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post #1 of 13
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I am in process of designing a molded case designed around airflow.
currently it has the following.

2X 5.25" bays (optical drives)
2X 3.5" bays (hard drives)
1X internal 3.5" bay (floppy)

Is this enough for common users?
There is a possibilty of me mass producing these cases and i would like some feedback on design requirements.
Thanks.
    
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post #2 of 13
how about a diagram so people can get a visual of what u r doing and what about fan placement
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
hmmmm.
There will be a cd bay at the very top with a HD mounted to the bottom of it.
And a CD bay at the very bottom with a HD mounted to the top of it. Floppy will be internal and no more caging than neccesary so the entire center will be open real estate.
    
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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Yes Its CF
possibly incorporate the floppy into the I/O panel
but i want the center space for a crossflow blower
    
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post #5 of 13
AHHHHH another ventilation case
    
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post #6 of 13
remember to make the case ide hardddrive and cd friendly. some people sill run ide. if they do they cant have the cd's on same cable or hdd's on same cable.
post #7 of 13
Nice, I wish you luck in your endeavor.

If I may add a comment on HDD's: There are many people that run RAID arrays, or have dual-boot systems. Providing space for 2 HDD's may not be enough.

As an example: My next build will have at least 3 HDD's. I haven't figured out the specifics...yet, but I plan on having either a dual boot system with 2 more drives for additional storage, or perhaps a dual boot RAID (is that possible?).

imho I would design around a 4-HDD configuration so that you meet as many peoples needs as you can. This will assist in the marketablility of your product.

Kudos to you for putting it on the line!

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post #8 of 13
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My first concept for this build was making four cases for me and my friends using sata drives. To make it marketable i understand adding more HDD bays.

So i guess the question is...
if the box fit your build would you pay $125 - $150 US for it.
materials will be around $100 including cages and Mobo tray.
    
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post #9 of 13
If your creation(s) fit my needs I would pay that and much more.

I'm not being facetious, I would spend a lot for something that did what I needed it to do, and was not readily available.... erm... I guess that is supply and demand.

So... what design aspect of your case will seperate it from the herd? I understand that your focus is on ventialtion. What is your plan of attack...

...I understand if you do not want to give up your secrets...
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post #10 of 13
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Thank you for understanding my ninja.

I'm headed home for today but tomorrow i'll mock it up with the Mobo tray (modified Lian-Li) The window (smoked lexan) A PSU and My cooling weapons.

Taking it from consumer product to My preferance of cooling will add two $50 fans though. You're gonna like the way it looks, I gaurantee it.
    
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