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    Custom WC case [2x360 rads]

    I always wanted to try my self in building a custom case. After i got acquainted with water cooling, I stated thinkin what is the best way to place rads inside the case. And also wanted to make a mobile and easy assebled case
    Here is what my thoughts look like in 3d:

    This is my first big work in 3dMax.
    It is not finished yet. But the main part is complete. Just need a bit help or advice.
    I used alu frame to strenthen the case. And 5 mm plexiglass to cover it all around. the planned size is 660x600x240 or 660x600x220
    So any thought are welcome.
    Thanx in advance
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    hmmm...a bit different...but i like it so far...lots of potential...keep at it
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    get as much room as possible behind the mobo. you will thank yourself.

    but that has alot of potential with the rads like that.

    also another idea a spot for a 3rd one up top

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    I like it a lot...but if you are going for a true WC case, may I suggest flip the motherboard vertically so the GPU blocks can be seen? Oh an make sure to put routing/holes for cable management.

    Other than that wonderful job, I really like the white too

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    @stangracin3
    The space between mobo tray and side panel is 15 mm. If i increace it 10mm more the hole width of the case will also increase by 10mm. That is if width is 220mm.
    About another rad up top - it wont fit there, because of the control buttons and dials will be set ont the top panel there and there is not enought thickness to fit rad and fan, not to mention th shroud.

    @wonderdog
    The vertical mobo orientatation is really awesome. But can manage to create a mobo tray for it and also a tray for wires and powercords.
    The gpu block will be seen clearly because of high mobo tray setment
    About the color, i havent decided yet. This is my project color, not final. It can be anyone you like, as long as you find plexiglas of that color.
    As for me, i prefer black.

    2 all - thank for coments, new pics coming soon
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    I like the basic layout of the case, but I would make the airholes alot smaller, allthough it affects airflow it would imo look alot better, but I could guess you made them this big because its easier in 3dmax? It could be cool with a custom softmounted spot for the pump?
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    Is it designed to house a Monsta?

    Great looking case I can't wait to see finished peice
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    No, it is not hard to make smaller holes, in fact, i had made those hole 2 times smaller in the begining, but didnt like the look of it. Also it is harder to make that small holes using lazer cutter. I am using acryl, not metal.
    I'll think about the softmouned spot for a pump(s)
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    Sorry, but no Monsta. It wont fit, it is too long
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    couple of comments from an ape...

    1) true WC'ing case, isolate the radiator compartment so that air flow does not flow into MB or components.
    2) decent airflow over MB
    3) able to easily removable air filter before the radiator
    4) take a close look at TJ07... love their build... a solid C frame with 2 vertical L brackets in back, then midplate to hold it together... simple and yet... well executed.
    5) vertical MB aligment, google some pics of the Voodoo case... nicely done imo.

    that's all...

    love the use of Hex on the back... a bit much in the side, imo... but meh.. it's just me...
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    Thanx big ape
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    love it

    +1 for a built in ddc mount (or 2)... maybe on top of the hard drive area?

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    maybe on top of the hard drive area?
    exactly
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    Here are the pics of the alu frame:


    the color scheme is not final. only to show details
    Last edited by SpuTnicK; 06-14-2009 at 12:23 PM.
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    Am here how it looks on the inside:

    edit*removed due to changes in design*

    COMMENTS ARE WELCOME
    Last edited by SpuTnicK; 12-22-2010 at 01:21 AM.

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    cant find voodoo case. can you link me?
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    Need dimension of the cord and wire tray on the top for vertical mobo mount. Does any have them?
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    can we go inverted ATX ? :P

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    Sure we can, but it will be more difficult to place tubes.
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    Hu13caP,

    you can google for Voodoo Omen and check link for images. you'll find a lot of pics of the various versions of it.

    as for your frame design, i noticed from the exterior design that the top-front-bottom is a unibody, much like the TJ07... and given that it also has the ridges to support the side panels, it will also add to rigidity of the structure.

    also consider the fact that you'll add vertical risers for the bay devices, that attached to a midplate, i feel that it will give strong and rigid structure, not needing so many L frames.

    seriously, take a very close look at the TJ07 case... it is a C shape that is held by 2 vertical L and midplate... the vertical risers in the bay devices also adds to the strength of the case as well...

    i've taken a bit of pics of the TJ07 and will try to post some soon.
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    kinghong1970,

    I searched for Voodoo Omen pics/ And all I could find is the exterior pics. Havent interior ones

    as for your frame design, i noticed from the exterior design that the top-front-bottom is a unibody, much like the TJ07... and given that it also has the ridges to support the side panels, it will also add to rigidity of the structure.

    also consider the fact that you'll add vertical risers for the bay devices, that attached to a midplate, i feel that it will give strong and rigid structure, not needing so many L frames.

    seriously, take a very close look at the TJ07 case... it is a C shape that is held by 2 vertical L and midplate... the vertical risers in the bay devices also adds to the strength of the case as well...
    I've got the main idea - to use less L frames. But didn't quite get with the explanation. Probably of my english level.
    You can post the pics you have teken (with comments) here. It be very helpful if you point out your tips with arrows on the pisc.

    Pics update:
    air movement in case
    edit*removed due to changes in design*

    Blizzy
    can we go inverted ATX ? :P
    edit*removed due to changes in design*

    And to compare tube routing:
    edit*removed due to changes in design*

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    If you noticed something that has to be changed or replaced or added, please, be free to use these pics and arrow pointers and repost them to show exactly what you are speaking about. It be much easier fo me to understand.
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    Looking great

    Whats the space betwen those rad brackets and case sidepanel ? Will it fit 38mm fans + shrouds or something similar ?

    Any idea on costs ?

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    the space is enough to fiit 38mm fans + 30mm shrouds on both sides
    Havent calculate the whole cost. But tn e alu frafe is goin to be cheap, maybe 30-35$
    The main cost is 5 mm black acryl and laser cutting it. I thitnk 100-150$ will be enough.
    The problem is i cant find or make(using CNC) those corner conectors i've came up with (the dark ones): 4 in front and 4 in the back
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    Hu13caP,

    here's some pics i've gathered from here and there...
























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    Inverted ATX is seks....I like.

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