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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post

Yeah I was meaning the S8S. CLabs is in serious need of rethink on their naming system.

I do plan to keep the 932 but, am looking at upgrading platforms soon as I finally finish this build. It's getting a rework of sorts on the exterior as well as the interior. But I really like the flat Mainboard setup of the S8S(iirc) and I need something larger so I can keep it on the floor and not have it get knocked over. The platform I plan to build as the followup is a server system for storage and the S8S fits what I wish to use it for. thumb.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

The S8S is a beautiful case.

But imo so is the S8, in spite of some comments about it being too tall ***iBruce***tongue.gif
Actually, the Diva said the same thing in another thread. But I don't care. I'm adding a pedestal to make mine even taller, lol.

Hopefully we'll see the CeadderMan with an S8S one day.
As iBruce said, once you go horizontal, you never go back.biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by iBruce View Post

The S8S on wheels sounds like an option maybe, they do look nice on a set of the CL HD casters and once you go horizontal, you never go back.

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With three windows instead of only one with a normal tower, you can see all of the mobo goodness from the top window looking down and all the GPU goodness from the left side window, ahhhhh it's a glorious chassis. May God Bless CaseLabs for scratching out the S8S on a cocktail napkin.

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Here's an older photo since not wanting to post any of the latest build pics with the reservoir mounted in dat hole (awe my God its so beautiful) and supports itself with just a squeeze (a little circumferential hug) of the U-Channel liner, or the Aquaero 6 or the PowerAdjust Ultra both mounted, gotta save something for the Big Reveal, right? And those two hard tubes now become three, they may still be quite eccentric ellipses.

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Added up the cost of Bitspower fittings last night, although did get a few too many of the gas cap deluxe white stops since they "rotate to seal" differently and wanted the Bits logos to be upright at 12'oclock high and matching side by side, but that only amounted to about $15 or three extra parts, anyway the total cost came to $302.63, AHHH Dayum!

Just for fittings and this is a short loop, only cooling a single CPU. The transition three times from hard to soft tubing was a HUGE expense, 3 deluxe white passthroughs, 3 CC2 Ultimate softs, 3 Enhance Multi-Link.

Insult to Injury

Just filled another PPCS shopping cart, 3 more Bitspower fittings, that last (3rd) transition assembly through the midchassis deck, another $37.85 plus 6% state sales tax. So I'm close to $350 for fittings? Awe Gawd!

Another one of these assemblies in this photo below
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Thinking of those guys with the medium and large size loops/builds, they must pay upwards of $600 to $1000 for their fittings, and I really tried to go with as small as possible chassis while still retaining an EATX capability overclocking board and comfortable zen space between components, the really small builds where every part is within one inch or half inch of another so tight together, I appreciate and respect the challenge but that look plays havoc with my nervous system and not in a good way, thus the S8S was deemed the ideal size for this build long ago. Just the right amount of spacing between components, and no excessive bare chassis wall that looks like you forgot to place something "in that spot", i.e. like my Mercury S8 build all that top rear bare case wall, that top 4inches you feel compelled to mount rads into OR its just empty upper space like an atrium that is way too high over the heads of the crowd below. When my S8 with half top window arrived, looking down from above, that overhead view, a thought of how amazing if only the window were closer to the components below (a few inches shorter) and a full top instead of half top window.

Four months later Kevin announced the S8S and I fell head over heels in love with the perfect case for an inaudible work rig.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. smile.gif

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Geez, that's a lot of moolah for fittings. I know, I've spent too much myself on them, especially Bitspower.
I just bought a bunch of XSPC fittings on sale at Dazmode, to save some dough this time.
I wanted to go with Barrow, but still too much, and hard to get over here, for me.
Maybe next time.rolleyes.gif

The casters could be a good idea for Ceadders S8S.biggrin.gif
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5775C ASUS Maximus VII Hero Titan Xp GSkill DDR3-2133 16GB  
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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Air until the loop upgrade Win10 Pro Acer Predator XB271HU 
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Ducky One TKL UK/ISO Custom EVGA SuperNOVA 1200P2 CaseLabs S8 White 
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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Air until the loop upgrade Win10 Pro Acer Predator XB271HU 
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post #302 of 3137
OK DerComissar,

I only meant the S8 looks too tall if you want to use a full top window. Then you are looking down through so much empty airspace at your components, ya know like "hey down there". wave2.gif

With two rads up top all that space is filled in and looks fine.

I've owned an S8. But for this very task-specific build I preferred to go with the smallest form factor I could, without compromising parts or performance for the singular purpose intended.

If I was building a custom NAS, I would choose a different smaller CaseLabs, an 8-10 core CPU multi GPU workhorse for compute, I would choose a different larger CaseLabs.

