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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    After having another look at the current state of the case project, I realized by eliminating these outer "pillars" (see image in the last post), I do not have any support for the side panels to rest on. This might introduce a bit of flex to the side panels (not 100% sure about it, if its going...
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    Some updates: I tested two more riser cables: (1) Kolink 30cm x16 (seems to be identical to the Phanteks 30cm x16 multi-lane cable) (2) Linkup 30cm x16 multi-lane. The Kolink one gave me bigger performance issues than the Linkup cable. On average, I saw a performance drop of 2% with the Kolink...
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    so, here is a quick update. i was ordering two pcie riser cables to try out. it was the silverstone rc03 multiple lane cable (total length including connectors = 27cm) and the ezdiy-fab single sleeve cable (total length including connectors = 25cm). i didnt test the performance of these cables...
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    im using an i5-8400 with a gtx 1650 super... unfortunately, the prices are high for acrylic sheet at my place, due to some virus... so the project is temporary on hold. but i am testing different pcie risers atm.
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    So I played a bit more with the design. I am goining to draw one version with the current orientation (mainboard in standard orientation) and one design inverted. Furthermore, I played around with a not so boring ventilation cutout design for the top and bottom panel. One is of course more...
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    There is no space for that. I try to focus on good active ventilation for CPU and GPU and pasive ventilation from bottom to top, using the sandwich design to compartmentalize those two heat sources and their ventilation needs. For that reason, I have no mainboard cutout to reach the back side...
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    Game Streaming - is it here to stay?

    Since I have not found any existing thread, I would like to hear your opinions on game streaming and if you would use such service? Game streaming is not something new. As I remember, there were several attempts to introduce such services in the past years. I suppose most of us here on...
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    Actually, the tray is very sturdy. No flex at all. I'll go with 3/2mm sheets still, but if the second model is causing too many issues, I will consider beefing up ;) Sadly, I had no time in the past days to work on the case/project but there will be some time ahead :)
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    The GPU has arrived, a MSI GTX 1650 Super Aero ITX OC card. I had to decide between the aforementioned 1650s and a MSI GTX 1060 Aero ITX 6GB card. Of course, power consumption is important to me but the 1060 got 6GB VRAM and the 1060 Aero ITX variant got a better cooling solution, especially a...
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    I was handling the case with the mainboard for a bit and I checked the case for weak spots. I came to the conclusion, that 3mm sheets are fine for now. It look quite week at first but after glueing the panels together, I was surprised how sturdy the construction is. If the bottom piece would...
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    The concept and the actual prototype
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    Prototype SMPL - 4L Case "Ikea-Style"

    Introduction This project is meant to be a personal one. I have never designed a case before, so I do start from zero, literally. The general goal is the learning experience (tech and designing wise) as well as the finished build in the end. I am not using any fancy tools/programs, keeping it...
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    Power Supply A Guide to 12V PSU

    just looking for different powering options for 65w cpu (in my case i5 8400) + 1650 super/1060 + RAM + M.2 would the uhp-200-12 be fine or should i go for the 350w version? i have found one build running a ryzen5 1400 + 1060 usind the 200w unit + pico 160xt, seemingly without any issues. since...
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    Power Supply Dual AC/DC setup for powered GPUs

    got the 6pin gpu connector today too. lets do some soldering work later that day. if i do not succeed in running the pc with a dual power brick setup "the dumb way" (looking to buy the 1650 super) i might just try to get a 1650 for cheap (used) and continue running on 75w gpu's.
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    Power Supply Dual AC/DC setup for powered GPUs

    so i ended up still trying out the aforementioned plan to power a gpu with the 12v 192w power brick. i bought a new miniDin to miniFIT-JR adaptor to solder a 6pin peg adaptor to the old adaptor and here is what i got: the right adaptor is the one i got with the 160xt + 192w brick, the left...