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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.

Ah, I am sure that you've got something amazing up your sleeves. I was just a bit bored and found myself doodling some ideas.

Though I could never understand how you could patent something so broad as the motherboard orientation. This legal stuff can get bewildering sometimes.

Edit: I have an idea. Advertise the case tilted 90 degrees on it's back so the front bays are along the top and have the customer decide which way up they want the case. wink.gif
Edited by GSHARP - 5/24/13 at 8:11am
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Now there's an idea! lol! biggrin.gif

The wording is vague enough that you could probably win if it came down to a court fight, but nobody walks into something like this with "probably" rolleyes.gif
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How about something really modular?

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/413/65690753.jpg

Here we have four distinct compartments.

- Motherboard compartment (airflow: from side intake vent - out of the top)

- Compartment behind the motherboard housing the PSU, drives and cabling/tubing (airflow: from side intake vent - out of the top)

- Lower compartment housing the radiators (airflow: from either side and the front - out of the back)

- Drive bay compartment housing various drives and bay mountable devices (airflow: from one side to the other via optional side fans)

Notice that all air intake is directly from outside the case.

Max rad support for this case would be

- 2x560 in lower compartment

- 2x420 at either side of the drive bay

- 1x420 in the motherboard compartment in fan space

- 1x420 in the compartment behind the motherboard in the fan space

In a case that shouldn't measure more than 600mm x 600mm x 350mm (H x D x W), keeping in mind that they are all sucking air directly from the outside, and hot air is not being recycled between compartments.

The motherboard compartment is also conveniently square so you can do this if you wish.

http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5477/cl2j.jpg

Just a bit of fun. biggrin.gif
Edited by GSHARP - 5/25/13 at 7:47am
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I'm liking it wink.gif
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soo its summer in america now correct? gemini release inc?

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Gemini has become a far more comprehensive project than first envisioned. Rather than being a simple addition to the Magnum cases, it will more likely replace them. It will affect IT and manufacturing processes as well, so we're still at least six months away. The S5 is likely the last case we'll introduce this year.
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Sounds like Gemini has merged with Apollo, or at least some parts of the Apollo project have been moved up into Gemini. Good for my wallet, I suppose.
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Will it incorporate dual motherboards? smile.gif
    
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Some probably will wink.gif
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Will there be any plans for an XL-ATX option for the deeper TH10/MH10 versions of the Gemini series? It would be nice to have the option of 560 rads for those who do not plan on using the HPTX format.

My ideal case would be a flat-packed XL-ATX MH10 with pedestal. Flat-packed to help with the international shipping and XL-ATX motherboard tray/ the PSU behind the motherboard tray for better cabling.

Until then, I'm keeping my eye on the Mercury S5 for my mATX build.
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