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Hey guys, here is the owners thread. Original post from the artisan thread below:

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"Project mATX is an expertly designed case based on the smartly designed, and highly successful, Compact Splash. I look forward to using it for my personal system." - CNN

"Look no further because we have found THE case to end all cases. That case is Project mATX." - MSNBC

"Can a case get any more well designed? I don't think so. This thing is a tank and sure weighs like one!" - Fox News

About the Case

I designed this case to fill a need in my life; that need was for an mATX version of the Compact Splash. The Compact Splash case was a very successfully designed case by She Loved E here on the OCN forums. Compact Splash featured support for mITX motherboards and full length cards. The case also featured support for a full water cooling loop consisting of 240mm and 120mm radiators as well as dedicated mounting points for a small DDC pump and reservoir setup. Other features include support for SFX PSUs and easy access to mounting points for two 2.5in drives. All of these features were things I wanted to carry over into my design. so I set out to design my own mATX version of the Compact Splash. I loved the rugged design of the Compact Splash and wanted to keep a lot of those same design aspects such as the vents for the fans and location of the PSU. There were a few things I changed however. I moved the mount locations for the drives underneath the motherboard and designed a standalone pump bracket that can be mounted to any set of of holes on a 120mm sized radiator. I also wanted to keep the case within the 20 liter mark. I'm proud to announce that all of these goals were accomplished.

From the beginning of this project, I knew that I wanted to offer this case to the general public. I knew there was a fair sized amount of demand for an mATX version of the Compact Splash and that was what compelled me to design this case. I wanted others to share the excitement of owning a case designed by one of the forum members. This process was a long one which began back in May of 2015. I knew exactly what I wanted the case to look like but I wasn't one-hundred percent on how to get there. I knew I had to create the 3D design or spend countless hours and money on having someone else draw up a design. In comes SolidWorks. I hadn't used SolidWorks before but knew this program was highly regarded in the professional realm as a quality tool for 3D design. Luckily for me, SolidWorks was a fairly intuitive program to learn, minus the few quirks here and there. I had previous modeling experience using Rhino 4.0 back in high school but remembered that Rhino lacked a lot of important features such as a conversion to sheet metal tool. I spent the better part of May in front of my computer modeling the case. You can read all about the process of designing my case starting here.

Once I had my design where I wanted it, I contacted a few manufacturers. After exchanging ideas with some different manufacturers, I eventually settled on Sliger Designs to manufacture my prototypes. After a few emails back and forth, I was confident that I would receive a quality product from them. Sure enough, when I received my prototypes, I was blown away by the quality. Sliger Designs exceeded my expectations on the case. They did make a few design tweaks to the original design but nothing major to take away from the overall look I was going for. I am very pleased with the cases I received from them and hope you guys will love them as well. You can see the pictures of the prototypes here and here.

Case Compatibility

I tried to design the case to accommodate as large a range of products as I could while sticking to that less than 20 liter mark.

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Internal compatibility:

• Support for both mATX and mITX boards
• Support for two 2.5in drives
• Support for full length cards*
• Support for SFX and SFX-L PSUs (full size PSUs with the ATX PSU add-on kit)
• Support for three 240mm radiators up to 30mm thick on bottom and 45mm thick on top and front
• Support for DDC/D5 pump reservoir combos up to a total height of 180mm** (must leave room for connections to top radiator)

Other features include: space above front radiator to mount an Aquaero (version without display) or Poweradjusts/Fabwerk, 5 PCIe slot design which allows for support of cards in the bottom slot of motherboards, heavy duty construction out of 2mm thick, high quality aluminum, and support for taller cards***

*, ** Full length cards can only be used when using a pump/reservoir combo that is less than 100mm in height
*** The measured distance from motherboard to side panel is approximately 150mm. Please check to see if your card with water block will fit

Price of Case

The price of the case is $300 + shipping. What is included in the box:

• Your specific case number finished in the color of your choice
• All the screws needed to mount your motherboard and 2.5in drives, as well as PCIe cards
• A DDC pump mount AND a D5 pump mount
• Extra screws

You will need to provide mounting assembly for your specific radiator and your own 16mm LED switch.

Additional Options

I will also have some additional options you can purchase along with the case. The options are:

Acrylic Side Panel your choice of clear or smoked acrylic. Price: $15

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ATX PSU Mount Kit allows you to mount full size ATX PSUs on the front 240mm mount point. Price: $25

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Additional Comments

If you guys have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! If you have questions about the payment process, please PM me. If you have general questions about the case, please post in here! I will be updating this thread very often letting you guys know the status of the cases and will update you with pictures of the cases being manufactured along the way.

