laptop drives to save space , 10 inch card max . low profile heatsink or watercooled
Just out of curiousity, how small would you two want it to be? Just big enough for, say, a 10" GPU and a couple 2.5" drives? Would you need it to have a 3.5" HDD? What about CPU cooling, would something really low profile, like, say, the Kozuti or that new Noctua (i.e., ~40mm tall max) be enough?
Those comparison shots are interesting, it looks very slim. Somehow i imagined it to be bulkier. Good luck with this. Personally i would like Silverstone to pick up this case, as they already have the best sfx PSU on the market, atm, and they could sell it with this case.
Any idea on how much these would cost? I imagine a low run custom build from Lian Li won't exactly be cheap.
And a limited edition carbon fiber one for ~$500-600.
I was just wondering if it'd be too much to add space for one more pcie slot so the more mod inclined might attempt shoehorning a full matx board in there? Granted, it becomes more of a SG09 but not as thick but I think it'd be a good option to consider since it opens up a lot more potential motherboards to fit inside and maybe sli/xfire
Carbon fiber is really a completely different animal. It'd have to be completely redesigned from the ground up for it. And, really, there'd be little point in it and little market for it, considering the cost. If you want the look, there's always DI-NOC.
CF flat side panels would actually be quite easy. But any carbon fiber structural members or brackets are going to be very labor intensive and very cost ineffective.... but really bad ass. Necere is correct. A full carbon fiber makeup would require a different approach entirely.True. In reality, the process wouldn't be too difficult after you have the original version. Even if it still kept the aluminum chassis and just had CF panels and stuff.
Anyway, keep up the good work!
If it can fit a slim 120 dual rad with full thickness fans I'll be happy, even better if you have room for another slim 120 just for extra cooling capacity, even if its fanless.
: The GPU is not that wide as the rad is. Could you maybe do some topview just of GPU and rad?
But from what I've seen, if you mount a rad on the bottom you cant mount a 3.5" drive.
Have you thought of the possibility of providing mounting options for a top mounted dual rad? With a modular shroud, maybe? Could be aftermarket too, reducing the cost for those not interested in adding it.
There's not much to see. The GPU sits nearly dead center and the rad extends about 10mm past each side.
Right. It's quite a small case - less than half the volume of the prodigy (without the handles) - and already pretty packed, so you have to expect to give something up if you want to fit more in.
A modular radbox is definitely a cool idea:
It would be awesome to offer it as an option, but it's not going to be as part of the initial order. If there's enough interest, maybe we can do it down the line.
I wasn't too happy with how big my prodigy build is.
Not to be a downer, but the 3rd slot is pushing my taste for an ITX case.
With the addition of the 3rd slot, would graphic cards like the ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II fit?