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* If an effort to better stream line production white and two tone will only be offered in limited runs. The next time white and two tone will be available for ordering will be from April 22, 2016 to May 2, 2016
* Divider cover plate included
* Casters will not fit this case
|Flex-Bays (5.25 bays)||6|
|Native HDD Locations||0 - 4 (only 2 can be used at once)|
|Native SSD Locations||0 - 4|
Total possible HDD locations with extra HDD cages
(using additional mounts)
Total possible SSD locations with extra SSD mounts
(using additional mounts, purchased separately)
|PSU Mounting Locations||1|
|Weight||10 pounds (4.5kg)
|Rear Fan Mount (beside I/O panel)||120mm|
|Top Fan Mount:
||120.2/140.2 (240/280) Universal|
|Bottom Fan Mount||140mm|
|Optional Front I/O Panel with HD Audio||Yes|
|Compatible Motherboard Form Factors|
Depth: 16.69" / Width: 9.06" / Height (without feet): 15.63"
(424mm x 230mm x 397mm)
|Distance from divider wall to inside of motherboard side door||7.8" (198mm)|
|Distance from PCI backplate to Flex-Bays||16" (406mm)|
|Distance from PCI backplate to Flex-Bay 120.2 mount||15" (380mm)|
|Distance from the top fan mount to the top of the motherboard tray (radiator clearance) in a standard configuration||52mm|
|Distance from the top fan mount to the second PCI slot (radiator clearance) in a reverse configuration||61.5mm
|Cooling Tower Clearance (air cooler)||195mm
|Case Features and Included Accessories|
|All Aluminum Construction||Yes|
|Accessory Mounting System||Yes|
|Quick Release Exterior||Yes|
|Flex-Bay 5.25 Device Mounts
||2 Sets of Standard Mounts (MAC-125) and 1 set of Short Adjustable Mounts (MAC-213). Removed if 120.2 (240) Mount is selected.
|Integrated Radiator Mounting (beyond 120.1/140.1)||Yes
|Removable Motherboard Tray (non slide out)
|Anti-Vandal Style Power Switch with MDPC-X Sleeved Cables||Yes
|Included PSU support mount||Yes|
Compatible Radiator Sizes
|Shipping Format: Domestic|
|Shipping Format: International
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Posted by Ruff_Hi on 23rd Oct 2015
My latest computer adventure has been setting up a Network Attached Storage (NAS) unit for my home. I'm planning to use it to store recorded TV, pictures, music, movies, documents, etc, etc. I've spent months looking at different computer cases and none that I looked at had the right mixture of 'big enough to hold the HDDs required' and 'small enough to be able to tuck into a cupboard or hide on a shelf'.
That was, until I found the NOVA X2M made by CaseLabs. This case has the looks, functionality and size to house the required NAS elements and leave some room for future expansion. I am currently using 6 of the available 8 HDD locations as well as using the majority of the fan locations with two 140mm fans on top blowing onto the motherboard and two 120mm fans in the flex-bay HDD cages to blow cooling air through the HDDs. I've also got enough room for a fan controller so that the noise level is modest without sacrificing the cooling ability.
The cable management options provided are satisfactory (the 120.2 HDD cages could have a middle slot to provide an exit for the fan cable). You will, however, struggle to fit fan filters that are easily detachable. Neither of these niggles warrant any star deduction as the quality of the product, functionality, flexibility and attention to detail will drown them out.
I would highly recommend this case to anyone seeking to build a modest NAS.
Build Log: http://www.overclock.net/t/1572422/build-log-set-and-forget-a-nas-in-a-caselabs-nova-x2m-running-freenas/0_100
CaseLabs did it again
Posted by Wiz766 on 16th Jul 2015
This is now my 3rd review of a CL chassis, my first was on the S8, 2nd was on the S3. Review is very similiar to the S3.
The case came in standard thick cardboard box with foam coating the inside. The case was pre-assembled, S3 was, S8 was not and wrapped in thick plastic with windows covered in protective paper. I can't complain about how it arrived because I opened the box, tore into it and was ready to build. The entire case was flawless, no dents or chips. Each item that was included came individually packaged in small plastics bags and clearly labeled with what they are for i.e. SSD/HDD mounting, spare parts, Motherboard stand offs and screws. There was a small CL instruction manual at this moment I have not looked at it, I do not think anyone buying a CL chassis will need it as they are probably a experianced builder.
When building in the X2M I started by taking off all the panels so that I had a bare frame to work with. Took out the motherboard tray, it is removed via 4 nuts on the back side and is removed from that back. It is not the same as the other big full ATX chassis that CL sells. It is sort of the style the the S3/S5/S8 have. Once I got the motherboard in I went right back into place with no hiccups, there is also a sleek back plate to the tray that allows for two SSDs to mounted (I did not use in my build). There are two standard cut outs on the top and bottom of the tray incase you go standard or reversed. I went reversed, I have the Asrock X99 ITX/ac so it took a little working to get the 24pin throught that whole, intended for maybe a fan or two anda 8 pin CPU. Not a big deal to me, there are also no rubber grommets around the holes. They cut that back to save on cost since this is more of their budget ITX, again I did not mind, made the 24pin easier to get into place. After I go the MB and 24 pin in place I installed the PSU. This caused me some issues because I have a EVGA G2 1300watt so it took up most of the space that would noramlly be left to route cable through to get into the back side. I then moved to install the Corsair H75 in push as exhaust on the CPU, no issues there, very straight forward installation. I installed two SSDs on the back side of the case where SSD/HDD can be mounted, it was a easy install after removing the blanking plate, The GPU experianced zero sag to me IMO. I am running a Titan X with stock cooler, my custom cables are not as long as I would like for this so it took some special routing but looks perfect to me now.
This is a short review as the case says it all it self. I mean the price can be expensive but you honestly get what you pay for. It is the best case I have owned (same as S3 and S8). The frame is all CNC, light weight and tough. It would take me some serious effort to truly damage or bend any piece to this build. The best overall part is how modular this case is. Say you change your mind on a certain panel being a certain color, there is no issue taking just that panel off and painting it or ordering a new one. All the panels/windows/vents are sturdy and pop off with a rewarding and tactile click-pop.
Inside this case there is plently of room to do a full custom water loop which I will be adding to it in the future.
I cannot say enough how much I love CL chassis. It took awhile to get because CL is slammed with orders but it is worth the wait IMO.
Cases I have worked with (Caselabs are now my favorite):
-CaseLabs Nova X2M
-Corsair Air 540
-Phanteks Enthoo Primo
Below are links to the store page and my personal build log of the case that has a pictures of it.
A+, 10/10, Two Thumbs up
http://www.overclock.net/t/1536966/build-log-x2m-arrived-alriana-x99-itx-titan-x-nova-x2m-ensourced Pictures are on page 71