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Casters will not fit this case
It is not possible to use a top radiator mount underneath the top cover window.
Maximum radiator clearance above standard height liquid-coold video cards (i.e. not the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N GAMING) is 55mm. It may be possible to have 65mm of clearance over the CPU with a liqiud-cooled video card in the #1 slot, however, it will be a very tight fit. It will also be dependant on the dimensions of GPU waterblock. Please plan accordingly.
The new Bullet series from CaseLabs: Small, powerful, deadly. Small cases that pack a BIG punch.
Bullet was designed from the ground up to provide optimum air flow and excellent cable management in a smaller format case. If you air-cool or use AIO coolers, this case was built for you. The BH8 is however big enough for a custom loop with proper planning.
Our design goals for Bullet were:
- Keep the case compact – much more so that our previous designs (20-40L)
- Allow for very clean cable management.
- Provide excellent cooling for air coolers (and AIO systems).
- Provide good access, so you can get hands in and work on it. A common complaint of many SFF cases is that they can be very difficult to work with.
- Provide the ability to show off the interior of you build, take advantage of case lighting, sleeving, etc. In this respect, we incorporated one of the most popular optional features of the S3 – dual side windows.
- Provide a case that can get handled a lot without fear of damaging it or the components inside. To that effect, the drives are shock mounted and the MB & GPU are mounted horizontally to reduce stress when using heavy GPU’s. The exterior is a “hard shell” design made from heavy .090” (2.3mm) aluminum (the front and rear panels are made from .063” – 1.6mm). Optional handles are available.
- Front panel USB 3.0, HD Audio included
All this at a much more affordable price.
|Native HDD Locations||3|
Total possible HDD locations with extra HDD cages
(using additional mounts)
Total possible SSD locations with extra SSD mounts
(using adapters, purchased separately)
|PSU Mounting Locations||1 (ATX)|
|Weight||10.3 pounds (4.7kg)
|Rear Fan Mount (lower compartment beside PSU opening)||2 x 80mm|
|Bottom integrated HDD plate and radiator mount||120.2 (240)|
|Top Radiator/Fan Mount (Reversible):
||120.2/140.2 (240/280) (2 mounts can be installed. Be aware of GPU clearance, as you may only be able to mount fans on the mount above the GPU)|
|Front Fan Mount||2 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm|
|Compatible Motherboard Form Factors|
|SSI-CEB/EATX *||Yes *|
|SSI-EEB/EATX *||Yes *|
Overall Exterior (W x H x D)
14.3" x 12.6" x 15"
(363mm x 321mm x 381mm)
|GPU Length Clearance (with 25mm thick fans at front of case)||332mm|
|Cooling Tower Clearance (air cooler)||
|Distance from top of PCI slots to top fan/rad mount||
Maximum recommended radiator clearance at the top of the case with
liquid cooled (standard height) video cards.
Maximum recommended radiator clearance at the top of the case with
air-cooled (standard height) video cards.
Maximum recommended radiator clearance on bottom 120.2 (240) mount (where hdd cages also mount)
Maximum PSU length
|Case Features and Included Accessories|
|All Aluminum Construction||Yes|
|Removable Motherboard Tray (non slide out)
|Anti-Vandal Style Power Switch with MDPC-X Sleeved Cables||Yes
|Standard Front I/O Panel with HD Audio and 2 x USB 3.0||Yes|
|Included PSU support mount||Yes|
|Standard side and top windows with reversible top cover||Yes|
|Included top 120.2/140.2 (240/280) drop-in mount (second mount additional)||Yes|
BH8 5.25 device mounts (1 set of standard and 1 set of short)
Compatible Radiator Sizes
* "E-ATX" motherboards such as the ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME will fit in this case with the ATX option. E-ATX motherboards such as the Supermicro H8DG6 will not fit in this case unless the SSI-EEB option is selected. Please cross reference the motherboard tray size with the motherboard dimensions from the manufacturer.
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Posted by Thomas Lorenzo on 12th Jun 2018
I have no shortage of praise to heap on this case. It is tightly constructed, simple to put together and take apart, flexible and configurable (particularly compared to its competition) and is a surprisingly pleasant experience to build in.
I have been excited to do my own build inside of a CaseLabs case since assisting in a couple of mods in the past, so after running the numbers, choosing parts and prepping everything from my old tower to move I got started.
