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Subbed, love your builds and aesthetic and looking into a custom Matx myself thumb.gif

Great to have you along! thumb.gif

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Cant wait to see the progress, take your time wink.gif

Enjoy today's tidbit then!



Teaser teaser biggrin.gif I know it looks nearly identical to the 'Splash right now, I still have a lot of work to do. This is about 2 hours of work so far. I'm learning as I go. A lot is similar to any 3D design software but some stuff is different like the ability to add bends and what not.

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It's always tedious learning a new 3D modeling program. I've been using SketchUp for years so it was annoying at first switching to something else because I'd constantly run into things I knew how to do in SU that I couldn't figure out in the new program.

But after you get the hang of it, it's so worth it. A proper CAD program is so much better suited to stuff like this.
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It's always tedious learning a new 3D modeling program. I've been using SketchUp for years so it was annoying at first switching to something else because I'd constantly run into things I knew how to do in SU that I couldn't figure out in the new program.

But after you get the hang of it, it's so worth it. A proper CAD program is so much better suited to stuff like this.

Agreed! I used Rhino 4.0 in high school and was very proficient at it but haven't used it in 4 years so I remember very little. I would use that except SolidWorks sheet metal feature is so handy.



Okay guys, I need some opinions on radiator compatibility. I'm thinking I will limit the max size for radiators and fans to be 70MM total. This allows for a push or pull on an up to 45MM thick radiator with the standard 25MM thick fans. Because of the way the two 240MM radiators will be placed. If I want to allow very thick radiators, then the overall size of the case increases dramatically.

What do you guys think?

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Sounds good! Definitely prefer the smallest form factor possible, and 45mm provides a lot of low fpi radiator options without getting into the dense stuff (I care about noise redface.gif). thumb.gif
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Keep it small. As you get further into development you'll run into clearance issues and case size will creep up as a result so nipping space-consuming features in the bud early on helps a lot.
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Subbed. Can't wait to see what you make this time thumb.gif
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Sounds good! Definitely prefer the smallest form factor possible, and 45mm provides a lot of low fpi radiator options without getting into the dense stuff (I care about noise redface.gif). thumb.gif

That's what I'm leaning towards; 45MM thick for both radiators.

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Keep it small. As you get further into development you'll run into clearance issues and case size will creep up as a result so nipping space-consuming features in the bud early on helps a lot.

Makes sense!

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Subbed. Can't wait to see what you make this time thumb.gif

Excellent! Thanks for joining along.



Another teaser? I'll just call it an in progress shot since there won't be any "real" updates until I get the thing cut out.

H5dhEQx.jpg

Front panel is pretty much done. Currently have drawn out vents, a hole for a 22MM vandal switch, and a slot for a slot load DVD/CD drive. All that needs to be done on it is adding some USB ports and some audio ports. Here is the header I will be using: link. I think this one will work well! And I will be able to somewhat flush mount the audio ports for a better fit.

Yes, I know, I have gone backwards since I deleted the top, bottom and little bits of the back but this was so I had more control over the whole design if I change something.

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*EDIT* This is where I end the night!

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Edited by Jeffinslaw - 5/23/15 at 12:41am
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nice work bro smile.gif
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Subbed!!These renders are very interesting - can't wait to see more thumb.gif
   
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nice work bro smile.gif

Thank you!

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Subbed!!These renders are very interesting - can't wait to see more thumb.gif

Thanks! Hope you enjoy what I create!



Another in progress picture. I know it doesn't look much different, but it took me three hours to get here because I had to redo both radiator cut outs due to weird dimension issues. Ugh... very frustrating. I like the bottom cut out, sort of reminds me of the MKII case. At this point, the main frame is "done." Just need the front panel drawn in and then it will be finished. Will be working on the hard part this afternoon and evening; the motherboard tray/backplane. I already know it is going to be hard....

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