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Well, I ended up going out to Microcenter and picking up an SM8 local. Who needs wait times? Ignore my wheat thins lol
Nice! Didn't know they started stocking those.
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post #19452 of 22477
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

I never inferred that it was possible with a 240 in the front, the S8 and S5 are the same length, so absent extensive mods and thin rads/fans, I can be sure that it's not.

Why not go with a 360 in the CPU side top, and add a window in the upper flex bays since the PC is on your left.

I think I've worked out a compromise and I can keep the 240 in the front.
An ek nickle gpu backplate. That should reflect a clear view and another angle of the cpu back to me sitting on the right, lol thumb.gif.
post #19453 of 22477
Excuse my mess, I got my hardware in today. Ordering a pedestal and Gpu blocks/backplates tomorrow, and then more parts next week. Glad to be finally getting this show on the road.

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Hi all, I'm new to OCN so beat me up to bad...lol I started looking for a Caselabs Mercury S8 about 3 months ago after seeing a friends build. OMG what an amazing case. After my searching failed I ended up taking the plunge and ordered online, 6 - 8 weeks yikes.... Then of course 2 days later I get a PM out of the blue.........bam, now I'm in possession of an awesome white Mercury S8, with a black one still on order. Well let the building begin. While waiting on items for my build, I'll be looking through......wow almost 2000 pages of posts to see what you all have been up to with your builds. Looking forward to many sleepless nights, and the ever not so pleasant wait for more parts.
post #19455 of 22477
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Originally Posted by Sgt Hoit View Post

Hi all, I'm new to OCN so beat me up to bad...lol I started looking for a Caselabs Mercury S8 about 3 months ago after seeing a friends build. OMG what an amazing case. After my searching failed I ended up taking the plunge and ordered online, 6 - 8 weeks yikes.... Then of course 2 days later I get a PM out of the blue.........bam, now I'm in possession of an awesome white Mercury S8, with a black one still on order. Well let the building begin. While waiting on items for my build, I'll be looking through......wow almost 2000 pages of posts to see what you all have been up to with your builds. Looking forward to many sleepless nights, and the ever not so pleasant wait for more parts.
You can use the OCN search feature as well, just type "S8 Builds", there are quite a few here now.

Not quite sure from your post, but I gather that you ordered a black S8, but also bought a white one privately?
Planning on doing two S8 builds?

Yeah, the wait for more parts, it seems to go on forever when doing a new build.

Smart decision on getting an S8, or two, lol.thumb.gif
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post #19456 of 22477
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Originally Posted by Sgt Hoit View Post

Hi all, I'm new to OCN so beat me up to bad...lol I started looking for a Caselabs Mercury S8 about 3 months ago after seeing a friends build. OMG what an amazing case. After my searching failed I ended up taking the plunge and ordered online, 6 - 8 weeks yikes.... Then of course 2 days later I get a PM out of the blue.........bam, now I'm in possession of an awesome white Mercury S8, with a black one still on order. Well let the building begin. While waiting on items for my build, I'll be looking through......wow almost 2000 pages of posts to see what you all have been up to with your builds. Looking forward to many sleepless nights, and the ever not so pleasant wait for more parts.
welcome to your doom! smile.gif CaseLabs is addicting I think, I've bought and sold a few and still have 4 left in the house. I'm even running a liquid cooled S3 as a file server that I bought from another member on OCN smile.gif
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post #19457 of 22477
Hi Crew,

Well I finally managed to be able to order a new SMA8 from CaseLabs. Very excited.

Will basically be transferring my current build from my 900D over. But using straight hard tubing with fittings.

I have been flooding poor KC with so many question.

I did post on the SMA8 thread, but consider this is probably more widely looked at (I hope).

A few questions:

1. The rear vent near PCI slots, is the hex design now deafult? I hope so. There was no option to choose.

2. I have a Lamptron touch fan controller. Do I have to buy mounts for the front flex bays?

3. Subject to Rad clearance, would I be able to mount the Fan controller back, so that it can be hidden by the front plate/cover?

Thank you in advance for your replies. I look forward to reading them.

Cheers

Rob
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post #19458 of 22477
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Originally Posted by BelowAverageIQ View Post

Hi Crew,

Well I finally managed to be able to order a new SMA8 from CaseLabs. Very excited.

Will basically be transferring my current build from my 900D over. But using straight hard tubing with fittings.

I have been flooding poor KC with so many question.

I did post on the SMA8 thread, but consider this is probably more widely looked at (I hope).

A few questions:

1. The rear vent near PCI slots, is the hex design now deafult? I hope so. There was no option to choose.

2. I have a Lamptron touch fan controller. Do I have to buy mounts for the front flex bays?

3. Subject to Rad clearance, would I be able to mount the Fan controller back, so that it can be hidden by the front plate/cover?

Thank you in advance for your replies. I look forward to reading them.

Cheers

Rob
I know it usually comes with single slot mounts but if your lampton is two slots and you want to mount it with shorter ones with two slots then you have to buy it as an extra. There is no option on the rear so I'm assuming it's hex design. if you are expecting to hide the fan controller behind the flex bay cover you would have to mod it because there is no way that I know of otherwise unless you bolt or glue it right on the front cover if it even fits.
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post #19459 of 22477
Super bummed right now, was getting ready to order some more parts and wanted to measure some stuff on my board. My GPU, GTX 970g1 is much longer than I thought which will kill my 120 fan in front of it and my Swiftech 240x2 is actually giving me ram clearance issues when its horizontal over my motherboard based on the specs that Caselabs has on the bullet. Super bummed, I'm going to have to cancel my order and think of something else mad.gif
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For those who may know someone looking to get a Mercury S8. There is a gunmetal one on eBay with a bunch of extras...
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