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By coincidence, we have a design like that already in development for the TX10. If it's successful, you can expect something similar to show up for the other cases as well. HDD racks for pedestals are on the way as well (probably sometime in Feb).
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By coincidence, we have a design like that already in development for the TX10. If it's successful, you can expect something similar to show up for the other cases as well. HDD racks for pedestals are on the way as well (probably sometime in Feb).
I was actually talking about the default out-of-the-box version, but the cases are a few months away, anyway. smile.gif
Glad you're considering it, though! Shouldn't be too hard to implement, and works a little better if you ask me.
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I doubt we'll give up the Flex-Bay System anytime soon; there are just too many possibilities with it to ignore (front mounted radiators are a big one), but I can see some advantages in having drives side mounted.
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Can't you make a hdd mount for the flex bays that mount them sideways? Still with a 120mm fan, but just the drives mounted with the sata/power connectors towards the mobotray:)
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A less tall version of the STH10 would be a perfect case for me, let's call it a STH8. Take a STH10 and chop the upper ventilated part off. That way you still have a great case with plenty of room and watercooling options but at a more conventional size. Perhaps you can relocate the PSU to the front or something in order to still be able to fit a 420/560 rad in the bottom. But thats perhaps an adition to the existig Magnum series

The extra width with ventilation is imo a feature that should return to the Merlin line up anyway...
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A less tall version of the STH10 would be a perfect case for me, let's call it a STH8. Take a STH10 and chop the upper ventilated part off. That way you still have a great case with plenty of room and watercooling options but at a more conventional size. Perhaps you can relocate the PSU to the front or something in order to still be able to fit a 420/560 rad in the bottom. But thats perhaps an adition to the existig Magnum series
The extra width with ventilation is imo a feature that should return to the Merlin line up anyway...

The merlin series will be smaller and single wide. Don't forget how deep the STH10 is, if you don't need the rads up top, you probably also don't need something that can hold an SR2 and have tons of space leftover.
     
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The STH10 will be the last of the Magnum series for now. We're going to be shifting gears to Merlin for next 6-9 months.
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It is imperative to include HPTX because it make sense to me that the smaller case for those who are air coolers like me, i do not need alot of space. there are alot of cases from caselabs - yet not many wanting to buy it due to oversized case - it aim at the watercooling market. Frankly, watercooling require alot of maintenance that's why i'd rather to be air cooler. I do not care about overclocking. I understand it's the hobby. I probably run my own business\, in fact i am working on it.
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The few people I've come across that use air cooled SR-2 broads are video editing/animation/rendering guys and they're pretty content with the MH10 because of it's HDD capacity. For them, a "Merlin" case probably wouldn't work or it would be so big it would rival the MH10 in terms of volume. Help me understand the profile (other than yourself) of someone who needs an air cooled SR2/3 in a compact case. It just seems to specialized to me.

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I understand your point of view. I do not need alot of HDDs. Just use 5 HHD drive bays with raid 5 is sufficient enough for me. I know there will be 4TB HDD, anyway.
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