATA cables (will be sleeved)


Parts I still need
  • EKWB RIVBE full board cover - Come on EK, I'm waiting as patiently as I can
  • Some type of stand/mounting solution for my reservoir setup (please help me out here!)

I've already put a lot of parts together and I'm still waiting on a couple more shipments of goodies to complete the setup.

Here's some pics for you guys:








Edited by Phazeshifta - 4/23/14 at 2:04pm
post #2 of 24
Really amazing case and setup you got there, beautiful color combo! subscribed ofc!
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Here's a better front on shot showing a good color contrast between the black and gunmetal:

post #4 of 24
the gunmetal really harmonize nicely with the black. You're pics will certainly help a few people with their decisions.
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
So as I mentioned above, I need a little help!

I'm looking for a solution to mount my reservoir in a fashion that will match my case. Here's a couple pics showing off what I want to accomplish, but I need to know some sort of kit you guys can think of to mount the pump/reservoir the way I want without having to get a different pump:




Once again, I'm sorry for the terrible pics. It's one thing I hope to improve upon in the future

Any suggestions you guys may have would be greatly appreciated!
post #6 of 24
Looks pretty good! I like the two tone black/gunmetal. Subbed thumb.gif
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Looks gorgeous, subbed!
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post #8 of 24
Subbed! Nice parts list and I like the two tone you selected. I haven't seen that combo yet.
post #9 of 24
You could use two of these to mount the reservoir to your fans/rad:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8797/ex-pmp-79/UNDesigns_Z2_Pump_Bracket_-_120mm_Fan_Mount.html

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post #10 of 24
wow. that black is .. well, come on along gunmetal !
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