Production MJOLNIR: The minimalistic – but not boring – 9.7L Case

Which MJOLNIR I are you interested in?

  • Standard Version - 299 USD

    Votes: 372 74.7%
  • RGB Version (No controller) - 319 USD

    Votes: 50 10.0%
  • RGB Version (With controller) - 349 USD

    Votes: 76 15.3%

  • Total voters
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For_Science

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Apart from extrusion & CNC plant, everything else is pretty much set (i.e. electronics, sheet metal, packaging, etc etc). We're trying to get super-specific anodizing samples from extrusion / CNC candidates right now, so that we can narrow down the factory list asap (it's quite large).

If anyone here has experience with anodizing specification, feel free to share what you know. I feel that Alumunium Association designation (AA-M42-C21-....etc) fits our needs perfectly, but perhaps there's something even better when dealing with Chinese factories?
Could you possibly outline a timeline based on time from travel restrictions are lifted? Looking at the numbers it would seem that China is now a safer place to be than for example Sweden. So I assume apart from the risk of travelling in itself, the risk of contracting the virus will actually be lower in China than in Sweden. However there is no timeline as to when foreigners will be allowed back into China, and so I assume any kind of timeline is really based on when travel restrictions lift on China's end or Sweden's end.

So to not dissappoint, I think it would be good for us to understand how long likely things will take after the factory visit. Is it likely that you will need multiple visits? etc.

I know you are aiming for August/September, but if travel restrictions are still in-place then, then I assume you cannot have produced it by then, outline based on +2 months from the first visit, etc, may prevent future dissapointment.
 

Sazexa

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Jan 22, 2020
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I think someone already mentioned the clone. Keep in mind, the clones will probably be 7-8/10ths of what Mjolnir is for a fair bit less.

But supporting Mjolnir you're getting that 10/10, or 11/10 product quality and design. Not only that, you're supporting small business, and proper business ethics. Buying the clone isn't for me. 😁

Besides, the clones likely won't have l the features or flexibility the real Mjolnir has, nor the tolerances. Again, a clone at best will likely be 7/10ths a real Mjolnir.
 

Vand3r

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May 12, 2020
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Quick question. For those planning to order in the next group buy what is the estimated delivery date for the case?
 

thekinghippo

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Just looked at some of the new mobo's coming out and an interesting question came up... Is the new B55 ASRock ITX-AX not compatible because of the orientation of the SATA ports? A normal cable is going to run into the PSU, but a right angle is going to go down into the spine. Actually now that I think about it I'm sure a lot of people will be content with M.2 drives only, but it's an interesting limitation.

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Sazexa

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Just looked at some of the new mobo's coming out and an interesting question came up... Is the new [B550 ASRock ITX-AX](https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B550%20Phantom%20Gaming-ITXax/index.asp) not compatible because of the orientation of the SATA ports? A normal cable is going to run into the PSU, but a right angle is going to go down into the spine. Actually now that I think about it I'm sure a lot of people will be content with M.2 drives only, but it's an interesting limitation.
I'd wager most people are probably going M.2 only.

I haven't looked at the board, but if it's a right angle connector, those super-slim SATA cables from Silverstone may work.
 
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Sazexa

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I didn't know those were a thing. Thanks for pointing them out to me.
I had good luck with them in an older NCase build that I had a while back. I went with them to hide them because I wasn't confident on wire sleeving back then. They hid really well behind other braided cables where you almost couldn't even notice them. Certainly small.
 

Sazexa

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Alex, quick question for you;

When you're assembling the cases for shipping, will the silicon pieces on the core backing-plate, that is the rear I/O panel of the case, be pre-installed before we receiver our cases? I'd like to do something custom with the back panel and get it re-anodized a particular color. It's not a huge deal, just trying to figure out before-hand everything I need, including more adhesive for those silicon parts if I need to remove them to re-anodize the panel.
 
