Prototype SFFtime presents: MNLT - elegant vertical air tunnel case with excellent air cooling support and no riser

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ok this was painful, blades really wore me out and they are still not really correct:



Very nice...now make a reverse flow version. 😉
 
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jauris

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No complaints about the manual from me, it’s well laid out and more thorough than many I’ve seen.

I did notice that it shows two case fans are included, will there be an option to buy the case without them?
 
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No complaints about the manual from me, it’s well laid out and more thorough than many I’ve seen.

I did notice that it shows two case fans are included, will there be an option to buy the case without them?

Thanks!

I only planned to sell one version, including fans
 

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Only criticism I have is that 13 screws to access the case is really excessive.


I agree, however that is the price to pay for having extremely clean front, left, right and top side. Internal chassis and top fan bracket are only held to the shell on the back side, and that is the only viable location for the screws to go, and you need more since only one side is attached.
I will think about the options for reducing the number, but for now this is the best I could do.
But once you take those screws out and slide out the chassis, it is very open and easy to work with, almost like an open bench.
 

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Any updates on ETA? Debating waiting for this or running a sliger s620 or similar with a vertical stand, though I'm not really in a rush
 

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Any updates on ETA? Debating waiting for this or running a sliger s620 or similar with a vertical stand, though I'm not really in a rush
Hi, definitely launching this week, I will push a newsletter and updated web page soon. I have been quiet because I am very busy with everything, basically working on 4 fronts but don't worry, it is coming :)
 
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Yeah pretty sure 32mm will fit since it accepts 30mm but waiting for confirmation. I was also considering 180mm instead of 200mm up top.

It's unfortunate that not a single 3090 Ti model I can find will fit in here due to most being well beyond 62mm in thickness. I think many ITX cases will end up growing or rethinking design in the coming years since cards are getting bigger and growing in TDP.
 
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Thanks! I wanted to double check, I know it fits 200mm fans, but is there a specific thickness they need to be under? I'm looking at this 180mm fan from silverstone (Amazon product), which says it is 32mm thick. Is that still within acceptable limits?

I think 32 should be in tolerance

Yeah pretty sure 32mm will fit since it accepts 30mm but waiting for confirmation. I was also considering 180mm instead of 200mm up top.

It's unfortunate that not a single 3090 Ti model I can find will fit in here due to most being well beyond 62mm in thickness. I think many ITX cases will end up growing or rethinking design in the coming years since cards are getting bigger and growing in TDP.

There is one, holy grail of """"small"""" 3090ti's, gainward model, short enough for 20mm fan and exactly 3slots:

 
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