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post #1 of 10
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Iv been looking high and low for the perfect case for my next build and came across Case Labs and was blown away by their products and this seems like the place to go to fine information on them. I am in love with the M8 but I would really like to make my next build around the micro atx form factor. I know Case Labs has a micro atx case, the SM5 but I really like the idea of the side by side style of the M8. I guess Im just wondering if there are any plans for Case Labs to make a "M5" double wide micro atx case, or if there is even a market out there for one?
post #2 of 10
The S5 in April will be better.
M5 will never happen. Gemini may go mATX but I wouldn't expect anything this year.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 3/24/13 at 12:40pm
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Well that's a bummer an M5 would be my dream case. What will the differences will there be between the SM5 and the S5? I see you have one listed in your sig, but there is no info on the case labs site.
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The S5 info will be coming sometime this week and availability in mid-April.

CL said there was low demand for an mATX Magnum case, so it never happened.
Gemini will improve on the Magnum series and most likey will be horizontal. But the larger cases will be made first.

The S5 is like a M5, but double compartments vertically with horizontal mounting.
Better than the M5 would haven IMO.
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So its going to be like the itx case they are making but built for micro atx? Double compartments is what I want the most to segregate the PSU and drives from the rest of the system.
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Yes. The mobo is on the upper level and the PSU and HDDs are on the lower level.
Rads can be mounted on the upper or lower level.

The SM5 was a single compartment.
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post

The S5 info will be coming sometime this week and availability in mid-April.

The S5 is like a M5, but double compartments vertically with horizontal mounting.
Better than the M5 would haven IMO.
Hopefully it has only 4 expansion slots, I'd like to save some space.
Other than that, sounds really interesting.
Just a shame about taxes and shipping costs to Europe. frown.gif

Edit: S5 means 5 5xpansion slots, huh? How about an S4 then? biggrin.gif
Edited by zalbard - 4/1/13 at 6:43am
post #8 of 10
M5 would be perfect. Make it like a shorter (heightwise) M8 with mATX. Other side fits no more than RAD / PSU / RAD. 2 x 360 rads are enough especially for one GPU and very compact.
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M5 would be perfect. Make it like a shorter (heightwise) M8 with mATX. Other side fits no more than RAD / PSU / RAD. 2 x 360 rads are enough especially for one GPU and very compact.
I was thinking it would be the same dimensions as S3, but wider? Two 240 rads in push-pull are well enough to cool any mATX setup...
Anyone who needs more can just purchase SM5.
post #10 of 10
I was thinking the same thing... I really like the layout of the S3 but the mini ITX board is just too limited for my needs. I'm hoping the S5 idea is what I think it is... a mini ATX case laid out like the S3? If so, I'm loving it
    
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