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So now the mercury is all but done does this mean we will start to see leaks on the progress on the gemini series!?

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Prediction:

Gemini will start with double wide cases to replace the TH10 etc and then moving to smaller M8 and M10

They will use the drop mounts that we have seen in all the cases since the TX10

It will be more "mod friendly" and we will be about to change between reverse and standard layouts on our own....
Edited by madbrayniak - 3/18/13 at 9:33am
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Gemini info will probably start becoming available by early summer smile.gif
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I swear that smiley face is winking at me.
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That's usually my signal to call it a day - lol!
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The standard door opening mechanism is damn good, but for the chambers of the STH10, it can pretty tough to open. Any chance of that changing? thumb.gif
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While some design features will likely carry over into Gemini, everything will be reevaluated as part of the design process. wink.gif

There is some variability in spring tension on the clips from lot to lot. You can reduce it if they're too stiff, by putting a small flat bladed screwdriver and gently twisting it inside the clip to spread the prongs apart a bit. A little goes a long way, so go easy. That should make getting side panel off a lot easier thumb.gif
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Thanks Jim. I don't own the STH10. My friend does, but once I was trying to open the panel and I snagged my finger. Lets just say that in that moment of pain, I ripped you and CL a few new ones biggrin.gif Good to know there's a fix. Kinda motivating me to buy my own STH10 or an SMH10. And besides, Jim, in case of breaking the prongs, doesn't CL sell replacements. I believe I saw it on thew website a while back.

Thanks for the support as always. thumb.gif
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I hope you don't mind me bringing this thread back up, but I thought I'd share with you a design idea I have.

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/7364/caselabs.jpg

It is a very basic sketch, but I hope it is not too difficult to read.

The case is made of three distinct compartments;
- A motherboard compartment (airflow: from bottom to top)
- A compartment behind the motherboard to manage cables/tubing, keep drives and PSUs (airflow: from front to back)
- A lower compartment which will house the radiators (airflow: in from the sides, in from front and out of back/ in from one side out of the other side)

Each compartment has its own airflow system, so that heated air is not recycled between components.

The intake vent bellow the fans in the MB compartment would bring in cool air from outside the case, instead of recycling air from the lower compartment. The motherboard, as you may have noticed is turned 90 degrees, which will aid the flow of air up and out of the case. This in itself would make this an excellent air cooling case - especially with the principle of heat rising.

The lower compartment can be an add-on for people who want to liquid cool their case. Allow enough length for a 140.4 radiator and possibly add vents in the front and back which could further improve airflow but this would have to be tested. These lower compartments can possibly be stacked for extreme cooling?

You can even have the option of putting radiators at the bottom, front of the MB compartment and front, top, back (depending on where you put the PSU) in the compartment behind the motherboard just for that added flexibility.

Again, it was just a quick mockup done on paint. Let me know what you think.
Edited by GSHARP - 5/24/13 at 7:11am
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Thanks for the suggestions - definitely appreciated thumb.gif I think you'll see a number of them incorporated into Gemini wink.gif One thing we will not have however, are 90 degree MB trays. It's simply not worth the legal hassle/licensing costs and apparently we not alone in that assessment; all the other major case manufacturers seem to have reached the same conclusion. There isn't enough benefit to it.
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