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Case Mod - In Progress CaseLabs MAGNUM M8K

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 18 Mar 2012.

  1. kier

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    Today the start of a new build with a super case: the CaseLabs Magnum M8 Labs

    Sponsored by...... CaseLabs, Lamptron, Highflow, Coolermaster and EKWB

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    First my thanks goes out to Jim (CaseLabs) for providing this beautiful case
    Received this beautiful gift on my birthday

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    Offcourse unwrapping it right away

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    Once out of the box

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    One of the finest cases I've ever seen, quality is superb

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    And with an XL window on the right side

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    And also on the left side

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    After admiring the outside for some time, the inside

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    With 3 HDD cages

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    Attached with screws and rubbers

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    Pins to hold everything in place

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    With two vertical accessory mounts

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    Once everything is removed there is a lot of space for a nice WC setup

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    Other side also perfect quality

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    Place at the bottom for a 360 radiator

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    Passages for tubes and / or wiring

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    8 Slots is enough

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    And enough space for various purposes

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    Also with a Horizontal Accessory Mount

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    And included 2x Lamptron switches which also perfectly finished

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    Already sleeved

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    The windows also very nice and simple mounted

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    Nothing pasted or with bent strips, but with nuts

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    So always easy to exchange if necessary. After damage or any other acrylic color replacing. Clamping mechanism is also well thought

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    This is also applied to the front and top panel, which is also removable

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    Space for 3x 120mm fans

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    But that's not all. There was another package

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    Quickly unwrapping it again

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    And it is the extended pedestal, for all your radiators and other stuff

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    At the back holes for 2x 140mm fan

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    So much space inside, but I choose for a bracket for 2x 360 radiator

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    The front also has a removable panel. Always nice to mod

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    So the extended pedastal. Lots of extra space, a real nice addition

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    Once installed everything, I was shocked

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    Really big

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    Some more pictures of the beautiful extra addition

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    So a new build with a superb case from:

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  2. SilveR_172

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    going to me Modding this too mate ?
     
  3. Shurika

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    Huge case! What are you going to do with it, except installing the water-cooling? Will you use some more colours on it`s exterior? Of cource subbed! MBK - always top modding!
     
  4. Angel OD

    Angel OD Pump Killer

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    STEP AWAY FROM YOUR CASE, AND PUT DOWN YOUR DREMEL! :lol:

    There is NO stopping you, huh Kier? :)

    I smell a cat-right with pOPe on this, can't wait to see how you're gonna do this one! :thumb:
     
  5. kier

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    Lol, sorry I cant. It is stuck to my hands :dremel:

    p0pe is the Caselabs guru :jawdrop: so I will and cannot compete with him
    But I will do my best with this case :thumb:
     
  6. fr0Zen

    fr0Zen back i guess

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    you are a modding machine:rock::dremel:
    Subbed
     
  7. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Start of another work of art. Subd

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  8. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Look forward to this!
     
  9. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    This is going to be mega!! Another Kier mod with a sublime case and sooo many possabilities.

    Not only could it be the pesestal but you could use it for the top instead and put some awesome screen in that front space!

    Then again im sure you got this one all planned out already ;)
     
  10. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Autosubbed (if that was possible....hey, why isn't it possible???)
     
  11. kier

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    Thanks :thumb:

    Thank you John

    :clap: me too ;)

    I....like the idea ;) :clap::clap:

    Dont know, never tried it :)

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    Before we even get to modding, an overview of all the accessories

    One Standard HDD Cage is coming with the case

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    Ordered two more

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    As I mentioned earlier comes with rubber bands for installing at the front with screws

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    With gaskets and mounting bolts for the HDDs

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    The SSD Mounting Kit

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    Two Vertical Accessory Mount

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    And the Horizontal Accessory Mount

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    These will be very useful

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    A PSU Support Bracket For heavy powersupplies

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    A lot of Flex-Bay Device Mount

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    Two x 360 Radiator Side Mount For in the pedestal

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    And a Bottom Accessory Mount

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    To replace the standard bottom covers, consists of three sizes (picture is the longest)
    A few HDD Opening Cover Plates Replacement cover plates for the HDD openings on the PSU side

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    A Large Attachment Plate for various purposes such as installing reservoirs or miscellaneous

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    And finally, all the spare parts comes with the case

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    Of course I also had time to do some modding. A little teaser ;)

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  12. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Well, I WAS sitting here thinking "Yeah, yeah - nice HW, but WHERE'S THE MODDING?". And then I got a teaser.... sigh
     
  13. kier

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    Update!!!

