Scoobydoobydoo is going to design and engineer his own m-itx case. The case can be used for aircoolers, heatsinks and maybe LN2, watercooling and phasechange will not be possible. I personally think that radiators aren't that sexy, i rather look at a nice looking motherboard, aircooler and heatsinks whole day;)
- The mobo+coolingparts must be visible from every angle through a transparent hood (or bell-glass);
- The cpu cooler height must atleast be 180 mm or higher. The best and biggest aircoolers should fit in this case;
- The mobo must be fully accessible from every position, when i want it too be accessible (i like to exchange coolingsystems alot);
- The motherboard must be mounted horizontally;
- I do not want to see harddisks, casefans, psu or ssd's;
- The filtertechniques and airflow idea's that i will use should be refreshing and hopefully alot better then what is currently standard practise in the cases we buy every day;
- I hope the total build is going to be silent enough for my taste;
I will try to post progress pictures of sub assemblies and conceptdrawings when i actually have something to show you guys and girls. Maybe some lonely user find some concepts that i am trying to incorporate in my case intriguing enough to post a reply, suggestion, flame, opinion or even spam. All comments are welcome here, even dirty comments:D
That is about it, so lets just start with the first small update people will might have some interest in.Escher's Airintake Assembly
Today I engineered the first steps towards basic concept of my triangular airintake assembly which i wanted to share.
I named this multiple filterconcept after the artist Escher, who made these complicated drawings.
This because the feeling i get when watching his pictures, resembles quite well how challenging designing this small concept felt like (alot of nooks and crannies believe me). This airintake should grant each fan 284.5% more filterarea then a standard flat fanfilter assembly
. I am also engineering a square intakeassembly which has about 803% more flatfilter surface area
(if my calculations are correct, i believe so), but that one will not be used in this computercase as it is quite a bit larger then the assembly shown in this update.
I doubled the filter area per intakefan and used cassettefilters, this increased the the total effective filterarea to such a large amount that i could reach 284.5% more surface area for the air to travel through. I assume my design will grant a lower pressuredrop and airspeed over the airfilters, which should result in less noise and alot more airflow per fan (if you compare it to, lets say, a standard dmce flatfilter). In this way i assume that I will need less fans or could use higher quality filters preventing even smaller dustparticles from entering my case. I thought that the design could maybe spark others to try different and better filter or airflow designs, then the suppliers offer us.