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
    498

Sazexa

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Jan 22, 2020
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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)
I think if you wanted tinted glass, it's best to just have a shop (even one that does automotive tints) tint them for you. I'd prefer as translucent as possible and then manually adding tint.

A shop probably would charge very little, and it'd give you greater flexibility in tint color, darkness, and reflectivity.
 

AlexTzone

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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?
Absolutely it will be compatible with that MOBO and those types of header. We will provide several cables for connecting the LED strips directly to the motherboard, i.e. for 3-pin / 4-pin headers.

Are there any real pictures comparing the colors? Hard to get an idea from renders.
There are spread out throughout this thread (would really like to show you but I have to jump back in to coding the store with the rest of the team ASAP). However, a good things to keep in mind is that the renderings are targets for the official MJOLNIR, which we use to guide the manufacturers. That it, prototype finishes are not something we're going to strive to achieve (except for some samples), they doesn't reach our requirements on surface quality.

A quick description

Steel - Natural 6063 aluminium with clear anodizing
Dark - Space gray (target)
Stealth - Black anodizing

All finished will have a satin matte finish (from bead blasting).
 

Goatee

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@AlexTzone I was hoping there was the option to add some extra panels or to upgrade our original kickstarter pledges as part of this? Any chance of facilitating this?
 
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AlexTzone

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@AlexTzone Is there an option to add some extra panels or to upgrade our original kickstarter pledges as part of this?
Apart from the Booster Cell, technically no. However, just let me know what you'd like to do and I'll check how it can be done :) We've upgraded something like 10-20 original Kickstarter pledges using PayPal. If you are just looking for extra panels or MJOLNIR S -> MJOLNIR R, it's super easy.
 

Hexxagram

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Jul 8, 2018
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Huge welcome on board! 😁
Thank you Alex! I've been lurking your project since day one but missed the Kickstarter campaign. Woke up early this morning just to catch up with the pre-ordering lol. Just a question, is it possible to change the case color I selected although I already placed the order? Just curious.
 
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wolfatpno

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Alex, I have a question.

I've already purchased from Kickstarter.

The problem is, I would like to make an additional purchase for a gift.

Of course the address is different from mine.

However, I would like to use my phone number for possible loss.

In other words, I buy two, one contact, two addresses. (The email address will be the same)
In this case, would it be okay to make additional purchases?
 
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smallfx

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Apr 20, 2020
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How long do we have to change the address if we pre-order? I'm moving in about a month, so unsure if it's safe to use my current address and then change it a month.
 
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danny.nguyen

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Sep 19, 2018
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I am with posters above.

i have messaged to Alex here and facebook, a few times to change the address for a buyer because he wanted to buy my case, i even ordered a booster cell for him.

it will save him time from travelling, if Alex can change the address for him. I requested it repeatedly.

i understand how busy you are but customer service is important.
 
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Nominal

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May 7, 2020
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I recently preordered this case, and I was going to use the EK-AIO 120 D-RGB for the CPU cooler. The pump/block is 52mm so I thought I was good to go. According to the first page under "hardware compatibility", it states that there is 53mm of space for a CPU cooler. Unfortunately, I was browsing the Mjolnir Kickstarter page comments and a post mentions that there's only 51mm of space for the cooler, which is disappointing.

I was trying to think of a way to still us the EK cooler and I thought that maybe a way might be to use a shorter motherboard standoff, as typical standoffs are 6.35mm and I see 4mm standoffs are available.

Does this seem like a reasonable idea to everyone, or will I run into problems like the board shorting? Another concern might be the second M.2 slot on the back of the board (current plan is to use the Asus x570-I Strix).
 
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AlxT

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I recently preordered this case, and I was going to use the EK-AIO 120 D-RGB for the CPU cooler. The pump/block is 52mm so I thought I was good to go. According to the first page under "hardware compatibility", it states that there is 53mm of space for a CPU cooler. Unfortunately, I was browsing the Mjolnir Kickstarter page comments and a post mentions that there's only 51mm of space for the cooler, which is disappointing.

