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No, I'm afraid there won't be much of a preview on the Merlin series. I know some of the "big boys" are monitoring this thread, so we have to be careful about divulging too much information too early. I'll answer general questions as best as I can wink.gif
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Maybe Danny will at least persuade the big boys to make more HPTX cases lol.

The big boys are right to be scared though. Go CaseLabs!
     
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I can see a need for an air cooled HPTX case. People using them for independent rendering/video editing workstations generally don't watercool their systems. I'd rather do an "SMH10" (about 7-8" shorter) than an HPTX Merlin though, because a deeper case (on Merlin) will complicate manufacturing and shipping constraints. The Magnum cases play by a different set of rules than Merlin will, so it's easier to come up with limited run versions. It wouldn't be a problem to do if I didn't have this ridiculous need to sleep a few times a week tongue.gif
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Like the rotating the HDD bay idea by 90 degrees that someone else mentioned so the cords go straight to the back of the case. Usb 3.0 option would be nice. Would also like a front i/o option that did not include firewire and audio jacks. Personally just want power, reset, and 4 usb ports for the front i/o. Maybe space the usb ports out more like the bad photoshop picture i did below.

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Love the Caselabs Cases specially the door. Looking forward to what you come up with. Definitely going to buy one in spring or summer either Merlin or M8.
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No, I'm afraid there won't be much of a preview on the Merlin series. I know some of the "big boys" are monitoring this thread, so we have to be careful about divulging too much information too early. I'll answer general questions as best as I can wink.gif

Will the case be unveiled this year?
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Will the case be unveiled this year?
Merlin line of cases should be out in few months iirc.
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why not use "option" to select the motherboard tray for HPTX based on people's choice so the case can be built except the that tray need to pre-assemble for those who want HPTX tray.
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Might not be that simple man. Bigger mobo needs a bigger tray which might mean that the rear I/O panel and possibly other components would have to be redesigned too.

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How about South->North cooling like on FT02? tongue.gif
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Definitely keeping an eye on this thread.....looking to replace my U2-UFO this year with a CL case smile.gif
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Definitely keeping an eye on this thread.....looking to replace my U2-UFO this year with a CL case smile.gif

Looking to replace my Silverstone mATX with one of these babies. The case quality does look much more sturdy than my old, old UFO at the very least. biggrin.gif
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