Originally Posted by IT Diva
Thinking about the S5 build I have planned for the two tone S5, . . . Just 2 more days until the window of opportunity opens . . .
And there is not much available in matx X99 boards, and internal height wise, it's going to be iffy about getting the heat exchangers and pumps in
And then it hit me
. . . Isn't the S8S the same height as an S5, both with 7 bays, the only difference being that the mobo tray is a little lower in the S5 and the S8S is close to 3" wider ?
Of course there is no S8S to order, but it looks like it could be pieced together with all the chassis parts and panels still being available . . .
Except the front panel . . .
Wonder if a regular S8 panel can be sectioned . . . .
Guess it's time to email KC . .
S8S by parts is just under $500 not including shipping, at least the way I spec'd it out.
But then you already know that if you've ordered the chassis piecemeal. That's my plan if no other similar cases appear on the horizon before the end of the year, and that is highly doubtful.
I'm ordering a white exterior gunmetal interior, the exact opposite colors of the parts I had left over from my current S8S build, but that's ok, the case is not for me, for someone else, most likely a Kaby Lake 7700K Maximus 9 Extreme build.
I have this crazy feeling I should order the S8S parts NOW, since I'm fearful the next few weeks business shake-up who knows what may be cut back. or EOL'd, a part of me wants to order the box of parts and place it in a closet for safe keeping until January.