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Ok still working out Ideas for my computer case I am going to build out of full acrylic. Here is a some pics of some Ideas I have had, and would like to have your input on them.

Here is my idea for a door and hinge system, remember everything will be acrylic on the case if I can get away with it.



Any idea for some bling on the front, size will be decide by how big the case becomes. and the 2 things on the sides will be either a water fall style thing or full of some water with bubblers in the bottom to make bubbles.



And finally, I was thinking about putting the rads (since I am water cooling) in the bottom of the case and making mostly acrylic vent system and having it tied into the bottom of the case that hooks to a in room portable AC, pumping in about 68f air, then having fans at the top of the case to let air out. I live in a old house and its always dusty and have 3 pets that are always sheading is a nightmare on rads. But if I did that would the I have to contend with condation, with me making the air inside the case around the MB the same as whats being blown up through the bottom.





this are very rough ideas.

And with having AC air blowing in would I only need 1 rad per loop? 1 CPU and 1 GPU?
    
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guys , i got an idea for a build , i got some questions that maybe the scratch gods can help me

are 480 Monsta x2 and 360 Monsta x2 inside a case enough ?

is there a situation where you could need all that space ?

are 2 480 Monsta more than enough for a complete watercooled PC , chipset , ram , cpu , quad SLI/xfire ?

what does people prefer the most ? a bigger case with no compromise in what it can be done , or a more refined case with well thought placement and some compromises to make the case not a huge monstrosity
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@ Darshadow74 if your AC is refrigerated it should be blowing out slightly cooler then 68f (20 Celsius) air. Air off the coil should be about 4-10 Celsius (39.2 °F-50 °F ) Then maybe plus 5-10 Celsius if it is ducted.

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@ Darshadow74 if your AC is refrigerated it should be blowing out slightly cooler then 68f (20 Celsius) air. Air off the coil should be about 4-10 Celsius (39.2 °F-50 °F ) Then maybe plus 5-10 Celsius if it is ducted.

If it is an evaporated cooler, swampie, DO NOT USE IT!!!

Something like this, might be exact, but I just did a dirty quick look at Walmart for the type. Here. see what you think?
    
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It will deliver air at about 4-10 Clesius. Your biggest problem will be when it cycles off (stops cooling). Because any air being blown in, will create condensation on the surfaces which are below the dew point.
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It will deliver air at about 4-10 Clesius. Your biggest problem will be when it cycles off (stops cooling). Because any air being blown in, will create condensation on the surfaces which are below the dew point.


Didnt think of that way exactly. My main think is I am trying to think of a way to filter the air that way its not as dusty and dirty and lead to blocking of the rads and so that it doesnt dirty the case up, with it being full clear acrylic. I know I cant make it 100% clean air. But, has to be an easy way to make it so that i can remove the rads, or have away to easily remove the fans so i can clean the rads off every so often. And also filter the are after it leaves the rad so that its not throwing dirty air into case.

Was thinking maybe mount the rads almost permit in the case and set the fans on a door like system where I could open it and it would leave the rads exposed so i could clean them off. and maybe some kind of filter after the rads, with like a 88 cfm and the back having a 110 cfm to push through the filter. I dont know, ideas come to me in a wirlwind. so most are out there. Like the guy at google said, "everyone has a good idea or 2, but you have to get through the 98 bad ones first." So true for me.
    
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guys , i got an idea for a build , i got some questions that maybe the scratch gods can help me

are 480 Monsta x2 and 360 Monsta x2 inside a case enough ?

is there a situation where you could need all that space ?

are 2 480 Monsta more than enough for a complete watercooled PC , chipset , ram , cpu , quad SLI/xfire ?

what does people prefer the most ? a bigger case with no compromise in what it can be done , or a more refined case with well thought placement and some compromises to make the case not a huge monstrosity

I would say you should be more than good with the 2x 480's and 2x 360's. As for size of the case, you can make them look good either way. You have to figure out where you are going to put the case first, then build out to your dimensions. In my opinion, I prefer to build mine to the equipment I am using. With good planing you can make everything fit how you want it, and not have to compromise on anything.
    
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@ Darkshadow74 That is funny to hear about the ideas coming to you in a whirlwind manner. I tend to wake up at about 2am having ideas flowing through my head. Then come 5:30am when I am getting up for work I have forgotten everything.

Other wise I am running, and about 20min or so into it I start problem solving, then when I have finished, about 90+min later, I have been side tracked by 101 things and thoughts. With no recollection of any useful thoughts. redface.gif
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Oh I think I'm home! redface.gif

Here are some projects I have done in the past.

This was my first mobile LAN gamer. I cut apart an old case and patched together the pieces with aluminum angle iron and screws to make this one. Try to imagine it with matching trim on the lid rolleyes.gif

It looked a lot better when I had the top trim. Not sure where I left it...



This was my second mobile LAN gamer. Cut apart a suitcase for this one. Also cut a motherboard tray from an old tower and mounted it inside.

I wish I had a picture of the top lit up. Nice red LED's. I was the envy of my friends after building this little beauty.
Cooling in this case was simple. The top fan blew air into the case directly over the CPU and the power supply exhausted it.

The case was the perfect height. By setting a couple of half cut hose pieces on the top of my video and sound cards, the top of the case held them in place perfectly.

This is one I built at work. Easy access to anything we need and all out of the way.

This is "The Stick." Cause it's a computer on a stick. I found an old cabinet shelf laying around down stairs at work, drilled some holes for stand-offs and mounted this board to our test bench. Works great for hooking up drives on the fly for testing and or data transfer.


Finally the Pièce de résistance. The Water Ninja. After the birth of highspeed internet, who needed to leave the house? I wanted a silent hidden and fast HTPC, capable of playing all of my favorite games.









I think next, when I get enough chedar to make stick to a color scheme and bling out my water cooling system, I want to mount one on the wall, like a piece of art, or maybe on a stand like some wierd contraption. A little inspiration for that was taken from this: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/LianLi/PC-T1R/images/lianli8.jpg

Hope you enjoyed!
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