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will the extended top add any 5.25in bays? Great looking case! thumb.gif
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Thanks! smile.gif No, the extended top does not add bays; it works the same way as the other cases. Here is an example from the SMH10 (the SM8 is virtually the same):




We'll have the production floor cleared in about 20 minutes, so I can grab a few more shots.
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We'll have the production floor cleared in about 20 minutes, so I can grab a few more shots.
I'll be timing you down to the second. I'm watching you -.-
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Thanks. Looking forward to the pics biggrin.gif
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Ok... Here are a few more prototype shots:

Drop-in mounts - a 120.4 and 140.3. The recess is for barb clearance when using the 120mm top cover:


The mount area on top of the SM8:


With the 120.4 Drop-in mount installed:


Side view with XL window (Gray): Never mind the silly reflections redface.gif


Interior shot with switch bay cover and plugged cable management holes:


Cable side door and 120mm top cover:
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Hmm guess we will just need to wait for it to release now.

Can a rad fit top in push pull without an extended. Cover

Thanks!
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Hmm guess we will just need to wait for it to release now.
Can a rad fit top in push pull without an extended. Cover
Thanks!
I would guess yes, but it might be a close fit if you have top mosfet heatsinks on your mobo.
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Oh boy what a night smile.gif
I'm so looking forward to it's release!
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But think of how excited you be to get up in the morning biggrin.gif
lol good thing I've been sick for a few days biggrin.gif

I've said this a few times and I'll say it again: it looks amazing! Just anxiously waiting for the SM5, I'd guess that it's basically an SM8 with the top PSU mount cut off? Winning one of these babies would be a dream come true...
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Hmm guess we will just need to wait for it to release now.
Can a rad fit top in push pull without an extended. Cover
Thanks!
The case has a PSU mount on both top and bottom, and a typical PSU is 86mm high. -> I'd say you have at least 90mm room easy and you'd still have comfortable clearance on just about everything.
So 30mm thick rad p/p = no problemos
45mm thick rad p/p = will be getting tighter...
60mm thick rad p/p = maybe not...
80mm thick rad p/p = access denied.
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Why does that last photo with the extended 120mm top remind me of this? biggrin.gif Hahaha,

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Just trying to make Jim smile a little, seriously it’s a pre-order for me next week, just hope the 3 lower solid panels can be ordered with ventilated panels in their stead.
    
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