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I'm extremely surprised no one has mentioned the HAF XB yet.
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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

You aren't going to find an HTPC or desktop orientation case that will have those features. By the time you add in radiator space (or are those going to be purely external) and any decent amount of fans... you've already gotten too large for anything that would be commercially available (at least in a design that fits on your desk). You could custom build one - I've seen a few on here that were scratch builds that basically had the system spread across the entire top of the desk. Or if you want something that's close - you could look at rackmount server cases - and mod as necessary for the cooling side. A decent 4U-5U case would give you the bays, and they are definitely some of the only horizontal cases that can handle an XL-ATX or larger board. (I still think putting a 10-slot case on your desktop is ludicrous, but that's just me).

Even in rackmount server cases - a 10-slot case is a rarity.. at least unless you're talking about passive backplane cases - in which case a 20-slot is available from numerous vendors. I personally think you're much better off either putting a little less hardware in a 'normal' case (CaseLabs new S3 will give you horizontal placement of an ITX board with watercooling, drives, etc... with no issues) and it would fit on a desktop easily (though not under a monitor). With the HTPC cases - I have one of these: LianLi PC-C60 and it's great for a relatively silent air-cooled build... but it certainly isn't going to watercool anything (well not without losing almost all of the hard drive space at least).


So i'm going to build one, I was halfway in the middle of a paint sketchup when i realised "WTH AM I DOING, IVE GOT A TABLET" and i've dusted it off and i've started it, And as for me? i'll probably have it on it's own little desk and once you've gone quadfire you don't go back, That's like going back to a single core tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

I'm extremely surprised no one has mentioned the HAF XB yet.

wai u not awn steam
Edited by Rayleyne - 3/30/13 at 2:56am
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post #24 of 43
there are plenty of silverstone cases like that.
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http://imgur.com/t2mAgCk

Is a basic top down view i did quickly in paint on my windows 8 tablet, Excuse my poor hand writing, But that's basicly just an idea, 360mm on the left, 240 down the bottom 120 on the side, 6 Mechanical drives elevated in the middle (In the crossflow) Psu at the back, and two 5.25inch bays at the front.
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Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

So i'm going to build one, I was halfway in the middle of a paint sketchup when i realised "WTH AM I DOING, IVE GOT A TABLET" and i've dusted it off and i've started it, And as for me? i'll probably have it on it's own little desk and once you've gone quadfire you don't go back, That's like going back to a single core tongue.gif

Nice.. the make your own desk + your own case all in one thing is gonna be a huge mod.
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http://imgur.com/xsO2V6D
front again not to scale
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post #28 of 43
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And last but not least the top floor down view, Again these are not to scale, And not to be anything else but a general idea, What is everyones thoughts?


http://imgur.com/787S7MJ

I was thinking of Building most of it out of aluminium with struts on the corners(Having the case mostly modular) And then having a plexi top.
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I LIKE.. go for it.. and give a build log smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

I LIKE.. go for it.. and give a build log smile.gif

Outside of my hand made tablet i've never built anything on this scale despite having the tools to do so (CnC machine, Various work benches in a shed full of tools) Not entirely sure how to make it modular without it falling apart.
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