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Cool thanks for the clarification Jim - I really want to get one of these for the wife's computer. Not sure she'd appreciate the size though. Gotta finish the TX10 first!

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I'm officially waiting for this case to be released. I'm not that keen on the Cosmos II. I only like 100% aluminum cases.

Patiently waiting for the OP to be updated.
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post #133 of 884
Make sure it's available before the Ivy Bridge launch. Many new builds will be going on around that time. I was also disappointed by Cosmos II. But i already set aside my $ for either the largest Merlin case or STH10. smile.gif Just waiting on Intel now. smile.gif
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Make sure it's available before the Ivy Bridge launch. Many new builds will be going on around that time. I was also disappointed by Cosmos II. But i already set aside my $ for either the largest Merlin case or STH10. smile.gif Just waiting on Intel now. smile.gif

I highly doubt Merlin will be ready by April/May, design hasn't started and the plethora of STH10 and TX10 accessories are still being wrapped up AFAIK. I would expect summer before we see a prototype with a staggered release of models over the rest of the year. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a good bit later than that either.
     
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post #135 of 884
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I highly doubt Merlin will be ready by April/May, design hasn't started and the plethora of STH10 and TX10 accessories are still being wrapped up AFAIK. I would expect summer before we see a prototype with a staggered release of models over the rest of the year. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a good bit later than that either.

but i thought time was part of the physics we were disregarding sad-smiley-002.gif
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post #136 of 884
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I highly doubt Merlin will be ready by April/May, design hasn't started and the plethora of STH10 and TX10 accessories are still being wrapped up AFAIK. I would expect summer before we see a prototype with a staggered release of models over the rest of the year. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a good bit later than that either.
How would you know? I don't think that is the case.
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Hello Everyone,
I'm going to start a fresh thread relating to "Merlin" development. Merlin refers to our next generation of cases scheduled to arrive in Q2 2012. They will be smaller and more conventional than the current MAGNUM series, but will retain many of the features that have made them so popular (thanks to 4514 kaiser for the suggestion).
This first post will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.
Thanks for looking
And yes, I think meeting Q2 (not April but Q2) availability for Ivy Bridge (and Nvidia's Kepler) is very important if you ask me. Q3 is no good for sales (summer...) and Q4 is way too late.

Jim, about the design... Are you planning a solid front panel (i.e. without fan holes, similar to Obsidian / TJ series)? Or what's the plan?
Edited by zalbard - 1/18/12 at 12:15am
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^ you'd know how he knows if you had bothered to read the thread.
And yea, Q2 would likely be a good time to release but it would seem that merlin isnt the only thing Jim's working on smile.gif
Edited by Blizlake - 1/18/12 at 12:32am
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Would be perfect to have a mATX case to match my M8....Perfect for the HTPC...biggrin.gif
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So if I understood the previous posts by Case Labs correctly, does he mean this mATX case can support 2 480 rads and a 560 rad? eek.gif Will there also be a handles option? biggrin.gif
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post #140 of 884
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So if I understood the previous posts by Case Labs correctly, does he mean this mATX case can support 2 480 rads and a 560 rad? eek.gif Will there also be a handles option? biggrin.gif

Not necessarily - at least one of the merlin cases will support 480's - I don't remember seeing anything about 560's though. That case will probably not be an mATX case although it will be compatible with mATX boards.
     
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