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Netzon: Netcase, a console style aluminum case

Discussion in 'Worklogs' started by Netzon, May 27, 2017.

  1. Netzon

    Netzon n00bie

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    Hi everyone,
    I wanted to share my ideas for a console style SFF aluminum case.

    Background
    My company designs and makes datacenter solutions for cold data storage, with a sheet metal workshop inhouse. After discovering the SFF community on Reddit, I pitched the idea to some friends (who are all gamers and LAN party enthusiasts), who had never heard of SFF before and were intrigued. I decided I wanted to make a small batch of cases for my friends to test the waters.

    Preliminary Specs:
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 351x70x310, 7.6l
    • CPU cooler clearance: 47mm
    • GPU: Up to 305mm in length
    • PSU: SFX
    • Drives: 2x 2.5"
    • Material: 1.58mm aluminum
    [​IMG]

    Extra vents added to the GPU and CPU side to improve airflow. Vents are also increased in density now.

    [​IMG]

    I've looked around a bit regarding the front IO, and it seems like I was a bit optimistic when it came to USB+Heaphone+Mic.

    [​IMG]

    The GPU sidepanel has some vent holes added to it as well. I'm not entirely certain on the placement of the company logo yet, so that may change.

    Changes 5/31/2017:
    • Further reduce the size. 8.1l is still pretty big, and ideally, we can get it in the 7.0-7.5l range. Reduced from 8.1l to 7.6l.
    • Add additional vent holes to the side and front of the GPU bracket to allow for better airflow. Additional vent holes added and density increased.

    Upcoming:
    • Design a stand for the case.
    • We will manufacture our own shielded riser and test it against some commercially available ones.
    • Manufacture a prototype.
     
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  2. Netzon

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    Placeholder for the future
     
  3. Netzon

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    Changes from 5/31/2017:
    • Size reduced to 8.1l to 7.6l by reducing the depth by 20mm.
    • Additional vent holes have been added to the GPU and CPU panels.
     
  4. luisxd

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    Seems pretty simple... i like that, good luck :D
     
  5. Kerbalnaught

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    Am I missing something obvious? I can't see the radiator for that Corsair Waterblock...
     
  6. Netzon

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    That's just a placeholder for the drawing! The finished case will support aircoolers up to 47mm, though I am considering cutting out the third drivebay to allow for a 92mm/120mm AIO. Using an AIO would limit you to a shorter GPU though.