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I am in the process of designing a custom case for myself. Probably wont be built anytime in the near future but that wont stop my from drawing it out.

Bit of a bad habit if I must say. Every time I finish one computer I start thinking of a new one.

But back on topic,

My new design possibly has a motherboard upside down. My question is the weight of the video card and other components mounted to it going to be a possible issue?

I cant see it being much of one since the card will also be mounted at the side too but I wanted to ask?

Thanks in advance.

Also besides weight any other issues of an upside down motherboard I might not be thinking of? I know heat would potentially be one but I have that taken care of. Also it will be water cooled so no massive 212 Evo hanging off it.
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Well considering you should mount it on a tray with standoff screws even if it is upside down...the tray and standoffs should provide sufficient support.
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I am in the process of designing a custom case for myself. Probably wont be built anytime in the near future but that wont stop my from drawing it out.

Bit of a bad habit if I must say. Every time I finish one computer I start thinking of a new one.

But back on topic,

My new design possibly has a motherboard upside down. My question is the weight of the video card and other components mounted to it going to be a possible issue?

I cant see it being much of one since the card will also be mounted at the side too but I wanted to ask?

Thanks in advance.

Also besides weight any other issues of an upside down motherboard I might not be thinking of? I know heat would potentially be one but I have that taken care of. Also it will be water cooled so no massive 212 Evo hanging off it.

Heat rises, but with good air flow I wouldn't see heat as a huge factor. As for video cards or expansion cards in general, if you get some type of mounting bracket or make a mounting bracket you won't have to worry about the actual component weight. Depending on the design, once you install install and secure the components, they shouldn't really move all that much.
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Originally Posted by Terrere View Post

Heat rises, but with good air flow I wouldn't see heat as a huge factor. As for video cards or expansion cards in general, if you get some type of mounting bracket or make a mounting bracket you won't have to worry about the actual component weight. Depending on the design, once you install install and secure the components, they shouldn't really move all that much.

Heres a photo of my current idea.



Ended up flipping it back over so the whole upside down motherboard isn't even an issue as of now. I don't think heat will be much of an issue either smile.gif

Goal for this case is a lot of radiators in a small package.

Its still a work in progress though. I flip things around just about every time I think of something new it seems so it might end up back upside down before I finish the design.
Edited by Wicked x Josh - 3/21/13 at 9:45am
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Originally Posted by Wicked x Josh View Post

Heres a photo of my current idea.


Ended up flipping it back over so the whole upside down motherboard isn't even an issue as of now. I don't think heat will be much of an issue either smile.gif

Goal for this case is a lot of radiators in a small package.

Its still a work in progress though. I flip things around just about every time I think of something new it seems so it might end up back upside down before I finish the design.

Airflow definitely wouldn't be an issue.
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^^ Like they said...Plus that is an awesome design! thumb.gif
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^^ Like they said...Plus that is an awesome design! thumb.gif

Thanks. My plan is to build it this summer. Access to a full metal, wood, and plastic shop plus a lot of free time will be great for this.

Dont think I will be able to afford the components to go in it but at least I will have the case.

My goal was to stick with the same basic shape as my Silverstone FT03 but have better watercooling capabilities. This is only like 6" taller than an FT03.
Edited by Wicked x Josh - 3/21/13 at 10:36am
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Well, the case is definitely the best place to start...
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