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Hi Jim,

So you know SR-X motherboard will be releasing soon......please make HPTX form for Merlin - I don't care about watercooling stuff, I just dont see what the big deal is........
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Danny - it's a much more involved process than you realize. There is design time, programming and tooling, prototypes (multiple iterations), packaging design and testing, internal documentation, marketing/advertising, increased inventory load, and parts management over the next few years (at least). All that runs into thousands of dollars, so decisions aren't made lightly. It comes down to making a best guess about the potential market and if it's worth it.

say what?!?! i thought u just sat their and were like "i think ill make a new case in 4 months and just lead OCN people on until then"

*1 day before the 4 months is up*
"uh oh... i havent started yet" *sits down at comp.* *gets up 10 min later* "yay! im done!"
*people on OCN get new great case*

THE END


idk about you, but thats about the best fairy tail i can think of tongue.gif
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I'll test a prototype for you wink.gif
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I'll test a prototype for you wink.gif

Me too!
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Danny - it's a much more involved process than you realize. There is design time, programming and tooling, prototypes (multiple iterations), packaging design and testing, internal documentation, marketing/advertising, increased inventory load, and parts management over the next few years (at least). All that runs into thousands of dollars, so decisions aren't made lightly. It comes down to making a best guess about the potential market and if it's worth it.

Thanks for your reply. Why not use STH10 to redesign the Merlin case where it can support up to HPTX form factor which suffice enough for air coolers like me, even watercoolers, it depend on what they use.

I would buy STH10 but it's too tall.
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My understanding is that the Merlin cases haven't been designed yet, so there's no redesign to do. I'd expect the STH10 & the TX10, being the latest designs, would influence what Jim does for the Merlin cases, but they'll be their own design, and quite probably won't go as big as HPTX (that might be reserved for the follow-up to the current Magnum cases, which definitely hasn't been designed yet).
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The Merlin line of cases will have a familiar "look" with respect to our other cases, but "under the hood" they will have a completely new chassis design. Our focus is to make them more compact than our other cases.
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so you want a massive MB but don't want a big case? bit of a contradiction if you ask me. Generally when you want a bigger MB you get a bigger case to have room. As for the big deal with water cooling, I can make it quieter than air and get better temps without having it sound like a plane taking off, my temps don't jump around as they would on air, and it just looks cool. After seeing the diff in temps I got from going from air to a basic water setup and how much quieter it was I can't ever think of going back to just air at least not if I’m building a top of the line system. But to each his own I guess.

How much different will the Merlin be from the STH? I was just imagining the STH without the top and bottom pedestal chambers but basically not much change, maybe remove the ugly bay devices behind the MB or something but in the same kind of design.
Now I’m interested to see what you guys come up with even more and now dread waiting to see what "Gemini" will be like as that's more into what I want.
If it only took a 10 mins on the last day.....
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So are there any sketches, design concepts available just to tease us with?
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