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What is a drop in mount?

I know right? I can only assume he means the rad brackets are "Drop In". Like a removable motherboard tray. Dunno.
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post #502 of 884
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It is a separate plate of metal that you attach the radiators and fans to. It's so much easier because they can be assembled outside the case. Once it's complete - "drop" it into the chassis.

Here is an example from the TX10 (the 1st case case to get it):

See the large opening at the top of the case:


Now with the mount "dropped in" (a MORA 140.9 shown here):
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post #503 of 884
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It is a separate plate of metal that you attach the radiators and fans to. It's so much easier because they can be assembled outside the case. Once it's complete - "drop" it into the chassis.
Here is an example from the TX10 (the 1st case case to get it):
See the large opening at the top of the case:

Now with the mount "dropped in" (a MORA 140.9 shown here):

As a TX10 owner with a mora 140.9 I can say that I love the drop in mounts. The quick release side mounts are awesome too.

Like Jim said - once you've tried it - you'll never go back!
     
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post #504 of 884
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That's another reason why it never made it into production. You and I have the only ones wink.gif The TX10 was the fist case to get that feature; now The STH10 & SMH10 have it as well. If implemented on the SM8, it would accommodate 120.4 and 140.3 radiators.

Actually, I have the other one. biggrin.gif Love the case, very versatile, although fitting more than 14 HD's and water cooling in the case is becoming a challenge, but still having 14 drives along with a full water cooling setup is nice. I like the looks of the Merlin so far. For a single wide case it looks like it will offer a lot of flexibility, especially compared to the rest of the cases on the market. Now if I can get my 5 x 3 1/2" drive cages in I will be able to finish my build and get my server back up and running.

Quick question, any thoughts of making a 5 drive 3 bay HD rack?
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post #505 of 884
The pedestals have drop in mounts then, correct?
post #506 of 884
what price bracket do you think the merlin's would fit into. a broad range is fine. sub 300usd???
if so then i just might have to get me one biggrin.gif
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ok... so i now know im officaly an addict... i was looking at pick of the sth10 and the amh10 and i just realized that i was literaly salavating doh.gif... lol... anyways... would you mind posting picks of the STH10 and the SMH10 with the drop in mounts? i cant seem to find any anywhere smile.gif
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post #508 of 884
Oh Jim, you so sly... I thought this is some thread I've missed and now I have 51 pages to read about merlin! But then I realized that there're just 30 new posts and the name was changed rolleyes.gif

After looking at the pic of the prototype, I have 2 things to say:
1) WOW!!
2) I knew how the PSUs will mount!
post #509 of 884
Like the look of the new Prototype neat PSU placement and the reversible design I assume this mean you could simply swap the side of the MB, however you wished correct ?

Also the new drop in mounts look great they look like they will be especially useful on some of the large cases on first mention thought you were going to add something like This (A tray suspended between to rad's / Rad and case! ) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Edited by 4514kaiser - 8/10/12 at 1:44am
    
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post #510 of 884
Suggestion here; Do you think it would be possible to create a drop in mount as an accessory, as this would be an awesome feature and well it'd eliminate a pain in the ass installation on the case when you want to put rads on.

I will be ordering two SM5s once they're out, one for watercooling my mATX rig and another one for a linux workstation. I will probably be selling my M10 later on next week, sadly it didn't get any use.
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