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I think most people are misunderstanding what Case Labs (Jim) means by refresh/revision. My understanding is that it means changes or modifications to existing design that entail a major part of the case - not minor items that are easily modified by the end user.

I think Case Labs is avoiding making revisions for minor modifications because this is in essence an enthusiast case - most enthusiasts want a blank slate that offers opportunities and flexibility.
This.

CaseLabs has been selling to EU customers quite a bit, because CaseLabs is one of the very few enthusiast cases available on the market that isn't just plain crap. If EU customers are willing to shell out the cash for the cases, then you know for sure that they're designed well.

I think it's important to remember that these cases are meant to be canvases for people, not some pre-built dream machine that comes out of a box. For that, people need to go buy a newer Silverstone or Lian Li.

As well, I think asking for features from other cases such as Murdermod is a slap in the face to Jim. Murdermod is completely different than CaseLabs for a variety of reasons. While Murdermod does feature mods for function, most of it is purely aesthetic.
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Case Labs is from scratch. MurderMod is, obviously, a mod. They take products and change them. Their MurderBox is a MurderMod of the TJ07.
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I've had my M8 for a week or so now, and am starting to do the design work, measurments, etc that you can only speculate until you have the physical case.

One thing that the M8 and numerous others do now is to cut out holes for cable management and tubing runs. I ran into a trap this weekend of trying to fit my design around the pre-cut holes, which pushed me into a few design corners.

It would be great to see an option to have the holes partially punched or outlined but not fully removed, or to have an option to not have any pre-punched holes at all. As it stands now with the size of rads, and other hardware, most if not all the pre-punched holes will go unused and I have to make my own anyway. It would provide a cleaner look on the inside, and give you seperate temp zones as well.

In fact should that option become available at a later date, I would most likely purchase the panel for those reasons.

that's my 2c

Edit: I'm referring specifically to interior wall of the case not the fan holes or psu's etc.
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I've had my M8 for a week or so now, and am starting to do the design work, measurments, etc that you can only speculate until you have the physical case.

One thing that the M8 and numerous others do now is to cut out holes for cable management and tubing runs. I ran into a trap this weekend of trying to fit my design around the pre-cut holes, which pushed me into a few design corners.

It would be great to see an option to have the holes partially punched or outlined but not fully removed, or to have an option to not have any pre-punched holes at all. As it stands now with the size of rads, and other hardware, most if not all the pre-punched holes will go unused and I have to make my own anyway. It would provide a cleaner look on the inside, and give you seperate temp zones as well.

In fact should that option become available at a later date, I would most likely purchase the panel for those reasons.

that's my 2c

Edit: I'm referring specifically to interior wall of the case not the fan holes or psu's etc.
I hear where you're coming from, but that's a tough one for any case builder. We have to design for as broad a market as we can. From the orders we've received so far, I would say that 60-75% would be very reluctant to drill holes in the case (Because it's aimed at a different audience, the TX10 will ship with panels that do not have holes).

I doubt we'll use knockouts for this case (we use them all the time for other projects). The tooling is very expensive, they don't work well (especially for this application), they tend to leave nasty sharp edges, and they exude "cheap" (your classic $50 case).

Of course, we'll continue to evaluate our customers' needs and as volume picks up, we will hopefully be able to offer more choices. I certainly appreciate your input!

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I just added it to the list anyways because, well, somebody wants it.

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I like the look of the case and it's holes for cable management. It's a big plus for me, so I don't think much can change in term of looks. Please don't get rid of the cable management holes. I like them
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How about different colored cases? I think it wouldn't hurt to have a silver model. I'll just add that.

Edit- for some reason, I'm obsessed with acrylic and polycarbonate. I want an acrylic version which would cut down the price but might as well build my own case.
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How about different colored cases? I think it wouldn't hurt to have a silver model. I'll just add that.

Edit- for some reason, I'm obsessed with acrylic and polycarbonate. I want an acrylic version which would cut down the price but might as well build my own case.
You could always skin it yourself.

http://www.decalfx.com/carbon_2_sheets.html

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You can obviously get skins. There's also the 3M DI-NOC Carbon Fiber vinyl which you can apply. Paint is nice too. It would be nice if you didn't have to do any work though.
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You can obviously get skins. There's also the 3M DI-NOC Carbon Fiber vinyl which you can apply. Paint is nice too. It would be nice if you didn't have to do any work though.
Gee that 3M Di-Noc is pretty impressive looking, yes I could see an M8 covered with that.

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