Recent content by Colinreay

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    Concept MK2 - Aluminum Extrusion Case

    Thank you both! You just saved me a lot of frustration and money. Yeah, the Metis and my design definitely share the inverted tower layout with rounded edges. Hopefully, some of my design choices make the case unique! The overall dimensions are 281x170x254 (or about 12.1L). I'm a huge fan of...
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    Concept MK2 - Aluminum Extrusion Case

    Thank you for the advice, Till! I am using Fusion 360 for the renders. I appreciate your insight into the potential problems with cutting 3mm aluminum - I was definitely not aware of that. I'll need to do some more research. An acrylic version would be a great, lower-cost option without having...
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    Concept MK2 - Aluminum Extrusion Case

    Hi all! I am excited to share my new project. Meet Mk2. My goal is to create an affordable, elegant case that is easily modifiable by the end-user. The enclosure’s frame is built around the 3mm thick aluminum front and rear panels, connected at each corner by a curved aluminum extrusion...
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    My take on a SFF tower

    This case is awesome!!! Great work! I like how you nested all of the parts into a single piece to be laser cut. Great way to reduce costs.
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    Prototype Adventures with RGB

    Thanks, CC Ricers! I used a Duplicolor flat black finish for the final coats. I tried Rustoleum and Krylon and just couldn't get them to produce a consistent finish. To be fair, the problems I encountered with the other spray paints can be attributed to my bad painting skills. Duplicolor cans...
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    Prototype THE TINY BOY'S ADVENTURE! - Join me through the wonderful story of a tiny case... of 3.68L

    Hehe, I do plan to add some filters in the future, just haven't gotten around to it yet :). The Voronoi pattern is looking super sexyyy. Keep it up! I like the passion that you're bringing to the project.
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    Prototype Adventures with RGB

    Thank you! Appreciate the kind words, Phuncz! The XPS 700 design is truly timeless; Dell struck gold back then. The grill does wonders to diffuse the LED's. a) Right now, all of the LED's are controlled by an Arduino Uno. I wired the Arduino up to the internal USB header on the motherboard...
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    Prototype Adventures with RGB

    Hey everyone! I hope you are doing well and staying healthy during this difficult time. I'm neither in the anti or pro RGB camp but, to celebrate Corsair acquiring the forum /s, I thought it was suitable to test out a case with some LED's. I recently got a shiny new 3D printer, so making a...
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    Prototype THE TINY BOY'S ADVENTURE! - Join me through the wonderful story of a tiny case... of 3.68L

    This is awesome. I'm glad that you are sharing the full journey of creating a product with us. Joshua Sniffen has also been an inspirational and educational figure for me. Smart, talented people openly sharing their ideas and techniques (like you!) pushes the community forward. I remember...
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    Prototype "Universal" fan mounting grid

    I'm excited to see where this goes! I've made a uniformly spaced slotting design before in CAD - I think I made the slots 6 or 6.5mm wide and the 105/124.5mm mounting holes wouldn't exactly sit in the middle of the slot, but were close enough to center for screw clearance. If you'd like, I can...
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    Prototype $50 10L Laser Cut Case

    Definitely agree with you here. I already have my top panels cut, but adding additional mounting provisions for top mounted fans is a smart move going forward. I've found 3D printing GPU shrouds is actually pretty viable. Here's one I made for my GTX 1050 which I've used for the past year or...
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    Prototype $50 10L Laser Cut Case

    Thank you! I think a 2060 is probably the reasonable limit for a GPU - you could theoretically fit a 2070 with a slim 15mm intake fan on top but I'd still be worried about thermals. I'll let you know once they become available! I'm aiming to have some ready by mid-next week. Very true. I...
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    Prototype $50 10L Laser Cut Case

    Here's the case with a 180mm card. You have a few extra mm of clearance, but I wanted to account for GPU's that might be a little longer than advertised. I could have made the case a liter or two smaller, but I felt that the slightly bigger size was worth the tradeoff for component...