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Poll Results: Which form factor first?

 
  • 37% (19)
    ATX Full
  • 25% (13)
    ATX Mid
  • 17% (9)
    m-ATX
  • 15% (8)
    ITX
  • 3% (2)
    Cube?
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post #21 of 36
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Thanks all for the input!
post #22 of 36
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Gunner, Aluminum is the plan atm unless costs get too high, but I don't really see that happening. Plenty of cases now are made almost completely out of aluminum without being too pricey to use like the 750D etc. If it does get to pricey the only thing that would change would be the front panel becoming plastic but again don't see that needing to be the case (punny aye?) < sorry I'm that way. lol thanks for the input..

Actually, just a few cases are made completely out of aluminum, and just a few more have all the outter panels made of aluminum. You will not find full-alu unless you go Lian Li or Jonsbo (and not sure about this one being all the inner-frame alu too). And all alu on the outer panels... there aren't that many products, really.

My suggestion... go something wildly different. Like a slim case (motherboard and gpu both being vertical).

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(this case, btw, is a Sunmilo BG3. It is chinese made and sold, so you will have to go to taobao and find a middle-man to do the work for you)

This sort of layout simply doesn't exist in the west. Well, unless you go the Lian Li route and their ugly PC-O5/O7 models, that is, but those are severely limited.

IMO, something along those lines will sell simply because there aren't other options. Slim cases? Well, you have the Node 202 / Silverstone RVZ02 and pretty much that is it, but those cases have huge limitations and very bad airflow.
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Actually, just a few cases are made completely out of aluminum, and just a few more have all the outter panels made of aluminum. You will not find full-alu unless you go Lian Li or Jonsbo (and not sure about this one being all the inner-frame alu too). And all alu on the outer panels... there aren't that many products, really.

My suggestion... go something wildly different. Like a slim case (motherboard and gpu both being vertical).

(this case, btw, is a Sunmilo BG3. It is chinese made and sold, so you will have to go to taobao and find a middle-man to do the work for you)

This sort of layout simply doesn't exist in the west. Well, unless you go the Lian Li route and their ugly PC-O5/O7 models, that is, but those are severely limited.

IMO, something along those lines will sell simply because there aren't other options. Slim cases? Well, you have the Node 202 / Silverstone RVZ02 and pretty much that is it, but those cases have huge limitations and very bad airflow.

Yes you are right, apologize, the most general metal used is actually steel. Will be looking at both options for pricing, rigidity, and weight.

When it comes to builds like that, they are also very limiting with hardware (can't SLI) and when you get to wanting to put an ATX mobo (most commonly sold/used by computer community) in a case like that you have to add a lot of height for the ability to have the vertical gpu. I will consider designing a case like that, but as I mentioned, they are very limiting so it will depend. My mind is working though as I respond to this and you may have just fixed an issue I had with a design idea to make it work now. Now, that case will not really be going for a super slim model, but it will be a much different kind of mid tower or full tower layout than out there currently.
post #24 of 36
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it will be a much different kind of mid tower or full tower layout than out there currently.

I really don't mean to rain on your parade about this, but there are only so many ways you can put these parts together, chances are it's been done before, and been abandoned for a reason, either too hard to manufacture quickly(meaning the cost of the finished product is higher to make your profit back from a low volume manufacturer) or they weren't as easy to build in, or they were too expensive for what you were getting.

I'm not telling you it can't be done, just you need to be sure it'll sale before you go off spending your life-savings to fund this endeavor.

I wish you the best of luck, we do need another decent case manufacturer.
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post #25 of 36
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I really don't mean to rain on your parade about this, but there are only so many ways you can put these parts together, chances are it's been done before, and been abandoned for a reason, either too hard to manufacture quickly(meaning the cost of the finished product is higher to make your profit back from a low volume manufacturer) or they weren't as easy to build in, or they were too expensive for what you were getting.

I'm not telling you it can't be done, just you need to be sure it'll sale before you go off spending your life-savings to fund this endeavor.

I wish you the best of luck, we do need another decent case manufacturer.

My parade is not rained on at all friend haha. No matter what I will be looking at cost before I get a prototype made, I will be dropping the CAD in multiple forums to make sure the community is on board and wants it as well. Thank you for the input it is appreciated.
post #26 of 36
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CAD designs have been started but the possible partner I am working with who also happens to be my cousin, works full-time and goes to school full-time so it will take some time. Hope that you all stay tuned for when that is uploaded as I would love input from you all. Thanks in advance!
post #27 of 36
We need a case that has filters EVERYWHERE, supports LARGE radiators, has great cable management, HDD/SSD bays behind the motherboard, mounting spots for reservoirs and pumps, and SLEEK and stylish. Nothing obnoxious or alien spacecraft like... Think FD Define R5/S or NZXT H440, or some of the in win cases. Definitely needs a PSU cover and maybe a cover that extends to cover a pump, but has slots for hoses to go in and out.

HDD/5.25" drives are a thing of the past. Just pretend they don't exist and leave the entire front of the case open like the Define S is.

Basically just study the Define S, make it slightly bigger and make it more stylish and you'll have a winner.
post #28 of 36
For me I like when things are silent, so a nice flat case (like cryorigs taku) with good options for sound dampening foam and such is something I really look at.

When it comes to the design, flat front panel with nothing on it, for me the USB ports on the motherboard is enough and I dont want to see usb headers on the front, and I would love to see the power/reset button on the back of the case instead on the front ( how often does someone shut down their computer thesedays? ) this would leave a complete flat and nice looking front or if you would like you could make a modular front where you could have intakes instead if you want/need the extra airflow ( and of course being able to put a nice magnetic filter on there )

And if you want to build on to the modular front, you could make another one with openings for a Blu-ray slot, SD card slot reader etc etc and the case would then be a very stylish HTPC.
post #29 of 36
What about a 90º rotated layout like this (shameless self aggrandizement here-also I believe Silverstone has some with this mobo orientation):




Put the hard drive and cables behind the mobo, keep lots of intake area to minimize pressure drop (lots of filter surface area), plenty of room for rads.
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I think the patent for the layout is owned by Silvertsone, hence why you don't see other manufacturers making it.
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