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Originally Posted by luciddreamer124 View Post

That obstruction would make absolutely no difference in real life performance or temps. And a 240 flex bay mount would take up 6 bays I believe.

Both are fantastic cases. Can't really go wrong with either, although I would recommend the SM8 personally (as an owner)
Good to know. Do you think the obstruction would make it noisier though?
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

If you leave 1 flex bay gap between bottom of front rad, and front fan of bottom rad, you should be just fine with airflow.

Edit: should leave you 3-4 flex bays depending on front and bottom rads and whether they are in push/pull or not.

It would be 110mm thick total in the front (rad+fans) and 130mm thick total in the bottom (rad+fans) or vice versa.
I really only need one flex bay for my fan controller, though having one or two more would be welcomed.


EDIT: to mount a 240 rad on the flex bays up front, do I need to buy the flex bay radiator mount? I see it only comes in 120x3, so that would block off an extra 120mm of flex bays, right?
Edited by Anoxy - 1/3/14 at 10:26pm
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Good to know. Do you think the obstruction would make it noisier though?
It would be 110mm thick total in the front (rad+fans) and 130mm thick total in the bottom (rad+fans) or vice versa.
I really only need one flex bay for my fan controller, though having one or two more would be welcomed.


EDIT: to mount a 240 rad on the flex bays up front, do I need to buy the flex bay radiator mount? I see it only comes in 120x3, so that would block off an extra 120mm of flex bays, right?

Were that my system, I would mount the 110mm on the bottom, and 130mm in the front, this is the 240mm rad flex bay mount http://www.caselabs-store.com/120-2-flex-bay-radiator-mount-6-bay/

With rads that thick including your fans, I think you might only end up with 2-3 flex bay spaces for accessories and stuff. It shouldn't make the system any noisier with the overlap in that bottom from corner. What size rad are you putting up top?? Because unless you run the 31mm extended top, a 480 in push/pull will take up the 2 top flex bays because it's hanging down into them, with the 31mm you would only lose 1 unless the 480 is a Monsta. In my SM8 Reverse ATX layout case with 31mm top, I'm running a 480mm EK XTX up top in push pull, and a 360mm XTX in the front in the 120.3 mount, and I'm left with zero usable flex bays, unless I find a REALLY shallow fan controller.

Sorry for crappy pic, it's in the process of fan testing so it's not even complete yet, it's for my wife.
Edited by Jimhans1 - 1/3/14 at 11:08pm
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Thanks for the reply. I would only have an RX360 (60mm) in the roof, so perhaps that would keep those flex bays available if I offset it to the back.
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Thanks for the reply. I would only have an RX360 (60mm) in the roof, so perhaps that would keep those flex bays available if I offset it to the back.
Yeah, if the 360 goes in to the top and you have it all the way to the rear, you will gain back the top two flex bays, not sure if it would be far enough back for an optical drive, but you could probably fit a bay res or such.
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finished the acrylic piece that fits over top the motherboard, just need to cut the bottom piece and then all I have left is three more pieces of acrylic tubing to cut, then figure out how I want to do my fan cables

sorry for the lackluster picture quality, i have horrible lighting





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Kevin has send me a gift wink.gif A +/-38mm top panel
Anybody needed that?
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finished the acrylic piece that fits over top the motherboard, just need to cut the bottom piece and then all I have left is three more pieces of acrylic tubing to cut, then figure out how I want to do my fan cables

sorry for the lackluster picture quality, i have horrible lighting
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Great set up! Love the bending work. Now if I could only see the pictures tongue.gif
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Kevin has send me a gift wink.gif A +/-38mm top panel
Anybody needed that? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Just ordered the 31mm top for my sm8 on the 1st. Still waiting for the order to be fulfilled though. sad-smiley-002.gif
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Kevin has send me a gift wink.gif A +/-38mm top panel
Anybody needed that?
i did
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We're looking at our options.

To provide a little more insight, we get just a couple of orders for white cases a week right now compared to dozens of black cases. The tear down process to switch booths from black to white takes around 45 minutes, then we have to stop the Black paint booths from operating, otherwise they will contaminate the black cases and visa versa. Then, after painting, we have to tear it down again and covert the booths back to black paint.

