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2019/01/14 18:39:05 (permalink)
I will be doing a custom dual loop build in this case, I have never done a build log before so bear with me, I sourced this rare case with a connection I have on the east coast. Case will be here on 1-17-19 and will start getting it put together and sharing pics on that as well. This will be my first ever hard tubing build so I'm nervous and excited at the same time nut none the less ready to do something great with this case. Going with a Evga 1300 watt G2 psu that will be here on 1-16-19 as at some point i plan to get a 2080ti ftw3 hydrocopper in the future and move to a 9900k over my current 8086k. I mainly game so that should suit me fine. lso going with a HWL GTX 560 AND 480 rads both in white and plan to get white psu cables as well. Stay tuned.........
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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/14 18:54:26 (permalink)
    can't wait to see the finished product.  My case is a caselabs MAGNUM STH10.  It's as beautiful to me as the day I bought it in 2013.   I recently cleaned it and prepared it for a new z390 dark coming tomorrow.   Sad caselabs is not in business now. 

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/17 19:38:28 (permalink)
    Case and psu are here now.
     




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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/17 21:16:44 (permalink)
    Oh I have always loved caselabs. One of our Techs JoseR has one and he says he loves it! Good luck on the build!

     
     
     
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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/19 00:30:33 (permalink)
    Thanks Daniel, on the hunt now for a evga 2080ti xc or even the ultra version as we speak, going to add a water block to it as well. Going dual custom loop.

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/19 00:44:34 (permalink)
    This sounds like an exciting mod.

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/21 20:40:32 (permalink)
    Got a Evga 2080 TI Black coming with a Heatkiller block and backplate as well
     
    Also ordered the Heatkiller pro iv acrylic block today as well as my second pump res/combo 1-22-19
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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/21 21:12:48 (permalink)
     
    Should be a great build.        

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/22 14:12:04 (permalink)
    Im very excited to see how this turns out, will be a huge project for me. I got to order some more pieces today but will need to wait a month to get the big order to complete the things i need to get it going but none the less I'm very excited.

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/22 23:36:06 (permalink)
    Looking forward to this. 

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/22 23:42:23 (permalink)
    It's looking like it will be a good build and I am sure if you have any questions about the build people will share tips. Can't wait to see the full build.

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/22 23:48:26 (permalink)
    Thanks guys, I will get to put some stuff together between tomorrow and next tuesday night as things show up at the door, once that is done I will be holding up till tax time to complete it. I was going to rush it and run soft tubing but did not feel it would look the way I want it to. So trying to be patient and do it right and I'm making sure I order plenty of hard tubing in case i mess up. I will be updating the top post with a parts list as well and pics to follow as promised. Thanks for following me on my first custom loop build log. Have a great night all.

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/23 10:45:39 (permalink)
    I bet this will be quite a nice build Repo! Caselabs are some of the nicest built cases, IMO. I have had Mountain mods for awhile, but would love a CL sometime. Smart to order extra tube, for practice. Your patience will pay off with the results. Waiting for updates, enjoy your build. 
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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/24 19:33:54 (permalink)
    So here is what has been done so far. The heatkiller cpu block showed up today and I finally got to order the gpu which i will use on air till im ready do move to this custom loop build, I had one lines up but the guy it got dropped and I got refunded on that and just added some extra money to just get a new one from evga. I kinda messed with seeing how i was going to mount the dual pump/res combo with the multi-top being used and this mounting option is my best bet, If I try and use the dual mount I would have to raise the combos and the multi-top would sit right under the fan and maybe be able to put a quarter on top, too close for my taste. Enjoy the pics......
     









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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/24 19:55:02 (permalink)
    Good start to your build Log

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/01/25 13:03:42 (permalink)
    So glad I made the choice to get these instead, just gorgeous blocks. 
     



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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/04 18:29:25 (permalink)
    Change of plans, getting a Evga X299 Dark woohoo.  Next move is hunt for a cpu to get me started on that platform.

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/11 23:40:07 (permalink)
    Some more items have arrived and here are some more progress pics.
     
       

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/11 23:43:34 (permalink)
     

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/12 21:44:35 (permalink)
    What size fittings are you going with on this one? Just want to throw out that 16mm and 5/8 either tube or fittings are NOT the same. Some companies on their tubes will label it both, it's not the same. Learned the hard way. LOL!
    I would also recommend a primochill tube tool that chamfers the ends very nicely compared to the cheap ones you will find. Worth every penny IMO.  
     
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    Happy building, waiting for updates. 
     
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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/12 21:51:21 (permalink)
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    What size fittings are you going with on this one? Just want to throw out that 16mm and 5/8 either tube or fittings are NOT the same. Some companies on their tubes will label it both, it's not the same. Learned the hard way. LOL!
    I would also recommend a primochill tube tool that chamfers the ends very nicely compared to the cheap ones you will find. Worth every penny IMO.  
     
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    Happy building, waiting for updates. 
     


    Going to use bitspower 16mm petg tubing and their fittings as well, and yes going to get that primochill bit as well. 

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/12 22:01:40 (permalink)
    For cpu I'm leaning towards the 7900x, for my mainly gaming, light streaming, will be doing some 3d, blender work for making mods for american truck sim and farm sim 19. If you have input please let me know.

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/13 23:57:12 (permalink)
    Well we are getting serious now lol, just need to buy ram, cpu and my cart full of goodies from ppcs. My custom cable set from EVGA showed up today as well so that was awesome. Wife ordered me a evga x299 shirt as well. Woot woot
     


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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/25 16:07:03 (permalink)
    Wanted to share some more progress pics, should have it wrapped up this Sunday.
     
        
     
        
     
        

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/25 16:32:56 (permalink)
    the case is Huge - make that EATX MB look small

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/25 18:40:05 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    the case is Huge - make that EATX MB look small


    Oh yeah it does! One of these days I would love an aquabus..... Looking good Repo, like the dual res. 
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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/25 18:55:28 (permalink)
    Thats a mans case. Love my STH10 magnum

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/25 21:10:48 (permalink)
    Thanks gentleman

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/25 21:54:30 (permalink)
    wow lookin awesome Repo

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    Re: My Caselabs SMA8-A 2019/02/27 17:16:27 (permalink)
    Rest of parts got ordered today, will be building more this weekend and hopefully get to fire it up
     

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