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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.

Not to get too off track but what would differentiate your idea from the Lian Li HPTX case? It doesn't seem like you're asking for anything more design wise than the Lian Li gives?
     
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Or just get this, it's relatively small and can fit HTPX.
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I'm not trying to say don't buy CaseLabs btw, just that as a new manufacturer breaking into a segment they need to do as much as they can to differentiate themselves from the competition (as they have done with the Magnum series). What I'm trying to say is, tell us what's wrong with the Lian Li case that doesn't fit your needs such that improvements can be made to the gemini design. Arbitrarily demanding a barebones HPTX case without an explanation as to what is lacking in existing cases doesn't help. If Jim were to blindly follow your request right now we might end up with a copycat case that would only prompt Lian Li to at most drop their prices rather than shaking the industry up as the magnum series did. As a startup if you're not shaking things up then you won't be succesful because you don't have the advantages that the big companies do.
     
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Stren,

I bought that case but it sucks really bad compared to TH10 which was way better than any Lian Li cases, period. You could see one of my posts in Evga forum avbout that LL case i purchased. Poor design and poor cable management, hell, it won't even fit into the motherboard unless the side case fan is removed so i was not satisfied with it.
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Or just get this, it's relatively small and can fit HTPX.

Yeah I did not like the HDD mounted to the side of the case, no thanks! I have some idea, I'm wokring on my own case with alot of airflows.
post #116 of 884
OK so the Lian Li did not have:
- CaseLabs quality
- good enough cable management
- easy hdd mounts

Were there any other problems with them? I'm guessing they wouldn't have great air flow either

Have you looked at the rosewill or xigmatek cases, obviously they're not aluminum or the same quality :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147157
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815011
     
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post #117 of 884
This one's for danny:

http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-s-dual-socket-2011-workstation-motherboard--z9pe-d8-ws/14488.html

looks like evga will have some competition, so now you may also want to ask for SSI CEB form factor as well as hptx smile.gif
     
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Spending time and money designing and tooling for another HPTX seems unreasonable, it's an extremely small segment that Case Labs already makes products for. That said, I felt like putting in my two cents on what I think would be the ideal "normal" size case. It would use Case Lab's existing modular mounting system around the perimeter of the compartments. It would have a motherboard compartment supporting E-ATX at most, with enough clearance at the top to mount a thick radiator and a set of fans. An extended top could be an option similar to the Magnum. The front would have flex-bays.

The bottom would house the power supply and modular radiator mounting options(similar to the STH10 or pedestals). To keep size down, there really would be no reason to make it big enough to house monster radiators, a pair of 360's is plenty overkill for anything that would fit in a regular size case. It may be somewhat TJ07'esque, but the flex bays, modular mounting system, and full length top radiator mount would make it far more versatile. There would be no question that it was Case Labs.

P.S. remember to leave a decent amount of room for cable management behind the motherboard tray, most of the big name manufacturers really fail at this.
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Spending time and money designing and tooling for another HPTX seems unreasonable, it's an extremely small segment that Case Labs already makes products for. That said, I felt like putting in my two cents on what I think would be the ideal "normal" size case. It would use Case Lab's existing modular mounting system around the perimeter of the compartments. It would have a motherboard compartment supporting E-ATX at most
This I can agree with. smile.gif
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with enough clearance at the top to mount a thick radiator and a set of fans. An extended top could be an option similar to the Magnum.
I don't think this is necessary. This is good extra 8cm of height. The chassis is confirmed to be long enough for a 480 radiator, so it makes the most sense to have the bottom compartment TJ07 style (which allows for 480 and 240 radiators with PSU in there without any extra chassis size increase). This should provide enough cooling for most systems.

Also, any chance we can have built-in removable dust filters, please?
Edited by zalbard - 1/10/12 at 9:39pm
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^ I agree with Mandroids whole post, but would like to specify that 3cm behind the mobo tray would be great so one could drill a hole or two and fit HDD's there. (Regular hdd is 26mm thick IIRC).
And around 70mm of space at the top for a long 30-40mm rad and a set of fans. An extended top could/should be used if you want p/p or a thick rad like RX or G-changer.
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