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Will there be a Magnum refresh with some of the Merlin features?

The drop-in mounts, screws instead of rivets, reversible motherboard with spring thumbscrews and standard USB 3.0 would be great additions to the line. Most of all it saves the consumer money on "extras" and offers more flexibility.

I've bought too many cases just to be disappointed months, sometimes days later. I really like the shorter height and server style look of the Magnum cases more.

As a aspiring CE, I want a case that shows I'm serious about my craft but at the same time look minimalistic and professional.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 11/25/12 at 8:51am
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We have had ongoing discussions about whether or not to have an "A" release of the original Magnum cases sometime next year. No decision has been made. I can't say what features would change except that I know they won't be reversible - the design doesn't allow for it. The M10, T10, and MH10 could get cut from the line-up as as result.
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Hmmm again.

I can see why the XL and HPTX cases are being reconsidered. Not many boards out there that support them now. I'm going to see what happens. Either the SM8 or M8 will be my next case.
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An "A" class Magnum. Hmmm

That means we may finally see a cubed/double-wide 5 slot mATX case?
Less than 15" tall? Only 240 and 280 rads can be installed?

Many people are waiting for that design. I hope the majority vote on it.
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No, the changes to the current Magnum cases would only be a "refresh" (not a complete redesign) and the changes would be fairly minor. What you're talking about would more likely take place in the "Gemini" series (late summer 2013).
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Just out of curiosity, when could we see these refreshes coming cause Im close to pulling the trigger on a th10 but if I know changes are inc in a month or 2 ill hold off
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*IF* there is a "A" release, it wouldn't be until sometime next year. The changes would be minor (mostly to streamline manufacturing & inventory).
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Wow... I better order my MH10 soon then (dang concept on money rolleyes.gif)... I can't wait to see what you come up with though smile.gif
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We have had ongoing discussions about whether or not to have an "A" release of the original Magnum cases sometime next year. No decision has been made. I can't say what features would change except that I know they won't be reversible - the design doesn't allow for it. The M10, T10, and MH10 could get cut from the line-up as as result.

I think it would be a VERY bad idea and poor marketing decision to cut the MH10 from the production. There is only one other main competitor to Case Labs for large liquid cooled custom cases and that would give them no competition at all. Both companies I will say are good, but if Case Labs takes away the MH10 then it won't be an option for some of us. You should keep in mind that a lot of us that build workstations, such as myself, have HTPX or EEB (Asus Z9PE-D8 WS) form factor motherboards for duel Intel Xeon CPUs. People like myself MUST have lots of room in cases like the MH10 because not just the size of the mobo but also all the water cooling for duel pumps, etc.

All I can say is to strongly reconsider that position as you will lose a customer base that is really what your niche company is targeting for sells.
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I think it would be a VERY bad idea and poor marketing decision to cut the MH10 from the production. There is only one other main competitor to Case Labs for large liquid cooled custom cases and that would give them no competition at all. Both companies I will say are good, but if Case Labs takes away the MH10 then it won't be an option for some of us. You should keep in mind that a lot of us that build workstations, such as myself, have HTPX or EEB (Asus Z9PE-D8 WS) form factor motherboards for duel Intel Xeon CPUs. People like myself MUST have lots of room in cases like the MH10 because not just the size of the mobo but also all the water cooling for duel pumps, etc.

Also, you should add custom "powder coating" to the regular options like your competitor too. This has been a request of mine for a long time now and is something I want if spending that much on my system builds/case.

All I can say is to strongly reconsider that position as you will lose a customer base that is really what your niche company is targeting for sells.

P.S. Sorry double post, don't know what happened.
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