We will test if making a opening on the bottom of the glass panel makes a huge improvement in ventilation (and temperature)
As special-shaped glass will increase the complexity in manufacture and cost...
In fact, the side panel is swappable. We plan to lauch meshed side panel as well.
I know this has been a while, but we have come a long way and finally came up with our 3rd prototype (nothing major will change afterwards, except for the footstand, we are still working on that)
We are now going to test the thermals under different conditions (enthusiastic gamer/...
I guarantee you that, as long as the radiator is not too "thick", it shouldn't be an issue
The cool air would influx from the bottom of the case.
However, the efficiency of dual 120 mm AIOs may be limited when extra long VGA cards are installed...
It's true that if we further limit the max height of CPU cooler and heat sink, we can squeeze another 20mm out.
But, we are a little concerned about the case's cooling capacity. Since there's no hole on the side of the case.
(in our design, it's a piece of reinforced glass, and...
In the past, there's always been all-metal cases or all-wood custom cases.
But that may change.
In fact, there's an inside debate of whether we should use wood (or bamboo) on the case, for decoration.
It will certainly add some texture and uniqueness to the case, at the cost of...
Thanks for the reply!
True, but this case is also intended to be an HTPC, we are working on a never-seen-before design, which will hopefully make the case blend seamlessly into your living room
And, if you really don't want an ODD, there is an option without one. You can put an extra hard...
There isn't enough space for another 140 mm radiator in this design......
In fact, the dual 120 mm fan at the bottom of the case is intended to create a "stack effect" (blow hot air out from top of the case)
That shouldn't be a problem the switch will probably be inside the case
As for the side panel's opening mechanism, our current design uses hand tighten screws (the 4 black screws on the corners of the panel).
Since it's hard to apply pop on/off structure on glass side panels
There's a 1.5cm gap between the panel and the VGA card.
Also, with two 120mm fans at the bottom of the case, we assume it should be enough even for endgame graphic cards.
We will soon be doing some tests on our first prototype, if the temperature of the GPU does go beyond the ideal range...
Hey, guys, I am here to share my PC case project called Xolid 13.
[Update] Our third prototype is finally here
Empty chassis (front) and assembled
Front panel, lower end
One configuration with ITX motherboard, 240mm radiator, full sized VGA card, and SFX power supply...
From what I found, the Dimention of Flex ATX PSUs is 81.5 mm (W) x 40.5 mm (H) x 150 mm (D) (May have variation in depth)
Here's the link from Silverstone's website http://www.silverstonetek.com/techtalk_cont.php?area=area=tw&tid=10055area=en&tid=10055
Exactly what I thought, I have no clue why they stick to ATX PSU support, especially when SFX-L PSUs are so easily obtainable now
People who are after mITX are ready to make some sacrifices for space and elegance, IMHO