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He finished the build, but then people started *****ing about how it was to much of a compact splash copy so I guess he just moved on to his other builds.
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Very interesting project. Let's see how far you can push those 20 liters! Subbed! thumb.gif
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This should be interesting, I was about to buy Compact Splash until they ran out. frown.gif

I hope you enjoy the build log then!

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Looking good!

I'd recommend rounding off any corners like these. Doesn't need much, 1-2mm would be fine, just enough to keep it from potentially mauling your hands when working with the case.

Oh yes, good idea. I will actually be redoing the back panel today. The I/O slot and PCIe slots aren't correct with regards to the motherboard mounting positions. The mounting positions are correct, drawn from the official mATX motherboard specs but the spacing of the PCIe slots and back panel I/O are off which is giving me issues. I think this one will work well enough:



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If I recall correctly there was someone on the LTT forum that did the exact same thing you are doing now. Ill see if I can find the topic.

EDIT: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/240347-scratch-build-project-arctic-a-teenagers-first-scratchbuild-final-pictures-up/ got it
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If I recall correctly there was someone on the LTT forum that did the exact same thing you are doing now. Ill see if I can find the topic.

He posted a build log here on OCN too: http://www.overclock.net/t/1521272/sponsored-scratch-build-project-arctic-the-making-of-my-first-case

Not sure what became of it though.

Yah, I was following that build closely. It was good! There were a few things wrong with the case in my opinion like mounting the motherboard to the side panel but other than that, it was awesome. Then when he finished, he just disappeared.

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He finished the build, but then people started *****ing about how it was to much of a compact splash copy so I guess he just moved on to his other builds.

Hmm... mine is more of a copy than his was lol. I hope people aren't too offended about my case. It's just when you have such a good original product, it's hard to come up with a derivative of it that is creative enough. I've always wanted an mATX Compact Splash so really, that is what this is becoming.
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Very interesting project. Let's see how far you can push those 20 liters! Subbed! thumb.gif

I'm hoping I can keep within it! I'm at 19L right now. Very close!

Thanks for the comments guys! Jeffinslaw
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I think that's good. You may read this to double-check: http://www.protocase.com/pdf/How_to_design_enclosures_for_motherboard_based_systems_092010.pdf

They also have some SW files to help design enclosures: http://www.protocase.com/resources/
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Jeff, Sent you a pm but ill ask here. I read a lot of problems with the x99m gaming 5 by gigabyte on newegg. What made you choose that over say EVGA or ASRock?
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Yah, I was following that build closely. It was good! There were a few things wrong with the case in my opinion like mounting the motherboard to the side panel but other than that, it was awesome. Then when he finished, he just disappeared.

Indeed, but he recently has started a new buildlog on LTT that also seems very promising. Regarding the whole compact splash copy thing, I wont give it to much thought, there will always be people who find a reason to get mad.
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I think that's good. You may read this to double-check: http://www.protocase.com/pdf/How_to_design_enclosures_for_motherboard_based_systems_092010.pdf

They also have some SW files to help design enclosures: http://www.protocase.com/resources/

Wow! Those will be VERY helpful! Thanks a ton! +rep!

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Jeff, Sent you a pm but ill ask here. I read a lot of problems with the x99m gaming 5 by gigabyte on newegg. What made you choose that over say EVGA or ASRock?

Did you send the PM? I haven't got anything from you. I haven't purchased any of the components yet for either build. I want to make sure that getting this case cut out won't financially ruin me lol. Ideally, I would go with ASUS's offerings but they haven't come out with anything yet... I love my ASUS Impact and would love an ASUS X99 mATX board.

The EVGA board looks just bland to me. The capacitors are hideous, are the heatsinks are boring. EVGA makes excellent cards but their motherboards just seem to lack that finesse that their cards have.

The ASRock board does look nice and I have owned one ASRock board and it worked well. There's just something about the Gigabyte board that draws me to it. My Gigabyte Z77-UP7 was amazing, minus the issues with PCIe SSDs but it was amazing nonetheless. I think I will take my chances with the Gigabyte board thumb.gif

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Yah, I was following that build closely. It was good! There were a few things wrong with the case in my opinion like mounting the motherboard to the side panel but other than that, it was awesome. Then when he finished, he just disappeared.

Indeed, but he recently has started a new buildlog on LTT that also seems very promising. Regarding the whole compact splash copy thing, I wont give it to much thought, there will always be people who find a reason to get mad.

Will have to go in search of that build log then! He does great work.

-Jeffinslaw
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Is that the computer used to power the house of god?
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I just should have linked it immediately. Here you go: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/86973-project-beorange-caselabs-x99-tri-sli-980-project-restarted/page-5#entry4126616

Ah yes, that one. I stumbled upon it over on Bit-Tech Forums. Not much progress on it though.



I don't even want to talk about how long it got to get to this point. You remembered that back panel I showed you guys on the previous page? Yah? Well I scrapped that whole thing. Started over and designed it using correct dimensions. Some I pulled from official mATX specs (motherboard I/O cutout, hole locations and spacing), others I got from a case laying around (PCIe slot locations). I am very confident about this back panel working correctly. Also, the mother board tray attaches to the main case structure in three places. That little jog along the back, on the bottom panel's right side tab (looking at the case from the front), and on the front panel's right tab (looking at the case straight on, it's hard to see in this picture). Those took me FOREVER to figure out. My brain hurts just from thinking about it lol.

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Anyways, I'd say i'm about 85-90% of the way there. What's left? Here is the list:

• add mounting points for SSDs and HDDs
• add front panel USB/audio ports (need the panel sitting here in front of me for that)
• add mounting points for optical drive (will probably need that sitting in front of me as well)
• screw holes for side panel and connection points
• side panels
• design pump/reservoir mount (easy to do)
• redesign radiator grills (I think I have a good solution that will match the bottom and back vents)

I think that's it? Should have it wrapped up here in a few days and then I will be getting in touch with some local machining shops to see how many organs I will have to sell to get this thing cut out lol.

As always, let me know what you guys think!

-Jeffinslaw
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