[WORKLOG] Custom ITX case with small custom loop

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    Awesome. So enough space for an SFX PSU, ITX GPU? 140 rad at front?
     
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    Yeah so it's designed to accommodate an ITX mobo, ITX GPU, SFX PSU and an EK MLC 140 rad/pump/res combo. With a 120mm AIO in the front you should fit up to a 250mm GPU.
     
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    Impressive mate, very tidy use of space. Should look awesome! :thumbup:
     
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    So made a few changes to the design - made it very slightly bigger - but now the case has more options, such as a 270mm GPU and a 120mm AIO/custom loop which means you can fit up to a 2080ti in the case now.

    I know there are cases with more efficient packaging that support 240mm rads, but the point in this case was to fit specific hardware and avoid things like riser cables and maintaining a linear airflow path so air doesn't get trapped over major components - something the nCase M1 suffers from with the side mounted rad design.
     
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    Final design and about to start work on the final product :D
     
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    Man thats a gr8 looking little case DO IT! Do it NOW!
     
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    Thanks Bolter, Work has begun on the aluminium extrusions so it's underway :)

    Glad I opted for the different design as Scorptec has a deal on the Zotac 2080 dual fan reference card which is $999 - so I'm gonna pick one of those up in the next couple of weeks and have decided to grab one of BeQuiet's Silent Loop 120mm AIO's since it uses G1/4" fittings, has copper radiator and cold plate and has a decent pump - so I can swap out the fittings and tube for something more custom and just top it up with the fill port on the radiator - will have to see if I can manage a full loop with solid fittings in this config but will wait and see!

    I think I'm just gonna rename this thread and make it the build log for this case, since the Build Logs sub-forum is pretty dead :lol:
     
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    Eagerly awaiting the build. Zotac 2080 should chew threw everything nicely! I hv been considering a cheap 2080 Zotac or Inno and put an EK block on it, but cant quite justify the upgrade.

    man its so funny!
    check out yours and my build logs - complete opposite :lol:
    definitely not bigger is better, I really would like to build a micro someday.
    Hows the heat in those babies?
     
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    ITX systems aren't usually that much hotter, the key things to ensure are ample component airflow. Since the GPU is against the bottom which is mostly open with a gap it will take in cool air that's not polluted by other parts, the CPU's rad is on the front where there's heaps of ventilation and it's a thick 120mm rad so I don't see any issues with heat at all.

    Some ITX cases like the nCase M1 use a similar footprint/size but can support 240mm rads, however these are side mounted and there's not additional airflow to move the heat from the inside so things heat up quite a lot.

    Will just have to wait and see though, I don't feel like there will be any temperature issues though - unless I heavily overclock.
    Will decide if I want to OC, or run the fans at a lower speed for silence.
     
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    Corner extrusions are done!

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    So when are you selling these and how much? :D

    Looks fantastic. Watching thread. ;)
     
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    I often find that if you upload links from Imgur that the link is missing the .jpg at the end. If you copy the link, paste it into the image box at the top of the post, check to see if the extension is there. If not, simply add the .jpg and your link will work.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that, you're 100% correct and I've linked the images in above!
     
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    If you guys want to see the continuation of the case development, check out my Build Log thread here

    I'm going to update this case once I have started doing the actual watercooling side of things.
     
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    Jesus some fine machining there! WD
     
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    Looking forward to see this thing up and running mate :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks guys I'll update this thread once I have the case later this week - not sure how I ended up with 2 threads, I spose one was for the case and one was for the build itself... Oh well, Ratzz you can see the finished case here - probably will have all the watercooling done in the next month or so :)
     
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    Trouble is you may have to give up your day job for Custom case requests, o7 (until you get some imported labour)
     
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    Thats amazing, you powder coating?
     

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