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post #8521 of 22173
Pedestal powdercoated and assembled:



Tomorrow the whole case gets assembled. I love this color and texture, pictures do no justice at all.
post #8522 of 22173
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Originally Posted by sdmf74 View Post

Thank You Thank You Thank You caselabs my beautiful SM8 showed up today, Unfortunately I cant get started building this beast yet cause I've been waiting on a motherboard for what seems like 4ever. I was however able to get it prepped.
This thing was packed very well!




I think my Nemesis 360gtx is a tad too long to put my bluray drive in the top slot, prolly have to move it down one,not that big a deal


Also got to figure out how/where im gonna mount the MCP50X pump, not too many options out there for brackets assuming the 35x ones will work. This case should make it easy though.

This is the first time I have ever been able to get my hands on a CL case, its built very well but if I was to be critical and find one thing that should be improved I would say that the motherboard tray & rails definately should be a little thicker aluminum. Initially I thought I had a problem when I slid the tray out halfway it seemed like it was gonna fall out but then I noticed the screws holding the rails on were very loose. Someone forgot to tighten them down. This obviously took me 5 seconds to fix so no big deal but I still think the tray should be thicker especially if one was to use it as a tech station.

Oh and one other thing, I think the pegs on the hinges should have a basic little locking mechanism or instead maybe thread the peg on the bottom so a nut could be attached so the door doesnt fall off the hinges so easily. I have the case laying down in the box for now and I just opened the door to grab the bag of accessories out of the case and the door fell right off and slammed against the backside of the case OUCH, I hope I didnt scratch the paint. I realize the case wouldnt normally be laying on its side but still those doors come off waaaay too easy. A slightly longer peg would resolve this as well.
ok I dont wanna seem like im complaining, cause I love this case it's by far the best case I have ever owned, just a little constructive critisism that's all.

You raise some very valid ideas. I apologize that the rails weren't fastened in correctly. frown.gif However, trust me when I say, that aluminum is as thick as it needs to be.


As for the door hinges, there's not a whole lot we can do about that, as we don't actually fabricate the hinges. Those are OEM hinges. However, they were chosen because taking panels off can be a major pain in the neck (I've removed side panels from over 50 other cases, so I can attest, most aren't fun). When you open your side panel, you're going to do 1 of 2 things: Close it back soon after, or remove it completely for maintenance or what have you. The reason they slide out easily is so that should you choose to remove it, you don't spend more time monkeying with it than time in your case.

I do want you to know, that your feedback is appreciated. If there's a better way to secure a side panel, yet make it easy to open and remove, we're all ears! A good idea is never lost on us!
post #8523 of 22173
I may redo my door with magnets on the latching end.
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post #8524 of 22173
My door sticks way too much. And yes I have played with the latching things and even replaced them many times but they are still too sticky.
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post #8525 of 22173
How on earth does one reattach the HDD cage in the S3 once you've screwed a HDD into it? I can't for the life of me see how it's possible since I can't even access the screws once I place the cage back in.
post #8526 of 22173
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How on earth does one reattach the HDD cage in the S3 once you've screwed a HDD into it? I can't for the life of me see how it's possible since I can't even access the screws once I place the cage back in.

This is actually the only negative thing that I've been able to think about in my S5. Especially the nuts towards the back of the case are really difficult to reach once the hdd's are attached to the cage. I was surprised to see what kind of mounting system was used for the cages. I mean, to me CaseLabs seems to be all about convenience and ease of use (flex bays, drop-in mounts, everything is screwed together etc...), but then to use this kind of nut system for the ssd and hdd cages which is extremely inconvenient to use... I had a difficult time trying to wrap my head around it. I would have preferred to see some kind of screws in there so you could at least use a magnetic screw driver to mount the cages in place.

That's actually what I did with these nuts as well. I used a magnetic screw driver and tried to position the nuts correctly on top of the screws. I managed to do it in the end, but it took a whole lot longer that it should have and was quite frustrating.
post #8527 of 22173
Possible to add a 360 rad here? by removing drive cages..

post #8528 of 22173
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You raise some very valid ideas. I apologize that the rails weren't fastened in correctly. frown.gif However, trust me when I say, that aluminum is as thick as it needs to be.


