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I understand where you're coming from. This will be my last watercooled build.....hopefully. After doing this for a few years, I'm just ready to hang it up and stick to more traditional builds. Aside from the work and maintenance that goes into watercooling, I cringe at the amount of money I've invested in these types of builds over the years, money that could have been spent on higher end components like latest gen CPUs and better GPU setups.
But it has been fun. smile.gif

Something's wrong with the forum software - it says I'm in the Case Labs thread?? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Not that there aren't some gorgeous air builds in the CLs. I could have bought another couple Case Labs if I hadn't updated my loop!

You're right, my crazy talk doesn't belong in here! lol wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Furious Pcs View Post

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Originally Posted by alltheGHz View Post

No, I mean just the pedestal. A full on computer in just a pedestal. Forget the s3, I'm talking about just the pedestal.

i feel like it would be really hard to pull that off

I agree it would be difficult. But it has been done.
http://www.caselabs-store.com/s3-pedestal-by-levb/
post #16082 of 22264
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

You're right, my crazy talk doesn't belong in here! lol wink.gif
I agree it would be difficult. But it has been done.
http://www.caselabs-store.com/s3-pedestal-by-levb/

Def rings a bell I knew I've seen it somewhere before.... Thanks for the reminder.
post #16083 of 22264
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Originally Posted by Revan654 View Post

I going with Air with a AIO since I don't want the hassle of draining the loop every six months.

1. I went with 120.2/140.2 x2 top. The one side will house my AIO, I was wonder if I should use 120 or 140 fans on the other side. my AIO uses 120mm fans.
2. I just ordered the case on Sunday, Anyone know the average time frame of a case being sent to you?
3. Anyone know if Aluminum is Magnetic? I want to attach my Wi-Fi antenna to the case, to keep it off my desk.

A)I would say with proper maint 1 year at worst case senerio with proper maint 2 to 3 is easily achievable.

Most (even experienced ) water costs do not control pH and other misc things,

all you really need to do is top it off

1 120, better fans avail

2 around 7ish weeks maybe 6 now

3 no but as a solution. either dont connect the wifi antenna outside the case ( to the io )if possible like on my impact or an easy way to route the wire that i have found is between the door it will usually fit or through other holes

anyway route it back into the case and the magnets will stick on the outside of the rads - at least the shroud on most rads are made from steel , i find it to be a great way to hide the antenna
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USS CLM8-1701
(39 items)
 
Her Venom
(21 items)
 
Lil Tough Guy
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  R7970-2PMD3GD5/OC  F3-2400C10D-16GTX  OCZ Agility 3 120GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 120GB  Seagate Barracuda 1TB  Segate Barracuda 3TB Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-ray Writer Swiftech H20-220 EDGE HD Liquid Cooling Kit Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech MCP-35X2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech MCP35X2 Heat Sink Swiftech MCP35X Reservoir Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool 240mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm UT60 FrozenQ PC Mods UV Meteor Light Limited Edition... 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
Koolance Radiator Mounting Bracket with Quick-R... Swiftech Komodo 7970 Windows 7 Windows 8  
MonitorMonitorMonitorMonitor
ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  XFX FXTRISTAND Triple Display Monitor Stand  
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G510 XFX pro 1250w black edition Caselabs MAGNUM M8 Case Razer Naga 
AudioAudioOther
Sony 2.1 Razer Megalodon XFX pro 1250w black edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
8350 batch 1229 pgn  Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z gigabyte 7770 OC gigabyte 7770 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
F3-2400C10D-16GTX OCZ agaility 3 120  OCZ Agility 3 120gb  Seagate 7200rpm 1tb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Pioneer BDR-208DBK Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... Swiftech MCP-35X White Top Swiftech Quiet Power 240  
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Swiftech Apogee HD Windows 7 Windows 8 LG E2242 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG E2242 RAZER Black Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Seasonic x660 Cooler Master Storm Stryker 
Mouse
Razer Lachesis 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6100 Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 XFX 7770 Core Edition Samsung 1600 2x4 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
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post #16084 of 22264
For those folks who've made fillports in Caselabs midplates, what technique have you found most successful? Hole punch --> pilot hole --> unibit?
post #16085 of 22264
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Originally Posted by ratzofftoya View Post

For those folks who've made fillports in Caselabs midplates, what technique have you found most successful? Hole punch --> pilot hole --> unibit?

screw a fitting and short tube onto the port that you are going drill a hole for, drop a short pencil into it from the top, draw out your circle, mark the center and center punch,
Tape plastic bag under the bottom of the hole. Drill 3/8" pilot hole. use step drill bit until fillport drops in.
post #16086 of 22264
Hey guys, my white S8 has been taken to a powder coater to get its innards done in gunmetal (similar to CaseLabs gunmetal).

Paid $150 for the job, but stuff it, I ain't doing a half-ass job with spray cans and rather a professional do it.

All my components are white so that extra gunmetal contrast will look nice...
post #16087 of 22264
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Originally Posted by Micdeez View Post

Paid $150 for the job, but stuff it, I ain't doing a half-ass job with spray cans and rather a professional do it.

I think you are wise doing that. You are starting off with a very high quality case, so professional powder coating should keep everything looking great. (Not a great fan of the "professionally' or at least carefully done spray can job that Daz did on his Mocha S3... if you look at the pictures even after very careful surface preparation the paint finish came out all orange peel-like in texture. Powder coating is the way to go or otherwise a custom airbrush job with properly thinned lacquer paint).
post #16088 of 22264
Exactly mate, I think the case deserves a great paint job, like for like (powder coat).

There is just too much prep work to do for that amazing "show" finish. I am in a city-based apartment so its just so impractical.
I have already painted the mobo standoffs and thumb screws using Rustoleum cans, so that wasn't a big deal for me.

Really can't wait to start a build log, it has been 2 agonising months I haven't even opened all my PC parts + WC gear....
post #16089 of 22264
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Originally Posted by Micdeez View Post

Exactly mate, I think the case deserves a great paint job, like for like (powder coat).

There is just too much prep work to do for that amazing "show" finish. I am in a city-based apartment so its just so impractical.
I have already painted the mobo standoffs and thumb screws using Rustoleum cans, so that wasn't a big deal for me.

Really can't wait to start a build log, it has been 2 agonising months I haven't even opened all my PC parts + WC gear....

I know exactly how you feel: I had 100% of my electronic equipment and 90% of my watercooling equipment and waiting for my Mercury S5 to turn up was tortuous... counting each day. I look forward to reading the build log.
post #16090 of 22264
I agree with you on the 90% for wc gear.

I made a calculated guess on what I need, as BP fittings are so expensive, I had to be mindful of costs of course.

When does your S5 turn up?
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