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Important Please Read:
*This Case is shipped Flat-Packed as default for all International Orders. If you would like the case shipped Fully Assembled, please contact CS@caselabs.net for a Shipping Quote.
* If the two tone option is selected, please specify which parts of the case are to be painted with each color. It is okay to specify the parts for one color with the assumption that the remaining parts are to be the other color.
* The Merlin Pedestal design allows them to be mounted on top of or underneath the case. They are stackable as well. When mounting above, the case will need to be taken apart.
Merlin SM8 Case Features:(click the links below for full desrciptions)
- All Aluminum Construction
- The Flex-Bay System
- The Accessory Mounting System
- Removable Motherboard Tray and Tech Station
- Quick Release Exterior
- Integrated Radiator Mounting
- Drop-in Top Radiator Mounting
- Drop-in Side Radiator Mounting (Pedestal Only)
- Mod Friendly Chassis
- Anti-Vandal LED Switches with Sleeved Cables
|Base Price (US Dollars)||$399.95|
|Flex-Bays (5.25 bays)||11|
|Motherboard tray size (width x height)||10.75" x 12.5" (273mm x 318mm)|
|Native HDD Locations||2|
|Native SSD Locations||2|
|Total possible HDD locations with extra HDD cages (using additional mounts)||14|
|Total possible SSD locations with extra SSD mounts (using additional mounts)||30|
|PSU Mounting locations||2|
|Optional Front I/O Panel||Yes|
|Compatible Motherboard Form Factors|
|E-ATX (dual CPU)||-|
Exterior (width x depth x height)
(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))
|11.18" x 22.38" x 22.44" (284mm x 568mm x 570mm)|
|Maximum Radiator/Fan clearance above motherboard tray with standard height top cover||115mm|
|Maximum Radiator/Fan clearance below the motherboard tray||115mm|
|Cooling Tower Clearance (air cooler)||180mm|
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 V EXTREME will fit in this case. E-ATX motherboards such as the Supermicro H8DG6 will not fit in this case. Please cross reference the motherboard tray size with the motherboard dimensions from the manufacturer.
|Case Features and Included Accessories|
|All Aluminum construction||Yes|
|Accessory mounting System||Yes|
|Quick Release Exterior||Yes|
|Flex-Bay 5.25 Device Mounts - Standard (MAC-125)||4 sets|
|Integrated Radiator Mounting (beyond 120.1/140.1)||Yes (optional)|
|Drop-in Top Radiator Mounting||Yes (optional)|
|Slide out motherboard tray with tech station conversion kit||Yes|
|Anti-Vandal style power and reset switches with MDPC-X sleeved cables||Yes|
|Included PSU support mount||Yes|
|Compatible Radiator Sizes (may require additional mounts)|
|120.1 - 120.2 (120 - 240)||Yes|
|140.1 - 140.2 (140 - 280)||Yes|
|Shipping Format: Domestic|
|Shipping Format: International|
|Fully Assembled||upon request|
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Very nice case
Posted by Eric schmidt on 9th Feb 2015
look's great. Hard to beleave this case is this big. This is my first new case in 16 years I'm usually more worried about actual mother boards, CPU and video than cases until lately with the bigger heat sinks and more heat from modern computers these days. So if you want superior quality and a water cooling friendly case, then just buy one of these.
Posted by cooper stahl on 31st Dec 2014
5 5 Stars Are Not Enough
Posted by Roger Moore on 29th Dec 2014
Design and quality are the finest of any case that I have seen. The Lexus of cases....and there is a large gap in quality between this case and all the rest.
Would give more stars if I could
Posted by sociopath on 14th Dec 2014
I read many reviews, looked through build threads and watched many videos before deciding to buy this case. The build quality is insane, options almost endless, expandability unrivaled and in my opinion a beautiful package.
If you want a top quality case, like the style and have the money to spend. Stop thinking about it and just buy the thing. It's not possible to go wrong with anything that has a Caselabs logo on it.
I don't have the room or the funds, but I already want another case just so I can build another PC that I don't need. Now that I think about it, I almost have enough parts to build another system....
Posted by Unknown on 12th Dec 2014
No one makes a better case. Seriously. No one.
It will put a smile from ear to ear on your face!
Posted by Nicholas Hansen on 1st Jul 2014
I really can't fully explain my feelings about my SM8, at least without sounding like an overly enthusiastic little kid!! Just like the title, it literally put a huge grin on my face the moment I opened the box and still does even weeks later after ive finished my build. The quality, style, modularity and customization, accessibility and provisions are of the absolute utmost appraisal. Just the feel of the powder coat finish, the superb two tone paintjob provided exactly how i asked, and the weight in perfect balance from all aluminum construction make the case boast convenience combined with durability perfected. it truly is one of a kind. You purchase this, and you will never need another case again, GAURANTEED!
For my planned build, the complexity of my cooling system was very high, and throughout the process my plans were constantly changed and many unexpected problems arose. With a normal case, this would have created delay after delay, and constant frustration... But due to the insane level of customization and features of Caselabs, I was able to just "go with the flow!" Power supply in the way? no problem. Had a coolant leak? no problem. Not enough cable or storage space? no problem!! its awesome!!
Id also like to mention their customer support was also outstanding as well. KC swiftly and speedily answered and even encouraged every question I had as they truly desired my full satisfaction.
Seriously, if you are even remotely considering ANY Caselabs case, BUY IT! You will not regret it.
Excellent case !
Posted by Unknown on 8th Jun 2014
This is the best case I have ever owned (and the first Case Labs one !, I owned up to now mostly Cooler Master and Lian Li cases...). Manufacturing is incredibly precise and mouting the case is flawless, (shipped flat-packed, I mounted the SM8 in maybe 1 hour, assembly guide is very clear with many pictures of each part). Doors could be a bit easier to open (on my mount, you need two hands to open a door). Apart from that (but you don't open your case doors very day), everything else is perfect. Space and cooling is incredible and even more since you install flex bays and device mounts only where you need them... Case is of course very modular and offers many configuration options, especially for fan and radiator placement. Finally, support is very professional.
Posted by B3L13V3R on 15th Mar 2014
People must think these review are from CASELABS employee and owner relatives. I mean, there is NO way that I could write a review without 5 starts for this case. I bought the Matte White / Black interior and WOW... just amazing quality. I almost had more fun assembling the case than I did the system.
It's perfect for custom water loops and there are so many configurations. For example I originally ordered the case as inverted (upside down mobo) and I really wanted that to work, but I just couldnt get past some of the challenges I had with my own gear. So I just flipped it to a traditional layout. I had no idea I could do that until I started looking at it and notices that everything was standard. PERFECT!! Because when I want to rebuild the system and upgrade/change out my rig, I have the option to flip the case again to inverted.... what other cases can do that??!!
I am SUPER stoked with this case... These cases are like thier own little system, an erector set with style and purpose!
Pre-sales service was phenomenal. I got answers on the same day, usually within hours. They had a question for me and it still didn't delay the order.
I only hope they never get too much bigger so that this boutique level of quality and service never gets watered down.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2014
Great build quality and lots of room and flexibility. I got the geezer paint job- black exterior. White interior ( as you get older, it is harder to see in low light conditions, particularly against a black background).
I'm not so sure...
Posted by B3L13V3R on 26th Dec 2013
...that there is a better case in production from a quality standpoint. Now, many folks are not in love with the industrial look and feel of Caselabs, and I suspect that once they have the resources, they will blow us away with fancier case styles.
But even if they don't, they will a have a legacy UNMACHED by anyone in the case market.
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