As for the door hinges, there's not a whole lot we can do about that, as we don't actually fabricate the hinges. Those are OEM hinges. However, they were chosen because taking panels off can be a major pain in the neck (I've removed side panels from over 50 other cases, so I can attest, most aren't fun). When you open your side panel, you're going to do 1 of 2 things: Close it back soon after, or remove it completely for maintenance or what have you. The reason they slide out easily is so that should you choose to remove it, you don't spend more time monkeying with it than time in your case.

I do want you to know, that your feedback is appreciated. If there's a better way to secure a side panel, yet make it easy to open and remove, we're all ears! A good idea is never lost on us!

No problem about the rails such a minor thing, one and a half turns with a screwdriver a couple times and it was good to go thumb.gif I feel bad really mentioning anything negative cause it arrived in pristine condition, For instance I couldnt find one blemish in the paint job. I cant wait to move my system over from my 750d w/ new motherboard,cpu block,rad etc. Im going from an expanded swiftech H220 to a full custom loop. should be a fun build.

You are right about the hinges I just need to get into the habit of removing the door/s altogether if im gonna be inside the case for more than a second or two. Its funny a couple nights ago I needed to check a connection behind the back panel on my 750D and I was trying to hold a flashlight and unscrew the 2 screws that hold the door on but they are crammed on their so tight (because of the wiring) that the 2nd screw didnt wanna come out, then when it finally did the panel fell quickly. Trying to line it back up while compressing the wiring and putting the screws back in was just as much of a pita if not worse.

I didnt realize they were OEM hinges but I do think that it would be good if the pegs that drop into the hinges were a tad bit longer.
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post #8529 of 22173
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post

You raise some very valid ideas. I apologize that the rails weren't fastened in correctly. frown.gif However, trust me when I say, that aluminum is as thick as it needs to be.


As for the door hinges, there's not a whole lot we can do about that, as we don't actually fabricate the hinges. Those are OEM hinges. However, they were chosen because taking panels off can be a major pain in the neck (I've removed side panels from over 50 other cases, so I can attest, most aren't fun). When you open your side panel, you're going to do 1 of 2 things: Close it back soon after, or remove it completely for maintenance or what have you. The reason they slide out easily is so that should you choose to remove it, you don't spend more time monkeying with it than time in your case.

I do want you to know, that your feedback is appreciated. If there's a better way to secure a side panel, yet make it easy to open and remove, we're all ears! A good idea is never lost on us!

No problem about the rails such a minor thing, one and a half turns with a screwdriver a couple times and it was good to go thumb.gif I feel bad really mentioning anything negative cause it arrived in pristine condition, For instance I couldnt find one blemish in the paint job. I cant wait to move my system over from my 750d w/ new motherboard,cpu block,rad etc. Im going from an expanded swiftech H220 to a full custom loop. should be a fun build.

You are right about the hinges I just need to get into the habit of removing the door/s altogether if im gonna be inside the case for more than a second or two. Its funny a couple nights ago I needed to check a connection behind the back panel on my 750D and I was trying to hold a flashlight and unscrew the 2 screws that hold the door on but they are crammed on their so tight (because of the wiring) that the 2nd screw didnt wanna come out, then when it finally did the panel fell quickly. Trying to line it back up while compressing the wiring and putting the screws back in was just as much of a pita if not worse.

I didnt realize they were OEM hinges but I do think that it would be good if the pegs that drop into the hinges were a tad bit longer.

Unfortunately, NO case is perfect. It's just not possible, but I'm glad that you're happy with your purchase. We take a LOT of time in developing our products. Some have great success, some don't. That's life. But listening to feedback like this is what makes our products better. Sometimes you need eyes from the outside looking in to see what you can't. It's just one of those weird human things.

We love hearing the positive, AND the negative. We've incorporated ideas from forum members and customers into our products because sometimes, their ideas just make total sense. The S8 itself was driven completely off of user feedback. The TH10A reservoir mounting brackets were one of the most recent things we did, where a forum user (I forget the name, please don't hurt me) asked us to do two separate plates as an option. We did it, because it made sense.

So, if you have feedback, no matter how big or small, don't be afraid to tell us. It may just make something that much better!
post #8530 of 22173
Im curious why is their no res mounting plate for the SM8? Not enough space to mount one i suppose, or other reasons?

Thanx again for everything
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