Working inside of a small case is rarely a joy - they often come with nothing but headaches. I won't say building inside the BH8 is headache free, but because the design is so simple and straightforward your problems can be seen coming from a mile away and have simple solutions.
My BH8 swallowed up 2x 240mm radiators, a full size GPU in full block and backplate, reservoir and D5 pump, CPU block and four fans all with (surprisingly) room to spare. I had just moved from a build in a Thermaltake Core X9 and somehow the BH8 felt roomier to build inside of - I still can't quite wrap my head around that, but it did.
If you're on the fence at all about this case, don't be - it's got all the room most any builder needs, holds water cooling with a little planning and is quiet, sexy, sleek and well built. This is hands down the best case I have ever owned and likely the last one I'll ever need.
Posted by Nathan on 27th May 2018
Let's start off with the positives.
---- As with all CaseLabs products (I also have an S8S) the build quality of this case is second to none. The mass produced cases I've had in the past cannot hold a candle to the quality of this case. It is an easy 5/5 in terms of build quality.
---- With the way this case is constructed and held together there are NO gaps for dust or air to make it's way into the case in any place that isn't designed for airflow. If you build a positive pressure fan setup and filter the intakes you'll not have to worry about dust at all.
---- The (Optional) handles make moving the case around super easy. When all screwed together it's solid as a rock.
---- I also recommend the lighting mounts if you plan to go the RGB route. Cable managing the mounts is super easy and stuff stays out of the way. The Corsair LED strips fit perfectly by the way.
---- I'm one of the 4 people who still use an Optical Drive so it was nice to see the ability to put one in here. I did have to use the short bay mounts as I think I got the sent the wrong long ones. They were straight and didn't have the extra bend the smaller ones had so they didn't line up properly with the mounts.
---- The quality of the power coat is top notch and the colors between the pieces match perfectly. No imperfections in the coat at all.
That said, no product is perfect and I have a few minor issues and suggestions for a future revision.
---- There is not a lot of space between the PSU and the HDD cage and getting SATA Data and Power cables in there is a chore that I do not look forward to dealing with during future upgrade and maintenance. That said, it's a good reason to go SSD only as those are a lot smaller. An extra inch would help a lot and you wouldn't even need to widen the case, just move the mounting holes for the HDD cage.
---- The ability to slide the PSU in from the back instead of from the inside would be awesome, especially if you have a PSU on the longer side. It would make building in it a lot easier and I don't think would be too hard to do.
---- Put in support bars (similar to the Lighting bars but stronger) that hold the two ends together so you can have both the top and bottom covers off and not have it all fall apart.
---- USE TEMPERED GLASS. Pretty sure my case has ghosts because I was very careful and there are still fingerprints on the inside of the acrylic panels after closing it all up.
---- Minor thing but having the 4 SSD cage as default instead of a 2 SSD cage would be nice.
Overall the pro's easily outweigh the cons and this is a solid 5/5 case that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a small ATX compatible case for their rig. You could even customer water cool it if you are crazy. I'll stick with air and AIO's though.
Now a few things that are not directly related to the product but I feel are worth mentioning.
Don't order from CaseLabs if you are in a hurry. Quality takes time. That said, my case was almost 4 weeks past the original specified date and that can be frustrating. I will say my interactions with Customer Service were great, got responses within 24 hours (accounting for weekends) and everything arrived well packaged and undamaged. With the possible one incorrect part aside everything went well with the entire ordering process.
Overall my experience has been a good one and I look forward to using the case for many years to come.
Best "compact" ATX!!!!
Posted by Unknown on 24th Apr 2018
Excellent, flawless product!!!! The only downside is the wait time. But customer rep Travis kept me up to date when the ship window was missed. It was well worth the wait in my opinion. Just plan your build wisely when considering choosing this case due to the long wait times and compact nature. Had to use Noctua 120mm x 15 fans due to its slim profile.
Bottom line, EXCELLENT PRODUCT!!!!!
Small, Solid, Quality
Posted by Marc on 6th Apr 2018
Let me start off with the lesser parts of the case, tne the acrylic windows, ordering the optional parts and the wait time. The windows get stained from the inside after little use and are really hard to keep pristine. The ordering of optional parts is confusing and i ended up with multiple radiator mounts that are now sitting pretty. Three, the big one, is the waiting time. Man oh man does it take a while for the case to arrive and i actually believe they forgot about my order, i emailed them after almost three months when my moon dust encrusted case was going to arrive and i could tell the helpful gentleman was like ...oh shit....we had some delays. Look, it's a computer case made out of aluminum, not out of moondust.
