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Sales of monsta 280 rads will triple in the coming weeks wink.gif
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post #612 of 1735
I almost pulled the trigger on a prodigy today... So glad I didn't. This case is everything I've hoped for and then some.thumb.gif
So crazy, cause I've been hunting for a mini itx "tower" to replace my SG08 and BAM! Here it is.
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post #613 of 1735
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Sales of monsta 280 rads will triple in the coming weeks wink.gif

CL should get a share lachen.gif
post #614 of 1735
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Sales of monsta 280 rads will triple in the coming weeks wink.gif

Maybe the 240's, the monsta 280 in a flex bay would knock out the top mount rad I think. And when you use a 240 in the front you can't fit a monsta in to the top!

Still full copper UT60s work and may outperform the monsta anyway.
     
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post #615 of 1735
Nice!

I've been checking this thread like 6 times a day for photos for weeks, even though I knew photos weren't going to be posted today.

Having seen them, I've got a couple of questions:

1) Can anyone tell me why are there PSU mounting spots in the pedestal? Maybe it's just me, but I can't figure out why people would want to use it when there's a dedicated spot under the mobo tray for a PSU
2) Are there going to be options for a vented PSU cover plate? I'm going dual rads but will not go crossflow through the pedestal, so I'm sure I'll need venting front and back

Max
- Going to decide what to buy after seeing the S5
post #616 of 1735
1. They're simply there because CL does that with all their pedestals and may as well be consistent. They aren't harming anything by being there tongue.gif

2. I'm sure CL could do it if there was enough of a market. Or might just do it for you, I'm sure they'll pop in and let you know.
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post #617 of 1735
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1. They're simply there because CL does that with all their pedestals and may as well be consistent. They aren't harming anything by being there tongue.gif

2. I'm sure CL could do it if there was enough of a market. Or might just do it for you, I'm sure they'll pop in and let you know.
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is there a price point on this yet?
Just the base case is $200
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My plan at this point is to keep the height the same, but the final decision on that will probably come sometime next week.

I would also prefer to see the height of the S5 kept the same. The closer it gets to the SM5 height the less appealing it is for me. I was hoping horizontal board oriententation would mean shorter and wider than a case with vertical board placement. Width and depth should grow just enough for MB fit and clearance of items in the front bays. I do like cases with an extra pci slot or 2 for accessory switches or other i/o duties but that would not be preferred if it made the case too much wider. I like that the S3 has 3 slots although the cases I like the best stick the extra slot in another unused location which often allows them to maintain smaller dimensions while still offering the extra slot. I think I read earlier that the 3rd S3 slot was mainly there for monster graphics cards but is obviously handy for other things.

I built a mini itx build recently with a graphics card occupying the only PCIe slot on the board. It was a 2 slot graphics card and the case I was using had 2 slot cutouts. I also wanted to add a 2 port mini PCIe NIC (Jetway) which came with cables and a 2 ethernet port PCI slot cover. The case had space for an extra pci slot in a number of locations on the back of the case but did not have the extra cut out I needed so I had to break out the tools. So that 3rd slot is nice to have available.

The S3 is going to make a great mini itx server case or a great gaming case with massive cooling possibilities but if I want a little of both in the same machine I need mATX so I am eager to see the S5.

I am however interested in buying an S3 pedestal with a top to use for an external drive testing set up. Will the pedestal be available at the same time as the case? I will just have to cut some Centronics slots in one of the PSU blanking plates to mount some bridge boards since I saw no PCI slot or Centronics options.
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Go home derick you're not derick.

THAT'S RIGHT! I AM ALSO DERICK! devil-smiley-019.gif MUAHAHAHAHAHA devil-smiley-019.gif
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