This process doesn't seem like much, but it is pushing black cases out anywhere from 2-4 days MORE than what we want to get them out to our customers, considering all of those orders for black cases are postponed during the painting process for the white ones. So it's not just affecting our sales numbers, it's also affecting our customer service and ability to ship products out in a timely manner, which is not acceptable.

We've received a lot of feedback from customers regarding the decision, some understand and are okay with it, some understand and hate it. This isn't a decision that was made lightly and to clarify, the color is being suspended, not terminated.

CaseLabs is looking at other options to make white still available but there's no guarantee until we do some expansion at the lab and make a new painting area for other colors.

First of all, let me wish the CL crew a happy and prosperous 2014.
You can add me to the category of customers who hate CL's decision to discontinue white color case as an option. One of the reasons people select CL is the "choice" in colors, albeit only two colors. I understand the economics behind the decision, but certainly disappointed that CL would go down the route of offering a single color option only. May be you guys can outsource the painting process altogether? It will cut into your margins a bit, and you will lose some control, but may be you guys can make it up through floor optimization and process rationalization. Sounds like CL is looking for scale anyway, so I would not be surprised if you were already contemplating this option.
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We're looking at our options.

To provide a little more insight, we get just a couple of orders for white cases a week right now compared to dozens of black cases. The tear down process to switch booths from black to white takes around 45 minutes, then we have to stop the Black paint booths from operating, otherwise they will contaminate the black cases and visa versa. Then, after painting, we have to tear it down again and covert the booths back to black paint.

This process doesn't seem like much, but it is pushing black cases out anywhere from 2-4 days MORE than what we want to get them out to our customers, considering all of those orders for black cases are postponed during the painting process for the white ones. So it's not just affecting our sales numbers, it's also affecting our customer service and ability to ship products out in a timely manner, which is not acceptable.

We've received a lot of feedback from customers regarding the decision, some understand and are okay with it, some understand and hate it. This isn't a decision that was made lightly and to clarify, the color is being suspended, not terminated.

CaseLabs is looking at other options to make white still available but there's no guarantee until we do some expansion at the lab and make a new painting area for other colors.

First of all, let me wish the CL crew a happy and prosperous 2014.
You can add me to the category of customers who hate CL's decision to discontinue white color case as an option. One of the reasons people select CL is the "choice" in colors, albeit only two colors. I understand the economics behind the decision, but certainly disappointed that CL would go down the route of offering a single color option only. May be you guys can outsource the painting process altogether? It will cut into your margins a bit, and you will lose some control, but may be you guys can make it up through floor optimization and process rationalization. Sounds like CL is looking for scale anyway, so I would not be surprised if you were already contemplating this option.

gotta be honest i hate this idea, although i think there are some good ideas in the thread for the announcement
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LG E2242 RAZER Black Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Seasonic x660 Cooler Master Storm Stryker 
Mouse
Razer Lachesis 
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FX 6100 Sabertooth 990fx R2.0 XFX 7770 Core Edition Samsung 1600 2x4 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 1600 2x4 Unknown as of now  Piorneer BDR-208DBK Swiftech H220  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8  Samsung 60" 120hz 3d LED TV Unknown Seasonic x750 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Storm Stryker Unknown Pioneer 5.1 
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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  
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OCZ Agility 3 120GB  Seagate Barracuda 1TB  Segate Barracuda 3TB Rosewill RCR-IM5001 USB2.0 75 in 1 internal Car... 
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Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-ray Writer Swiftech H20-220 EDGE HD Liquid Cooling Kit Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech MCP-35X2 
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Swiftech MCP35X2 Heat Sink Swiftech MCP35X Reservoir Swiftech Komodo 7970 Swiftech Komodo 7970 
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Alphacool 240mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm XT45 Alphacool 120mm UT60 FrozenQ PC Mods UV Meteor Light Limited Edition... 
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Koolance Radiator Mounting Bracket with Quick-R... Swiftech Komodo 7970 Windows 7 Windows 8  
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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
Samsung 1600 2x4 Unknown as of now  Piorneer BDR-208DBK Swiftech H220  
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8  Samsung 60" 120hz 3d LED TV Unknown Seasonic x750 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Storm Stryker Unknown Pioneer 5.1 
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