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Hey everyone, I'm about to order my first caselabs case smile.gif))

However, I've been contemplating if it is worth it. I current have the corsair air 540 and, well, its OK, but i want to get the s8s because of the horizontal motherboard layout. For $400, i can get a GPU, nd im wondering if the case is REALLY worth it.

This is a very common question repeated often - until you actually get 'hand-on' with Caselabs quality. Afterwards, the response is always positive! Yes, totally worth it, even if you are going with an air-cooled build. There is just no comparison. thumb.gif
post #12292 of 22190
These cases are worth ever penny you spend on them. They will outlast your computer hardware tenfold, and when you do decide to throw in a really expensive build, you'll have the peace of mind that it's in a CaseLabs and not something shabby.

Maybe a local OCN caselabs owner (find one in your area) can show you one.
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Here's a build log video of my computer that I finished a couple months ago. Took 6 months to build.


I might change the colorscheme, I have a few ideas.
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post #12294 of 22190
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Hey everyone, I'm about to order my first caselabs case smile.gif))

However, I've been contemplating if it is worth it. I current have the corsair air 540 and, well, its OK, but i want to get the s8s because of the horizontal motherboard layout. For $400, i can get a GPU, nd im wondering if the case is REALLY worth it.

YES! Any case you choose by Caselabs is worth it.

INstead of a 900D I went with the SMA8. Almost done. Working out the kinks.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Get it.

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I get we all love Case Labs guys but... his current case has nothing wrong, and he would probably benefit from a GPU from what ive read so far. All we know is "i want a horizontal mono layout". Case not being a factor and your motherboard was just in a generic case would you pay $400+ to turn it horizontal vs vertical?
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I get we all love Case Labs guys but... his current case has nothing wrong, and he would probably benefit from a GPU from what ive read so far. All we know is "i want a horizontal mono layout". Case not being a factor and your motherboard was just in a generic case would you pay $400+ to turn it horizontal vs vertical?

It depends on your enthusiasm, what you want to do with the build (cheap or expensive, anyone can make a build look good with the right work, caselabs makes the customizable part a lot easier). All depends on what you want to do with it and what your budget is at that point.

If you've got an unlimited budget or a bit extra cash and the expense isn't an issue, I'd go hands down with caselabs.
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I get we all love Case Labs guys but... his current case has nothing wrong, and he would probably benefit from a GPU from what ive read so far. All we know is "i want a horizontal mono layout". Case not being a factor and your motherboard was just in a generic case would you pay $400+ to turn it horizontal vs vertical?

Agree 100%. GPU should be first to upgrade, save a little then get a Caselabs case.
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post #12298 of 22190
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Hey everyone, I'm about to order my first caselabs case smile.gif))

However, I've been contemplating if it is worth it. I current have the corsair air 540 and, well, its OK, but i want to get the s8s because of the horizontal motherboard layout. For $400, i can get a GPU, nd im wondering if the case is REALLY worth it.

I have yet to read someone who's bought a Caselabs case say "I sure wish I hadn't bought this thing. It sucks".

Most everyone who's worked in one has had nothing but praise for it and talk about how the more they work in it the more impressed they are.


Good Luck whichever you decide. thumb.gif
    
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post #12299 of 22190
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Agree 100%. GPU should be first to upgrade, save a little then get a Caselabs case.
I dont need a GPU, I'm just comparing how much a case costs to that.
post #12300 of 22190
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I dont need a GPU, I'm just comparing how much a case costs to that.
Really depends on how you customize it. I spent about 1/3 extra on just accessories. Couldn't be happier with what I received.
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