For Sale: Prototype mini-ITX and micro-ATX case frames.
The mini-ITX frame includes a Danger Den 3-slot IO bracket, for $65, plus whatever the shipping charge is from Washington State.
The frame measures 13-3/8 x 10 x 8-1/2-inches (D x W x H). A 120mm fan will fit at the back of...
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I only realized after cutting the left side panel that the two fan hole cutouts were - um, ugly. So, I remounted that sheet to the inside of the case and cut another solid sheet, thus creating a bottom fed air duct to keep the GPU nice and cool.
Nuts can be inserted into the extrusion via small milled-out areas. By "capturing" a nut between two others (4mm long set screws are used to retain the two outer nuts), you have the ability to fasten to a fixed location and without having to drill and tap a thread e.g. a side panel.
I started to build a prototype of the vertical mini-ITX/mini-DTX case this week.
Some of the details of the case are:
Dimension: 435 x 235 x 300mm (height x width x depth)
Motherboard support: mini-ITX/mini-DTX (90-degree rotated)
CPU cooler height: 150mm
GPU support: maximum length of 325mm...
Here's a case designed specifically for an AIR cooled DTX/mini-ITX rig. Long 3 slot GPU. 165mm max CPU cooler height. Shown with an ATX PSU, dual 140mm intake, 140mm exhaust, and dual 120mm bottom intake. The placement of the motherboard can be adjusted vertically. This design allows for easy...
I've been thinking a lot about a more re-configurable case frame. One that can be used for ATX, reverse-ATX, vertical GPU, and horizontal case orientation(s), adjustable motherboard and PSU placement (all of these possibilities in one offering).
Here's a flyby around the model...
I currently make an open air frame for the Octominer:
I think investing any $ into designing and building cases for mining rigs is long gone. :(
I do not have a Patreon account. Why would I? :confused:
Yeah, I can probably supply you with everything you need. What size extrusion is your frame made out of? I don't understand what you mean by "moutherboard mount pieces".
Please send me a private message with more details, along with some pics would be great!
I fabricate cases exclusively using aluminum extrusion and sheeting, which cut like butter using standard/normal carbide tipped woodworking saw blades and router bits. I cut the AL sheets on a table saw and "drill" fan holes using a handheld router (although, recently upgraded to a CNC).
This was going to be the first frame.
Standard or reverse ATX motherboard orientation. Thirty-five millimeters of space behind the motherboard for 3 HDs or 4 SSDs (via rubber grommets). Optional PSU and motherboard backplates (not shown).
Dimensions: 19-1/4 x 14-1/4 x 9-7/8 inches.
Figure $.0078/mm for the extrusion, plus $45 for the set of back and PSU plates. There's a bit of redundant beams in this model, but as-is, it would cost ~$60. That price includes machining and fasteners.
In order to bolt together the door frames (via M6 button head bolts threaded into the ends of the horizontal parts) , I had to drill an access hole for the hex wrench.
The holes are closed with nice shiney plugs.
The doors are attached to the frame with beefy anodized aluminum hinges...