I am going to try with the RIVE, but I went ahead and purchased a UT60 and a Monsta for the top just to be safe.
Well I know a Monsta P/P won't fit up there for sure. Only with Push or Pull... but I could of swore I saw someone have a UT60 in P/P up there with the rampage. Let me know for sure, because I'm about to purchase a UT60 and want to do P/P in the top. The monsta's are just to big imo, and a P/P UT60 im sure would beat a monsta in only push or pull.
First reviews will be shown at April 16. This is "NDA" date and time when all reviewers will have fully working not damaged cases in reviews.
Someday will be geveaway from George. How? Facebook or for the most uniqie and best system owners or....just wait for it.
update from 12.03.2012:
after fixing problems, especially with the panel latches, case finally getting started to be shipped to the first stores.
The first shipments are going to these vendors (those shipments will leave before the end of the march, probably from 18 to 24):
Gandalf (A scandinavian distributor - they sell to Komplett and others)
only very limited amount will be available at the start due to 1000's of cases needed to be assembled, this will took some weeks
cases for other stores will leave April 1-st or later and arrive in the 4 weeks probably
Amazon was one of the last to order - so their units will not even ship until April, which means they won't arrive until May
NCIX is also one of the last....same time as Amazon, May probably.
About the release and first sales in EU: read this
Cost in US: ~ 350$
Space, features and flexibility:
Dimensions: 649.6 x 691.6 x 252 mm
Case box weight: 1.4KG (20 KG shipping weight)
In box shipping dimensions O/D SIZE (L x H x W): 755 x 800 x 360 mm
2x USB 3.0 ports and 4x USB 2.0 ports + mic and audio 3,5 jacks in the top 5.25 bay (cannot be relocated)
4x 5.25 bays with toolless mounting mechanism
5.25 bays are centered behind the wide slot covers
10x PCI slots (up to QUAD-SLI or QUAD-Crossfire)
9x HDD\SSD slots at stock in 3 toolless hot-swap cages (15 with 180 mm PSU and 2x additional HDD cages, each probably will cost 20$)
only one HDD cage have hop-swap sata backplane , but hot-swap pcb's will be available in stores for all cages, as many, as you need
up to 3 HDD cages at the bottom (with 180 mm PSU\PSU's or 2 cages with 360 front rad)
All HDD slots are toolless with anti-vibration mount
HDD cages bracket at the front can be removed for any thickness radiator support
Front fans sections can be removed, bottom fan section also (will help to fit radiators with stop plug in the end, fitting stop plug will ne be touched by fan blades)
up to 2x 1200w (or FANLESS) 180 mm PSUs (Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W) with 15 HDD's in the case at the same time
up to 2x 1200w 200 mm PSU's (Corsair AX1200\AX1200i) with 2x 240 rads at the bottom.
XL-ATX and HPTX compatibility (up to Rampage 4 Extreme or EVGA SR-X)
All HDD cages have holes for fans on both sides (push-pull, like in 400-500R and C70)
A little bit smoked plexi window which is screwed on the internal side of the side panel
8x big grommeted cable holes in mb tray
9x open cable holes in mb tray
3x clickable big and strong cable holders (latches) at the back (like in C70 case)
2x bottom mesh side panels covers
PSU cables hole is under the MB tray
Max PSU length: any (180 mm with 15 HDD's)
Max CPU cooler height: any
Max GPU lenght: any
Dual bottom radiator mounting brackets for up to 480 or 420 rads
4x dust filters: clickable like in 650D at the front, sliding in sideways top mesh with filter and two magnetic like in 550D inside case at the mesh side panels
~1.25 inch (~30 mm) space for cables behind motherboard tray
Removable brushed aluminum front panel with open airflow on the sides
Window is shortly centered and with straight view cutting part of GPU"s and motherboard
Reset button is located behind the top 5.25 bay cover
The power button is a small horizontal bar in the top section of the I/O panel. The power and HDD LED are stealthed inside that power button.
Top of the case look like we can put two led stripes at the top: in front of the radiator and behind, that will light up even the ram sticks.
Looks like that top left corner with dots is a place for a push to open panel.
All side panels (4) can be opened just by pressing one button for each.
Bracket at the first bottom front HDD cage is not removable.
