Production case SLM3 7.4L by Custom_MOD

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SLM3 7.4L rev.2 unique mini PC case. Despite the small volume, you can assemble a fairly powerful PC in it. Extremely easy assembly due to simple design. Place the assembled computer vertically or horizontally.

A three-slot graphics card can be installed in the case, for example, the Founders Edition RTX 3080 . Or two-slot with three 2.5 "drives at the bottom, separated by a special plate for heat dissipation. Another option is a miniITX video card and an AIO for the Central Processor. A power supply inside the SFX format, for example SX750 Pl or even SFX-L like this SX1000 Pl.

We think this case is the most suitable for a compact gaming station!

  • Volume: 7.43L (340mm x 308mm x 71mm)
  • Material: aluminum (2mm)
  • MB: mini ITX (170 x 170mm)
  • Cooler: up to 50mm
  • PCIe riser: LiHeat 350mm B.type
  • PSU: SFX / SFX-L
  • Option1
  • GPU: length <178mm, height <135mm <dual
  • Storage: SSD/HDD: 2 x 2.5" 5-7mm
  • AIO: Radiator max 140x124x40mm
  • Fan: 120 x 120 x 25mm
  • Option2
  • GPU: length <300mm, height <135mm <dual
  • Storage: SSD/HDD: 3 x 2.5" 5-7mm
  • Fan: 2 x 60x60x25mm*
    * Installing fans will reduce the length of the installed video card by 20mm
  • Option3
  • GPU: length <300mm, height <135mm <triple
  • Storage: M.2
  • Fan: 2 x 60x60x25mm*
    * Installing fans will reduce the length of the installed video card by 20mm



 
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Majestic

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I really like this design. It's a nice alternative to the Sentry 2.0 and Modivio cases. I just don't want to wait until July to get it. I'll be checking back in on this case next year for sure.
 

loader963

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Nice design. I've really been digging these console style cases lately.
 

Poblopuablo

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It only supports dual slot? It looks like it could support 2.5 slot.

Also it seems odd to have the motherboard below the GPU, the riser will have to go under/behind the motherboard and will thus block rear m.2 slots.
 

loader963

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It only supports dual slot? It looks like it could support 2.5 slot.

Also it seems odd to have the motherboard below the GPU, the riser will have to go under/behind the motherboard and will thus block rear m.2 slots.
What are you putting in the rear m.2? If it’s a drive, just install it before you install the mobo into the case.
 
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phinix

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Would be nice to see some real builds, tests etc
If this is almost same as Sentry, I will buy it.
 

loader963

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Upgrades will be a pain, not only for the m.2 but likely CPU cooler. Also it's a heat trap.

To be fair, having had a node 202, ml08, and rvz02, that criticism would apply to all of them. And really, before I’d even try to upgrade, I’d remove the mobo from the case in all of them instead of trying to do upgrades with it inside. Not really a flaw, but more a consequence of the console style design.
 

Poblopuablo

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To be fair, having had a node 202, ml08, and rvz02, that criticism would apply to all of them. And really, before I’d even try to upgrade, I’d remove the mobo from the case in all of them instead of trying to do upgrades with it inside. Not really a flaw, but more a consequence of the console style design.
I have had the s400 and s401 (both console style)and I see no need to take the motherboard out when upgrading the cooler or m.2
 

loader963

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s400 and s401 (both console style)and I see no need to take the motherb
In the cases i mentioned i could too, if I had absolutely needed too. But, I always found it far easier to just take it out and swap stuff around. Haven't had any of the console style boutique cases (s4m,s400,sentry, modivo, etc) to compare to though. As for a heat trap, i agree that he may be sacrificing some cooling potential for style points compared to say the far bigger, industrial style, ventilation vents the s401 has. I don't doubt the salvo series would cool better but I'd also imagine a 65w chip and maybe a 2070 wouldn't get too hot or loud in this one.
 

xKannibale

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In the cases i mentioned i could too, if I had absolutely needed too. But, I always found it far easier to just take it out and swap stuff around. Haven't had any of the console style boutique cases (s4m,s400,sentry, modivo, etc) to compare to though. As for a heat trap, i agree that he may be sacrificing some cooling potential for style points compared to say the far bigger, industrial style, ventilation vents the s401 has. I don't doubt the salvo series would cool better but I'd also imagine a 65w chip and maybe a 2070 wouldn't get too hot or loud in this one.

The P-ATX has a cutout on the back, where you just remove the side panel and then have full access to the CPU mount + m.2 slot. Pretty convenient tbh. My old case I had to remove my entire mobo when I first got an m.2 drive, which meant taking the entire PC apart
 

AvatarJaggs

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I Iut in an order for this case earlier this week, but I see that there are 2 different versions of this case on the site? The pictures show that there are slight differences between them. E.g. one has a pcie tab for screwing in a GPU, and the other one is flat.

Are there any other major differences? Will it affect the shipping times?