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Formerly HASSIUM - Performance Densely Packed

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Hey guys, some news on Leap Day!


Update #1: New Design for the next Prototype


Gathering the feedback from the initial responses, I noticed 3 main things that stuck out as issues:
1) Limited vent holes on the side, no vent hole on top
2) Power button on the bottom
3) Structural weakness

I decided to spend some time to do a redesign with these things taken into consideration, and I am happy to reveal the result of your input! (Sketchup pics for now, fancy Solidworks renders to follow later)

Few quick notes about the new design:
- It will be 2-tone, with some parts in clear/light gray aluminum, and some parts in black/dark gray aluminum
- Flanges added to structurally weak spots to greatly increase strength
- Power button in the front
- Opened up more vents on each side, and added vents on top

15X4PuD.jpg

r27zlCj.jpg

XTqtHyJ.jpg

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Update #2: Acrylic middleboard replaced with custom 3D printed middle board

What used to hold the mobo in place was a piece of acrylic and 3 angle brackets. Which made for a very clunky usability, and non-scalable production piece.

I have since designed and 3D printed a plastic middleboard to replace it.

More good news: because it's 3D printed, it doesn't need to be flat.
I can embed nut slots into the board, making all nuts and bolts fasten much tighter onto the board.
I can even create a sunken rail for the PCIE extension cable to fit tightly into!

I have it in my prototype right now, and I have been running my machine to its max heat generation to test the plastic's resilience to the heat generated.

TgZlF3v.jpg

TUgzR2N.jpg

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Update #3: A new challenger appears: The sub-4L case

This is an idea that came about while I was revisiting the design of Hassium, and I worked on it alongside the redesign. The new Hassium design actually borrowed a lot of elements from when I worked on the XS.

The XS is a minimized version of my initial Hassium. And instead of fitting the top-end GPUs, it focuses on meeting VR glasses specifications in as tight of a size as possible.

In the next few days, I will create a new thread detailing what exactly the XS is, what the specs are, etc.

Here's a preview of a super early prototype of XS (on the left):

hFVpKN3.jpg
Edited by hahutzy - 3/15/16 at 1:42pm
post #2 of 19
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Update History:
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2016/02/29 
Hey guys, some news on Leap Day!


Update #1: New Design for the next Prototype


Gathering the feedback from the initial responses, I noticed 3 main things that stuck out as issues:
1) Limited vent holes on the side, no vent hole on top
2) Power button on the bottom
3) Structural weakness

I decided to spend some time to do a redesign with these things taken into consideration, and I am happy to reveal the result of your input! (Sketchup pics for now, fancy Solidworks renders to follow later)

Few quick notes about the new design:
- It will be 2-tone, with some parts in clear/light gray aluminum, and some parts in black/dark gray aluminum
- Flanges added to structurally weak spots to greatly increase strength
- Power button in the front
- Opened up more vents on each side, and added vents on top

15X4PuD.jpg

r27zlCj.jpg

XTqtHyJ.jpg

---

Update #2: Acrylic middleboard replaced with custom 3D printed middle board

What used to hold the mobo in place was a piece of acrylic and 3 angle brackets. Which made for a very clunky usability, and non-scalable production piece.

I have since designed and 3D printed a plastic middleboard to replace it.

More good news: because it's 3D printed, it doesn't need to be flat.
I can embed nut slots into the board, making all nuts and bolts fasten much tighter onto the board.
I can even create a sunken rail for the PCIE extension cable to fit tightly into!

I have it in my prototype right now, and I have been running my machine to its max heat generation to test the plastic's resilience to the heat generated.

TgZlF3v.jpg

TUgzR2N.jpg

---

Update #3: A new challenger appears: The sub-4L case

This is an idea that came about while I was revisiting the design of Hassium, and I worked on it alongside the redesign. The new Hassium design actually borrowed a lot of elements from when I worked on the XS.

The XS is a minimized version of my initial Hassium. And instead of fitting the top-end GPUs, it focuses on meeting VR glasses specifications in as tight of a size as possible.

In the next few days, I will create a new thread detailing what exactly the XS is, what the specs are, etc.

Here's a preview of a super early prototype of XS (on the left):

hFVpKN3.jpg
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2016/02/12 
- Have been using my prototype for about a month now as my daily driver. Not a single issue so far. Although I do agree that going forward, I need more vent holes on the side and the top.
- Spent a good part of January/February building a 3D Printer. Using it to test out different structures and layouts.
- Also considering a 4L case for ITX-class cards (R9 Nano).

Started out small with a PCI extender shroud (with orange filament):

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Here's a case core fresh off the printbed:

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After a little bit of love from a hobby knife:

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(I snapped one of the flaps and taped it green. Whoops.)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2016/01/17 
Switched CPU cooler from Rosewill LP (with poor TIM application) to Noctua L9i

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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2016/01/14 
Hi all. I want to present to you a project I've been working on in the past months. A sub-5L case that houses a GTX 980 Ti.

