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MC 001


WELCOME TO MY BUILD

Hello!! It´s time for a new project that has been running around my head for the last year. Everything started with the lack of good cases and the cost of all the enthusiast case. I was checking here and there but non of the cases had what I wanted.

Also due to live in China the cost of buying a case abroad and send it to China was prohibitive (taxes, shipping, customs, etc…) So… I started drawing in paper for over 2 months, different ideas of what I wanted till I get the perfect design.

My ideal case was something modular, that I could change if I get tired of along the years…. So modular panel where required.

Also the case will be made in Aluminum, I have some experience with that material and I just love it.

The case is made for been able to accommodate dual water cooling loops (one for the cpu one for the gpu)… No fancy water cooled ram… never get the point!!

I wanted the radiators to be located in the bottom of the case and on top of the case so I can clearly separate dual loops. So that give me a problem…. Where should I locate the Psu? If it goes behind the motherboard the case will be too wide… if is in the bottom I will need to relocate the bottom radiator and I didn’t like it… so I went with making the case deep enough and set the PSU in the right of the case.

Also other thing that I wanted in my case was a water cooling monitor, especially from the German company Aquacomputer, so I made in the front of the case a 5,25 bay to accommodate Aquaero 6 Xt

For the storage I wanted to have the possibility to expand over the years so I created a backplate to accommodate 4 ssd or 8 just using a dual bracket to hold them from the backplate. For the HDD I set up two different location full of sound dampening material… This case needs to be Silent!!!

For the side panel I will be using Tempered Glass of 5mm thickness, but first I will try with a PMMA panel to check all the measurements. I want the case to be Totally Transparent!!

So after having all the drawing for the different parts I started using some cad software to make my idea become real. Took me over a month to design all the parts in the cad software due to a little baby running around me and lots of job. This is my hobby not my current job.


I want to upgrade to… either Ryzen or Intel X299 but my current rig id working solid so… Maybe I start with a 1080 Ti or RX Vega and after upgrade the (Mobo,cpu,ram) But… Babies are expensive!!

I very much appreciate comments/criticism on the project as long as it is constructive! So now relax and enjoy the renderings. Soon I will add more, because Iñm now thinking about to add some wood/leather vynil to the motherboard tray

¨When luxury meets computers¨


So here I let you have some renderings that took over 1h ½ to complete.














Build Gif

Edited by JameSan - 5/8/17 at 11:19am
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seems great, subbed thumb.gif
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Thanks!! Today I sent the files to cut in 2mm aluminum so soon I will have the price for all the parts and hope that they will do it fast!! I want to build!!

Also I just bought a Ultrawide display Chinese branding of the korean Microboard display. I just need to say that UW is the way to go.... So GOOD!!
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Thanks!! Today I sent the files to cut in 2mm aluminum so soon I will have the price for all the parts and hope that they will do it fast!! I want to build!!

Also I just bought a Ultrawide display Chinese branding of the korean Microboard display. I just need to say that UW is the way to go.... So GOOD!!

the case is gonna be full aluminum made?
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subbed this looks gorgeous, I can't wait to see it come to fruition.
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the case is gonna be full aluminum made?

All the panels of the case are made of Aluminum 5052 H32. Also the motherboard bend will make a compact union between the top and bottom rad compartment.
There are three parts in the case that are not aluminum
1. The Pci holder that will be made of 1mm Steel
2. The medium front panel that will be made of 3mm acrylic for the color scheme
3. The side panels that will be made of 5mm Tempered glass or 5mm High quality anti-Scratch acrylic

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subbed this looks gorgeous, I can't wait to see it come to fruition.

Thanks!! I also want to see it done and sitting next to my new screen
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Looks really cool.

I do have 1 question, i may have missed it...but where is the PSU going to sit?

EDIT : Ah wait i see it. Sitting vertically in the front. Interesting positioning. Possibly move it a bit lower and have a cable running from the kettle cord to a rear port so your main power in is at the rear instead of near the front on top of the case?
   
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Nice Build!
Edited by Yarrick2000 - 5/16/17 at 7:00am
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I wanted to create a pass through cable from the back of the case that attach to the psu, like this one of the photo.

The only problem I had is that they didn’t awnser me with the exact meassurements to add it to the CAD drawings.
So what I made instead is a hole that will fit the thickness of the PSU cable and attach with a 90 degree to the Psu.
I placed the Psu in front of the case for some reasons:
1. If I put it under the motherboard the case will be really tall and I wanted to have there a radiator.
2. If I put it behind the motherboard the case will be more than 300 cm thick and I didn’t want
So the only place left in to put it in front of the case with the HDD’s
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Ok that makes sense. Exactly what i was thinking smile.gif
I actually think its a good place for the PSU. You might be starting something here thumb.gifrolleyes.gif
Possibly try get a cord with a on/off switch so you can leave the PSU switch on and use the switch on the extender if required.
   
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