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The SM8 has to be my favorite Caselabs case, can't wait for more updates! :) 


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Mother of expensive keyboard, does it feed me or something?

 

lol

Man once you get into this whole keyboard thing, its as addictive as water cooling

That 60% keyboard I posted above is not my daily driver or my most favorite one, I have a KMAC2 which is a dream to type on 

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The SM8 has to be my favorite Caselabs case, can't wait for more updates! :)

 

I've actually came across a few problems for more updates

1. They've (Caselabs) forgotten to send me the PSU plate cover

2. I need fittings extender for my aqualis pump/res, the cut out is a bit to small for the fittings to go all the way through. I've put an order already and should be here in a week or two, man the shipping is killing me

3. I'm too lazy to do major mod today due to hangover :( that includes draining my old system and cleaning all the blocks

 

but stay tuned, once I get all the stuff the updates would most likely be daily

I gotta put more patience due to shipping 

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Shipping is a total bummer... But when the package arrives!!!! What an awesome feeling! Can't wait to see whats next :D


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Shipping is a total bummer... But when the package arrives!!!! What an awesome feeling! Can't wait to see whats next :D

 

Yeah that feeling for waiting and when it finally arrived, thats addicting tbh haha

Wow! these are so cool! i am definitely going to get one. Been looking at keyboards for so long. Tried so many. never found the right one. These may be the answer. Thanks!

Glad I can help
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After playing around and some test fit

 

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Decided to finally disassemble the old rig, drain time!

 

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and so from this.... which took me months of planning and execution

 

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to this in an hour

 

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:(  :(  :(  

 

anyway this is the comparison with the new SM8

 

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and the workspace which is more like a war zone right now

 

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Next one will be some paint work for the rad, the vinegar, DI water, primer and paint are all ready but again its nearly midnight  :rolleyes:

 

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Can't wait to see this :)

 

Currently priming the rad, stay tuned my friend! :)

 

Great pics so far. Love the added soldiers. Makes for a classy pic. I was thinking about doing the same with Pokemon toys. xD

 

Thx! 

I've more of the troopers that has not been included yet

would be epic if you have a pokemon theme log lol shaped like a pokeball

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Love your switch 810 build and cant wait to see this next one. Just noticed that your coolant had gone from Blood red to purple. How long was it in your system and what coolant where you using?

 

Cheers

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I loved phenomenon. I love this. But one thing, can i haz 810? :D


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Is that the Commodore logo where the Windows key is?


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Love your switch 810 build and cant wait to see this next one. Just noticed that your coolant had gone from Blood red to purple. How long was it in your system and what coolant where you using?

 

Cheers

 

Yeah the coolant has changed

its pretty disappointing, hard to say how long I was using it since I heard such coolant can be reused

so when I updated my rig last time I kept the old one and add more since the loop get bigger

thats why Im done with colored coolant

 

luckily it does not really stain my fittings, I cleaned it up yesterday and soaked it in detergent and most of it gone ; note that my fittings are white

not sure about the blocks I'll have a look at it today 

 

I loved phenomenon. I love this. But one thing, can i haz 810? :D

 

I'm planning another build with it , but still not sure :P

 

Is that the Commodore logo where the Windows key is?

 

Yeah its the commodore logo, the whole set is called "Retro" set

the first key set I fell in love with  :wub:

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Yeah the coolant has changed

its pretty disappointing, hard to say how long I was using it since I heard such coolant can be reused

so when I updated my rig last time I kept the old one and add more since the loop get bigger

thats why Im done with colored coolant

 

luckily it does not really stain my fittings, I cleaned it up yesterday and soaked it in detergent and most of it gone ; note that my fittings are white

not sure about the blocks I'll have a look at it today 

 

Can you let me know about your blocks? Im coming from distilled water and im really wanting to try/test a blood red colour (sick of coloured tubing). Im going to use XSPC EC6 and see what happens. Parts are arriving tomorrow. Glad to hear that your fittings have come up good.

 

Fantastic case the SM8, isnt it?

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Can you let me know about your blocks? Im coming from distilled water and im really wanting to try/test a blood red colour (sick of coloured tubing). Im going to use XSPC EC6 and see what happens. Parts are arriving tomorrow. Glad to hear that your fittings have come up good.

 

Fantastic case the SM8, isnt it?

 

Here's a potato pic of the cpu, it will go to my next build so might as well clean it now

 

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To be honest It doesnt look that bad, but this is why I'm avoiding the use of colored coolant in the future

 

I've a picture of the GPU but it looks even better after a year of use with no cleaning

My suggestion is still DI water and use color tube

 

and yes I didnt not regret a thing getting that SM8 :)

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Yeah its the commodore logo, the whole set is called "Retro" set

the first key set I fell in love with  :wub:

Woo! Never even seen a Commodore and I know what the logo is!!! I like the keyboard. Is there a full size version (101-key) that I can get with the Commodore logo?


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Woo! Never even seen a Commodore and I know what the logo is!!! I like the keyboard. Is there a full size version (101-key) that I can get with the Commodore logo?

 

Yes there are but its pretty hard to find now

Its a once and only group buy on Geekhack, not sure if they gonna do another round of it

You can try your luck on Geekhack.org / classified sub forum , but prepare to pay a hefty price tag for it :) 

 

and its a DSA profile keyset, I know its confusing but keycap has different profile for it

different profile means different height in between the row , etc etc

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Firstly, cleaning up the old blocks and radiators is HELL if you use colored coolant
I've spent most of the weeks when I could work on the project for cleaning and radiator painting
 
This is what I get when I opened up all the used blocks
 
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I have to soak the acrylic and fittings in detergent water, the fittings look 90% new but the acrylic cover for the blocks has not much luck though its still acceptable
 
and this is the result of applying CLU paste right to the block with the EK naked mount thing for delided IVY
 
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and some corrosion appeared after some water wash, its my fault I didn't rinse it with DI water straight away
but with copper polish, I got most of the shine back but not the CLU part :(
 
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Anyway for the log progress, I am really not satisfied with the result of the paint on the radiators
seems like I bought the wrong spray and ended up with a textured, easy to get scratch, non even color
even after priming and 3 layers of paint (with light sanding in between), the can has also been shaken for 15 minutes before use and soak in warm water
so I've bought another paint brand and just finished sanding it up before I hit them with more paint tomorrow
 
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I will also repaint the pump mount bracket since it came in steel color
 
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Bought a whole box of DI water for rinsing and the loop
 
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Mixed it with vinegar to wash the radiator
 
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This whole radiator cleaning process took me around 3 days of continues rinsing and shaking (5-8 times a day) for the water to run out clear
even let DI water to sit in the radiator for each of the 3 nights and it still run colored on the 3rd day
It will be DI water for life from now on
 
Put all the stock coolers on and this will be my setup until I get this project done
 
Love the beefy stock coolers though I will be selling one of the card since I dont need that much power in this other setup
 
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And this came in yesterday
 
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I've been test fitting everything especially the cables today, want everything to be perfect 
 
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The measuring and layout of cables took a while to be figured, its all for perfection hope its worth it
 
I will be sending my cables to a good friend of mine who do sleeving for life, I am terrible with sleeving and I dont want to ruin the build
so pardon me
 
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That's all for now folks :)

 

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DAT MOUNTING.


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 Nooo i love that old case mod you did :P


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