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Just got my Mercury s5 in. Just a few things to note.

1. Is there a manual or some sort of guide on how to assemble the case? I couldn't find on in my box, so it took me about an hour and a half to put mine together(I love it)

2. One of the pieces came bent, So i couldn't screw in on of the screws in the back. Will the guys at caselabs send me a new piece, or do I have to stick with a bent piece. Its totally cosmetic, but if in the future I order a full window, it will look quite ugly.

3. the top and the drop in mount should really be able to be turned 180 degrees, or at least have an option to offer flipped top radiator mounting.

4. the front panel seems to slide up and down a tad bit, its not really annoying, just something i noticed.

I am overall loving the case, its just unfortunate I didn't get an assembly manual, and that one of the pieces was bent. The box that it shipped in was perfectly intact, so I think it might have been a quality control issue.

I'm moving pretty soon, so I probably wont be able to have any professional photographs, mostly just the ones from my phone. Ill post those later.

Id give the case a 9.5/10, while it is absolutely remarkable, the case still has a few little points that I am concerned about. .5 deducted for the bent piece that is attached to the drive cages, and the inability to orient the top drop in mount 180 degrees.

Please take pics of the bent panel you have, and email them to CS@caselabs.net with your order number and we'll get a replacement out for you. I apologize for the inconvenience. frown.gif

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You guys will be waiting a long time then. The entire Mercury line and not the upcoming "X" line will likely be out before Gemini.

No, the X2 will DEFINITELY be out before Gemini. Gemini is still in the think tank. After the X2 I think we may take a little time to reevaluate some things, come up with some new ideas (maybe even accessories or something) and then push hard into Gemini. There's no current plans to expand upon the X2, as it's a new platform and it will need some time before we can see if it's a success or not.
post #8812 of 22188
No idea where that "not" came from, that whole post made no sense as it was. Edited it to be more legible now.

I would still like to suggest see through acrylic flexbay windows.
post #8813 of 22188
Is this vertical accessory mount the only item I would need if I decide to mount the power supply in the middle of front of the Merlin SM8 case somewhere? What would my cable routing options be in that case anyway...
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Well I got starting building in my MerlinSM8 that I got about a week or two ago. I figured I wouldnt be able to put my Blu-ray drive in the top slot with a triple rad in push-pull but it doesnt fit in the second slot either, I was forced to put it in the third from the top flex bay slot, what a bummer this is gonna interfere with my 250 reservoir for sure mad.gif. I thought when I bought this case I was buying a no compromise case, Its just not as big as I originally thought. So either I get rid of the drive (which Im not willing to do) or I use a 240 rad up top (which would look ridiculous). I'm thinkin this case should be another 1" or 1 1/2" deep to accomodate a dvd drive.

So then I start going through my bag of accessories that I ordered/recieved with the case and I realize that since I am only populating the one slot for now I must have another single flex-bay cover but to my surprise That is not the case. Surely I didnt spend $260.00+ on accessories alone with this case to have a gaping hole or 2 in the front of my case?

I understand Caselabs cant account for every possible configuration but considering I purchased a 120.2 flex bay one would think that they would ship an extra single slot cover or 2, or a double slot cover right? Instead they shipped 3 triple slot covers that I will never need.

Is this a mistake? Did you guys have to order extra flex-bay covers with your cases?

Maybe this is entirely my fault I should have researched better but I viewed every possible pic I could on the web and watched reviews but these things never occurred to me, I realize many people do not use drives at all anymore but Thats not an option for me I burn a ton of discs etc. and this Flex-bay cover thing is ridiculous to me.

Not too happy right now and the excitement of building this rig is fading, I hope I dont have to make any more compromises along the way.
Edited by sdmf74 - 8/14/14 at 8:37pm
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Well I got starting building in my MerlinSM8 that I got about a week or two ago. I figured I wouldnt be able to put my Blu-ray drive in the top slot with a triple rad in push-pull but it doesnt fit in the second slot either, I was forced to put it in the third from the top flex bay slot, what a bummer this is gonna interfere with my 250 reservoir for sure mad.gif. I thought when I bought this case I was buying a no compromise case, Its just not as big as I originally thought. So either I get rid of the drive (which Im not willing to do) or I use a 240 rad up top (which would look ridiculous). I'm thinkin this case should be another 1" or 1 1/2" deep to accomodate a dvd drive.

So then I start going through my bag of accessories that I ordered/recieved with the case and I realize that since I am only populating the one slot for now I must have another single flex-bay cover but to my surprise That is not the case. Surely I didnt spend $260.00+ on accessories alone with this case to have a gaping hole or 2 in the front of my case?

I understand Caselabs cant account for every possible configuration but considering I purchased a 120.2 flex bay one would think that they would ship an extra single slot cover or 2, or a double slot cover right? Instead they shipped 3 triple slot covers that I will never need.

Is this a mistake? Did you guys have to order extra flex-bay covers with your cases?

Maybe this is entirely my fault I should have researched better but I viewed every possible pic I could on the web and watched reviews but these things never occurred to me, I realize many people do not use drives at all anymore but Thats not an option for me I burn a ton of discs etc. and this Flex-bay cover thing is ridiculous to me.

Not too happy right now and the excitement of building this rig is fading, I hope I dont have to make any more compromises along the way.