I was trying to think of a way to still us the EK cooler and I thought that maybe a way might be to use a shorter motherboard standoff, as typical standoffs are 6.35mm and I see 4mm standoffs are available.

Does this seem like a reasonable idea to everyone, or will I run into problems like the board shorting? Another concern might be the second M.2 slot on the back of the board (current plan is to use the Asus x570-I Strix).
How about the back IO cutout alignment with the MB?
 

AlexTzone

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Thank you Alex! I've been lurking your project since day one but missed the Kickstarter campaign. Woke up early this morning just to catch up with the pre-ordering lol. Just a question, is it possible to change the case color I selected although I already placed the order? Just curious.
That's epic friend, big welcome on board! Of course, just send us an email with the color you want 👊

I'm also a Kickstarter-backer and was wondering if I could add an extra set of panels, @AlexTzone
Absolutely, send us an email and we'll figure it out 😄

Alex, I have a question.

I've already purchased from Kickstarter.

The problem is, I would like to make an additional purchase for a gift.

Of course the address is different from mine.

However, I would like to use my phone number for possible loss.

In other words, I buy two, one contact, two addresses. (The email address will be the same)
In this case, would it be okay to make additional purchases?
Hello friend, that will work absolutely fine! 😄

How long do we have to change the address if we pre-order? I'm moving in about a month, so unsure if it's safe to use my current address and then change it a month.
A month is not going to be any problem, just let us know when you move and we'll update the address! 👌

I am with posters above.

i have messaged to Alex here and facebook, a few times to change the address for a buyer because he wanted to buy my case, i even ordered a booster cell for him.

it will save him time from travelling, if Alex can change the address for him. I requested it repeatedly.

i understand how busy you are but customer service is important.
Sorry for the late response, I'll head on over to the DMs straight after this post 😁

@AlexTzone just got onboard! I was wondering , will there ever be some kind of store for buying accessories for the mjolnir ? Like led strips, custom cables, replacement panels , etc?
Probably, but I can't guarantee right now. However, if something breaks we'll most likely have spares in the factory. I don't really see how anything on MJOLNIR can break (except possibly electronics and glass if you smash it lol). So you let us know and we'll figure out how to send parts to you :)

Good thing to note: anodizing is a very batch-sensitive process, so any anodized parts from different batches are not very likely to match perfectly. Best to get the panels you want now.

I recently preordered this case, and I was going to use the EK-AIO 120 D-RGB for the CPU cooler. The pump/block is 52mm so I thought I was good to go. According to the first page under "hardware compatibility", it states that there is 53mm of space for a CPU cooler. Unfortunately, I was browsing the Mjolnir Kickstarter page comments and a post mentions that there's only 51mm of space for the cooler, which is disappointing.

I was trying to think of a way to still us the EK cooler and I thought that maybe a way might be to use a shorter motherboard standoff, as typical standoffs are 6.35mm and I see 4mm standoffs are available.

Does this seem like a reasonable idea to everyone, or will I run into problems like the board shorting? Another concern might be the second M.2 slot on the back of the board (current plan is to use the Asus x570-I Strix).
Huge welcome on board! 😁 Yeah get a couple 6-32 4mm standoffs and 1mm washers, that should do the trick. There will be some slight misalignment between the IO shield and the motherboard, but it's going to be within the "squeeze to get it in the right place" margin. Grinding down standard 6-32 1/4 inch standoffs to 5mm will also work.

I'm not super concerned about the M.2 drive, but the back plate for the CPU block is going to matter (i.e. it has to be within 5mm).
 
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Sazexa

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Speaking of thermals, there's currently a lot of possible layouts.

Performance panels all sides, stock front piece, normal PSU layout, normal internal lay out

Then you can change the panels for glass ones. Or change some for dust filtered. Or swap internal lay out, including PSU orientation. Then the Booster Cell, and swapping what way the fans move air. As well as possibly going AIO or not. It's not quite like a normal case where there's really only one layout and just adding more fans will typically provide better cooling. So I don't exactly see them testing every single possible configuration because there's just a lot now.
 
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