I hope you don't mind me bringing this thread back up, but I thought I'd share with you a design idea I have.
It is a very basic sketch, but I hope it is not too difficult to read.
The case is made of three distinct compartments;
- A motherboard compartment (airflow: from bottom to top)
- A compartment behind the motherboard to manage cables/tubing, keep drives and PSUs (airflow: from front to back)
- A lower compartment which will house the radiators (airflow: in from the sides, in from front and out of back/ in from one side out of the other side)
Each compartment has its own airflow system, so that heated air is not recycled between components.
The intake vent bellow the fans in the MB compartment would bring in cool air from outside the case, instead of recycling air from the lower compartment. The motherboard, as you may have noticed is turned 90 degrees, which will aid the flow of air up and out of the case. This in itself would make this an excellent air cooling case - especially with the principle of heat rising.
The lower compartment can be an add-on for people who want to liquid cool their case. Allow enough length for a 140.4 radiator and possibly add vents in the front and back which could further improve airflow but this would have to be tested. These lower compartments can possibly be stacked for extreme cooling?
You can even have the option of putting radiators at the bottom, front of the MB compartment and front, top, back (depending on where you put the PSU) in the compartment behind the motherboard just for that added flexibility.
Again, it was just a quick mockup done on paint. Let me know what you think.Edited by GSHARP - Yesterday at 7:11 am