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Is it weird that I sometimes drift off daydreaming about what kind of monster build I would make if I had a SMA8?
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post #10342 of 22189
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Originally Posted by Pheozero View Post

Is it weird that I sometimes drift off daydreaming about what kind of monster build I would make if I had a SMA8?

Nope! I do the same, but I've moved to MITX now, so that probably won't happen, for me, at least.
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Hello!

Any chance there might be a slightly different standard full tower in the works someday? I have often considered a Merlin SM8 but it just isn't quite configured the way I want--
I would like a design optimized for 2 360mm radiators in a lower chamber, and the obligatory Flex Bay space for a 240mm in the front or at the top. Can this be done without using a pedestal?

Origin has somehow managed this design with their Genesis case which I would probably purchase if it weren't steel and plastic with a front panel with a swinging door:


I love the flex bays and the CaseLabs industrial look but Origin has somehow pulled this configuration off with the following dimensions: 25.26 x 9.75 x 24.8 in which is about all the room I have available.

It is the only case with this type of configuration and size that I am aware of and I think it would be an absolute slam dunk as far as sales is concerned if CaseLabs could do a similar chassis.

The SMA8 is 25.75"H x 26.56"D x 11.25"W. So it's just a hair bigger than the origin case. The SMA8 was an idea I had that Jim blew up, and it's one of our newer chassis, yet gets its influence from our STH10. No rivets, no steel, no plastic, no magnets, no doors. All of the panels are secured just like on any of our other chassis.

Plus, from what I hear, it's a water cooling dream. smile.gif

What about an SM8 and an SM8 pedestal? thumb.gif
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post #10344 of 22189
Love the SMA8, should have got it instead of my SM8. Always wanted to side mount 480mm rad. I could get a pedestal but i don't like the look and dimensions of the case that way. Too tall for being only 22 inches deep
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Thanks for the responses guys! =)

Well of course I've considered the SM8 carefully (as stated in my original post). I do like the design quite a bit, and I've nearly bought one several times. But I don't like the idea of having to drill through the bottom of the case and into the top of a pedestal, and I'll be honest I feel like it ends up looking rather like a file cabinet.



I really would prefer a case that was basically that but all together for aesthetic appeal and a little smaller. It's for a bedroom that a woman shares when she's not glued to her own system. The $650 price tag after pedestal and mounts is a bit hard to stomach, too--just seems a bit obscene considering it's not really what I want.
post #10346 of 22189
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Plus, from what I hear, it's a water cooling dream. smile.gif

Indeed it can be quite the dream, and it will provide some interesting design challenges depending on what one wants to do with it ^_^ So glad you guys put just enough space plus some wiggle room for my crazy idea (I really should find the money in the budget to buy one since it will be so much easier to do with the case here tongue.gif )
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Thanks for the responses guys! =)

Well of course I've considered the SM8 carefully (as stated in my original post). I do like the design quite a bit, and I've nearly bought one several times. But I don't like the idea of having to drill through the bottom of the case and into the top of a pedestal, and I'll be honest I feel like it ends up looking rather like a file cabinet.



I really would prefer a case that was basically that but all together for aesthetic appeal and a little smaller. It's for a bedroom that a woman shares when she's not glued to her own system. The $650 price tag after pedestal and mounts is a bit hard to stomach, too--just seems a bit obscene considering it's not really what I want.

Look at the SMA8, not the SM8. It's also cheaper than the SM8 with pedestal and accessories.
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http://www.techpowerup.com/208615/thermaltake-launches-core-x1-x2-x9-stackable-liquid-cooling-ready-cases.html

you know you're doing something right when someone tries to imitate your innovation. keep doing you, caselabs thumb.gif
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http://www.techpowerup.com/208615/thermaltake-launches-core-x1-x2-x9-stackable-liquid-cooling-ready-cases.html

you know you're doing something right when someone tries to imitate your innovation. keep doing you, caselabs thumb.gif
I saw that as well. It just screams S3/5/8 knock off.
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http://www.techpowerup.com/208615/thermaltake-launches-core-x1-x2-x9-stackable-liquid-cooling-ready-cases.html

you know you're doing something right when someone tries to imitate your innovation. keep doing you, caselabs thumb.gif

Wow, it is decently similar lol, Is it fully plastic as well? Great job Caselabs, just saw that Scorptec in Australia is your official distributor thumb.gif Awesome stuff
     
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