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Do any cases exist comparable to caselab's sma8?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well, my next build when NVidia and Intel releases their next product was going to be based around an sma8, looks like that won't be happening now. The Enthoo Elite seems like the next best choice, but there might be some clearance issues with my top radiator configured for push pull. (hangs over the top of the motherboard, and might make maintenance less than pleasant) Thermaltake seems to offer a similar case to caselabs, but their site seems to be broken for ordering larger cases in the US. 900D (1000D lacks bottom radiator support) might work, but it'll probably have the same clearance issues as the Enthoo Elite. 

 

Currently, I'm on an Enthoo Primo, and love it for the most part. Only issue is the top radiator hangs over the motherboard making swapping out ram, or working in the case a choir. Also, if I need to remove the 480 radiators the 5.25" panel needs to be unscrewed. 

 

Hopefully, someone purchases caselabs patents in the bankruptcy auction. 

 

Are there even any practical cases that compare? 

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Mountain mods. Like Caselabs but a bit older in design.

 

https://www.mountainmods.com/

 

Not sure about their pricing but protocase does good work, or so I'm told. Might end up getting them to make me some drive cages for my SMA8 Magnum


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7 hours ago, MaratM said:

Thermaltake seems to have a bunch of similar cases that aren't available for sale. Links for their more caselabs, like cases, just lead to deadlinks when trying to purchase. 

 

I guess a w100 with two p100s would work, but they don't seem to sell p100s.

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20 minutes ago, Zerophase said:

I guess a w100 with two p100s would work, but they don't seem to sell p100s.

https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Dismantle-Stackable-Certified-CA-1F1-00D1NN-00/dp/B01C71Q8PA

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133303


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On 8/14/2018 at 12:28 PM, MaratM said:

Yep this one is nearly the same like the SMA8 but somehow I can't find one vendor who sells it in europe/Germany. On TT itself it's a dead link if I try to order it there. 

Sad thing with caselabs, always wanted one but the delivery to Germany is to expensive. With taxes and all other costs the case would cost me around 1000 €

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1 hour ago, dorfkind said:

Yep this one is nearly the same like the SMA8 but somehow I can't find one vendor who sells it in europe/Germany. On TT itself it's a dead link if I try to order it there. 

Sad thing with caselabs, always wanted one but the delivery to Germany is to expensive. With taxes and all other costs the case would cost me around 1000 €

https://www.computeruniverse.net/de/thermaltake-core-w100-super-tower-window-kit-schwarz have a look here))) 


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On 8/14/2018 at 5:58 AM, Zerophase said:

Well, my next build when NVidia and Intel releases their next product was going to be based around an sma8, looks like that won't be happening now. The Enthoo Elite seems like the next best choice, but there might be some clearance issues with my top radiator configured for push pull. (hangs over the top of the motherboard, and might make maintenance less than pleasant) Thermaltake seems to offer a similar case to caselabs, but their site seems to be broken for ordering larger cases in the US. 900D (1000D lacks bottom radiator support) might work, but it'll probably have the same clearance issues as the Enthoo Elite. 

 

Currently, I'm on an Enthoo Primo, and love it for the most part. Only issue is the top radiator hangs over the motherboard making swapping out ram, or working in the case a choir. Also, if I need to remove the 480 radiators the 5.25" panel needs to be unscrewed. 

 

Hopefully, someone purchases caselabs patents in the bankruptcy auction. 

 

Are there even any practical cases that compare? 

I still have my old CaseLabs SMA8 Magnum A revision that i used for a build awhile. Since im sad about them shutting down. I started disassembeling it  today and me and my friend are gonna make blueprints for the parts so you can create you own cases might still take a couple of weeks but i'll post the instructions after it is finished.

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On 4/14/2019 at 2:02 AM, Dandorian said:

So did case labs not own patents to any of their cases?

They do. Or did at least. Thermaltake and Caselabs got into a big fight about it.

https://www.techpowerup.com/213197/thermaltake-draws-flack-for-ripping-off-other-brands-products

 

I dont know if they still do anymore considering the company is no more, but the former owners of the company might still hold the rights.


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