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post #1 of 4
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For a while now, I have been planning to build a case for my special requirements, such as
- small,
- light,
- full size GPU,
- ATX PSU,
- modular
- cabin bag size friendly.
+ good ventillation, not noisy and easy to work on.

I travel a lot. After several layout iterations, I came up with two plans. Unfortunately, I couldn't really decide which one to build. I figured, I just make a generic solution that doesn't cost an arm and a leg or require special tools.

This is my first layout
- 35cm x 20cm x 15cm and 10.5 litre. Fits perfectly into a cabin trolley bag with room to spare.
- 3.8 kg fully loaded.
- Fits my full size MSI GTX 960 Gaming without problem. I could fit a 34cm long 18 cm tall GPU and a 7cm tall CPU cooler if I wanted to .
- The standard size, semi modular CM ATX PSU fits just fine.
- I can detach and re-attach the GPU compartment in about 10 mins. In that form, it is only 7.7 litre and 2.9 kg.
- It is well ventilated, and has plenty of space for the cables. The CPU and the GPU never goes over ambient + 30-35C even under full load. The CPU idles at ambient + 14C and the GPU at ambient + 30C (silent mode, 0 fan speed). No noise level increase under 100% load. It goes around 30 dB.








I'm contemplating to make a kickstarter or indiegogo project out of this, but I don't know if it would gather interest. I don't think many people have such a special set of requirements that would warrant a customizable design.

So, please let me know what you think!
Edited by Pendra - 4/29/17 at 1:58pm
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post #2 of 4
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I was playing around, see what I can build with the prototype.

This one is pretty big, 35x25x20cm and 17.5L. The good part is that it has massive free space inside. Practically half of it is empty. It is possible to add a 5.25" and several 3.5"s. Or a 5.25" with the PSU on top of it. Then you can fit a 15 cm CPU cooler easily. Weight is unchanged, below 4 kg.









I'm still working on the front paneling. The updated parts are still being produced with stuff like switch panel, USB panel etc.
Edited by Pendra - 4/29/17 at 1:59pm
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post #3 of 4
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Now this one is the replica of the Raven RVZ01 layout. I kinda liked it back when I had one. I was curious if I can build one with my little set. I think the end result was quite good.

The size 35x35x10cm, 12.25L. Still under 4 kb loaded. The rest of the specs are similar to the RVZ01 regarding GPU size, PSU capability (ATX), and CPU cooler (6-7cm).









I'm wondering what to build next. I have a VESA build in mind to attach to the back of my LCD. Or maybe something more weird looking. Or both biggrin.gif
Edited by Pendra - 4/24/17 at 6:51pm
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The case received the first coat of paint and touch ups where needed. I will add an extra coat and call it a day. Small, light, no compromise, I'm quite happy with my new case.


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