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07-14-2020 02:55 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Duality92 View Post
Should post this on SFFN (https://smallformfactor.net/)

Glad to see you've dived in SFF
Second that, pretty much the entire SFF community has either moved there and/or to the r/SFFPC subreddit.

All the SFF related threads on OCN are dead as a doornail.
07-13-2020 02:14 PM
Duality92 Should post this on SFFN (https://smallformfactor.net/)

Glad to see you've dived in SFF
07-07-2020 08:48 PM
Spotswood I cut some "foot tabs" to provide room to mount larger/taller feet.

12-28-2019 06:23 PM
Spotswood I finally finished the side panels.

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11-14-2019 11:23 PM
Spotswood Refining the PSU mounting bracket continues.

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The bracket was tweaked to allow removing the intrusive support beam:

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35mm thick fans could be used with a 185mm long GPU:

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The fabrication of the top sheet was flawless.

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Finally, completed the SSD/HD mounting bracket .

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11-12-2019 10:04 AM
Spotswood Also working on a smaller, simpler variation of the OP case design (for ITX-size GPUs).

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09-26-2019 11:52 AM
skupples makerbeam = adult erector set.

i r in love. Will definitely find a use for this stuff when I build my new desk.
09-26-2019 11:42 AM
Spotswood Spent some more time reducing the size of the case.

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Note the square corner posts in this model:

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Side panels could be any color or material. Black/ebonized oak would look beautiful.

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09-07-2019 10:06 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by Aenra View Post
I tell this to every maker willing to listen, so here goes to you too
Trends are a fact of life;
I remember hating my reading glasses, because they covered half my damned face (and i felt like an idiot); fast forward it a bit and it's a trend all of a sudden.. 15yr olds (of all real ages) walking around with 70s-styled glasses on them.. fashiun!111!
I could go on, but point hopefully taken.

So on topic, am aware it's the new trend to cram everything in as tight an enclosure as humanly possible; slap some needlessly overpowered GPU in it, must-have RGB on it and call one's self.. whatever it is they call themselves.
For normal people however, mITX used to be.. mITX really.. you'd use the integrated graphics, so barring that PSU lying somewhere inside the case, your sole 'worry' would be the HDDs. Tidy, logical. No empty space inside wasted. Amazing thing, logic, is it not.
Enter trends and what happens when everyone adhers to them, ie mITX cases about as deep as a full tower; why? Who knows?

Make something compact that doesn't expect the user to have a dedicated GPU; ie something that isn't almost 3 times as deep as it should; ie something resembling what once was a typical mITX case; the kind no one, but no one makes anymore.
Who knows huh, someone might buy it.
The design is pretty easy to reduce in size. Here is a modest reduction in height:

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09-03-2019 07:13 AM
Quote: Originally Posted by Spotswood View Post
Its 60mm/2.4-inches tall.
I guess you played it safe then, the longest connector I can think of is DVI at around 4cm with its cable bent.
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