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post #2 of 43
He is kind of right, I mean I don't disagree! biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 43
I prefer the 90 degree rotated mobo tray on the TJ11 myself. Still, the CL is definitely one of the best cases on the market...
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There aren't even words to describe how jaw-droppingly amazing the SMA8 looks in Gunmetal.
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Jesus, I can't look at this color, I've just ordered a white one biggrin.gif
    
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Really tempted to order one of these for my build in Gunmetal with all white inside.

Why you do this to me caselabs, I havent even used my S8 yet!
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You KNOW you want it biggrin.gif Thanks and have a great weekend! cheers.gif
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After i watched this video, i am convinced. Nothing matches a Case Labs Case.

I just cant afford one. mad.gif

Got $800 saved for the new build so far and i'm having a hard time justifying the cost of this case.

UGH, so many decisions.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheozero View Post

There aren't even words to describe how jaw-droppingly amazing the SMA8 looks in Gunmetal.

Probably the best looking case i have ever seen.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ksireaper View Post

After i watched this video, i am convinced. Nothing matches a Case Labs Case.

I just cant afford one. mad.gif

Got $800 saved for the new build so far and i'm having a hard time justifying the cost of this case.

UGH, so many decisions.
Probably the best looking case i have ever seen.
Tell me about it >_>

I haven't even gotten the chance to put my S5 together and I already want to get this one was just to have it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheozero View Post

There aren't even words to describe how jaw-droppingly amazing the SMA8 looks in Gunmetal.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pheozero View Post

Tell me about it >_>

I haven't even gotten the chance to put my S5 together and I already want to get this one was just to have it.

I have my entire build all planned out. All water cooling components picked. Only thing i cannot decide on is the case. Should i take the hit and buy the SMA8 and set me back a bunch, or just go with the 750D like i planned?

Same thing with my current build, took forever to choose a Case.

Edit: Punctuation
Edited by Ksireaper - 5/16/14 at 10:57am
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