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  1. LSDeep

    Core W100

    interesting! my tower will disappear in a closet. i bought it solely as the 'housing' for lots of hdd's (with room for future expansion) for a 'giant' nas/ storage server. the casters coming with it do quite alright for me so far. but i can see the point (depending on weight distribution and potential modding) plus the point that they not just lock the wheels, but the swivel as well is intriguing as well. they look quite cool with the red "tires" as well . btw, i also added little 'rubber washers' (just made them myself from a old bicycle inner tube) between casters and case to prevent/ reduce vibration transfer from housing to floor. if you have carpet flooring it does not really matter, on hardwood or tile you might notice a difference, depending on your setup! cheers. L
  2. @ papa smurf wow, quite some modding going on at your end . for me it is a media server case, supposed to hold (at the moment) 17 hdd's. unfortunately, TT is not anywhere close to be able to sell/ ship additional hdd cages according to customer service !!! so at the moment i just rigged some old roswill hdd cages to the front, fits ok once you remove the (way to noisy anyway) fans from the front and mount them to the fan brackets. can't really sidemount cages in this case if you need access to swap/ remove/ etc hdd's - you blocking the space to pull/ add hdd's from the back. works for me rite now (as a temp solution), the announcement that it might take several month to make additional cages available for retail annoyed me a bit. so basically my whole server is kinda temp. rigged at the moment, with minimum cable routing, min. needed hdd's in etc. - i just don"t want to do the whole 'proper' job twice. as for lina.inverse' case, i dont think that came in white - i have to say it looks nice. if you look at the upper and lower door edges, you see some black edging through at the inside (spraying job - all good, you wouldn't see that with the doors closed), also right door inside panel seems to be black (makes for a nice contrast), so are the mobo slot covers and the 'control panel' front plate at this point. so, i would say the paint job was his . actually if my case wouldn't find a home in a storeroom, i would poss go for a complete chrome job on it anyway, keep me/ us updated how your pursue of added brackets and cages goes! would be interested what you might get told. cheers, L
  3. LSDeep

    Core W100

    some good point's made by papa smurf! especially for the just paint covered threads. also for the torque applied to 'tighten screws' at the end. there is a fine line, between tight and 'over-tightened' - speak stripped threads. that's not the lug nuts on your cars wheel! in my case i had one of the horizontal case bars where none of the screw holes had any thread at all, hence the re-thread comment above (it should possibly say just thread). as you can see in the post above as well, some basic mechanical skills help - you should be at least able to initially set a screw without cross-threading it... to elaborate a little more on papa smurf's kinda 'mysterious' comment about the orientation of the 4 (2 upper + 2 lower horizontal) framebars - you want to make sure the sides with the square 'holes' / openings point to the sites! not to top and bottom!! the doors on both sides have some guide 'pins' which will engage into this openings. now generally the manual says at the bottom, it does not really matter - the top works just as well. mechanically it is the same effect. if you don't mind sloppy it could be even one side top, one side bottom. anyway beside building my own computers from scratch i make a living rebuilding classic cars, so i do not like sloppy . cheers, L ps: and thx to papa smurf for his valuable insight!
  4. LSDeep

    Core W100

    short addition... call it # 6- if you intend to put hdd cages in with the 'side mount' option (using the 2 mounting bars) - do so before you attach the bottom plate!!!! if you ask why, just trust me! top is not a prob, if you just lay the bottom in place (do not screw anything down yet!) you will see what i mean so there is def. some minor detail adjustment need for a potential rev. 2 of the case in the future, at least the manual could be changed already now to emphasize some of this points and you don"t have to find out the hard way! cheers, L
  5. LSDeep

    Core W100

    just like to make live easier for sb else. it is expensive, it is huge (and i mean HUGE), rock-solid and has (nearly) endless space. but, it is well worth the money if you look for sth like that (btw, if it is to small for you, there is sth even bigger supposed to come your way soon (just google it). anyway, finally last thursday my huge box arrived. considering the damage to the box, the shipping company guys REALLY don't like the size and weight! anyway, it looked worse than it was, a slight dent to one of the door corners from one of the a**holes at ups thinking it is funny to toss ppl's stuff around. maybe trump is right after all!? - just kidding! anyway, the case... awesome! - the guys at tt did a pretty good job to give Lian Li a run for the money. diff. is poss the steel vs. aluminum decision. hey, there has to be a reason that thing weights 50+ lbs! since i have no idea how long i will go on about this case, let me put my relevant findings first: 1- the manual is pretty good - do NOT follow it all the way! 2- if you just remotely think about using the hdd locations on the back of the (off) center wall (the right, looking from the front) - install the whole little bits and pieces as soon as you got the basic case assembled! just in general, put the little plastic pieces for the 6 hdd's on the back in! you will regret if you do not and take out mb, drive cages etc. later to install them! 3- be prepared that many of the screws don't go in easy (my experience)! have a screwdriver with a handle that allows for some serious torque and potentially be prepared to re-thread some screw-holes before anything will work. 4- i use a lot of asrock mobo's - the right-hand side atx stand-off's most likely will be a shot in the dark for you - meaning they are just not there! so. be prepared that your asrock mobo is kinda swinging free on the far right after putting it in. maybe the same for other mobo's as well, i can't tell. it's not a disaster, you just want to consider that when pushing in cables, ram etc on that end - use your fingers to support/ hold up the mb while pushing down... otherwise you might have a mb to replace!!!! 5- this case has 4 usb3 ports at the front panel, most mb's offer 1 port (supporting 2 plugs) - so you might wanna get a usb3 to usb2 adapter cable to utilize the remaining 2 ports! ok, that was the first little 'look out for...' - i have to re-run the whole build in my clouded head also again. i am sure there will be some more things coming back to me. BUT! - don't let any of that put you off considering this box! it is one of the most awesome cases on the market at the moment - if you need supersized. and in terms of value for the money def in the top of the top5!!! cheers, L
  6. i see what your point was. i apologize for being condescending before. i just didn't even think about moving the 'control' down a slot. i am sure you have a reason for doing so . btw, the case looks awesome in white/ off-white! just do a little re-spray in some areas to make it look perfect! actually, if you have any money left/ to burn - spend it on stripping and powder-coating!!! trust me . it will change the home-spray good looking job to something awesome. cheers, LSDeep
  7. as for your questions 2 and 3: 2- worked for me, mocking it up to answer your question. i personally have no fan's mounted there. not the best place to create airflow. i am more than happy at the moment with having 3x top out + 3x bottom out, with 1x back out, all aircooled for my server setup. keeps it at ambient temps inside with passive intake to front and right side being seemingly sufficent. 3- as for #3 i dont really get the point of your question. some simple math should answer that + a look in the online manual. if you are not completely technically challanged, a look at the case pics tells you as well. btw, if you have a hard time to grasp dimensions, variations with various sized front covers etc. - this is most likely not the rite case for you!
  8. to add would be also (as i found out by mailing tech support), at the moment there are no additional hdd cages etc. available! tt is waiting for shipments. that's not a deal breaker at all, and considering space for 10 hdd's as it is, for most ppl no prob at all. but if you are using this case for a media storage server (like me) it might create some initial trouble. i have to find place rite now for 18 hdd's - you see my problem i guess. solved the prob temp. by using old drive cages i had laying around. but, considering the (rather unwanted) side-window it is not great . hope they are able to supply more cages etc. soon and hopefully at a reasonable price-point.
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