Thanks! - Jeffinslaw
 

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I will have my funding to begin my 1080 sli build hopefully at the beginning of 2017 but hopefully sooner. Before I begin I have to get it re powder coated though and I'm not sure what color scheme I want to go with yet. I was thinking about adding RGB lighting so I should probably stick with neutral colors so they don't clash.

what do you guys think?
 

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I will have my funding to begin my 1080 sli build hopefully at the beginning of 2017 but hopefully sooner. Before I begin I have to get it re powder coated though and I'm not sure what color scheme I want to go with yet. I was thinking about adding RGB lighting so I should probably stick with neutral colors so they don't clash.

what do you guys think?
green, nvidia's green xD
 

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Am I right that these cases are long gone and not available for purchase anymore?
All 25 production cases have been sold! I highly doubt I will be doing another production run again. Best bet is to hang around until someone gets tired of their case and decides to sell it.

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All 25 production cases have been sold! I highly doubt I will be doing another production run again. Best bet is to hang around until someone gets tired of their case and decides to sell it.

-Jeffinslaw
Too unfortunate, but thanks for the info.
 

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any idea where i could get that cable for the PSU relocation? or maybe i could buy the PSU relocation kit. really i would just need the backplate and wire. no need for theactual mount (long shot) ? im getting pretty close to finishing up the build just working on some custom bits
 

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any idea where i could get that cable for the PSU relocation? or maybe i could buy the PSU relocation kit. really i would just need the backplate and wire. no need for theactual mount (long shot) ? im getting pretty close to finishing up the build just working on some custom bits
My suggestion would be to make one yourself. That way, you can make it the exact length you need and use any special plugs you might want. Get yourself one of these:

http://www.alliedelec.com/rs-pro-488191/70639001/?mkwid=sEYI0yN1K&pcrid=141459973808&gclid=CjwKEAiAuc_FBRD7_JCM3NSY92wSJABbVoxBqMyA4d4_7Jvvvr8DccXflY6dWdd-lKjgV9bX8S0siRoCkqXw_wcB

And use either an existing power supply cord or purchase another one.

Good luck!

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My suggestion would be to make one yourself. That way, you can make it the exact length you need and use any special plugs you might want. Get yourself one of http://www.alliedelec.com/rs-pro-488191/70639001/?mkwid=sEYI0yN1K&pcrid=141459973808&gclid=CjwKEAiAuc_FBRD7_JCM3NSY92wSJABbVoxBqMyA4d4_7Jvvvr8DccXflY6dWdd-lKjgV9bX8S0siRoCkqXw_wcB[URL=http://[/URL]]these and use either an existing power supply cord or purchase another one.

Good luck!

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sweet that works perfectly. I'm guessing its a pretty basic / Positive / Negative / Ground / set up? would it be hard to make it pretty?
 

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sweet that works perfectly. I'm guessing its a pretty basic / Positive / Negative / Ground / set up? would it be hard to make it pretty?
Pretty much, its basically just a mains cable extension. If you want it pretty, some heat shrink and sleeving should do the job easily.
 

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Super rough but the general layout that I'm going for. What do you guys think? Also do you guys think it would be possible to run SLI 1080 stix with the i7 7700k with only 360mm of rad or would that be too much heat for the rads?

EDIT: with some quick Google searches it seems most people would say that you should go with 120mm of rad per component + an extra 120mm to top it off. But it seems that people have been saying this for years. Is it possible that with the advancement in power efficiency that you don't need as much rad anymore?
 

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You should be able to get a dual rad in the front with the pump mounted to it and still be able to fit dual GPUs.

Oops didnt notice that you were using an atx powersupply vs a sfx.
It's actually a SFX-L and the pump is just a tad bit to tall to fit up front with my long ass GPU

I'd be golden if I would just fit a 240mm rad in the bottom but I don't think I could fit one with a second GPU in there
 

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It's actually a SFX-L and the pump is just a tad bit to tall to fit up front with my long ass GPU

I'd be golden if I would just fit a 240mm rad in the bottom but I don't think I could fit one with a second GPU in there
Ah gotcha

I went the no res direction, cause I hate myself. Forgive the bad pictures, but heres how I have mine set up.





 

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Crappy pictures or not it's always helpful to see someone else's build! I'd rather just stuck with a single GPU but I'm running a 1440*3440 display @ 100hz and it sucks when I can't get a steady 60+fps. I keep telling myself to wait for the TI to come out before I upgrade but I get GPU fever when I see all the news haha. Maybe I'll just have to see where overclocking the 1080 will get me and then wait for the 1180ti ?
 

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Hello all,

I was wondering if I could be added to the owners club list?

I'm about to begin a build in #003, with the first step being a full respray from a local powdercoating group. If anyone's interested, I should have an update sometime later this week.




Thanks!
 
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