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  1. jpsulisz

    Engineering School Project: <5.5L Gaming Case W/ Full Sized ATX

    Update 2: 11/30/2016 Finished a prototype of the base plate, pictures are attached at the bottom. I am pleased to say that the acrylic, although burned, almost was perfect the first attempt! The only issue is that the holes for the screws are a tad big, which means I can't tap the 6-32 size for...
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    Engineering School Project: <5.5L Gaming Case W/ Full Sized ATX

    Yes, I would agree with you on that it will be bigger than 5 litres. The cardboard "prototype" was much more for testing thermals than a mock up of what the actual case is to look like, it was two Chex Mix Muddy Buddies boxes stacked up to give the dimensions about: ~7.5 inches x ~9 inches x ~8...
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    Engineering School Project: <5.5L Gaming Case W/ Full Sized ATX

    I was thinking hard about that, an SFX PSU would be better in more scenarios. I already however own the power supply I want to use; money may not be an issue for me at the moment, but I'm not looking to spend more money for a schooling engineering project. The idea of this project for my...
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    Engineering School Project: <5.5L Gaming Case W/ Full Sized ATX

    The motherboard I have will allow me to place a 15 mm fan to it's right, allowing an exhaust of heat on the fan. Since my new hard drive is not here yet, I believe the actual gap between the top of the Noctua and the cooler is 10mm, also since the H81i has the CPU located near the back of the...
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    Engineering School Project: <5.5L Gaming Case W/ Full Sized ATX

    Hey guys, sorry about no updates, working that Thanksgiving and Black Friday :D. The data drive on my computer, a 1 tb Seagate, died yesterday and fortunately I've made a backup of my work files on this case! All my Autodesk programs were unfortunately installed on the drive so that will take a...
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    Engineering School Project: <5.5L Gaming Case W/ Full Sized ATX

    Update: I was scared that if a i3 overheated in my ghetto setup, an i7 would fail as well. Turns out that the stock Intel cooler I used had some pretty bad thermal paste, taking it off was like a hard cream with nothing left behind. Turns out that with the board exposed to the air with no fans...
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    Engineering School Project: <5.5L Gaming Case W/ Full Sized ATX

    My plan was to use a Noctua NH-9Li and have a fan on the right hand side serve as a intake, very similar to the LZ7 case, the goal with this design was to have the power supply basically on top of the IO shield.
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    Engineering School Project: <5.5L Gaming Case W/ Full Sized ATX

    Hello [H]ardForum, I'm a senior in High school and as a first semester final in my engineering class, I will be designing a small form factor case for me to take overseas for my years in university. The goal of this project, for me, is to create a mix between the CoolerMaster Elite 110 and the...
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    Replacement needed for a dead Sapphire 7970HD

    If possible, I'd stick it out for black friday / cyber monday deals. Last year I saw the GTX 950 for like $20 off. $20 isn't much, but a 1050 (Ti) for $20 puts it at a better deal. I'd recommend a Microcenter if you live near one, the place near me has tons of cards on sale along with open...
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    Best Mechanical Keyboard, Money No Object?

    +1 more on the Corsair K70 RGB LUX, owned it since August and love it to death. The extra USB helps when I need one. Love the design and how many key switches are available. Cons: Corsair software profiles when switching versions of their Utility Engine. The RGB's get a bad rap for being...
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    1440p at 60Hz or 1080p at 100Hz+ ?

    I'd recommend the refresh rate over the resolution. Since I'm hard of seeing, the refresh rate is much more enjoyable than squinting. :D
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