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post #911 of 1735
To all the folks who already ordered:

Anyone get the drop-in top?
If so, which plate are you going for now?

I assume most will go for the 120.2 / 140.2 rad mount, for obvious reasons...
Any other takers?

Also, what did people go with on the front?

Thanks - T
post #912 of 1735
I spent the extra $20 and got the flex 120.2 bay for the front, extended top, and dual windows.
I'm hoping that caselabs can put HD audio and USB 3.0 on the front, like the SM5.
Sent them a message and hope to hear back today. thumb.gif
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Yeah, I forgot the USB 3.0 on the front, I'll order it later if I need to.
My mobo has two 3.0 ports, and all I will ever use it for is the external disc drive and my 3.0 flash drive, and I prefer to keep stuff sticking away from the case all clustered in one place, al la the rear panel.

Thanks - T

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This is WAY worse than waiting for Christmas, because when Christmas comes, you might not know what you're getting, so you don't care so much, but we all know what's coming in the "box", and it's killing me!
post #914 of 1735
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Originally Posted by Thrasher1016 View Post

Yeah, I forgot the USB 3.0 on the front, I'll order it later if I need to.
My mobo has two 3.0 ports, and all I will ever use it for is the external disc drive and my 3.0 flash drive, and I prefer to keep stuff sticking away from the case all clustered in one place, al la the rear panel.

Thanks - T

P.S.
This is WAY worse than waiting for Christmas, because when Christmas comes, you might not know what you're getting, so you don't care so much, but we all know what's coming in the "box", and it's killing me!

Even worse than this is knowing your case will beat you home by 4 weeks!!!!! Having dreams about it !!!! Must be insane. use to dream of going home to play with wife and now i dream of 50" tall big white computer cases.... rolleyes.gif

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
post #915 of 1735
When your S3's arrive don't forget to join the CaseLabs club by posting a photo in this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/940461/official-case-labs-owners-club/
     
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ther is one thing that i dont understand
that is why a matx board dont fit in it when rhe board is only 240mm and the case is almost 270mm ( 268mm )

It doesn't fit because it wasn't made to fit. If you want this style layout, but with an mATX board, wait for the S5. If you want the motherboard to be vertical, then either mod the S3 or get the SM5.
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Even worse than this is knowing your case will beat you home by 4 weeks!!!!! Having dreams about it !!!! Must be insane. use to dream of going home to play with wife and now i dream of 50" tall big white computer cases.... rolleyes.gif

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Lol, that is hilarious!
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It doesn't fit because it wasn't made to fit. If you want this style layout, but with an mATX board, wait for the S5. If you want the motherboard to be vertical, then either mod the S3 or get the SM5.

i am going for the s5
i did't just not understand why
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The problem is that an mATX board is 244mm wide and the span between the frame rails on the S3 is 243mm. In actuality it's a lot more than 1mm because you have to allow room for the I/O shield and PCI slots, so it's not even a close fit rolleyes.gif The S5 of course, will handle it just fine wink.gif
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Derick is trying to persuade me to trade my R3E for a R3Gene and build my wife/lan rig in a S5. It would make more sense because I already have many 360's.... but.... the S3 is so cute....
     
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