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We have been waiting for years for such cases (BH4 and S8S for me), what is few weeks ?

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The problem with waiting this long for part of a build is that new ideas keep popping up and the build plan morphs - which usually equates to more $$$ being spent . . .

Even though this is a small-ish case compared to some of the big builds I've done in a Corsair 900D or the CaseLabs M8's, fan control is still necessary especially with a custom water loop I feel. Yes I could let the system handle it with PWM, but we don't do enthusiast cases like CaseLabs or custom loops to do things on the cheap. My original plan was to take my current fan controller (Sunbeam Rheostat 6), and do a simple mod into the lower compartment of the BH7 bottom right side. This would allow me to control all the fans and leds manually as I have been for years.

Someone earlier in the thread suggested the Aquaero 6 FC. At the time I considered it to be overkill. I think it is still overkill frankly, but the LCD touch panel aesthetic will look much better and cleaner instead of knobs sticking out of the front. I also want to make the jump to some more automation with the software instead of manual operation of the knobs. So, I put the order in: Aquaero 6 XT, passive heatsink, black face plate.

The mounting will be pretty straight forward. Cut a clean square hole, attach mounting brackets to the inside of the case, and done. If this case doesn't ship soon, I'm going to find something else to spend money on damn it!
post #62 of 139
Subbed for sure and great to see Alaskan's on OC.net. biggrin.gif
post #63 of 139
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Truth


The problem with waiting this long for part of a build is that new ideas keep popping up and the build plan morphs - which usually equates to more $$$ being spent . . .

Even though this is a small-ish case compared to some of the big builds I've done in a Corsair 900D or the CaseLabs M8's, fan control is still necessary especially with a custom water loop I feel. Yes I could let the system handle it with PWM, but we don't do enthusiast cases like CaseLabs or custom loops to do things on the cheap. My original plan was to take my current fan controller (Sunbeam Rheostat 6), and do a simple mod into the lower compartment of the BH7 bottom right side. This would allow me to control all the fans and leds manually as I have been for years.

Someone earlier in the thread suggested the Aquaero 6 FC. At the time I considered it to be overkill. I think it is still overkill frankly, but the LCD touch panel aesthetic will look much better and cleaner instead of knobs sticking out of the front. I also want to make the jump to some more automation with the software instead of manual operation of the knobs. So, I put the order in: Aquaero 6 XT, passive heatsink, black face plate.

The mounting will be pretty straight forward. Cut a clean square hole, attach mounting brackets to the inside of the case, and done. If this case doesn't ship soon, I'm going to find something else to spend money on damn it!

Haha ! What is money man ? As long as you don't starve with no food and shelter, spend your money and make us a gorgeous build ! (The irony is i get my BH4 tomorrow, and waiting for income to fill it)
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Subbed for sure and great to see Alaskan's on OC.net. biggrin.gif

Hey Francis, welcome to the thread. I'm in Anchorage myself. Been out to Bethel a bit for work though. I've lurked on OCN for a many years heh.
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Haha ! What is money man ? As long as you don't starve with no food and shelter, spend your money and make us a gorgeous build ! (The irony is i get my BH4 tomorrow, and waiting for income to fill it)

Can't take it with you right?! Like I tell my wife, I could be at the bar . . . we all have hobbies that cost $$. This one is mine heh. She's pretty cool about it, as long as it doesn't get too out of hand. Once this build is done, not much will happen to the guts until Zen launches. Then it will be a new mobo, DDR4, Zen proc, and a 1080. She'll make me cool off the spending a bit after that I figure lol.
Edited by Bear907 - 6/14/16 at 2:17pm
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Can't take it with you right?! Like I tell my wife, I could be at the bar . . . we all have hobbies that cost $$. This one is mine heh. She's pretty cool about it, as long as it doesn't get too out of hand. Once this build is done, not much will happen to the guts until Zen launches. Then it will be a new mobo, DDR4, Zen proc, and a 1080. She'll make me cool off the spending a bit after that I figure lol.

You could be at the bar spending your money with computer freaks, that would equal spending money on hardware. tongue.gif
post #67 of 139
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That's true and has been known to happen lol. Guess my argument doesn't hold much water then eh?
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That's true and has been known to happen lol. Guess my argument doesn't hold much water then eh?

Well it looks like you are more concerned about your companion reactions towards the money you spend on PC. biggrin.gif
post #69 of 139
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The berry color looked really good. Ultimately, orange is my favorite color, but berry made it a tough choice.

No pressure on the CaseLabs guys at all. I have no issue waiting for one of their products with the build quality they produce. The folks in the main thread that are complaining aren't considering the fact that if they waiting until they had stock of all the colors, then release date would have been pushed back a month or two anyway. /shrug.

CaseLabs cases are worth the wait. This will be my third from them.

Yeah, for me orange is one of my biggest colours, but man am I picky about which shade... Hence why Berry seems like an acceptable compromise for me ^_^

A bullet case will be my first one when I put the order in smile.gif
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Will be keeping an eye on this one...good luck Bear!
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