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The BH series case's come fully assembled just so ya know
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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. thumb.gif 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! tongue.gif






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 . . .

~Bear
post #103 of 139
Neat! That orange seems to have a deep in it that possibly look even better in person. Did you order a second top rad mount as an accessory? Nice. Did not known the BH7 could fit two by default. Question since you probably did not open all the bags yet. What are the psu screws? The regular thumbscrews CS usually provide?
Edited by Gabrielzm - 7/12/16 at 9:12am
post #104 of 139
The orange CL used is perfect thumb.gif, enjoy your new case.
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Neat! That orange seems ti have a deep in it that possibly look even better in person. Did you order a second top rad mount as an accessory? Nice. Did not known the BH7 could fit two by default. Question since you probably did not open all the bags yet. What are the psu screws? The regular thumbscrews CS usually provide?

Yes, I did order the 2nd mount. I took a chance based on measurements that it would fit two. It's really a perfect fit, almost like it was designed that way originally honestly. There are no mounting holes for it, but that's a simple matter. For "normal" use, there is no reason or space to have a mount on that side once a GPU is installed. Won't be an issue with what I have planned though. Instead of a single 240 stack coming out of the top, I'm going to double down and do two 240 stacks side by side! Should be more then enough cooling for any hardware I stuff into it.

I'll have to get back to you on the screws as I've already boxed it back up for the trip home tonite.
post #106 of 139
Ooooh, that tangerine is making me indecisive about what colour I'll order mine in as....


.... ... Good indecisive.
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EDIT: Nvm, I see the BH7 is built to accommodate the large PSU thumb.gif

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post #108 of 139
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I missed your first comment there TCO, but yeah it can take a full size PSU. I'm a bit concerned about the amount of space in that bottom section, or lack there off more specifically. I REALLY dont want to do custom cables in this build as it is not a mod I enjoy doing, but I may not have a choice. SSD, HDD, Aquacomputer flow meter w/ fittings and tubing, the built in front power an i/o, x2 80 mm fans and an AQ 6 Pro with all the wiring for the whole case . . . it's a lot. I'm not going to need a ton of airflow down there, but we'll see how big of a cluster **** it turns out to be.
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IMO I would definitely do custom cabling for this case.
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I may have no choice, but I'm going to at least mock it up with stock cables and see what it looks like. On the plus side, cabling this case will be pretty easy as I won't need to sleeve and almost everything will be hidden. The few wires that will be visable, I already have sleeved extensions. I'll just see how it goes.
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