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Thanks guys! For now I'm on ATX but will always dream of graduating to dual socket on the home rig. The S8 SSI-EEB tray has all the mounting holes for ATX plus the dual socket mounting so this gives me forward protection

So I bought my first Case Labs case!

  • 1 x Caster Kit
  • 1 x Flex-bay 5.25 Device Mount - Short Nonconforming
    (Color: Black (2-3 business days for processing))
  • 1 x Mercury S8
    Case Color: Black and White Two Tone
    Form Factor: SSI EEB
    Top Chassis Mount: Drop-in 120.3 x 2
    Top Cover: 36mm Extended Ventilated
    Left Door: Standard Window with Ventilation
    Right Door : XL Window
    Front Cover: Ventilated
    Flex-Bay Configuration: 120.2 Mount with Solid Bay Covers
    Power and Reset Switch: Standard Power/Reset Switches with Sleeved Cables
    I/O Panel: USB 3.0/HD Audio
    Add the S8 120.3 side mount? Yes

Going to put two 360s up top and two 240s in the front. Not sure on the depth I can use on the Flex Bay radiator if I use the EK-UNI Pump Holder on the accessory mounting point to put a D5 behind it

Very Excited thumb.gif

BTW @JourneymanMike, the idea for this purchase came from my girlfriend. When she bought me (I bought the case) the AquaComputer 290X water blocks you said I should marry her. Well ... I'm doing just that smile.gif Exciting times indeed!

Starting a Build Log: Daedalic

Congrats! You will love it. I'm waiting on my 4th one!
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Yes, that would work depending on the orientation of the 360 rad... Inlet and Outlet ports on the bottom. It won't go with the ports on the top...

Another option would be a 360 Flex Bay Mount and a 120 mount or fan box

The 480 mount is the best and most economical way to go

Better wait till someone with an SMA8 can answer from experience!

Yep, just get the 120.4. I had a 120.3 rad and 4 intake fans in the front. Look here
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So, I am trying to decide on which Case Labs case would be the right size for me, and now I look to you; the experts. I am not a hardcore gamer, but the computer is used mainly for gaming and day to day use. I want the right size case that I can put a custom loop in there and have all of it visible; res, pump, everything. I plan on tossing one GPU into, so no need to worry about SLI or anything...yet. I am pretty sure I have it narrowed down to the SM5 and the SM8. Obviously a decent price difference between the two and as well as MOBO sizing.

So the question I have is, because of what I plan on doing with the computer (or not doing with the computer) would the SM5 be a better overall choice.
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So, I am trying to decide on which Case Labs case would be the right size for me, and now I look to you; the experts. I am not a hardcore gamer, but the computer is used mainly for gaming and day to day use. I want the right size case that I can put a custom loop in there and have all of it visible; res, pump, everything. I plan on tossing one GPU into, so no need to worry about SLI or anything...yet. I am pretty sure I have it narrowed down to the SM5 and the SM8. Obviously a decent price difference between the two and as well as MOBO sizing.

So the question I have is, because of what I plan on doing with the computer (or not doing with the computer) would the SM5 be a better overall choice.

Have you looked at the S3? That would be great for 1 GPU and a small loop!
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I knew it...You run into problems with wife and need a case that could hold you and the PC at the same time until things calm down biggrin.gif I think you have room for the dog too thumb.gif

Nice wer. I love the tricolor scheme.
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JK! Wow man, that's awesome. Was that stren's case?
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@HeyItsRon

It's worth to at least get an atx case. You'll have a ton of options for a board and can still do matx/itx.

I don't see the sm5 anymore, just the sm8 and st10. Speaking of the st10, the price has been dropped and it's only $5 more (caselabs.net). It's bigger, though it can do 480mm rads in case you get hit hard by the wc bug (biggrin.gif).

@gabe & jlms2010

Tnx guys smile.gif

We struck a deal, so she won't kick me out biggrin.gif. No more dreams of two-wheels dicing through traffic (been told it's very risky). Maybe a project car thinking.gif

It's a D and some of you will recognize it. I'll be putting my rig in there. The second system will be the old (shelved) family pc desktop. My little one needs pc access to online school work. Funny, never could imagine kindergarten needing online homework back in the 90s. How times change smile.gif. I'm hoping she will get bit by the pc gaming bug and I'll upgrade it to a starter gaming machine. For now, she's content with simple online games (after her homework is done). It's a bit perplexing these sites are not mobile (tablet) friendly. I guess they're not there yet and maybe when my 2y/o is in kindergarten.

@ pc Mike

Yeah, that's her. Stren has a bunch of gear. I could understand why he needs to shift it. Good lordy, it's a pc modder's dream in there drool.gif. It won't be as epic as his build but I have my flair I'll add. I have six Monsta 480s, one monsta 360, and I got a 560 Monsta w/ the deal of the case. I have a few more things I need but I have a vision and possible theme for this build. The other side won't be as purrity but again I'm hoping my little girl gets into pc gaming to upgrade her when she's ready. @ six, she's more in tune watching playdoh and kinder-surprise youtube vids.
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I started my build-log today, feel free to check it out =) I'll post a picture here when I'm done =)
http://www.overclock.net/t/1557696/build-log-caselabs-sma8-2-pedestals-super-excessive-cooling-3-0
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