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After working on a few SFF cases for some people I fell in love. I have a giant test bench and a Switch 810 with a pedestal under neath it and all I can think of is smaller is cooler.

I recently started laser cutting acrylic and decided I wanted to make a case out of it, so I married the idea of SFF and acrylic and decided to make me a new work computer.


I had a case all designed out and stuff with angle brackets and screws and then it hit me...man why cant it just snap together. So I began testing snap designs and finally came up with a winner.

Here is a 1/4 scale basic model of what the case will look like. The snaps are full sized in the picture so when the case is full size they wont be so predominate.


*Some components that will be in the build are pictured


Sides will snap on too, with the near side having a window in it.

Color scheme will be white acrylic and orange fans.

The mobo plate splits it, the PSU and SSDs will go on the narrow far side. It will allow for better cable management as there will be cable slots in the mobo plate.

I was going to go full watercooling with it but then the new NZXT Krakens were announced and I thought man this is what all in one coolers are made for. So the case will be using the Kraken X60 on the cpu and the Kraken X40 on the gpu.

Thats all for now, gotta get back to doing other people's work. Updates will be coming soon.




Edited by Dwood - 11/20/12 at 11:49am
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post #2 of 103
I shall be watching this one closely smile.gif
post #3 of 103
Haha, appropriate name. wink.gif Cant wait to see this!
 
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What a great idea! thumb.gif
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Interested to see how big this turns out. I want to be surprised. tongue.gif
     
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What a cool idea biggrin.gif
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In because the name made me laugh, this could be really good.
 
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Im going to have to apologize to some customers, once I got started I couldnt stop










Dont have enough acrylic to make the back panel yet, bout to make the front side panel now.
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Love it.

What are you using to do the cuts?
 
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Love it.
What are you using to do the cuts?

Thanks! A laser

Window time





Oh it is 13 long by 9 wide by 12 1/2 tall
Edited by Dwood - 11/20/12 at 11:51am
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