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**Important Please Read**
* For orders outside of the United States, please click here.
* If the two tone option is selected, please specify the color scheme in the order comments section at the end of the ordering process. The case can be powder coated in almost any color scheme, but each part can only be powder coated one color.
* The fan holes on the front of the PSU side are not spaced for a radiator. They are spaced farther apart to accommodate the HDD cages.
All Aluminum Construction
The Flex-Bay System
The Accessory Mounting System
Integrated Horizontal Radiator Mounting
Dual Chamber Construction
Quick Release Exterior
Anti-Vandal Switches with Black MDPC-X Sleeved Cables
Removable Motherboard Tray and Mini Tech Station
|Form Factor||mATX, ATX, **E-ATX, SSI-CEB, XL-ATX MB tray dimensions: 13.60" x 10.75” (346mm x 273mm)|
|Number of Flex-Bays (5.25'' bays)||10|
|Native HDD Capacity||4 (24 maximum with added HDD cages)|
|Native SSD Capacity||0 (48 maximum with added HDD cages and SSD mounts)|
|Total Number of Native 120mm Fan Mounts||16|
|Total Number of Native 140mm Fan Mounts||0|
|Maximum Radiator Size||120.3 (360)|
|Clearance Above the Motherboard Tray||2.3’’ (59mm)|
|Clearance Below the Motherboard Tray||2’’ (52mm)|
|Cooling Tower Clearance||7’’ (180mm)|
|Internal Dimensions of the Motherboard Side Chamber||Depth: 19.4’’ (494mm) / Height: 18.4’’ (468mm) / Width: 7.6’’ (194mm)|
|Internal Dimensions of the PSU Side Chamber||Depth: 19.4’’ (494mm) / Height: 18.4’’ (468mm) / Width: 5.6’’ (143mm)|
|Overall Exterior Dimensions||Depth: 20’’ (510mm) / Height: 19’’ (484mm) / Width: 15’’ (381mm)|
Note: Exterior dimensions shown are for the case only. Rubber feet add .75’’ (19mm) to height, optional standard casters add 2.6’’ (67mm) and HD Casters add 3’’ (76mm)
** "E-ATX" motherboards such as the; ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME, ASUS MAXIMUS V FORMULA/THUNDERFX and EVGA Z87 Classified will fit in this case. E-ATX motherboards such as the; Supermicro X7DAE will not fit in this case. Please cross reference the motherboard tray size with the motherboard dimensions from the manufacturer. If the dimensions of the motherboard are within the dimensions of the tray, it will fit.
Standard and Optional Case Features and Accessories:
Standard Features and Options
|Case Color||Black or Primer Gray||White, Gunmetal or Two Tone|
|Motherboard Side Door||Solid or Ventilated||Standard Window or XL Window (clear or gray acrylic)|
|PSU Side Door||Solid or Ventilated||Standard Window or XL Window (clear or gray acrylic)|
|Top Cover||Standard Ventilated or Standard Solid||31mm Extended Ventilated, 85mm Extended Ventilated or 120mm Extended Ventilated|
|Switch Assembly||Anti-Vandal Power/Reset switches with black MDPC-X sleeved cables or no switch or cables (subtract $20.00)||NA|
USB 3.0 and HD Audio or USB 2.0 HD audio/Firewire
|PCI Back Plate Style||120mm hex-mesh or 120mm fan hole and 4 x 40mm fan holes (single cover plate included for 40mm fan holes)||NA|
|HDD Cage Type||Standard style (MAC-101) or Flex-Bay (5.25’’ bay) style (MAC-102)||NA|
|Flex-Bay (5.25’’ bay) Configurations||
2 single bay, 1 double bay and 2 triple bay covers (solid)
Note; Choosing the Flex-Bay HDD cage as the default drive cage will eliminate 1 triple bay cover
2 single bay, 1 double bay and 2 triple bay covers (ventilated)
Note; Choosing the Flex-Bay HDD cage as the default drive cage will eliminate 1 triple bay cover
|MISC Hardware||motherboard tray handle, rubber case feet, motherboard standoffs, HDD mounting hardware, exterior grommets and cable tie wraps, interior grommets, spare parts kit, mini tech station feet and 4 sets of Standard 5.25’’ Flex-Bay brackets (MAC-125).||NA|
Posted by Mark on 2nd Jun 2014
First let me say that this is a really nice case with very good build quality. Almost infinite cable routing options. Plenty of spare parts and extras for many use cases.
However, a number small issues leave me less enthusiastic about the case after receiving it than when I ordered it (and less so than other reviewers here).
