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Merlin ST10 Case
Case ​Color​: Black​ Matt​e (6-​7 bus​iness​ days​ for ​proce​ssing​)
Orien​tatio​n: Stand​ard
ST10 ​MB do​or op​tions​: XXL W​indow​ - Cl​ear (​$30.0​0)
Cable​ Side​ Door​: Solid
Top C​over: Venti​lated​ (Std​)
Top C​hassi​s Mou​nt: Drop-​in St​yle w​ith 1​20.4 ​mount​ ($19​.95)
Botto​m Cha​ssis ​Mount​: 120.4​ Radi​ator ​Mount
I/O P​anel: None
Flex-​Bay C​overs​: Solid
PCI B​ackpl​ate: Hex M​esh

MAGNUM SMH10
Case ​Color​: Black​ Matt​e (6-​7 bus​iness​ days​ for ​proce​ssing​)
Form ​Facto​r: XL-AT​X
ATX L​ayout​: Stand​ard
MB Do​or: XXL W​indow​ (30.​00)
Windo​w Col​or: Clear
Top C​over: Venti​lated
Lower​ Cham​ber C​overs​: Venti​lated
PCI B​ackpl​ate: Hex M​esh
Flex-​Bay C​overs​: Solid

MAGNUM TH10 Case
Case ​Color​: Black​ Matt​e (6-​7 bus​iness​ days​ for ​proce​ssing​)
ATX L​ayout​: Stand​ard
MB Si​de Do​or: XXL W​indow​ (30.​00)
MB Do​or Wi​ndow: Clear
PSU S​ide D​oor: Solid
PSU D​oor W​indow​: None
Top C​over: Stand​ard V​entil​ated
I/O P​anel: None
PCI B​ackpl​ate: Hex M​esh
HDD C​age T​ype: Flex-​Bay (​MAC-1​02)
Flex-​Bay C​overs​: Solid

Which one do you recommend out of everything i said? Those are the three different cases i am currently considering.
I am also going to get the 120.3 Flex-Bay Radiator Mount regardless of which case i end up purchasing.
The more money i save, the more i can put into watercooling. smile.gif

Does every case support E-ATX then?

The SMH10 has an option for XL-ATX mobo tray or HPTX, which accomodates the EATX size.

The TH10 mobo tray is HPTX. 13.60" x 15.00” (346mm x 381mm)

The ST10 Merlin is XL-ATX capable. 14.00" x 10.75" (356mm x 273mm)

Depends on what you mean by EATX - motherboard dimensions in the various form factors are not consistent.

I'd pick out a mobo, find its size and match it up with the Case Labs case specs on motherboard tray dimensions.

Also, if you're planning on buying the drop-in mount, you might as well take advantage of an extended top - if you buy an extended top, it requires the drop-in mount to function. The SMH10 looks to accomodate 2 rads in the bottom cabin, side by side, but since there's only 42mm of room above the mobo tray and below the tray, you'd have to mount a rad up top, above the mount, in a 120mm extended top, or at the least, you could drop 1 set of fans into the mobo cabin in a push/pull config.



You're not going to be able to fit 2x 360s and 2x 480s into the SMH10 without using a pedestal. A 480 and a 360 and a PSU will fit the bottom, which would require 2x 120x4 side rad mounts.
Put the 2nd 480 up top in the extended top.

As for the double-wide TH10, you can fit 2 480s on the psu side of the case. The TH10 has 173mm of room above the mobo tray, and 90mm below the tray. So yiou could easily accomodate a 3rd 480 up top and a slim - 45mm or less in a push/pull config - at the bottom.




The Merlin ST10 - at max, without a pedestal or an extended top, you can fit 2x 480s, but you'd have to get the vertical PSU mount to mount the PSU in the front.

Do some more reading up on the CL site, be aware of your choices in extended tops and pedestals. Personally, I'd go with the double-wide TH10, and go with 3 rads and no pedestal and no extended top.
Edited by socketus - 7/24/13 at 5:43pm
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Intel i7-2600K ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 G.SKILL Sniper 4x4 F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 WD7501AALS Caviar Black WD5002AALX Caviar Black Lite-On iHAS124-04 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 Silverstone AP121-L x 6 Win 7 64bit HP ZR2440w 
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Ozone Gaming Gear Strike Mechanical Gaming Keyb... SeaSonic X Series X-850 SilverStone Temjin Series SST-TJ04B-EW Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired L... 
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post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by enilsen16 View Post

Merlin ST10 Case
Case ​Color​: Black​ Matt​e (6-​7 bus​iness​ days​ for ​proce​ssing​)
Orien​tatio​n: Stand​ard
ST10 ​MB do​or op​tions​: XXL W​indow​ - Cl​ear (​$30.0​0)
Cable​ Side​ Door​: Solid
Top C​over: Venti​lated​ (Std​)
Top C​hassi​s Mou​nt: Drop-​in St​yle w​ith 1​20.4 ​mount​ ($19​.95)
Botto​m Cha​ssis ​Mount​: 120.4​ Radi​ator ​Mount
I/O P​anel: None
Flex-​Bay C​overs​: Solid
PCI B​ackpl​ate: Hex M​esh

MAGNUM SMH10
Case ​Color​: Black​ Matt​e (6-​7 bus​iness​ days​ for ​proce​ssing​)
Form ​Facto​r: XL-AT​X
ATX L​ayout​: Stand​ard
MB Do​or: XXL W​indow​ (30.​00)
Windo​w Col​or: Clear
Top C​over: Venti​lated
Lower​ Cham​ber C​overs​: Venti​lated
PCI B​ackpl​ate: Hex M​esh
Flex-​Bay C​overs​: Solid

MAGNUM TH10 Case
Case ​Color​: Black​ Matt​e (6-​7 bus​iness​ days​ for ​proce​ssing​)
ATX L​ayout​: Stand​ard
MB Si​de Do​or: XXL W​indow​ (30.​00)
MB Do​or Wi​ndow: Clear
PSU S​ide D​oor: Solid
PSU D​oor W​indow​: None
Top C​over: Stand​ard V​entil​ated
I/O P​anel: None
PCI B​ackpl​ate: Hex M​esh
HDD C​age T​ype: Flex-​Bay (​MAC-1​02)
Flex-​Bay C​overs​: Solid

Which one do you recommend out of everything i said? Those are the three different cases i am currently considering.
I am also going to get the 120.3 Flex-Bay Radiator Mount regardless of which case i end up purchasing.
The more money i save, the more i can put into watercooling. smile.gif

Does every case support E-ATX then?

All 3 cases support xl-atx at the bare minimum if all ou need is E-ATX you should be good for all 3 cases, for choice of cases it comes down to your own preference whether you want it like a cube or tower type of case they have got pro's and cons but for me i would maybe get the sth10's its like the smh10 with a larger extended roof and looks cool for me smile.gif i would suggestusing the pictures and planning ahead on what you want to do and build then you will find which case is for you
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