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I'm personally more a fan of horizontal layouts. I would go with Mountain Mods as they have a plethora of horizontal motherboard cases, but I'm not a fan of the overall look of them. I wouldn't mind an M8 with a horizontal motherboard and top window raised as high as possible with clearance for graphics cards with water blocks, then use up all the room below for radiator heaven. Though, such a case would have to wait till I have more room again ( reason I sold my M8 to begin with tongue.gif )
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Just Curious. What makes you want an S5 with the ability to take a 360 over an SM5? Do you like the shorter height, the horizontal MB, or something else? I can see the appeal for those who think the SM5 is too big and would still like massive cooling.

I suppose with the added depth for similar MB clearance as the S3 the S5 would not need too much extra depth to accommodate the 360.

Horizontal layout over vertical, ANY day of the week... I prefer things sitting on the motherboard, not hanging off... I'm one of *those* people... thumb.gif

Thanks - T

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Where's adamski07 when we need him? biggrin.gif He'd get that SR-2 to fit!

I'll put a post on his scratch build telling him he has a mission! Get the SR-2 to fit in a CaseLabs S3!
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Horizontal layout over vertical, ANY day of the week... I prefer things sitting on the motherboard, not hanging off... I'm one of *those* people... thumb.gif

Thanks - T

P.S. @CaseLabs, I'm waving stacks of cash at my screen and it won't suck it in and spit out a case yet... what's wrong with this scenario? wink.gif

I prefer to have gravity holding things on as well but I am not exclusively one of *those* people.
post #655 of 1735
all this talk of Horizontal layout makes me wish for the TX-H. That was the first promised Horizontal layout case and i've only been waiting 18 months for it.

I want my TX-H
post #656 of 1735
The other person who could attempt fitting an SR-2 in the S3 is Nikkop if any of you know who I am talking about. He is trying to fit a GA-Z77X-UP7 into a Prodigy. Build log is Big Brother Prodigy, but I won't link it since it's on another forum.
Edited by dman811 - 3/19/13 at 5:18am
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Because there are evil minded people who hang out here who would do things like turn one into a server or dedicated folding machine tongue.gif

Clearly, I'm a bit lacking on the Evil Genius cred.
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They already exist wink.gif

doh.gif

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Horizontal and shorter height, while being cheaper.
Anything horizontal or 90 degree vertical (FT02) piques my interest.

The S5 is enough for me, so Gemini is something I can pass on until I really need the space, which I doubt.

Thanks. It is always interesting to hear particular reasons for certain design preferences.
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Yeah, I prefer horizontal for the (not technically valid) reason that I do not like droop stresses on the GPU and PCIe slots, or back when we ran air, on the CPU socket.
Still sticks with me, all the Materials & Processes stuff about stress factors, torsion, and what happens to material... I mean I know a board won't fail for it, but STILL...
That's what I meant by "One of *those* people"... rolleyes.gif

Thanks - T
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As soon as you showed the SR2, my mind immediately went to making a new backpanel and throwing a regular ATX board in there...
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