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I finally have enough $$ to order an SMA8... Only problem is that the gunmetal is unavailable right now frown.gif which means I"ll have to put my build on hold until caselabs sorts everything out :/
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I finally have enough $$ to order an SMA8... Only problem is that the gunmetal is unavailable right now frown.gif which means I"ll have to put my build on hold until caselabs sorts everything out :/

Good things come to those who Wait thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by ali13245 View Post

I finally have enough $$ to order an SMA8... Only problem is that the gunmetal is unavailable right now frown.gif which means I"ll have to put my build on hold until caselabs sorts everything out :/
You can still get replacements parts in colors, so it is technically possible to get the whole case in gunmetal. Just requires some research.
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Originally Posted by Chiobe View Post

You can still get replacements parts in colors, so it is technically possible to get the whole case in gunmetal. Just requires some research.

And those replacement parts shipped just in two days. So if someone agrees to pay some extra, it's possible to get gunmetal case extremly quckly biggrin.gif
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Mercury S8S received today (Thank you KC!) thumb.gif , 2 tones black and gunmetal, i didn't check what's inside the box yet. i need to find some time to assemble it and in my country this summer is especially hot (today 40C degrees), so i'm waiting for fresh air to start working. I will post pictures ! Will be simple air cooled system with passively cooled CPU. biggrin.gif

Peace out.
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What's everyone's thoughts on Caselabs retraction to Thermaltake? I didn't buy Thermaltake products really before, but I will still never buy them on principle. Thermaltake trying to sell products based on looking like the competition is the main thing, the shoddy overall quality of their products is another, but with Thermaltake and their sponsored folk arguing like they aren't doing any such thing is just way too much.
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What's everyone's thoughts on Caselabs retraction to Thermaltake? I didn't buy Thermaltake products really before, but I will still never buy them on principle. Thermaltake trying to sell products based on looking like the competition is the main thing, the shoddy overall quality of their products is another, but with Thermaltake and their sponsored folk arguing like they aren't doing any such thing is just way too much.

Well, given that this is the CL owners club, I reckon most people here would probably side with CL on
this one. biggrin.gif

From what I've seen, the general opinion seems to either be "Shame on TT for copying CL and Fractal!"
or "Finally a case I can afford with a CL feature set." (Yes, I'm sure there are more opinions and nuances,
but those are the main ones which stuck in my head.)

Personally, I think the way TT went about the whole thing was pretty dishonest and sleazy if you have a
look at their PR and what that guy from them (Shannon something I think?) blabbered out during their
various interactions with the public.

In the end, it's a PC case. It's a box. And you put electronics inside. So yes, there will inevitably be a certain
convergence of features and aesthetics across the industry. I mean, it used to be that nobody had cable
management openings or grommets, then somebody came along and did it first, people liked it, now it's
pretty much a standard feature set. Same thing for HDD vibration dampening and probably quite a few
other things. And of course, this isn't unique to the PC case market, it's a very general phenomenon. And
obviously this is nothing new either, it has been going on for as long as people have been inventing stuff.

But at least in my book there's a difference between seeing a competitor doing something and going
"Oh, that's clever, I think we need to work that into our products too!" and just ordering one of their products
and basically copy-pasting the entire thing into your CAD, then slapping your own sticker on it and hailing
yourself the next great innovator in the business. But maybe that's just me.
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What's everyone's thoughts on Caselabs retraction to Thermaltake? I didn't buy Thermaltake products really before, but I will still never buy them on principle. Thermaltake trying to sell products based on looking like the competition is the main thing, the shoddy overall quality of their products is another, but with Thermaltake and their sponsored folk arguing like they aren't doing any such thing is just way too much.

Really this dog has been beat to death in several threads and it has got very heated and mods have had to clean the threads and give warnings!!!
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Really this dog has been beat to death in several threads and it has got very heated and mods have had to clean the threads and give warnings!!!

I agree with Seross. This isn't a question anymore. Lets move on.

Caselabs Will never stop production.

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In your guys eyes will it look bad to use on the front a 240 and 120 rad mount together to mount a 360 rad? I'm on the fence if I should just than go with a 240 up front but than it would kinda ruin my and on a false floor with tubing passing through for draining
    
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