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Hello everybody, first time poster here.

All the pics I've seen of Case Labs cases have the motherboard tray facing left, and the water cooling section (if you can all it that) on the right hand side. I would be looking to place the case on the floor immediately to the left of my desk. With the current design, I wouldn't be able to take advantage of horizontal side panel rad mounting from the right-hand chamber - as it would just be blowing out air onto the desk side (or wouldn't be great for drawing cold air in either). Any chance of a design that would swap this around? Or is this already accounted for, just not yet shown in pictures?
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Hello everybody, first time poster here.

All the pics I've seen of Case Labs cases have the motherboard tray facing left, and the water cooling section (if you can all it that) on the right hand side. I would be looking to place the case on the floor immediately to the left of my desk. With the current design, I wouldn't be able to take advantage of horizontal side panel rad mounting from the right-hand chamber - as it would just be blowing out air onto the desk side (or wouldn't be great for drawing cold air in either). Any chance of a design that would swap this around? Or is this already accounted for, just not yet shown in pictures?
reverse atx is an option. It flips the champers with the ATX side on the right chamber (Notice my build log for an example)
    
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Ah, that's good to know. Thanks!
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Yup, mine is reverse ATX. Build log will go up later this week finally.
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I have one of each. That's the beauty of Case Labs. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe the M10 anyway can be flipped around and converted into a Reverse ATX if you choose. Everything appears to be symmetrical, so I see no reason why you couldn't rotate the door hinges and flip the case over, install the feet on the top and use it that way.
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I have one of each. That's the beauty of Case Labs. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe the M10 anyway can be flipped around and converted into a Reverse ATX if you choose. Everything appears to be symmetrical, so I see no reason why you couldn't rotate the door hinges and flip the case over, install the feet on the top and use it that way.
Actually, you can't flip it over (top cover, feet, bay devices, etc.)

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For those who want to know if there's any advantage to using Reverse ATX over standard ATX mounts, there is no real advantage. It only changes what side the board's on, unless the expansion slots face the front. I think one of Lian-Li's new cases is going to be like that.
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For those who want to know if there's any advantage to using Reverse ATX over standard ATX mounts, there is no real advantage. It only changes what side the board's on, unless the expansion slots face the front. I think one of Lian-Li's new cases is going to be like that.
Not true, it depends on what you need and want in a build.

I chose the inverted ATX for my M8 as I wanted to limit my watercooling to the lower part of my case, just in case there ever was any leaks. My Bluray drive sits above my Aquero 5 unit, my pump and reservoir are in a separate chamber from the motherboard, and my radiators are all low.

As well, since graphics cards tend to run extremely hot, it allows their heat to rise and not hit the CPU.
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