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New Watercooled Caselabs S8 Build (Black and Blue)

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Hi guys, I lurk this forum often but this is my first time posting. After being amazed by some of the watercooled cases on the site, I thought I might try my hand at rigid tubing watercooling myself. My previous case was a Microcool Banchetto test bench and I swapped my components over to a Caselabs S8. This was my first time using rigid tubing so it's not perfect of course and I made plenty of errors along the way. It was fun though and I am proud of the finished result.












Edited by eksblenny - 3/19/16 at 12:13am
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It is nice to see a windowed top. Most folks put two 360s in the top but it is nice to show off the build with the extra window.

My own S8 has its rads in the top but I am glad I went for a pair of windowed/vented sides as I used polished copper tubing.
post #3 of 11
The black with the blue pastel looks sharp, especially with the acrylic blocks.
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Originally Posted by DanielCoffey View Post

It is nice to see a windowed top. Most folks put two 360s in the top but it is nice to show off the build with the extra window.

My own S8 has its rads in the top but I am glad I went for a pair of windowed/vented sides as I used polished copper tubing.
I love the idea of using copper pipe. Do you have a build log? I'd enjoy checking it out.
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What size rad did you put in the bottom compartment? I'm trying to plan out the options on an S8 and would like to take a shot at water cooling for the first time - worried about rad thickness and the mount plate for the PWR and USB. Don't want to assume anything so getting plans in order before ordering smile.gif.

Also, very nice job - really sharp looking!
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Wow, nice work there thumb.gif

I am planning to get this case as well and similar theme too.tongue.gif
post #6 of 11
Nice job eksblenny!: I am a new SM8 owner and was seriously thinking about the S8. Seeing your build makes me think I could have made a better choice.biggrin.gif

Nice pics too!!!
Edited by Rotknee - 11/16/16 at 4:14pm
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Nicely done thumb.gif
post #8 of 11
Awesome build!! Well done. Love the blue pastel.

Please, which reservoir and pump combo is that???

Thank you
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Looks like EK for everything but some 90s (Bitspower).
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Nice bro smile.gif
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