Liquid Cooling Case Design

Mick64

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This is my dream case. Modelled with SketchUp and rendered with Kerkythea....

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Elledan

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Looks like a pretty awesome concept for a case :)
 

jojo69

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bla bla bla...show me a business plan!

who is stamping the parts, what is that finish

available when

???

;)
 

soychulo

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I would certainly buy one in black if it was available. Just let us know when you plan to bring them to market.
 

Foosa

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Case looks great.

IMO:

You could use a few less fans. That thing(if ever constructed) will be able to fly.

But I like the design. Do you have dimensions of it?


PS: Don't forget to plug in your cables :p
 

Mick64

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You might as well air cool it with that number of fans.

Looks sweet........but noisy!

There might be a lot of fans, but they would be low speed and quiet and better at cooling!

What is stopping you from turning your dream case into reality? 6G's ?

bla bla bla...show me a business plan!

who is stamping the parts, what is that finish

available when

???

;)

Your both right. I haven't got the funds or resources, but there are some interested parties that might make this thing a reality!

Case looks great.

IMO:

You could use a few less fans. That thing(if ever constructed) will be able to fly.

But I like the design. Do you have dimensions of it?


PS: Don't forget to plug in your cables :p

I've designed the case specifically for liquid cooling. It's big, but that's because I wanted it to house a 120.4 rad with eight fans with shrouds in push-pull. This is the best cooling configuration you can get. I personally would not reduce the number of fans!

It's not easy rendering the pipes, let alone all the cables! :D

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King Icewind

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That's really bad ass man. Amazing job on the 3d design, I've just recently began learning 3d designing with 3ds Max.

I gotta say though, I have 4, 120mm fans, a large 240mm and the video card fan in my case, with 6 fans on the outside for my two 360mm rads. For a total of 11 fans. It is very loud. All of your fans are in the inside so it will be a little quieter, but still enough to have to turn the volume up a little more (I do :()

Also I think it would look even better if it had 1/2 OD tubing. :D And well, I really like being to look into my case to see the UV blue liquid, tubing, etc. etc. What about a side panel?

Anyways, sweet job. If this ever goes live i'll look into getting one. ;)
 

Mick64

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That's really bad ass man. Amazing job on the 3d design, I've just recently began learning 3d designing with 3ds Max.

I gotta say though, I have 4, 120mm fans, a large 240mm and the video card fan in my case, with 6 fans on the outside for my two 360mm rads. For a total of 11 fans. It is very loud. All of your fans are in the inside so it will be a little quieter, but still enough to have to turn the volume up a little more (I do :()

Also I think it would look even better if it had 1/2 OD tubing. :D And well, I really like being to look into my case to see the UV blue liquid, tubing, etc. etc. What about a side panel?

Anyways, sweet job. If this ever goes live i'll look into getting one. ;)

I've got 12 fans on my rig on a fan controller and 3 of them are on the outside. Most of the time they only need to run at low speed. I can barely hear them, just a slight whisper. Even when I turn them up because it's a hot day or I'm stress testing, they're still not that loud! :D
 

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Oh wait, I think I see a mainboard in there... hard to spot from this distance ;)
 

Temo Vryce

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First off, that's looks awesome. The final rendering is amazing. Looks like it would be comparable in size to a thermaltake armor. I hope that you can get it built.

Now for my stupid question. From what I can see you have 2 fans sandwiched together in row of 3(6) and a row of 4(8). Or is the back row of fans just a spacer? I'm asking because I don't see the benefit of the back row of fans. If they are just a spacer to remove dead space then it makes more sense. End of stupid question.
 

Mick64

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First off, that's looks awesome. The final rendering is amazing. Looks like it would be comparable in size to a thermaltake armor. I hope that you can get it built.

Now for my stupid question. From what I can see you have 2 fans sandwiched together in row of 3(6) and a row of 4(8). Or is the back row of fans just a spacer? I'm asking because I don't see the benefit of the back row of fans. If they are just a spacer to remove dead space then it makes more sense. End of stupid question.

Thanks for your kind words. :D

I don't think your question is stupid. If you do your research, you'll find that the most efficient cooling configuration for a radiator is push-pull with shrouds such as this: -

FAN (push) - SHROUD - RADIATOR - SHROUD - FAN (Pull)

When I designed my case, I wanted to ensure that I could install this configuration with the added bonus of having unrestricted air flow. In other words, not using the radiator to vent hot air from the case. This is why I've mounted the rads in separate chambers at the top and bottom with clear air flow across the case. I don't think you could get more efficient radiator cooling without having an external rad system......:p
 

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Two things:
1. You have way too much time on your hands to do such a beautiful job on the renders. You could have gone with 1/10th the detail and still got the design across.
2. When and where can I buy one? Seriously, I want to be first on the wait list. If you have solidworks files for this, I'd take those too because MM will fab this with those.
 

