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Building case for DH2011 (56k!)

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So, I couldn't hold in no more, I need to get started on this ASAP! Some of the parts from my old case has already been taken apart and will be re-used (sidepanels, bottom, back and top).

This all depends on if I find some cheap acrylic panels, if I do find that, I will make this whole case in acrylic, but for now I'll stick to the design, and start cutting out the mobo tray with cable management holes, modding the back of the case and such, just to see if that'll be good enough for what I want.

The color scheme is yet to be decided so in the 3d models i'll just stick to black and white.

For the front I decided to have either 3 fans or a 360 rad (looking into WCing, but I don't really need it for my current setup, temps are perfectly fine).

Now for the "modding"-part; the out of the ordinary with this case will be the placement of the mobo, it'll be in the very middle of the case, and there will be cut holes to tuck the usb cables and such behind the mobo tray (together with the psu power cable) and out of the case in one single hole, giving the back of the pc a way better look, much like the raven 2, just in a different angle. (NOTE: the panel I plan on making for the back is not included in the models, as I'm a total noob when it comes to 3d models)

There won't be any HDD/5.25" cages as I will only have a single harddrive in this case, I figured I wanted the hdd's to be single-mounted in the very bottom of the case, towards the back of the case, so I can have a huge side panel window without cables, 5.25" bays, etc, to give it a really clean look.

Frontpanel is also left to be decided, no idea what it should look like, so ideas are welcome.

(this is the very first time i've been using google sketchup or any other 3d modelling program for that matter, so they're not perfect)




Sorry for the huge wall of text, I just wanted to put this somewhere so I don't forget what to do (lol), and if anyone would care to give some input on what I could do to this case to give it an extra little touch it would be awesome! I plan on mounting several UV lights and probably red sleeving/ledfans.
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Hide your HDD/SDD by using a false bottom, or place it behind the motherboard tray. I don't have any experience with SSDs, nor do I know how hot they get, but you might want to consider a vent for heat dissipation.
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You could also consider putting the hdd/ssd behind the side panel to hide them.
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I think I will mount it in the top, behind that little wall there!

wish acrylic was cheaper where i live, could order online but price will come up to £200
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SSDs don't get very hot. No moving parts. I love mine.
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