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Is the sma8 that much larger than the merlin sm8?

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post #14892 of 22322
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Haha no problem man! I just need something that would stand out, I wanna try and get a sponsorship from Nvidia for my build, and it needs to look REALLY promising and cool in order to get it.

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Have you done great builds in the past or is this your first? I don't plan to put down your hopes on that because hell anything is possible but it's not as easy as branding your PC NVIDIA and they say "Holy cow Here is a truckload of 980 Ti's!"

Words from the guy at NVIDIA who is probably the main guy that handles sponsors:

"get more exposure, eventually over time... they will approach you"

"seeing as you only have one build under your name, I just don't want you to come off as that "new guy who's asking for free parts"

Good luck

Like guitarhero23 told you, getting sponsorship isn't an easy thing and won't necessarely happen just because your rig looks good.

I've done several builds so far and except for a one timer (Xenomorph build) and the special event (Lady Sif build) I've never been able to ditch sponsors. Especially for main components....they are the hardest to get.

I encourage you to continue working hard on your build and maybe send requests to the manufacturers but they will always want the biggest possible exposure.

I gave up on the sponsors things personally just because it's just to damn hard to ditch.
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post #14893 of 22322
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It has a lot more depth plus it has a pedestal, the sma8 is actually a lot better priced at $519, makes me think were overpaying for the sm8, or underpaying for the sma8 perhaps? smile.gif

this is whats making me second guess my decision on the sm8
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Originally Posted by JourneymanMike View Post

Check them out...

http://www.caselabs-store.com/merlin-sm8-case/

and

http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-sma8/

I did. I was hoping for a side by side picutre comparison of the two. I ordered an SM8 with a 360 rad mount in the flex bay, it basically is $80 less than an sma8. But if the SMA8 is just a behemoth it won't work for me anyway.
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this is whats making me second guess my decision on the sm8
I did. I was hoping for a side by side picutre comparison of the two. I ordered an SM8 with a 360 rad mount in the flex bay, it basically is $80 less than an sma8. But if the SMA8 is just a behemoth it won't work for me anyway.
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this is whats making me second guess my decision on the sm8
I did. I was hoping for a side by side picture comparison of the two. I ordered an SM8 with a 360 rad mount in the flex bay, it basically is $80 less than an sma8. But if the SMA8 is just a behemoth it won't work for me anyway.

I was considering the SMA8 and went for an SM8, I was debating the small cost as well but you have to think about how much more you'll have to spend to make it look good. You would want at least 2 video cards and 2 reservoirs and at least a 480 and a 560 to it fill up nicely. Plus all the extra fittings needed for routing tubing through the panels and what not would rack up the costs more than you'd think.

You can adequately cool 3 video cards in an sm8 with a 360,480 and 240, so I see no point going for a large form factor
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I was considering the SMA8 and went for an SM8, I was debating the small cost as well but you have to think about how much more you'll have to spend to make it look good. You would want at least 2 video cards and 2 reservoirs and at least a 480 and a 560 to it fill up nicely. Plus all the extra fittings needed for routing tubing through the panels and what not would rack up the costs more than you'd think.

You can adequately cool 3 video cards in an sm8 with a 360,480 and 240, so I see no point going for a large form factor

There is always a reason to go bigger.

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post #14896 of 22322
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Originally Posted by TheCautiousOne View Post

There is always a reason to go bigger.

TCO

Indeed whistle.gif
post #14897 of 22322
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I was considering the SMA8 and went for an SM8, I was debating the small cost as well but you have to think about how much more you'll have to spend to make it look good. You would want at least 2 video cards and 2 reservoirs and at least a 480 and a 560 to it fill up nicely. Plus all the extra fittings needed for routing tubing through the panels and what not would rack up the costs more than you'd think.

You can adequately cool 3 video cards in an sm8 with a 360,480 and 240, so I see no point going for a large form factor


good point, I'll never go for more than 2 video cards honestly. And I may not do that.
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Indeed whistle.gif

It's like Boxers Vs Briefs. Things Need to Breathe inside the Case.

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I was considering the SMA8 and went for an SM8, I was debating the small cost as well but you have to think about how much more you'll have to spend to make it look good. You would want at least 2 video cards and 2 reservoirs and at least a 480 and a 560 to it fill up nicely. Plus all the extra fittings needed for routing tubing through the panels and what not would rack up the costs more than you'd think.

You can adequately cool 3 video cards in an sm8 with a 360,480 and 240, so I see no point going for a large form factor

There are ways of making things look good without adding in more parts tongue.gif. When I get my sma8 I very well intend on only having one reservoir. As for fittings, such costs can be reduced by using soft tubing, or bending your tubing if it's one of the hard tubing types (petg, acrylic, copper, stainless, etc)
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post #14900 of 22322
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I was considering the SMA8 and went for an SM8, I was debating the small cost as well but you have to think about how much more you'll have to spend to make it look good. You would want at least 2 video cards and 2 reservoirs and at least a 480 and a 560 to it fill up nicely. Plus all the extra fittings needed for routing tubing through the panels and what not would rack up the costs more than you'd think.

You can adequately cool 3 video cards in an sm8 with a 360,480 and 240, so I see no point going for a large form factor


For me this is absolutely true. Not to mention buying a new desk to fit the SMA8, just measured. The 750D is about my comfort zone when it comes to case size atm. If the situation changes I'm sure I'll be able to sell the SM8 and buy whatever or I could grab a pedestal.


I thought the 900D was a bit too big for my tastes.

Gonna stick with an SM8 for now.
Edited by Raxus - 7/31/15 at 5:15pm
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