Pros: Strong, Modular, Durable, Great Customer Service, Air/Water is Awesome
Cons: Expensive(If that counts for the quality?) S8 had S5 instruction.
First of all this is my first review nor do I think that this case truly needs a review to help someone be sold on buying it. Okay, now this case can be close to an average price of many chassis on the market or it can above and beyond to exceed those average chassis.
When I got the chassis in the mail is came in nice solid packaging that I couldn't complain about at all. I opened the box to find each piece of the chassis wrapped and taped in it own thick plastic wrapping with thin sheets of foam here and there. I pretty much started by opening each piece and laying it out to make sure I had everything. All the different types of screws came in their own bags for marking.
When it came to building the chassis the instructions were for the S5 model which is somewhat the same but there were something that were semi confusing for the S8 (atleast for me). As anyone would I got started piece by piece and followed the instructions. Unlike most chassis on the market this chassis does not need its doors or top to make it durable or very minimal flex. You could transport a complete build in the skeleton framing of the chassis. The skill level for this chassis is moderate I would say, it took me and hourish to build it complete.
From removeable motherboard trays top drop in radiator mounts this thing does it all.
When I bought this case at first I went with a lot of standard features to try and keep the price down. I didn't think I was going to water cool this computer other than a AIO; I was wrong. I got the case did air on my GPU and AIO on my CPU. From removeable motherboard trays top drop in radiator mounts this thing does it all.
Options I got:
120.3 flex bay mount and window
120.2/140.4 and window top drop in
Regular windows on both sides
Standard ATX motherboard tray
Honestly I cannot say enough at how impressed I was by the durablity of this chassis from the paint to the framework and doors. There are endless water and air cooling set ups that can be held inside this beast.
Overall A+ 2 thumbs up 5/5 10 in my book
For more options and everything check them out at: http://www.caselabs-store.com/mercury-s8/