Radiators & WaterCooling:
Here is maximum practical and theoretical capacities before the case review and release
Top space: 110 mm (radiator with fans) (measured by George)
Bottom space: 220 mm
Front space: ~80 mm, maybe little less (front fans are outside and not count)
Space before PSU at the back: 115 mm
4x120 mm (480) or 3x140 (420) 60 mm thick in push-pull at the top (first 5.25 bay will be mostly closed by radiator, fits 47 mm rad in push-pull and leaves ~10 mm space or more)
4x120 mm (480) or 3x140 (420) 60 mm thick in push-pull at the bottom (with only one PSU)
2x120 mm (240) or 2x140 (280) 60 mm thick in push-pull at the bottom behind the 480\420 (depends on PSU lengh)
3x120 mm (360) 25-30 mm (maybe thicker) thick rad in push-pull at the front (Recommended by measurments and only with 360 at the bottom, also without 3 HDD cages at the front and HTPX will fit same time. The barbs don't fit if you mount the rad outside the chamber, so the radiator has to be mounted inside and the fans outside, which means that you're taking up the front HDD mount locations when you put a 360 in front.)
2x120 mm (240) 25-30 mm thick rad in push at the front (you can run a standard (25-30mm) thick 240 mm radiator and fans in front without encroaching on any HDD space inside the case, in mounts at the front behind the filter with fans in push)
2x120 mm (240) 60 mm thick rad in push-pull inside the case at the front (without two top HDD cages at the front)
about [240\280\480\420 "Monsta" 80 mm (86 mm thick actually) thick rads]: probably possible to fit with push or pull at the top, same config at the bottom + monsta 240\280 behind with push or pull. At the front will fit with push-pull but might be problem due to "maybe not removable" HDD cages bracket (at the first bottom front hdd cage) and with bottom rads due to 6 ports and stop plugs (fittings) at the bottom side (it might prevent mounting).
If you don't have a Alphacool Nexxxos Monsta 80 mm thick already, DO NOT BUY IT! In pus or pull only Monsta is NOT EVEN better than any 60 mm thick radiator. Yes, much better to use 60 mm thick rads in push-pull with lowest RPM and noiseless systems. Plus 60 mm rads are always "needed", so any future case should be compatible with it, but not with the monsta...
Front fan mounts have extra holes, so they are could be monted together or with the spacing between top two but...screws are not for 360 front radiator inside the case, not lined up...You can put the radiator at the front but have to drill new oles to fix the rad in place.
Front fan mountes are lined up for 240 radiator
Bottom radiators could be mounted (according to the photos) only with fittings on the left side (in direction to the psu's)
You can run the case without top panel in order to do "uncovered" push-pull for your radiator if you want the extra space.
EVGA SR-2 or SR-X should fit with 60 mm radiator at the top with push-pull but fans (in theory) might touch the RAM
Maximum cylindrical reservoir capacity: 250 ml (almost same height as the 7 PCi-E slot motherboard)
With four radiators we have no cages for HDD's. Solutions: "5.25 slots with cage or adapters" or Velcro double sided tape for mounting HDD's at the back (on motherboard tray, for example)!
3x HDD cages
10x PCI slot covers
4x 5.25 slot covers
2x bottom mesh side panels covers
1x PSU hole cover
3x front intake 120 mm fans (AF120L)
1x 140 mm rear exhaust fan (AF140L)
2x side panels grills metal covers
EPS 8-pin & 4-pin cable extension
one HDD Cage Hot-Swap all black backplate (more can be purchased for other cages)
all black cables for the motherboard and USB porst
*AF120L and AF140L are NEWCorsairFANS and they are will be published on the Corsair website
CaliLife17 The AF 120mm will give you better air flow without radiators, but if you are going to water cool you will want the SP120mm fans to push through the radiators. If you bought the AF120 now you could put three of them on the lower back side when you switch over?
I had an incredible day! Got a delivery for all the awesome hardware I've been dreaming about!
Matthew81 - As I am sponsored by Corsair my opinion is those fans would be terrible !! Ha Ha Actually I like the cut out in the side of those fans, It looks cool. Are they PWM fans? As many fans as we need in the 900D to do it Justice you want PWM fans to keep the noise to a minimum. I will be using a mother board with PWM on all fan headers or you could use a fan controller or two. These cases are a blast, there are so many possibility's. It's great to see the individual touch on each build as people get them in their hands.