Update 3 - The case arrives
Just shy of 9 weeks since I pre-ordered the case (5 weeks since product launch), it has arrived! Introducing the CaseLabs BH7 - Tangerine!
My first impressions of the case is that the BH line of cases build quality holds up just as well as it's bigger brothers. I see no visable defects in the powder coat or construction. I've pulled several panels off and on a few times already and screws are threaded perfectly. @Case Labs
- Job well done! It was worth the wait!
Now that I have the case in hand, I'm certain that my loop and mod plans should work - mostly. Jim @ CL did the community a huge service over the last several months providing a ton of pics and measurements. It's allowed many of us to make plans very accurately. Most of the gear that's going in Phase 1 of this build is already here and waiting. Be gentle on the pic critiques. I don't claim to be a pro photog, but they'll be above potato.
I know, blah blah blah . . . on to the pics!
Package arrived at work. Packaging is well done. The internals are all individually packaged and bubble wrapped as well. There is zero movement inside this thing during shipping so pending a shipper damaging it, you'll get it exactly as it left Case Labs shop. Please excuse the note pad on top. Don't need all you weirdos knowing where I live!
Now out of it's packaging, the orange is super bright and shiny! The offset of black to orange looks really good. I know some folks see this combo as halloween themed, but I just think it looks good period.
The top shell is made from the same thickness as most of the other parts of the case. It is very sturdy to the touch. When in place, the whole case feels very solid and rigid. I have no concerns at all about putting a couple grand $$ of gear in this case. A few screws later, and the lid is popped.
Wait . . . is that a 2nd top mounting bracket? Yes, yes it is.
Finally, a few pics with the mobo tray removed.
Simply put, I'm impressed. Case Labs never disappoints. I'm looking forward to starting the build this week. The case is almost too good to cut into . . . almost . . .