I was looking at your case design, and you might be able to put a spring-loaded hdd holder in there too.
Idea 3 get's my vote. I like the milled line in the middle. Expanding on the idea of the recessed I/O, don't you think there would be an easy way to implement a small door that can hide the Front I/O if not in use?
I love this idea
I can't 3d model... but I was hand drawing something incredibly similar the other day.
However my drawings were done in the hopes MDTX became a thing and you could run crossfire/sli on the backside and make enough room for a 240mm rad in the front. lol.
Thx for the feedback!
Man, it's only been in the last couple months that I learned 3d cad. Had to learn for work and got a home copy of the software and lots of time over the holidays to play.
I figured there were others thinking the same thoughts about case design.
I guess dtx is just too close in size to matx, so everyone just stayed with that. Would have been sweet.to do a minimalist design that fits 2 GPUs.
Good thing it is virtual cos paper don't float, that mirror finished SFX PSU looks cool though
I praise the effort you are have put in, but you have a ways to go still
Keep it up and keep improving!
Hey what's the latest on that 3L build you were working on last fall? You still building it?
not sure if cooling is a problem here.
maybe you can try moving PSU to top and add a 12/14 cm fan at the bottom / front
In theory this sounds quite nice, but I'm curious how you're planning to implement this. I don't think you'd need any rubber grommets, just have a recess that all of the cables would fit through on one side of it. That way you wouldn't have to fiddle the cables through any holes.
That front panel looks like it's going to be quite expensive. I'm assuming you're going to have it CNC milled?
Have you considered this layout?
It would be a lot less cost prohibitive. It would still have similar qualities of taking fresh air at all points, however since the riser is not going behind the motherboard, you wouldnt need one with strong EMI shielding. It would also be simpler to build. The case is 7L, but I'm sure if you trim down the space above the motherboard, so that it only accommodates a top down cooler, you can bring it down to 6L easily.
Those holes are giving me some crazy vertigo.
Man, you're right. The combination of resizing and a nice helping of jpeg compression has made a headache generating, eye crossing visual banquet --with a touch of nausea.
Well now I can't delete it, even if it is ugly. You can't destroy art after all.