I'm only a huge fan of the S8S since it was so ideal for this particular build. No case is ideal for every build, I thought we already moved beyond that notion.

(slowly steps down, places soapbox back in closet)

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Edited by iBruce - 6/14/16 at 7:00pm
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6800K from Siliconlottery binned at 4.4GH... Rampage V Edition 10, OH DEAR GOD! :) EVGA 980 KingPin Gskill TridentZ DDR4 3200MHz 14 latency 32GB Qu... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD with AquaCompute... EK-R5E10 monoblock, EK-XTOP REVO Plexi, EK-RES ... Windows 10 64-Bit Happy Hacking HHKB Professional 2 Type - S whit... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Prime Titanium 850watt  CaseLabs Mercury S8S two-tone gunmetal interior... Logitech MX Master wireless Bluetooth in Gray a... Razer solid Aluminum 
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Intel 6700K 4.8GHz binned and delidded, absolut... Asus Maximus VIII Extreme, all original red acc... AMD WX 4100 Workstation Card Gskill TridentZ DDR4 3200MHz latency 14-14-14-3... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Intel 750 NVMe SSD 400GB  EK D5 XRES REVO pump top/res with white res top... Windows 10 64-Bit HHKB Pro 2 Type-S white frame, white gray PBT ... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Snow Silent 750watt Platinum CaseLabs Mercury S8 Open Air Bench all gunmetal... Logitech MX Master in gray and white Razor Manticor Aluminum 
AudioOther
Dell monitor soundbar from 2009 horrible : ( Hardware Labs satin white Multiport radiators i... 
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Intel 6800K from Siliconlottery binned at 4.4GH... Rampage V Edition 10, OH DEAR GOD! :) EVGA 980 KingPin Gskill TridentZ DDR4 3200MHz 14 latency 32GB Qu... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD with AquaCompute... EK-R5E10 monoblock, EK-XTOP REVO Plexi, EK-RES ... Windows 10 64-Bit Happy Hacking HHKB Professional 2 Type - S whit... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Prime Titanium 850watt  CaseLabs Mercury S8S two-tone gunmetal interior... Logitech MX Master wireless Bluetooth in Gray a... Razer solid Aluminum 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6700K 4.8GHz binned and delidded, absolut... Asus Maximus VIII Extreme, all original red acc... AMD WX 4100 Workstation Card Gskill TridentZ DDR4 3200MHz latency 14-14-14-3... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Intel 750 NVMe SSD 400GB  EK D5 XRES REVO pump top/res with white res top... Windows 10 64-Bit HHKB Pro 2 Type-S white frame, white gray PBT ... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Snow Silent 750watt Platinum CaseLabs Mercury S8 Open Air Bench all gunmetal... Logitech MX Master in gray and white Razor Manticor Aluminum 
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post #303 of 3137
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Originally Posted by iBruce View Post

OK DerComissar,

I only meant the S8 looks too tall if you want to use a full top window. Then you are looking down through so much empty airspace at your components, ya know like "hey down there". wave2.gif

With two rads up top all that space is filled in and looks fine.

I've owned an S8. But for this very task-specific build I preferred to go with the smallest form factor I could, without compromising parts or performance for the singular purpose intended.

If I was building a custom NAS, I would choose a different smaller CaseLabs, an 8-10 core CPU multi GPU workhorse for compute, I would choose a different larger CaseLabs.

I'm only a huge fan of the S8S since it was so ideal for this particular build. No case is ideal for every build, I thought we already moved beyond that notion.

(slowly steps down, places soapbox back in closet)

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Lol!biggrin.gif

Another great .gif, that gave me a nice laugh!

I took no offense whatsoever, to your thoughts about the S8, lol!
Heck, when I first got the case, I thought it had some wasted space in the top section myself.
I had no rads up top, so there was a lot of air space there.

And, I originally had the top window as well. But I went to a solid top, because the damn cat keeps climbing up there, lol.

I saw how you had an S8 as well before, and I recall when you first got the S8S, I was considering getting the panels to convert mine.
I still consider it, for that matter. That's why I enjoy following sexpot's build log here, and seeing your progress as well.

Seems to me that CaseLabs had said at one time, that they were going to sell an S8S conversion kit, but that never materialized, for some reason.
It's a shame they didn't, perhaps it could have been offered at a bit of a discount compared to buying the panels separate.

