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hey, sorry noob question, what's the difference between the ventilated top cover and the SM8 Pedestal?
Thanks! thumb.gif

No problem smile.gif There are three top covers, standard (short) ventilated, standard solid, and 120mm ventilated. The extended top cover allows a single radiator to be mounted above the frame:



The pedestal is like a "mini" case that can be attached above or below the main case and can hold two 480/420 rads:



Hope that helps smile.gif
Edited by Jim-CL - 9/21/12 at 8:56am
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How I was thinking to set mine up. Please let me know if anyone has any other ideas. Kind of not liking the 1x front intake fan wish I could somehow fit two without going to the extended top.

Thats a koolance bay res pump in the top bay right below the 480 rad fyi.

maybe I should just get the extended top and solve 90% of my problems smile.gif just think it looks funny without the pedestal as well. You can fit a push pull rad all in the extended top correct?
Edited by freitz - 9/21/12 at 12:42pm
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Yeah, I don't know. I think you got it figured out pretty well. You could put another fan in the rear and use it as intake as well and see how that works out.

I'm thinking more and more I'll probably be getting the pedestal and mount two rads to keep some space freed up inside, then another rad either in the bottom or up top but not both. Most likely be getting 2x 480's and I have a RX240 I'm pulling from a another build I'm gutting. Hoping to work it out so I can get two fans in front and the DVD and maybe a fan controller. IDK it'll be easier to figure out when the case is sitting in front of me but 3 rads is the plan right now. Meanwhile I got another Seasonic 1000w on the way to power up the goodies.
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Yeah, I don't know. I think you got it figured out pretty well. You could put another fan in the rear and use it as intake as well and see how that works out.
I'm thinking more and more I'll probably be getting the pedestal and mount two rads to keep some space freed up inside, then another rad either in the bottom or up top but not both. Most likely be getting 2x 480's and I have a RX240 I'm pulling from a another build I'm gutting. Hoping to work it out so I can get two fans in front and the DVD and maybe a fan controller. IDK it'll be easier to figure out when the case is sitting in front of me but 3 rads is the plan right now. Meanwhile I got another Seasonic 1000w on the way to power up the goodies.

I THINK Im just going to go with the extended top do a SR1 in push pull up top since Im only cooling the cpu for now transferring everything in the my current build over. Then when I go to cool the Mobo and 2x 680's Ill put 2 more 480's in the bottom. And probably have to run 2x 655 pumps to keep the flow up. But I really want to keep my bay res pump I like the way it looks. However I'll never mount a rad in the front (won't have to with 3x 480's) unless I get a pump res setup not in a bay.

The Extended top just looks funny without the pedestal. (top heavy)
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The Merlin chassis has been designed completely symmetrical so it can be reversed without the need of any replacement parts. Along with being able to reverse the case, the doors can also be swap from left to right simply by swapping door hinges between the two doors
These pics will most likely be move to the first post, but this a what a reverse SM8 looks like. Only a little Photoshopped I promise. tongue.gif



So the front I/O panel can be located on the front LEFT side, thank goodness. How do I order it with front I/O positioned left and front removable panel with the CaseLabs logo remaining on the bottom right? Or does the logo ship as an adhesive that I can position anywhere?

Thanks bro.

You guys are gonna miss some good games man, although the last 3 in LA towards the pennant are mute, the playoffs October and November will be amazing.
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First cases shipped today! cheers.gifband.gif

Not without a little drama - the paint line oven went down, so only a couple made it out redface.gif It will will be back up and running Monday. All current preorders should ship out by the end of next week.

Thanks to all and have a great weekend!
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First cases shipped today! cheers.gifband.gif
Not without a little drama - the paint line oven went down, so only a couple made it out redface.gif It will will be back up and running Monday. All current preorders should ship out by the end of next week.
Thanks to all and have a great weekend!

I am so unbelievably excited. Thanks Jim, Kevin and everyone else at CaseLabs.
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So the front I/O panel can be located on the front LEFT side, thank goodness. How do I order it with front I/O positioned left and front removable panel with the CaseLabs logo remaining on the bottom right? Or does the logo ship as an adhesive that I can position anywhere?
Thanks bro.
You guys are gonna miss some good games man, although the last 3 in LA towards the pennant are mute, the playoffs October and November will be amazing.

I never thought about it but I guess you could have a standard case with the switch/I/O plate on the left. The wiring could be a little tricky at least as far having them not be noticeable, but it would work. Yes the logo is adhesive, and because the case is reversible we are not putting them on the case in the shop. One will be included with the accessory kit, so you may place it where you like.

Ya I know management really cracks the whip around here:p
Edited by Kevin_CL - 9/21/12 at 4:40pm
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I am so unbelievably excited. Thanks Jim, Kevin and everyone else at CaseLabs.

Your welcome! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it! thumb.gif
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I'm probably toward the bottom of the list for shipping considering when I put my order in. redface.gif I may have all my parts in by the time I get the case though, and I may have another order in for a pedestal before the case ships. wink.gif Should have some more funds Monday.
You guys make sure and throw some extra pedestals in the production line, I have a feeling I won't be the only one reconsidering and wanting one.
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