Mick64

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Two things:
1. You have way too much time on your hands to do such a beautiful job on the renders. You could have gone with 1/10th the detail and still got the design across.
2. When and where can I buy one? Seriously, I want to be first on the wait list. If you have solidworks files for this, I'd take those too because I can get it fabbed if you've got those.

Not as much as I would like! :D

I use SketchUp for modelling and Kerkythea for rendering, so no Solidworks files I'm afraid. Even if I did use Solidworks, a lot more work would be required to ensure that everything was dimensionally accurate before it could be fabbed.

I personally have not got the funds or resources to get this built myself, but there are some interested parties that are looking at getting a prototype fabricated. If it becomes available, I'll be sure that everyone knows! ;)

Here's a little bit more of my work. This is a render of the motherboard thats in the case.....:cool:

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Yonzie

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Looks fabulous. If you aren't already, you should look at doing 3D modelling professionally.

I have an idea that might be usable.
Replace the quad 120mm rad with a pair of triple 120mm radiators sandwiched together. There should still be plenty of room for fans. At the bottom, there could be an option for drive cages or the same configuration, only with dual rads. This would make the case a fair bit shorter, which might be a good thing since it's incredibly long.
With drives in the bottom of the case, the cooling capacity will still be 85% of the current design.
 

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That chipset/GPU cooling design is awesome. The final red case above looks great.

Great work. The best I have seen for this kind of work. :cool:
 

Moto450fyz

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Fantastic looking case and you do Nice Work, I can only hope it gets built.
I will be first in line for a nice water case like that.
 

Temo Vryce

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Thanks for your kind words. :D

I don't think your question is stupid. If you do your research, you'll find that the most efficient cooling configuration for a radiator is push-pull with shrouds such as this: -

FAN (push) - SHROUD - RADIATOR - SHROUD - FAN (Pull)

When I designed my case, I wanted to ensure that I could install this configuration with the added bonus of having unrestricted air flow. In other words, not using the radiator to vent hot air from the case. This is why I've mounted the rads in separate chambers at the top and bottom with clear air flow across the case. I don't think you could get more efficient radiator cooling without having an external rad system......:p


Ok, I understand know. The second fan layer is just a shroud. It was a little hard for me to tell from the pictures but it looked like you had:

FAN (push) - FAN (push) - RADIATOR - FAN (pull) - FAN (pull)

I understand the reasoning behind the push pull configuration. It was just hard to tell if it was 2 fans with shrouds or 4 fans without shrouds. Thanks for clarifying it though.
 

soulman901

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That's a pretty good design. A good case design would allow for both Water/Air Cooling to maximize sales. Don't forget excellent cable management and you should have a winner :)
 

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Wow, those CAD plans look oddly similar to my computer...

QUIT STALKING ME!!! lol.

http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/wetworx101/MASSIVE PASSIVE/?action=view&current=MP2.jpg

Lian Li case... check
Enermax Rev85+ 1050w... check
Watercool CPU, GPU, and NB waterblock...check (I need to take another pic, but I swapped out the EK block for the Watercool one recently).

Only, I have an X-Fi card and took out my second GTX285 to run in another computer (otherwise, it was watercool'ed as well, but I have yet to actually NEED dual GTX285's). Oh, and I hate case fans, so other than the enermax PSU, Im fanless. The radiator is that tall floor standing thing to the right... totally passive.

On a side note, I would skip having seperate loops (thats what it looks like). The watercool blocks can easily be run off a single DC pump and on a single radiator. They really arent that restrictive. One large radiator would make more sense.
 

Mick64

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Wow, those CAD plans look oddly similar to my computer...

QUIT STALKING ME!!! lol.

http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k278/wetworx101/MASSIVE PASSIVE/?action=view&current=MP2.jpg

Lian Li case... check
Enermax Rev85+ 1050w... check
Watercool CPU, GPU, and NB waterblock...check (I need to take another pic, but I swapped out the EK block for the Watercool one recently).

Only, I have an X-Fi card and took out my second GTX285 to run in another computer (otherwise, it was watercool'ed as well, but I have yet to actually NEED dual GTX285's). Oh, and I hate case fans, so other than the enermax PSU, Im fanless. The radiator is that tall floor standing thing to the right... totally passive.

On a side note, I would skip having seperate loops (thats what it looks like). The watercool blocks can easily be run off a single DC pump and on a single radiator. They really arent that restrictive. One large radiator would make more sense.

:rolleyes: :confused: :p
 
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