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No. That's not what I said. I said the earliest you would see a new case line is December. That doesn't mean they'd be available. December, as I stated, is a long shot. If you constantly wait to buy something till you're on the bleeding edge, you'll never buy anything. It could be 10 months out, there's no telling until everything falls into place.
[/@]I'm just stating that it's kind of weird for a company to state that they are haulting the release of something, in this case the nova series, due to reasons of manufacturing. In that case, it's not getting the product finished within the time frame. So if you have a hault of one product, why release or tease of newer items? Either way, I can't wait for my SMA8. biggrin.gif

There's very good reason to not release the rest of the Novas, again, because they aren't happy with them. We've discontinued many products throughout our run, typically because of lack of sales on that particular item. Managing an inventory of items that don't sell costs far more than ones that do. The novas have literally nothing to do with manufacturing or production schedule issues, Jim wasn't happy with the end result, and he's not going to put something he isn't happy with out for sale.
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There's very good reason to not release the rest of the Novas, again, because they aren't happy with them. We've discontinued many products throughout our run, typically because of lack of sales on that particular item. Managing an inventory of items that don't sell costs far more than ones that do. The novas have literally nothing to do with manufacturing or production schedule issues, Jim wasn't happy with the end result, and he's not going to put something he isn't happy with out for sale.
I was just going off what they posted earlier, and what's on the website

"1. It is with deep regret that the NOVA X2 and X5 have been shelved indefinitely. We can't in good conscience release new cases when we can't already make what we have orders for. This is just a simple fact and we apologize for anyone who has been waiting to order one. The X2M will continue to be available. This will also allow us to move to a new design platform more quickly and speed up future product development."

I was just saying what was posted, that it's weird to release cases when you can't make the orders you have now. And I saw that the Gemini series was announced back in 2011. But like I said, I'm still happy to have my order in for the SMA8. I can't wait.
    
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The SMA8 is a beast. We don't have a flagship case, but if we did, it would be that or the M8 (M8A, now). You'll probably have that case for many years to come. It'll outlast any other piece of hardware you buy, that's for sure.

Unless a breakthrough happens and we all get cybernetic implants....
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The SMA8 is a beast. We don't have a flagship case, but if we did, it would be that or the M8 (M8A, now). You'll probably have that case for many years to come. It'll outlast any other piece of hardware you buy, that's for sure.

Unless a breakthrough happens and we all get cybernetic implants....
biggrin.gif

Hey I'm just curious how production goes. Being the SMA8 + two tone colors are a 6-7 week wait, when does production of the case actually start?
    
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Yes I saw, good post there. But from drawings of fittings total height is 21 mm. Well if use UT60 instead of GTX/SR it will fit for sure.

Although it will be not too aesthetical to use C04 upside down.

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BE Aware. I did not measure 21 mm between the sr1 and the midplate. I measured 19 mm months ago when I was working on this. So even if you assembled unit (pass through + bitspower smallest 90 degress) give you 21 you will be still short by 2 mm. So you might have to drill the rad/mount to fix it a little lower in order to have 21mm clearance.

I will re-measure tomorrow to make sure I actually have 21 mm. thumb.gif

But as said, even then, the flexbay divider plate and the 120 mm hole covers will make it less than 21 mm where
they are beacuse they are mounted below the midplate if I remember correctly.
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Also be aware. The sr-1 use 20 mm fan spacing and the SMA8 bracket is made for 15 mm fan spacing. The sr2 is already fixed with a normal 15 mm fan spacing. So if you go the sr1 route you will need to mod the mount/radiator drill holes.

Wait, was the radiator bracket changed? Because the ones I have fit 20 mm fan spacing without issue
(I have the 560 brackets, to be specific).
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That is a plus indeed. With more room there it would work I think. But HWlabs are among the widest rads. Got say however, I do wubsmiley.gif the look, constructions, silence, performance and cleanness of the HWlabs...Especially the sr series.

Same for me, I really love the HWLabs look. Those angled side brackets, even if they use more space, are
very appealing to me and are made from brass (not really that relevant, but it's just a nice detail for a build
quality fetishist like me). Construction is robust. The paintjob is superb. They use M4 bolts. And they perform
great. wubsmiley.gif
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It'll outlast any other piece of hardware you buy, that's for sure.

Well such power supply as 1600W Titanium with 10 years warranty may serve the same as the case smile.gif
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Well such power supply as 1600W Titanium with 10 years warranty may serve the same as the case smile.gif

Get two of these for Titan X sli thumb.gif


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Or just a 2kw single rail leadex
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The SMA8 is a beast. We don't have a flagship case, but if we did, it would be that or the M8 (M8A, now). You'll probably have that case for many years to come. It'll outlast any other piece of hardware you buy, that's for sure.

Unless a breakthrough happens and we all get cybernetic implants....

devil.gif



Exactly what I love Hearing.

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I will re-measure tomorrow to make sure I actually have 21 mm. thumb.gif

But as said, even then, the flexbay divider plate and the 120 mm hole covers will make it less than 21 mm where
they are beacuse they are mounted below the midplate if I remember correctly.
Wait, was the radiator bracket changed? Because the ones I have fit 20 mm fan spacing without issue
(I have the 560 brackets, to be specific).

Same for me, I really love the HWLabs look. Those angled side brackets, even if they use more space, are
very appealing to me and are made from brass (not really that relevant, but it's just a nice detail for a build
quality fetishist like me). Construction is robust. The paintjob is superb. They use M4 bolts. And they perform
great. wubsmiley.gif


They do fit, my bad for given the impression will not fit. But the sr1 is wide and big and with the fan in front and the ports on front of the case too I had to mod a bit to put it further back on the case...Which is the situation Rioja is considering too
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