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Wait a minute, a I'm confused.
There is the SMH10, the Merlin, and the Gemini. Are they all different models in the r&d stage? I thought the Merlin and SMH10 were one and the same, no?
And which one is the STH10 with its head cut off? I want that one.

The SMH10 is a Magnum case, and is essentially the STH10 without the upper radiator compartment. It's the last case in the Magnum series before Merlin is released (I believe). Gemini is the refresh of the Magnum line.
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The SMH10 is a Magnum case, and is essentially the STH10 without the upper radiator compartment. It's the last case in the Magnum series before Merlin is released (I believe). Gemini is the refresh of the Magnum line.

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Mentioned wayyyyy earlier in this thread was a Matx. Is that still on? Or did i read wrong?
    
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I'm also curious about how the plans for the Matx version of merlin are panning out. Most of the other 'sff' options on the market that mount an acceptable amount of rad area are always never small enough. smile.gif I wanna see just how much Caselabs defies the laws of physics on this one thumb.gif
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Interesting. I'm more intrigued now with the SMH10 than I am with the Merlin series. I love the STH10 but I don't need nor can I fit the extra headroom of the top compartment.

Does anyone have any guesses as to where the PSU could be on this new series?

I'm thinking of sticking double radiators down bottom now! biggrin.gif
post #266 of 884
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Interesting. I'm more intrigued now with the SMH10 than I am with the Merlin series. I love the STH10 but I don't need nor can I fit the extra headroom of the top compartment.
Does anyone have any guesses as to where the PSU could be on this new series?
I'm thinking of sticking double radiators down bottom now! biggrin.gif

The PSU will be in the bottom chamber, the mounts are already there. At most it should be able to hold a 560 and 360 in the bottom with one psu, or 2 psus and 2 360s.
     
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post #268 of 884
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Interesting. I'm more intrigued now with the SMH10 than I am with the Merlin series. I love the STH10 but I don't need nor can I fit the extra headroom of the top compartment.
Does anyone have any guesses as to where the PSU could be on this new series?
I'm thinking of sticking double radiators down bottom now! biggrin.gif

Personally I would rather see the bottom compartment taken out so that the rads are at the top where there is less dust.
But thats not a deal breaker to me.

The PSU will most likely go in the bottom rad compartment. This would take out one 120.1 space to reduce the rads down to a 120.3 size as per STH10 specs but that's just my guess.
Or if you have a single PSU then you get a 120.3 rad on that side and a full 120.4 rad on the other side. Someone who has an STH10 would be better placed to confirm this.

What I think would be cool is an SMH10 with the option to add a bottom or top compartment, effectively making it an STH10. This would provide more scalability and upgradability and this way the STH10 model could be dropped out all together.
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I hear what you're saying. Trade-offs are inevitable, but the reasons for being on the bottom is twofold: one to keep the weight on the bottom to prevent the case from being top heavy and two, to preserve the 560 capability.
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Ahh so two 120.4 radiators in bottom isn't physically possible (unless you plan on running a computer without a PSU).

What about the possibility of putting the PSU elsewhere - perhaps even in a flex bay mount?
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