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Old 02-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default M-ITX Caselabs S3 soon to be released. Looks interesting.

Was bored last night and wound up over at overclock.net

Came across the Caselabs M-ITX thread and thought it was quite interesting. Looks like these guys make some nice cases! Guess they decided to plunge into the M-ITX arena.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1346755/w...#post_19304467

Although it's not a tiny case it looks like it has some potential for a nice water cooled portable LAN rig. The layout looks like it was well thought out. Interesting use of space! With the power supply below the MB it looks like it wouldn't be hard to have a tidy rig. It does look like there are mounts on the wall beside the power supply for a HDD and a SSD.

Kinda pricey starting at $199 but is made of high quality aluminum

Guess it's pre-order time for those looking to buy one http://www.caselabs-store.com/mercury-s3-case/

If you view the new products section and sort by the newest 1st you can find some neat add on options for reasonable prices also.

This optional motherboard tray is only $8.98 and allows for two SSD's in stealth mode












Triple slot video card compatability is a nice feature!

Couple more photos in the link above. Not sure the overall dimensions as I got tired of hunting thru the posts looking for them. Could have swore I seen them last night in there somewhere.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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It has some cool ideas, but it's pretty big for a m-itx case.

This is the one I really have my eye on http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2301671
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #3
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I dont get this subject. Why buy a more expensive Mini-ITX motherboard and put it in a giant case that is larger than a MATX case? Just buy the less expensive MATX motherboard.

This looks better to me?

COOLER MASTER HAF XB RC-902XB-KKN1
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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Was bored last night and wound up over at overclock.net

Came across the Caselabs M-ITX thread and thought it was quite interesting. Looks like these guys make some nice cases! Guess they decided to plunge into the M-ITX arena.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1346755/w...#post_19304467

Although it's not a tiny case it looks like it has some potential for a nice water cooled portable LAN rig. The layout looks like it was well thought out. Interesting use of space! With the power supply below the MB it looks like it wouldn't be hard to have a tidy rig. It does look like there are mounts on the wall beside the power supply for a HDD and a SSD.

Kinda pricey starting at $199 but is made of high quality aluminum







Triple slot video card compatability is a nice feature!

Couple more photos in the link above. Not sure the overall dimensions as I got tired of hunting thru the posts looking for them. Could have swore I seen them last night in there somewhere.
I see native dual 240 rad support. zomg!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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I dont get this subject. Why buy a more expensive Mini-ITX motherboard and put it in a giant case that is larger than a MATX case? Just buy the less expensive MATX motherboard.

This looks better to me?

COOLER MASTER HAF XB RC-902XB-KKN1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119265
Niche market designed from the ground up for water cooling. Although it may be bigger than smaller m-atx cases it packs a whole lotta cooling potential. I doubt you could find a m-atx case with the same cooling potential in a smaller footprint.

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I see native dual 240 rad support. zomg!
Yep. Design looks to be the smallest possible with deeping the dual 240 support without loosing the rear 120/140mm fan support.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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I would add that this is probably built for WC. Many already have said a dual 240 support. Maybe even some some slim radiators in the front intake.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:50 AM   #7
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I would add that this is probably built for WC. Many already have said a dual 240 support. Maybe even some some slim radiators in the front intake.
You can fit way more than a slim radiator in the front intakes. Look at the motherboard tray, an m-ITX motherboard is no bigger, then look at the clearance between it and the front.
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Looks like you can fit more than a slim radiator indeed
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Preorders are up on their website. I ordered one to try out. Looks like a really cool case.
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Im glad more companies are starting to use m-itx and no optical drive. really gives people a lot of options.
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Looks like you can fit more than a slim radiator indeed
what is that big ass block on the left?
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wow, im gona get one.

omg! THE WHITE ONE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!
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That radiator is an Alphacool Monsta 240mm.
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wow, im gona get one.

omg! THE WHITE ONE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!
Naughty guy!...You made me go dig out the photos



I kind of like the look without the window better. The solid side looks OK too but might hamper video card cooling....Unless one goes water with it I guess.





Not a big fan of white but it sure is Purdy!

Really like the look of the Caselabs cases. Might just have to pick one up in the future!
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