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Old 22-08-11, 10:06 AM
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We take a look at the baby of the Caselabs range the M8. Dont get confused though this is no MITX chassis!



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Old 22-08-11, 10:18 AM
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I think this case is a good case and the amount of options and customization it offers is mind blowing, but, to me it just looks like a giant box.

A case like this is more suited to server type builds than a normal desktop sat on top of your desk, if you have one big enough to put it on that is.

I'd like to see them do a stylish full tower case though and offer the same level of customization and options. Obviously you wouldn't have as many option because of size but if they can make a nice normal sized modular case i'd like to see it.

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Old 22-08-11, 10:21 AM
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Just watched the video this afternoon, and I think like TTL, I'm lost on where to even begin modding or building a system considering the many options... SO MANY OPTIONS . Even if the P&H will kill non-continental USA customers, but for sub-$400 base level I think this case is a freakin' bargain. The tool-less build is the biggest winner of this case for me, too many custom case makers insist you have to unscrew twelve or so hex head screws to even get the side panel off.
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Old 22-08-11, 10:29 AM
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I see this as a case for someone with more hardware than sense, it's just too customisable.
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Old 22-08-11, 10:51 AM
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I have watched this review 2 times since its release. As a MM owner for 7 years now I have to say I seriously want a CaseLabs case. The quality of build and engineering is excellent by comparison. For basically the same price you get so much more with the Caselabs. I have seen some builds on the TH10 model as well and both it and the M8 blow me away. I think part of the real beauty of these cases is with the amount of radiators you can put in there the additional surface area would allow you to run pretty much silent. Yes the cost of fans is going to be hideous I saw one guy that had the Magnum TH10 had 2x 120.3 rads on the floor(no pedestal) and 2x 120.4 rads on the top (inside the case not above the case) with 28 fans on the rads and then another 6 or 7 mounted to the case. But like Tom said its an Enthusiast case and more about the performance than the cost. I for one will be putting money away to save for a TH10 or MAGNUM TX10 Extreme Edition (Under Development). Cases like these last a long time I have almost had my MM 8 years and its basically ATX MB tray and spacelimitations more than durability that will have me upgrading from it to a CaseLabs. I am extremely impressed and I cannot wait to see what Tom puts into his M8 but if I had to hazard a guess I would imagine Sandy Bridge E LGA 2011 related hardware.
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Old 22-08-11, 11:15 AM
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It has a lot of customization options, but I just don't like the look of it. Great review though, you covered all of the points.
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Old 22-08-11, 11:25 AM
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<-- I think this Sums up what i think of the Case Labs Range.
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Old 22-08-11, 11:40 AM
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Fantastic case more mod options than you can poke a pc part at just not something I would use
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Old 22-08-11, 12:10 PM
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if meccano made cases.....

i noticed that @~38mins through the vid... when you mentioned [s]180mm[/s] fans (oops!) 140mm.... the case only has SIX mounted screw-holes.... shouldn't there be EIGHT !!!! ??????

kudos to caselabs... the shipping must have cost a small fortune to get it to you
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if meccano made cases.....

i noticed that @~38mins through the vid... when you mentioned [s]180mm[/s] fans (oops!) 140mm.... the case only has SIX mounted screw-holes.... shouldn't there be EIGHT !!!! ??????

kudos to caselabs... the shipping must have cost a small fortune to get it to you
I think if you look closely there are actually 8 holes but only 6 screws in them
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