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AlexTzone

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Alex, quick question for you;

When you're assembling the cases for shipping, will the silicon pieces on the core backing-plate, that is the rear I/O panel of the case, be pre-installed before we receiver our cases? I'd like to do something custom with the back panel and get it re-anodized a particular color. It's not a huge deal, just trying to figure out before-hand everything I need, including more adhesive for those silicon parts if I need to remove them to re-anodize the panel.
Heey Justin, basically everything will be assembled before you guys receive the case 😁 Those corner guards are pushed in and fixed with adhesive, I'm not so experienced when it comes to remove a glued plastic part without damaging it. Perhaps a hairdryer or heat gun on low setting?

Also, super important to let the anno shop know that there was glue on the panel. Even very small traces of glue will prevent anodizing on those areas.
 
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Sazexa

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Heey Justin, basically everything will be assembled before you guys receive the case 😁 Those corner guards are pushed in and fixed with adhesive, I'm not so experienced when it comes to remove a glued plastic part without damaging it. Perhaps a hairdryer or heat gun on low setting?

Also, super important to let the anno shop know that there was glue on the panel. Even very small traces of glue will prevent anodizing on those areas.
Easy enough! The shop I think is one your page follows on Instagram, they seem quality. I'm sure it'd be easy for them.

I do have a heat gun which will likely work. The good thing is, being metal, The heat will transfer very well through the metal most likely to help remove it. If I can't remove it nicely or safely, I do have a back-up route of either powdercoat (which may not work for temperature and tolerance), or ceramic coating as well. 😎
 
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Sazexa

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Also, I think having it all more or less ready to go out of the box as you're planning is the smartest plan for sure. Hopefully it minimizes any complaints you may receive 😁
 
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For_Science

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@AlexTzone do you have comparisons of the new rigid LED strips in terms of their diffuseness and illumination angle? If it's too "spotlighty" you might want to consider a transluscent light diffuser?
 
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@AlexTzone do you have comparisons of the new rigid LED strips in terms of their diffuseness and illumination angle? If it's too "spotlighty" you might want to consider a transluscent light diffuser?
Not a terrible idea. It might eat up some usable real estate if it's too tall though?
They are almost exactly the same in terms of dimensions and placement. The LEDs are very similar as well (WS2812B), but they're compatible with more LED libraries than our previous SK6812. The dropoff is very smooth even without a diffuser. The only harshness is seen when using reversed orientation with tempered glass panels and sitting closer than 20cm to the case (closer than that and you'll have the LEDs directly in your field of view).
 

edamazzio

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Jan 21, 2020
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Hello @AlexTzone .
I have some questions regarding the new batch of Mjolnir.
I was planning on choosing one performance panel and one tempered glass. Will we have the option to chose that on the upcoming preorder?
Also, does shipping fees have to be paid at the same time as the case itself? $115 (shipping to Costa Rica) + $350 (Mjolnir R) hurts the wallet 😅
 

Sazexa

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Curious to hear what everyone's planning for a cooling configuration at the moment?

Currently I'm planning on trying to see if I can get away with just two 120x15mm intake fans, with the glass panels and normal front panel. I will be ordering the booster cell as an option just in-case. If I do need more cooling, I'll likely first try putting in the performance panels. And if those don't help enough, I'll maybe then go with the booster cell. Probably with it as an exhaust fan, and the two 120's as intakes.
 

Vand3r

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I'll probably be using a 120mm aio for the cpu and a 120mm exhaust with the mesh sides on both. I feel I should get fairly decent thermals with this config
 
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Sazexa

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Alex, my friend, I'm sure the strips intended to be sold with the case are compatible but, just for peace of mind sake:

I plan on using the ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-I Gaming motherboard, which has an addressable "gen 2" 5V header. I didn't know there was a "gen 2" for RGB hahaha. This is what they list in their manual. Is this compatible with the LED strips that will come with the case?
 
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Acen

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Hello @AlexTzone , hope you are doing great (like everyone else btw).

I have a recommandation. What about tinted tempered glass ? I think it would look so much nicer. We would see less the cables and the leds would stand out much better ! Few years ago I had a jonsbo case with a beautiful tinted tempered glass. See the results.


So what do you think ? ☺

(Pardon my english)