A lot of times I see and read people compare cases from other manufacturers to cases from Case Labs. That is like comparing a pimped out Civic to a Ferrari optimized for dominating on the track. So let’s not compare an all-aluminum case to a product made with a mish mash of different materials. The Magnum SMA8 brings a perfect balance of form and functionality to the enthusiast grade case market. It has all the right support and comes with all the right options to allow you to create a build, the way you like.
The Case Labs experience begins from the moment you start building your case on their website. The SMA 8 allows the user to pick from a handful of options. From front panel configuration, to how much radiator support you want, the SMA8 allows for a lot of options.
At 25.75” or 654mm tall, the case is pretty close to the 900D, or the Phanteks Enthoo Primo. The SMA 8 offers support for installing a 560MM rad in the bottom whereas the other two cases do not. With no magnetic latches or plastic tabs that break after a few days, the SMA8 stands tall as a testament to what true build quality is all about.
With a starting price tag of $519.95, some might find it a bit pricey. The minute you open the box, however, and see the case you realize that it’s worth every penny. The Magnum SMA 8 only ships flat packed to save you some on the shipping cost, so make sure that you have a screw driver handy. It took me around an hour to put the case together myself. Anyways, we got a lot to cover on this case, so let’s not waste time on talking about Case Labs, let’s just get to the business.
More information on the Magnum SMA 8 and available options can be found here: http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-sma8/
Height – 25.75″ X Width – 11.25″ X Depth – 26.56″
Height – 654mm X Width – 286mm X Depth – 675mm
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