Here's the prototype I currently have (exterior design update coming in prototype v2):
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And here is the planned design for prototype v2:
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Motivation
Early last year, I built a sff pc with the Jonsbo v3+. It's small, but it was very limiting in the length of GPUs that fit. I started getting into content creation (streaming, video editing etc) and the short 750 Ti left a lot to be desired. I wanted to upgrade to a 980 Ti.

Around this time, I found OCnet, and read about the 500w FlexATX PSU. That thing is tiny compared to a standard ATX power supply. From finding OCnet, I also started looking at different build logs people had going on; I did not know custom cases and scratch builds were a thing. Threads on OCnet quickly led me to [ H ], where I found the NCase M1, and realized that not only do indie pc cases exist, but there's also a strong support network behind peoples' efforts.

And so I set out to put my own spin on an optimal pc case. Few months later, today, I have a functional prototype, with a much clearer vision of where I want to drive this.

Design Criteria
From day 1, I had set myself a list of design criteria to follow:
  • ultra compact (<4L, later changed to <5L)
  • rectangular shape (so that it can slip into a backpack)
  • fits a 10.5" gpu (EVGA 980 Ti)
  • minimalistic look (absolutely nothing on the front face)
  • no external power brick (because that's cheating the size constraint)
  • affordable (because I want it to be scalable in production)

Specification
  • material: 1.6mm Aluminum
  • dimensions: 273mm x 96mm x 190.5mm [LWH], 4.99L
  • cpu: up to 65W cpu tested
  • hsf: designed for Noctua L9i or any shorter cooler (like the Rosewill LP I'm using)
  • mobo: mITX
  • gpu: dual slot, 10.5" (267mm), up to EVGA 980 Ti ACX2.0+ SSC tested
  • psu: FlexATX [note: do not use Athena Power!]
  • hdd: parallel, vertical 2.5" hdd mount. up to 3x7mm drives (mechanical drives not recommended)
  • fan: up to One 80mm*10mm exhaust fan on the bottom is planned

Demo Unit Spec / Performance
  • i5-4440S, EVGA ACX 980 Ti
  • avg 3Dmark Firestrike: 11700 (the i5 is dragging the 980 Ti down drastically)
  • max cpu/gpu temps with no case fan (after 5 consecutive Firestrike runs): 59/84 deg C
  • stability: over 40+ runs of 3Dmark Firestrike/Unigine Heaven, no crashes

Intention Moving Forward
Yes, eventually I do want to produce these in a scalable manner. And I believe that at that time, it would be best to include the power supply as the part of the product. Another direction I've thought about is to release them as custom prebuilts.

I learned quite a few things with the first prototype. The biggest takeaway: prototyping a single unit is not cheap. So in the near future, I want to do a small batch run of the prototype v2, either powered by crowdfunding, or convincing some of my friends to let me build them a PC wink.gif

But before that can happen, I need to make sure every component that goes into the case is scalable. And right now, there are still a few things that aren't. However, I do firmly believe that it is the right time to reveal Hassium to fellow enthusiasts and garner some feedback before I set in stone more design decisions.

For news about Hassium, you can follow this thread in your favorite forum. I will try my best to update them all in sync.

Talk soon,
Hahutzy

Edited by hahutzy - 3/15/16 at 1:43pm
post #3 of 19
Subbed!
post #4 of 19
This is like a dream build for me. Freaking awesome! Subbed for sure!

You should add water cooling to it. LOL

The PSU has always been a difficult point as far as cutting down the size of the case... Yours looks great!
post #5 of 19
What a fantastic looking case. Any chance you could make another one and sell it? I'd definitely be interested in buying.
post #6 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

This is like a dream build for me. Freaking awesome! Subbed for sure!

You should add water cooling to it. LOL

The PSU has always been a difficult point as far as cutting down the size of the case... Yours looks great!

Thanks! Water cooling in the current size would be difficult haha. It would have to be a modified top panel that adds an "attic".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yosarian View Post

What a fantastic looking case. Any chance you could make another one and sell it? I'd definitely be interested in buying.

The goal right now is to improve the design and usability first, and think about scaling later. Stay tuned!
post #7 of 19
Looks great thumb.gif I like the v1 design reminds me of like a gullwing in a car or something.
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Nice design, reminds me of the A4-SFX but, you know, smaller smile.gif
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post #9 of 19
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Looks great thumb.gif I like the v1 design reminds me of like a gullwing in a car or something.

Funny you should say that. At some point in my design I actually thought about adding piano hinges to the side panels. So they could've literally swung up like gullwings biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by claes View Post

Nice design, reminds me of the A4-SFX but, you know, smaller smile.gif

Thanks! You're right, Dan A4 is no doubt a well layed out case for SFX.
post #10 of 19
Awesome! Digging this can't wait to see more!
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