The good of this case, it's solid and won't scratch that easily. It's constructed with tight margins and as such look like a proper box, not a flimsy chinese cut yo fingers deathrap meant for 10 year olds.
The small form factor is still housing an e-atx crosshair vi extreme, sli 1080's and two EK a240g radiators plus pumps with ease and it is a STILL sight to behold.
RGB lighting, I am getting old but tried three RGB strips that look amazing when set to blue light. It makes the green coolant bright green and just amazing to look at it.
Dust filters, buy the third party dust filters since it is an SFF case that with enough airflow will need regular cleaning. I bought those in black and they do not restrict the airflow too much.
Bottom line, when you go for this case, don't forget to buy premium coolers, cables and such. It's a waste of time and money to buy this gorgeous case and then deck it out with inferior crap on the inside.
Well worth the wait and it is nice to support a company that is still growing and communicating honestly with their customers.
Outstanding small case
Posted by Gus Kline on 28th Jan 2018
Folks, Caselabs makes the "Rolls Royce" of computer cases. Modern technology and incredible machining.
The new Bullet BH8 lives up to this standard. I'm using the BH8 as my portable VR rig to take from home to home. I added the optional handles and it is light weight with PLENTY of cooling capacity.
THANK YOU Caselabs!
just what i needed
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Dec 2017
just a beautiful case wonderful paintjob well thought out design you get to choose how you want to cool air or water,love the small size well done guys on a great product thx so much greg.
Posted by Shin Kyu Kim on 6th Nov 2017
Beautifully designed aluminium case.
It feels great whenever I touch aluminium surfaces.
It is great to have such a customized case rather than to have Chinese pre-manufactured ones.
I appreciate your craftsmanship.
PS: Painting job is done very good but one tiny spot of the right side of chassis. I would give 5 stars without that.
Posted by Aoleus on 29th Oct 2017
The BH8 is a beautiful design and is surprisingly compact for a horizontal layout, ATX case. The fit and finish is what I've come to expect from Caselabs, after a Mercury S3 and S5.
I went white with the dual ventilated top, an extra rad mount, the 140.2 mount up front, and skipped the handles. With the original intent being to include 3x 280mm Radiators and a 240mm Radiator in the bottom.
However, I ended up with a custom PCB 1080ti, that was about a centimeter taller than a founders edition card, which forced me to omit the third 280mm radiator. The card was simply 2mm too tall. An extra 5mm of height would have been nice. So anyone considering a radiator mounted above the graphics cards, Founders Edition is your friend here, unless you want to use slim fans.
Also the default mounting holes the on the top radiator mounts didn't offer enough adjustment to clear the front radiator and fans. That was easily remedies with a punch and file.
The compact design also offers some tough choices for reservoir placement. The size also impacts the complexity of assembling a system. In that sense, it's a case that's very difficult to judge from pictures alone, especially if you're wanting to do a custom loop.
These challenges are what make for an interesting build, as they force creative solutions. It's a design that shifts the question from the "how do I fill this space?" typical of many Caselabs designs, to "how do I fit everything I want?".
Overall, the BH8 is a very flexible design with options for a wide variety of builds. The quality is superb, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
Great Customizable Case
Posted by Tal on 23rd Oct 2017
I was looking for an affordable case for a vertically mount motherboard, with enough room for CPU air cooling which is also compatible with an E-ATX board.
Caselabs has nailed it with this case in terms of price, size and fan/radiator mounting options.
Although a little bit hard to take apart and install the PSU & Sata devices, after you do that it's rather easy to start figuring out how to layout your fans and organize your cables.
The case's top cover makes it very easy to troubleshoot your build and install PCI-E components (or fans), as it also serves as interior walls for the case, and once the cover is removed, so are these walls.
Installing a GPU was never easier as you just have so much open space to easilly access the PCI-E lock.
It's really compact and looks very neat in my living room.
Thank you CaseLabs for designing this case!
Posted by Matt on 14th Oct 2017
This is my first high end case and I'm glad I went with Caselabs this case stupidly nice for the price and with the modularity it is really nice to work with the only complaint is that I wish the screws for the main cover were thumb screws other than that I would recommend this case any time.
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