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@agrims the idea of this project is to fit in the case as much stuff as possible in standard atx size.However, I could use one of those 140 mm silverstone atx psus, use some standoffs to put some distance between the motherboard tray and the psu and solve my problem. Nevertheless, I want to be able to use 160mm psus with this case and I think that this mod could give me the result I'm looking for.

In the end it would be a thinner and refined version of this, if everything goes to plan:





post #42 of 100
Honestly, the smooth, clean surfaces of that case are its greatest attributes. You could make a grill like the one you show, and I'm sure it wouldn't look too bad, but I can't help but think that it would detract from the style of the case.

Silverstone does a relatively cheap gold rated 600w SFX PSU with very good reviews, you wouldn't be lessening the capability of the build in any way, and you wouldn't be detracting from the already beautiful design.

You want to fit as much as possible into this build, but isn't having to alter the dimensions of the case detracting from this idea in some way? Perhaps I'm wrong, but it's my opinion, I hope it helps to give you a well-thought out decision smile.gif
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post #43 of 100
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Yes @d0mini, you are right that this could detract from the beauty of the design, but there's no harm in trying is there? I know that this sort of 'backpack' doesn't look that good, but maybe with a thinner panel it'll blend in. Well, I won't know for sure until I try. At least this doesn't require any modding of the panels so I can always go back to the sketch room if I don't like the final result. smile.gif
post #44 of 100
if you won't be modding the panels until you've seen how it would look, by all means, go for it. I look forward to seeing what you come up with smile.gif
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@agrims the idea of this project is to fit in the case as much stuff as possible in standard atx size.However, I could use one of those 140 mm silverstone atx psus, use some standoffs to put some distance between the motherboard tray and the psu and solve my problem. Nevertheless, I want to be able to use 160mm psus with this case and I think that this mod could give me the result I'm looking for.

In the end it would be a thinner and refined version of this, if everything goes to plan:






If you are not modding the panel then go for it. With the SFX PSU you will lose nothing in capabilities and not need to worry about anything else either. You will still fit a full size gpu in the case, well, the size you want to run anyways. I am interested to see this build play out!
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post #46 of 100
Are the case feet finalized? If not, may I suggest that you change the shape to a compressed telescopic cylinder where the smaller diameter end faces the floor?

EDIT: I merely mean the shape of the feet. The feet do not need to collapse or be metal like the Wikipedia suggests.
post #47 of 100
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Hello @obikenobi27! Thanks for your suggestion, however I am not sure how to make that shape. Have you got any idea? They are only 9mm tall, I am not sure that shape would suit that height.
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Hello @obikenobi27! Thanks for your suggestion, however I am not sure how to make that shape. Have you got any idea? They are only 9mm tall, I am not sure that shape would suit that height.

If you have multiple hole drilling bits of different sizes, you might be able to drill 3mm for each section and cut out the connected base of the 3mm section with a dremel. I'm kind of having a hard time explaining what is in my head. Hopefully this is clear enough.
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I think I understood @obikenobi27, more or less! However, without using the dremel. I could use a 3mm sheet of ply and drill three different holes in it and then glue them one on top of the other. I am pretty sure that the foot is too thin to make it look nice though!

However, I am now a bit overwhelmed with work and unable to go as fast as I wanted with this project! I'll dremel out the motherboard tray for the psu as soon as I can and check the clearance. If I'm right, my clearance issue is quantifiable in 5mm. I can probably sort that out with washers at the back and 3mm bolts between the psu and the motherboard tray. We'll see. I'm thinking about a possible design for the windowed side panel. Here are a couple of sketches with swapped materials, not sure about the ventilation holes. The little triangle on the right is mainly useful to cover the psu cabling and in both versions helps recalling the 2 main materials used, either aluminium or wood.

post #50 of 100
i would leave the front panel all aluminum with a larger window. the aluminum finish does look better with subtle wood touches ie the feet and a wooden handle on top to carry it possibly.

as for the rear panel for the psu you could cover the wood with either the aluminum cuf from the other side panel or ask raijintek for another panel to cut from. im sure seeing this mod they would love to help.
the raised section would then look less noticeable if looking directly at it
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