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CaseLabs MAGNUM M8K

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  1. kier

    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. (FIH) The Don

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  3. kier

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    Lol, yeh once a year...but I dont like to sit still :D
  4. MT Alex

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    Great set of pictures, the M8 has been my dream case since it was released, and I'm glad it's starting to get some good coverage.
  5. kier

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    Thanks :toast:

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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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  7. N-Gen

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    Damn didn't know about this case, looks epic even in stock form. Looking forward for the end product.
  8. kier

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    Thank you :)

    Huh, didnt know about the M8 :eek: Ive did a lot of cases now, but this one is really in my top 3...so much potential

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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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  9. Moatsim

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    keep up the good work
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    How tall is this monstrosity o_O
  11. MT Alex

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    Not much taller than the clunker in your avatar.;) The standard M8 is only 19" tall, the pedestal is 8".
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    Those pictures seem deceiving lol
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    ITS, BEAUTIFUL.

    Can't wait to see this thing finished!!!
  14. NAVI_Z

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    need moar pics please :D :toast::pimp:
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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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  17. 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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    Wow - another awesome build/mod:toast:
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  19. MT Alex

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    That is one fantastic modding tool, every other I've seen look useless, which is why I've never bought one. Congrats to Lamptron for providing you with one, without that sponsorship I would have never known about them.
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    subed , looking forward to seeing it finished!
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  21. kier

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    Sponsor update

    I also want to welcome a great sponsor for this build .... Highflow
    Given the great choice of products, I have choosen some nice stuff.

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    Always nice to a Highflow package, Thank you Freddy!!!

    First two beautifull reservoirs. The EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced

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    Some Tygon R3603 - HighFlow - 1/2 ID - 3/4 OD - Clear tube

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    And nine great NorthQ 120MM 3711RL Silent Tornado fans

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    Also a small 80MM NorthQ 3709RL Silent Tornado

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    Playing with the fans ;)

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    I'm very satisfied with the fans, They will look perfect in this build

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    And last 2x Acryl Paneel - UV Rood / Transparant - 500x500mm

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    Once everything unpacked, it's modding time. Cut a piece of red acrylic and cut a hole in it for a tube

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    In the black acrylic I have cut 2 holes with the size of the reservoirs cut to keep them in place

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    And cut a little piece for a fillport

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    Two fillports for the hdd cooler with a little touch of red

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    Playing with the tubes and of course placed the fans

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    Also placed the reservoirs with some BP links (these will be black)

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    After a bit of measuring and other small things, made the aluminum plate black

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    And placed everything back

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    Again connected the tubes

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    And two pics how one side stands now .... on to the next ;)

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    Freaking amazing job, what kind of tools are you using for all the custom cutting into the case?
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    Thanks, using a jigsaw for the big parts and a fretsaw for the small parts and acrylic
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    Nice update and great pics as always:toast:
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    So after some thinking and some urging of fellow modders I decided to do everything straight. It's more work ... but I'm in no hurry;)

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    Also a nice idea I have seen in another build is the tilted mobo. Made the back plate again with 2mm aluminum, and marked the shape of the backtray

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    Sawing, drilling and Filing

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    Placed the original mobo tray, pasted black vinyl again to get it black. Maybe a bit lazy but this is so easy, quick, scratch resistant, inexpensive and just the right color.

    The tilted mobo

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    Missing something ... red I think. therefore entirely dismantled the backplate and cut a red plate

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    And everything reassembled, this time with countersunk m3 bolts. Rivets are unfortunately too short now

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    Nice touch... inside is red now :)

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    And placed it. Now with some daylight pics

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    Placed NorthQ fans in front instead of the Turbine masters

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    And received some nice red hardware

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    An made an additional air outlet​​. Will place mesh later.

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    Furthermore beeing busy with the acrylic pipe, to get this as straight as possible. Just like the other side, cut a piece of aluminum with fanhole

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    Made it black and cut and placed a piece of red acrylic. Placed a loose tube for size and see if it's straight

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    And fits nicely along the mobo tray

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    And the weekend is over ... unfortunately. More Next week ;)
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