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Hey guys-
I was thinnking about cases and what could be better and I thought I would design my own. Here's what I came up with. This would be a small mid tower. Measurements are just educated guesses, but I would leave at least 3/4" behing the mobo tray for cables, leaving approx 7 1/2 " for cpu cooler room.

With keeping tre case small, but still allowing for full size psu and eatx mainboards, I decided to allow for only one 5.25" optical drive, but room for 6 hdds or 12 ssd.

Three 120mm fans in the front (with removable dust filters on front and bottom) would provide the cold intake air, with exhausts in mid-back and on the upper part of the side window. Perforateed venting along the whole bottom, and upper back portion of the case, for extra ventilation.

The lower hdd cage would be completely removable in case someone wanted to watercool. I left extra room below the bottom of the front fans for rad barbs (I realise there would need to be a bit of room between the top fan and the optical drive too). You could then put the pump in the space in front of the psu. You could also put a 120mm/140mm rad on the back exhaust.

Anyways, I just wanted to know what you guys think of the concept. Please feel free to post suggestions/criticisms. Thanks for looking!


Edited by bob808 - 10/5/11 at 12:03pm
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post #2 of 18
I would flip it like the RV02 is, it allows the air to rise and leave.
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I was thinking about having it compartmentalized, having a 'floor' below the ODD and below the motherboard tray, so I was think the two exhaust fans in the door would do a pretty good job of removing heat from the main chamber.

That would be a completely different design, and I dont think I could improve much on the RV02 or the FT02.
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post #4 of 18
Maybe think of something to go over the back of the video cards to help pull the hot air out of them. So it would be an extra bit on the back but it could be a very good idea for reference cards(External exhaust).


Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/5/11 at 12:49pm
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post #5 of 18
I would keep it how you have it, but make the side panel fans intake cool air directly on the gpus. Keep the 140 behind the cpu, and make sure the top of the case is well vented and use positive pressure to exhaust.
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post #6 of 18
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Thanks for the suggestions andrew, but how would you plug in the monitor cable with a design like that?
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Originally Posted by bob808 View Post
Thanks for the suggestions andrew, but how would you plug in the monitor cable with a design like that?
Just like on the RV, where all the cables get routed to the bottom, so the back of the machine will look as slick as the front! Maybe have the part over the graphics card like a hinged door or something.
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post #8 of 18
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I would keep it how you have it, but make the side panel fans intake cool air directly on the gpus. Keep the 140 behind the cpu, and make sure the top of the case is well vented and use positive pressure to exhaust.
Yeah, I was thinking that you could switch the side panel fans to intake along with the rear, and maybe the top two front fans to exhaust. The only bad thing with this design is that the cpu would be breathing som eof the heated psu air. Something like this-



or maybe just switch the side door fans to intake and the top front to exhaust like this..


Edited by bob808 - 10/5/11 at 1:08pm
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post #9 of 18
That's an X900 with the mobo flipped around.

http://www.lian-li.com/v2/en/product...s_index=62&g=f

Also, I should say, looks like you improved on it slightly. Would buy.
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post #10 of 18
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Thanks. Yeah, thats similar for sure. My design would be more compact and better airflow I think.
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