I'm sorry you're frustrated, and well work with you to ensure that you're satisfied.

However, there's a few things that you have to take into account. We can't possibly consider every single configuration of hardware out there. This is why we provide external and internal dimensions for each chassis. A 250mm reservoir wouldn't fit in many cases without removing optical drives. Additionally, we provide a standard amount of flex bay covers for each build. If you need a different amount, or single instead of double or triple,, this is where we ask customers to provide such details on the comments box on their order so that we can fulfill their requirements. On every chassis, on our website, we list the standard items that come with the chassis, including flex bay covers. Please contact CS@caselabs.net and we'll assist in figuring out a solution for you.
post #8816 of 22188
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I'm sorry you're frustrated, and well work with you to ensure that you're satisfied.

However, there's a few things that you have to take into account. We can't possibly consider every single configuration of hardware out there. This is why we provide external and internal dimensions for each chassis. A 250mm reservoir wouldn't fit in many cases without removing optical drives. Additionally, we provide a standard amount of flex bay covers for each build. If you need a different amount, or single instead of double or triple,, this is where we ask customers to provide such details on the comments box on their order so that we can fulfill their requirements. On every chassis, on our website, we list the standard items that come with the chassis, including flex bay covers. Please contact CS@caselabs.net and we'll assist in figuring out a solution for you.

All true and also @sdmf74, have you tried to put your dvd drive in the bottom flex-bay? Maybe this way you would still be able to install your 250mm reservoir.
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I'm sorry you're frustrated, and well work with you to ensure that you're satisfied.

However, there's a few things that you have to take into account. We can't possibly consider every single configuration of hardware out there. This is why we provide external and internal dimensions for each chassis. A 250mm reservoir wouldn't fit in many cases without removing optical drives. Additionally, we provide a standard amount of flex bay covers for each build. If you need a different amount, or single instead of double or triple,, this is where we ask customers to provide such details on the comments box on their order so that we can fulfill their requirements. On every chassis, on our website, we list the standard items that come with the chassis, including flex bay covers. Please contact CS@caselabs.net and we'll assist in figuring out a solution for you.

ThankYou, Like I said I realize you cant consider every possible configuration but in cases where someone purchases a 120.2 flex-bay radiator mount I think by substituting one of the 3 triple flex-bay covers with a single and a double would resolve almost all possibilities of someone being left with an open slot (Just a suggestion). Also I was unaware that I could request a substitute in the notes.

Thank You for being understanding and I apologize for coming off the way I did. I appreciate you offering a solution.
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post #8818 of 22188
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Is this vertical accessory mount the only item I would need if I decide to mount the power supply in the middle of front of the Merlin SM8 case somewhere? What would my cable routing options be in that case anyway...

No, you would need this kit : PSU Mounting Bar Kit SM8/

As for the cable routing this, the kit is provided with a psu cover plate that goes where the psu would normally go and on this plate you have 2 holes to pass your cable. thumb.gif
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All true and also @sdmf74, have you tried to put your dvd drive in the bottom flex-bay? Maybe this way you would still be able to install your 250mm reservoir.

No This wont work cause I have already installed a drain port which connects to the bottom G1/4 port on my monsta rad out through the bottom of the case, but thanks for offering a solution.

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Well I got starting building in my MerlinSM8 that I got about a week or two ago. I figured I wouldnt be able to put my Blu-ray drive in the top slot with a triple rad in push-pull but it doesnt fit in the second slot either, I was forced to put it in the third from the top flex bay slot, what a bummer this is gonna interfere with my 250 reservoir for sure mad.gif. I thought when I bought this case I was buying a no compromise case, Its just not as big as I originally thought. So either I get rid of the drive (which Im not willing to do) or I use a 240 rad up top (which would look ridiculous). I'm thinkin this case should be another 1" or 1 1/2" deep to accomodate a dvd drive.

So then I start going through my bag of accessories that I ordered/recieved with the case and I realize that since I am only populating the one slot for now I must have another single flex-bay cover but to my surprise That is not the case. Surely I didnt spend $260.00+ on accessories alone with this case to have a gaping hole or 2 in the front of my case?

I understand Caselabs cant account for every possible configuration but considering I purchased a 120.2 flex bay one would think that they would ship an extra single slot cover or 2, or a double slot cover right? Instead they shipped 3 triple slot covers that I will never need.

Is this a mistake? Did you guys have to order extra flex-bay covers with your cases?

Maybe this is entirely my fault I should have researched better but I viewed every possible pic I could on the web and watched reviews but these things never occurred to me, I realize many people do not use drives at all anymore but Thats not an option for me I burn a ton of discs etc. and this Flex-bay cover thing is ridiculous to me.

Not too happy right now and the excitement of building this rig is fading, I hope I dont have to make any more compromises along the way.

I feel the same pain however, I ordered the extended top (65-70 mm) and put the rads on top and the fans inside with air leaving the top. My bluray burner is on the 2nd slot and 1st slot is a blank. I understood this because I didn't want a deeper case and I didn't want a taller case because it goes under my desk. I had to cut away some of the top to make way for the tubing to go back inside the right side of my case where the Res and pumps are. DIY means mods.
I think CL cases are still the top of the line cases and they also look professional.
I did all my research via website on CL and ordered everything at once as not to incur massive shipping costs to Thailand.
If you have room, consider an extended top if they make it for that model.
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