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reserved Project Phoenix Rising

Congratulations on the CaseLabs...

Welcome to the Club! thumb.gif

Now, which case is it?
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post #15042 of 22194
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Build is getting dull, I can't decide if I should add a pedestal or switch to an SMA8!!
Adding the pedestal and changing out the panels to a gunmetal color will cost about the same as getting an SMA8.


Question for the pedestal:
Where's the 480 rad mount?
Can I add a drive cage with a 480 rad in it?
how does the cable route to back of the main case?

Thats pretty slick looking. Someone pointed out to me when I was on the fence between an sm8 and an sma8, it takes a lot more hardware to make an sma8 look full. So you have to consider that cost as well.
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By the time you add a pedestal to the SM8, you're looking at almost the same price as the SMA8. I was going to look at the SM8 and pedestal, but at a few dollars more or less, I can have a bigger case and enough room for rads. If you already have an SM8, I don't see a need for an SMA8. Just get a pedestal smile.gif
    
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post #15044 of 22194
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Question for the pedestal:
Where's the 480 rad mount?
Can I add a drive cage with a 480 rad in it?
how does the cable route to back of the main case?
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The MAC-290 Pedestal Assembly is the perfect add-on to your Merlin SM8 or ST10 case for more capacity. It can hold either 2 120.4 or 140.3 radiators. Three Flex-Bays (5.25" Bays) at the front provide a great place to mount a bay reservoir, fan controller, or ...? Radiator mounts are sold separately - please see MAC-291 (120.4) or MAC-292 (140.3). Rear mount for a 140mm fan. Some assembly required.

http://www.caselabs-store.com/120-4-480-radiator-side-mount-merlin-pedestal/

http://www.caselabs-store.com/pedestal-merlin-sm8-st10/
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Can I add a drive cage with a 480 rad in it?

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* When mounting radiators larger than 120.3 (360), it may not be possible to mount devices in the Flex-Bays (5.25 bays).

Since that cage is flexbay compatible, you won't be able to use it in the pedestal with a 480 installed. You can probably find another place to mount the hdd, maybe stealth?

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how does the cable route to back of the main case?

Usually, the top of the pedestal is open, just uncover one of the bottom of the SM8's fan covers to route cables. The spec page doesn't say you have to reuse the bottom of the sm8 as the pedestals bottom like some other models that have you do this. So its likely it will ship w/ its own bottom.
Edited by wermad - 8/5/15 at 9:23pm
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Has anyone mounted a 120.3 rad in the pedestal (MAC-290) so the flex bays can be used? Im wondering if it would look funky cause they look so nice with a 120.4 radiator mounted.

Im assuming that certain components like disc drives will not fit in the flex bays with a 120.3 radiator mounted in the pedestal just like when you mount one at the top
of the SM8 (unless the rad mount allows the rad to be somewhat offset toward the back of the ped. near the fan mount)?
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post #15046 of 22194
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That looks really awesome, you did a great job! thumb.gif
Thank you!
post #15047 of 22194
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Talk to Demci directly they will send you the right filter and they gave me a discount on shipping ( I hate paying for expensive shipping costs). thumb.gif

@ Mandrix - wth two peds, never thought of that ,thats money. Did you make the 4 wheeler?
Whoops, missed your post first time through. Sorry for double posting....

No, the platform came from Case Labs. Since I have the machine on carpet, and I basically have to move it out of the way every night I needed a stable base.
Also, believe or not, I once had 3 pedestals and it was extremely top heavy. (when the pedestals were revised I ended up with spare end pieces and I fabbed the framework just for laughs to see what 3 pedestals looked like)
post #15048 of 22194
I didnt know CL sold those, I went out and bought a table for my case rolleyes.gif

Im assuming thats the magnum base platform? Is the open center for the rubber feet to fit down into the platform and keep it stable?
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Samsung 850 Pro 512gb (OS) Samsung 850 Pro 512gb Samsung 850 evo 1tb WD velociraptor 10kRPM 600gb 
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WD Black 2tb LG Blu Ray burner SWIFTECH APOGEE XL ROG CPU BLOCK HARDWARE LABS Black Ice Nemesis 360GTX Dual-Cor... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ALPHACOOL MONSTA RAD 240  EK 980TI K|ngP|n waterblock NB ELOOP & GENTLE TYPHOON AP-29pwm FANS AQUACOMPUTER D5 PWM PUMP W/ BITSPOWER "S" TOP &... 
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post #15049 of 22194
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The bends and fittings remind me of technics 1200 tone arms. What a cool build.
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post #15050 of 22194
To get an entire change of panels from white to gunmetal is gonna cost almost as much as a new case though. Hmmm.
Just getting tired of the white. rolleyes.gif
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