I needed a case that would hold a lot of disk drives and there aren't a lot of cases that get you beyond 6-8 (I started with 14 and will expand to at least 20). This case can do that no problem. However, after actually doing the install, the drive cages, the way they align to the case, and the fan mounting are clumsy at best.
Both styles of drive mounts provide good support and isolation for the drives. However, my issues with the mounts are:
- the mounts install from the *inside* of the case
- the mounts have no cutout/channel for the fan wires (Vortex Cougar). So the wires stick out (partially pinched) where ever they can
- Aligning the completed cage into the case requires aligning tiny pins on the case into rubber grommets on the cage. This is mostly a blind operation due to the location of the pins. The rubber grommets are easy to dislodge from the cages.
- Cage filters are not supplied but available. I have not added these yet, however, for it to look good, the filter will have to be mounted inside the cage in front of the fan. To clean these fans will require removing the cages (including cable removal) in order to access the filters. A lot of opportunities for re-installation errors.
- The PSU mounting bracket is basically useless since it does not align with the bottom of the PSU to help support the PSU weight. About a 1/4" gap between them (Seasonic X-1250).
- minor nit about the power/reset panel, the USB cables are not labeled for which cable is the upper pair vs lower pair of USB connections.
[CaseLabs: The PSU Mount is designed to sit 1/16" below the the PSU to provide space for the foam padding tape that is provided with the kit.
A small amount of lubricant on the grommets can greatly simplify the installation of the cages if you're having difficulty.
In general, contacting our customer service department is a quick way to help deal with things like this and save frustration - thanks!]
Posted by Aaron Montgomery on 18th Feb 2014
First off, this is a fantastic case. I am almost ready to start building, just waiting on a couple more parts to come in, and I can't wait to get started! I love the modularity and build quality, except for one area, which is that my rear left corner vertical frame on my chassis was bent somewhere along the line, whether in manufacturing or shipping, I don't know. With the panels on its not noticeable, it's pretty small even with the panels off... Nitpicky I know, but for the price, I feel it's alright to mention small errors.
[URL=http://s91.photobucket.com/user/SnarfMcSnarf/library/M10%20Review.html]Here's[/URL] a pic if anyone is interested. It doesn't effect the rating though, still a definite 5 stars!
Otherwise, the build quality is amazing, the powdercoating is spotless, and the best part of all is that big shiny "Made in USA" sticker on the box! Thank you for keeping it in-house, I have a ton of respect for that, I try to buy American where I can and it's getting really hard.
Also, note this: I got two XSPC AX360 rads for the top, to mount above the chassis with fans below inside the case as well as above the rads, and the rads don't quite fit in that configuration. The fittings for the lines catch on the mounting tabs on the case, by just enough to prevent the screws lining up.
Not at all CaseLabs fault, or XSPC's for that matter, just a non-compatibility for you to be careful of. A Dremel will fix it, just a couple millimeters off the rear corner of the rear-most mounting tabs.
Overall, a great buy, and one that I wouldn't hesitate to make again... But I don't think I'll ever need another.
Posted by Zach on 11th Oct 2013
Best case I have ever owned, so easy to work with. Fantastic customer service.
Posted by joshua waddle on 5th Oct 2013
amazing customer service,even better case. while looking kinda plain,these cases are by far some of the best quality on the market. will absolutely recommend these to others. 5 stars!
Posted by Erick A. on 11th Apr 2013
I've been looking for a case that could fit additional water cooling equipment without having to have some 4' monstrosity on my desk. In addition to the volume and amount of configuration these cases offer CaseLabs took alot of time in plotting some very simple but neat functions such as the slide off doors, the slide out tech station for your MOBO, and the Flex Bay System opens up even more options.
The only way to make this case any better is if it had Flex-Bays on both sides which would mean a little wider case, but for someone buying a case this size I dont think a few inches really matters. It would be the only case you'd ever have to buy.
Posted by Patrik Manni on 21st Mar 2013
This is a truly great case into even the smallest details, and clearly shows thought has been put in. The customization options are endless and astounding, and I will definitively be buying accessories and additional fan mounts to play around with different configurations.
Do note that the 'Fan Hole' back plate has 4x40mm fan mounts, and not 3 as shown above. However, I would personally argue that the new configuration brings a more balanced look to the back of the case. The fan holes also come with a cover bracket in case you don't want to use them.
Definite buy for anyone looking for an extreme water-cooling case. Great build quality, amazing finish, more options than you'll know what to do with. Packaging was also great with the case wrapped neatly in a large, thick plastic bag, and held in place with foam brackets.
Posted by Paul brunelle on 1st Mar 2013
I love this case it was over my budget but it was well worth it. If you are looking for a case, this one is the one for you.