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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-02-2020, 06:43 AM - Thread Starter
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When you're fed up with bad case selection

You design your own case I'm fed up with the constraints that case builders have, needing to facilitate space for 3.5" drives, 2.5" drives, 5.25" bays, multi-system cases etc.

100% Aluminum
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7x140mm intake fans
1x120 intake fan
480 SR2 Push Pull Exhausting
480 SR2 Push Pull Exhausting
240 SR2 Push Pull Exhausting
Dedicated cutout for Aquaero 6 above 240
Radiators mount behind motherboard tray in rear chamber, cut outs for radiator port access
Outside Dimensions 23.1 x 22 x 10
Can take an 11 inch wide EATX board
Left side panel is tempered glass (not shown)

Still working out the front I/O and Button location and whether or not i want to add another 480 in the roof.

Working on a good water jet facility to do the cutting, very open to suggestions if you have any!
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you know im getting some caselabs vibes here. And honestly considering CL is no longer around and 3d printing/CNC is a big thing now im suprised that a CL duplicate hasnt come out of the woodwork.

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You design your own case I'm fed up with the constraints that case builders have, needing to facilitate space for 3.5" drives, 2.5" drives, 5.25" bays, multi-system cases etc.

100% Aluminum
Removable MB tray (slides out the back)
7x140mm intake fans
1x120 intake fan
480 SR2 Push Pull Exhausting
480 SR2 Push Pull Exhausting
240 SR2 Push Pull Exhausting
Dedicated cutout for Aquaero 6 above 240
Radiators mount behind motherboard tray in rear chamber, cut outs for radiator port access
Outside Dimensions 23.1 x 22 x 10
Can take an 11 inch wide EATX board
Left side panel is tempered glass (not shown)

Still working out the front I/O and Button location and whether or not i want to add another 480 in the roof.

Working on a good water jet facility to do the cutting, very open to suggestions if you have any!

So a Caselabs case? Great idea!

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I think the caselabs idealogy in their cases is a fantastic framework.

I would like to see more done with the imagination like this feller here on a regular basis though.

Caselabs design is still caselabs design. I myself would let it be, Tt can remain in crosshairs themselves.

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Lot of us are in your boat. I would love to get an caselabs case quality and design commissioned but it just costs too much.

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i'm about to toss 3x 480SR2 into my stuff as well

I was fed up with cases when 900D launched, so I went CaseLabs.

looking back, i should've gotten a second, and a third.

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Im planning on building one out of wood to accommodate 2x 560s.
Mass loaded vinyl and foam for sound proofing. Both intake & exhaust muffled to an absurd degree. The PSU will exhaust inside, decoupled from rear via an arcade power switch.
A big dumb silent(as i can make it) box under the desk.

Will use carcass (motherboard tray and rear panel - i/o & pci slots) from regular case. Front i/o from a Fractal R6.

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sounds like the exact opposite of my spare computer that mounts everything on either side of a plywood board.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-05-2020, 02:55 PM - Thread Starter
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Fashion open loop pisses me off.

Sad that it comes down to designing your own case because the industry is so tied around the finger of 1x120 is enough for each major component or 2x120 if overclocking. That is such crap guidance I can't even fathom where or why that stupid guideline is a thing. It blows my mind that people would go to all the work, planning, time to build a custom loop to settle for 10c or worse Air-Water deltas. At that point... just buy a Noctua cooler and be done with it lol. If you have to turn your open loop fans over 1200 to beat the NH-D14 it's a complete waste imho.

Then, on top of that, you get cases like the 011d. While pretty and somewhat functional, they completely waste space and take what could be amazing and leave it mediocre by leaving it slightly too narrow and too shallow. Even worse, the 011XL... w t f, like, make it 2 inches taller and deeper for 480s please.

I just cannot understand investing the cash/time to build an open loop to settle for aircooling level of performance, blows my mind.

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