And you're right, no case is ideal for every build.
There are a few other CaseLab models that I wouldn't mind owning!biggrin.gif

Edit:
Whoops, I spelled sexpot wrong, lol.
Edited by DerComissar - 6/14/16 at 7:24pm
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5775C ASUS Maximus VII Hero Titan Xp GSkill DDR3-2133 16GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Air until the loop upgrade Win10 Pro Acer Predator XB271HU 
KeyboardPowerCase
Ducky One TKL UK/ISO Custom EVGA SuperNOVA 1200P2 CaseLabs S8 White 
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5775C ASUS Maximus VII Hero Titan Xp GSkill DDR3-2133 16GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB Air until the loop upgrade Win10 Pro Acer Predator XB271HU 
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Ducky One TKL UK/ISO Custom EVGA SuperNOVA 1200P2 CaseLabs S8 White 
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post #304 of 3137
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DerComissar View Post

Edit:
Whoops, I spelled sexpot wrong, lol.

Lol no problem. Funny story about that username. I was wandering around downtown Vancouver admiring the architecture of buildings. I stopped by our Colosseum Library and started taking pictures. As I was walking about, I noticed a book with a funny title. It's been my online username for gaming and forums ever since tongue.gif How did you guys go about picking a username?

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post #305 of 3137
The man likes his sex.

And his coffee.

At the same time, I get it! Caffeine Stimulation! biggrin.gif
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6800K from Siliconlottery binned at 4.4GH... Rampage V Edition 10, OH DEAR GOD! :) EVGA 980 KingPin Gskill TridentZ DDR4 3200MHz 14 latency 32GB Qu... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD with AquaCompute... EK-R5E10 monoblock, EK-XTOP REVO Plexi, EK-RES ... Windows 10 64-Bit Happy Hacking HHKB Professional 2 Type - S whit... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Prime Titanium 850watt  CaseLabs Mercury S8S two-tone gunmetal interior... Logitech MX Master wireless Bluetooth in Gray a... Razer solid Aluminum 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6700K 4.8GHz binned and delidded, absolut... Asus Maximus VIII Extreme, all original red acc... AMD WX 4100 Workstation Card Gskill TridentZ DDR4 3200MHz latency 14-14-14-3... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Intel 750 NVMe SSD 400GB  EK D5 XRES REVO pump top/res with white res top... Windows 10 64-Bit HHKB Pro 2 Type-S white frame, white gray PBT ... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Snow Silent 750watt Platinum CaseLabs Mercury S8 Open Air Bench all gunmetal... Logitech MX Master in gray and white Razor Manticor Aluminum 
AudioOther
Dell monitor soundbar from 2009 horrible : ( Hardware Labs satin white Multiport radiators i... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6800K from Siliconlottery binned at 4.4GH... Rampage V Edition 10, OH DEAR GOD! :) EVGA 980 KingPin Gskill TridentZ DDR4 3200MHz 14 latency 32GB Qu... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD with AquaCompute... EK-R5E10 monoblock, EK-XTOP REVO Plexi, EK-RES ... Windows 10 64-Bit Happy Hacking HHKB Professional 2 Type - S whit... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Prime Titanium 850watt  CaseLabs Mercury S8S two-tone gunmetal interior... Logitech MX Master wireless Bluetooth in Gray a... Razer solid Aluminum 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6700K 4.8GHz binned and delidded, absolut... Asus Maximus VIII Extreme, all original red acc... AMD WX 4100 Workstation Card Gskill TridentZ DDR4 3200MHz latency 14-14-14-3... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Intel 750 NVMe SSD 400GB  EK D5 XRES REVO pump top/res with white res top... Windows 10 64-Bit HHKB Pro 2 Type-S white frame, white gray PBT ... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic Snow Silent 750watt Platinum CaseLabs Mercury S8 Open Air Bench all gunmetal... Logitech MX Master in gray and white Razor Manticor Aluminum 
AudioOther
Dell monitor soundbar from 2009 horrible : ( Hardware Labs satin white Multiport radiators i... 
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post #306 of 3137
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Originally Posted by sexpot View Post

Lol no problem. Funny story about that username. I was wandering around downtown Vancouver admiring the architecture of buildings. I stopped by our Colosseum Library and started taking pictures. As I was walking about, I noticed a book with a funny title. It's been my online username for gaming and forums ever since tongue.gif How did you guys go about picking a username?

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I picked my user name because my head was empty at this moment, i had a X79 Sabertooth laying around with the word "TUFinside" and wanted to post on OCN quick. I wish i used another username like "CyberPenis" biggrin.gif
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I picked my user name because my head was empty at this moment, i had a X79 Sabertooth laying around with the word "TUFinside" and wanted to post on OCN quick. I wish i used another username like "CyberPenis" biggrin.gif

lol. Nothing says "take me seriously" then a name like CyberPenis!
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Thread Starter 
How about Xv-Kitty_Destr0yer69-vX? tongue.gif
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XxX-Ninja_Rouge7569-XxX

(notice how i misspelled "rogue", i saw this so many times in my MMO days...)
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Lol, my biggest peeve when playing those type of games is when people mention their gear, and type gears. biggrin.gif

"What kind of upgrades should I make to my gears?"

I'd respond kindly with:

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