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I'm waiting for that SM5 pr0n.
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I'm waiting for that SM5 pr0n.
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The new prototype is looking good biggrin.gif New pics coming tomorrow thumb.gif

We can't wait. thumb.gif
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Thanks! wink.gif I'm not sure where Corsair is going with the 900D. If it's made from steel, it will be ungodly heavy. If they want keep it light, they'll need to use a lot of plastic or aluminum. If they use aluminum, the price will rise dramatically (especially given their distributor/retailer distribution model) and probably be nowhere near as thick as ours (.090"). Time will tell I guess. My money is still on Merlin - lol!

When I spoke with their case designer on different occasions, he said the an aluminum case was too expensive to produce.
The 900D is likely to be a mixture of aluminum/plastic exterior and a steel body.
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When I spoke with their case designer on different occasions, he said the an aluminum case was too expensive to produce.
The 900D is likely to be a mixture of aluminum/plastic exterior and a steel body.

Let me think rolleyes.gif

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Nah!
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Merlin SM8 Update: Aug 25th

Exterior Shots:



Drive Bays (2 HDD's & 2 SSD's - 12 more HDD's can be mounted in the Flex-Bays):


The case can be stripped down to the frame in seconds. Lowers the risk of damaging a panel while installing hardware. Also, they cover up the frame, so if holes have to be drilled or cutouts added, they'll be covered up by the panels:


Interior shot:

The round holes can be plugged if not needed and the switch bay will have a cover plate to keep things tidy. All the cable management holes will have rubber edging in the production units:


Cable Management Nightmare:


No problem:
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Well done Jim! thumbsupsmiley.png Looks incredible! cheers.gif
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Wonderful. And definitely enough room for plenty of cables, lol.
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Looks gorgeous! Definitely on my to buy list when I finally get a job next year.

This is pretty much the perfect case. Would love to see a 480 and a 360 in there drool.gif
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Awesome - can't wait for the SM5 smile.gif
     
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