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Being my first Case Labs case, I didn't know what to expect. The first thing that I noticed right away was how light yet rock solid the structure of the case is. Even without its skin, this thing is really stout.
The attention to detail is something unseen in consumer cases. The design decisions weren't based around if a 10 ton press could stamp out x many an hour and instead everything is very well thought out and has purpose. The clips, for example, are so simple yet work better than any case I've used before.
I don't think CL provided any under shots, so here you go.
The front of the case pops right off to allow access to the flex bay covers. The top clips in with four mounts with ease.
There's just enough room for a HDD and two SSDs plus some small electronics. Wiring is going to be very interesting with the XL windows, theres no where to hide.
I really like these little hexagonal punch outs. I'm guessing CL uses a laser or water jet to make these panels? You can see how thick the aluminum is. Its much thicker than any aluminum computer products I've used before.
The PSU mounts hover the PSU over the bottom so that it does not touch. I may add some rubber grommets to provide dampening between the PSU and mounting bolts.
The flex bay covers are a must have IMO. I wish I would have gotten the removable top mount as well.
I couldn't figure out what the rectangular cut outs were for right next to the middle fan mounting holes until I mounted my radiator. They are in the perfect spot to route the top fan wires into the case.
The case looks great buttoned up with the XL windows.
Now I just need to stuff it full of hardware
Next up are pics with the radiators fitted.