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Darlene ... you can get the S8S by ordering an S8 and then buying a conversion kit. Expensive ... but doable.

I can't seem to find the conversion kit but here is the S8S Front Cover ($47.95) or was it the S8S Front Chassis Section ($34.95) that you were worried about?.


Hey thanks . . . +R

I must need another cup of wake the f up

Didn't see it listed there, I was looking at the pics and it's not pictured, but is listed.

Looks like I can get all the pieces, and make it a two tone to match the S5

I found all the chassis parts, doors, and top panels, . . . so everything is available thumb.gifthumb.gif

Not cheap, but not deal breaker expensive either to be able to use a top tier mobo.

D.
Edited by IT Diva - 7/19/16 at 5:57am
post #19582 of 22423
This post has some rough sketchup comparisons between the different mercury cases.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1507210/caselabs-announces-the-nova-x2m-x2-x5-on-hold-indefinitely/1100_100#post_24033402
post #19583 of 22423
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Originally Posted by ruffhi View Post

Darlene ... you can get the S8S by ordering an S8 and then buying a conversion kit. Expensive ... but doable.

I can't seem to find the conversion kit but here is the S8S Front Cover ($47.95) or was it the S8S Front Chassis Section ($34.95) that you were worried about?.


Hey thanks . . . +R

I must need another cup of wake the f up

Didn't see it listed there, I was looking at the pics and it's not pictured, but is listed.

Looks like I can get all the pieces, and make it a two tone to match the S5

I found all the chassis parts, doors, and top panels, . . . so everything is available thumb.gifthumb.gif

Not cheap, but not deal breaker expensive either to be able to use a top tier mobo.

D.
Yeah, you can certainly still get all the necessary panels to make the S8S conversion.
Idk why CaseLabs never did release the S8S "conversion kit" that they had mentioned some time ago, but at least it's still doable.

That would also eliminate the height issue you didn't like with the regular S8, lol.

As much as I like the S5, the MATX limitation prevented me from getting one, I wanted to be able to keep using an ATX board.

Imo, the S8-to-S8S option would be ideal for you, and you already have an S8, so why not go for it!smile.gif
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Darlene ... you can get the S8S by ordering an S8 and then buying a conversion kit. Expensive ... but doable.

I can't seem to find the conversion kit but here is the S8S Front Cover ($47.95) or was it the S8S Front Chassis Section ($34.95) that you were worried about?.


Hey thanks . . . +R

I must need another cup of wake the f up

Didn't see it listed there, I was looking at the pics and it's not pictured, but is listed.

Looks like I can get all the pieces, and make it a two tone to match the S5

I found all the chassis parts, doors, and top panels, . . . so everything is available thumb.gifthumb.gif

Not cheap, but not deal breaker expensive either to be able to use a top tier mobo.

D.
Yeah, you can certainly still get all the necessary panels to make the S8S conversion.
Idk why CaseLabs never did release the S8S "conversion kit" that they had mentioned some time ago, but at least it's still doable.

That would also eliminate the height issue you didn't like with the regular S8, lol.

As much as I like the S5, the MATX limitation prevented me from getting one, I wanted to be able to keep using an ATX board.

Imo, the S8-to-S8S option would be ideal for you, and you already have an S8, so why not go for it!smile.gif


Just priced it out, without forgetting little things like a mobo tray and front switch panel - I/O . . .

And for everything for a piecemeal S8S configured like I'd have an S8 configured, it's about $500, which is only a few $$ more than a comparable S8.

I was quite pleasantly surprised. smile.gif

Making my list and checking it twice . . .


Darlene
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hey guys, been a while since I've commented in here.

it looks like cl is gonna have one last run of colored cases?

is there any chance they will come back?

what have i missed in the past 100 pages or so?

From what I've read it's just the two tone orders that are being discontinued. No mention was made of losing out on the ability to order as a solid colour, in one of three colours (black, gunmetal, or ehite).

If you are planning on ordering a case, you'll want to do such soon, as there will be a temporary suspension if orders happening come August 1st.

There's actually another thread CL started saying there would be a hold on all orders until they could get caught up. This will be the last month for ordering for a while.

edit:
HERE it is
Edited by Deedaz - 7/19/16 at 10:48am
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With this type of order situation, I'm wondering where's the expansion point where Caselabs decides to make the CAPEX expenditure and expand their manufacturing facility and hire more bodies. This is a good problem to deal with, just maintaining the balance is the issue.
post #19587 of 22423
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Hi Guys,

I need a bit of help from the S5 owners . . .

I need to fit a module similar to this one, transversely on the midplate, with room above for the flat res . .

I expect to have to go to 35X, DDC pumps, as I'm virtually certain that the D5's won't fit:




Thanks in advance,

Darlene

Holy moly, that thing is beautiful! Sorry I can't help since don't own S5 but that chiller + pump setup drool.gif
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That's just the heat exchangers and pumps
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I'm a simple man, I see aesthetically pleasing electronics, I +rep biggrin.gif
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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 doh.gif . . . 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 . . . . thinking.gif


Guess it's time to email KC . .

Darlene

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. redface.gif


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. redface.gif
     
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