    Ok, my friends Its modding time :)
    Beneath the top cover there are holes for 120mm fans, which I dont need.
    These will disappear, because I want a good view from all sides

    So taped and marked

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    Always an exciting moment...the first cut-out

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    I also slightly modified the recesses in the bottom of the case. There were also holes for 120mm fans (3x) on both sides

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    Between the pedestal and the case I have inserted an acrylic plate, which makes the separation between the two

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    Later i am gonna use fill ports for the tubes and/ or acrylic pipes

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    In the top cover I also made openings ​​with the same size as the recesses underneath

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    Piece of acrylic for the top window

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    For the front I also did some cutting, but first marking

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    The same dimensions as the 5.25 bays

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    Piece of acrylic behind

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    Going to use the exciting fanholes because of the 360 rad behind it later

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    To keep the color combination (black / silver) I have cut a piece of aluminum with the fanholes. And a hole for the switch. This is further extended to the right with displays, and more switches in the middle.

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    What's going to look like this

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    More to come ;)
     
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  14. fr0Zen

    fr0Zen back i guess

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    Kier doing it again :thumb: what hardware is going in this beast??
     
  15. xSoMBrAx

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    Great cuts as always!
    Only thing I'm not sure is about the placement of the 3 holes, they just look too close to the edge... I know that you used the original placement but imho that doesn't look good at all.

    Maybe you could open the cuts a little bit to the sides (on both cuts)?

    Keep modding!
     
  16. dream1

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    one thing about photography. I can see u are useing the light box or something like that but u need 2 tool more it is a gray card and Adobe lightroom or something like that. The problem is you r light. But the case mod i LOVE it very good keep it going.
     
  17. kier

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    The story continues......With some nice hardware and more;)

    The hardware is a nice Gigabyte mobo: The Z68X-UD4-B3

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    And a great CPU: The i7-2600K

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    I've changed my mind regarding the front. For this I made the aluminum front again

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    The opening above is for 2 HDD coolers. Always fun to see how the flow is

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    Made it black

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    In order to be able to make this happen, there where some adjustments necessary

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    After some dremel cutting and filing

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    So I've slightly modified the existing hdd cages and placed it

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    And this is how the front looks for now. There also are coming two Lamptrons touch controllers in it

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    I also want to thank Cooler Master for providing theTurbine Master Mach 1.8 fans
    And...a beautiful M2 Silent pro 1500W
    He's big....really big :)

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    Nice sticker, not unimportant lol

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    After placing the PSU I've been playing with the space. And to fill this space I've cut a piece of aluminum and bent it.

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    Cut a piece of 5mm black acrylic

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    This will be the bottom

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    On this I will place two reservoirs, not the 150mm but 250mm

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    Left here and there some space for some ideas

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    And at the back I've made a fanhole for a nice small 80mm fan

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    More to come ;)
     
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  18. Foregasm

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    YEESSS. HE'S BACK. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS. :D
     
  19. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I foresee awesomeness in this thread.
     
  20. kier

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    Sponsor update:

    Lamptron is also helping me with this build, So special thanks to Maurizio
    Received the first touch controllers. I asked for aluminum version (which is convenient for future builds) but for this build I'm adjusting these.

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    Specificaties:
    Dimension:148.5mm X 42.5mm X 64.5mm (5.25inch bay)
    Screen Dimension:118mm X 31.5mm
    Power Output:Up to 30W per channel
    Control Channels:6

    Included cables:
    6x Temp sensors

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    6x Sleeved fan cables

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    And a manual, jumper and molex cable

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    A very nice sleeve kit...The Modding tool kit

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    A great set for the disassembly your 4 and 8 pin EPS (12V), ATX Connectors, PCI-E connectors and more!!!

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    Perfect kit

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    I also received some switches including 3x 19mm white dot momentary

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    And 2x 19mm white dot latching

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    Maybe a bit lazy but also ordered
    5x connection cables

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    Nicely finished and sleeved

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    Couldn't resist to intall the switches

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    And with acrylic in front of it. Still need to cut the holes and raise the switches a little bit

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    And just one final pic to show the quality of the beautiful finished aluminum faceplate

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